After initially deeming the recovery unfeasible, the Lumsden Heritage Trust has lifted the second locomotive from its watery bed.
It appears that the passenger cars, locomotives, freight cars and caboose of the former New York & Greenwood Lake are leaving Passaic for points unknown.
One hundred and thirty years of railroad history in Scott County could soon be over. RJ Corman will inform the federal government next week of its intent to abandon the former Tennessee Railroad line from Oneida in Scott County to Devonia in Anderson County.
Two 1885 V Class steam class locomotives were dumped in the Oreti River, north of Lumsden, in 1927, and efforts cranked up in earnest today to lift them out.
The historic Colorado and Southern Railroad’s 1896 Baldwin Locomotive #71, the tender and baggage car that presently sit at the entrance to the Grand Z Casino and Hotel parking garage, would be moved, restored and eventually put back into service as a tourist railroad.