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Classic Alcos on the New Haven (editor's title)

Classic Alco locomotives on the New Haven
This early 1950s view of New Haven's Boston terminal finds a set of Alco PAs alongside a DL109 and a new Alco road switcher. New Haven was one of the first American railroads to embrace mainline dieselization with its acquisition of 60 DL109s in the early 1940s—the largest fleet of DL109s and the majority of the production run. New Haven's DL109s and PAs were retired following the acquisition of Electro-Motive FL9s between 1956 and 1960. The switchman has given a hand signal to the engineer to come back toward the switch onto a new track.
Alternate Title New Haven in the 1950s by Leo King (editor's title)
Source Leo King Collection
Coverage Spatial, Boston; Temporal, c. 1950
Rights Center for Railroad Photography & Art
Date Created c1950
Resource Type
Extent Not available
Depicted Railroad
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Creator Description 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.
Collection Leo King Collection
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