(D&H Class ERS-20)





Photos Locomotive
Numbers
Locomotive
Specifications
Locomotive
Information
D&H Sheild
Roster
Page
Modeling Notes Available Decals





Photographs

D&H GP38-2 7303 Post CP Rail takeover "Riot of Colours". This photo shows D&H GP 38-2 7303, a "Calgary" rebuild with small cab shield and YELLOW side lettering, CP Rail SD40-2 778 (SOO) in the new "Double Flags" scheme, GATX SD40-2 2007 (on lease to CP, and soon to be owned by them) in original owner UP colours, and out of picture is CP Rail (SOO) SD40-2 748, heading for Kenwood Yard, Albany, NY in early 1995. Photo from the Jim Odell Collection ©copyright. Used by permission.

D&H GP38-2 #7303 Photograph of D&H GP38-2 #7303 passing by Photograph by Ken Buckman, Broken Knuckle Video Productions, ©copyright. Used by permission.

D&H GP38-2 #7304 7304, another "Calgary rebuild" shows the start of the CP influence on the D&H locomotives with the horns being moved from the cab roof to the 'regular' CP position, in front of the front radiator fan. 7304 is shown at Saratoga Springs on a wintry day in February 1993. Taken from a Bill Mischler 35mm slide ©copyright and used by permission.

D&H GP38-2 #7307 Before you get a little confused, the photograph shows unit #7307, which originally started life as Lehigh Valley #320, becoming D&H #7320, then Guilford #226, then rebuilt, repainted and renumbered to D&H #7307 by CP. This is one of several units that CP painted into the lightning stripe before all units were mandated to be painted in CP red. GP38-2 #7307 lays over at Buffalo's SK Yard in February, 1992. Transferred from a Photo-CD by John Reay. Obtained from CompuServe TrainNet and used by permission.

D&H GP38-2 #7312 7312 is named for D&H Road Foreman Bernie O'Brien (B.C. O'Brien) and is shown basking in the late afternoon sun at Kenwood Yard, Albany, NY in late October 1990. Photo and scan by Neil C. Hunter ©copyright.

D&H GP38-2 #7320 Photograph of D&H GP38-2 #7320 passing by Photograph by Ken Buckman, Broken Knuckle Video Productions, ©copyright. Used by permission.

D&H GP38-2 #7324 D&H GP38 #7324 leads two NYS&W SD45s on eastbound BUME between Hornell and Gang Mills, NY in the scenic Canisteo valley. This line has been extensively rebuilt and singled but in April 1991 when this photo was taken the line was still displaying its Erie heritage with double track and semaphores. Photo by John Reay, ©1991,1994, all rights reserved. Obtained from CompuServe TrainNet and used by permission.


D&H SheildReturn to the Diesel Roster or Top of this Page

 

Locomotive Numbers

Information obtained from William D. Miller bmiller@mgl.ca
EMD - GP38-2 (Class ERS-20)
Locomotive
Model
As Built 
Number
Builder
Number
Date
Built:
Date
Rebuilt:
Owners &
Road Numbers History
Rebuild Notes / Final Disposition:
Lehigh Valley D&H Guilford CP
GP38-2 314
11/1972
314 7314 D&H 220 D&H 7308
GP38-2 315
11/1972 6/1993 315 7315 D&H 221 D&H 7304 Rebuilt by CPRS / Odgen Shops
GP38-2 316
11/1972
316 7316 D&H 222 n/a
Blue w/ yellow stripes, small nose shield, no rear shield. Assigned GTI 222 wrecked at Nineveh in a head-on with pusher power on 12/07/83.  Loaded into a gon at Colonie during the CP regime, Scraped 1993
GP38-2 317
11/1972
317 7317 D&H 223 D&H 7303 Rebuilt by CPRS / Odgen Shops
GP38-2 318
11/1972 1994 318 7318 D&H 224 CP 7305  
GP38-2 319
11/1972
319 7319 D&H 225 D&H 7306
GP38-2 320
11/1972 3/1990 320 7320 D&H 226 D&H 7307 M-K / Mountain Top,PA
GP38-2 321
11/1972
321 7321 D&H 227 n/a Scraped 1993
GP38-2 322
11/1972 3/1990 322 7322 D&H 228 D&H 7309 M-K / Mountain Top,PA
GP38-2 323
11/1972
323 7323 D&H 229 D&H 7310
GP38-2 324
11/1972 9/1993 324 7324 D&H 230 D&H 7311 Rebuilt by CPRS / Odgen Shops
GP38-2 325
11/1972 3/1990 325 7325 D&H 231 D&H 7312 M-K / Mountain Top,PA

D&H SheildReturn to the Diesel Roster or Top of this Page

 

Locomotive Specifications:

Engine: 16-645
Trucks: B-B
Truck Type: Blomberg-B
Fuel (gals.):  
Sand(CuFt):  
Weight(lbs): 265,000
Horsepower: 2,000
Traction Motors:  
Tractive Effort:  
Gearing: 62:15
 

D&H SheildReturn to the Diesel Roster or Top of this Page



Locomotive Information:

Originally Lehigh Valley 314 - 325, renumbered D&H 220 to D&H 231 by Guilford. Most are still on the D&H (see above), now owned by CPRS. Some have been repainted in the lightning stripe scheme, and some are in the new CPRS "Double flags" scheme. Unit #7312 is named B.C. O'Brien and has been repainted in the Ogden shops and will remain in the D&H lightning stripe paint scheme with the name "B.C. O'Brien" on the side.

PAINT SCHEMES
Consensus is that every loco had the "potential" to be a bit different. That having been said, it seems there are 3 basic paint schemes during the dwindling years of the D&H.

1) On arrival 1976, all units came in lightning stripe, series 7314-7325. Paint applied over former LV red tended to weather, fade, or come off in sheets, quickly...

2) Once reshopped, some units were painted all (altshultz) blue. Yellow lettering, white numberboards with black numbers; large yellow shield under cab window each side; zebra stripes on both ends; small shield on nose in middle of stripes; yellow stripe on side of walkways; handrails black stanchions with yellow rail; vertical railings by steps were yellow. Looks like under carriage was black. See (with magnifiers) p 96 of Plant & Plant (D&H In Color #2).

3) 1978 reshops, some of the reshops came out with yellow noses and a large yellow shield on the nose. No stripes on either end. Balance of paint job as #2 above. See p 71 Plant & Plant, and p. 15 & 32 Reiser (Bridgeline Blues)

4) In 1977, as a one-off scheme, #7325 seen with all blue body, silver trucks, no yellow safety stripe, and large yellow shield on nose. Fuel tank blue. Balance of paint job as #3 above. (See p 67 of Plant & Plant)


D&H SheildReturn to the Diesel Roster or Top of this Page

 

Last updated : January 29, 2011


Information supplied by John A. Shaw, Neil C. Hunter and the Bridge Line Historical Society
Rail graphics supplied by Kenneth E. Houghton, John A. Shaw, Roland O'Connell and the Bridge Line Historical Society

This page is maintained by: John A. Shawand  Neil C. Hunter Australia

Copyright © 1996-2011, The Bridge Line Historical Society