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Re: PC: LIRR HEP Units

>>> <lnrr -AT- juno.com> wrote:

To add of couple of items to Bryan's list:


617  - Former PC 1333, NH 0428

618  - Former PC 1330, NH 0401 - Retired by LIRR, purchased by Connecticut Valley Railroad Museum.  Restored to large block NH black and red scheme.  Operates under its own power after replacing traction motors (removed during rebuilding to power pack) with motors removed from former Amtrak (PRR) RS-3.  It was one of the few LIRR power packs with the original Alco 244 engine intact, that was why it was such a good candidate for preservation.  Operates with former NH RS-3 also restored to operational status and New Haven scheme.

BTW - NH 0401 and 0428 were two of four Alco cabs (A-units) rebuilt for the New Haven by Alco during 1959.  Others were 0418 and 0426.  Together with several Alco boosters, rebuilt FB-1's 0456, 0458, and 0462, rebuilt FB-2 467 and unrebuilt FB-2 boosters 465, 466, 468, and 469 were the only NH Alco cabs that survived to Penn Central.

Hope this helps

Bob Holzweiss
Robert.Holzweiss -AT- bush.nara.gov

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