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By:Tom Beckett
Dates:4/1/1978 - 6/30/1990
Album Info:D&H before 1988, including Guilford ownership, and during the NYSW directed service period from 1988 til CP takeover
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Yard goat
Title:  Yard goat
Description:  A really big one. An RS 36 is handling the switching chores today at Oneonta. Thats Fonda Av, the street FA tower is named for, overhead.
Photo Date:  7/22/1978  Upload Date: 12/11/2016 4:54:21 AM
Location:  Oneonta, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  DH 5007(RS11)
Views:  115   Comments: 1
M K rebuild
Title:  M K rebuild
Description:  D&H had Morrison Knudsen rebuild eight RS 3s with 251 engines and chopped noses. They worked in all kinds of service all over the railroad, and it was not out of the question to find them in yards, such as this one in Oneonta.
Photo Date:  7/22/1978  Upload Date: 12/11/2016 4:51:23 AM
Location:  Oneonta, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  DH 503(RS3M)
Views:  118   Comments: 0
Rolling in to be worked
Title:  Rolling in to be worked
Description:  RW 6 is getting his yarding instructions as he passes through Neawha Park behind an ex LV unit and a couple of B&M units, which were a common sight here at the time. Note the red, white and blue striping on the nose of the first B&M unit.
Photo Date:  7/22/1978  Upload Date: 12/11/2016 4:59:03 AM
Location:  Oneonta, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  DH 7324(GP38-2) BM 1716(GP9)
Views:  131   Comments: 0
Over the top
Title:  Over the top
Description:  This RW 6 is struggling with 129 cars, mostly paper from Canada, as it crawls over the top of Richmondville Hill at walking speed. An ex Reading unit leads one of D&Hs own U23Bs and an ex LV GP 38.
Photo Date:  7/22/1978  Upload Date: 12/11/2016 5:02:58 AM
Location:  Richmondville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  DH 7415(GP39-2) DH 2301(U23B) DH 7315(GP38-2)
Views:  195   Comments: 0
Good ride
Title:  Good ride
Description:  THe D&H and B&M had run through power from Mechanicville to Oneonta, though sometimes the power would get to Binghamton or even farther, given the condition of D&H diesels. Most of the time, it was battered GP 9s, with GP 38s showing up from time to time. Today, this crew got lucky, drawing a set of spanking new B&M GP 40-2s, the last new power the B&M would get as an independent road. This train was a tough chase, especially on two lane NY 7-this was before I 88 was built-and this was the only shot I got of him.
Photo Date:  7/23/1978  Upload Date: 12/21/2016 5:25:18 AM
Location:  East Worcester, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BM 316(GP40-2) BM 301(GP40-2) BM 305(GP40-2)
Views:  198   Comments: 0
Track level view
Title:  Track level view
Description:  A southbound with a piece of special equipment in consist rolls under the NY 7 overpass at East Worcester. My friend Jerry is on the bridge, getting a down on. We had this guy covered!! The leader is one of the relatively new GP39-2's, the first new power D&H bought that was not built by Alco, which had gone under in 1969.
Photo Date:  4/9/1979  Upload Date: 12/22/2016 5:11:01 AM
Location:  East Worcester, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  DH 7619(GP39-2) DH 2301(U23B)
Views:  126   Comments: 0
Interesting load
Title:  Interesting load
Description:  What appears to be some kind of turbine is head out on this southbound, caught by my friend Jerry from the NY 7 overpass. GE-Schenectady was a big D&H customer, and it was not uncommon to find such loads on their trains.
Photo Date:  4/9/1979  Upload Date: 12/22/2016 5:14:37 AM
Location:  East Worcester, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  DH 7619(GP39-2) DH 2301(U23B)
Views:  133   Comments: 1
Power going away
Title:  Power going away
Description:  The southbounds power as it rolls on toward Oneonta, where the train will be switched.
Photo Date:  4/9/1979  Upload Date: 12/22/2016 5:16:13 AM
Location:  East Worcester, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  DH 7619(GP39-2) DH 2301(U23B)
Views:  169   Comments: 0
M-K switcher
Title:  M-K switcher
Description:  One of the eight D&H Morrison Knudsen rebuilds is on switching duty on a gloomy day in Oneonta.
