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The New Jersey Hi-Railers and METCA are proud to offer a Lionel Legacy GP9 in authentic NYGL livery with the correct engine road number 1267.


The popular 1750-horsepower GP9 locomotive ranks as one of the most successful locomotives built by EMD. Almost 3,500 units were built from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s. Many GP9s remain in operation today. This engine will be right at home switching cars, hauling passenger cars or freight on railroads of any size!


This Legacy GP9 has all the same Legacy features as the previously released Lionel engines.


The purchase price of the engine is $575.00 which includes shipping.


Unfortunately we do not accept returns of cub cars or engines.


The pre-order time frame ends of February 17, 2024.


The expected delivery date is late 2024

To read more about the history of this railroad, look at our partner, METCA at

Lionel Legacy New York & Greenwood Lake GP9

SKU: 2401070
  • The New York & Greenwood Lake Railway which originated as the New York and Montclair Railroad was granted a state charter in 1867 to construct a passenger railroad from Jersey City to the New York State line at Greenwood Lake. Over the last 150 plus years the NYGL has had many owners including the Erie Railroad, Conrail, Norfolk Southern and New Jersey Transit. In 2012 daily ridership had a weekly average of 15,570 riders.

    The railroad changed ownership many times as it transitioned to a short line freight line under Conrail and Norfolk Southern until it ceased operations in 2012. In 2014, the EL 3372 (U34CH) was moved to Boonton, NJ for restoration by URHS, and the Erie 436 (SW9), has been moved to Ringoes, NJ for excursion service on the Black River and Western Railroad

    On June 10, 2019, the railway formally petitioned for abandonment, citing negotiations with the future property owner, effectively permanently ending operation of the Dundee Spur. All equipment was removed on February 28, 2020, and all cars were removed on October 26, 2020, by Morristown and Erie, marking the end of the NYGL. Soon after that move, the remaining tracks in Passaic, NJ were removed.


  • The New York and Greenwood Lake Railway (reporting mark NYGL) was a shortline railroad owned by James Wilson and based in Passaic, New Jersey. It operated primarily to service transfer station facilities for a few private companies, with a trans-load facility at its yard in Passaic. Cars ran on NYGL's trackage, the former Erie Railroad Dundee spur, to interchange with the Norfolk Southern Railway on New Jersey Transit's Bergen County Line in Garfield.

    Former owner Conrail slated the Dundee spur to close in 1996, but customer Atlantic Coast Fibers protested. As a result, Conrail sold the line. The transfer facility also serviced Phill-Con Services' construction debris receiving facility. Phill-Con used the Greenwood shed as a waste transfer station for shipment to Alabama from May 2005 through early 2009. That station became unprofitable with the downturn in constructions and the opening of the nearby Kearny landfill in January 2009, undercutting Phill-Con's disposal fees by $20 per ton.

    The shortline's name was taken from an earlier unrelated New York and Greenwood Lake Railway that merged into the Erie Railroad in 1943

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