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Re: PC: RDG locomotives
- Subject: Re: PC: RDG locomotives
- From: "Mark & Cynthia Du Vall" <mc@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 28 Jul 1998 11:29:08 -0400
> 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....
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 CSX.
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 ICC
for such a poor decision.
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