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INDUSTRIAL & OFFLINE TERMINAL RAILROADS
OF BROOKLYN, QUEENS, STATEN ISLAND, BRONX & MANHATTAN:


NEW YORK DOCK RAILWAY

Locomotive, Non Revenue & Marine Equipment Rosters & Photographs

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updated:
SATURDAY, 03 NOVEMBER 2012 - 11:00


Carfloat #13 added 03 November 2012 Marine Equipment
1973 and 1976 photos of #88 added 14 October 2012 88

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Visitors please take note !

The collection of images on this website, which continues to grow; is due to the unprecedented and selfless contributions of the current owners of photo archives.

These people made their generous contributions to this website in good will, and allowed me to post their images online for the entire railroading community to view and appreciate, in admiration if these Fallen Flag Railroads.

In return, I strongly request that you please respect the ownership copyrights on those said images.

Other than that, please enjoy the history, thanks for taking the time to visit, and don't forget to sign the guestbook on the main page! 

~ Phil

INDEX

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Locomotive Overview

Locomotive Roster
(builders data, previous owners)

Locomotive Photo Index

Steam

. Electric .

Diesel

4

6

5

7

10

22

5

51

52

54

55

27

34

36

40

41

47

48

56

57

58

88

89


Non-Revenue Equipment Overview

Tank Cars
77, 78, 95

Idler Car
101

Agent's Office
Caboose C58


Marine Equipment
Photos

Marine Equipment
Roster

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Locomotive & Rail Equipment Overview

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   New York Dock would go on to have the largest roster of locomotives out of all of the independent contract terminals in Brooklyn. Over its 82 year history, no less than twenty steam locomotives (with a strong likelihood of more), one electric and eleven diesel locomotives wore the New York Dock name.

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Steam Locomotives

   The New York Dock Railway would receive as part of its purchase of the Brooklyn Wharf & Warehouse, at least one of the steam locomotives, that being #4 (it remains unknown if NYD took possession of numbers 1, 2 & 3). So far this is the earliest locomotive acquistion accounted for by New York Dock.

   Another of the first steam locomotives to have served New York Dock, was a former Manhattan Railway 0-4-4T locomotive, originally built for elevated use. This locomotive was constructed by Pittsburgh Locomotive Works in 1894 (c/n 1516), and acquired  by New York Dock in November 1905. It was sold not two months later in January 1906 to Day Lumber & Manufacturing of Richardson, Mississippi. While we do not yet have an image of the particular locomotive that was purchased by New York Dock, I have located a builders photo of her immediate sister locomotive (c/n 1515); so we are able to see at least what this locomotive was originally configured like. 

   Oddly, some of the later steam locomotives were purchased used and some new in no particular order, and there are gaps in the numbering sequence. It is unknown at this time if these were true gaps, or if those gaps are presently unknown or undocumented locomotives.

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Steam Loco Shenanigans?

   Also appearing to be a repetitive occurance with New York Dock steam locomotives, is the mismatching of builders construction numbers (c/n) to road numbers or, number plates bearing different build years than that which are recorded for that locomotive in the respective builders records. Cases in point:
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build plate on #7 which bears
the construction number for #6

number plate on #48 bearing a
1920 build year (when ALCo
records state it was built in 1924)

  The reasons for these discrepancies are unknown, but Joe Roborecky's initial hypothesis is that the numbers were possibly swapped for insurance reasons.

   I personally find it very unlikely that #6 and #7 (which were both Baldwin products), and #47 and #48 (which were both ALCo products); that both locomotive builders were "sloppy" in their record keeping to the extent that this should happen twice to New York Dock locomotives on more than one occasion purchased at two different times and under different purchasing arrangements (new vs. used)!

   Playing devils advocate however, #6 & 7 (which were purchased brand new by New York Dock from Baldwin) could possibly have been a record keeping error on the part of Baldwin, and #47 and #48 (which were both purchased used from Standard Oil in Baton Rouge), Standard Oil might have swapped the numbers before the locomotives were purchased and arrived at New York Dock.

  But as Joe Roborecky raises the point, if I noticed these "peculiarities"; how could it have escaped the notice of New York Docks' master mechanic; who was responsible for keeping the maintenence records and inspection reports of the locomotives, where boiler numbers, construction numbers and road numbers were recorded.

   In all likelihood, we will most likely never know what really transpired and why the numbers don't "jive".

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Electric Locomotive

   To date, New York Dock is only known to have operated a single locomotive utilizing overhead electric (trolley wire). Electric locomotive #5 (Baldwin steeplecab) was purchased new.

   Upon the passage of the Kaufman Act, which in effect eliminated the use of steam locomotives within city limits; those railroads operating with the city confines had to turn to alternate methods of motive power. This coincided with Ingersoll - Rand's development of an internal combustion boxcab locomotive. You can read more about the Kaufman Act on the main page of this website: Kaufman Act.

   Somehow, New York Dock was able to keep operating steam locomotives right up until 1951. It is believed they applied for an exemption to allow this.

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Diesel Locomotives


Bush Terminal Enginehouse - March 1975
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

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Bush Terminal Enginehouse - December 1978
T. Darnell photo
authors collection

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IR 59 Ton (at Bush Terminal)

   The General Electric / Ingersoll Rand 59 tonners that were originally part of the Bush Terminal roster, would be taken over by New York Dock when they assumed operation of the Bush Terminal Properties in 1972.

   While it was originally believed that these Ingersoll Rand locomotives were scrapped soon after New York Dock take over (and "soon" being a relative term), this is now understood to be partially incorrect. At least two, and possibly three; of the Ingersolls survived until 1974, and seeing some use by New York Dock.

   A photo seen on eBay in January 2010, which according to the seller is dated April 27, 1974, clearly shows #7 and #2 still on Bush Terminal property.  It is believed that #5 also saw operation under New York Dock ownership. At the least, we can now conclude that it would be sometime after this photo was taken and not 1972 as originally believed, that these remaining Ingersoll Rand locomotives would be scrapped.

   According to Fred Breimann, locomotive engineer for Bush Terminal (and subesequently New York Dock); related to me that when New York Dock took over Bush Terminal operation, they did not retain the shop mechanic that was knowledgable and experienced in the repair and maintenence of the Ingersoll Rand locomotives, and eventually these locomotives fell into a state of disrepair.

   On one particular occasion, the air compressor governor became defective caused the compressor to run continuously. As it turned out, the air pressure safety release valve was also stuck in the closed position unbeknownst to the engineer. This resulted in a catastrophic failure (read: explosion) of the air reservoir which knocked the engineer Sammy Corray (spelling?) unconscious.

   Following this event, New York Dock discontinued use of the remaining Ingersoll Rand locomotives.

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GE 44 / 50 Ton

   New York Dock would usher out their steam operations with the purchase of five brand new General Electric 44 Ton models. These would be the only diesel locomotives purchased new by New York Dock, and these were built in 1951. Also, these locomotives would be ballasted to 50 Ton. These locomotives would bear the numbers 51, 52, 53, 54, and 55.

   Oddly, #53 would be sold off at a mere two years old in 1953, and sent to Cuba. Why this particular locomotive was sold off so soon after purchase remains unknown.

   (Considering the state of Cuba under the current embargo, one must wonder if that locomotive might still exist, like the multitudes of 1950's hi finned Chevrolets!) - author

   Seriously, this particular locomotive was known to have survived to at least the mid 1980's.

   The purchase of these locomotives make good sense for a small industrial or common carrier railroad, as 90,000 pounds was the highest permissible weight of a single locomotive to be operated by a single person (engineer) under the 1937 "Diesel Agreement" enacted to protect firemans jobs.

   This agreement, contained and enacted in the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen & Engineers / Carrier agreement of February 28, 1937,  Section I (b) reads:

Effective March 15, 1937, except as defined in Section III, a fireman (helper), taken from the ranks of the firemen,
shall be employed on the following locomotives used in road or yard service:

(a) Diesel-electric, oil-electric, gas-electric, other internal combustion, or steam-electric, on stream-lined,
or main line through passenger trains.

NOTE-The term "main line through passenger trains" includes only trains which make few or no stops.

(b) Diesel-electric, oil-electric, gas-electric, other internal combustion, steam-electric, or electric,
of more than 90,000 pounds weight on drivers.

Special thanks to the United Transportation Union archives for containing this historical document and to Joseph Roborecky for knowing "just where to look" for it!

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   Also to be taken into consideration, is that the 44 tonners could be ballasted for more weight (basically any locomotive could be balasted and the locomotives at New York Dock were in fact ballasted) and this model locomotive was equipped with four traction motors, providing four powered axles and good tractive effort.

   #51, 52, 54 would see service right through 1983 when New York Dock ceased operation. They would be stored on a carfloat for a hopeful sale, but unfortanately would not. They were eventually sold for scrap and met their fate at a scrapper in New Jersey. #55 however would be sold to East Penn Railway and see regular service.

   On 13 August 2010 (a Friday the 13th!) I learned from Tim Darnell that East Penn Railway scrapped #55 on premises. East Penn had attempted to sell the locomotive but apparently did not attract any buyers.

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GE 80 Ton

   New York Dock would acquire the two General Electric 80 ton center cab switchers from the defunct Bush Terminal operation in 1972. These two locomotives were ex-military and bore the numbers 88 and 89. #89 would be removed from service first, and #88 would go on to serve until almost the very end of New York Dock operations in 1983.

   Minor manufacturing design differences between the two 80 tons are noted on the Bush Terminal page.

   According to Fred Breimann, #89 was taken out of service first due to mechanical problems. #88 would soldier on, and one day while Fred was heading onto a carfloat, the locomotive lost it's independent airbrakes. He was able to get the locomotive into reverse and get it stopped before any detrimental incident could occur. Once stopped, he called Al Malone (who was superintendant of New York Dock) to inform him he was placing the locomotive out of service. Mr. Malone objected to Fred putting the loco out of service and told Fred "he could not do that". Fred replied "yes I can" and did so. Fred then proceeded to the enginehouse, took another locomotive and #88 never operated again.

   Fred stated that both #88 and #89 were moved to the southern end of the yard and eventually scrapped.

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ALCo RS3

   In 1973, New York Dock purchased two ALCo RS3 locomotives from Southern Railway - Central of Georgia, and these would be numbered 56 & 57.

