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Title Postcard: [D.L. & W. #960, Baldwin, Hoboken, N.J.] N.p., n.d., ca. 1907-1917.
Object Name Postcard
Catalog Number 2008.012.0113
Collection Hoboken Railroad Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description Postcard: [D.L. & W. #960, Baldwin, Hoboken, N.J.] No place (see below), no date, circa 1907-1917. Real photo postcard, divided back, Velox stamp box. 3-3/8" x 5-3/8" wide. Unposted. No photographer or issuer indicated. Reverse has the title in pencil.

Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, Class G, Baldwin 4-4-0 camelback steam locomotive; for scale purposes, note that the driver wheels were 69" in diameter.

Although the penciled information states Hoboken, it was probably not in Hoboken. This particular locomotive did not regularly operate from Hoboken (if it was in Hoboken, it was possibly here for a special run or other circumstance.) At least five of this type made by this builder were in use here (see notes.)

Dating of image: probably taken in 1906-1908. Taber notes that the lettering on equipment was changed from "D.L. & W." to "Lackawanna" in 1908.

Issue date of postcard: possibly as late as 1917 as indicated by the Velox stamp box.
Date 1907-1917
Year Range from 1907
Year Range to 1917
Search Terms Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
Oswego & Syracuse Railroad
Caption front
Imagefile 065\20080120113.TIF
Notes Taber lists this engine number as part of the Oswego & Syracuse Railroad, one of the D.L.& W lines. (D.L.& W. locomotive numbers 953 - 972 were added starting in 1904: #953-954 were Main Line; 955-595 were in Buffalo; 960 was the only one with the O & S; 961972 were either not identified with a line or were Main Line, Buffalo or Morris & Essex which did operate from Hoboken.)
Classification Railroads