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BEDT #14 - Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal - H. K. Porter 6260 - built: August 1920

BROOKLYN EASTERN DISTRICT TERMINAL - # 14

Builder & Location: H. K. Porter (Pittsburgh, PA)
Serial Number: 6260
Build Date: August 1920


Wheel Arrangement:

0-6-0T

Boiler Capacity:

1200 gal

Hauling Capacity

grade

extra good
track

average
track

Wheel Diameter: 46" Boiler Pressure: 180 psi

(in tons)

level 3915 2520
Wheelbase: 11' 0"  Tube Diameter: 2"

¼ % 2185 1660
Weight: 128,000 lbs Tube Length: 9' 6" ½ % 1500 1230
Fuel Tank Capacity: 500 gal # of  Tubes: 202 1 % 910 795
Water Tank Capacity: 1800 gal Tractive Effort: 25,865 lbs

2 % 490 450
Length: 29' 0" Factor of Adhesion: 4.86

3 % 325 305
Height: 14' 6" Cylinders: 18"d x 24"s

Sharpest curve, advised:

180' radius
Valve Type: Balanced Slide

Sharpest curve, practicable:

100' radius

  Lightest rail usage, advised: 70 lbs per yd

Owner History:      8/1920 - 1935:  Mesta Machine Works #5   (West Homestead, PA)
        1935 - 1935:  Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co.   (Birmingham, AL)  (supplier & broker)
2/18/1935 - 1963:  BEDT #14   (Brooklyn, NY)
        1964 - 1965:  Maryland & Pennsylvania #14 [Railtours]   (York, PA)
        1965 - 1993:  Black River & Western #14   (Ringoes, NJ)
Present Location: Ulster & Delaware RR Historical Society, (Arkville, NY)
Condition: under cosmetic restoration, restoration to operation pending funding.
Notes: H. K. Porter "Medium" saddle-tank model
("3/4 length" saddletank)

Suffered firebox explosion in 1953 (see loco footnotes)

BEDT documents dated June 24, 1963 request $9,500 asking price of #14.

Non-BEDT documents (5/90 issue of Semaphore) shows #14 was sold to E. Bernard.
   This is not correct, as this engine was sold to George Hart (with #13) for use
   on Maryland & Pennsylvania. Copies of RRM of PA records confirm this.

After leaving BEDT property, an air pump was added to the left side of smokebox by M&P

Also, data shows #14 was refitted with 44" drivers. 
   This info is erroneous. Actual measurements of the wheels show true 46" diameter,
   which is correct for this type Porter locomotive with 18" x 24" cylinders.
   (as per 1943 HK Porter tractive force / boiler pressure / driving wheel size tables)

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1931
note old style herald, ornate numbers on cab, steam dome top w/ grab handle
and large style headlight w/ "star" number boards, one piece pilot foot board
W. Monypeny Jr. photo
D. Keller archives
authors collection

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November 9, 1935 - Enginehouse drop pit
Peter V. Dobbin photo
authors collection

added 14 Mar 2015

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September 6, 1936 - North 6th Street Float Bridge

Note the dented grabring on dome. This photo also raises a question as the front pilot beam differs
from the pilot beam in both images above and below!
In this image, the poling pocket appears to be bolted to and protrudes from the pilot beam.
In the other images, the poling pocket is a dimple cast into the steel of the pilot beam.
Also, the original pilot beam has weight reducing voids seen on the end.
This pilot beam appears solid. Also, the bolting pattern is different between the two pilots.

Joe Roborecky and myself believe the original cast steel pilot suffered some damage,
which required repair, and was taken off, necessitating the use of this temporary
pilot beam, which was then removed when the original was repaired or replaced.
note what appears to be the top of a floating grain elevator over the top girder of the bridge
about an inch in front of the locomotive.

