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Re: PC: Remote Control Units.

RLMower -AT- aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 97-04-16 12:22:41 EDT, you write:
> << Conrail did have some remote controlled units. These were the C32-8's.  I
> do not belive that CR used the option. SP leased these units a few years back
> they used the remote option.  When CR got the units back there was a red L
> beside the   number. >>
> What was the "L" for, Locolink?

Leased locomotives. To distinguish them from the dozens of other 
Conrail engines that were on run-through trains. Obviously they
did not want to return to CR a locomotive which they were paying for.
(This was back in the days when SP was leasing engines from everyone.) 


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