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Re: PC: Remote Control Units.
- Subject: Re: PC: Remote Control Units.
- From: Jerry Jordak <jer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 22:12:35 -0400
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.)
Jerry W. Jordak The boxcars and flatbeds, whistle blowin' steam
mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org That was yesterday
http://prozac.cwru.edu/jer/ Now those big trains don't come anymore
Acts 16:31 <>< -- Restless Heart, "Big Iron Horses"
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