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New Haven Railroad Diesel Locomotive #0705 (editor's title)

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.
Alternate Title New Haven in the 1950s by Leo King (editor's title)
Source Leo King Collection
Coverage Spatial, Providence, Rhode Island Temporal, circa 1955
Rights Center for Railroad Photography & Art
Date Created c1955
Resource Type
Extent Not available
Depicted Railroad
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Equipment, Locomotive DL109 #0705
Builder, locomotive American Locomotive Company
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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