Author Topic: New York City film - 1911  (Read 2977 times)

Benjamin Richards

  • Museum Member
  • Flagman
  • *
  • Posts: 34
    • View Profile
Re: New York City film - 1911
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2018, 07:00:48 PM »
Does anyone have a NYC roster handy to verify the identity of engine No. 1904?

Nothing for 1904, "...but [the NYC's] 1940 roster listed five Shay type locomotives, Nos. 7185-7189 (originally numbered 1896-1900). " So that's likely not a Shay.

Keith Taylor

  • Museum Member
  • Engineer
  • ****
  • Posts: 592
  • Life Member
    • View Profile
Re: New York City film - 1911
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2018, 07:03:09 PM »
The NYC had several 0-4-0 and 0-6-0 switchers with full cabs to use as steam dummies in NYC.
Also...bear in mind that the NYC re-numbered locomotives over the years.

Keith

John Stone

  • Museum Member
  • Fireman
  • ****
  • Posts: 359
    • View Profile
Re: New York City film - 1911
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2018, 07:49:56 PM »
I would guess that #1904 is an 0-6-0t, judging by the view of the backhead as they clear the crossing. There's no tender on the frame, as the Shays have, and the boiler appears to be centered, rather than shifted to the left to accomodate Shay cylinders, valve gear and drive shafts. Such a cool movie! Real gritty!

Benjamin Richards

  • Museum Member
  • Flagman
  • *
  • Posts: 34
    • View Profile
Re: New York City film - 1911
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2018, 08:29:12 PM »
A more thorough search turned up that #10 was indeed renumbered to #1904, probably in 1922 along with the rest of them. The exact details of the locos seem to vary based on which website you visit, but the wheel arrangement is at least undisputed.

https://www.steamlocomotive.com/locobase.php?country=USA&wheel=0-6-0&railroad=nyc#16251
https://orion.math.iastate.edu/jdhsmith/term/slusnyc.htm

Carl G. Soderstrom

  • Museum Member
  • Fireman
  • ****
  • Posts: 349
    • View Profile
Re: New York City film - 1911
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2018, 06:31:18 AM »
Thanks Keith

John Stone

  • Museum Member
  • Fireman
  • ****
  • Posts: 359
    • View Profile
Re: New York City film - 1911
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2018, 09:56:00 AM »
Found this on Northeast Railfan.net. Appears to be a scrap line at Harmon,NY, dated 1933. 1910 is on the right.