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Re: PC: PC Alco question
- Subject: Re: PC: PC Alco question
- From: "ERIE LACKAWANNA SD45-2" <ERIE-LACKAWANNA@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 11:46:51 -0500
What were the numbersto be for the Nine PC SD45's and what numbers did they
become under SP? Are they still running today on UP? Also what were RI
numbers to the 15 U33B's?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Armstrong, John A" <ArmstronJA -AT- corning.com>
To: <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2001 9:37 AM
Subject: RE: PC: PC Alco question
> 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
> 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
> U23B's. This followed the 1972 orders for 100 GP38-2's and 50 U23B's.
> 1970 oder for SD40's was the last year for anyhing with high horsepower.
> 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
> > and came delievered as PC. After this came five SD40's 6240-6244 which
> > have been ordered as SD45's but changed to SD40 by PC before built. PRR,
> > EL
> > and NH usully ordered engines in lots of 15 each with option to buy
> > Did PC ever consider buying U36C's as EL did? I believe PC's last and
> > final
> > order of new power came in the form of 150 GP38-2's, the Only DASH-2's
> > ever
> > ordered by PC just as EL got the only Dash-2 SD45-2 models, but they did
> > get
> > U36C's where PC didn't.
> > >
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > Here's some information concerning the PC Alco question posed. The
> > placed
> > > an order in late 1967 with Alco for fifteen model C-636 locomotives.
> > Their
> > > 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
> > were
> > > numbered 6330 to 6344, had builder's numbers 3499-01 to 3499-15,
> > builder's
> > dates
> > > of March and April 1968, and were all delivered by the end of April
> > 1968.
> > > Coincidently, the last of this order was delivered in the same time
> > frame
> > as the
> > > last of the U33C order.
> > >
> > > As far as I know it was not the last locomotive order placed at Alco
> > a
> > > railroad but PC did not place any other orders with Alco after the
> > C-636's.
> > >
> > >
> > >
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