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Re: PC: Re: PC/TPW power pool

PC had some oddballs of it's own - if 7822 has dynamic brakes, it is a PC
unit.  Also there were 5 7900's that were ordered by PR-SL but ended up on
PC.   Back then they still ordered some locomotives for specific services,
a practice that has pretty much gone by the wayside -

Also, the extended cab wall is for a specific type of dual control where
the two stands are linked to each other (The "Tandem" control stand) such
that you can change sides without changing any settings, aimed at switching
and back-and-forth type service.   only a few units ever had this, about 10
on PC, 10 PR-SL and 5 RDG SD45's that I know of, whereas other roads such
as EL had dual-control units that did not have this extended cab front and
required more work to set them up for running opposite-end forward.

Bill K.

> From: Jejunabra -AT- aol.com
> To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> Subject: Re: PC: Re: PC/TPW power pool
> Date: Tuesday, November 24, 1998 6:19 PM
> GP38 No. 8014 is definitely on Conrail's roster as while Conrail let alot
> these units go when their leases expired, there were also a number of
> that got wrecked in accidents and were stricken from the roster and
> as they were damaged well beyond repair. demolition derby on the rails,
if you
> will. Genesee and Wyoming and Buffalo and Pittsburgh wound up with a
number of
> the GP38s, including dual control- equipped 7822, which was apparently a
> former PRSL unit. It has the front cabwall built out to accommodate the
> control stand. I hope this will be of help. 
> Jim Mancuso

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