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BEDT Diesel Locomotive Varients & Differences

BROOKLYN EASTERN DISTRICT TERMINAL.

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Diesel Locomotive Variants & Differences
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Unlike the steam locomotives, of which the paint schemes and superdetailing were close amongst the three pairs: numbers 10 and 11, numbers 12 and 13, and numbers 14 and 15; (and with 16 being one of a kind); the diesel locomotives however were all different in some detail or another.

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The following illustrations better exemplify the various differences in the details and paint schemes of the diesel locomotives
of the Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal throughout the years.

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The side elevation drawing is from the Michael Eby (http://trainiax.net/drawings/) website, customized and colored by the author.
The front and rear elevation drawings was created from scratch and colored by the author.
Special thanks to Joseph Roborecky, Jose Feliciano and Paul Strubeck for their assistance.

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For your information, the sound file that plays when this page is opened, is of an actual ALCo S1.

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1962 - ca. 1973

body stack frame frame stripe steps bottom
step face
cab letters handrail
stanchions
handrail hood strip hood letters number on
number board
front pilot
stripe
front safety
stripes
rear safety
stripes
Dk Blue Silver Pale Yellow none Pale Yellow Pale Yellow Pale Yellow Pale Yellow Yellow none note Pale Yellow?
on black
none black black

periods between letters on cab (only locomotive to have such);
red /white safety tape on frame;
raingutter on cab roof;
stack cap holddown pegs;
bell mounted under frame i/f/o battery box (engineers side);
actuator box mounted on roof behind fan shroud (engineers side);
both trucks equipped with front and rear sanders (with plumbing routed to front of cowl);
cab rear equipped with industrial style light fixtures over firemans and engineers rear windows (only locomotive to have such)
the cab corner under the fuel fill had a small dent. It was acquired with this dent.

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ca. 1973 - January 1977

body stack frame frame stripe steps bottom
step face
cab letters handrail
stanchions
handrail hood strip hood letters number on
number board
front pilot
stripe
front safety
stripes
rear safety
stripes
Med Blue Silver Med Blue White Med Blue Med Blue White Med Blue Yellow White White White
on Black
full white Yellow unk

1974:

nose stripe skips headlight,
actuator box removed from roof,
front sander on rear truck and rear sander on front truck removed (front sand plumbing capped off, only rear pipe remains)
spark arrester added

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January 1977 - 1983

body stack frame frame stripe steps bottom
step face
cab letters handrail
stanchions
handrail hood strip hood letters number on
number board
front pilot
stripe
front safety
stripes
rear safety
stripes
Med Blue Silver Med Blue Red Med Blue Yellow White Med Blue Yellow White White White
on Black
Red
right side
Yellow Yellow

1/1977:
9/1978:

fresh repaint
footboards removed to comply with FRA regulations, uncoupling lever extentions added


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ca. 1965 - 1976

body stack frame frame stripe steps bottom
step face
cab letters handrail
stanchions
handrail hood strip hood letters number on
number board
front pilot
stripe
front safety
stripes
rear safety
stripes
Dk Blue Silver Dk Blue White Dk Blue Dk Blue White Dk Blue Yellow none none White
on Black
White
full
Yellow Yellow

1967:

this scheme may have originated in 1963;
bell mounted under frame i/f/o battery box (engineers side);
equipped with hinged exhaust cover
engineers window equipped w/ wind deflectors; (very briefly)
front ladder rungs to roof painted Yellow (were originally Dk Blue)

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1976 - 1983 (with variations)

body stack frame frame stripe steps bottom
step face
cab letters handrail
stanchions
handrail hood strip hood letters number on
number board
front pilot
stripe
front safety
stripes
rear safety
stripes
Med Blue Silver (rusty) Med Blue Red Med Blue Yellow White Dk Blue Yellow none none White
on Black &
Black on Gray
Red
left side
L) faded Ylw
R) Red
unk

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1977
1978
9/1978
1980
1982

hinged exhaust cover removed
safety stripes repainted, spark screen briefly installed;
air brake hoses reinstalled, rotating beacon added to cab roof, horn lowered to accommodate beacon bracket;
footboards removed to comply with FRA regulations, uncoupling lever extentions added
White hood letters added, White hood stripe added, nose stripe loops over headlight, no number on cab back
possible repaint, numberboard colors changed to Black on Gray.


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ca. 1964 - 1976

body stack frame frame stripe steps bottom
step face
cab letters handrail
stanchions
handrail hood strip hood letters number on
number board
front pilot
stripe
front safety
stripes
rear safety
stripes
Dk Blue Silver Dk Blue White Dk Blue Dk Blue White Dk Blue Yellow none none White on Black White
full
Yellow Yellow

5/1976

engineers window equipped w/ wind deflectors;
bell mounted under frame i/f/o battery box (engineers side),
equipped with hinged exhaust cover,
actuator box mounted on top fan (engineers side)
just prior to repaint, a sheet metal patch was welded under the engineers middle window on the rear of the cab

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May 1976 - 1983?

body stack frame frame stripe steps bottom
step face
cab letters handrail
stanchions
handrail hood strip hood letters number on
number board
front pilot
stripe
front safety
stripes
rear safety
stripes
Med Blue Silver Med Blue Red Med Blue Yellow White Med Blue Yellow White White White on Black Red center Yellow Yellow

5/1976:
12/1976:
9/1978:
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fresh repaint, nose stripe skips headlight,
engineers window wind deflectors removed
footboards removed to comply with FRA regulations, uncoupling lever extentions added
Possibly out of service before 1983.


