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Re: PC: PRR 5898



These have been listed in Barhadrt's catalog that comes out once a month or
so for a while now; asking price was listed as 46K/ea.  Seems like the two
are original PRR units that are restored to correct numbers and so forth,
and they had been stored on the R&N someplace as mentioned.  with R&N so
desperate for 6-axle power it's a wonder they didnt try 'em in freight
service! lol - 

the specs say they both were R/B in 1974 with 2 12-645BC power assemblies
for a total of 2500 HP.  interestingly enough at 46K they are the cheapest
engine listed and are even cheaper than the S4 on the same page with a Cat
3412 engine (55 K).  

Bill K.

Bill's Syracuse rail page 
 
http://www.dreamscape.com/pontiac/rail.html

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: From:  JEROME A ROSENFELD <BDXT30A -AT- prodigy.com>
: To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
: Subject: Re: PC: PRR 5898
: Date: Saturday, May 30, 1998 4:20 PM
: 
: The BM&R E8's also have the five pin stripes. Appears this may have been
: one of the two BM&R E8's. I did hear they wanted to sell the E8's. How
was
: PENNSYLVANIA lettering. The height of a side panel or narrow?
: 
:     Jerome


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