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Date: 01/24/23 07:16
Bill Gwinn Photos (7) - NYC
Author: refarkas

Bill Gwinn may have carried two box cameras. On one, one side of Bill's photos was much lighter than the other. This sounds like a light leak to me. This happened on quite a few of Bill's photos. A few of his photos are well-exposed across the whole photo. Perhaps this was a different camera, or Bill's one camera had problems with different angles of the sun.
1.) NYC 5318 is dead at Collinwood Yard in Cleveland, Ohio on May 23, 1954.
2.) (One of Bill's best) NYC 5416 is along the Cleveland, Ohio lake front on September 6, 1953.
Bob






Date: 01/24/23 08:04
Re: Bill Gwinn Photos (7) - NYC
Author: patd3985

Wow! That tender on the engine in photo #2 looks longer than the engine itself!



Date: 01/24/23 08:14
Re: Bill Gwinn Photos (7) - NYC
Author: wcamp1472

A very nice snapshot of typical moves during a busy day on the 
railroad...

Looks like he has every bit of the 46-tons capacity of coal on the 'centipede'
tender ( ... maybe 50 tons, piled-up?).

I think water capacity of those tenders was 18,000 gallons...refilled
on-the-fly, from water-filled track pans --- strategically placed along
the main lines.

That's a lot of capacity for modest-grate sized 4-6-4, Hudsons.
Typically those tenders are used behind 4-8-4s, with grates of 100 sq ft!

W.

( Two people on the fireman's side?  Am I seeing 2 left elbows?)
 



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 01/24/23 08:20 by wcamp1472.



Date: 01/24/23 09:57
Re: Bill Gwinn Photos (7) - NYC
Author: refarkas

It does look like two people on the fireman's side.
Bob



Date: 01/24/23 10:40
Re: Bill Gwinn Photos (7) - NYC
Author: swaool

patd3985 Wrote:
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> Wow! That tender on the engine in photo #2 looks
> longer than the engine itself!

Indeed; those PT-1 tenders weighed around 210 tons fully loaded, as opposed to 183 tons or so for the J3 itself.

mike woodruff
spokane



Date: 01/24/23 10:58
Re: Bill Gwinn Photos (7) - NYC
Author: Frisco1522

In the Summer of 1953, I was going on 13, Mom and Dad were attending the BofLE Triennial convention in Cleveland.  Got a tour of Colliingwood roundhouse, etc.  Went to an Indians ball game which I spent the whole game in the top row looking at steam engines going by the old stadium.  Stayed at the Hollendon Hotel.  Still a lot of steam there in '53.
Went to a restaurant outside of town called Ruzickis or something like that, family style chicken dinners and I stuffed myself.
Almost 70 years ago.  Good grief.



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