Photo Date:  4/10/1979  Upload Date: 12/21/2016 5:32:13 AM
Location:  Oneonta, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  DH 507(RS3M)
Views:  124   Comments: 1
Surrounded
Title:  Surrounded
Description:  A high/wide load that came in on a recent road freight sits between a couple of yard engines at Oneonta.
Photo Date:  4/10/1979  Upload Date: 12/21/2016 5:35:52 AM
Location:  Oneonta, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  DH 507(RS3M) DH 5016(RS36)
Views:  213   Comments: 0
Alco paradise
Title:  Alco paradise
Description:  A pair of Alcos, one and M-K rebuild of an RS 3, the other an RS 36, work at the Oneonta yard. Note the orange ex EL caboose at far right.
Photo Date:  4/10/1979  Upload Date: 12/21/2016 5:39:41 AM
Location:  Oneonta, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  DH 507(RS3M) DH 5016(RS36)
Views:  268   Comments: 2
Good looking leader
Title:  Good looking leader
Description:  On the D&H in that era, it was possible have a six unit consist, and no two alike, and most of them dirty. It was a treat to find former LV C 420 413 in clean paint, leading a set of NW units. My friend Jerry got this shot one weekend while up at the farm.
Photo Date:  7/8/1979  Upload Date: 12/21/2016 5:28:37 AM
Location:  East Worcester, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  DH 413(C420) NW 1799(SD45) NW 1650(SD40-2)
Views:  243   Comments: 3
LV C 420
Title:  LV C 420
Description:  A C 420, recently of the Lehigh Valley, rolls into Oneonta yard on a southbound.
Photo Date:  7/4/1980  Upload Date: 1/4/2014 4:53:59 AM
Location:  Oneonta, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  DH 414(C420)
Views:  300   Comments: 0
DH 5002
Title:  DH 5002
Description:  A walk around the engine facility at Oneonta turned up this classic.
Photo Date:  7/4/1980  Upload Date: 1/1/2014 5:02:32 AM
Location:  Oneonta, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  DH 5002(RS11)
Views:  299   Comments: 0
DH 5007
Title:  DH 5007
Description:  A visit to the engine facility at Oneonta on this Independence day netted quite a few units, including this Alco.
Photo Date:  7/4/1980  Upload Date: 12/29/2013 4:54:17 AM
Location:  Oneonta, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  DH 5007(RS11) DH 5013(RS36)
Views:  286   Comments: 0
DH 5013
Title:  DH 5013
Description:  The Oneonta engine tracks were flled with idle power on the July 4th holdiay, including this RS 36.
Photo Date:  7/4/1980  Upload Date: 12/29/2013 4:54:18 AM
Location:  Oneonta, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  DH 5013(RS36)
Views:  230   Comments: 0
Bicentennial on July 4
Title:  Bicentennial on July 4
Description:  It's a few years after the Bicentennial, but D&H 506, by now renumbered back from the 1976 it carried during the celebration, still is in its patriotic colors.
Photo Date:  7/4/1980  Upload Date: 1/1/2014 5:02:22 AM
Location:  Oneonta, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  DH 506(RS3M) DH 414(C420)
Views:  382   Comments: 0
DH 7417
Title:  DH 7417
Description:  Not the greatest shot, but shows the blue/yellow scheme some of the D&H power got.
Photo Date:  7/4/1980  Upload Date: 1/1/2014 5:02:33 AM
Location:  Oneonta, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  DH 7417(GP39-2)
Views:  190   Comments: 0
Slow roll by
Title:  Slow roll by
Description:  A southbound enters Oneonta, passing Neawha Park behind a mix of D&H EMD and Alco power.
Photo Date:  7/4/1980  Upload Date: 12/22/2016 5:05:42 AM
Location:  Oneonta, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  DH 7420(GP39-2) DH 7417(GP39-2) DH 414(C420)
Views:  153   Comments: 0
Big U boats
Title:  Big U boats
Description:  The U30's and C628's were gone by this time, but the U33C's rolled on. Here are two at Oneonta.
