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Owner: Delaware & Hudson
Model:BLW RF-16ABuilt As:NYC 3805 (RF-16A)
Serial Number:75361Order No:
Frame Number:Built:12/1951
Notes:Blt. 12/51 as NYC 3805
Other locos with this serial:  DH 1205(RF-16A) MIGN 1205(RF-16A) ELS 1205(RF-16A) MGA 1205(RF-16A) NYC 1205(RF-16A)
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DH 1205
Title:  DH 1205
Description:  from a color photo
Photo Date:  4/11/1957  Upload Date: 12/23/2009 2:55:49 PM
Location:  Unknown, US
Author:  Jack Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  983   Comments: 2
DH 1205
Title:  DH 1205
Description:  Date is unknown.
Photo Date:  7/11/1971  Upload Date: 3/5/2011 10:59:17 AM
Location:  Durand, MI
Author:  Jack Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  839   Comments: 0
DH 1205 & 1216
Title:  DH 1205 & 1216
Description:  Excursion train.
Photo Date:  7/11/1971  Upload Date: 5/17/2010 11:10:00 PM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Jack Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A) DH 1216(RF-16A)
Views:  1282   Comments: 2
DH 1205
Title:  DH 1205
Description: 
Photo Date:  2/11/1975  Upload Date: 1/28/2012 12:40:24 PM
Location:  Albany, NY
Author:  Jack Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  530   Comments: 1
DH 1205
Title:  DH 1205
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/11/1975  Upload Date: 4/10/2012 6:28:50 PM
Location:  Watervliet, NY
Author:  Jack Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  501   Comments: 0
D&H 1205-1216(RF-16s)
Title:  D&H 1205-1216(RF-16s)
Description:  "SHARKS"
Photo Date:  4/23/1975  Upload Date: 2/20/2012 5:08:22 PM
Location:  Whitehall, NY
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  456   Comments: 0
D&H 1205-1216(RF-16)
Title:  D&H 1205-1216(RF-16)
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/23/1975  Upload Date: 2/20/2012 5:07:37 PM
Location:  Whitehall, NY
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  566   Comments: 0
D&H 1216(RF-16 "Shark")
Title:  D&H 1216(RF-16 "Shark")
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/23/1975  Upload Date: 2/20/2012 5:09:16 PM
Location:  Whitehall, NY
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  397   Comments: 0
D&H 1205
Title:  D&H 1205
Description:  Sharks eastbound on EL
Photo Date:  6/1/1975  Upload Date: 9/11/2014 8:20:15 PM
Location:  Owego, NY
Author:  C E Turley
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  422   Comments: 0
DH 1205 switching the yard along the Champlain
Title:  DH 1205 switching the yard along the Champlain
Description:  Al Chione set
Photo Date:  6/15/1975  Upload Date: 7/12/2020 10:12:23 PM
Location:  Port Henry, NY
Author:  Al Chione
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  124   Comments: 3
DH 1205
Title:  DH 1205
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/11/1975  Upload Date: 11/30/2012 9:58:39 AM
Location:  Sayre, PA
Author:  Jack Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  535   Comments: 0
DH 1205 & 1216
Title:  DH 1205 & 1216
Description:  Excursion in unknown location.
Photo Date:  7/12/1975  Upload Date: 5/17/2010 10:50:01 PM
Location:  Unknown, US
Author:  Jack Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A) DH 1216(RF-16A)
Views:  786   Comments: 1
DH 1205
Title:  DH 1205
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/30/1975  Upload Date: 2/17/2011 10:37:41 PM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Jack Smith
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  571   Comments: 1
D&H Sharks 1205 & 1216
Title:  D&H Sharks 1205 & 1216
Description:  D&H Sharks 1205 & 1216 at Binghamton
Photo Date:  8/3/1975  Upload Date: 6/30/2013 11:12:40 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Jim Sandilands
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A) DH 1216(RF-16A)
Views:  468   Comments: 2
DH Sharks 1216 and 1205
Title:  DH Sharks 1216 and 1205
Description:  D&H Sharks 1216 & 1205
Photo Date:  8/3/1975  Upload Date: 6/30/2013 11:16:05 AM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Jim Sandilands
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  DH 1216(RF-16A) DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  511   Comments: 0
D&H Sharks
Title:  D&H Sharks
Description:  PSGR Extra on theWashington Branch at Salem, NY
Photo Date:  9/6/1975  Upload Date: 9/25/2011 9:50:44 PM
Location:  Salem, NY
Author:  James Gillin
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  744   Comments: 5
Delaware and Hudson RF16s at Sayre
Title:  Delaware and Hudson RF16s at Sayre
Description:  D&H 1205 and 1216 pull a Binghamton bound freight through Sayre, PA. Original Kodachrome by Ray Slagle. Exact date unknown.
