Army Locomotives 1957

The photographer of this beautiful photo postcard, showing the 8002 in a great 3/4 engineer's side view which was taken in Alexandria, Virginia on March 21, 1920 may have been the late, great Joseph Lavelle, then of Winfield, Long Island, New York, who was one of America's earliest railroad photographers and collectors.

This engine was built as a five foot gauge locomotive for the Imperial Russian Railways by American Locomotive Company Richmond Works in March, 1918, winding up, instead as U. S. Army property. The Army and Navy photos are all 2 3/4" x 4 1/4" and while we do not know who the photographer was the date and location are on the border below each photo.

 The Army photos are: US Air Force 7050 at Maguire Air Force Base, Oct, 1957; Army 1674 switching at Fort Dix, New Jersey, engine house on right, May, 1970; Army 7172 at Fort Dix, 10-57; Army 1674 close-up, Fort Dix, 5-1970; line up of at least nine center cab diesel locomotives at Fort Holabird, Maryland, Jan '57, 1217 closest to camera; great side view of unnumbered diesel at Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, 9-69. I THINK Tobyhanna was a weapons depot. The two Navy images, both at White Plains, MD, both Dec 1958: caboose between freight car and diesel, can not read number and center cab diesel USN 65-00348.