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Guide to the De Forest Douglas Diver Railroad Photographs, ca. 1870-1948

Guide to the
De Forest Douglas Diver
Railroad Photographs,
ca. 1870-1948

Collection Number: 1948

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-3530
Fax: (607) 255-9524
rareref@cornell.edu
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu
Compiled by:
P. Pelley
Date completed:
October 1984

1984 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Guide to the De Forest Douglas Diver Railroad Photographs, ca. 1870-1948
Collection Number:
1948
Collector:
De Forest Douglas Diver, 1878-1958, Collector
Quantity:
3.4 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Original photographs, glass plates and other negatives, glossy prints.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Original photographs, glass plates and other negatives, and glossy prints, mainly of the New York, Ontario, and Western Railway, taken by Mr. Diver and others in Delaware, Madison, Oneida, Oswego, Otsego, and Sullivan Counties, New York.


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

A collection of De Forest Douglas Diver, 1878-1958, railroad engineer and photographer, consisting of original photographs, glass plates and other negatives, and glossy prints, mainly of the New York, Ontario, and Western Railway. Subjects include employee groups, locomotives, passenger and freight cars, stations at Middletown and elsewhere, roundhouse and yards at Middleton, flooded and snowbound tracks, construction work and heavy equipment, the Hawk Mountain tunnel, and various wrecks. Photographs were taken by Mr. Diver and others at Cadosia, Cooks Falls, Fishs Eddy, Sidney, Delaware County; Morrisville, Oneida, Randallsville, Solsville, Madison County; Clinton, Oneida County; Constantia, Fulton, Oswego County; South New Berlin, Otsego County; Callicoon, Ferndale, Hankins, Hurleyville, Liberty, Summitville, Sullivan County.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Diver, De Forest Douglas, 1878-1958, Collector
New York, Ontario, and Western Railway Co.

Subjects:
Hawk Mountain Tunnel
Railroads--Accidents
Railroads--Construction
Railroads--Stations
Railroads--New York (State)

Places:
Delaware County (N.Y.)
Madison County (N.Y.)
Oneida County (N.Y.)
Oswego County (N.Y.)
Otsego County (N.Y.)
Sullivan County (N.Y.)


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
De Forest Douglas Diver Railroad Photographs, #1948. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