Photo Date:  10/1/1975  Upload Date: 5/9/2020 3:20:22 PM
Location:  Sayre, PA
Author:  Ray Slagle
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A) DH 1216(RF-16A)
Views:  80   Comments: 0
D&H 1205
Title:  D&H 1205
Description:  D-H Sharks and PA loco - Colonie sho[s
Photo Date:  10/29/1975  Upload Date: 8/1/2011 4:48:32 AM
Location:  Albany, NY
Author:  Henry Frick
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  780   Comments: 2
1205(RF-16)
Title:  1205(RF-16)
Description:  on local from Rutland
Photo Date:  6/24/1976  Upload Date: 6/13/2012 5:52:28 PM
Location:  Whitehall, NY
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  257   Comments: 0
1205-1216(RF-16)
Title:  1205-1216(RF-16)
Description:  "Sharks"
Photo Date:  6/24/1976  Upload Date: 6/13/2012 5:53:48 PM
Location:  Whitehall, NY
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  360   Comments: 0
DH 1205 rear end.
Title:  DH 1205 rear end.
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/25/1976  Upload Date: 5/11/2020 11:10:12 PM
Location:  Whitehall, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  53   Comments: 2
DH 1205
Title:  DH 1205
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/25/1976  Upload Date: 5/11/2020 11:10:21 PM
Location:  Whitehall, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  58   Comments: 1
DH 1216, 1205 on SC8
Title:  DH 1216, 1205 on SC8
Description:  Last shot I could take, didn't have a tripod yet. We followed to Rutland, that would be the last time I saw them.
Photo Date:  8/25/1976  Upload Date: 5/10/2020 10:26:31 PM
Location:  Castleton, VT
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  99   Comments: 2
DH 1205
Title:  DH 1205
Description:  The wait is over! 503 pulled them out of the shed to spot for the lter Rutland run.
Photo Date:  8/25/1976  Upload Date: 5/11/2020 11:10:03 PM
Location:  Whitehall, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A) DH 1216(RF-16A) DH 503(RS3M)
Views:  97   Comments: 2
DH 1205
Title:  DH 1205
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/25/1976  Upload Date: 5/16/2020 9:43:09 PM
Location:  Whitehall, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  67   Comments: 0
DH 1205
Title:  DH 1205
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/25/1976  Upload Date: 5/11/2020 11:10:06 PM
Location:  Whitehall, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  63   Comments: 2
DH 1205
Title:  DH 1205
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/25/1976  Upload Date: 5/11/2020 11:10:10 PM
Location:  Whitehall, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  64   Comments: 2
DH 1205
Title:  DH 1205
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/25/1976  Upload Date: 5/8/2020 8:28:00 PM
Location:  Whitehall, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  164   Comments: 2
DH 1205 takes SC8 onto the Rutland branch
Title:  DH 1205 takes SC8 onto the Rutland branch
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/25/1976  Upload Date: 5/8/2020 8:28:03 PM
Location:  Whitehall, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  104   Comments: 2
DH 1205 builders plate
Title:  DH 1205 builders plate
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/25/1976  Upload Date: 5/11/2020 11:10:15 PM
Location:  Whitehall, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  62   Comments: 1
DH 1205
Title:  DH 1205
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/25/1976  Upload Date: 5/11/2020 11:10:18 PM
Location:  Whitehall, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  61   Comments: 2
DH 1205
Title:  DH 1205
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/25/1976  Upload Date: 5/8/2020 8:28:07 PM
Location:  Hampton, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  62   Comments: 2
DH 1205
Title:  DH 1205
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/25/1976  Upload Date: 5/8/2020 8:28:10 PM
Location:  Fair Haven, VT
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  64   Comments: 2
DH 1216, 1205 on SC8
Title:  DH 1216, 1205 on SC8
Description:  Heading to Rutland
Photo Date:  8/25/1976  Upload Date: 5/8/2020 8:28:12 PM
Location:  Whitehall, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 1216(RF-16A) DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  72   Comments: 1
DH 1216
Title:  DH 1216
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/25/1976  Upload Date: 5/8/2020 8:28:05 PM
Location:  Whitehall, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 1216(RF-16A) DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  197   Comments: 2
DH 1205
Title:  DH 1205
Description:  Last hand held shot before the light was too low. Little did I know, this would be the last I'd see of them.
Photo Date:  8/25/1976  Upload Date: 3/5/2009 7:56:34 PM
Location:  Fair Haven, VT
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A) DH 1216(RF-16A)
Views:  1030   Comments: 0
D&H 1205,1216
Title:  D&H 1205,1216
Description:  Last moments of daylight capture RF-16A sharks on D&H local.
