CNJ H15-44 1502         
Central Railroad Company of New Jersey H15-44 1502 at Jersey City, New Jersey on an unknown day in July 1964, Anscochrome by unknown photographer, Chuck Zeiler collection. Number 1502 was built in January 1949 (c/n 15L16) and equipped with a steam generator in the short hood. The following is from the book, Fairbanks-Morse Locomotives In Color, by Jim Boyd:

The railroad that pioneered dieselization in the United States when it purchased a GE/Ingersol-Rand 1000 h.p. boxcab switcher in 1929 had a long and productive relationship with Fairbanks-Morse following the August 1947 convention of the Association of American Railroads in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Among the units displayed there by FM was H15-44 demonstrator 1500, which caught the attention of the Jersey Central, which well into dieselization with switchers as well as EMD and Baldwin cab units. Seeking a road switcher that could handle a variety of tasks, the CNJ found the H15-44 to be just what it was looking for and bought that demonstrator while placing an order for 13 similar units. When it arrived in September 1948, after overhaul at Beloit, the 1500 was CNJ's first road switcher, with Baldwins, Alcos, and EMDs to follow. The CNJ went on to purchase three H16-44's and a 13-unit fleet of Train Masters.

Date: 7/1/1964 Location: Jersey City, NJ   Map Show Jersey City on a rail map Views: 1641 Collection Of:   Chuck Zeiler
Locomotives: CNJ 1502(H-15-44)    Author:  unknown
CNJ H15-44 1502
Picture Categories: Roster This picture is part of album:  Central Railroad Company of New Jersey
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Gary Everhart General Now that's a rare one! 4/8/2013 6:08:19 AM

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