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Arcade in Wyoming County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Locomotive #110

Class B-B Phase 1B (B/N12947)

 
 
Locomotive #110 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
1. Locomotive #110 Marker
Inscription. This engine was built by the General Electric Co. of Pennsylvania in 1941. It weighs 44 tons and produces 380 HP with 2 diesel engines. #110 was the first new piece of equipment ever purchased by the Arcade & Attica. It replaced the last steam locomotives used in regular freight service, making the A&A one of the first diesel operated railroads in the United States. It served as the primary engine along with sister engine #111 until 1984. Engine #110 was so successful economically and labor and cost effective that General Electric referenced the A&A in advertising to sell similar locomotives to other railroads.

The Whistle post is placed at the approach of a crossing along the tracks. The W casted in the cement posts signals to the engineer that he is approaching a crossing. The engineer then blows the whitle to warn on coming [sic] traffic. Two long blasts, a short blast and another long blast is the standard signal for trains entering an upcoming crossing.
 
Erected by Friends of the Arcade & Attica Railroad.
 
Location. 42° 32.086′ N, 78° 25.424′ W. Marker is in Arcade, New York, in Wyoming County. Marker can be reached from Church Street 0.1 miles north of West Main Street (New York State Route 39).
Locomotive #110 & Whistle Post image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
2. Locomotive #110 & Whistle Post
Touch for map. Marker(s) is next to the engine in a large public parking area behind the West Main Street businesses. Access to the parking area is via Church Street on the north side of NY Route 39 - West Main Street. The Arcade & Attica Railroad has been running excursions every year since 1962. It's station is on West Main Street. Park near the marker and walk along the track through an alley and cross West Main Street to the station. Marker is in this post office area: Arcade NY 14009, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Box Car #411 (a few steps from this marker); Caboose #303 (a few steps from this marker); 1941 1945 In Honor and Memory (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Frame House (approx. 2.5 miles away); Upper Cattaraugus Valley (approx. 2.9 miles away); Springville and Sardinia Railroad (approx. 3.6 miles away); Former Baptist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Salem Welsh Church (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arcade.
 
Regarding Locomotive #110. B/N on the marker means Builder's Number. B-B refers to the wheel (axle) arrangement. The swiveling trucks under an engine or railroad car hold the axles. B means means two powered
Whistle Post image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
3. Whistle Post
axles. B-B means this engine has two trucks, each with two powered axles. Phase is a term coined by locomotive enthusiasts (railfans) referring to changes made to a locomotive model over its production years; changes that can be visually spotted.
 
Also see . . .  Our History - Arcade & Attica Railroad. (Submitted on August 3, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Whistle Post image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
4. Whistle Post
Locomotive #110 & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
5. Locomotive #110 & Marker
Westward.
Engineer's Controls image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
6. Engineer's Controls
Engineer's View image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
7. Engineer's View
Northward view. The engine is adjacent to the active A&A track, but it sits on display track that is not connected to the active track. The engine is displayed with a boxcar and a caboose.
Other Side of Locomotive #110 image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
8. Other Side of Locomotive #110
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 3, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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