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PC: Re: Re: Nashville E units
- Subject: PC: Re: Re: Nashville E units
- From: "Bill K." <pontiac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 22 Dec 1998 14:53:44 -0500
As far as I know Metra retired them when they were due for major overhauls
so all are well-worn with thousands (Millions?) of miles of commuter runs
under the belt. NYS&W has a couple and managed to blow up both in some
form or other hauling freight with them at low speeds -
Heck the two we have here painted as Lackawanna units are former PRR/PC
units, one by way of NJT and one by way of the MBTA. I'd think if for
those they had big bucks to drop on repainting them, they had some to drop
on the mechanical end of it.. although I have heard of sillier things...
an ad I saw in the paper once:
1980 Olds Cutlass. does not run. over $1500 into stereo system. $1700
If someone had spent $1500 on mechanical stuff instead.... they would not
be trying to get rid of a car!
> From: Garrett Rea <glrea -AT- earthlink.net>
> To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> Subject: PC: Re: Nashville E units
> Date: Monday, December 21, 1998 2:18 PM
> The two E's are repaints but are ex-nyc to my understanding (E survivor
> and in close examination of detals). Paint alone on the units cost
> thousands and they do look great! As for the ex-PRR unit, it is
> train, and I was told in PC black when it arrived down here. I have been
> TOLD (I very well could be wrong)that they were unreliable. This is what
> was told when I asked why the last run of the season used all three units
> pull a 12 car train. This information came from the brass and others
> involved in the TC museum.
> Good on the BN units, but boy do they look rough (one did go to broadway
> service (I have not seen it as it is on the "down" end of the train, but
> other is supposedly ex PC, appears ex-nyc in details, and it is on the
> end, and it can be seen right across from the Hard Rock Cafe). I forget
> what toll the weather takes on stuff up north. I drive past all of this
> stuff to and from work. Why and when were these units retired?? I see
> at least METRA is using new EMD locos similar to FP-40s now, I watch them
> from my hotel window whenever I stay in Chicago.
> Garrett Rea
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Walter B Turner <lnrr -AT- juno.com>
> To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Monday, December 21, 1998 11:09 PM
> Subject: PC: Nashville E units
> >The two New York Central-painted E units in Nashville may not originally
> >be from NYC, but the paint is an outstanding reproduction. 5764 is a
> >former Pennsy unit that was sold to the Tennessee Central Museum by the
> >Broadway Dinner Train, also in Nashville; 5764 came from MBTA. These
> >locomotives run well; I've worked behind them and they did the job. 5764
> >may be the only true PC locomotive in Nashville.
> >The four ex-BN E units look rough due to old paint and some sheet metal
> >rust, but BN rebuilt them all when they were in commuter service. Some
> >listings classify them as E10's because of the rebuilding.
> >On a different topic, how NS stencils their locomotives may depend on
> >what name is used by the joint operating company.
> >Bryan Turner
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