SERIES LIST

Series I. Photograph files Boxes 1-6
Series II. Negatives only Box7


CONTAINER LIST

Description
Box
or
Drawer
Folder
or
Item No.
Photographs
Class X #55277
1 1
(no gl. negative)
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #360
Builder: Schen.
Year: 1915
Wheels: 2-10-2
Fuel: Coal
Locale: Yards with freight cars
Class X #55269
1 2
(no gl. negative)
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #352
Builder: Schen.
Year: 1915
Wheels: 2-10-2
Fuel: Coal
Locale: Yards with building
Mother Hubbard #771
1 3
(no gl. negative)
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #134
Builder: Dickson
Year: 1890
Wheels: 2-6-0
Fuel: Coal
Locale: Railroad trestle with 3 crew
Mother Hubbard #2509
1 4
(no gl. negative)
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #201
Builder: Cooke
Year: 1900
Wheels: 2-8-0
Fuel: Coal
Locale: Cadosia Trestle
[untitled]
1 5
(no gl. negative)
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #85
Builder: -
Year: 1897
Wheels: -
Fuel: -
Locale: Chair car "roundout"
Mother Hubbard #47072
1 6
(no gl. negative)
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #51
Builder: Cooke
Year: 1910
Wheels: 0-6-0
Fuel: Coal
Locale: Crew--8 people
Mother Hubbard, Class C #1130
1 7
(no gl. negative)
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #74
Builder: Brooks
Year: 1886
Wheels: 4-4-0
Fuel: Coal-wood
Locale: Turntable
Mother Hubbard, Class G #1178
1 8
(no gl. negative)
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #75
Builder: Brooks
Year: 1886
Wheels: 4-4-0
Fuel: Coal-wood
Locale: Wrecker
[untitled]
1 9/453
(no gl. negative)
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #139
Builder: Dickson
Year: 1893
Wheels: 2-6-2
[untitled]
1 9/139
(no gl. negative)
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #139
Builder: Dickson
Year: 1893
Wheels: 2-6-2
Fuel: Coal
[untitled]
1 10/227
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #227
Builder: Brooks
Year: 1911
Wheels: 2-6-0
[untitled]
1 11/362
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #362
Builder: Schen.
Year: 1915
Wheels: 2-10-2
[untitled]
1 12/78
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #78
Builder: Brooks
Year: 1887
Wheels: 4-4-0
[untitled]
1 13/16
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #16
Builder: Cooke
Year: 1898
Wheels: 4-4-0
[untitled]
1 14/75
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #75
Builder: Brooks
Year: 1887
Wheels: 4-4-0
[untitled]
1 15/30
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #30
Builder: Baldwin
Year: 1871
Wheels: 4-4-0
[untitled]
1 16/5
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #5
Builder: Rhode I.
Year: 1869
Wheels: 4-4-0
Water Tower & Mixed Units
1 17
Railroad: O&W
[untitled]
1 18/248
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #248
Builder: Cooke
Year: 1901
Wheels: 2-6-0
Locale: Middletown, NY
[untitled]
1 19/303
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #303
Builder: Cooke
Year: 1910
Wheels: 2-8-0
Rebuilt Rome Works, 1904
1 20/74
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #74
Builder: Brooks
Year: 1886
Wheels: 4-4-0
Rebuilt from Baldwin #32, 1896, O&W Railroad
1 21/11
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #11
Builder: Cooke/Baldwin
Year: 1896
Wheels: 4-4-0
Class X Loco, "Bull Moose"
1 22/358
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #358
Builder: Schen.
Wheels: 2-10-2
[untitled]
1 23/1
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #1
Builder: Cooke
Year: 1896
Wheels: 4-4-0
[untitled]
1 24/1
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #1
Builder: Cooke
Year: 1895
Wheels: 4-4-0
[untitled]
1 25/0
Railroad: O&W
Locale: Scrap Yard
Rebuilt #66, Middletown Shop as Inspection Car, 1893
1 26/26
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #26
Builder: New York
Year: 1889
Wheels: 4-4-0
NY O&W Railroad Scrapped, 1905
1 27/103
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #103
Builder: Rhode Island
Year: 1873
Wheels: 2-6-0
NY O&W Railroad "Franklin"
1 28/33
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #33
Builder: Baldwin
Year: 1871
Wheels: 2-6-0
[untitled]
1 29/7
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #7
Builder: Rhode Island
Year: 1869
[untitled]
2 30/304
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #304
Builder: Cooke
Year: 1910
Wheels: 2-8-0
NY O&W RR
2 31/1
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #1
Builder: Cooke
Year: 1895
Wheels: 4-4-0
[untitled]
2 32/51
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #51
Builder: Cooke
Year: 1910
Wheels: 0-6-0
[untitled]
2 33/247
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #247
Builder: Cooke
Year: 1903
Wheels: 2-6-0
Inspection Car
2 34/26
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #26
Builder: NY
Year: 1889
Wheels: 4-4-0
Trestle
2 35/Trestle
Railroad: O&W
Locale: Cadosia, NY
Was # 78-2-6-0 Rebuilt
2 36/49
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #49
Builder: Rd. Isl.
Year: 1872
Wheels: 0-6-0
[untitled]
2 37/41
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #41
Builder: Baldwin
Year: 1872
Wheels: 4-4-0
[untitled]
2 38/105
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #105
Builder: NY Loco
Year: 1889
Wheels: 2-6-0
[untitled]
2 39/143
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #143
Builder: Cooke
Year: 1901
Wheels: 2-6-0
[untitled]
2 40/144
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #144
Builder: Cooke
Year: 1901
Wheels: 2-6-0
[untitled]
2 41/225
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #225
Builder: Brooks
Year: 1911
Wheels: 4-6-0
[untitled]
2 42/1569
Railroad: Not O&W
Rebuilt 2-6-0
2 43/31
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #31
Builder: Cooke
Year: 1903/19
Wheels: 2-6-0
Snow Plow #3
2 44/3
Railroad: O&W
Roundhouse, Location Unknown
2 45/Round
(No gl. negative)
Railroad: O&W
[untitled]
2 46/134
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #134
Builder: Dickson
Year: 1890
Wheels: 2-6-0
[untitled]
2 47/103
(No negative; discrepancy between proof and cover photo)
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #103
Builder: Rd. Isl.
Year: 1873
Wheels: 2-6-0
Class X
2 48/358
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #358
Builder: Schen.
Year: 1915
Wheels: 2-10-2
Duplicate of #22
2 48A/358
(No negative)
Class Y
2 49/401
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #401
Builder: Schen.
Year: 1922
Wheels: 4-8-2
Rods
2 50/Rods
Railroad: O&W
Wheels
2 50A/Rods
Railroad: O&W
[untitled]
2 51
Railroad: O&W
Cab Interior: Gauges
[untitled]
2 51/A
(Duplicate of #51)
Railroad: O&W
Cab Interior: Gauges
Franklin
2 52/33
(Duplicate of #28, no negative)
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #52
Builder: Baldwin
Year: 1871
Wheels: 2-6-0
[untitled]
2 53/26
(Duplicate of #26, no negative)
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #26
Class Y
2 54/405
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #405
Builder: Schen.
Year: 1923
Wheels: 4-8-2
[untitled]
2 55/103
(No negative)
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #103
Builder: Rd. Isl.
Year: 1873
Wheels: 2-6-0
[untitled]
2 57/139
(Duplicate of #9, no negative)
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #139
Builder: Dickson
Year: 1893
Wheels: 2-6-0
Class Y
2 58/405
Railroad: O&W
Engine: #405
Builder: Schen.
Year: 1923
Wheels: 4-8-2
Railroad Station, So. Unadilla
3 59/1
Railroad: O&W
Passenger-Freight Station, Rockland
3 60/2
Railroad: O&W
Station, Guilford
3 61/3
Railroad: O&W
Station, Rockland
3 62/4
Railroad: O&W
Passenger Coach #85
3 63/5
Railroad: O&W
Passenger Coach #86
3 64/5A
Railroad: O&W
Passenger Coach #86
3 65/6
Railroad: O&W
Passenger Coach, Interior
3 66/6A
Railroad: O&W
Passenger Train Wreck--Two People
3 67/7
Double Header--Snow Scene
3 68/8
Mixed Train, Railroad Bridge
3 69/9
Station, Milk Train Pick-up
3 70/10
Roundhouse & 23 Shopmen
3 71/11
Locomotive, Coming Around the Bend
3 72/12
Crossing & Two Freight Cars
3 73/13
Railroad Crossing, Three Tracks
3 74/14
Crossing & Two Freight Cars
3 75/15
Repair Shop & Two Men
3 76/16
Locomotive Wreck, Frame Remains
3 77/17
Locomotive Wreck, Water Tank
3 78/17A
Trucks (Rt. Side Cable)
3 79/18
Trucks (End View)
3 80/18A
Trucks (Left Side)
3 81/18B
(No negative)
Trucks (Left Side, Building View)
3 82/18C
(No negative)
Grade Crossing & Track Workers
3 5/1
Grade Crossing, Cameraman, Horse & Buggy
3 5/2
Country Road and Crossing
3 5/3
Railroad Shops and Two Workers
3 5/4
Roadhouse and Eight Locos
3 5/5
Roadhouse Workers and Transfer Table
4 5/6
Railroad Trestle (Modern)
4 5/7
Railroad Trestle (Old)
4 5/8
Railroad Trestle (With Man)
4 5/9
Railroad Track, Curve and Flat Cars
4 5/10
Wrecked Bridge & Coal Hoppers
4 5/11
Wrecked Bridge & Coal Cars
4 5/12
Wrecked Bridge & Coal Cars
4 5/13
Wrecked Bridge & O&W Car
4 5/14
Railroad Trestle
4 5/15
Railroad Trestle (High)
4 5/16
Rural Track Scene 2
4 5/17
Rural Track Scene
4 5/18
Railroad Crossing with Man
4 5/19
Rural Track Scene 3
4 5/20
Track Workers (6)
4 5/21
Track Plotting (Two Men)
4 5/22
Railroad Track Along River
4 5/23
Repairing Trestle
4 5/24
Repairing Trestle 2
4 5/25
Watchman's Shed & Two Tracks
4 5/26
Rural Crossing
4 5/27
Coal Storage Yard, Middletown
4 5/28
Track and Bridge
4 5/29
Rural Scene
4 5/30
Railroad Scene
4 5/31
Engine #1 and Scrap
4 5/32
Engine and Wreck
4 5/33
Railroad Scene Along Hudson River, Coal Cars