   According to Fred Breimann, the RS3's were purchased with the thought of interchanging with the Long Island Rail Road at Fresh Pond Junction. This was not to happen, and the RS3's were tried on the Bush Terminal trackage.

   These "Road Switchers" were not conducive to smooth operation on the tight radii and not so perfect New York Dock trackage due to their long wheelbase, and according to New York Dock engineers, the drawhead swing had been narrowed with the installation of wedges in the coupler shank pocket by Southern Railway. Never-the-less, these locomotives did not see much use before being placed in storage, and what use they did see was strictly limited to drilling carfloats.

   Several "railfan" accounts relate that the RS3's short-lived use at New York Dock was due to them being too heavy for the Bush Terminal trackage. This is, quite simply; not true. The EMD NW2 locomotives weigh in at 248,000 pounds (124 tons). According to the ALCo Model RS3 Operating Manual issued June 1950; the RS3 locomotives weigh 240,000 pounds (120 tons). This figure for the RS3 is lighter than the weight for the NW2, so it is quite obvious weight was not the issue with the RS3's!

   Furthermore, two living New York Dock locomotive engineers: Joseph Roborecky and Fred Breimann, confirm that use of the RS3's was short-lived not due to their weight, but due to the long wheelbase of the locomotive which is 39' 4", and the longer wheelbase of the truck itself (AAR Type 'B' Road Trucks) at 9' 4". For comparison, the wheelbase for the EMD NW2 is 30' overall wheelbase with the trucks (AAR Type 'A' switcher) at 8'.

   Upon New York Dock administration informing staff it was seeking locomotives, Joe Roborecky had told the superintendent of New York Dock to send William Hirschenroder, (because he was an ex-machinist), to pick out the best locomotives for intended use on NYD & BEDT. This advice was not heeded and the RS3's were purchased, with the aforementioned results.

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EMD NW2

   Upon the unsatisfactory performance of the RS3's, New York Dock would eventually purchase two used Electro Motive Division NW2 locomotives from the Southern Railway in 1981. These locomotives were numbered 58 & 59 and operated successfully to the cessation of New York Dock operations.

   These locomotives were of a shorter wheelbase and worked out well for the New York Dock, as opposed to the RS3's.

   These two locomotives survived into New York Cross Harbor Railroad operations. #58 would be scrapped in 2006, but #59 survives (out of service) at Clean Earth Recycling, in Jersey City / Greenville, NJ.

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Footnotes:

   Upon the cessation of New York Dock operations in 1983, several locomotives were stored in the Brooklyn Army Terminal and then transferred to a carfloat and stored at the Fulton Terminal: four of the six BEDT ALCo S1's: #21, 23, 24 & 26, the two NYD RS3's: #56 & 57, and the four remaining NYD GE 50 tonners #51, 52, 54, 55, (#53 had been sold to Cuba in 1953).

   It was hoped that some or all of these locomotives would be purchased by other railroads. Only one would be: GE 50 tonner #55 was sold off the carfloat to Eastern Railcar in 1984. It was then sold to East Penn Railroad where it has since been scrapped.

   Also, as stated above, NYD #88 and #89 are not seen in any of the images taken of "Roster on a Barge" and their disposition was unknown. It has been rumored that one of these locomotives was sold to a tourist railroad, but this has not been substantiated. Finally, communication with Fred Breimann revealed both of these locomotives were placed in the southern end of Bush Terminal Yard and scrapped.

   In 1983, the newly formed New York Cross Harbor Railroad, which now operated on the former Bush Terminal properties, would chose several locomotives of the combined rosters of NYD & BEDT for their operation. While the GE 50 tonners would be passed over, the three operable BEDT S1's: #21 (which was removed from storage on the carfloat and reactivated), #22 & 25 (which had not been placed on the carfloat), as well as NYD #58 & 59. These locomotives would continue to serve for many years for New York Cross Harbor Railroad.

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Photo Index

Steam

Electric

Diesel

Non Revenue

Marine Equipment

4

6

5

7

10

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5

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51

52

54

55

.... 77, 78, 95 101 ....

Tugboats

27

34

36

40

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47

48

56

57

58

88

89

C58

Carfloats

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    Due to the growing amount of locomotive photos on this website, I found it necessary to provide an index to provide easy access to a specific locomotive.

 

Steam Locomotives

#4


#4 - December 2, 1932 - Atlantic Terminal
(former Brooklyn Wharf & Warehouse)
unknown photographer
author's collection

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Photo Index

Steam

Electric

Diesel

Non Revenue

Marine Equipment

4

6

5

7

10

22 ....

5

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51

52

54

55

.... 77, 78, 95 101 ....

Tugboats

27

34

36

40

41

47

48

56

57

58

88

89

C58

Carfloats

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#5 (first)


1894 - builders photo
This photo is of Pittsburgh Locomotive Works c/n #1516 - Manhattan Railway #236.
It is the identical sister locomotive (as built) of Pittsburgh Locomotive Works #1515 - Manhattan Railway #201
which would become New York Dock #5 (first) in 1905.

unknown photographer
authors collection
added 21 September 2009

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Photo Index

Steam

Electric

Diesel

Non Revenue

Marine Equipment

4

6

5

7

10

22 ....

5

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51

52

54

55

.... 77, 78, 95 101 ....

Tugboats

27

34

36

40

41

47

48

56

57

58

88

89

C58

Carfloats

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Electric Locomotive

#5 (second)


#5 - unknown date (but most likely a 1903 builders photo)
H. Fagerberg photo

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Photo Index

Steam

Electric

Diesel

Non Revenue

Marine Equipment

4

6

5

7

10

22 ....

5

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51

52

54

55

.... 77, 78, 95 101 ....

Tugboats

27

34

36

40

41

47

48

56

57

58

88

89

C58

Carfloats

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#6


#6 - December 2, 1932 - Baltic Terminal
unknown photographer
Bob's Photo archives
author's collection

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#6 - December 5, 1936 - Atlantic Terminal
F. R. Dirkes photo
F. Zahn archives
authors collection

added 14 November 2008

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#6 - December 5, 1936 - Atlantic Terminal
F. R. Dirkes photo
F. Zahn archives
authors collection

added 14 November 2008

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#6 - December 5, 1936 - Atlantic Terminal
F. R. Dirkes photo
F. Zahn archives
authors collection

added 14 November 2008

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#6 - July 13, 1938 - Fulton Terminal
unknown photographer
author's collection

date added 20 October 2008


#6 - 1943 - Fulton Terminal
Life Magazine archives

Mike Shea took the original Life images and used AutoStitch to merge them into a single image.
Clicking on the image above will take you to a full sized uncompressed version. Use the back arrow on your browser to return you here.

The result provides a better sense of the entire scene in front of the photographer, and I honored he sent me the composite image for use here!
Thanks Mike!

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Photo Index

Steam

Electric

Diesel

Non Revenue

Marine Equipment

4

6

5

7

10

22 ....

5

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51

52

54

55

.... 77, 78, 95 101 ....

Tugboats

27

34

36

40

41

47

48

56

57

58

88

89

C58

Carfloats

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#7


c. 1915 - Fulton Terminal
Pier 15 - foot of Montague Street
unknown photographer
G. MacDonald archives
authors collection

added 02 September 2009

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#7 - December 5, 1936 - Atlantic Terminal

(note: alignment pins are "out" and carfloat is disconnected.
The sign on the shack states:
"DO NOT Place Cars Over 46FT. In Length On Middle Track
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F. R. Dirkes photo
F. Zahn archives
authors collection

added 14 November 2008

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#7 - June 21, 1939 - unknown location
T. G. Wurm photo
authors collection

Baldwin records shows this c/n was assigned to NYD #8, however the close up of builder's plate shows otherwise.
See footnote below loco specs & data.

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Photo Index

Steam

Electric

Diesel

Non Revenue

Marine Equipment

4

6

5

7

10

22 ....

5

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51

52

54

55

.... 77, 78, 95 101 ....

Tugboats

27

34

36

40

41

47

48

56

57

58

88

89

C58

Carfloats

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#10


#10- unknown date
SMU E. L. DeGolyer Library archives
author's collection

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Photo Index

Steam

Electric

Diesel

Non Revenue

Marine Equipment

4

6

5

7

10

22 ....

5

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51

52

54

55

.... 77, 78, 95 101 ....

Tugboats

27

34

36

40

41

47

48

56

57

58

88

89

C58

Carfloats

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#22


#22 - December 5, 1936 - Baltic Terminal

F. R. Dirkes photo
F. Zahn archives
authors collection

added 14 November 2008

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#22 - December 5, 1936 - Baltic Terminal
F. R. Dirkes photo
authors collection

added 01 April 2011

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Photo Index

Steam

Electric

Diesel

Non Revenue

Marine Equipment

4

6

5

7

10

22 ....

5

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51

52

54

55

.... 77, 78, 95 101 ....

Tugboats

27

34

36

40

41

47

48

56

57

58

88

89

C58

Carfloats

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#27


#27 - July 13, 1938 - Fulton Terminal
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 19 October 2008

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#27 - March 8, 1939 - Fulton Terminal
C. Blaikie photo
authors collection

added 08 August 2011

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#27 - March 8, 1939 - Fulton Terminal
C. Blaikie photo
authors collection

added 08 August 2011

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#27 - 1951 - Fulton Terminal
B. Stiles photo
authors collection

added 18 March 2011

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#27 - 1951 - Fulton Terminal
B. Stiles photo
authors collection

added 28 April 2012

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#27 - 1951 - Fulton Terminal
(in the rain...)

Note similarites with photo below.
 It is understood that Branford Stiles and F. Rodney Dirkes vistied NYD together this date
as they took similar photos from almost the same perspective and angle.

B. Stiles photo
authors collection

added 08 February 2011

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#27 - 1951 - Fulton Terminal

(in the rain...)

F. R. Dirkes photo
F. Zahn archives
authors collection

added 14 November 2008

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#27 - unknown d
ate - Fulton Terminal

F. R. Dirkes photo
F. Zahn archives
authors collection

added 14 November 2008

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#27 - 1951 - Fulton Terminal
B. Stiles photo
authors collection

added 01 March 2011

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#27 - unknown date - Fulton Terminal

unknown photographer (H. Fagerberg?)
(from Railroads of New York, by G. W. O'Conner
Simmons - Boardman Publishing)

added 23 May 2009

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Photo Index

Steam

Electric

Diesel

Non Revenue

Marine Equipment

4

6

5

7

10

22 ....