Photo Date:  7/4/1980  Upload Date: 1/1/2014 5:02:29 AM
Location:  Oneonta, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  DH 761(U33C)
Views:  253   Comments: 1
Visitor in the midst
Title:  Visitor in the midst
Description:  An N&W unit was on hand that day. A friend who lived in Worcester used to see SD45's all the time. The only NW power I ever saw there was GP 9's. Here's one on the engine tracks, with an RS 3.
Photo Date:  7/4/1980  Upload Date: 1/1/2014 5:02:36 AM
Location:  Cobleskill, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  NW 2468(GP9) DH 4118(RS3)
Views:  288   Comments: 0
Hard shove
Title:  Hard shove
Description:  An Alco yard engine pushes for all its worth on a cut of cars at Oneonta. Look at the colorful box cars in the background.
Photo Date:  8/10/1980  Upload Date: 12/22/2016 4:49:44 AM
Location:  Oneonta, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  DH 5005(RS11)
Views:  185   Comments: 0
Just in
Title:  Just in
Description:  A set of power that has just come in off a southbound, probably RW 6, rolls back toward the north end of the yard as it prepares to go into the shop tracks.
Photo Date:  8/10/1980  Upload Date: 12/22/2016 4:53:14 AM
Location:  Oneonta, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  DH 5005(RS11) DH 506(RS3M) DH 414(C420) DH 7417(GP39-2) DH 7420(GP39-2)
Views:  222   Comments: 0
Double shot
Title:  Double shot
Description:  This photo has a couple of classics. The Alco is always a draw, but check out that box car. Wish I had gotten a photo of the whole car, which was still in full Nickel Plate paint a dozen years after being folded into NW.
Photo Date:  8/10/1980  Upload Date: 12/22/2016 4:56:10 AM
Location:  Oneonta, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  DH 5020(RS36)
Views:  106   Comments: 0
Looks good now
Title:  Looks good now
Description:  It wont in a few years. This unit was repainted from its LV scheme fairly early on, but as the years wore on, the paint wore off. Ten years after this shot at the Oneonta shop, the LV red was bleeding through in a big way. Not that any of us minded!!
Photo Date:  8/10/1980  Upload Date: 12/22/2016 4:59:02 AM
Location:  Oneonta, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  DH 7314(GP38-2)
Views:  111   Comments: 0
Waiting on a meet
Title:  Waiting on a meet
Description:  This southbound is at East Worcester, waiting on a northbound.
Photo Date:  8/10/1980  Upload Date: 12/22/2016 5:00:37 AM
Location:  East Worcester, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  DH 7317(GP38-2) DH 7620(GP39-2)
Views:  103   Comments: 0
Transfer power
Title:  Transfer power
Description:  Conrail ran a transfer job from Selkirk to interchange with D&H. Selkirk was the GE capital of the world on Conrail, and any GE was a possibility. Common power in those days was various U boats inherited from its predecessors, such as this U30B. The U30 would not last much longer-it would be gone in a year or two-but the U23B it was coupled to would last into the 1990's.
Photo Date:  2/19/1981  Upload Date: 9/14/2012 4:09:32 AM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  CR 2847(U30B) CR 2703(U23B)
Views:  443   Comments: 1
Power at the engine house
Title:  Power at the engine house
Description:  A pair of D&H units, an RS 36 and an ex Reading GP39-2 enjoy the company of a Conrail visitor outside the D&H engine house.
Photo Date:  2/19/1981  Upload Date: 9/14/2012 4:11:00 AM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  DH 5013(RS36) DH 7411(GP39-2) CR 2015(B23-7)
Views:  507   Comments: 1
Clean RS 11
Title:  Clean RS 11
Description:  D&H power could look handsome when clean, as this RS 11 attests.
Photo Date:  7/4/1981  Upload Date: 2/17/2013 3:34:25 AM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  DH 5003(RS11) DH 4103(RS3)
Views:  684   Comments: 0
Bicentennial unit
Title:  Bicentennial unit
Description:  Looking a little worse for wear, the D&H RS3m that was painted red white and blue still holds its colors five years after the celebration. Like the previous year when I saw it at Oneonta, iit's July 4th.
