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Owner: New York Central
Model:BLW RF-16ABuilt As:NYC 3816 (RF-16A)
Serial Number:75372Order No:
Frame Number:Built:1/1952
Other locos with this serial:  DH 1216(RF-16A) MIGN 1216(RF-16A) MGA 1216(RF-16A) NYC 1216(RF-16A)
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NYC RF-16A #1216
Title:  NYC RF-16A #1216
Description:  Built by Baldwin in January of 1952, this locomotive earned the nickname "Sharknose" for its unusual nose design. The goal of the new style was partly to differentiate Baldwin locomotives from competitors, and partly to distance the new locomotives from early Baldwin diesels that were plagued with mechanical problems. The style was inspired by the Pennsylvania Railroad's T1 class duplex steam locomotive, some of which were built by Baldwin. The RF-16 was a successful locomotive. #1216 and 1205 have led an interesting life after NYC sold them for scrap in 1971 but were saved by Delaware & Hudson who used them for 6 years. D&H then sold them to Castolite Corporation to be leased on the Michiagn Northern Rwy in 1979. Eventually both suffered mechanical damage and supposedly stored in a remote Escanaba & Lake Superior RR building.
Photo Date:  2/1/1968  Upload Date: 8/24/2016 4:22:54 AM
Location:  Brownsville, PA
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  NYC 1216(RF-16A)
Views:  197   Comments: 5
NYC 1216
Title:  NYC 1216
Description:  With patched window (Date approximate)
Photo Date:  10/12/1968  Upload Date: 12/17/2015 9:48:41 PM
Location:  Brownsville, PA
Author:  Robert Farkas
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  NYC 1216(RF-16A)
Views:  171   Comments: 0
NYC 1216
Title:  NYC 1216
Description:  Before she became a Queen
Photo Date:  3/8/1969  Upload Date: 3/24/2013 5:29:35 PM
Location:  Brownsville, PA
Author:  Robert Farkas
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  NYC 1216(RF-16A)
Views:  529   Comments: 2


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