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The Silver Springs and Syracuse Railway Company was a privately held Class II railroad in the United States. The SS&SRC ran from Silver Springs, Maryland to Syracuse, New York, making it the longest Class II railroad, with most trains running for 5 hours and 45 minutes.

The railroad had connections with CSX, Norfolk Southern, and several other rail carriers.

Amtrak also ran several trains over the SS&SRC's long line.

The railroad mostly used trackage rights to run trains.

It started up in 1974 and was shut down in 2008.


Rolling stock

The SS&SRC mostly used second hand power. The railroad owned 14 A and 14 B EMD F2 units bought from Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México, 6 EMD FP10 units bought from the MBTA, 2 EMD FP7 A units bought from Canadian National, 1 EMD FP9 bought from Canadian Pacific (ex CP #1412, also known as the infamous "Choo Choo Motherfucker" locomotive), 6 Commonwealth Railways GM class units bought from Great Northern Rail Services in Australia, 1 Victorian Railways B class unit (which was later repatriated and is now under restoration with Steamrail Victoria), 2 EMD SD35 units (one bought from Norfolk Southern and had a high hood, the other was bought from CSX and did not have a high hood), and a China Railways JS steam locomotive.

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