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LIRR STEAM ENGINE ROSTER
 
The LIRR locomotive renumbering took place effective October 1, 1898

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LIRR 4-4-0 #45 12/1870

4-4-0 #45, built by Schenectady in December, 1870, was renumbered #8.

Now . . . the only #8 that the LIRR rosters show in later years (c. 1920) is G54sd (4-6-0) camelback built new in 1902 and retired in the late 1920s. 

Therefore, we can conclude that, to avoid duplicate road numbers, (probably the MAIN reason for the renumbering of October, 1, 1898) renumbered 4-4-0 #8 was withdrawn from service either in 1902 or prior to that date, which sounds about right, because:

1.  It was a VERY old locomotive style and not strong enough to pull longer trains.  
2.  It was 18 years older than renumbered #48 mentioned above, which was STILL on the roster until the 1920s.  
3.  Being built in 1870, it would have been 31 years old in 1902 if it were still in service:  a long life for a locomotive!  
4.  In 1902, brand-new G54sd camelback #8 went into road service and there was, obviously, no duplication of road numbers at that point in time.  Research: Dave Keller

Starting 1901, with Classes in Alphabetical Order 

0-6-0 Class B51, B52, B52a, B53, B53sb  Numbers: 170 thru 196, inclusive

B-53sb #170 was taken at Morris Park Shops.  The coaling derrick is just visible at left and the Montauk branch embankment is in the right background.  Smoke everywhere is a give-away.

   

0-8-0 Class C51s, C51sa Numbers: 251 thru 269, inclusive


 C-51s #251 Mineola 1946
R. H. Schneider photo

 C-51s #253 LI City 04/31
Collection: Dave Keller

C-51sa  #261 Maspeth 1941
against traffic. Collection: D. Keller

C-51sa  #263 LI City 1939
Collection: Dave Keller

4-4-0 Class D16b, D16sb Numbers: 201 thru 231, inclusive

LIRR D16b locomotives were built by the PRR in 1905 and 1906 and had 68" drivers.  The D16sb which was the same class locomotive after superheating conversion and had additional changes made. The D16b had the traditional PRR squared-off firebox.  The D16b originally had a rounded edge to the smokebox (see c. 1912 image below) and the cylinder box was square.  When superheated, they were re-classed D16sb.  The cylinder box was rebuilt in a different shape and a pipe connected that box with the smokebox, allowing superheated steam into the cylinders.  You'll notice the smokebox front was no longer rounded at the edge but sharp like all the other locomotives.  The classification lights were relocated to atop the rebuilt smokebox.  The headlight was repositioned. The number plates on the D16 was just a number.  No lettering. D16's were retired 1925-1934 with the majority of them gone by 1928-29 after the arrival of the G5s fleet. 

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D16b #201 and crew Babylon c.1912

D16b Patchogue c.1908
 
D16b #208 Watermill 1908 
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D16sb #228 CI State Hospital Relief Loco Crew. 
Central Islip 1931 Archive: Dave Keller

4-4-0 Class: D51 #25-26, both built in 1879 and gone in Jan/1912.  D52, D52a, D52b  Numbers: #25 thru #42, inclusive     D54 #64-76, D55, D55a, D56 #82, 84-99  Numbers #64 thru #100, inclusive

LIRR D54, D55 and D56 locomotives were built by Baldwin between 1893 and 1904 and had 67" or 68" drivers, depending on the class. The D56 had a different boiler shape, rising at about mid-point.  The Domes atop the boiler were of different heights due to this boiler shape.  The number plates on the D56 were quite different from those on the D16 as the D56 wore the Baldwin-style plate with the manufacturer's name in lettering around the circle.  With 2 exceptions, the D54's and D55's were all retired by 1917 (one was scraped in 1913 and one lasted into 1924). D56's were retired 1928-1930 after the arrival of the G5s fleet. 


