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ALL ABOARD SUSQUEHANNA NO. 142! POPULAR STEAM TRAIN RIDES RETURN TO NORTHERN NEW JERSEY

 ALL ABOARD SUSQUEHANNA NO. 142!
 POPULAR STEAM TRAIN RIDES RETURN TO NORTHERN NEW JERSEY
 COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Back by popular demand -- The New York, Susquehanna & Western Railway Corporation's famous hand- fired steam locomotive No. 142, along with several refurbished vintage passenger cars, will again be running sightseeing tours between Hawthorne and Butler, from Aug. 8 until Sept. 7.
 Joe Senchyshyn, vice-president of operations, reports: "The train has proven so popular in New Jersey that we decided to extend the schedule into the months of August and September. To further guarantee availability, the train will be operating on Thursdays and Fridays, as well as Saturdays and Sundays. There will be three 2 hour round-trips each day. Our train provides great summertime entertainment for the whole family, so we want to ensure that everyone gets a chance to enjoy it."
 A ride on No. 142 will deliver passengers back in time to the opulence of the 30s and 40s ... witness the sights of the New Jersey countryside, shop in the gift shop car, or enjoy light refreshments in the dining car. The cost is $10 for adults, and $6 for children under 12. Call 800-366-NYSW, Ext. "142" for schedule and ticket outlet information.
 The engine and vintage railcars are wholly owned and operated by The New York, Susquehanna & Western Railway Corporation, located in Cooperstown, N.Y.
 Susquehanna No. 142 and the vintage passenger cars resemble trains from an era long ago. The engine, with tender, weight approximately 154 tons, including 10 tons of coal and 6,000 gallons of water. The engine is hand-fired, which means someone has to shovel coal into the firebox to keep the fire hot enough to make steam. No. 142 is 14'6" high, 10'8" wide, and with tender, 75'3" long.
 In addition to the steam engine, the NYS&W maintains a unique fleet of passenger equipment. All of the vintage cars, built in the 1930's, 40's, and 50's, have undergone extensive renovation. The fleet includes ex-LIRR coaches, ex-NYC coaches, a diner and a gift shop car.
 The NYS&W is the operating arm of the Delaware Otsego Corp. (DOC), headquartered in historic Cooperstown, N.Y. The NYS&W is primarily a freight business, which is best known for its brightly painted "yellow jacket" locomotives. The railroad has an extensive stack-train business, with more than 450 miles of track linking Utica, Jamestown, Binghamton and Northern New Jersey.
 The Delaware Otsego Corporation is publicly owned, and is traded on the NASDAQ market under the symbol: DOCP. Further information on DOC can be obtained from William B. Blatter, senior vice president and chief financial officer, One Railroad Ave., Cooperstown, N.Y. 13326, 607-547-2555 ext. 506.
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 /CONTACT: Stephanie Savage of Hanbury & Associates, Inc., 315-422-4902/ CO: The New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway Corporation ST: New Jersey IN: LEI SU:


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