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Re: PC: : B units



They would have no reason to remove dynamics since they do not interfere
with operation of the unit. Besides CNW used the feature on freight units.
----- Original Message -----
From: Bill K. <pontiac -AT- dreamscape.com>
To: <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 1999 11:02 PM
Subject: Re: PC: : B units


> Okay.   CNW forces who are capable of adding a cab to a B unit can't
remove
> the dynamics from the same units?
>
> ----------
> > From: NEW HAVEN U25B <erie-lackawanna -AT- prodigy.net>
> > To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> > Subject: Re: PC: : B units
> > Date: Wednesday, March 31, 1999 2:25 PM
> >
> > They cannot be Ex-UP since they do not have dynamics. CNW had F40's
> suppied
> > by Amtrak and METRA so they were not about to purchase new units.
Anyway,
> > they did look better than them ugly bulldog E's. Crandel's had better
> vision
> > than an E
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Bill K. <pontiac -AT- dreamscape.com>
> > To: <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 1999 2:16 PM
> > Subject: Re: PC: : B units
> >
> >
> > > They were ex-UP and apparently cheaper than new F40's or SDP40's would
> > have
> > > been.  They also were damn ugly!  :o)
> > >
> > > Bill K.
> > >
> > > ----------
> > > > From: Chris Osterhus <su_carbs -AT- hotmail.com>
> > > > To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> > > > Subject: Re: PC: Re: Re: Re: Re: B units
> > > > Date: Wednesday, March 31, 1999 1:23 PM
> > > >
> > > > I remember reading an article in MR about Chicago & Northwestern
RR's
> > > > "Crandall Cabs." These were created by adding a full cab to one end
> of
> > > > an E-unit. Apparently the C&NW needed more A-units to lead the
> commuter
> > > > trains...
> > > >
> > > > --Chris Osterhus
> > > > http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Downs/9116
> > > > Central Penn Station
> > > > ----------------------------------------------------------
> > > >
> > > > >Was the Haysi B unit their own or did they buy is second hand from
a
> > > > pre-CSX
> > > > >road? Did the unit have dynamics? Would make an interesting model
ot
> a
> > > > B
> > > > >Unit with cab window. Come to think of it RI had a modified 1000 HP
> E7
> > > > B
> > > > >Unit built by EMD with a Gas-Electric style cab end and baggage
> > > > compartment
> > > > >later fitted with another 1000 HP engine. It's purpose was to
> operate
> > > > as a B
> > > > >unit with a two sectrion train that was split enroute.
> > > >
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> > >
> >
>



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