Wellsville, Addison & Galeton
January 31, 1972
Parked at the Wellsville, Addison & Galeton's main yard in Galeton, Pennsylvania is this well-maintained wooden caboose. Also visible are several of the GE center-cabs that made up its motive power fleet before WA&G's acquisition in 1968 of three F7A's from Southern Pacific and this F7B (used only for spare parts due to a bent crankshaft) from Western Pacific.
For many years the WA&G's wood-sided boxcars bearing the slogan "The Sole Leather Line" like this one seen at the extreme left were a familiar sight around the country to railfans otherwise unaware of the line's existence. Needless to say the slogan derived from the presence of several large tanneries along the line.
This page posted 3/1/2018. Text and photo ©2018 Lamont Downs.