DH 1216 Editors Pick!        
The Delaware & Hudson "Slate Picker" crosses the Champlain Canal behind the D&H's two used (but snazzy) Sharknose RF16s. This train served the Washington Branch. Its name harked back to the slate industry that existed on the branch, all the way back to the 19th Century. The diesels were ex New York Central, purchased from the Monogahela Railway in 1974. The last two Baldwin RF-16 "Sharks" in the world at this time, they were part of a preservation project under Carl B. Sterzing Jr. D&H CEO. They were sold upon his retirement.
Date: 8/17/1977 Location: Whitehall, NY   Map Show Whitehall on a rail map Views: 2050 Collection Of:   Charles Knox Freericks
Locomotives: DH 1216(RF-16A)    Author:  Ray Wetzel
DH 1216
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Name Type Comments Date
David Abeles General Wow. Thanks for sharing, rare catch! 11/18/2010 8:22:36 AM
George Redmond General Good shot. 11/18/2010 12:37:17 PM
Ted Krug General Great shot, thanks for sharing! 11/18/2010 3:23:42 PM
William H. Davis Jr. General Nice shot 11/18/2010 9:54:56 PM
Ryan Koertge General The shark nose was a slick looking engine. Very nice catch. 11/19/2010 10:58:20 AM
Bernie Feltman General Nice photo 11/23/2010 4:16:33 PM
Fred Stuckmann General Great catch, never got to see one, so this will have to do. Thank you. 12/5/2010 3:52:21 PM
Aaron Schlegel General AWESOME!!!!!!!! NICE SHOT. 1/5/2011 6:55:11 PM

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