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BEDT #21 - Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal - American Locomotive 74351 - built: August 1947

BROOKLYN EASTERN DISTRICT TERMINAL - # 21

locomotive builder: American Locomotive Co - Schenectady Shops, NY
construction number 74351
build date: August 1947
electrical components: General Electric
wheel arrangement: B-B
weight: 99 tons
length: 44' 6"
height: 14' 6"
width: 10' 2"
tractive effort (at 30% adhesion): 59,675 lbs
wheel diameter: 40"
prime mover: McIntosh & Seymour 6-539 - 4 stroke
# of cylinders: 6
firing order: 1-3-5-6-4-2
idle rpm / max rpm 240 / 740
horsepower: 660
airbrakes: 14ET *
generator: GT-552
traction motors: GE 731
gear ratio: 75:16
max. speed: 60 m.p.h.
trucks: ALCO "Blunt"
lubricant capacity: 80 gallons
coolant capacity: 220 gallons
fuel capacity: 635 gallons
fuel type: diesel fuel
number produced: 540
owner history: new -1962:             Union RR #453
1962:                      Duffy (RR Equipment dealer)
1962:                      Silcott (RR Equipment dealer)
1962 - 8/12/1983
:  BEDT / BEDT (NYD)
notes: 1983:                      Stored operational on carfloat at Fulton Terminal.
3/1985:                   Reactivated and became NYCH #21:
                               Retired unknown date.
7/2006:                   Scrapped

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October? 1962 - Pidgeon Street
rare shot - dark blue with yellow lettering / frame
G. Landau photo
N. & M. Wright archives
authors collection

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October? 1962 - Pidgeon Street
rare shot - dark blue with yellow lettering / frame
G. Landau photo
N. & M. Wright archives
authors collection

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October? 1962 -
Note crane & steel framework for Bulk Flour Terminal under construction behind cab!
rare shot - dark blue with yellow lettering / frame
G. Landau photo
N. & M. Wright archives
authors collection

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October? 1962 - Pidgeon Street (UN building above cab roof?)
rare shot - dark blue with yellow lettering / frame
G. Landau photo
N. & M. Wright archives
authors collection

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October 21, 1962 - brick structure behind cab is boiler room attached to enginehouse
(b&w shot of rare paint scheme, note light colored steps)
A. Jaeger photo
authors collection

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October 21, 1962 - boiler room on right
(b&w shot of rare paint scheme, note light colored steps)
A. Jaeger photo
authors collection

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October 21, 1962 - north side pit track & tool shed
(b&w shot of rare paint scheme, note light colored steps)
A. Jaeger photo
authors collection

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November 11, 1962
(b&w shot of rare paint scheme, note light colored steps)
A. Jaeger photo
authors collection

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November 11, 1962 - Pidgeon Street
(b&w shot of rare paint scheme, note light colored steps)
A. Jaeger photo
authors collection

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November 11, 1962 - Pidgeon Street
(b&w shot of rare paint scheme, note light colored steps)
A. Jaeger photo
authors collection

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December 1962 - Pidgeon Street
rare shot - dark blue with yellow lettering / frame
M. J. Herson Jr. photo
A. Miller collection

authors collection

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1965 - Pidgeon Street
rare shot - dark blue with y
ellow lettering / frame
"Charly's Slides" photo
authors collection

added 08 February 2011

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October 16, 1971 - North 9th Street
(repainted light blue w/ white lettering and white stripe)
G. Landau photo
N & M. Wright archives
authors collection

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October 16, 1971 - North 9th Street
(similar to photo above)
G. Landau photo
J. Testagrose collection

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April 1972 - North 10th Street
F. Szachacz photo
authors collection

added 01 November 2008

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March 1973 - Pidgeon Street
F. Szachacz photo

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April 7, 1973 - Pidgeon Street
G. Votava photo
D. Keller archives
authors collection

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June 15, 1973 - Pidgeon Street
W. J. Madden photo
authors collection

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May 5, 1974
W. J. Madden photo
authors collection

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1975 - Pidgeon Street
Note 588 platform behind locomotive from PRR Station carfloat #588 (which was converted to centerpipe carfloat).
W. Brennan photo
D. Keller collection
authors collection

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August 31, 1975 - Pidgeon Street
W. J. Madden photo
authors collection

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October 1975 - Pidgeon Street
A good view of 588 platform behind locomotive from PRR Station carfloat #588 (which was converted to centerpipe carfloat).
T. Darnell photo

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October 1975 - Pidgeon Street
Taking fuel from the tank truck - most likely Petro Oil Co.
The same company that was on the "Petro" tugs (Petro Flame & Petro Arrow)
T. Darnell photo

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unknown date - Pidgeon Street
T. Darnell photo

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unknown date (believed to be winter of 1975) - Pidgeon Street
A good color view of platform from PRR Station carfloat #588 (which was converted to centerpipe carfloat).
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 17 July 2009

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February 1976 - Pidgeon Street
Note front firemans side foot board missing and pilot is bent
M. J. Herson, Jr. photo
A. Miller collection
authors collection

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March 25, 1976
Note front firemans side foot board missing and pilot is bent
W. M. Matuch photo

authors collection

added 13 February 2009

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April 4, 1976 - Pidgeon Street
Note wire leading to top of hood by cab.
This is the engine shut down alarm connected to a telephone dialer.
When the engine shut down for any reason, an automatic dialer would call the
Kent Avenue enginehouse notifying them of shutdown.
Note front firemans side foot board missing and pilot is bent
Harv Kahn photo

added 23 November 2008

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unknown date - North 6th Street Float Bridge
J. Hurley photo
J. Hurley archives

added 24 October 2009

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unknown date - North 6th Street Float Bridge
J. Hurley photo
J. Hurley archives

added 24 October 2009

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November 1976
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 04 January 2010

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December 10, 1976
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 13 July 2009

Authors note: compare this photo to April 1976 photo above. Amazing what a paint job can do!

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January 1977 - freshly outshopped
M. J. Herson Jr. photo - slide
A. Miller collection
authors collection

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April 7, 1977
C. Benson photo
J. Held archives
added 13 July 2009

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July 29, 1983 - Track 8A7 - Bulk Flour Terminal
brakeman: Harvey Jackson
J. Bendersky photo

added 05 August 2009

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October 1982 - inside enginehouse
unknown photographer
authors collection
added 03 March 2010

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October 1982 - inside enginehouse
unknown photographer
authors collection
added 13 June 2010

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October 1982 - inside enginehouse
unknown photographer
authors collection
added 13 June 2010

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July 29, 1983 - 5B1 (track to North 4th Street a/k/a "the Tunnel")
Looking south
J. Bendersky photo

added 05 August 2009

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July 29, 1983 - Kent Avenue & North 5th Street
Looking south
engineer: Manny Porto; conductor on walkway: Tom Calby;
brakeman on steps: Harry Lynch; brakemen by car: Harvey Jackson
J. Bendersky photo

added 05 August 2009

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1983 - Fulton Terminal
("Roster on a Barge")
unknown photographer
authors collection

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September 19, 1984 - Fulton Terminal
"Roster on a Barge"
unknown photographer
authors collection

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January 1985? - Fulton Terminal
"Roster On A Barge"
unknown photographer

added 02 June 2009


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