Friday, September 27, 2013

Bucksgahuda & Western Railroad

Received the following from Kermit Geary, Jr.  Text and photos are his.  

Note: St. Marys, PA is about 25 miles north of I-80 and 100 miles east of the Ohio-Pennsylvania border. 

This is the Bucksgahuda & Western.  A privately owned 2-foot gauge rail operation at St Marys, PA.  It is open to the public only twice a year.  The Star locomotive is the #1...OTTO, a 1939 Henschel.  Other units include Vulcans, Plymouths, Brookvilles, and some home built critters.  The main-line features a descending grade of 22% and an ascending grade of 12%.  It may only be 2 foot and small, but it sounds like awesome.

the video links are provided here: