Thank you to Euan
Cameron who replied:
"I believe this photograph would
have been taken around 1915.
The locomotive shown was built in 1869
as No. 400, and was renumbered 1149 in 1912. No other engine
carried so high a number before that date.
The photo shows the two parallel lines
of straw-yellow lining out, which accompanied a black livery style
applied to goods engines from around 1915 onwards.
The little plate with the power class
(letter 'E') above the number plate was part of a train control
system introduced to cope with the flood of goods traffic during the
First World War."
Cameron, New York City, New York, USA: March 12, 2008