5

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51

52

54

55

.... 77, 78, 95 101 ....

Tugboats

27

34

36

40

41

47

48

56

57

58

88

89

C58

Carfloats

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#34


#34 - December 29, 1937 - Fulton Terminal
E. Hermanns photo
D. Keller archives

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#34 - 1951 - Fulton Terminal
B. Stiles photo
authors collection

added 08 February 2011
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#34 - 1951 - Fulton Terminal
B. Stiles photo
authors collection

added 01 March 2011

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#34 & #27- 1951 - Fulton Terminal
B. Stiles photo
authors collection

added 01 March 2011

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#34 - unknown date - Fulton Terminal Pier 6
("Nippon Yusin Kaisha Lines")

F. R. Dirkes photo
F. Zahn archives
authors collection

added 14 November 2008

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Photo Index

Steam

Electric

Diesel

Non Revenue

Marine Equipment

4

6

5

7

10

22 ....

5

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51

52

54

55

.... 77, 78, 95 101 ....

Tugboats

27

34

36

40

41

47

48

56

57

58

88

89

C58

Carfloats

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#36


#36 - October 19, 1948 - Atlantic Terminal
Note New Haven lighter to left of locomotive.
H. Fagerberg photo

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Photo Index

Steam

Electric

Diesel

Non Revenue

Marine Equipment

4

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5

7

10

22 ....

5

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51

52

54

55

.... 77, 78, 95 101 ....

Tugboats

27

34

36

40

41

47

48

56

57

58

88

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C58

Carfloats

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.#40


#40 - July 1948 - Baltic Terminal - Warren Street, Brooklyn, NY
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 09 July 2009

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#40 - 9/12/1948 - Baltic Terminal
Note steam tug extreme left of photo
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H. Fagerberg photo

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#40 - 1951- Baltic Terminal
Note similarites with photo below.
 It is understood that Branford Stiles and F. Rodney Dirkes vistied NYD together this date
as they took similar photos from almost the same perspective and angle.
(tug in background is the "Edith Mathiesen")
B. Stiles photo
authors collection

added  08 February 2011

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#40 - 1951 - Baltic Terminal
B. Stiles photo
authors collection

added 01 March 2011

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#40 - 1951 - Baltic Terminal
B. Stiles photo
authors collection

added 01 March 2011

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#40 - 1951 - Baltic Terminal
(tug in background is the "Mae R. Mathiesen")
F. R. Dirkes photo
F. Zahn archives
authors collection

added 14 November 2008

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Photo Index

Steam

Electric

Diesel

Non Revenue

Marine Equipment

4

6

5

7

10

22 ....

5

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51

52

54

55

.... 77, 78, 95 101 ....

Tugboats

27

34

36

40

41

47

48

56

57

58

88

89

C58

Carfloats

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#41  


#41 - (ex-JSC #1) - unknown date - unknown location
(Same location as #40 photo above)
unknown photographer
Gene Collora archives
authors collection

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#41 - November 1949 - Baltic Terminal
H. Fagerberg photo

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#41 - ca. 1945 - Fulton Terminal?
W. J. Edwards photo
D. Keller archives

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Photo Index

Steam

Electric

Diesel

Non Revenue

Marine Equipment

4

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5

7

10

22 ....

5

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51

52

54

55

.... 77, 78, 95 101 ....

Tugboats

27

34

36

40

41

47

48

56

57

58

88

89

C58

Carfloats

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#47


#47 - 9/9/1949 - Fulton Terminal
H. Fagerberg photo

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Photo Index

Steam

Electric

Diesel

Non Revenue

Marine Equipment

4

6

5

7

10

22 ....

5

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51

52

54

55

.... 77, 78, 95 101 ....

Tugboats

27

34

36

40

41

47

48

56

57

58

88

89

C58

Carfloats

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#48


#48 - unknown date (ca. 1951 - 1954) - Furman Street enginehouse
See locomotive overview for information concerning this image.
It appears that #36 is being or has been scrapped based on the smokebox front laying against the crane.
With #36 being an H.K. Porter product, it is unlikely that it would fit #48, so it is unlikely that the smokebox fronts are being swapped.
Also, #36 was recorded to have been scrapped in 1951, and #48 was retired in 1951,
Note the BQE and Brooklyn Heights Promenade is clearly visible behind the crane boom. As this portion of the BQE opened in 1954,
this undated photo is likely taken during that time frame.
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 14 January 2009

.

Photo Index

Steam

Electric

Diesel

Non Revenue

Marine Equipment

4

6

5

7

10

22 ....

5

....

51

52

54

55

.... 77, 78, 95 101 ....

Tugboats

27

34

36

40

41

47

48

56

57

58

88

89

C58

Carfloats

.

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Diesel Locomotives


NYD #56, BEDT #25, NYD #52 - November 19, 1979 - Bush Terminal Enginehouse
F. Zahn photo
authors collection

added 14 November 2008

.

.
#51


#51 builders plate -  April 14, 1975
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#51 - April 23, 1960
unknown photographer
added 16 January 2008

.

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#51 - unknown date - Atlantic Terminal
G. Landau photo

authors collection

.

.


#51 - unknown date - Atlantic Terminal (not St. George)
Note B & O barge crane #208 in background.
 I believe this picture to have been taken during the rebuild of the Atlantic Terminal Yard ca.1962-63. 
But what would a Jersey Central Lines combine passenger car (their safety instruction car)
be doing at the Atlantic Terminal?
G. Landau photo

authors collection

.

.


#51 - unknown date - Atlantic Terminal (not St. George)
Note Chapman & Scott barge crane in background.
 As with the photo above, I believe this picture to have been taken during the rebuild of the Atlantic Terminal Yard ca.1962-63. 
unknown photographer

authors collection

added 01 April 2011

.

.


#51 - October 1973 - Fulton Terminal
F. Szachacz photo
authors collection

added 22 February 2010

.

.


#51 - January 3, 1974 - Fulton Terminal
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 13 June 2010

.

.


#51 -  April 14, 1975 - Atlantic Terminal
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#51 -  April 14, 1975 - Atlantic Terminal
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#51 - April 14, 1975 - Atlantic Terminal
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#51 - April 14, 1975 - Atlantic Terminal
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#51 - April 14, 1975 - Atlantic Terminal
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#51 - April 14, 1975 - Atlantic Terminal
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#51 - April 14, 1975 - Atlantic Terminal
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#51 - April 14, 1975 - Atlantic Terminal
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

added 10 March 2010

.

.


#51 - April 14, 1975 - Atlantic Terminal
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#51 - May 10, 1976 - Atlantic Terminal
C. Houser photo
authors collection

added 04 August 2009

.

.


#51 - June 1977 - Bush Terminal?
B. Yanosey photo
authors collection

added 21 December 2008

.

.


#51 - May 1978 - Atlantic Terminal
McAllister Brothers tug in background.
unknown photographer
Bob's photos archives
authors collection

added 07 March 2012

.

.


#51 - October 1981 - Bush Terminal?
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

added 10 March 2010

.

Photo Index

Steam

Electric

Diesel

Non Revenue

Marine Equipment

4

6

5

7

10

22 ....

5

....

51

52

54

55

.... 77, 78, 95 101 ....

Tugboats

27

34

36

40

41

47

48

56

57

58

88

89

C58

Carfloats

.

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#52


#52 Builders Plate - October 11, 1978
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#52 - July 22, 1966 - Furman Street / Fulton Terminal
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 14 November 2009

.

.


#52 - July 22, 1966 - Furman Street / Fulton Terminal
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 10 March 2010

.

.


#52 - July 22, 1966 - Fulton Terminal
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 15 April 2009

.

.


#52 - March 19, 1976 - Atlantic Terminal?
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 14 November 2009

.

.


#52 - April 1977 - Bush Terminal
unknown photographer

.

.


#52 - Second Avenue? - January 5, 1976
unknown photgrapher
authors collection

added 04 August 2009

.

.


#52 - October 11, 1978 - Bush Terminal
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#52 - October 11, 1978 - Bush Terminal
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#52 - October 11, 1978 - Bush Terminal yard
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#52 - October 11, 1978 - Bush Terminal yard
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#52 - October 11, 1978 - Bush Terminal float bridge lead
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#52 - October 11, 1978 - Bush Terminal float bridge lead
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#52 - October 11, 1978 - Bush Terminal float bridge
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#52 - October 11, 1978 - Bush Terminal float bridge "Bush 2"
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#52 - December 1978
F. Zahn photo
authors collection

added 14 November 2008

.

.


#52 - December 1978
F. Zahn photo
authors collection

added 14 November 2008

.

.


#52 - June 30, 1979 - First Avenue
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 06 March 2012

.

.


#52 - February 12, 1982 - Bush Terminal
unknown photo
grapher
P. Strubeck collection

.

.


#52 - unknown date
unknown photo
grapher
authors collection

added 16 October 2008

.

.


#52 - unknown date
T. Darnell photo
T. Darnell collection

added 08 November 2009

.

.


#52 - (Roster On A Barge) - unknown date
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 11 April 09

.

.


February 9, 1985
J. Petko photo
authors collection

added 31 August 2009

.

Photo Index

Steam

Electric

Diesel

Non Revenue

Marine Equipment

4

6

5

7

10

22 ....

5

....

51

52

54

55

.... 77, 78, 95 101 ....

Tugboats

27

34

36

40

41

47

48

56

57

58

88

89

C58

Carfloats

.

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#54


#54 - October 1963 - Baltic Terminal
G. Landau photo

authors collection

.

.


#54 - October 1963 - Baltic Terminal
G. Landau photo

authors collection

added 21 December 2008

.

.


#54 - June 1966 - Atlantic Terminal?
J. Held archives

added 04 August 2009

.

.


#54 - February 10, 1972 - Atlantic Terminal?
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 14 November 2009

.

.


#54 - September 5, 1975 - Fulton Terminal
F. Zahn photo
authors collection

added 14 November 2008

.

.


#54 - September 5, 1975 - Fulton Terminal
F. Zahn photo
authors collection

added 14 November 2008

.

