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PC: Sideframes on Ex-PRR SD45/40
- Subject: PC: Sideframes on Ex-PRR SD45/40
- From: "Garrett Rea" <glrea@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 16:38:16 -0000
>Garrett the SD-40's in the block 6040-6104 were ex PRR and all had the
>front mounted hand brake.
Found some PRR photos in RNE- confirmed this-
SD-45 and then numbered them after the SD-40's. SD-45's were
>numbered 6105- 6234 in one block. PC then decided to order 5 more SD-45's
>numbered them after the ex PRR SD-45's 6235-6239.
I have seen two styles of sideframe, one with the brake cylinders mounted at
the top of the frames, above the outside wheels- The earlier block of SD 40
locos appear to have the brake gear on the inside, as do ex-PRR SD45s.
The only example of somthing close is made by Train Staion Products, and is
called the "Flexicoil C". My "proto photos" are mostly bad black-and-white,
so picking out detail is a little rough. Are these the frames for both my
40 and 45 as I am modeling both as ex-PRR and I will be keeping them in PRR
(as of now, may give in to the worms....)
This will help me get my next two loco projects underway.
Is the A-Line repower for Athern locos worthwhile? The SD 40 has an
Athern-type frame and my stewart U25B as well- I wish they ran better.
Thanks for the help fellas-
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