Apples55 posted:

Another great pic from my Facebook feed... the caption reads:

”New Haven FL9 No. 2033 with train No. 10, the Murray Hill, arriving at New Haven, CT on July 21, 1968. A Roger Puta photo.

The EMD FL9 (New Haven Class EDER-5) was a dual-power electro-diesel locomotive, capable of diesel-electric operation and as an electric locomotive powered from a third rail. Sixty units were built between October 1956 and November 1960 by General Motors Electro-Motive Division for the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad”.

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Those FL-9s look clean and have decent paint considering that the New Haven had been in bankruptcy for about 7 years when this photo supposedly was taken and only another 5 months or so remained until it was merged into Penn Central.

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Another great pic from my Facebook feed... the caption reads:

”New Haven FL9 No. 2033 with train No. 10, the Murray Hill, arriving at New Haven, CT on July 21, 1968. A Roger Puta photo.

The EMD FL9 (New Haven Class EDER-5) was a dual-power electro-diesel locomotive, capable of diesel-electric operation and as an electric locomotive powered from a third rail. Sixty units were built between October 1956 and November 1960 by General Motors Electro-Motive Division for the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad”.

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I'm not sure how this photo was created but it is a very proficient piece of modeling and photography.

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          thanks Melgar !

I think this New Haven checkerboard livery is very attractive, but my recollection is that it never existed on real New Haven trains. Is that true?

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

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Apples55 posted:

Another great pic from my Facebook feed... the caption reads:

”New Haven FL9 No. 2033 with train No. 10, the Murray Hill, arriving at New Haven, CT on July 21, 1968. A Roger Puta photo.

The EMD FL9 (New Haven Class EDER-5) was a dual-power electro-diesel locomotive, capable of diesel-electric operation and as an electric locomotive powered from a third rail. Sixty units were built between October 1956 and November 1960 by General Motors Electro-Motive Division for the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad”.

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MELGAR;

I hesitate to point out that your FL-9 is as clean and spiffy as my pic  

But seriously, I was hunting around online and found that the 2033 was built 09/1960, so the photo may be a rare artifact of the one and only time the engine appeared in that condition!!! Here is a link to a page I found with info on NH engines...

http://rrpicturearchives.net/l...cture.aspx?id=225030

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Correct. This paint scheme was never used on a New Haven F-series diesel. The only ones they had were FL-9s in the McGinnis scheme. Rusty Traque provides the answer below...

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No doubt, this was the "inspiration."  It's one of two Fairbanks Morse P12-42's the NH powered their Talgo Train with:

FM P-12-42 New Haven 3100

EMD FL9 NH 2003

Rusty

 

 

 

US ARMY "Flood Relief" engine Description: USA B-2044 at Charles Street (Providence) - New Haven RR was loaned 38 Army engines in August/November 1955 to help New Haven to recover from floods. 2044 is an ALCO MRS-1 1600 HP C-C. All Army engines were returned Feb.-June 1956. Photo Date: 1/12/1956 Location: Providence, RI Author: EDWARD J. OZOG Categories: Roster Locomotives: USAX B2044(MRS-1) NH B-2044(MRS-1)
 
 
 

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The latest gem from my Facebook feed today (really wish it was in color!!!)... the caption reads:

New York, New Haven and Hartford Alco DL-109 No. 0751. The DL-109 had twin 6-cylinder ALCO 539T Diesel engines and was rated at 2,000 hp”.

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The latest gem from my Facebook feed today (really wish it was in color!!!)... the caption reads:

New York, New Haven and Hartford Alco DL-109 No. 0751. The DL-109 had twin 6-cylinder ALCO 539T Diesel engines and was rated at 2,000 hp”.

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The latest gem from my Facebook feed today (really wish it was in color!!!)... the caption reads:

New York, New Haven and Hartford Alco DL-109 No. 0751. The DL-109 had twin 6-cylinder ALCO 539T Diesel engines and was rated at 2,000 hp”.

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One of these days, MELGAR, I’m going find a NH engine you DON’T have   

But, I was right - it is much better in color!!! Thanks for sharing.

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Looks like one of these odd-balls survived into the Amtrak days... from my Facebook feed today. The caption reads:

”Amtrak No. 27, formerly New Haven No. 140, built in February 1957, shown here at Springfield, Massachusetts, November 30, 1975”.

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Looks like one of these odd-balls survived into the Amtrak days... from my Facebook feed today. The caption reads:

”Amtrak No. 27, formerly New Haven No. 140, built in February 1957, shown here at Springfield, Massachusetts, November 30, 1975”.

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            ”Amtrak No. 27, formerly New Haven No. 140, built in February 1957                            

                    

The Roger Williams was a streamlined, six car, lightweight, DMU passenger train, built by the Budd Company in 1956 for the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. The train was based on Budd's successful RDC DMU cars. The end two cars were equipped with streamlined locomotive style cabs and noses, resembling those on the Fairbanks-Morse P-12-42 Diesel locomotives. The four intermediate cars lacked operating controls and cabs.

For operation into Grand Central Terminal, the cars were each equipped with third-rail shoes, and small traction motors, allowing them to operate into the terminal under electric power, with their engines shut down.

