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BEDT #12 - Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal - H. K. Porter 6368 - built: March 1919

BROOKLYN EASTERN DISTRICT TERMINAL - # 12

Builder & Location: Baldwin Locomotive Works (Eddystone, PA)
Construction Number 55276
Build Date: February 1922


Baldwin Locomotive class 6-32-D 1150  - "Six Coupled Tank Locomotive"

Wheel Arrangement: 0-6-0T Water Tank Capacity: 1450 gal Firebox Area 129 sq. ft.
Cylinders: 19"d x 24"s Boiler Capacity: 1200 gal Firebox Dim. 93 3/16" L x 33 1/4" W
Boiler Pressure: 180 psi Coal Capacity: 1300 lbs Firebox Depth 58" F,  57" R
Weight: 125,000 lbs Fuel Oil Capacity (after conv) 500 gal Tubes Dia. 1 3/4"
Length: 29' 0" Tractive Effort: 28,800 lbs Tube Length 9' 4 1/2"
Height: Factor of Adhesion: # of Tubes 220
Wheel Diameter: 46" Sharpest curve, advised: Tube Area 937 sq. ft.
Wheelbase:

8' 0" 

Sharpest curve, practicable: Grate Area 21.6 sq ft
Valve Type: Balanced Slide Lightest rail usage, advised: Staying Radial

Owner History: BEDT
Condition: scrapped BEDT July 1962.....................................................
Notes: built as round saddletank, open cab (see steam loco notes)
converted to square sided saddletank by BEDT

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November 9, 1935 - 8A Yard
Note carpenters shop which was located just south of the North 9th Street float bridge on extreme left edge of photo.
Peter V. Dobbins photo
authors collection

added 14 Mar 2015

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November 1937
another photo with large style headlight w/ number boards
and old style herald, smokebox is gloss black
unknown photographer
B. Merlis collection

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November 1937
Smokebox is gloss black and main rods are dark gray
unknown photographer
T. Gleichmann archives
authors collection

added 18 Sept 2008

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unknown date (pre-1941)
gloss black smokebox, light colored main rods
note: #10 with original round style saddletank and covered stack on left edge of photo under the arched windows.
W. Broschart photo, Dailey collection
SMU - E. L. DeGolyer Library archives
authors collection

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unknown date (pre-1941)
note large style Baldwin headlight w/ number boards, graphite colored smokebox and rods
old style herald;
unknown photographer
authors collection

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January 27, 1940
graphite colored smokebox & rods
unknown photographer
authors collection
date added 20 Oct 2008

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July 18, 1948 - believed to be North 8th Street Bulkhead
note BEDT letter herald
R. Wingard photo

F. Zahn archives
authors collection

added 12 Nov 2008

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1951 - North 6th Street (neg marked Pidgeon Street)
 unknown photographer
D. Keller archives
authors collection

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1954 - 5B Yard
Switchpoint in bottom left corner of photo is 5B5 and 5B6. Loco is on 5B4. Empty track after locomotive is 5B Lead.
New York Central boxcar against building is on 5B1
S. Meyers photo
D. Keller archives
authors collection

added 04 Sept 2009

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1954 - "5B Yard"
Boxcars on right edge are in the "tunnel" to North 4th Street.
S. Meyers photo
D. Keller archives
authors collection

added 04 Sept 2009

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1954 - "5B Yard"
S. Meyers photo
D. Keller archives
authors collection

added 04 Sept 2009

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1954 - "5B Yard"
Crossing Kent Avenue.
This 35mm negative was acquired off eBay in 2011, but take note of the D&RGW box car number -
it is the same as the preceding images (which have been on this website since 2009 and are from Dave Keller).
Therefore I came to a conclusion that Steve Meyers and Bradford Stiles were at this location at the same time taking photos.
I contacted Dave who was in contact with Steve Meyers to see if my hypothesis was correct. Here is the reply from Steve via Dave:

"Gosh, I haven't heard Brad's name since the first time I left New York in mid-1957. Brad and I were two thirds of a close trio of railfans who spent many years either singly, or as a duo or as a full group wandering around the metropolitan area taking (mostly) electric railway pix. Once we heard that the BEDT was considering diesels, we spent many Saturdays around Kent Avenue before the steam operation ended.."
B. Stiles photo
authors collection

added 08 February 2011

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1954 - "5A Yard"
Crossing Kent Avenue.
B. Stiles photo
authors collection

added 01 March 2011

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1954 - "5A Yard"
Crossing Kent Avenue.
B. Stiles photo
authors collection

added 01 March 2011

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1955 - On Northern 8A Yard Lead
unknown photographer
D. Keller archives
authors collection

added 29 January 2010

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June 2, 1957 - Lead along bulkhead behind enginehouse
unknown photographer
D. Keller archives
authors collection

