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PC: Dynamic Brakes on the NYC



You are referring to NYC 6155 (renumbered 2399 in 1966), serial number
28906.
This unit was built in 11/63, making it older than the rest of the NYC
fleet.  But it was not acquired by the NYC until 11/65.

Most NYC units did NOT have dynamic brakes.  They didn't need them, running
on the "Water Level Route."  The only first generation diesels to have them
were the 23 DRSP-4H (passenger GP-7) units.  A photo of one of these (#5690)
appears on page 85 of the NYCSHS "Diesel Locomotives of the New York
Central."

The only 3 classes that did have dynamic brakes were the DRS-16 (GP-40),
DRS-17 (U-28B), and AF-30 (C-430).  These were all delivered shortly before
merger.

Gary Stuebben
Dayton, OH

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Vargo <anthrax7 -AT- excite.com>
To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com <penn-central@smellycat.com>
Date: Monday, January 10, 2000 9:32 PM
Subject: Re: PC: F-7's


>
>
>
>On Mon, 10 Jan 2000 09:02:32 PST, penn-central -AT- smellycat.com wrote:
>
>> NYC surprisingly had a lot of units with dynamic brakes.  The only > ones
>that definately did not have them that I recall were... GP35  > units.
>
>The last GP35 in the series (I can't remember the number, but Yanosey will
>back me up on this one) was fitted with dynos. It was on display at the
1964
>World's Fair, and EMD wanted to show an example of it's top-of-the-line
>engine with this option. Why? Dunno, but EMD wanted it that way.
>
>Steve



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