.


#54 - March 19, 1976 - Fulton Terminal
H. Mayward photo
authors collection

added 04 August 2009

.

.


#54 - December 1977 - Bush Terminal?
M. Herson photo
authors collection

added 10 August 2011

.

.


#54 - November 19, 1978 - 50th Street Float Bridge lead

F. Zahn photo
authors collection

added 14 November 2008

.

.


#54 - November 19, 1978 - Bush Terminal Yard
F. Zahn photo
authors collection

added 14 November 2008

.

.


#54 - November
19, 1978 - Bush Terminal Yard

F. Zahn photo
authors collection

added 14 November 2008

.

.


#54 - November 19, 1978 - Bush Terminal 50th Street Float Bridge lead

F. Zahn photo
authors collection

added 14 November 2008

.

.


#54 - December 28, 1979 - Atlantic Terminal?
P. F. DeLuca photo
authors collection

added 29 October 2009

.

.


#54 - unknown date - Atlantic Terminal
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#54 - unknown date - Atlantic Terminal
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#54 - unknown date - Atlantic Terminal
G. Landau photo

authors collection

.

.


#54 - unknown date - Atlantic Terminal
G. Landau photo

authors collection

.

.


#54 - unknown date - Bush Terminal enginehouse
T. Darnell photo
T. Darnell collection

added 08 November 2009

.

.


#54 - January 26, 1984 - Fulton Terminal - "Roster On A Barge"
R. H. Lehmuth photo
authors collection

added 15 November 2008

.

.


#54 - 1984 - Fulton Terminal - "Roster On A Barge"
unknown photographer

authors collection

added 16 October 2008

.

.


#54 - May 1986 - Newark, NJ
on carfloat, preparing for scrapping
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 04 August 2009

.

Photo Index

Steam

Electric

Diesel

Non Revenue

Marine Equipment

4

6

5

7

10

22 ....

5

....

51

52

54

55

.... 77, 78, 95 101 ....

Tugboats

27

34

36

40

41

47

48

56

57

58

88

89

C58

Carfloats

.

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#55


#55 Builders Plate - April 14, 1975
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#55 - unknown date (ca. 1968) - Fulton Terminal
G. Landau photo

authors collection

added 16 October 2008

.

.


#55 - Februry 24, 1970 - Atlantic Terminal
F. G. Zahn photo 
authors collection

added 14 November 2008

.

.


#55 - March 27, 1970 - Fulton Terminal
A. H. Roberts photo
authors collection

added 14 November 09

.

.


December 7, 1970
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 31 August 2009

.

.


#55 - post 1972 - Bush Terminal enginehouse
G. Landau photo

authors collection

.

.


#55 - March 27, 1975 - "Bush 1"
Arrival of first NYCTA R-46 cars
Note stack and mast of Irving T. Bush on right edge.
According to Fred Breimann the steel beams on left side of photo were used to remove the pontoon from under the float bridges.
There were concrete blocks placed underwater and just to the outsides and behind (between the pontoon and bulkhead) of the pontoon.
During a high tide the beams would be slipped under the float bridge and rests on the concrete blocks.
When the tide went out, the beam would support the floatbridge (like a saw horse) and taking the load off the pontoon,
where the pontoon then could them be slid out from under the float bridge and removed for servicing.
H. Pinsker photo
authors collection

added 26 March 2011

.

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#55 - March 27, 1975 - 41 Street & Second Avenue
Arrival of first NYCTA R-46 cars
That is Mike Melise and Walter DeShears talking under the #508 numberboard on the subway car.
The gent in the black overcoat and hat by the end of #55 is Tony Lembo, superintendant of NYD.
H. Pinsker photo
authors collection

added 26 March 2011

.

.


#55 - April 14, 1975
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#55 - April 14, 1975 - Fulton Terminal
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#55 - April 14, 1975 - Fulton Terminal
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#55 - April 14, 1975 - Fulton Terminal
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#55 - April 14, 1975 - Fulton Terminal enginehouse
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#55 - Bush Terminal Yard - January 15, 1976
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 28 April 2012

.

.


#55 - October 1976 - Fulton Terminal?
T. Darnell photo
T. Darnell collection

added 08 November 2009

.

.


#55 - May 1977 - Fulton Terminal
Note the UP boxcar to left of loco.
In several aerial photos in the Fulton Terminal chapter, that boxcar can been seen with the roof caved in.
unknown photographer
authors collection

.

.


#55 - unknown date - Atlantic Terminal
G. Landau photo

authors collection

.

.


#55 - unknown date - Fulton Terminal enginehouse
unknown photographer

authors collection
added 16 October 2008

.

.


#55 - unknown date - Fulton Terminal
F. Zahn photo
authors collection

added 14 November 2008

.

.


#55 - unknown date - Atlantic Terminal
B. McBride photo
authors collection

28 April 2012

.

Photo Index

Steam

Electric

Diesel

Non Revenue

Marine Equipment

4

6

5

7

10

22 ....

5

....

51

52

54

55

.... 77, 78, 95 101 ....

Tugboats

27

34

36

40

41

47

48

56

57

58

88

89

C58

Carfloats

.

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#56


#56 Builders Plate - October 11, 1978
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#56 - May 1974 - Bush Terminal Yard
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 14 November 2009

.o

.


#56 - unknown date (ca. 1974) - Bush Terminal Yard
(not yet painted in NYD livery)
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 16 October 2008

.

.


#56 & #88 - October 14, 1974
unknown photgrapher
authors collection

added 29 March 2010

.

.


#56 - March 1975 - Bush Terminal enginehouse
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#56 - October 11, 1978 - Bush Terminal yard (in storage)
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#56 - December 1978
F. Zahn photo
authors collection

added 15 November 2008

.

.


#56 & #89 - February 1979 - Bush Terminal yard (in storage)
D. Ralston photo
authors collection

added 26 September 2009

.

.


#56 - April 1979 - Bush Terminal yard (in storage)
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#56 - unknown date - Bush Terminal yard (in storage)
unknown photographer
added 04 January 2010

.

.


#56 - unknown date - Brooklyn Army Terminal
unknown photographer
authors collection

.

Photo Index

Steam

Electric

Diesel

Non Revenue

Marine Equipment

4

6

5

7

10

22 ....

5

....

51

52

54

55

.... 77, 78, 95 101 ....

Tugboats

27

34

36

40

41

47

48

56

57

58

88

89

C58

Carfloats

.

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#57


#57 Builders Plate - April 1975
S. Goldstein
authors collection

.

.


#57 - September 1974 - Bush Terminal floatbridge (north) "Bush 2"
Note idler car on left edge of photo.
G. Landau photo

authors collection

.

.


#57 - October 1974
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#57 - March 1975
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#57 - March 1975
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#57 - March 1975
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#57 - March 1975
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#57 - March 1975
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#57 - March 1975
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#57 - March 1975
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


.#57 - March 26, 1975
unknown photographer
authors collection
added 03 February 2010

.

.


#57 - April 1975
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#57 - April 1975
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#57 - April 1975
S. Goldstein photo
authors collection

.

.


#57 - June 1975
unknown photographer

added 14 December 2008

.

.


#57 - June 1975
unknown photographer

added 13 Nov 2008

.

.


#57 - December 1974 - Bush Terminal
G. Landau photo

P. F. Strubeck collection

.

.


#57 & #56 - Bush Terminal
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 30 January 2010

.

.


#57 - unknown date
T. Darnell photo
T. Darnell collection

added 08 November 2009

.

.


#57 - unknown date
T. Darnell photo
T. Darnell collection

added 08 November 2009

.

.


#57 and #56 - Brooklyn Army Terminal - unknown date
Out of service.
B. McBride photo
authors collection

added 28 April 2012 

.

.


#57 - unknown date - Brooklyn Army Terminal
(note: top of nose and cab is silver, safety stripes are now yellow,
compare to photo above)
unknown photographer
authors collection

.

.


#57 - February 9, 1985 - Fulton Terminal - "Roster On A Barge"
J. Petko photo
authors collection

added 04 August 2009

.

.


#57 - March 1985 - Fulton Terminal - "Garage Sale On A Barge"
B. McBride photo
authors collection

added 28 April 2012

.

.


#57 - 1985 - Fulton Terminal - "Roster On A Barge"
R. H. Lehmuth photo
P. F. Strubeck collection

added 21 December 2008

.

.


#57 - March 1985
- Fulton Terminal - "Roster On A Barge"
B. Yanosey photo
authors collection

added 15 November 2008

.

.


#57 - April 19, 1985 - Fulton Terminal - "Roster On A Barge"
unknown photographer
P. F. Strubeck collection

added 21 December 2008

.

Photo Index

Steam

Electric

Diesel

Non Revenue

Marine Equipment

4

6

5

7

10

22 ....

5

....

51

52

54

55

.... 77, 78, 95 101 ....

Tugboats

27

34

36

40

41

47

48

56

57

58

88

89

C58

Carfloats

.

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#58


#58 - October 28, 1982 - Bush Terminal Yard
F. Szachacz photo
authors collection

05 October 2008

.

.


#58 - October 28, 1982 - Bush Terminal Yard
F. Szachacz photo
authors collection

05 October 2008

.

Photo Index

Steam

Electric

Diesel

Non Revenue

Marine Equipment

4

6

5

7

10

22 ....

5

....

51

52

54

55

.... 77, 78, 95 101 ....

Tugboats

27

34

36

40

41

47

48

56

57

58

88

89

C58

Carfloats

.

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#88


#88 - unknown date - Bush Terminal enginehouse
G. Landau photo

authors collection

.

.


#88 - March 7, 1973 - On First Avenue approaching 41st  Street
Brakeman with prybar is throwing the single point (tongue & nape) turnout and believed to be ... Cabelo.
H. Pinsker photo
authors collection

added 26 March 2011

.

.


#88 - April 20, 1973
W. J. Madden photo
authors collection

added 03 March 2010

.

.


#88 - April 20, 1973
unknown photographer (G. Landau or W. J. Madden?)
authors collection
added 16 October 2008

.

.


#88 - July 6, 1973
T. Trencansky photographer
authors collection
added 14 October 2012

.

.


#88 - July 10, 1974
W. J. Madden photo
authors collection

added 03 March 2010

.

.


