Lackawanna steeple cab locomotive?

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Lackawanna steeple cab locomotive?

Postby Otto Vondrak » Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:51 am

Anyone know more about this photo? Didn't know the Lackawanna had any electric locos...

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Re: Lackawanna steeple cab locomotive?

Postby njmidland » Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:28 pm

The info I have is from the September 4, 1926 issues of Railway Review. It is described as a 50 ton frameless truck switching locomotive, 29 feet long, built by GE. The one page article doesn't say where it was to be used, since this predates electrification of the DL&W. Also the drawing shows a trolley pole instead of a pantograph.
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Re: Lackawanna steeple cab locomotive?

Postby CarterB » Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:30 pm

Wasn't there a short electrified freight division out of West End to the West Shore yards? And also Wallabout Terminal in Brooklyn? I believe the DL&W had two tri-power units (battery, electric, diesel)
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Re: Lackawanna steeple cab locomotive?

Postby BEDT 14 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:41 am

Otto:

CarterB is on the mark: That pic was taken in the Wallabout Terminal, Brooklyn.

http://members.trainweb.com/bedt/indloc ... tterm.html

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