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Re: PC: Hump Engines -Reply

What was really surprising when they were converted to slug units was
that they kept their original ALCO trucks.  They were a mechanics
nightmare to repair and we had more units shopped for truck repair under
PC and Conrail then for anything else.  This continued for quite a while
until the units were re-fitted with EMD trucks.  I have often wondered
why they never used retired F b-units or E b-units.  It would have been
easier to remove the prime mover, gen. etc. then to do all the chopping,
hacking and contortions that are in the slug units that are still in

                                          George Alberti

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