#56 & #88 - October 14, 1974
unknown photgrapher
authors collection

added 29 March 2010

.

.


#88 - March 1975
unknown photographer
J. Held archives

added 05 May 2009

.

.


#88 - January 5, 1976 - Bush Terminal Yard
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 12 November 2009

.

.


#88 - January 5, 1976 - Bush Terminal Yard
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 12 November 2009

.

.


#88 - January 12, 1976 - Bush Terminal Yard
unknown photographer
J. Held archives

added 05 May 2009

.

.


#88 - May 12, 1976
- Bush Terminal Yard
M. Herson photo
authors collection

added 04 August 2009

.

.


#88 - September 7, 1976 - Bush Terminal Yard
W. M. Matuch photo
authors collection

added 14 October 2012

.

.


#88 - November 1976 - Bush Terminal Yard
unknown photographer

added 04 August 2009

.

.


#88 - November 1976 - 50th Street, "Bush 2" float bridge
D. Hutchinson photo
authors collection

.

.


#88 - November 1976 - 50th Street, "Bush 2" float bridge
D. Hutchinson photo
authors collection
added 16 October 2008

.

.


#88 - November 1976 - 50th Street, "Bush 2" float bridge
D. Hutchinson photo
authors collection
added 04 August 2009

.

.


#88 - November 1976 - float bridge lead into yard
D. Hutchinson photo
authors collection
added 04 August 2009

.

.


#88 - November 1976 - Bush Terminal Yard - 49th Street & First Avenue
D. Hutchinson photo
authors collection
added 04 August 2009

.

.


#88 - November 1976 - Bush Terminal Yard - 49th Street & First Avenue
D. Hutchinson photo
authors collection
added 04 August 2009

.

.


#88  - February 1977
- First Avenue approaching 42nd Street
unknown photographer
authors collection

.

.


#88  - February 1977 - First Avenue and 42nd Street
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 11 April 2009

.

.


#88  - February 1977 - First Avenue and 42nd Street
unknown photographer
P. F. Strubeck collection

added 11 April 2009

.

.


#88 - June 27, 1977
S. Zabel photo
J. Testagrose collection

added 23 November 2008

.

.


#88 - June 27, 1977
G. Landau photo
J. Testagrose collection

added 23 November 2008

.

.


#88 - June 27, 1977  - Bush Terminal -
(pulling a string of new NYCTA R-46's off the carfloats [around the bend])
G. Landau photo

P. F. Strubeck collection

.

.


#88 - June 27, 1977  - 41st Street approaching Second Avenue
(pulling a string of new NYCTA R-46's and about to go under the corner of the building )
G. Landau photo

authors collection

.

.


#88 - June 27, 1977  - 41st Street approaching Second Avenue
(with a different string of subway cars)
S. Zabel photo
J. Testagrose collection

added 23 November 2008

.

.


#88 - unknown date - Bush Terminal  - First Avenue between 43nd and 42rd Street (looking  north)
Looking north. Locomotive is on main line leading into north end of yard.
G. Landau photo

authors collection

.

.


#88 - unknown date - Bush Terminal  - First Avenue between 43nd and 42rd Street
Looking north. Locomotive is on main line leading into north end of yard.
G. Landau photo

authors collection

.

.


#88 - December 1978 - First Avenue
T. Darnell photo
T. Darnell collection

added 08 November 2009

.

.


#88 - December 1978 - First Avenue between 43nd and 42rd Street (looking  north)
(locomotive is on main line leading into east end of yard)
T. Darnell photo
T. Darnell collection
added 08 November 2009

.

.


#88 - December 1978 - Bush 1 Float Bridge
(locomotive is on main line leading into east end of yard)
T. Darnell photo
T. Darnell collection
added 08 November 2009

.

.


#88 - unknown date - Bush Terminal Yard
T. Darnell photo
T. Darnell collection

added 08 November 2009

.

.


#88 - unknown date - Bush Terminal Yard
T. Darnell photo
T. Darnell collection

added 08 November 2009

.

.


#88 w/ C58 Caboose (Agents Office) - unknown date - Bush Terminal Yard
T. Darnell photo
T. Darnell collection

added 08 November 2009

.

Photo Index

Steam

Electric

Diesel

Non Revenue

Marine Equipment

4

6

5

7

10

22 ....

5

....

51

52

54

55

.... 77, 78, 95 101 ....

Tugboats

27

34

36

40

41

47

48

56

57

58

88

89

C58

Carfloats

.

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.

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#89


#89 - September 16, 1971
G. Landau photo
J. Testagrose collection

added 23 November 2008

.

.


#89 - unknown date - South Brooklyn Rwy Yard - 39th Street & First Avenue
G. Landau photo

authors collection

.

.


#89 - unknown date - South Brooklyn Rwy Yard - 39th Street & First Avenue
G. Landau photo

authors collection

.

.


#89 - April 1973 - on Second Avenue between 38th and 39th Streets
South Brooklyn Rwy interchange tracks to left - Davidson Pipe Yard on right
G. Landau photo

authors collection

.

.


April 20, 1973 - SBK 39th Street Yard / 39th Street & Second Avenue
W. J. Madden photo
authors collection

added 03 March 2010

.

.


#89 - October 11, 1978 - Bush Terminal yard
S. Goldstein
authors collection

.

.


#89 - April 1979 - Bush Terminal yard
S. Goldstein
authors collection

.

Photo Index

Steam

Electric

Diesel

Non Revenue

Marine Equipment

4

6

5

7

10

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5

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51

52

54

55

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Tugboats

27

34

36

40

41

47

48

56

57

58

88

89

C58

Carfloats

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Non Revenue Equipment Overview

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   New York Dock also owned quite a few pieces of various equipment, listed as follows:

   Three ex-PRR N5 class cabooses were purchased by New York Dock from Penn Central circa 1968. Two of these we know were placed on New York Dock properties, one at Fulton Terminal and the other at Bush Terminal. The third was believed to have been received with minor fire damage and subsequently resold to Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal, and which would become their Master Mechanic's office.

   Via Benjamin W. Schaeffer from New York Dock employees: All three were originally kept at Atlantic Terminal:

  • ex-PC Caboose N5 #477484 - In 1974 with ex-NYC boxcar in front of Pier 5 (located in the parking lot between Montague and Joralemon Streets) to at least 1981.  An
      aerial photo dated October 1980 taken by Tom Flagg shows the caboose but without boxcar adjacent to the north / south team tracks.
    Moved to Bush Terminal and
      stored for a few months near enginehouse. Subsequently disappeared. Information received by Benjamin W. Schaeffer from NYD employee relates caboose sold to to
      Railroad Construction. Caboose number confirmed via Benjamin W. Schaeffer from caboose stove maintenance inspection report for fuel oil heater (PRR Form MP627).

  • ex-PC Caboose N5 (either #477210? or #477219?) "C58" - By 1975, this caboose was located at Fulton Terminal adjacent to enginehouse. Relocated unknown date to
       Bush Terminal. Seen by Fall 1975 at Bush Terminal as Agents Office "C58" at coal silo. This was done because the agent's office was originally located at 43rd Street
       and First Avenue, and incoming freight cars were too distant to be seen and recorded. So this caboose was located at foot of float bridges so incoming cars can be recorded
       as they were coming off the carfloats. When the coal silos were torn down in 1981, the caboose was moved to Track 5 Section 3, at bumper block (next to float bridge
       access road). Circa 1986, the caboose was repainted blue and relocated to north side of 65th Street Yard to be used as office for that yard. Circa 1998 the caboose was
       moved back to Bush Terminal just outside of enginehouse, still in blue but now covered in heavy graffitti. In 1998 caboose was repainted red and coupled to BEDT 16 and
       displayed along First Avenue. Caboose left property in November 1999 to unknown contractor (T. Glennon?). Information has it that caboose used as partial payment for
       contracting work performed for New York Cross Harbor RR. This contractor repainted caboose red again, with small PRR keystone sticker. Caboose is currently stored
       at Construction & Marine Equipment in Elizabeth, NJ; and contractor subsequently transferred ownership to them, and now used as their yard office in good condition.

  • ex-PC Caboose N5 (# unknown) - The third caboose which went to BEDT is understood to have suffered a minor fire. During tenure at New York Dock, it is unknown if
       used. If one takes notice, the caboose is first seen at BEDT in the same dark "New York Dock green" with black roof and yellow rungs as C58 above. Due to this, and
       according to anecdotal information supplied to Benjamin W. Schaeffer, this caboose is almost certainly to have been from the NYD group of three cabooses. In 1980,
       (following the BEDT / NYD merger in 1978), the caboose was sent to Bush Terminal enginehouse and repainted green with large triangle NYD logo. It was then moved to
       the First Avenue entrance gate at the Brooklyn Army Terminal and used as an office for the Trailer on Flatcar (TOFC) operation. Upon cessation of this service, caboose
       was then moved to the back or south end of Brooklyn Army Terminal property at the south end of the buildings. Circa 1986 New York Cross Harbor painted out the
       NYD logo with green paint and moved the caboose to south side of 65th Street Yard. Subsequently moved again to Bush Terminal enginehouse, repainted blue and Cross
       Harbor herald (type two) on one side only (facing First Avenue) and moved to Greenville to be used as office for TOFC bogie operation. Moved back to Bush Terminal
       following cessation of bogie operation and unused. The FBI used the caboose for an undercover sting operation circa 1992. On 6/5/1993, the caboose was used on a railfan
       day photo shoot at end of train. In 1994, made into office for Safety Kleen Corp. Porch and bar-b-que pit believed to have been added at this time. Used until ca. 1996
       and vacated. Currently stored at Bush Terminal on and property of New York New Jersey Rail.

  • ex-NYC boxcar 40' #200970 (date?) - This boxcar had one normal end (pressed steel with reinforce ribbing) but other end was a welded flat steel surface (an expedient
       repair?) and used at Fulton Terminal. Relocated to Bush Terminal and leased to Monarch Wines for storage ca. 1980. Relocated to Atlantic Terminal to provide protection
       for locomotive, as kids threw rocks at locomotive from street breaking windows. Boxcar was positioned between locomotive and street to block loco from view and provide
       protection. Boxcar sent to Bush Terminal in early 1990's, and scrapped at this location. 

