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Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal #14 - H. K. Porter 0-6-0T

BEDT #14
wheel arrangement: 0-6-0T (saddle)
builder: H. K. Porter
c/n: 6260
built: Aug 1920
weight: 128,000 lbs
tractive effort: 25,865 lbs
fuel: Bunker-C Oil
fuel cap'y: 500 gal
water cap'y: Boiler: 1200 gals, Tank: 1800 gals
boiler pressure: 180 psi
cylinders: 18b x 24s
valves: balanced slide

-> Yes, it's an 0-6-0T (rear drive wheel in photo was painted black when cleaning out sprayer, :o) <-

current status:
non-running, under cosmetic restoration by Ulster & Delaware Railroad Historical Society.

This restoration project, and the 1906 NYO&W #8206 / Unadilla Valley #51 Bobber Caboose also being restored can be viewed on the UDRRHS storage track adjacent to the Delaware & Ulster Railroad (not affliated) in Arkville, NY.

locomotive history:
This H. K. Porter "Medium Duty" saddletank locomotive was originally built for Mesta Machine Works, West Homestead, PA as #5.

She was then purchased by BEDT around 1939 through loco dealer Birmingham Loco .

After serving on the BEDT until 1963, she was purchased (along with BEDT #13 of similar sidetank design) by Mr. George Hart for use on on the Ma & Pa RR.

From there she was sold in 1967 to Black River & Western RR in Ringoes, NJ, and saw use for one year, and then put on static display.

The Ulster & Delaware RR Historical Society obtained #14 in 1983 and placed her on display as well. Time and weather took it's toll, so in 2005 a cosmetic restoration began.

Why is this locomotive special?
Her and sister locomotive BEDT #16 (another H. K. Porter product) were the last steam locomotives to operate in the New York City (Brooklyn) and as late as October 1963.

If you are interested in the Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal, my website is a detailed and comprehensive history of BEDT operations 1906 to 1983, and it's predecessors, the East River Terminal and Palmer's Dock; 1870-1906:

- There are hundreds of photographs of the locomotives (steam and diesel) including rare photos of BEDT # 6, 7, 8, and 9 (thanks to Dave Keller).
- Also photos of the property;
- Detailed specifications of all their locomotives, equipment, tugboats and carfloats and where possible, their current condition and status;
- History of family ownership of BEDT w/ family tree
- Employee and adminstration list 1906-1983
- Track maps ca. WW2 and 1968 (after dieselation) and
- Recollections from a former BEDT engineer, and BEDT offspring.

If you are into Rail-Marine Terminals & Carfloating Operations;
Industrial Switching;
Baldwin & H. K. Porter Sidetankers & Saddletankers;
or just steam locomotives in general:

Please, feel free to visit my websites. They are non-commercial website and for the railroad enthusiast.

Minolta Maxxum 9
Minolta 50 f1.4
Kodak Portra 400 VC @ 1/500 sec

Photographed by Philip M. Goldstein, September, 2005.
Added to the photo archive by Philip M. Goldstein, March 21, 2007.
Railroad: Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal.

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