D52 #32 Yaphank 1897 Archive: Dave Keller

D56 c.1920 Archive: Dave Keller
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D56 #89 Cedarhurst c.1910 Archive: Dave Keller
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 D56 series 4-4-0 c.1900

4-4-0 Class Camelbacks D53, D53a, D53b Numbers: 43 thru 63, inclusive


 D-53a #47 5/01/15
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D53a Camelback #47 1915 (Holman- Dave Keller)
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D53a Camelback #47 1915 cab close-up (Holman, Dave Keller) (Cab Close-up)

D-53a #50 10/12/16 LI City 
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LIRR 4-4-0 #116  06/1888

4-4-0 #116, a D53b built by Rogers in June 1888 (not 1886 as the photo states) was renumbered #48.  That locomotive appears in Ron Ziel’s roster of  D53b locomotives. Info: Dave Keller

 

4-4-0 Class D54a Numbers: 308 thru 312, inclusive

       

4-4-2 Class E1 Numbers: 198 thru 200, inclusive

       
4-4-2 Class Camelbacks E51, E51sa Numbers: 1 thru 4, inclusive
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LIRR #1 E51sa k 
MP Shops c.1918 view NW “Smokewasher” in background installed 1914 as a result of outcry from the surrounding residential community. Went for scrap: 07/1929

E51sa Camelback #1, sister to #2 of the Golden’s Pickle Works wreck at Calverton, was, at one time, named after her engineer “Edward Hulse”.

James V. Osborne photographed her c.1925 at Speonk with Hulse’s name painted under the cab window.  Research: Dave Keller

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E51sa #1 at MP Shops c. 1915 (Holman- Dave Keller)
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E51sa #3 Patchogue Crew 1912 Archive: Dave Keller

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E51sa #3 Morris Park c.1925
Archive: Dave Keller

4-6-0 Class G5s Numbers: 20 thru 50, inclusive
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G5s #22

G5s #22 is seen here laying up at Morris Park Shops on February 4, 1938.  In the foreground can be seen the remaining wooden safety guard for a section of electrified third rail which apparently had been removed at the time of this image.    Looking northwest, this photo appears to have been taken about where the "new" concrete coaling tower would be constructed 6 years later.  Collection: Dave Keller 


G5s #40

G5s #35

  10/06/55  on the layup tracks at Morris Park Shops looking north.  The passenger cars are on the Montauk branch embankment.  The steel stanchion behind the middle car is the floodlight tower for the Richmond Hill Storage Yard.  The structures at the right background are the sanding facilities, etc. at the storage yard. 
Collection: Dave Keller


G5s #49

G-5s #49 at Port Jefferson.  The building behind the loco is what later became the Purina Feed building fronting Rt 112 across from the station platform.
Collection: Dave Keller

4-6-0 Class G51, G51a, G52, G52a Numbers: 101 thru 122, inclusive


#117 Morris Park 1923

 #117 St. Albans 1924
   
4-6-0 Class Camelbacks G53 Numbers 123 thru 127, inclusive
       
4-6-0 Class G53a, G53b, G53sc. G53sd Numbers: 128 thru 146, inclusive

#132 Mineola 1926

#133 Morris Park 1911


#139 Patchogue 1913

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#141 6/19/38 Oyster Bay

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#145 7/5/31  LI City

     
4-6-0 Class Camelbacks G54sa numbers: 7-9, 16-19 - G54sb numbers: 5-6 10-15

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G54sb #6 Coaling Tower LI City 2/26/1921 
George E. Votava collection, Dave Keller archive

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G54sa #7 Richmond Hill with train of steel cars 5/01/15

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G54sb #11 crew LI City 7/01/1916 George E. Votava collection, Dave Keller archive

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G54sb #13 taking on water LI City c.1910 George E. Votava collection, Dave Keller archive
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G54sb #13 with train of wooden coaches Carlton Ave Central Islip 1922

G54sa #16 1921
Collection: Dave Keller
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G54sa #17 train of wooden coaches Sunnyside,  LI City 9/21/1917 