  • ex-NYC flatcar #5098 (date?) - Briefly used at Atlantic Terminal as a reacher car, but not after 1977. Moved to Bush Terminal when New York Cross Harbor RR formed.
       Scrapped.

  • two ex-PRR box cars (#24471 & #unknown) - Acquired allegedly late 60's.  By 1977, one (#24471) moved to Kent Avenue, taken off trucks for storage @ Bulk Flour
       Terminal.

  • ex-PRR X31 round roof "wagon top" boxcar - Storage / Work Car
       Somehow NYD came about a PRR X31 boxcar. It was used for storage in the Greenville Yard, and would survive into the New York Cross Harbor
       era of operations. Unfortunately, it would be scrapped in 2006.

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  • unknown 50' gondola - #101 Idler / Reach Car:
       Was acquired from Bush Terminal. This car was originally a high side gondola car, but it is unknown from where it originally came from. This car had
       been modified with end ladders and open accessways at the ends; as well as being ballasted with rails and concrete as extra weight. It was used as a
       Idler / Reach car for float bridge service.
     

       Careful examination reveals that this car was an outside brace high side gondola. Several statements have been made in railfan forums that this was an
       outside brace boxcar, but this has not been substantiated.

       Furthermore, Fred Breimann (retired BT & NYD engineer) confirms this car had been modified from a high side outside brace gondola and not a
       boxcar. Joe Roborecky, using a little basic geometry; noticed that if one continued an imaginary line up from the diagonal braces to a point with an
       imaginary line that intersects with the vertical braces, the intersecting points would not be high enough to represent a truss as encountered on an outside
       brace boxcar which extended up to the roof line. Also, take note of the "fish belly" sill which runs almost the full length of the car. This long sill was
       common on gondolas but not on boxcars which generally only appeared directly under the doors.

       This car was damaged in mid to late March, 1975; and subsequently taken out of service. Photos of #101 dated May 1974, September 1974, October 1974 and
       March 1975 see it  in use with #57 working the carfloats. However, a slide dated March 26, 1975 acquired from Charles Houser shows a flatcar now being used as a
       reacher. Also after this date, several photos now show #101 seen in front of the enginehouse with a noticiable twist to one end. It is understood, that this reacher car was
       damaged as result being used in conjunction with the RS3's (#56 / #57), but as these ex-Southern locomotives had wedges welded into the coupler draft box to reduce
       coupler swing. Apparently this reduced coupler swing induced torsional stress on the end of #101 and this added stress would take its toll on the underframe eventually
       resulting in the car end twisting. This damage made #101 unusable and it would sit in front of the enginehouse until brought to Greenville, NJ, where photos taken during New
       York Cross Harbor operational era show #101 to flipped on its side and in the weeds. It was eventually scrapped.

  • #77, #78 & #95 Tank Cars:
       
    Coming to light in January 2011, were several 35mm black & white negatives taken by Bradford Stiles in 1951; showing several black tank cars
       marked for "New York Dock owner" and the car number.

       In depth examination of the images by myself and Joe Roborecky revealed the following points:
       - #77 has mismatched trucks: one cast and one arch bar truck;
       - #78 has arch bar trucks, and is in front of the NYD Atlantic Terminal Warehouse with one axle set off the rails at the end of a stub track;
       - #95 has arch bar trucks;
       - #95 &77: this 3/4 image of the tank cars has been identified as Atlantic Terminal in the small stub yard between King & Sullivan Street against the
          warehouse. The non-moving gantry in that photo corresponds to this location and is shown in the 1935 track map in the Trackage Overview
          chapter above;
       - Note there are other cars behind the ones in the photo, leading to the likelihood of more of these tank cars.

       Exactly what these tank cars were used for is is uncertain, but it is believed they were used to store Bunker C fuel for the oil fired steam locomotives
       and possibly the tugboats as well. As all the tank cars in these photos were equipped with cast or archbar trucks, and as none of the tank cars are
       marked with weights, capacities, build dates, service dates, etc; is it very unlikely they ventured off New York Dock property and used in interchange /
       revenue service. The total number of these tank cars owned by New York Dock is not known at this time but judging from the photos, there appears to
       be at least four or five at Atlantic Terminal alone.
     
      It should be noted, that these tank cars bear a striking similarity to the Bunker C fuel storage tank cars of the Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal (X6, X7, and X8) 

  •  Cranes
      In several images we have seen a crane, but little was known about this piece of equipment. In January 2012, John Taubeneck was kind enough to submit the following info from which we learn New York Dock had two cranes:
    - Browning Company, c/n 1045, Model #8 ST, 4 wheels, 19 ton capacity, built in 1912 for New York Dock.
    - Ohio Locomotive Crane, c/n 3679, Model E, 8 wheels, 25 ton capacity, 55' boom, steam poweredbuilt February 16, 1925 for N. Ryan Co. Jersey City. To New York
       Dock unknown date.


Non Revenue Equipment

Tank Cars


#78 - 1951 - Atlantic Terminal
Note archbar trucks, track blocked with ties (between #78 & boxcar) and left most wheelset on ground.
B. Stiles photo
authors collection

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#95 & 77 - 1951 - Atlantic Terminal
Note archbar trucks.
B. Stiles photo
authors collection

added 08 February 2011

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Photo Index

Steam

Electric

Diesel

Non Revenue

Marine Equipment

4

6

5

7

10

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5

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51

52

54

55

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Tugboats

27

34

36

40

41

47

48

56

57

58

88

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C58

Carfloats

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Idler Car


#101 carfloat reacher car - unknown date - Bush Terminal enginehouse
Note the twist to the end on left.
W. Matuch photo

P. Strubeck collection

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#101 carfloat reacher car - October 17, 1977 - Bush Terminal enginehouse
Another view showing the twist to the end on left side of image.
W. Matuch photo
authors collection

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#101 carfloat reacher car - October 15, 1977 - Bush Terminal enginehouse
J. Held photo

J. Held archives

added 05 May 2009

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Photo Index

Steam

Electric

Diesel

Non Revenue

Marine Equipment

4

6

5

7

10

22 ....

5

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51

52

54

55

.... 77, 78, 95 101 ....

Tugboats

27

34

36

40

41

47

48

56

57

58

88

89

C58

Carfloats

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Agent's Office Caboose


C58 - September 1975 - Bush Terminal Yard
Appears to be freshly painted, but not yet placed at botton of coal silos at 50th Street.
unknown photographer
authors collection

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C58 (Agent's Office) - April 1976 - First Avenue between 49th & 50th Streets
At the base of the coal silos.
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 12 November 2009

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Photo Index

Steam

Electric

Diesel

Non Revenue

Marine Equipment

4

6

5

7

10

22 ....

5

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51

52

54

55

.... 77, 78, 95 101 ....

Tugboats

27

34

36

40

41

47

48

56

57

58

88

89

C58

Carfloats

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June 21, 1984 - Roster On A Barge - Fulton Terminal, Brooklyn, NY
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 22 February 2010

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The end of the line.
May 1986 - Newark, NJ
unknown photographer
P. F. Strubeck collection

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The end of the line.
May 1986 - Newark, NJ
unknown photographer
P. F. Strubeck collection

added 11 April  2009 


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New York Dock Railway Locomotive Roster..

number /
name

builder

c/n
build
date
gauge wheel
arrangement
wheel 
dia
cylinders acquired disposition notes ref
#4 Baldwin 16031 7/1898 std. 0-4-0T 44" 17" x 24" used from BW&W scrapped
1932
[2]
[33]
#5 (1st) Pittsburgh 1515 1/1894 std. 0-4-4T 42" 12" x 16" used
11/1905
sold 1/6/1906
to Day Lumber & Mfg,
Richardson, MS
ex-Manhattan Elevated Rwy #201 [4]
#5 (2nd)
"Brooklyn"
Baldwin 21488 1/1903 std. B-B     new sold 12/1908
to Chatham, Wallaceburg
& Lake Erie, 

Cornwall St Rwy, 1928
scrapped, 1950
(steeple cab electric)
only electric loco on NYD
200hp / 25T
[2]
#6 Baldwin 31607 8/1907 std. 0-6-0T 44" 17" x 24" new scrapped 1932 conv to oil 1931
in service 1/62? (look at date
on picture above)
[2]
[33]
#7 Baldwin 32613 1/1908 std. 0-6-0T 44" 17" x 24" new?   converted to oil 1931 [a] 
#8 Baldwin 31983? 10/1907 std. 0-6-0T 44" 17" x 24" new   converted to oil 1931 [2]
[33]
#9  "Porter" H. K. Porter 4564 4/1910 std. 0-6-0T   17" x 24" new     [3]
#10 ALCo 59089 1/1918 std. 0-4-0T       scrapped
ca. 1933
  [1]
[33]
#11? ALCo 59090 1/1918 std. 0-4-0T           [1]
#12         0-6-0T         Bill Russell website has as unknown [44]
#22 Baldwin   1895   0-4-0T       sold c1940
to a co. at Castleton on Hudson
rebuilt by ALCo / Cooke
July 1913
?
[d]
[33]
#27 Baldwin 41630 8/1914 std. 0-6-0T 50" 20" x 26" 4/4/1942 retired 1951 built Philadelphia Slag #2; diverted to National Slag  (S. Bethlehem, PA) #2;
John M. Buckland
broker - conv to oil by BLW c1932
[2]
[33]
#34 Baldwin  45354 3/1917 std. 0-6-0T       retired 1951 ex-National Slag #1 "America"
conv to oil 1931
[2]
[33]
#36 H. K. Porter 5568 5/1914 std. 0-6-0T   18" x 24" 4/41942 scrapped 1951 ex-Watertown Arsenal, MA, #11
ex-Alcoa #11, 
ex-Massena Terminal;
conv.to oil by CRRNJ Elizabethport, 1931
[3]
[7]
[33]
#40 ALCo (Cooke) 62761  7/1921 std. 0-4-0T 42"  16" x 
24" 
used  scrapped 1948 ex-Fleischmanns Transportation #1, Peekskill, NY [33]
#41 Baldwin 27255 1/1906 std. 0-6-0T 46" 19" x 24" 1931 scrapped 1951 ex-JSCRR #1
in service 11/1949
[2]
#46 H. K. Porter 7099 5/1928 std. 0-6-0ST   18" x 24" used retired 1951 ex-Wagner Quarries #99
Sandusky, OH
"Sunny Sparrow"
[3]
[7]

[33]
#47 ALCo (Sch) 62502 8/1920 std. 0-6-0T 50"  21" x 26  used retired 1951 ex-Standard Oil #5, Baton Rouge, LA [e] [33]
#48 ALCo
(Sch)
65982 11/1924  std. 0-6-0T  50" 21" x 26" used retired 1951 ex-Vacuum Oil #4;
ex-Standard Oil #7 Baton Rouge, LA
[e]
[33]

New York Dock  used two or three of the Bush Terminal Ingersoll Rand locomotives (believed to be be #2, #5 and #7)
 for a brief period (1972 - 1974) at Bush Terminal Yard. Specifications for these locomotives can be found on the Bush Terminal page of this website.