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24

ca. 1963 - November 1976

body stack frame frame stripe steps bottom
step face
cab letters handrail
stanchions
handrail hood strip hood letters number on
number board
front pilot
stripe
front safety
stripes
rear safety
stripes
Dk Blue Silver Dk Blue White Dk Blue Dk Blue White Dk Blue Yellow none none White on Black White full Yellow Yellow

bell mounted under frame i/f/o battery box (engineers side),

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November 1976 - 1979 (with variations)

body stack frame frame stripe steps bottom
step face
cab letters handrail
stanchions
handrail hood strip hood letters number on
number board
front pilot
stripe
front safety
stripes
rear safety
stripes
Med Blue rusty Med Blue none Med Blue Yellow White Med Blue Yellow none White Black on White none Yellow Yellow

11/1976:
9/1978:
12/1979:
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fresh repaint
possibly another repaint, numberboard colors reversed to white numbers on black number board, footboards removed to comply with FRA regs.
stored without front and rear steps and with all windows boarded up at Bush Terminal. It is unknown if the steps were removed to replace damaged or worn out steps on another loco or sold as parts.


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25

1973 - January? 1976

body stack frame frame stripe steps bottom
step face
cab letters handrail
stanchions
handrail hood strip hood letters number on
number board
front pilot
stripe
front safety
stripes
rear safety
stripes
Med Blue Silver / rusty Med Blue White Med Blue Med Blue White Med Blue Yellow White White White
on Black
White full Yellow* unk

bell mounted on cowl (enginners side) as built for Erie RR,
nose stripe skips headlight
#25 did not have safety stripes on pilot steps in 1971, but did have have them by 1972.
#25 has a rather significant dent on the right side of the nose just under the hood stripe. It was acquired with this dent.

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January 1976 - 1979

body stack frame frame stripe steps bottom
step face
cab letters handrail
stanchions
handrail hood strip hood letters number on
number board
front pilot
stripe
front safety
stripes
rear safety
stripes
Med Blue w/ diagonal
Red Sash
Silver Med Blue White Stars Med Blue White White Blue & Red White White none, "76 emblem" w/ 13 stars white 1776 on red
none
(stars)
White over Red White over Red

1/1976:

repainted "Bicentennial Scheme" for Operation Sail & 200th Anniversary of United States' Declaration of Independance
76 emblem on sides of hood contains 13 stars around 76,
1776 and 1976 emblems on rear of cab have 13 stars each: 7 stars over the number, 6 under
2 stars each on front and rear pilots
25 stars along the frame each side (the authors does not believe this to be a coincidence! BEDT #25 = 25 stars)
couplers painted white (which did not last long in use)
all grabirons and handrails painted white
footboards painted maroon
8/1977 stars on frame painted over: all stars on firmans side, some stars on engineers side, 1 star on front pilot (engineers side)

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1979 - 1983

body stack frame frame stripe steps bottom
step face
cab letters handrail
stanchions
handrail hood strip hood letters number on
number board
front pilot
stripe
front safety
stripes
rear safety
stripes
Med Blue w/ diagonal Red Sash Silver Med Blue none (stars removed) Med Blue Yellow White Blue & Red White White "76 emblem" w/ 1 star white 1776 on red none White over Red unk

9/1978:
1979:

footboards removed to comply with FRA regulations; uncoupling lever extentions added
only one star in hood emblem;
all frame stars gone;
stars gone in emblems on cab rear;
airbrake hoses reattached;


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26

ca 1965 - 1976

body stack frame frame stripe steps bottom
step face
cab letters handrail
stanchions
handrail hood strip hood letters number on
number board
front pilot
stripe
front safety
stripes
rear safety
stripes
Med Blue Gray w/ Pale Yellow Base Med Blue White Med Blue Med Blue White Med Blue Yellow White none White on Black White full Yellow unk

the numeral 2 in 26 is of a different style that the numeral 2 in the other locos (of which those look more like the letter "Z"),
nose stripe skips headlight,
headlight housing is black (instead of blue as on other locomotives),
bell mounted on cowl (enginners side) as built for Erie RR

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ca. 1976 - 1979

body stack frame frame stripe steps bottom
step face
cab letters handrail
stanchions
handrail hood strip hood letters number on
number board
front pilot
stripe
front safety
stripes
rear safety
stripes
Med Blue Silver Med Blue Red Med Blue Yellow White Med Blue Yellow White White White on Black Red full L) 1 Red
R) 2 Red
L) Red
R) Yellow

9/1978:

White hood letters added
footboards removed to comply with FRA regulations.

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1979 - 1983

body stack frame frame stripe steps bottom
step face
cab letters handrail
stanchions
handrail hood strip hood letters number on
number board
front pilot
stripe
front safety
stripes
rear safety
stripes
Med Blue Silver Med Blue none Med Blue Yellow White Med Blue Yellow White none White on Black none Yellow Yellow

ca.1979:
ca.1979:
11/1979:
1981:
1983:

uncoupling lever extentions added
rotating beacon added to roof
engine seen with no letters or numbers on cab.
cab repainted possibly entire loco, letters on cab not spaced evenly and offset to one side of cab, number 26 appears to be "stick on numbers"
#26 would have both front and rear steps removed. It is unknown if the steps were removed to replace damaged or worn out steps on another in service loco or sold as parts.

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