 G54sa #18 with Engineer at LI City, c. 1924.  The engineer is James C. Eichhorn.  His name is painted under the cab window. Archive: Dave Keller
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G54sa #19 taking
on water Morris Park 1915 (Holman- Dave Keller)
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G54sa #19 Bellport passing siding view SE c.1915 (Holman- Dave Keller)
2-8-0 Class H51, H51a Numbers: 151 thru 155, inclusive
       
2-8-0 Class H3, H3a, H3b Numbers: 159 thru 170, inclusive
       
2-8-0 Class H6sb Numbers: 300 thru 314, inclusive


7-1-34  H6sb Hillside


H6sb #303 Morris Park 6/1/48 Collection: D. Keller

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H6sb #313 c.1935
 Collection: D. Keller

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H6sb #314   Mineola Country Life Press 1936

2-8-0 Class H10s Numbers: 101 thru 119, inclusive

#104  plow Morris Park

#110 Patchogue ex-PRR 8610
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#110 LI City ex-PRR 8610  

Photo:
1934 just west of the Harold Ave. overpass in Sunnyside/LI City either by George Votava or one of his friends, i.e. Bill Lichtenstern, Jeff Winslow, et. al.

This  engine is still sporting classification lights atop the smokebox. These were gone from freight engines by 1939. Many lost them much earlier. 
Info: Dave Keller

 
#117 Babylon 1940

The LIRR acquired their H10s engines from the Pennsy between 1928 and 1930. Only ONE H10s that the LIRR owned was built by the PRR, however ALL were previously OWNED by the PRR and were assigned PRR road numbers. 

Roster of  H10s engines with builders and build dates:
101    1913  Baldwin
102    1913  PRR
103    1913  Baldwin
104    1915  Lima
105    1913  Pittsburgh
106    1913  Baldwin
107    1915  Baldwin
108    1915  Baldwin
109    1916  Brooks
110    1916  Brooks ex-PRR 8610
111    1916  Brooks
112    1916  Brooks
113    1916  Brooks
114    1915  Lima
115    1916  Lima
(ex-Vandalia RR)
116    1915  Baldwin
117    1915  Lima
(ex-Little Miami RR)
118    1913  Baldwin
119    1913  Baldwin  

2-6-2T Class S51 Numbers: 20 thru 24, inclusive


#22 Builders Photo
Collection: Dave Keller

     
       
PRR-LEASED LOCOMOTIVES:
0-4-0 Class A6 Numbers: 3906 built as diesel
       
0-4-0 Class A6b Numbers: 3905 was originally diesel then converted to gasoline.
       
0-6-0 Class B4 Numbers: 0288
       
0-6-0 Class B6sa Numbers: 1418
       
0-6-0 Class B6sb Numbers: 2015


B6sb #2015 Morris Park 21/10/39
Collection: Dave Keller

     

0-6-0 Class B8 Numbers: 27, 229, 539, 664, 665, 919, 1056, 1105, 1108, 1109, 1152, 1249, 1415, 1504, 2362, 2502, 2504, 2784, 3134, 3243


B8 #1109 LI City 1946
Collection: Dave Keller

PRR B-8 (0-6-0) #1109 on Degnon Terminal switch leads - Skillman Ave. - L.I.City - 11/14/46
 Photo: W.J. Edwards 
 Collection: Dave Keller
   
4-4-0 Class D16b Numbers: 485, 3171, 3192, 5226, 5320
       
4-4-2 Class E2 Numbers: 744
       

4-4-2 Class E3sd Numbers: 186, 917, 955, 1044, 1413, 2985, 2999, 3005, 3148, 3149, 3152, 3154, 3158,4106, 4170, 4176


E3sd #4170 Morris Park 11/03/40
Collection: Dave Keller

     

4-4-2 Class E6s Numbers: 51, 169, 198, 230, 402, 435, 460, 530, 563, 645, 737, 779, 1179, 1238, 1287, 1321, 1333, 1347, 1351, 1470, 1564, 1600, 1611, 1680, 1694, 5209