Photo Date:  8/25/1976  Upload Date: 11/9/2004 7:24:16 PM
Location:  Whitehall, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A) DH 1216(RF-16A)
Views:  1583   Comments: 6
DH 1205,1216
Title:  DH 1205,1216
Description:  D&H 1205,1216 power local freight at Whitehall, NY More Baldwin photos at:http://yardlimit.railfan.net/baldwindiesels/contents.html
Photo Date:  8/25/1976  Upload Date: 11/9/2004 7:24:16 PM
Location:  Whitehall, NY
Author:  Tim Darnell
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A) DH 1216(RF-16A)
Views:  2339   Comments: 4
D & H SHARKS
Title:  D & H SHARKS
Description:  1205 at whitehall
Photo Date:  6/1/1977  Upload Date: 9/21/2011 6:50:22 PM
Location:  Whitehall, NY
Author:  Kevin Quinn
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  586   Comments: 1
Nose of Shark-Date Approximate
Title:  Nose of Shark-Date Approximate
Description:  D&H 1205 southbound between Fuller and Upper Nowlan Rd
Photo Date:  6/5/1977  Upload Date: 1/2/2010 2:29:19 PM
Location:  Sanitaria Springs, NY
Author:  Mark Gibbons
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  715   Comments: 1
D&H RF-16 1205
Title:  D&H RF-16 1205
Description:  Delaware & Hudson Railway RF-16 1205 at Whitehall, New York on June 20, 1977, photographer unknown, Chuck Zeiler collection. Built December 1951 as New York Central 3805 (c/n 75361), it was one of 18 cab and 8 booster RF-16's built for the NYC, nicknamed Sharks, for the Sharknose design of the cab. The cabs were numbered 3804-3821 and boosters 3702-3709. By September 1966, the NYC RF-16's (the cabs had been re-numbered into the 1204-1221 series) were retired, traded to General Electric, and this might have been the end of the Sharks. But in the winter of 1967, the Monongahela Railway purchased seven cab and two booster RF-16’s for $6,000.00 each, including the 1205. In 1972, only the 1205 and 1216 remained in service, and in 1974, the Monongahela RF-16’s were sold to a scrap dealer. In mid-1974, the D&H obtained the two serviceable RF-16’s in trade for derelict freight cars of equal value. The Sharks were run through the Colonie Shops (Watervliet, New York) and painted in a blue “warbonnet” paint scheme. At the end of 1977, following a management shakeup, the Sharks were again up for sale, this time purchased by Castolite Corp. for $35,000.00 each. They were leased to the Michigan Northern (MIGN) which operated them until December 1978. The 1205 suffered a crankshaft failure while on the MIGN, and was moved to Diesel Electric Services (DES) in Minneapolis, MN. However, DES folded up before completing repairs, and both the 1205 and 1216 moved to the Escanaba & Lake Superior. I’m still searching for the final disposition.

The RF-16 was the successor to the DR-4-4-1500, Baldwin’s challenge to the Alco FA-1/FA-2, EMD’s F-3/F-7, and F-M’s CFA-16-4. It produced 1600 hp (actually 1750 hp, but listed in the sales literature as 1600) from a Model 608A 8-cylinder inline prime mover, Westinghouse 471 main generator and 370 series traction motors, and an infinite-position air throttle. The electrical wiring was run in conduit pipes on the opposite side of the carbody as the cooling pipes, to solve the problems experienced with wet electrical equipment in the DR-4-4-1500. It was dubbed “the Hauling Fool” in Baldwin sales literature. The final count was 160 units produced.

Photo Date:  6/20/1977  Upload Date: 2/5/2011 3:11:23 PM
Location:  Whitehall, NY
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  980   Comments: 1
4127; 1205-1216
Title:  4127; 1205-1216
Description:  RS-3; RF-16s
Photo Date:  8/14/1977  Upload Date: 7/12/2012 8:32:32 AM
Location:  Whitehall, NY
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  424   Comments: 0
1205-1216; 4127
Title:  1205-1216; 4127
Description:  RF-16s; RS-3
Photo Date:  8/14/1977  Upload Date: 7/12/2012 8:38:44 AM
Location:  Whitehall, NY
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  378   Comments: 0
Castolite 1205
Title:  Castolite 1205
Description:  On the Michigan Northern (Purchased from the D&H by the owner of Castolite)
Photo Date:  6/14/1978  Upload Date: 6/24/2012 5:29:04 PM
Location:  Cadillac, MI
Author:  Robert Farkas
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  818   Comments: 4
DH 1205
Title:  DH 1205
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/1/1979  Upload Date: 9/7/2010 10:13:34 PM
Location:  Minneapolis, MN
Author:  Greg Smith
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  702   Comments: 1
DH 1205
Title:  DH 1205
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/11/1979  Upload Date: 5/4/2010 4:22:16 PM
Location:  Unknown, US
Author:  Jack Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  778   Comments: 0
1218-18 D&H RF16 #1205 at DESCO
Title:  1218-18 D&H RF16 #1205 at DESCO
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/1/1980  Upload Date: 8/3/2009 11:28:23 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  John Hill
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Track
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  587   Comments: 0
1218-19 D&H RF16 #1205 at DESCO
Title:  1218-19 D&H RF16 #1205 at DESCO
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/1/1980  Upload Date: 8/3/2009 11:28:41 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  John Hill
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Track
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  1179   Comments: 0
1218-20 D&H RF16 #1205 at DESCO
Title:  1218-20 D&H RF16 #1205 at DESCO
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/1/1980  Upload Date: 8/3/2009 11:28:58 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  John Hill
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Track
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  701   Comments: 0
1218-25 D&H RF16 #1205 at DESCO
Title:  1218-25 D&H RF16 #1205 at DESCO
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/1/1980  Upload Date: 8/3/2009 11:29:13 AM
Location:  Saint Paul, MN
Author:  John Hill
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DH 1205(RF-16A)
Views:  937   Comments: 0


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