Photo Date:  7/4/1981  Upload Date: 6/4/2014 3:17:48 AM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  DH 506(RS3M)
Views:  301   Comments: 0
MK rebuild
Title:  MK rebuild
Description:  Morrison Knudsen rebuilt eight RS 3s for the D&H in the early 70s. Two were at the Mechanicville engine house on July 4 1981, including the Bicentennial unit, and highest numbered unit 508
Photo Date:  7/4/1981  Upload Date: 2/17/2013 3:30:35 AM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  DH 508(RS3M) DH 5003(RS11) DH 4103(RS3) DH 7416(GP39-2) DH 506(RS3M)
Views:  936   Comments: 2
Power line up
Title:  Power line up
Description:  Diesels are lined up at the mechanicville engine terminal, including the Bicentennial unit 1776, fourth back in the consist. Nice catch on Independence Day!!
Photo Date:  7/4/1981  Upload Date: 1/26/2013 3:06:37 AM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  DH 7603(GP39-2) DH 2316(U23B) DH 1976(RS3M) DH 7416(GP39-2)
Views:  827   Comments: 0
D&H 4103
Title:  D&H 4103
Description:  D&H 4103 sits outside the shop
Photo Date:  7/4/1981  Upload Date: 6/19/2011 2:04:54 AM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  DH 4103(RS3)
Views:  562   Comments: 0
Rolling north
Title:  Rolling north
Description:  The northbound road train passes under a bridge north of Cobleskill
Photo Date:  5/19/1983  Upload Date: 11/9/2013 1:36:40 AM
Location:  Cobleskill, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  DH 451(C424) DH 410(C420) DH 412(C420) DH 463(C424)
Views:  413   Comments: 0
Northbound over the top
Title:  Northbound over the top
Description:  A northbound tops the grade at Richmondville behind a solid set of Alcos, not uncommon in that era
Photo Date:  5/19/1983  Upload Date: 11/9/2013 1:23:25 AM
Location:  Richmondville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  DH 451(C424) DH 410(C420) DH 412(C420) DH 463(C424)
Views:  389   Comments: 1
Going away
Title:  Going away
Description:  The sun angle favoerd shooting east, so heres the northbound about to pass under the intermediate signals at the top of Richmondville Hill.
Photo Date:  5/19/1983  Upload Date: 11/9/2013 1:25:28 AM
Location:  Richmondville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  DH 451(C424) DH 410(C420) DH 412(C420) DH 463(C424)
Views:  448   Comments: 0
Local
Title:  Local
Description:  While the road freight behind the four Alcos waited at Cobleskill, this local passed on the siding there.
Photo Date:  5/19/1983  Upload Date: 11/9/2013 1:31:50 AM
Location:  Cobleskill, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  DH 7409(GP39-2)
Views:  143   Comments: 0
Bluebirds west
Title:  Bluebirds west
Description:  A set of blue B&M units leads a westbound D&H train at Mc Master St in Owego
Photo Date:  4/20/1984  Upload Date: 9/22/2012 2:12:43 AM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  BM 307(GP40-2) BM 209(GP38-2)
Views:  390   Comments: 0
Work train
Title:  Work train
Description:  A chop nose RS 11 leads a work train at Cooperstown Jct.
Photo Date:  6/14/1984  Upload Date: 6/30/2014 1:35:12 AM
Location:  Cooperstown Junction, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  DH 5007(RS11)
Views:  131   Comments: 0
Southbound from the road
Title:  Southbound from the road
Description:  A southbound D&H train seen from NY 7 near Otego. Its into the Guilford era, so an ex CR GP 40 is leading, but the trailing power is what youd expect from the D&H. Check out the D&H gon head out.
Photo Date:  8/7/1984  Upload Date: 6/30/2014 1:29:05 AM
Location:  Otego, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BM 330(GP40) DH 462(C424) DH 451(C424)
Views:  223   Comments: 0
Southbound blues
Title:  Southbound blues
Description:  A southbound on the D&H behind a solid set of blue units-though the lead engine is really the wrong shade!!