J. P. Gemeasky photo
authors collection

19 May 2009

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June 1938
H. Davis photo
authors collection

added 16 November 2011

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unknown date (pre-1941)
graphite smoke box, one piece pilot foot board
unknown photographer
authors collection

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1945
graphite smokebox, white smokebox dogs, two piece pilot foot boards, BEDT letter herald, thinner crosslet in numeral 4 on cab
W. J. Edwards photo
D. Keller archives

inadvertently deleted unknown date
re-added 27 May 2009

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Summer 1950
North 5th Street
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 07 June 2010

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1952
M. Krampf photo

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April 21, 1954 - Pidgeon Street
unknown photo
grapher
authors collection

added 01 April 2011

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1955
note small Pyle headlight
unknown photographer
D. Keller archives
authors collection

added 29 January 2010

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January 1, 1956
unknown photographer
D. Keller archives
authors collection

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April 1956 - 6A Yard
F. Zahn photo
authors collection

added 12 Nov 2008

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April 1956 - 6A Yard
F. Zahn photo
authors collection

added 12 Nov 2008

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April 1956 - 6A Yard
F. Zahn photo
authors collection

added 13 Nov 2008

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April 1956
F. Zahn photo
authors collection

added 13 Nov 2008

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unknown date - (previously listed as 1962)
note accents on "E" & "D" on firemans side which disappeared ca. 1957
unknown photographer
D. Keller archives
authors collection

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July 1957 - Pidgeon Street
Looking south with Newtown Creek behind engine. Note no accents on "E" and "D" on firemans side!
F. Zahn photo
authors collection

added 13 Nov 2008

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July 1957 -
Pidgeon Street
Looking south with Newtown Creek behind engine. Note Esso tug on right edge
F. Zahn photo
authors collection

added 13 Nov 2008

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ca. 1958
S. Meyers photo
D. Keller archives
authors collection

added 04 Sept 2009

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ca. 1958
S. Meyers photo
D. Keller archives
authors collection

added 29 January 2010

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ca. 1958 - North 9th Street Float Bridge Lead
Grand Trunk Western boxcar is on 8P Tracks, trackage in foreground  lead to 9P Tracks
S. Meyers photo
D. Keller archives
authors collection

added 29 January 2010

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ca. 1958 - On Southern 8A Yard lead (around enginehouse).
S. Meyers photo
D. Keller archives
authors collection

added 29 January 2010

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ca. 1958 - 6A Yard
Looking west, locomotive on 6A Lead track.
S. Meyers photo
D. Keller archives
authors collection

added 04 Sept 2009

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June 7, 1958
unknown photographer
authors collection

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June 7, 1958
unknown photographer
authors collection

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June 7, 1958
unknown photographer
authors collection

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June 7, 1958
unknown photographer
authors collection

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June 29, 1958 - North 4th Street
North 4th Street floatbridge behind locomotive, loco on lead to North 3rd Street Pier,
Austin Nichols track bottom left corner
J. R. Quinn (?) photo
D. Keller archives
authors collection

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June 29, 1958
J. R. Quinn photo
authors collection

added 30 January 2010

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June 29, 1958 - North 4th by "tunnel"
looking northeast
J. R. Quinn photo
T. Gleichmann archives
authors collection

added 13 Apr 2009

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July 1958 - 6P Tracks
Looking north.
engineer is Al Pernez
unknown photographer
authors collection

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November 1958 - Pidgeon Street
Looking west.
Slide was severely color shifted.
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 14 October 2012


December 26, 1959
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 10 August 2011


December 26, 1959
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 10 August 2011


December 26, 1959
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 10 August 2011


December 26, 1959
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 10 August 2011


December 26, 1959
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 10 August 2011

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unknown date
As #16 does not have the boxed saddletank bottom, this image was taken prior to 1960.
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 08 June 2010

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July 15, 1960
G. Basch photo
authors collection

added 29 April 2012

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December 12, 1960 - North 8th Street? (note large gantry to left)
R. Ziel photo
authors collection

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ca. 1960 - Pidgeon Street
M. Pearlman photo
authors collection

