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Re: PC: Odd.... -Reply
- Subject: Re: PC: Odd.... -Reply
- From: "Christopher R. Hauf" <crhauf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999 22:27:28 -0500
You can read up on the history of our RS-3m, LV 211/PC 5569/PRR 8445, at:
Rochester & Genesee Valley RR Museum
At 10:02 AM 3/29/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Garrett Rea wrote
>This reminded me of something I saw:
>Alot of E-units were scrapped or retired through out PC's tenure. Some
>even "donated" their prime movers for the Dewitt RS-3 rebuilding
>Although many e-units donated their prime movers to the Penn Central
>RS-3m program, the carbodies were still stored when Conrail was
>formed. There were at least 10 derelict ex-NYC e-units that are
>generally not included in the equipmement that was transferred to CR.
>There are some pics of these derelict units going to scrap in late 1976 or
>early 1977 in several issues of Rails NE.
>In my ConRail Power book (1977) it lists RS locos leased to ConRail that
>are powered with EMD prime movers. They were leased to ConRail by
>GE of all people.....GE take them in on trade or what is the story??
>These are ex-Missouri Pacific RS-3m's that they built in the early 1970's.
>They traded them to GE on new power and GE leased three of them to
>CR in the early days when they would accept anything that would run.
>They were returned by the end of 1976 and were then scrapped.
>Hope this helps
>"Robert.Holzweiss -AT- bush.nara.gov"
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