Cliffside RR 2-8-0 No. 40
New Hope, PA, United States
Location: NH&I Railroad
Status: Operational
Posted: Feb 22, 2018 @ 06:02:44 by Ryan
Back in service as of November of 2017.
Posted: Jun 5, 2016 @ 19:06:42 by Bob Spudnik
Locomotive out of service since 2014 for extensive running gear work
Posted: Aug 14, 2011 @ 11:08:05 by New York Central
#40 has just gotten off a vewy thourough and very fast 1472 day inspection. She should now be running reliably for many more years.
Posted: Apr 17, 2007 @ 15:04:55 by Jonathan Eau Claire
It was actually the Valley Railroad's 97 in Connecticut, not 40
Posted: Apr 9, 2007 @ 21:04:26 by John Heid
I believe this locomotive recently ran into a garbage truck at a crossing while going backwards. No significant damage, still operational
Posted: Jan 29, 2006 @ 19:01:24 by Mitch Goldman

Old #40 was repainted in January 2006 to more closely resemble her origins as a Lancaster and Chester engine.  Paint scheme to remain until April of 2006.  Again, done for a few photo charters during the Winter.

Posted: Jul 8, 2005 @ 17:07:09 by Joe F.
In October of 2004, #40 was backdated to her Cliffside Railroad Paint scheme, for a photo freight. In Novemeber 2004, she was returned to her New Hope & Ivyland paint scheme. 
Posted: Aug 31, 2002 @ 09:08:42 by Doug Bailey
This locomotive was built to order for the Lancaster & Chester Railroad of Lancaster, South Carolina. The locomotive serves the New Hope & Ivyland RR and is known as "Old No. 40" at the NH&I. The locomotive has a top speed of 45 m.p.h. In 1947, No. 40 was sold to the Cliffside Railroad at Cliffside, North Carolina, where she served as a freight locomotive. In 1962 No. 40 was sold to Steam Trains, Inc., who planned to use the engine as a pattern for model trains. In 1966, Steam Trains, Inc., purchased 16.7 miles of the New Hope branch of the reading Railroad from New Hope, Pennsylvania, south to Ivyland. The line was renamed the "New Hope & Ivyland Railroad" and engine No. 40 along with engine 1533, a Canadian 4-6-0, and two ex-Army 0-6-0 switchers, were brought to new Hope to provide the motive power for this new steam powered tourist railroad. However, Engine No. 40 saw very little service on the New Hope & Ivyland until overhauled in 1974.