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Photographs - Non-Revenue Cars

If you have a photograph of a D&H car and would like to add it to the site, please contact John A. Shaw. Original photographers and contributors will be given credit with each photograph published on the site. We are looking to add at least one photograph of each type of car if they can be found. Thank you for any and all help in completing this page.

Horace Dean was an avid fan of D&H Cabooses and had been collecting photos of each he could find, either by taking the photo himself, or by obtaining a copy where ever he could. The photos on the page in large part are due to Horace and as such, this page is dedicated to his memory.

Caboose
Cranes
Jordan Spreaders (Snow Plows)
Miscellaneous Equipment
Road Vehicles

Caboose Photos


D&H 35700
   
D&H 35700f
Horace Dean Collection
D&H 35700
PHOTOGRAPHER:Tony Hodun
35700 was the first in the series and the last in service. Sans cupola, the car is seen in new Spartan lettering with a gray roof at Colonie in July, 1981
D&H 35700
PHOTOGRAPHER: Michael Bischak, Jr.
DATE: 10-11-1986

D&H 35701
   

DH 35701
Horace Dean Collection

DH 35701
Horace Dean Collection

 

D&H 35702
   

DH 35702
Horace Dean Collection

DH 35702
Horace Dean Collection
D&H 35702
PHOTOGRAPHER:
Michael Bischak, Jr.
DATE :05-29-1982

D&H 35703
   

D&H 35703
Horace Dean Collection

D&H 35703
Horace Dean Collection

D&H 35703
Horace Dean Collection

D&H 35703
Horace Dean Collection
D&H 35703
Horace Dean Collection
D&H 35702
PHOTOGRAPHER:
Michael Bischak, Jr.
DATE: 05-29-1982

D&H 35704


   
D&H 35704
Horace Dean Collection
D&H 35704
Horace Dean Collection

D&H 35704
Horace Dean Collection

D&H 35704
Horace Dean Collection

D&H 35704
Horace Dean Collection
D&H 35704
Newspaper Clipping recording the movement of D&H #35004 to a new home.
D&H 35702
PHOTOGRAPHER: Michael Bischak, Jr.
DATE: 01-18-1989
   

D&H 35705


   
D&H 35702
PHOTOGRAPHER: Michael Bischak, Jr.
DATE: 08-17-1978
   

D&H 35706


   
D&H Caboose #35705
PHOTOGRAPHER: Chris Shepherd
DATE: Apx. 2001
LOCATION:
Port of Albany, Albany, NY
NOTES:
Notice the strange circular herald on this caboose and the lack of any number on the side.
   

D&H 35707
   
D&H 35707
PHOTOGRAPHER: Michael Bischak, Jr.
DATE: 07-02-1985
   

D&H 35708
   
     

D&H 35709
   
D&H 35709
PHOTOGRAPHER: Michael Bischak, Jr.
DATE: 06-27-1981
   

D&H 35710
   
     

D&H 35711
   
D&H Caboose #35711
PHOTOGRAPHER: Chris Shepherd
DATE: September, 1990
LOCATION: Oneonta Yard, Oneonta, NY
   

D&H 35712
   
D&H Caboose #35712
Photograph by Peter L. Finch © 1996, Obtained from
Compuserve's TRAINNET, Used by permission
   
     

D&H 35713
   
D&H 35709
PHOTOGRAPHER: Michael Bischak, Jr.
DATE: 01-29-1983
   

D&H 35714
   
     

D&H 35715
   
D&H Caboose #35715
PHOTOGRAPHER: Chris Shepherd
DATE: September, 1990
LOCATION: Oneonta Yard, Oneonta, NY
   

D&H 35716
   
     

D&H 35717
   
D&H Caboose #35717
PHOTOGRAPHER: Chris Shepherd
DATE: April, 1993
LOCATION: Kenwood Yard, Albany, NY
   

D&H 35718
   
     

D&H 35719
   
D&H Caboose #35719
PHOTOGRAPHER: Chris Shepherd
DATE: May, 1991
LOCATION: Saratoga Yard, Saratoga, NY
NOTES: Photos of both Sides
D&H Caboose #35719
PHOTOGRAPHER: Chris Shepherd
DATE: May, 1991
LOCATION: Saratoga Yard, Saratoga, NY
NOTES: Photos of both Sides
D&H 35709
PHOTOGRAPHER: Michael Bischak, Jr.
DATE: 06-27-1981
D&H 35709
PHOTOGRAPHER: Michael Bischak, Jr.
DATE: 10-27-1979
Note: Wrecked #35719 on Flat bed.
   