After a short period of time in high speed service, the train was split up, and the cars were used in service with the New Haven's other RDCs. They worked for the New Haven, Penn Central, and Amtrak, until the last cars were retired in the 1980s. In the 1970s, Amtrak used several ex-Roger Williams cars on the New Haven–Boston Bay State.

 

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Looks like one of these odd-balls survived into the Amtrak days... from my Facebook feed today. The caption reads:

”Amtrak No. 27, formerly New Haven No. 140, built in February 1957, shown here at Springfield, Massachusetts, November 30, 1975”.

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            ”Amtrak No. 27, formerly New Haven No. 140, built in February 1957                            

                    

The Roger Williams was a streamlined, six car, lightweight, DMU passenger train, built by the Budd Company in 1956 for the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. The train was based on Budd's successful RDC DMU cars. The end two cars were equipped with streamlined locomotive style cabs and noses, resembling those on the Fairbanks-Morse P-12-42 Diesel locomotives. The four intermediate cars lacked operating controls and cabs.

For operation into Grand Central Terminal, the cars were each equipped with third-rail shoes, and small traction motors, allowing them to operate into the terminal under electric power, with their engines shut down.

After a short period of time in high speed service, the train was split up, and the cars were used in service with the New Haven's other RDCs. They worked for the New Haven, Penn Central, and Amtrak, until the last cars were retired in the 1980s. In the 1970s, Amtrak used several ex-Roger Williams cars on the New Haven–Boston Bay State.

 

2933176D-8728-409A-BDD4-848BAAC2C14CNH #140 now sitting at Hobo RR in Lincoln New Hampshire. I took this photo this past Saturday.

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Here is a recent acquisition, the gentleman that I purchased this from said it came off tank engine 2323 that was assigned to work in Norwich, Ct. The bell was said to be a retirement gift to engineer Anthony Bernard.

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After looking through more of the information that came with this bell, I was mistaken to state that it came from 2323. The notes refer to engine 2305.

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ALCo DL-109 locomotives began arriving on the New Haven Railroad in 1941 and saw heavy use during World War 2 pulling main line passenger trains during the day and freight trains at night. New Haven DER-1 (Diesel-Electric-Road) #0719 is an old MTH model with PS2 and a BCR. I have always enjoyed listening to its ALCo engine startup sounds and its rough idle which can be heard on this video as the engine crosses the trestle and also as it enters the tunnel at about 14 miles-per-hour.

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Usually not a big fan of black and white photos, but those are two incredible shots, Brian.

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The Great Bridge during its hundredth-year in 2017. I grew up almost in its shadow. What an extraordinary accomplishment in engineering and construction!

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A could weeks ago, my brother and I drove down to Astoria - along the way, we passed the Hellgate and it’s approach (unfortunately, no train was passing)... I wish I was able to take a picture. It really is an engineering marvel.

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Today’s gem from Facebook... a steamer!!! The caption reads:

NH 4-6-2 #1364 at Cedar Hill with her original small eight-wheel tender (a W-7 type), in New Haven, Conn., August 20, 1938.  These 50 I-4 Pacifics were the mainstay of the NH's steam-era passenger fleet from WWI 'til the end of steam.  The crews liked them and they steamed well, being quite advanced at the time they were built.  The only major issue was that they were made very lightly so as not to damage the various drawbridges east of New Haven, Conn. which resulted in some cracking frames.  After the bridges were replaced or reinforced, the I-4 frames were strengthened.

But to give you an idea of how old these were, they all arrived with oil headlights...

Photo by W. A. Miller, J, W. Swanberg Collection”

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Found a whole group of New Haven photos going through my files....one or two may be a duplicate from earlier....

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Enjoy,

Peter

These are great photos, Peter. Thanks for sharing.  Does anyone know the location where the photo above was taken?

Steven J. Serenska

The first of two Facebook gems from today’s feed (check out the D&H thread for the other!!!). The caption reads:

New Haven RR Eastbound Train in Woodlawn, NY in 1956, 324 EP-2 TIGERS on the head, built by Westingtonhouse with Baldwin Carbody 1920s.   Bill Howes slide”.

Interesting consist.

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Very interesting picture. First, I thought it was a model. Then I caught the Pennsy baggage car. Third, I guess I shouldn't be so anal about keeping the doors closed on my models.

Pat in this case is it a baggage car or a RPO car?  I can see open doors on a RPO car since there would be workers on board.

Ron

Another Facebook pic of the Roger Williams from the PC era... love the signal bridge. The caption reads:

”Penn Central (PC) No. 140. at South Station, Boston, Massachusetts, on March 5, 1973.

This was formerly the New Haven's "Roger Williams", a streamlined, six car, lightweight, DMU passenger train built by the Budd Company in 1956. The train ran between Boston, Massachusetts and Washington, DC. It was based on Budd's successful RDC cars. The end two cars were equipped with streamlined locomotive style cabs and noses. The four intermediate cars lacked operating controls and cabs.

For operation into Grand Central Terminal, the cars were each equipped with third-rail shoes, and small traction motors, allowing them to operate into the terminal under electric power, with their engines shut down”.

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Today must be a NH day... the caption on this one reads:

”New Haven (NH) Catenary Work Train (MOW) led by Alco S1 No. 0957.

A Catenary is the overhead line system for electric power transmission for railways. Electric trains that collect their current from overhead lines use a device such as a pantograph, bow collector or trolley pole. It presses against the underside of the lowest overhead wire, the contact wire”.

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