E6s #737 Patchogue 1946
Collection: Dave Keller

     

4-4-2 Class E7s Numbers: 72131, 7315, 7379, 7407, 7482, 7484, 7497, 7601, 7622, 7685, 7766, 8033, 8075, 8482, 8492, 8496, 8498, 8499, 8534, 8587, 8631, 8633, 9713, 9714, 9716, 9719, 9720, 9723, 9818, 9819, 9820

       
4-6-0 Class G5s Numbers: 1589, 1961, 5703, 5704, 5706, 5707, 5714, 5717, 5724, 5741
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PRR G5s #5741
     
2-8-0 Class H3b Numbers: 0781, 0783
       
2-8-0 Class H6 Numbers: 1665, 1868

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PRR H6 (no superheater) #1868 at LI City  on 4/11/1920

   
2-8-0 Class H6a Numbers: 2387
       
2-8-0 Class H6sb Numbers:  158, 701, 1038, 1114, 3042, 3047, 3077, 3835, 5043, 8557, 9771
       
2-8-0 Class H8sa Numbers: 7507
       
2-8-0 Class H8sb Numbers: 125, 345, 693, 1340


H8sb #693 Mineola 12/27/48
Collection: Dave Keller

     

2-8-0 Class H9s Numbers: 155, 237, 357, 363, 392, 396, 429, 486, 540, 543, 580, 614, 692, 746, 813, 910, 1084, 1111, 1144,  1265, 1370, 1382, 1421, 1484, 1493, 1495, 1500, 1504, 1508, 1532, 1558, 1559, 1561, 1795, 1797, 1803, 1806, 2090, 2386, 2486, 2824, 2826, 2927, 3217, 3419, 3468, 3470, 3475, 3478, 3493, 3513, 3521, 3522, 3523, 3526, 3527, 3530, 3534, 3539, 3540, 3601, 3602, 3615, 3620, 3685, 4147, 4153, 4180, 5139, 5172, 5264, 5624

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PRR H-9s  #1504 2-8-0

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PRR H-9s  2-8-0

   
4-6-2 Class K2s Numbers: 732, 1245, 1458, 3325, 3366, 3378, 3570


K2s #1458 Divide Hicksville 1940
Collection: Dave Keller


K2s #1458 Mineola 2/12/37
Collection: Dave Keller

   
4-6-2 Class K2sa Numbers: 1387, 3228
       
4-6-2 Class K3s Numbers: 7149, 7793, 8091, 8232, 8659
       

4-6-2 Class K4s Numbers:  PRR-K4s 830-Jamaica-05-21-40 (Zinn).jpg (90176 bytes)269, 383, 389, 518, 719, 830, 920, 958, 1139, 1384, 1395, 1554, 1730, 1737, 1984, 1985, 3655, 3728, 3731, 3734, 3738, 3740, 3741, 3744, 3750, 3751, 3752, 3753, 3754, 3757, 3771, 3805, 3838, 3841, 3843, 3854, 3873, 3880, 3887, 5072, 5238, 5296, 5336, 5348, 5349, 5365, 5375, 5385, 5387, 5389, 5393, 5394, 5395, 5396, 5406, 5407, 5409, 5410, 5411, 5414, 5428, 5432, 5434, 5438, 5455, 7267, 7270, 7275, 7938, 8225, 8378

PRR K4s #830 Jamaica 05/21/40 Photo: Ron Zinn Archive: Dave Keller


K4s #5406 Cold Spring Harbor 3/16/47 
Archive: Dave Keller


K4s #3741 Queens Village 1950 Archive: Dave Keller


K4s #5406 backing under Montauk branch to access Richmond Hill storage yard. 1950
Archive: Dave Keller


K4s #5409 Montauk ashpit 1940 Archive: Dave Keller

2-8-2 Class L1s Numbers: 714, 1286, 1385, 1478, 1542, 1625, 3078, 3408, 3518, 3580, 3590
       

Special thanks to Dave Keller for providing the text.

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