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June 10, 1957 - North 9th Street
F. Zahn photo
authors collection

added 13 Nov 2008

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ca. 1958
S. Meyers photo
D. Keller archives
authors collection

added 04 Sept 2009

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April 19, 1958 - freshly outshopped
generator, stack valves are covered, front pilot steps are off
G. Votava photo
D. Keller archives
authors collection

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ca. 1958
S. Meyers photo
D. Keller archives
authors collection

added 04 Sept 2009

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unknown date (presumably April 1958) - freshly outshopped
C. G. Parsons photo
authors collection

added 21 July 2009

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unknown date (ca. 1958 and sometime close to the photo above)
unknown photographer
G. Mahlkov collection

added 19 Oct 2008

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unknown date (ca. 1958 and sometime close to the two photos above)
unknown photographer
G. Mahlkov collection

added 19 Oct 2008

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June 1958? - North 9th Street (On Lead to diamond)
(Date on neg envelope is suspect: Pretty grimy for a fresh repaint that took place two months prior.)
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 30 January 2010

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February 10, 1959
"Steam alive in Brooklyn. N.Y.C. skyline behind."
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 14 October 2012

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May 13, 1959 - North 6th Street Float Bridge & Pier Yard
Gene Collora photo
Gene Collora archives
authors collection

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unknown date - North 6th Street
Gene Collora photo
Gene Collora archives
authors collection

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June 1959
G. Landau photo
N. & M. Wright archives
authors collection

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June 1959
G. Landau photo
N. & M. Wright archives
authors collection

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June 25, 1959
B. Stiles (?) photo
authors collection

added 14 October 2012

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June 25, 1959
B. Stiles (?) photo
authors collection

added 14 October 2012

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June 25, 1959
B. Stiles (?) photo
authors collection

added 14 October 2012

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August 1959 - on 6P4
R. D. Patton photo
authors collection

added 04 January 2010

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October 5, 1959
W. D. Volkmer photo - slide
A. Miller archives
authors collection

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December 26, 1959
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 14 August 2011

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December 26, 1959
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 14 October 2012

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December 26, 1959 - 8A Yard lead
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 14 August 2011

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December 26, 1959 - 8A7
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 14 August 2011

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December 26, 1959 - 8A9
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 14 August 2011

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December 26, 1959 - unknown location
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 14 August 2011

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December 26, 1959 - 8A Yard
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 14 August 2011

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December 26, 1959 - 8A9
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 14 August 2011

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December 26, 1959 - 8A9
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 14 August 2011

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December 26, 1959
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 14 August 2011

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December 26, 1959 - 8A9
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 14 August 2011

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December 26, 1959
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 14 August 2011

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December 26, 1959 - Bulkhead Lead
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 14 August 2011

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December 26, 1959- 8A9
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 14 August 2011

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December 26, 1959 - 8A9
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 14 August 2011

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December 26, 1959 - 8A9
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 14 August 2011

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December 26, 1959 - 8A9 / 8A10 turnout
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 14 August 2011

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December 26, 1959 - bulkhead Lead
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 14 August 2011

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December 26, 1959 - shoving west on 8P2
Note finished construction of paper storage building.
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 14 August 2011

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December 26, 1959 - North 9th Street float bridge lead
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 14 August 2011

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December 26, 1959 - on 9P1
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 14 August 2011

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December 26, 1959 - 8A4
Note sanitation truck bodies to be unloaded off flat car on 8A3.
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 14 August 2011

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August 1960
unknown photographer
authors collection

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October 1960 - North 9th Street Float Bridge
unknown photographer - slide
A. Miller archives
authors collection

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February 19, 1961
A. Jaeger photo
authors collection

added 14 July 2009

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February 19, 1961
A. Jaeger photo

authors collection

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February 19, 1961
A. Jaeger photo

authors collection

note US Navy Whitcomb locomotive behind #12!
See "A Visitor at Kent Avenue" 
in the Steam Locomtive Footnotes on Roster page

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February 19, 1961
A. Jaeger photo

authors collection

note US Navy Whitcomb locomotive behind #12!
See "A Visitor at Kent Avenue" 
in the Steam Locomtive Footnotes on Roster page

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April 1961 - Bulkhead between North 8th and North 9th Streets
2 p.m. shift change
D. Plowden photo
Railroad Magazine April 1961

added 14 Apr 2009

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April 1961
(note #10 in enginehouse with #12, it appears tanks are off #12)
D. Plowden photo

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April 1961
(tank being removed for locomotive repair)
D. Plowden photo

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May 27, 1962
A. Jaeger photo

authors collection

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June 1962
G. Landau photo
authors collection

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June 1962
G. Landau photo
authors collection

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June 1962 - foot of North 7th Street
G. Landau photo
authors collection

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June 1962 - foot of North 7th Street
G. Landau photo
authors collection

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June 1962
looking south
G. Landau photo
N. & M. Wright archives
authors collection

