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Date: 05/15/24 08:49
Babyface (no, not Nelson * ; ^) .. this one was NYC
Author: valmont

Collingwood OH 5/50 by? 
NYC had 4, nos. 3400-3403 ... later renumbered to 3800-3803 

Babyface Nelson was a notorious criminal in the 1930's ... Wikipedia has write-up

 




Date: 05/15/24 09:05
Re: Babyface (no, not Nelson * ; ^) .. this one was NYC
Author: santafe199

Why am I getting a mental image of Marty Feldman at the throttle??

;^)



Date: 05/15/24 09:23
Re: Babyface (no, not Nelson * ; ^) .. this one was NYC
Author: cnr6776

santafe199 Wrote:
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> Why am I getting a mental image of Marty Feldman
> at the throttle??
>
> ;^)

Eyegor the abbienormal engineer!

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Date: 05/15/24 11:03
Re: Babyface (no, not Nelson * ; ^) .. this one was NYC
Author: ironmtn

Terrific image - thanks, valmont. I never knew that NYC had these. With only four of then, that perhaps may be excused, although rarities like that still have a way of showing up in railfan photography. But I've missed these completely, even as an NYC fan. They are certainly interesting, and looked pretty good in the freight lightning-stripe livery (even with the interesting cutoff on the stripe). And as with other Baldwins of that family, the "babyface" nickname has always seemed appropriate to me.

Interesting too to still see the wire still in place at Collinwood for the CUT electrics, which remained in service until 1959, if a quick online check and memory is correct. A really interesting post - thanks again.

MC



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/15/24 11:12 by ironmtn.



Date: 05/15/24 11:07
Re: Babyface (no, not Nelson * ; ^) .. this one was NYC
Author: Notch7

Beautiful shot of this interesting model.  Many years ago SAL ran these through my hometown on a passenger local from Charlotte to Wilmington NC.  The train was locally called the "Boll Weevil".  Appropriately one of the other passenger locals was known as the "Cotton Blossom".  The "Boll Weevil" was the first passenger train I remember being cut off.  By then, boiler equipped GP7's had long replaced the "Babyface" on the far ends of the run.



Date: 05/15/24 12:07
Re: Babyface (no, not Nelson * ; ^) .. this one was NYC
Author: PHall

cnr6776 Wrote:
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> santafe199 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Why am I getting a mental image of Marty
> Feldman
> > at the throttle??
> >
> > ;^)
>
> Eyegor the abbienormal engineer!
>
> Posted from Android

Y B Normal?



Date: 05/15/24 15:41
Re: Babyface (no, not Nelson * ; ^) .. this one was NYC
Author: swaool

According to the Dolzall's Baldwin book, NYC's DR-4-4-1500s 3400-3403 were delivered in October 1948 and renumbered to 3800-3803 in June 1951, so that somewhat pins down the date of the photo.

mike woodruff
north platte ne



Date: 05/15/24 19:27
Re: Babyface (no, not Nelson * ; ^) .. this one was NYC
Author: Atlpete

Note also, despite the photo location these were freight units, and this one is still wearing it's as-delivered scheme with the lengthwise lightening stripe truncated halfway along the car body side not unlike the F3's and Fa's.



Date: 05/15/24 21:15
Re: Babyface (no, not Nelson * ; ^) .. this one was NYC
Author: CPR_4000

NYC had babyface passenger units, too. DR6-4-1500's 3200-3203 (A units) and 3300-3301 (B units).

https://www.american-rails.com/images/NYCUNK3200DR.jpg

Tiny fuel tank!



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