Photo Date:  8/7/1984  Upload Date: 11/6/2011 4:17:50 AM
Location:  Bainbridge, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BM 330(GP40) DH 462(C424) DH 451(C424)
Views:  601   Comments: 0
Going away
Title:  Going away
Description:  There were two sets of consecutive units on this train. The leaders were a pair of U23s, now a pair of ex Reading GP 39s. This was a typical power set in the mid 80s.
Photo Date:  9/27/1984  Upload Date: 7/8/2014 2:19:39 AM
Location:  White Haven, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 287(U23B) MEC 288(U23B) DH 454(C424) BM 3246(GP40) DH 7417(GP39-2) DH 7418(GP39-2)
Views:  314   Comments: 0
Ex D&H U23
Title:  Ex D&H U23
Description:  When Guilford took over the D&H, they moved much of the power around their roster, with the D&H units being most affected. An example of that is the two units leading this train. Once D&H U23Bs, they are now lettered for the Maine Central. It became a sore point at the D&H that Guilford kept all the newer power when it let the D&H go in 1988.
Photo Date:  9/27/1984  Upload Date: 7/8/2014 2:17:42 AM
Location:  White Haven, PA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  MEC 287(U23B) MEC 288(U23B) DH 7417(GP39-2) DH 7418(GP39-2) DH 454(C424) BM 3246(GP40)
Views:  473   Comments: 0
BM 365
Title:  BM 365
Description:  MEBU heads toward Binghamton shortly after leaving Mechanicville yard with a former D&H GP 39 and a pair of MEC GP 38s still in their original colors
Photo Date:  10/23/1984  Upload Date: 2/27/2011 6:14:28 PM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BM 365(GP39-2) MEC 254(GP38) MEC 252(GP38)
Views:  820   Comments: 0
Detour train
Title:  Detour train
Description:  There had been a disruption on the B&M Connecticut River line, and trains were detouring over the D&H from Montreal via Mechanicville and E Deerfiled. One of the detour trains rolls through Mechanicville en route to Mass. The consist has a couple of unrebuilt RS 18s too.
Photo Date:  10/23/1984  Upload Date: 7/11/2014 3:51:20 AM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CP 8769(RS18) CP 1816(RS18u) CP 8752(RS18) DH 410(C420) BM 2920(U33B)
Views:  537   Comments: 2
CP 8769
Title:  CP 8769
Description:  CP detour train leaves Mechanicville yard headed for the Hudson River bridge and the B&M en route to East Deerfield and the Connecticut River Line
Photo Date:  10/23/1984  Upload Date: 2/27/2011 6:16:09 PM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CP 1816(RS18u) CP 8769(RS18) CP 8752(RS18)
Views:  840   Comments: 1
Clean paint
Title:  Clean paint
Description:  These untis were rebuilds from MK in 1980. This one must have been repainted shortly before this photo. Its way too clean!!
Photo Date:  10/23/1984  Upload Date: 8/1/2014 3:46:12 AM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  DH 463(C424)
Views:  177   Comments: 0
Ready for their next move
Title:  Ready for their next move
Description:  A line of power sits at the engine facility on the D&H side of the yard. True to form, its a three builder mix, but not typically, three out of four units have the same paint scheme.
Photo Date:  10/23/1984  Upload Date: 7/11/2014 3:56:26 AM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  DH 5004(RS11) DH 463(C424) DH 756(U33C) DH 7322(GP38-2)
Views:  346   Comments: 2
Original U boat
Title:  Original U boat
Description:  After Guilford acquired the D&H, they bought some hand me down U33Cs from Conrail. Heres one of the original D&H units
Photo Date:  10/23/1984  Upload Date: 8/1/2014 3:48:10 AM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  DH 756(U33C)
Views:  184   Comments: 0
Southbound on the bridge
Title:  Southbound on the bridge
Description:  A southbound SC 3 led by a mix of power crosses the Mohawk River at Cohoes
Photo Date:  12/4/1984  Upload Date: 6/10/2012 2:55:43 AM
Location:  Cohoes, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  BM 200(GP38-2) DH 7401(GP39-2) BM 100(Road Slug) BM 300(GP40-2) BM 301(GP40-2) MEC 286(U23B) MEC 470(GP7u)
Views:  782   Comments: 0


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