New Haven Railroad DL109 #0705 leading an extra westward passenger train at Providence (Rhode Island) Union Station, circa 1955. The white flag on the nose denotes the train's "extra" status (not scheduled in the timetable). New Haven's DL109s were only minimally styled, lacking Otto Kuhler's more elaborate styling embellishment. The front of the DL109 was constructed from 3/16-inch sheet steel and reinforced to protect the crew and equipment. Although the styling was distinctively Alco's, the elevated cab arrangement and nose section emulated Electro-Motive's E-unit.