D&H 35727
DATE:
November 1986.
LOCATION:
Kenwood Yard, Albany, NY
NOTES:
Examples of the two modern caboose types used by the D&H.
PHOTOGRAPHER:  Bill Mischler ©copyright. Used by permission.

D&H Caboose #35727

D&H Caboose #35793

D&H 35793
DATE:
October, 1990
LOCATION: Saratoga Yard, Saratoga, NY
PHOTOGRAPHER:
Chris Shepherd

D&H 35799
DATE:
July, 1999
LOCATION: Kenwood Yard, Albany, NY
PHOTOGRAPHER:
Chris Shepherd

D&H Caboose #35799

D&H Caboose #35810

D&H 35810
DATE:
April, 1992
LOCATION: Port of Albany, Albany, NY
PHOTOGRAPHER:
Chris Shepherd

D&H 35872
DATE:

LOCATION: NY
PHOTOGRAPHER:
Tony Bucca
Wide angle view achieved through photo stitching of smaller photos. Tony's van can be seen beside the caboose. (I thought I heard him say something about finding some old paint cans in a dumpster outside of one of the D&H Shops.......but that is only a rumor..)

dhc35872

D&H 35886
The D&H caboose, #35886, was built in 1913 and is now owned by the President of the Whippany Railway Museum, Steve Hepler. Photo & Scan© 1995, Paul R. Tupaczewski

DH Caboose #35886

D&H Caboose #

D&H 35886
Whippany Railway Museum President Steve Hepler's Delaware and Hudson wood caboose reposes in the cool night air, prior to leaving Hoboken Festival that evening. The kerosene markers and lamps are in marked contrast to the private cars at right and NJ Transit commuter coaches at left. Photo & Scan© 1995, Paul R. Tupaczewski

DHC35940
D&H 35940
Hudson Depot Museum, Hudson, NC
D&H 35945
de Rham & Company, Inc.
Abbott de Rham uses the restored caboose as an office for his company

D&H Caboose #

Naperville Junction #40

NJ40
DATE:
January, 1994
LOCATION: Saratoga Yard, Saratoga, NY
PHOTOGRAPHER:
Chris Shepherd


Cranes

DH Crane 30018

D&H 30018
Horace Dean Collection

D&H 30020
Horrace Dean Collection
DH Crane 30020
DH Crane 30020
D&H 30021
Horrace Dean Collection
D&H 30021
Making a change from the usual all black wreck cranes, the D&H 30021 looks resplendent in its blue and yellow scheme. At Oneonta, NY in April 1989. Reproduced from a Bill Mischler slide ©copyright. Used by permission.
D&H Crane 30021
D&H Crane 30021
D&H 30021
Oneonta wreck train (crane and 2 gondolas) >Photo was taken at Steamtown in 1995. Photograph by Jason Dickie ©copyright 1995. Used by permission.
D&H 30022
Horrace Dean Collection
DH Crane 30022
DH Crane 30022
D&H 30022
Horrace Dean Collection
D&H 30023
Horrace Dean Collection
DH Crane 30023DH Crane 30023
DH Crane 30023

DH Crane 30023

D&H 35001
Steam Crane
Horrace Dean Collection

D&H 35009
Steam Shovel
Horrace Dean Collection
DH Crane 30023
   
   
     

Jordan Spreaders
(Snow Plows)


D&H Snowplow #35054

D&H 35054
Older Snow Plow #35054. Photograph by Thomas Coyne © 1995, Obtained from Bob's Photo, Used by permission.

