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Delaware & Hudson 350 "Transit"

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Delaware & Hudson 350 "Transit"
Posted by ckape on Friday, March 26, 2021 9:05 PM

Does anyone know where I can find more information about the Delaware & Hudson inspection locomotive #350?  So far I've found this page, which lists the build date and number: http://alcohistory.blogspot.com/2007/06/delaware-and-hudson-350-transit.html

Any more information would be appreciated, but especially dimensional info and paint colors.

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Posted by "JaBear" on Saturday, March 27, 2021 2:35 PM
It would appear that information on 2-2-4T “Transit” is as scarce as hens’ teeth!! It doesn’t seem to even get a mention in the D & H Historical Society website rosters, though neither does the 4-4-0 inspection locomotive “Saratoga”.
 
The only dimension which I’ve managed to find which would be of any use to a scratch builder is from Jim Shaughnessy’s “Delaware & Hudson” book and that is that the driving wheel circumference of 54 inches. However, the information also indicates that the “Transit” was rebuilt in 1922, and given a 56 inch driving wheel. It also gives the disposal date of 9 September 1933.
 
I would suggest that the two photos that you have got, are of the original build “Transit”, and from a scratch builders’ perspective, you have huge advantage of having a view of both sides and ends!
 
The window pitch is wrong but I’m wondering if the Roundhouse 34’ Old time Overton Coach would be the basis for a build for the body?
 
Just to muddy the waters, are you particularly “stuck” on the “Transit”? I only say this because if your interest is in having an unusual inspection locomotive, and while it may not be so "sexy" (?), may I suggest the Le High Valley RR 4-2-4T “Dorothy”, no shortage of information on her.
 
Hopefully someone will come up with more useful information,
Cheers, the Bear.Smile

"One difference between pessimists and optimists is that while pessimists are more often right, optimists have far more fun."

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Posted by ckape on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 3:34 PM

Thanks for the information.  I had anticipated that info would be pretty sparse.  Not sure if I want to go forward with trying to build it, but at least with a known dimension I can make reasonable guesses.

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