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Re: PC: What killed PC?
- Subject: Re: PC: What killed PC?
- From: "Bill K." <pontiac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 6 Jan 1999 11:23:06 -0500
GE did catalog a wierd-looking switcher-cabbed U18B in the 70's but never
built one that I know of... it looked wierd because it was a standard
U18B in all respects but the hood sloped down to meet a SW-type cab that
sat way up high on the body compared to the regular U-boats.
GE units of the 60's were a 'use 'em up and get rid of them' locomotive and
the dash-7's seem to be going the same way... for some reason they haven't
been as marketable as used EMD's; one reason is a rumor that I heard that
GE won't sell parts for the old locomotives cause they want you to buy new
> From: Gene.Fusco -AT- lsil.com
> To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> Subject: Re: PC: What killed PC?
> Date: Wednesday, January 06, 1999 11:21 AM
> I hastily wrote:
> > > GM didn't have a switcher option to compete with the SW1200 or SW1500
> > > PC bought scores of to replace aging Alco S1,2,3 & 4 locos.
> Then was corrected by alcoman:
> > SW1200 and SW1500's were made by GM if my failing memory serves me
> > correctly
> Yes, you are correct. My message was in error. I meant to write "GE
> have as switcher option..." I usually try to keep myself from doing that
> by sticking to "EMD" when referring to the GM offering.
> Thanks for calling me to task on my slip. :^)
> Gene (Who can type faster than think)
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