4 5/34
Railroad Trestle for Coal Loading; Oswego, New York
4 5/35
Coal Loading and Ships; Oswego, NY
4 5/36
Coal Loading with Small Loco; Oswego, NY
4 5/37
Railroad Crossing, Rural Scene
4 5/38
Railroad Trestle, Carbondale (Looking North)
4 5/39
Railroad Yards; O&W Spur; Maybrook Yards, NYNH&H
4 5/40
Railroad Tracks (2) & Crossing; Shed
4 5/41
Railroad Crossing & Hand-Car Handle
4 5/42
Railroad Crossing & Hand-Car #2
4 5/43
More Track Workers
4 5/44
Track Along River
4 5/45
River Road and Railroad Track
5 5/46
(Duplicate of 5/23)
More H Street With Circus Sign
5 5/A
Hurleyville Street Scene
5 5/B
Hurleyville Street
5 5/C
Old House
5 5/D
(Glass negative only)
Old House With People
5 5/E
Freight Ship Pueblo
5 5/G*
Locomotives 54-55-56 and Crews
5 201
Loco 227 & Passenger Train
5 202
Work Train at Clinton, NY
5 203
Work Train with Shay Loco?
5 204
Cornfield Meet
5 205
Loco 256 & Crew
5 206
Loco 153 & Workmen
5 207
Unknown Loco & Caboose 8146
5 208
Railroad Station; Middletown, NY
5 209
D&H Canal; Summitville, NY
5 210
Tender 254 and a bunch of men
5 211
Train Wreck
5 212
Train Wreck
5 213
Railroad Yards, O&W; Middletown, NY?
5 214
Inspection Car #3
5 215
Inspection Car #20
5 216
Train 32, Loco 172 & Crew & Octagon Water Tower
5 217
Locomotive & Crew
5 218
Loco #3 and Two Wooden Coaches
5 219
Loco 14, Crew & Watertower
5 220
Loco 42, Passenger Train, Pat Diver; Weehawken, N.J.
5 221
Loco 204
5 222
Loco 457
5 223
Loco 360
5 224
Loco 362
5 225
Loco 69 & Engineer
5 226
Passenger Coach, Wooden #25
5 227
Diesel 321, Wreck
5 228
Inspection Car #38
5 229
Diesel 117
6 230
Diesel 117
6 231
Coach Combination #802
6 232
Brill Car
6 233
Diesel 103
6 234
Train Wreck
6 235
Train Wreck
6 236
More Train Wreck
6 237
Wreck
6 238
Wreck Loco 140
6 239
Wreck Loco 161
6 240
Wreck
6 241
Wreck
6 242
Wreck
6 243
Wreck, Boiler Explosion
6 244
Gravity Railroad; Honsdale, PA; September, 1899
6 245
untitled (White fence with train tracks in background)
6 no number
[Glass neg. only]
untitled (Bridge)
6 no number
[Glass neg. only]
untitled (White fence with train tracks in background, train approaching)
6 no number
[Glass neg. only]
untitled (White fence with train tracks in background, train approaching)
6 no number
[Glass neg. only]
untitled (Photographed painting of four men)
6 no number
[Glass neg. only]
untitled (Record of train dimensions, letterhead; American Locomotive Co.)
6 no number
[Glass neg. only]
untitled (Photograph of award presented to John M. Wilson on 12/26/1897)
6 no number
[Glass neg. only]
Negatives
Santa Fe type Class X, Middletown water column in foreground
7
Car Numbers: Eng. 352, 2-10-2
Neg. Type: glass
Order card for NYO&W Class Y mountain type engine
7
Car Numbers: Eng. 401-410, 4-8-2
Neg. Type: glass
Pop Weehawker, DeForest (Pat) Diver, 1
7
Neg. Type: glass
Canal towpath, Summitville, N.Y., seventeen mile level at Summitville, N.Y.
7
Neg. Type: glass
Minnewaska Road (3 glass plates)
7
Neg. Type: glass
Unidentified (2 glass plates)
7
Neg. Type: glass
Two Negatives
7
Camelback Dickson, Sam St. John, Bob Oles "Dichen" at Northfield Tunnel
7
Car Numbers: Eng. 151, 2-8-0
Neg. Type: film
Harvey and Lozier on inspection
7
Car Numbers: Eng. #26
Neg. Type: film
Possibly Sidney Station
7
Neg. Type: film
Mayfield Yard Shop buildings, Mayfield, Pa.
7
Neg. Type: film
Box cars, furniture & auto cars [wreck] (2 negs & 2 prints)
7
Car Numbers: 9200-9751
Neg. Type: film
Camelback Mogul with baggage, RPO, & coach on trestle
7
Car Numbers: Eng. 246, 2-6-0
Neg. Type: film
Trestle (2 negs.)
7
Neg. Type: film
Five views, type Sante Fe, brand new 1916 (5 negs.)
7
Car Numbers: Eng. 351, 2-10-2
Neg. Type: film
Shop crew, locomotive shop, Middletown, N.Y. (8 negs.)
7
Neg. Type: film
Cadosia, N.Y. yards, coal storage, trestle (3 negs.)
7
Neg. Type: film
Mogul type Camelback
7
Car Numbers: Eng. 274, 2-6-0
Neg. Type: film
Wreck at Borden's condensed milk plant (2 negs.)
7
Neg. Type: film
Switching milk cars on New Berlin Branch?
7
Car Numbers: Engine 217
Neg. Type: film
Northfield Tunnel portal
7
Neg. Type: film
Scenes along the right-of-way and the D&H Canal (4 negs.)
7
Neg. Type: film
Steam derrick #1
7
Neg. Type: film
Three Negatives
7
Scene on Scranton Division near Orson, Pa. cut where heavy drifts of snow accumulated to be plowed out
7
Neg. Type: film
Orson, Pa. double tracked with siding going to ice house
7
Neg. Type: film
Orson, Pa. looking northeast toward creamery and ice house
7
Neg. Type: film
Steam derrick #2 and trailer flat (2 negs.)
7
Neg. Type: film
Coaling tower at Mayfield Yard, Mayfield, PA. and ash pit
7
Neg. Type: film
Cadosia Station and tracks, Cadosia, N.Y.
7
Neg. Type: film
Unidentified (32 negs.)
7
Neg. Type: film