D&H 35055
Snow Plow #35055. Photograph by Arthur Mitchell © 1995, Obtained from Bob's Photo, Used by permission.

D&H Snowplow #35055

D&H Snowplow #35057
D&H 35057
A Pink Jordan Snowplow #35057, or so it appears. 
This unit was photographed by Tim Byrne at Rouses Point during a snow storm in 1982. Photo by Tim Byrne © 1982
   
     

Comments from Gordon A. Davids, P.E., (former Track Supervisor for the D&H)

The "snow plows" are actually Jordan Spreaders. They were built by O.F.Jordan Co. for the primary purpose of spreading ballast in the track, and clearing ditches (with those big wings). The D&H bought them with the V-plow nose to use them for snow removal as well, and they worked well for that. The wings were also used to clear snow from side tracks and yard tracks. Some of the spreaders, at least the one at Carbondale, had a "double track" nose, an extra wing mounted on the left side of the V so all the snow was plowed to the right, away from the adjacent track. The "Pink Spreader", the 35057, was actually faded D&H red. It came from the Rutland RR about 1961 or 1962, and from then at least until 1969 it stayed at Rouses Point. When I was Track Supervisor at Plattsburgh we kept it painted green with yellow trim (by keeping it out of Colonie) and touched up the paint every spring. Normally the spreaders went to Colonie every fall for overhaul before the winter season, but we conspired with the Mechanical Department at Rouses Point to do all the work up there so we could keep the spreader set up the way we wanted it. It had a special headlight power connection to the locomotive, a direct air connection to the locomotive main air reservoir, a feed valve (reducing valve) on its air tank, a propane stove for the cab, a propane torch for thawing the works, and an air windshield wiper. It was the Hot Rod of all the D&H spreaders. When it snowed and blowed in Canada, we would make two round trips a day to Delson, ahead of 9 and 35, run around the balloon track, and return to Rouses Point ahead of 34 and 10, usually pushed by NJ Engine 4050 or 4051, or both if it was real bad. We ran about 35 mph with snow flying everywhere, and we had to know where the crossings and switches were so we could raise the nose in time. The flanger signs were sometimes hidden in the snow, even though the Lacolle section gang did very well at keeping them in place. We made the worst coffee in the world on that propane stove, but it kept us warm in the cab.


Miscellaneous Equipment


D&H Snow Blower
 Used to blow ice from switch point blades by the application of heat, this blower is at Mechanicville on a cold day in February 1981, waiting for its next call to duty. Photo and scan by Neil C. Hunter ©copyright.
Comments from Gordon A. Davids, P.E., (former Track Supervisor for the D&H)

The "snow blower" is actually a snow burner. They carried a work equipment number like SB-3. Fairmont Railway Motors built them as weed burners, and we used them for that too, but mostly for snow melting. The tank carried diesel fuel, which was mixed in the burner pots on the ends of the long pipes in front of the machine. An air blower sent air out the pipes, where it burned in the pots making a big, hot flame. We used them to melt snow in yard switches, and never on the main track. They would burn up the insulated joints in a main-track turnout, and the Signal Department would take exception to the practice. We had to be very careful with drainage, because a pool of water turned to ice was a thousand times worse than a foot of snow in a switch. They worked well on the lead at Bevier Street Yard in Binghamton, because the track was up on hill, and well drained.
D&H 35051 & 35052
Two of the D&H's three test weight cars sit at Kenwood Yard in January 1988. Reproduced from a Bill Mischler slide © copyright. Used by permission.

D&H Scale test cars


Road Vehicles(Some stranger than others!)

D&H ala Bucca
Tony Bucca Photo
D&H ala Bucca
Tony Bucca Photo

D&H ala Bucca
Tony Bucca Photo

D&H ala Bucca
Tony Bucca Photo


Photo Courtesy of Bob's Photos

D&H Police Car
Jim Odell photo
Speeder
Fred Cupp Photo

 

 


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