First, we need a train
NYS&W EMD SD 40-2 #3022, Middletown & New Jersey caboose C 380 (ex Erie), Pennsylvania Railroad Baggage car #9286, New York Central Tavern Lounge #43 and Hickory Creek (Pullman Lookout Lounge).
Starting out in Rochelle Park, NJ
Overheard in RP: “…the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Club donated a LOT of toys…” Well Done!
Toys For Tots 2013 chase video by Dan Morgan.
Next stop – Hawthorne NYS&W station
Hi-de-ho and off we go to Wycoff NYS&W station
Now arriving at Pompton Lakes NYS&W station
“Inside PRR baggage car 9286 on the NYSW Toys For Tots special, shot toward the end of the run at Pompton Lakes. The car was one-third full by this point, with most of the loads coming in at Pompton Lakes. Carolyn Hoffman of VRA mentioned that a ‘secondcar’ might be needed in 2014 given the load.” (Kevin Wong)
Last stop, Butler! Butler Museum
One (T4T Train) down, three more days to go!
All of this could not be possible without the help of the five railroads involved, three not-for-profit corporations and a whole lot of volunteer labor. More hands means less work!
The volunteers in no specific order: Kevin Phalon, Ralph Bonanno, Matt Phalon, Alex Abaza, Carolyn Hoffman, Allyson Ranuro-Smith, Bill Smith, Steve Zachowski, Steve Gerritsen, Mallory Wetton, Russell Sullivan, Joan Gauthier Hoffman, John McGuire, Chris Healy, Robert Rebner & John McCloskey Jr.
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