#51 GE 30851 3/1951 std. B-B     new scrapped 1986 50 ton [b] [55]
#52 GE 30852 3/1951 std. B-B     new scrapped 1986 50 ton [b] [55]
#53 GE 30853 3/1951 std. B-B     new sold to Cuba 1953 (1956?) 50 ton [b] [c] [55]
#54 GE 31224 12/1951 std. B-B     new scrapped 1986 50 ton [b] [55]
#55 GE 31225 12/1951 std. B-B     new sold 1984 to Eastern Railcar, Hillside, NJ;
sold unknown date to East Penn Rwy / Kutztown RR #44
. Scrapped 8/13/2010
50 ton [b] [55]
#56 ALCo 78756 5/1951 std. B-B     1973 scrapped 1986 RS3
ex-Southern #114

(Central of GA)
[55]
#57 ALCo 78755 5/1951 std. B-B     1973 scrapped 1986 RS3
ex-Southern #113

(Central of GA)
[55]
#58 EMD 3645 5/1951 std. B-B     1981 to NYCH 8/1983
scrapped July 2006
NW2
ex-Southern Rwy. #1026
[55]
#59 EMD 4753 11/1947 std. B-B     1981 to NYCH 8/1983currently at Cleaner Earth Recycling, Greenville, NJ NW2
ex-Southern Rwy. #1044
[55]
#88 GE 18014 7/1943 std. B-B     from 1972 Bush
Terminal acquistion
scrapped 80 ton center cab
ex-US Army #7864
[55]
#89 GE 28241 9/1945 std. B-B     from 1972 Bush
Terminal acquistion
scrapped 80 ton center cab
ex-US Marine Corp number unknown
[55]

Locomotive Footnotes:
[a] NYD #7: According to one set of Baldwin build records furnished to this author shows c/n 31983 was NYD #7, and 32613 was NYD #8. However, another set (J. Lambert - B. Rumery) of build records shows c/n 32613 was assigned to an Island Royal Copper 0-6-0T. A photo purchased off eBay by this author clearly shows NYD #7 having c/n 32613.
Therefore it is unknown at this time if #8 was indeed c/n 31983 and the c/n's were transposed between #7 and #8.
Reference the close up of the builders plate in the photo section.
[b] Built as 44 Ton, ballasted with additional 6 tons for total weight of 50 tons.
[c] According the the late Wilfrid Simms book 'Cuban National Railways  Vol.1', number 30853 was purchased by FC Consolidados in  October 1956, although it was not included in the "All-Cuba" numbering scheme, and its history since then is sketchy. The book does however note that it was still in existance in the early 1980's in a line of withdrawn locomotives at Camilo Cienfugeos. (submitted by "Stephen" in the Cuban Railways forum)
[d] In a close inspection of the photo negative taken by R. Dirkes dated 12/5/1936, shows this locomotive to carry a Baldwin #22 number plate on the front. The envelope holding this negative contains a typewritten card stating "Built- Baldiwn, Rebuilt-Alco Cooke, 7/13". Referencing Baldwin builders records, only one entry exists for an 0-4-0 bearing #22 during the year 1895. That locomotive is c/n 14605, built for Carnegie Steel, and subsequently sold to Union RR on an unknown date. It is unknown if this is the locomotive in question, but is a most likely candidate.
[e] #48 number plate shows 1920 build year, but ALCo builders records show #48 was built in 1924, with #47 (an identical locomotive at New York Dock) having been built in 1920.

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Marine Equipment.

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   The New York Dock would come to own several tugboats over it's history: the steam powered  "New York Dock Co.", and "Brooklyn"; the second "Brooklyn" which was diesel-electric; the "Brooklyn III", which was ex-Crescent Towing and also diesel-electric, (this vessel not to be confused with BEDT tug of same name) and which would become the "New York"; and the ex-B&O diesel-clutch tug "Roy B. White"..

Tugboats

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New York Dock "Brooklyn" - 1958
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 03 March 2010

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New York Dock "Brooklyn" - unknown date
unknown photographer
authors collection

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New York Dock "Brooklyn" - ca. 1950 - East River
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 03 November 2009

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New York Dock "Brooklyn" - 1958 - Pier 1, North (Hudson) River
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 14 December 2009

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New York Dock "Brooklyn" - 1958 - Pier 1, North (Hudson) River
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 18 November 2009

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New York Dock "Brooklyn" - ca. 1958 - Pier 1, North (Hudson) River
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 22 February 2010

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New York Dock "Brooklyn" - ca. 1958 - unknown location
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 14 February 2010

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New York Dock "Brooklyn" (second) with Carfloat #16 - 1965
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 14 April 2009

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New York Dock "Brooklyn" (second) - ca. April 1968
B. Sobel family collection
(from left to right:
Otto Brehm, Ernest Brehm, Zelda Sobel, Jack Sobel and Charlie Koenig
All were from Otto Brehm, Inc.
)
added 14 April 2009

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New York Dock "Brooklyn" (second) - December 1974
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 03 March 2010

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New York Dock "Brooklyn" (second) - September 1971
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 22 February 2010

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New York Dock "Brooklyn" (second) - December 1974 - Fulton Terminal
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 04 January 2010

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New York Dock "Brooklyn" (second) - December 1974 - Fulton Terminal
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 14 February 2010

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Fulton Terminal - March 1975
Pony plate girder float bridge now installed in southern slip, northern float bridge remains a pony truss.
New York Dock "Brooklyn" i/f/o left floatbridge, New York Dock "Irving T. Bush" i/f/o right float bridge
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 14 November 009

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From the wheelhouse of the NYD Brooklyn (second) - March 27, 1975
with first group of R46's being delivered to Bush Terminal.
W. J. Madden photo
authors collection

added 06 March 2012

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New York Dock "Brooklyn" (second) - April 1975 - Bush Terminal
F. W. Deibert photo
authors collection

added 14 November 2009

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Captain Joseph "Smokey Joe" Doheny, in wheelhouse of NYD Brooklyn II - December 1974 - unknown location
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 14 February 2010

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Captain Joseph "Smokey Joe" Doheny, in wheelhouse of NYD Brooklyn II - December 1974? - unknown location
May issue of Sea Port Magazine
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 14 February 2010

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crew of Brooklyn III - August 1979 - unknown location

unknown photographer
authors collection

added 14 February 2010

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New York Dock "Roy B. White" - December 1976 - Fulton Terminal
Still in Baltimore & Ohio Railroad livery,
with the B & O Railroad's Marine Department floating machine shop, the "James H. Clark".
Note the damaged roof of the UP boxcar.
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 03 November 2009

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Fulton Terminal - June 1977
Northern pony truss float bridge removed (but will not be replaced). Ex-B&O "James H Clark" (floating machine shop)
is moored in slip where north float bridge used to be.
ex-B&O "Roy B. White" and New York Dock "Brooklyn" (second) on northern side of finger pier.
Also take note of the damaged boxcar roof between the string of boxcars and the James H. Clark.
Looking west-northwest.
unknown photographer
authors collection

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ex-B&O "James H. Clark" floating machine shop, New York Dock "Brooklyn" (second)  
and ex-B&O Roy B. White - Fulton Terminal - June 1977
Note "James H Clark" is moored where north float bridge used to be.
Looking west.
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 04 January 2010

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New York Dock "Roy B. White" - August 20, 1978 - Foot of North 8th Street (BEDT)
With BEDT "Petro Arrow" behind.
H. Pinsker photo
authors collection

added 26 March 2011

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New York Dock "Roy B. White" - July 1979 - North 8th Street (BEDT)
(with BEDT Brooklyn III)
unknown photographer
authors collection

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New York Dock "Roy B. White" - November 19, 1979 - North 8th Street (BEDT)
F. Zahn photo
authors collection

added 14 November 2008

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NYD "New York" - August 1980 - East River
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 22 February 2010

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NYD "New York" - August 1980 - East River
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 22 February 2010

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NYD "New York" - unknown date - East River (under Brooklyn Bridge)
unknown photographer
Bob's Photos archives
authors collection

added 08 March 2010

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New York Dock "Roy B. White" - unknown date - North 8th Street (BEDT)
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 11 April 2009


Carfloats


New York Dock - ca. 1970's - Fulton Terminal
Unusual two track interchange carfloat! Believed to be either NYD 50 or 51.
unknown photographer
J. Held archives

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New York Dock - undated - Fulton Terminal - three track interchange carfloat
unknown photographer
J. Held archives

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New York Dock "Brooklyn" (second) with Carfloat #16 - 1965
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 14 April 2009

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New York Dock Carfloat #16 - ca. 1972
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 01 March 2011

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New York Dock #16 - ca. 1972 - Bush Terminal
(same cars on float as in above photo)
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 08 February 2011

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.New York Dock Tugboat Roster
(please note: vessels are in order of acquisition)

date built
(service dates)

builder /
location

official
number/
hull number


length

beam

draft


hp

gross
tonnage

net
tonnage

former owner
"vessel name"


power


notes

"New York Dock Co."

1901 (pos. 1903)
(1901 -  ? )

Noank, CT 200348 91.5' 24.8' 11.6' 450?/ 500 147 99 steam [a] crew: 7
.
disposition: unknown
.

.
"Brooklyn" (1st)

1910
(1910 -1960)

Wm. Cramp & Sons
Philadelphia, PA
275         194     steam [b]
.
disposition: retired 1960, became LT 232
.

"Brooklyn" (2nd)  

1960
(1960-1978)

Jakobson Shipyard
Oyster Bay, LI

280380

105'

26'

13.6'

1200

251

171

new

diesel / electric

Consolidation type
General Motors

12-567?

