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Re: PC: Re: O&W FT's

I think I read once that it was our own PC that traded them in on new power
shortly after the merger

Can any one confirm this?

Jim Hebner

Bill K. wrote:
> No one wanted them because of their age (mid-40's) and low horepower
> compared to other units - plus I believe these FT's were the
> semi-permanently coupled sets of A&B units.  LV traded theirs in 1959/60,
> almost no big road was operating stock FT's by 1965 - odd considering units
> built 5-10 years later lasted 10-20 years longer.  I don't think anyone
> knew at the time that in 1998 you'd have 4 FT's left anywhere (and one
> having to be extensively rebuilt to regain it's original appearance).
> Bill K.
> ----------
> > From:  JEROME A ROSENFELD <BDXT30A -AT- prodigy.com>
> > To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> > Subject: PC: O&W FT's
> > Date: Wednesday, August 26, 1998 4:15 PM
> >
> > Yes, the O&W FT's were well cared for despite their outward
> > appearence. They were stored in an era when the Big Three (GE, ALCO,
> > EMD) started to produce high performance diesels. It's too bad no
> > short line then or historical society purchased some for excusrions.
> > Imagine a Real O&W set preserved than a phoney O&W F7 (Ex-BLE) in
> > southern NJ on the NJ Southern RR. Looks okay, but its not "The Real
> > Thing"
> >
> >        Jerome

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