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Re: PC: RDG locomotives

Making D&H into "Competition" for Conrail was one of the dumber things the
ICC ever did anyhow.   Chessie dumped their 40% of the RDG i think by the
time those GP39's were ordered, though; they were the last new engines for
the RDG.  Those are the biggest faults I find in Conrail though - making
one huge system out of it and then making this joke of competition out of
the D&H.  End result is other than blue engines, today's Conrail is more or
less Penn Central.  well except they are making money, lol...  

Bill's Syracuse rail page 

: From: Mark & Cynthia Du Vall <mc -AT- wnol.net>
: To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
: Subject: Re: PC: RDG locomotives
: Date: Tuesday, July 28, 1998 11:29 AM
: > The Reading GP39-2's were bought on Chessie's ticket and were
: > returned to CSX when the lease expired in 1991/92. A Swag is the
: > GP40-2's were a USRA deal as they stayed w/ Conrail but it's only
: > a guess....
: > 
: > Doug
: >
: I believe that the GP-39-2's that you are talking about are the ones that
: the D&H had on there roster.  The reason why they were returned to the
:  The CSX financed the rebuilding of them for at the time power short
: D&H/NYSW.  Both the CSX and the NS had a big interest in the NYSW
: controlling the D&H.  This gave both railroads an alternative to shipping
: on Conrail in the Northeast.  The CSX was just helping out themselves by
: doing that.  Remember they were given to CSX just like the NYSW B-40-8's
: that they financed when the CP was given control of the D&H.  Blast the
: for such a poor decision.
: Mark 

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