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September 1962
unknown photographer
J. Testagrose archives
authors collection

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February 1963
This could very well be the last photo of #12 under steam
as it was removed from service on February 28, 1963 requiring flues.
G. Landau photo
N. & M. Wright archives
authors collection

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unknown date - unknown location
F. Zahn photo
authors collection
added 12 Nov 2008

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unknown date - unknown location
F. Zahn photo
authors collection

added 12 Nov 2008

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unknown date - North 9th Street
unknown photographer
Gene Collora archives
authors collection

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unknown date - North 9th Street
unknown photographer
Gene Collora archives
authors collection

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unknown date - North 9th Street
unknown photographer
Gene Collora archives
authors collection

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unknown date - North 5th Street
George Abere, Jr. photo
authors collection

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unknown date - On southern track for North 6th Street Float Bridge approach
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 04 January 2010

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unknown date - Pidgeon Street
Four smokestacks are the PRR built power plant for LIRR at Long Island City.
unknown photographer
authors collection
added 30 January 2010

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unknown date - On the diamond at the foot of North 9th Street
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 14 August 2011

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unknown date - North 9th Street float bridge lead
unknown photographer (possible B. Stiles photo)
authors collection

added 14 August 2011

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unknown date
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 14 October 2012

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May 1963
(I feel this image best shows the difference in size between the steamer and the diesels)
J. Saitta photo
authors collection

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May 25, 1963
out of service - bell and valves are wrapped
S. Bramson photo

authors collection
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May 1963
out of service
S. Bramson photo
authors collection

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May 25, 1963
out of service
G. Votava photo
D. Keller archives
authors collection

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May 25, 1963
out of service
G. Votava photo
D. Keller archives
authors collection

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May 25, 1963
out of service
G. Votava photo
D. Keller archives
authors collection

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May 25, 1963
out of service
G. Votava photo
D. Keller archives
authors collection

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unknown date (after June 1963)
ourt of service: stack, bell and steam valves are wrapped
unknown photographer
authors collection

added 11 Apr 09

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unknown date - Meadows Yard, NJ
unknown photographer
J. Testagrose archives
authors collection

Ron Ziel contacted me to fill in the gaps and respond to my inquiries regarding this photo.
When he purchased #12 from BEDT, they requested it be moved off property,
but would transport it free of charge to any terminal of his choice.
Mr. Ziel arranged to lease 100' of track from Pennsylvania RR in the Meadows Yard, NJ for $100 per year.
Subsequently, #12 was carfloated and relocated to Meadows Yard.

Mr. Ziel also was able to answer the question of why #15 is in the same location in another photo.
As Ed Bernard, who purchased #15 from BEDT, also had to remove #15 from BEDT property,
Mr. Bernard approached Mr. Ziel to use some of the storage track, which was agreed upon.

Many thanks to Mr. Ziel for taking the time to answer these questions!

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unknown date - Meadows Yard, NJ
unknown photographer
Railpace Company photo (slide)
authors collection

added 31 Aug 2009

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May 1966
unknown photographer
authors collection

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February 1967 - near PRR Kearny Tower, NJ
G. Landau photo
N. & M. Wright archives
authors collection

Mr. Ziel also was able to answer why the locomotive is marked Manorville & Eastport.

This was the original shortline that Mr. Ziel and George Foster
intended to operate #12 and #16 on an unused branchline in Long Island.
When that venture did not come to fruition, the new location was named
Sag Harbor & Scuttle Hole. Unfortunately, this did not come to realization either.

Many thanks to Mr. Ziel for taking the time to fiorward this information!

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Florida Rail Road (Florida Gulf Coast) Museum
Parrish, FL


February 2007
P. Masterson photo

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February 2007
P. Masterson photo

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It is with great pleasure that I post the following! As of May 20, 2010; BEDT #12 located at the Railroad Museum of Florida (Parrish, FL)
is now proudly wearing BEDT livery again!

Pat Masterson, furnished the image and the following information:

"Phil, we just finished some cosmetic work on #12. the black paint was applied by some girls from the Manatee School for the Arts. In Florida, all high schools students are required to do volunteer work in order to graduate. (what an excellant pre requisite! auth.)

Our Railroad Museum is a non-profit, so the young folks can do volunteer work for us. The Museum supplied paint, brushes, and gear, and the girls supplied the labor. Unfortunately, they weren't permitted to climb on top and do the roof. Guess that will be my job one of these days."

The lettering was done by our member Justin King. He used the 2 GIFs that you sent me, as patterns. You had given me the real dimensions of the lettering, and he followed those directions. I think the results are pretty good, under the circumstances.

Hats off, two thumbs up and a hip hip hurray to all the folks who under took this project! The old gal looks good!


May 2010
P. Masterson photo

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Interior Cab photos of #12
all below courtesy of P. Masterson

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