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New Haven Railroad Diesel Locomotive #0729 on Turntable (editor's title) (DUPLICATE)

New Haven #0729
New Haven Railroad diesel locomotive #0729, an Alco DL109, resting on the turntable in Boston, circa 1955. Unlike most American railroads, which ordered large numbers of Electro-Motive diesels in the 1940s, New Haven largely bought Alco and Fairbanks-Morse products. On an adjacent track is one of the railroad's low clearance-cab S-2 switchers.
Alternate Title New Haven in the 1950s by Leo King (editor's title)
Source Leo King Collection
Coverage Spatial, Boston, Massachusetts; Temporal, circa 1955
Rights Center for Railroad Photography & Art
Date Created c1955
Resource Type
Extent Not available
Depicted Railroad
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Equipment, Locomotive DL109 #0729
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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