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Tioga Central Railroad

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Tioga Central Railroad

Tioga Central
Locale Tioga County, Pennsylvania
Dates of operation 1994–present
Track gauge (standard gauge)
Length 34 miles (55 km)
Headquarters Exton, Pennsylvania

The Tioga Central Railroad is a heritage railroad operating on a portion of the Wellsboro and Corning Railroad. It operates north from Wellsboro, Pennsylvania during the tourist season, which lasts from June to October.

Tioga Central Railroad Engine No. 506 waiting to depart for a Saturday excursion Image:BBQ Train.JPG|Dinner car for the All American BBQ Train with Ned, one of Tioga Central's conductors Image:TIOC on bridge.JPG|Tioga Central coming over Lawrenceville Bridge

Rolling stock

  • 14—An ALCO S-2. Built in 1947 in Schenectady, NY. #14 is a turbo-charged 6-cylinder, 1000 horsepower, 539 motor unit with Blunt trucks and friction bearings. It was acquired by the Tioga Central Railroad in 1984 and is an active locomotive.
  • 47—An ALCO RS-1. Built in 1945 for Washington Terminal Company. Became Amtrak #47 in 1984. Purchased by Tioga Central Railroad in 1986. Stored out of service, needs friction bearings, other repairs and restorations being considered to bring engine back into service.
  • 62—An ALCO RS-1. Built in 1950, is a turbo-charged 6-cylinder, 1,000 horsepower (750 kW) unit with friction bearing trucks. First used on the Washington Union Terminal Railroad in Washington, DC. Purchased for service by the Wellsboro & Corning Railroad in 2007, and is an active locomotive.
  • 240—An ALCO RS-1. Stored out of service.
  • 506—An ALCO RS-3. First built as an ALCO RS3 for the Delaware & Hudson RR in 1952. Rebuilt in 1975 as an RS3U with a 2,000 horsepower (1,500 kW), turbo-charged V-12-cylinder unit with 26 brakes, dynamic brakes and GG bearings. Acquired by the Tioga Central Railroad in 1989 and renumbered #506. It is an active locomotive.

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