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PC: Re: PC ALCO Cab units-

Delaware & Hudson bought the last NH PA to exist for parts when they picked
up the 4 AT&SF units.   It must have been traded on the U25B's.  I don't
know when they finally cut it up, but I don't think it lasted to the end of
the 60's.

Some pics of the FA's NH had rebuilt in 1959 show an A-B-A set with one in
NH paint and the others in PC colors, complete with ghetto grilles on the
windshields -

I believe they were retired by 1971, likely replaced when so many GP38's
entered the roster.  Soon after some ended up on the LIRR as control cabs
and one got restored, the 0401 -

Bill K.

> From: Garrett Rea <glrea -AT- earthlink.net>
> To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> Cc: Fred Gehret Rea <fredrea -AT- juno.com>
> Subject: PC: PC ALCO Cab units-
> Date: Friday, January 29, 1999 9:32 AM
> Gents:
> Did someone say ALCO???   Well all righty then,  'ere are a few questions
> that have stumped me-
> 1, When did the last of the NH PAs go to the happy enginehouse in the
> (Ditto PRR/NYC)
> 2, Did any ALCO FBs make it into PC paint?  I have seen NYC painted ones
> PC trains. (numbers)
> 3, What railroads gave PC FAs, and what got painted for PC, and numbers?
> 4, When did regular use of FAs discontinue w/PC?
> 5, Where were they run?  NYC used them in Ohio and  I've seen photos of
> MUed in freights in PA (with PRR 630 Century) as well.  RNE had a photo
> an ex-NH unit in PC paint taken in Boston on the cover one time.
> 6, PRR contribute any?
> Thanks-
> Garrett
> Enjoying the day off-
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ebulman -AT- caregroup.harvard.edu <ebulman@caregroup.harvard.edu>
> To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com <penn-central@smellycat.com>
> Date: Friday, January 29, 1999 7:17 PM
> Subject: Re: PC: Alco DL109
> >I thought that the only "PC" DL-109 was the ex-NH unit which was used as
> >some kind of stationary test unit. It was painted some kind of faded
> >or pinkish color by the time it was scrapped in 1969 or 1970 at Dover
> >yard, Boston.
> >
> >Ed
> >
> >
> >
> >

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