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octl_logoOil Creek & Titusville Lines

octl_state The Oil Creek & Titusville Lines operates a 17-mile shortline providing irregular freight service between Rouseville and Titusville in northwest Pennsylvania. The route is a former Conrail (ex Pennsylvania) branchline purchased in the early 1980s by local interests who formed the Oil Creek Railway Historical Society. This area is prime hardwood lumber territory, as well as a natural gas production area. The shortline provides plastic pellet and wax hauling for Titusville area industries, as well as locomotive servicing and train handling for the popular tourist trains that operate through the Oil Creek State Park. Interchange is with regional hauler Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad; cars are exchanged north of Oil City, at Rynd Farm. OCTL is associated with nearby New York & Lake Erie Railroad.

See also our Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad companion page in Preservation for ample tourist pictures

Motive Power

Oil Creek & Titusville Lines #3568

  • builder:Montreal Locomotive Works
  • model:M420W
  • type:B-B road switcher
  • built:1977, MLW #M6092-09
  • series:92 produced 1973-77
  • engine:MLW 251C (12 cyls, 2000 hp)
  • notes:
  • ex St. Thomas & Eastern
    ex Canadian National #3568
  • builder

    Oil Creek & Titusville #75

  • builder:American Locomotive Co.
  • model:S-2
  • type:B-B yard switcher
  • built:Mar 1947, ALCO #74973
  • series:1502 produced 1940-50
  • engine:ALCO 539T (6 cyl, 1000 hp)
  • notes:
  • ex New York & Lake Erie #75
    ex South Buffalo #75
    on lease to Oil Creek & Titusville
  • builder

    Oil Creek & Titusville #85

  • builder:American Locomotive Co.
  • model:S-2
  • type:B-B yard switcher
  • built:Mar 1950, ALCO #77060
  • series:1502 produced 1940-50
  • engine:ALCO 539T (6 cyl, 1000 hp)
  • notes:
  • to Oil Creek Railway Historical Soc, 1999
    normally standby locomotive
  • builder

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    Interchange

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    Links / Sources

    This page was updated on 2017-08-06