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Youngstown & Southern RR

 

This road started as a steam road and ended as a diesel freight road. The Y&S built from Youngstown to Columbiana (16 miles) in 1904. In 1907 it built another 3 miles to Leetonia where it connected with the Youngstown & Ohio River. At this time it was electrified.

From the very beginning, the Y&S was in the freight business, and interchanged with the Y&OR and the Pittsburgh Lisbon & Western (a steam road).

In 1916, after reorganization, the Y&S was the Youngstown & Suburban. In 1928, the Y&S came under the control of the Montour RR who wanted to use the line for an entry into Youngstown. In 1944 the name was changed back to Youngstown & Southern, and the next year the Y&S took over the PL&W, which was also controlled by the Montour.

Passenger service lasted until 1948, the last Ohio interurban. The Leetonia extension was abandoned later that year, and the line was dieselized before long. Later it became part of the Montour, which was the plan in 1928.

8 was built by Niles Car Co in 1907.  It was scrapped in 1926.

12 was built by Niles Car Co in 1907.  It was rebuilt as 50 in 1926 after the lightweights arrived.

14 was built by Kuhlman Car Co on June 2, 1915, #695,   It was scrapped in 1926 when the lightweight cars came.

22 was built by Kuhlman Car Co in February 1922, #772.  It was renumbered 200.

24 was built by Kuhlman Car Co in February 1922, #772.  It was renumbered 201.

300 was built by Osgood-Bradley in 1926.  It was wrecked early.

301 was built by Osgood-Bradley in 1926.

302 was built by Osgood-Bradley in 1926.

303 was built by Osgood-Bradley in 1926.

100 was built by Baldwin-Westinghouse in May 1917, #45660, as Monongahela-West Penn Public Service 1000. It was sold as Y&S 100 on June 25, 1920, amd scrapped in 1953.

101 was built by Baldwin-Westinghouse in May 1927, #60048, as Toledo & Western RR 405. It was sold as Y&S 101 in 1935 and scrapped in 1953.

102 was built by Baldwin-Westinghouse in January 1928, #60703.  It was scrapped in 1953.

After the PL&W was taken over, the Y&S operated steam again for a few years before dieselization.

Freight trains need cabooses.

The final operation was with a couple of diesels.

70, SW7, was built by Electro-Motive in November 1950 #13019 as Montour RR 70. It later was sold to D A Wilson Co and then to Mon Valley Transportation with no number.

71, SW7, was built by Electro-Motive in November 1950, #13020, as Montour RR 71. The remaining operation continued as the Pittsburgh Lisbon & Western and 71 became 887. It was painted with the additional name of Little Beaver Creek Valley RR for a tourist operation. Later the locomotive became Ohio Central RR 71.


Central Columbiana & Pennsylvania Ry.

In March 2001 the road was given another life. Rail Ventures Inc had acquired the railroad in 1996 for its scrap and real estate value. It was later purchased by the Columbiana County Port Authority, who contracted with the Dardanelle & Russellville for operation. The CC&P made its first run on May 31, 2001.

1151, GMD1m, was built by General Motors in October 1959, #A1748, as Canadian National 1051, Class GR-12w. It was rebuilt with four wheel trucks in 1986 and renumbered 1151. In February 1999 it was sold to the D&R and assigned to the Ouachita RR as 1151. In March 2001 it was shipped to Pennsylvania and relettered.

1155, GMD1m, was built by General Motors in October 1959, #A1752, as CNR 1055, Class GR-12w. It was rebuilt with four wheel trucks and renumbered 1155. In February 1999 it was sold to the D&R and was transferred to CC&P in June 2002.

663, GP9, was built by Electro-Motive in November 1954, #20004, as Florida East Coast 663. It went to CC&P in September 2002 and scrapped in June 2006.

667, GP9, was built by Electro-Motive in February 1957, #23129, as FEC 667. It went to CC&P in September 2002 and scrapped in April 2006.

670, GP9, was built by Electro-Motive in February 1957, #23131, as FEC 670. It went to CC&P in September 2002 and scrapped in April 2006.

673, GP9, was built by Electro-Motive in February 1957, #23135, as FEC 673. It went to CC&P in September 2002 and scrapped in April 2006.

676, GP9, was built by Electro-Motive in February 1957, #23138, as FEC 676. It went to CC&P in September 2002 and scrapped in April 2006.


Ohio & Pennsylvania RR

The CC&P was filed for bankruptcy in June 2004.  The Ohio & Pennsylvania RR. a subsidiary of Ohio Central RR,  began operation in December 2004 but they decided not to continue the operation.


Youngstown & Southeastern RR

The primary customer took the lease and contracted with Indiana Boxcar Co.  They formed Youngstown & Southeastern RR in November 2006.

IBXC 2097, GP7u, was built by Electro-Motive in December 1952, #17703, as Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe 2842, Class 2650.  It was rebuilt at Cleburne as 2097, Class 2050, in June 1977 and retired in March 1990.  It was sold as Indiana Hi-Rail Corp 2097 in 1990 and sold as Georgia Northeastern RR 2097 in 1991.  It was sold to Indiana Box Car Co as IBCX 2097 in 2004.  It was used on the Chesapeake & Indiana RR in 2005 and 2006 and YSER in 2007.  It was later retired.

 

 

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