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Re: PC: : B units

They were ex-UP and apparently cheaper than new F40's or SDP40's would have
been.  They also were damn ugly!  :o)

Bill K.

> From: Chris Osterhus <su_carbs -AT- hotmail.com>
> To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> Subject: Re: PC: Re: Re: Re: Re: B units
> Date: Wednesday, March 31, 1999 1:23 PM
> I remember reading an article in MR about Chicago & Northwestern RR's 
> "Crandall Cabs." These were created by adding a full cab to one end of 
> an E-unit. Apparently the C&NW needed more A-units to lead the commuter 
> trains...
> --Chris Osterhus
> http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Downs/9116
> Central Penn Station
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> >Was the Haysi B unit their own or did they buy is second hand from a 
> pre-CSX
> >road? Did the unit have dynamics? Would make an interesting model ot a 
> B
> >Unit with cab window. Come to think of it RI had a modified 1000 HP E7 
> B
> >Unit built by EMD with a Gas-Electric style cab end and baggage 
> compartment
> >later fitted with another 1000 HP engine. It's purpose was to operate 
> as a B
> >unit with a two sectrion train that was split enroute.
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