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January 30, 1961 - North 5th Street
F. Zahn photo
authors collection

added 12 Nov 2008

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March 1961
G. Landau photo
authors collection

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March 1961
G. Landau photo
authors collection

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March 1961
G. Landau photo
authors collection

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June 24, 1961
K. F. L. Grosche photo
authors collection

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June 24, 1961
T. Gleichmann photo
authors collection
added 13 April 2009

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June 24, 1961
T. Gleichmann photo
authors collection

added 13 April 2009

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June 24, 1961
with either #12 or #13 in enginehouse on blocks
T. Gleichmann photo
authors collection

added 13 Apr 2009

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August 1961
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 04 January 2010

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unknown date (pre-1963)
#10 still in service
unknown photographer
J. Held archives

added 05 May 2009

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November 25, 1961
unknown photographer
A. Miller collection
authors collection

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1962
S. Bramson photo

authors collection

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1962
unknown photographer
authors collection

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1962 - North 9th Street bulkhead
looking south
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 11 Apr 09

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February 1963
G. Landau photo
authors collection

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April 5, 1963
G. Basch photo
authors collection

14 Octboer 2012

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April 12, 1963 - on Lead at North 9th Street, approaching diamond.
R. Taylor photographer
R. Taylor collection

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April 12, 1963- on diamond at North 9th Street
R. Taylor photographer
R. Taylor collection

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April 12, 1963 - North 9th Street
note cement silos
R. Taylor photographer
R. Taylor collection

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April 16, 1963 - North 5th Street "B Yard"
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 18 Sept 2008

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May 6, 1963 - North 5th Street
unknown photographer
authors collection

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May 6, 1963 - North 5th Street
unknown photographer
authors collection

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May 6, 1963 - North 5th Street
unknown photographer
R. L. Eastwood collection
authors collection

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June 5, 1963 - North 8th Street bulkhead
(behind enginehouse)
unknown photographer
D. Keller archives
authors collection

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July 1963 - 5A Yard "cul de sac"
looking east - loco is on 5A10, with 5A9 and 5A8 to right.
R. Ziel photo

authors collection

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September 23, 1963
C. Milster photo
authors collection

added 26 May 2009

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September 23, 1963
C. Milster photo
authors collection

added 26 May 2009

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September 23, 1963
C. Milster photo
authors collection

added 26 May 2009

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September 23, 1963
C. Milster photo
authors collection

added 26 May 2009

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September 23, 1963 - North 7th Street Bulkhead
looking west - engine on runaround & lead track in foreground
C. Milster photo
authors collection

added 26 May 2009

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September 23, 1963 - backing up 8A1 towards Kent Avenue
looking northwest
C. Milster photo
authors collection

added 26 May 2009

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September 23, 1963 - North 8th Street - 8A1 Track
looking north
C. Milster photo
authors collection

added 26 May 2009

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September 23, 1963 - North 8th Street - 8A1
looking northwest - moving forward (west) again after dropping boxcar on 8A1 by Kent Avenue
C. Milster photo
authors collection

added 26 May 2009

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October 1963 - North 5th Street
brakeman in middle on foot board: Francis Hendrickson
S. Bramson photo

authors collection

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October 1963 - on 9B lead
brakeman with flag: Francis Hendrickson
S. Bramson photo

authors collection

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October 1963 - 6A Lead
looking south
R. Ziel photo

authors collection

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October 19, 1963
G. Votava photo
D. Keller archives
authors collection

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unknown date - North 5th Street
looking northwest
F. Zahn photo
authors collection

added 12 Nov 2008

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unknown date - North 5th Street
looking west - northwest
S. Bramson photo

authors collection

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unknown date
unknown photographer
authors collection

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unknown date
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 14 October 2012

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unknown date
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 14 October 2012

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unknown date
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 14 October 2012

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unknown date
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 14 October 2012

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unknown date
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 14 October 2012

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unknown date
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 10 August 2011

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unknown date
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 10 August 2011

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unknown date
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 10 August 2011

