Thursday, January 3, 2013
HBS 701 Photo
A new old photo of HBS No.701 in front of the General Foods building on the left and the Standard Brands smokestack on the right. The image is from a 616 black and white negative taken on 17 September 1968. The 44 tonner is a couple of decades old by this point and looking pretty good. I wonder if they ever repainted any of their locomotives...
*Edit clarification: The HBS changed the paint scheme on the 44s between 1947 and 1954 (see page 11 of Bernhart's Hoboken Shore Railroad book for original paint scheme). What I am wondering if they did any maintenance on the paint over the ensuing last years of the railroad.