New Haven Railroad S-2 diesel switching locomotive #0937 at in Boston, Massachusetts in the early 1950s. The New Haven ordered a variation of Alco's S-series diesel switching locomotive with a low clearance cab.
New Haven in the 1950s by Leo King (editor's title)
Leo King Collection
Spatial, Boston, Massachusetts; Temporal, circa 1950s
Leo King grew up in Providence, Rhode Island, photographing trains at the mile-long East Side Tunnel (with portals under Benefit and Gano Streets). Providence's Union Station was practically a home away from home for him. Journeys by the former New England Railfan Association offered many photo opportunities and lessons about railroads. In 1972, he won first place for a black-and-white print in the National Model Railroading Association's "Evergreen Convention" hosted by the Pacific Northwest Region. Eventually Leo joined Amtrak in 1988 as a train director and block operator, working between Boston and New Haven. He also was a bridge operator at Mystic River, Niantic River (Nan), and "Conn," over the Connecticut River (Old Lyme Draw). He retired in 2002. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Rhode Island College.