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unknown date - North 6 to 7th Street bulkhead
looking northwest
Gene Collora photograph
Gene Collora archives
authors collection

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unknown date - North 9th Street bulkhead
looking northwest
Gene Collora photograph
Gene Collora archives
authors collection

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unknown date - North 9th Street
looking northeast
unknown photographer
Gene Collora archives
authors collection

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unknown date - Pidgeon Street
Gene Collora photograph
Gene Collora archives
authors collection

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unknown date - Pidgeon Street
Gene Collora photograph
Gene Collora archives
authors collection

added 09 March 2010

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unknown date - North 5th Street
looking east northeast - note electric wires to overhead gantry at Kent Avenue
unknown photographer
Gene Collora archives
authors collection

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unknown date
looking north - northeast
unknown photographer
Gene Collora archives
authors collection

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unknown date - North 9th Street
looking north - northeast
unknown photographer
Gene Collora archives
authors collection

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October 25, 1963 (Last Day of Steam Operations)
12:30 am
R. Ziel photo

authors collection

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October 25, 1963 - (Last Day of Steam Operations)
12:30 am
R. Ziel photo

authors collection

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October 25, 1963 - North 9th Street Float Bridge
(escorting 16 off floatbridge, 16 returning from last trip to BNY)
unknown photographer

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unknown date
Presumably taken January 1963 when #14 was last shopped by BEDT for 23B and Hydrostatic tests. 
Note: no tires!
unknown photographer
G. Mahlkov collection

added 19 Oct 2008

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unknown date - Kent Ave Enginehouse
Presumably taken January 1963 when 14 was last shopped by BEDT for 23B and Hydrostatic tests. 
Note new tires
A. Huneke photo
A. Huneke collection

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.Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad
York, PA


1964
unknown photographer
authors collection

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1964
unknown photographer
D. Keller archives
authors collection

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June 27, 1966
unknown photographer
authors collection

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August 19, 1966
unknown photographer
D. Keller archives
authors collection

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.Black River & Western Railroad
Ringoes, NJ


1966
R. Glueck photo

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1989
T. Darnell photo

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1990
R. Diamond photo
authors collection

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1990
R. Diamond photo
authors collection

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July 2, 1991
H. Kuring photo
authors collection

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ca. 1993
photo courtesy of J. Supor & Son Trucking & Rigging Co. 

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.Ulster & Delaware Railroad Historical Society
Arkville, NY

(please note - I am not affiliated with this group and these pictures are shown for restorative & historical purposes)


unknown date
unknown photographer

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Preparing the removal of the wooden "pole barn" protecting #14 since 1994.
30 July 2005
P. M. Goldstein photo

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P. M. Goldstein photo

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After some careful & creative wood cutting, we tied the roof to a rope
and hooked it to a truck. Joe is lubricating the bearing & moving parts and
Dave in on top of tank checking nothing was damaged, John starts cutting the 2x4 supports
P. M. Goldstein photo

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P. M. Goldstein photo

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The roof is off, and now Dave is cutting the 2x4 supports...
P. M. Goldstein photo

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... and off they come with a crash!
Dave & John
P. M. Goldstein photo

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Dale taking stock of parts needed, metal work to be repaired,
Dave starts grinding and sanding of old paint. 
P. M. Goldstein photo

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Visual inspection of smoke box and boiler tubes.
P. M. Goldstein photo

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Number plate in pathetic condition. Never fear - Phil is here!
P. M. Goldstein photo

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It's getting there.
06 August 2005
P. M. Goldstein photo

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Dignified and Distinctive... Now that's more like it!
P. M. Goldstein photo

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The Sun went down you say? So what!
Line up the cars and turn on the headlights - we have work to do! 
P. M. Goldstein photo

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The next afternoon: 95% primed. Headlight glass replaced,
and the smokebox front, pilot beam, coupler bar and front grab rails painted.
07 August 2005
P. M. Goldstein photo

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P. M. Goldstein photo

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P. M. Goldstein photo

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September 2005
P. M. Goldstein photo

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