pokey493 posted:

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.

Pokey

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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MELGAR posted:

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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Putnam Division posted:

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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Pat Kn posted:

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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