New Orleans Public Belt

The NOPB was an original owner, it acquired these models new from Baldwin:
8-DE-900/1 E (VO900), V0660, DS4-4-660, S8, S12


8-DE-900/1 E (VO900) - #31-33

  • See: "DIESEL SWITCHERS - De La Vergne Engines In New Orleans Public Belt Locomotives"

    NOPB 31
    photo by: Unknown
    - collection of Mark Laundry

    1-1954
    31

    8-DE-900/1 E (VO900)
    c/n 62135 - b/d 12/1937

    - built for the NOPB as #31

    Baldwin photo 11475 - NOPB 32
    Baldwin Builders’ Photo Card
    32

    8-DE-900/1 E (VO900)
    c/n 62136 - b/d 12/1937

    - built for the NOPB as #32
    Baldwin photo 11475 - back
    c/n 62136 - NOPB 32
    photo by Richard Caig
    of a plate in his collection

    Baldwin photo 11425 - NOPB 33
    Baldwin photo - collection of Kevin Kohls
    33

    8-DE-900/1 E (VO900)
    c/n 62137 - b/d 12/1937

    - built for the NOPB as #33
    NOPB 33
    photo by: Jim Selzer, courtesy of Bill Lang
    NOPB engine terminal - 1967

    "I watched a great old Richard Widmark movie the other day; "Panic In the Streets". A brief scene has New Orleans Public Belt Railway pre-VO switchers prominently in the scene, including true 'burbling' Baldwin sounds! I heartily recommend the movie!"
    - Baldwin Bill Smith


    VO660 - #41-43

    NOPB 41 41

    VO660
    c/n 64196 - b/d 12/1941

    - built for the NOPB as #41
    photo by: Jim Selzer, courtesy of Bill Lang
    NOPB engine terminal - 1971


    DS4-4-660 - #44-49

    NOPB 44 44

    DS4-4-660
    c/n 73038 - b/d 11/1946

    - built for the NOPB as #44
    photo by: Jim Selzer, courtesy of Bill Lang
    NOPB engine terminal - 1970

    NOPB 45 45

    DS4-4-660
    c/n 73039 - b/d 11/1946

    - built for the NOPB as #45
    photo by: Jim Selzer, courtesy of Bill Lang
    NOPB engine terminal - 1971

    NOPB 46
    photo by: Unknown -
    collection of Mark Laundry

    1-1954
    46

    DS4-4-660
    c/n 73040 - b/d 12/1946

    - built for the NOPB as #46


    S8 - #50-51

    NOPB 50 50

    S8
    c/n 75251 - b/d 5/1951

    - built for the NOPB as #50
    photo by: Jim Selzer, courtesy of Bill Lang
    NOPB engine terminal - Oct. 1971


    S12 - #61-62

    NOPB 61 61

    S12
    c/n 76120 - b/d 12/1955

    - built for the NOPB as #61
    photo by: Jim Selzer, courtesy of Bill Lang
    NOPB engine terminal - Feb. 1973

    NOPB 62 62

    S12
    c/n 76121 - b/d 12/1955

    - built for the NOPB as #62
    - to Avondale Shipyard
    photo by: Jim Selzer, courtesy of Bill Lang
    NOPB engine terminal - 1971



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