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RE: PC: PC Alco question
- Subject: RE: PC: PC Alco question
- From: "Armstrong, John A" <ArmstronJA@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2001 09:37:34 -0500
- Content-return: allowed
The SD40's were ordered by PC and were delivered in 1970 long after the
merger. In addition, the order was for 40 units. PC canceled an order for
9 SD45's which ended up going to the SP.
PC's last orders were delivered in 1973. They received 123 GP38-2's and 27
U23B's. This followed the 1972 orders for 100 GP38-2's and 50 U23B's. The
1970 oder for SD40's was the last year for anyhing with high horsepower. In
1970 they also accepted 15 U33B's from a canceled RI order.
The EL ordered in all kinds of quanities. While this is a PC list, I will
quickly list them below.
1963 15 C424
1964 12 C425, 12 GP35, 12 U25B
1965 24 GP35, 15 U25B
1967 20 SD45
1968 14 SD45, 6 U33C
1969 19 SDP45, 9 U33C
1970 15 SDP45
1972 13 SD45-2, 13 U36C
1975 19 GP38-2, 20 U23B
> From: ERIE LACKAWANNA SD45-2[SMTP:ERIE-LACKAWANNA -AT- prodigy.net]
> Reply To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2001 8:46 AM
> To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> Subject: Re: PC: PC Alco question
> PC did get five new SD45's 6235-6239 in 1968 that were part of a PRR order
> and came delievered as PC. After this came five SD40's 6240-6244 which may
> have been ordered as SD45's but changed to SD40 by PC before built. PRR,
> and NH usully ordered engines in lots of 15 each with option to buy more.
> Did PC ever consider buying U36C's as EL did? I believe PC's last and
> order of new power came in the form of 150 GP38-2's, the Only DASH-2's
> ordered by PC just as EL got the only Dash-2 SD45-2 models, but they did
> U36C's where PC didn't.
> > Hi all,
> > Here's some information concerning the PC Alco question posed. The PRR
> > an order in late 1967 with Alco for fifteen model C-636 locomotives.
> > construction and delivery ended up being the second new locomotive
> delivery for
> > Penn Central, after the twenty new GE U33C locomotives. The C-636's
> > numbered 6330 to 6344, had builder's numbers 3499-01 to 3499-15,
> > of March and April 1968, and were all delivered by the end of April
> > Coincidently, the last of this order was delivered in the same time
> as the
> > last of the U33C order.
> > As far as I know it was not the last locomotive order placed at Alco by
> > railroad but PC did not place any other orders with Alco after the
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