.
disposition: traded to Crescent Towing for "Marion" (Brooklyn III), renamed "Marion Smith" in 1978, "Louise"in 1981, "Florida" unknown date, currently in service. See info below.
While in the employ of New York Dock, the Brooklyn (which was equipped with canopy) would be used to host luncheons for customers of NYD as well as political liasons on "Thursdays with good sailing weather during July and August".  Benjamin W. Schaeffer records this taking place from circa 1970 thorugh 1979.
.

"Irving T. Bush" (2nd)

1958
(1972 - 1983? )

Jakobson Shipyard
Oyster Bay, LI
0276425 105' 26.2' 13.6' 1200 252 171 acquired with Bush Terminal property lease diesel / electric
.
disposition: sold ca. 1983? to Crescent Towing, renamed "James E. Smith" unknown date, "Texas" in 1994, currently in service. See info below.
.

"Brooklyn III"  renamed   "New York"  
(1978-1979)                                 (1979-1984)
(not to be confused with the BEDT Brooklyn III)

1953
(1978-1984)

Jakobson Shipyard
Oyster Bay, LI
0264882 105' 27' 1590 Erie / E-L
"Marion"


Crescent Towing
"Marion Smith"
diesel /
electric
TAMS Inc. 
design

Cleveland 12-287A

Allis Chalmers
generator

.
disposition: sold 1986 to Boston Fuel Transport, "New York";
                      sold 3/1998 to Eastport Port Authority, renamed "Pleon"; in service
.

"Roy B. White"  

1953
(1979 - 1982)

RTC Shipbuilding
Camden, NJ
      1600 192   B&O
"Roy B. White"
diesel
/ clutch
Bowes design;
Fairbanks Morse, opposed piston
.
disposition: sold 7/1981? (Ben Schaefer) 1982 to Boston Fuel Transport "Hercules";
                      sold 2003 to a company in Nigeria, Africa.
.

Paul Strubeck has courteously submitted the following information:

   A word about Crescent Towing's "Texas" & "Florida". These two tugs, originally the Bush Terminal "Irving T. Bush" (the second) and the New York Dock "Brooklyn" (the second) respectively.

   In 2002, Crescent Towing contracted with Bollinger Shipyard of Lockport, LA; to rebuild these tugs as well as six other tugs (the six Pennsylvania RR "New York" class tugs) to modern day standards. Included in these upgrades was the conversion to twin screws. Also the original EMD prime movers were replaced with a pair of Caterpillar 3512B engines coupled to Reintjes WAF 673 reduction gears. A pair of brand new Bollinger 83'' propellers with Kort Nozzles were installed. The traditional "high" railroad style wheelhouses were removed and replaced with a modern full view style wheelhouses with new electronics as well.

   Unfortunately these tugs no longer look like they used to with all the new steelwork, but they are still going strong almost fifty years later:


Crescent "Florida" (ex-NYD "Brooklyn" [2nd])
ca. 2002

Tugboat Footnotes:

The following specifications are taken from Johnson's Steam Vessels, 1920

[a]  =   hull: wood

engine specs:

type: Compound
cylinders: 17" & 34"
stroke: 25"
i.h.p: 500

boiler specs:

number: 1
type: leg
diameter: 9'
length: 15'
working pressure: 150 psi

[b] =   hull: steel

engine specs:

type: Compound
cylinders: 18" & 36"
stroke: 26"
i.h.p: 850

boiler specs:

number: 1
type: single ended scotch
diameter: 14.5'
length: 12.8'
water pressure 150 psi

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New York Dock Carfloat, Barge & Scow Roster

number configuration official and/or construction # shipyard hull laid launched delivered info notes ref.
#21 barge (covered?) 164781 Staten Island Shipbuilding
Port Richmond, SI
1912
gross tonnage: 451 / net tonnage: 451 / crew: 0
.

#22 barge (covered?) 164804 Staten Island Shipbuilding
Port Richmond, SI
1912
gross tonnage: 226 / net tonnage: 226 / crew: 1
.

#23 barge (covered?) 165005 Staten Island Shipbuilding
Port Richmond, SI
1912
gross tonnage: 453 / net tonnage: 453 / crew: 0
.

#24 barge (covered?) 165020 Staten Island Shipbuilding
Port Richmond, SI
1912
gross tonnage: 466 / net tonnage: 466 / crew: 0
.

#25 barge (covered?) 165037 Staten Island Shipbuilding
Port Richmond, SI
1913
gross tonnage: 447 / net tonnage: 447 / crew: 0
.

#26 barge (covered?) Staten Island Shipbuilding
Mariners Harbor, SI
1913 sold ca. 1920, renamed "Jarco"
gross tonnage 442 / net tonnage 442 / crew 1
.

#27 barge (covered?) 165217 Staten Island Shipbuilding
Mariners Harbor, SI
1913 sold ca. 1920, renamed "Jarlite"
gross tonnage: 441 / net tonnage: 411 /  crew: 1
.

#28 barge (covered?) 165220 Staten Island Shipbuilding
Mariners Harbor, SI
1913 sold ca. 1920, renamed "Silas"
gross tonnage: 448 / net tonnage: 418 /  crew: 1
.

#29 barge (covered?) 165249 Staten Island Shipbuilding
Mariners Harbor, SI
1913 sold ca. 1920, renamed "Leeway"
gross tonnage: 436 / net tonnage: 436 /  crew: 1
.

#30 barge (covered?) 165218 Staten Island Shipbuilding
Mariners Harbor, SI
1913
gross tonnage: 214 / net tonnage: 214 /  crew: 1
.

#13 two track platform ten 40' car cap'y
seen in photo loaded with bow awash / low in water Jersey City, NJ 1973
.

#14 three track interchange Bethlehem Steel 1952 steel hull
300'
[a]
.

#15 three track interchange Bethlehem Steel 1952 steel hull
300'
[a]
.

#16 three track interchange Bethlehem Steel 1957 steel hull
290'
[a]
.

#17 three track interchange Bethlehem Steel 1957 steel hull
290'
[a]
.

#50 two track interchange 1944 steel hull
8 car [4-4]
o.o.s. 9/29/1977
carried on roster until 8/1983
[a]
The reason for this carfloat being placed out of service, was given as being due to a "thin deck".
.

#51 two track interchange 1944 steel hull
8 car [4-4]
o.o.s. 9/29/1977
carried on roster until 8/1983
[a]
The reason for this carfloat being placed out of service, was given as being due to a "thin deck".
.

#60 three track interchange 1941 steel hull
20 car [7-6-7]
14 car [7-7]
[a]
While originally constructed as a three track interchange, the center track was removed from service (but left in place) ca. 1975.
The sign board for this carfloat hung in the carpenters shop at Bush Terminal.
This was the last operable carfloat used by New York Dock that was acquired from Bush Terminal in 1972, and was used for NYCTA R46 deliveries.

As R46's were 75', capacity  of the carfloat was total of 8 cars: 4 each track)
.

#64 three track interchange [a]
.

#70 three track interchange 1930 steel hull
17 car
[6-5-6]
[a]
.

#72 three track interchange 1957 steel hull
17 car
[6-5-6]
ex-Penn Central
exx-New York, New Haven & Hartford
[a]
.

#80 three track interchange 1953 steel hull
22 car
[8-6-8]
possibly purchased  directly by BEDT,
sister to BEDT #28, 29, 30
[a]
.

#84 three track interchange 1954 steel hull
22 car
[8-6-8]
ex-Penn Central
exx-New York, New Haven & Hartford
[a]
.

#189 platform 1930 12 car
[6-6]
ex-Baltimore & Ohio
acquired by New York Dock 9/20/1976
o.o.s. 9/29/1977
[a]
.

#197 platform 1951 12 car
[6-6]
ex-Baltimore & Ohio
acquired by New York Dock 9/20/1976
[a]
.

#207 platform 1955 12 car
[6-6]
ex-Baltimore & Ohio
acquired by New York Dock 9/20/1976
[a]
.

#209 platform 1956 12 car
[6-6]
ex-Baltimore & Ohio
acquired by New York Dock 9/20/1976
[a]
.

#210 platform 1957 10 car
[5-5]
ex-Baltimore & Ohio
acquired by New York Dock 9/20/1976
o.o.s. 9/29/1977
.

#211 platform 1956 12 car
[6-6]
ex-Baltimore & Ohio
acquired by New York Dock 9/20/1976
o.o.s. 9/29/1977
[a]
.

#212 platform 1956 12 car
[6-6]
ex-Baltimore & Ohio
acquired by New York Dock 9/20/1976
[a]
.

#214 platform 1957 10 car
[5-5]
ex-Baltimore & Ohio
acquired by New York Dock 9/20/1976
[a]
.

#215 platform 1957 12 car
[6-6]
ex-Baltimore & Ohio
acquired by New York Dock 9/20/1976
o.o.s. 9/29/1977
.

#216 platform 1957 12 car
[6-6]
ex-Baltimore & Ohio
acquired by New York Dock 9/20/1976
[a]
Platform roof raised to clear hi cube boxcar plug doors 8/8/1978. Work was performed by BEDT shop at north side of North 9th Street Pier.
.

#218 platform 1957 12 car
[6-6]
ex-Baltimore & Ohio
acquired by New York Dock 9/20/1976
o.o.s. 9/29/1977
[a]


#345 scow 400 ton capacity acquired from Baltimore & Ohio RR
used for transport of copper for Phelps-Dodge,
Newtown Creek, Queens, NY
[a]
.

#350 scow 400 ton capacity acquired from Baltimore & Ohio RR
used for transport of copper for Phelps-Dodge,
Newtown Creek, Queens, NY
[a]
number configuration official and/or construction # shipyard hull laid launched delivered info notes

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Carfloat  / Barge / Scow Footnotes
[a] information comes from Benjamin W. Schaeffer, which in turn was received during a telephone call with Mark S. Balkin, in 1978. Information had been compiled by Mr. Balkin for an intended article on New York Dock Railway but upon Mr. Balkin's death, went unpublished. This information has now been forwarded to me by Ben, and collated by myself and Ben, and published here.
As some of these acquistions took place after the BEDT / NYD merger on 1978, this information is published on the Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal page as well.

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