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BEDT #25 - Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal - American Locomotive 74962 - built: October 1946

BROOKLYN EASTERN DISTRICT TERMINAL - # 25

locomotive builder: American Locomotive Co - Schenectady Shops, NY
construction number 74962
build date: October 1946
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 - 1959:        Erie #307
1959 - 1968:      Erie Lackawanna #307
1968 - 8/17/83:  BEDT / BEDT (NYD)
notes: 8/1983:              Became NYCH #25 .
ca. 2000:            Retired & stored.
2006:                 Saved for preservation & painted to 
                          "New York Central #8625" livery.
                          Currently on display in Riverside Park.

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May 17, 1971 - (pre-Bicentennial paint scheme)
Foot of North 5th Street freighthouse and on the lead track heading toward North 6 and 7th Streets,
and the northern part of the property. The BAR boxcar is on 5A5 of the four stub tracks
between the North 5th Street Pier and the North 6th Street floatbridge;
and the KCS boxcar is on the North 6th Street float bridge approach track.
Looking carefully through the handrail of #25, a tank car can be seen:
this is on the alley trackage 5A8, 5A9 and 5A10.
Note: no safety stripes on pilot!
G. W. Turnbull photo
authors collection

added 01 November 2008

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October 1972 -
(pre-Bicentennial paint scheme)
Note safety stripes on pilot.
F. Szachacz photo
authors collection

added 01 November 2008

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February 1973 (pre-Bicentennial paint scheme)
D. LaGloahec photo
M. Woodruff collection

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ca. 1976
Freshly repainted for Bicentennial celebrations.
G. Landau photo
N. & M. Wright archives
authors collection

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April 24, 1976
H. Kahn photo

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May 13, 1976 - North 8th Street Bulkhead
Petro Arrow behind, Ralph Miele on walkway of loco
A. Chione photo
authors collection

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May 13, 1976 - North 8th Street Bulkhead
Petro Arrow behind, Ralph Miele on walkway of loco. Note lighter behind locomotive.
C. Houser photo
authors collection

added 02 June 2009

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May 1976
Note #23 behind #25 being prepared for repaint.
E. McKernan photo
J. Testagrose collection
added 23 November 2008

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June 4, 1976 - North 10th Street lead
W. J. Madden photo
authors collection

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September 8, 1976 - on 6P Yard lead
Looking south.
W. Matuch photo - slide 
authors collection

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September 8, 1976 - on 6P Yard lead
Looking south - engineer might be Manny Porto.
W. Matuch photo - slide? 
J. Held collection

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September 8, 1976 - on 6P Yard lead
Looking south.
W. Matuch photo
J. Testagrose collection

added 23 November 2008

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October 1976
Ralph Miele - Frank Young? - Joseph Milici - Larry Litler
T. Darnell photo
authors collection

added 04 January 2010

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October 1976 - on lead track on top of turnout for 6A6 / 6A7 / 6A8 and 6A9, with tankcars on 7A2
T. Darnell photo

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October 1976 - on lead track with 6A6 / 6A7 tracks in foreground.
Possibly Frank Young walking along right edge of photo.
T. Darnell photo

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October 1976 - by North 7th Street airshaft
On lead track on top of turnout to 6A2 and 6A3.
T. Darnell photo

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October 1976 - on lead track at foot of North 8th Street behind enginehouse,
With runaround track to left, and lead to 8A Yard between loco and caboose.
Note caboose for Master Mechanic, is painted red.
T. Darnell photo

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October 1976 - North 9th Street floatbridge
D. Hutchinson photo
via T. Darnell

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November 23, 1976 - on switch for 6A2 / 6A3
C. Houser photo - slide
authors collection

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January 29, 1977
unknown photographer
J. Testagrose collection

added 23 November 2008

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February 1977 - #23 is on lead trackage to North 8th Street Pier trackage (8P2)
T. Darnell photo

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March 2, 1977
unknown photographer

authors collection

added 22 February 2010

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June 1977
J. Ferguson photo

authors collection

added 14 October 2012

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June 22, 1977 - 9A Lead
Looking east-northeast.
W. Calloway photo
authors collection

added 03 March 2010

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October 10, 1977 - on North 9th Street float bridge approach
unknown photographer
J. Testagrose collection

added 23 November 2008

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October 10, 1977 - 6 A Yard - loco is on 6 A 4
Looking southwest.
unknown photographer
J. Testagrose collection

added 23 November 2008


November 1977 - North 9th Street float bridge
unknown photographer

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November 1977 - behind enginehouse
Engineer is Manny Porto.
unknown photographer

added 09 September 2010

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November 1977 - a
t foot of North 8th Street on 7A8
With Petro Flame.
unknown photographer

added 14 October 2008

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November 1977 - at foot of North 8th Street on 7A8
With Petro Flame.
unknown photographer

added 28 March 2010

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July 1978 - North 9th Street Float Bridge
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 28 March 2010

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January 3, 1979
F. J. Wiener photo
authors collection

added 09 September 2010

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September 1979 - North 9th Street lead track - track to left of loco is 9A1
Looking west -
footboards / pilot steps removed to comply with FRA rule.
Quaas photo
authors collection

added 13 July 2009

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December 31, 1979 - foot of North 7th Street, on track 6A3 (6A3 / 6A4 turnout)   
unknown photographer
A. Miller collection

authors collection

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April 1980 - North 6th Street float bridge
R. Hart, Sr. photo

added 01 November 2008

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May 1980 - between North 10th Street (left of boxcar) and North 9th Street
#25 is on 9A5 and the other loco is on 9A4,
both of which come off of the North 9th Street Pier trackage.
(It is believed that this photo was taken from the top of the Navigation Beacon
on the bulkhead as is looking east towards Kent Avenue)  

R. Hart, Sr. photo

added 01 November 2008

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June 26, 1981 - at Brooklyn Army Terminal
C. Trapani, Jr. photo
authors collection

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September 29, 1982 - Bush Terminal
F. Szachacz photo

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March 14, 1983 - Atlantic Terminal (New York Dock); Brooklyn, NY
G. Perelman photo
authors collection

added 24 July 2009

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.New York Cross Harbor Railroad Enginehouse
(under restoration for display in Riverside Park)
Brooklyn, NY


July 2006
P. M. Goldstein photo

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July 2006
P. M. Goldstein photo

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July 2006
P. M. Goldstein photo

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July 2006
P. M. Goldstein photo

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July 2006
P. M. Goldstein photo

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July 2006
P. M. Goldstein photo

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July 2006
P. M. Goldstein photo

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As published in the New York Times, BEDT #25 was repainted to New York Central livery,
for display in Riverside Park, Manhattan.

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