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Re: PC: gp-38

they appear in one of the COnrail motive power books - 7904, 05, 06, 07
(?). I've seen a couple of those numbers myself.

> From: Jerry Jordak <jer -AT- smellycat.com>
> To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> Subject: Re: PC: gp-38
> Date: Friday, November 27, 1998 6:14 AM
> Jejunabra -AT- aol.com wrote:
> > As far as I know only the Pennsylvania Reading Seashore Lines had GP38s
> > without dynamic brakes. Every GP38 and GP38-2 on Penn Central proper
> > equipped with dynamic brakes. The Dash2s all had the extended range
> > brakes. I hope this helps.
> >From the Diesel Era article (Sep/Oct 1997) on PC and CR GP38/GP38-2's:
> PRSL GP38's 2000-2014 became CR 7660-7674. They were renumbered into
> CR just below the first PC GP38 at 7675. Currently, the last 5,
> 7670-7674 are still in service on Conrail. (Matter of fact, I sometimes
> see one of them it passing my house on a local. I think it's the 7670.)
> All CR GP38s in the 7747-7867 range are no longer on the roster--most
> were retired around 1984-85 and sent to new homes, probably because
> their lease was up.
> Info from other sources:
> PC, later CR, GP38-2's 7940-8039 were leased from EMD, and when their
> leases expired, EMD took them back for their lease fleet, even though
> CR wanted to renew their lease. They became EMD 740-839, and wore
> (probably still wear) CR blue paint with GM emblems under the radiators.
> Most often they were seen out west.
> There were a couple of GP38s built for PC or CR that had no dynamic
> brakes that were built for special service out of Conway, I believe
> for steel mill transfers or something. I know I've seen pictures
> of the units--I think there were only 2 or 3--but I can't remember
> where I saw them at. If anyone has seen them, please speak up, because
> I know I've seen them and I can't find what book the pictures were in
> and it's driving me nuts....
> Full of turkey and ready for bed,
> -Jer
> -- 
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