(D&H Class RF-16)





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Obtained from the Monogahela Railway in 1974, the two Baldwin RF-16 "Sharks" were part of a preservation project under the guidance of Carl B. Sterzing Jr., Chief Executive of the Delaware and Hudson. Along with normal freight duty, they participated in public relations ventures and railfan trips until the end of Mr. Sterzing's tenure. They were later sold to Castolite Inc. of Minneapolis, MN in April 1978.
Above Photos by Jay Winn. All Copyright © 2004. Used by permission.
D&H Shark #1205
Here the Sharks are heading a freight train in Binghamton, NY in September 1975. Digital Photos by Jean-Louis Simonet.©1995. Used by permission.
D&H Shark #1205 & 1216
   
     
     
     
     


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Locomotive Numbers

BALDWIN - RF-16 (Class RF-16)

Locomotive Model: Road Number (1): Road Number (2): Road Number (3): Road Number (4): Builder: Builder Number: Date Built: Date Received: Date Retired/Sold:
RF-16 NYC / 3805 NYC / 1205 MGA  / 1205 DH / 1205 Baldwin 75361 12/1951 8/1974 4/1978
RF-16 NYC / 3812 NYC / 1216 MGA  / 1216 DH / 1216 Baldwin 75372 1/1952 8/1974 4/1978

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Locomotive Specifications:

Engine: 8 cyl; 608A
Trucks: B-B
Truck Type: AAR Type B
9'10" Wheelbase
Fuel (gals.):  
Sand(CuFt):  
Weight(lbs): 248,000 lbs
Horsepower: 1600 hp @ 625rpm
Traction Motors: Westinghouse 370 series
Tractive Effort:  
Gearing:  

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Locomotive Information:

HISTORY OF THE BALDWIN “SHARKS” BY Jay Winn & John Shaw

RIDING THE D&H “SHARKS”* BY Jay Win

(* Sharks… For those of you unfamiliar with the term “Sharknose” as it applies to railway locomotives a brief explanation is in order. Sharknose was the term applied to certain specific Baldwin Locomotive Works diesel locomotives due to their rakish streamlining that included a very striking nose profile. I don’t think it was official, but it stuck. The BP20, 6 axle passenger unit and the RF16, and DR-4-4-15, 4 axle freight units were known as “sharknoses” or sometimes shortened to just plain “sharks”)


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Last updated: 29 January, 2011


Information supplied by John A. Shaw, Neil C. Hunter, Jay Winn and the Bridge Line Historical Society
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