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Supplemental Lists
List of N.Y.O. & W. engines usually with a coal car in the Diver RR Collection, glossy print and glass plate of each; compiled by N. Dean, 4-6-66. In Box [ ] unless noted otherwise.
Engine #
List of N.Y.O. & W. vestibule chair (passenger) cars in the Diver RR Collection, glossy print and glass plate of each; compiled by N. Dean, 4-6-66.
Vestibule chair cars #
List of boxcar photographs in the Diver RR Collection; compiled by N. Dean, 2/25/64

One boxcar in background; # impossible to read. glass plate
Long line of boxcars at station; # impossible to read; incl. Lehigh Valley car; neg. # 40. glass plate
N.Y.O. & W. boxcar 2211. glass plate
N.Y.O. & W. boxcar 2211 (second view). glass plate
N.Y.O. & W. engine 360 and boxcar (?) 15432; neg. #E17. glass plate & print
Boxcar 2212. glass plate
N.Y.O. & W. boxcar 2816 with engine 99. print
N.Y.O. & W. boxcar 2327. print
Train on track; engine, boxcar, and 2 passenger cars; no numbers [797 on back of picture]. print
N.Y.O. & W. boxcar 9257 at great distance. picture postcard
N.Y.O. & W. boxcar 9623 with engine 362; neg. #E16. glass plate
N.Y.O. & W. boxcar 9584 [incorrectly captioned as "91 - Buell Brothers' Taxicab, Norwich, N.Y."]. print

Additional information on contents of Diver RR Photograph Collection
  1. Negative and print of picture of inspection locomotive #28 made, June 26, 1963; print sent of Lucius Beebe (see general corres. file) and negative filed in collection.
  2. Collection does NOT include a picture of inspection locomotive #28 (see letter from Leonard Rice, 9/7/63).
  3. For checklist of boxcar photos made 2/64, see attached list.
  4. For checklist of N.Y.O. & W. engine and vestibule chair car photos made 4/66, see attached list.
Additional Description
Report of the Curator and Archivist, 1958-62