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Re: PC: PC Alco question



they will not be running for much longer they are going to be replaced by SD70M's

Jim Hebner wrote:

> According to my UP freinds some are running in Armour Yellow today! Sorry I do not know the numbers but plan to paint my PCs  for the ones that are still running
>
> Jim Hebner
>
> >>> ERIE-LACKAWANNA -AT- prodigy.net 03/07/01 11:56 AM >>>
> 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
> 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
> >
> > John
> >
> > > ----------
> > > 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 elievered 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,
> > > EL
> > > 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
> > > 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
> PRR
> > > 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
> by
> > > a
> > > > railroad but PC did not place any other orders with Alco after the
> > > C-636's.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >


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