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Re: PC: Couple of Questions

Iff'n I remember right -
 The RS3m project used the engines from E8's that were being junked. After being pulled, the EMD 567 got an overhaul/massaging to uprate the power slightly and was then transplanted. The E7s never got involved due to time/worn-out perceptions. 

Robert Holzweiss <robert.holzweiss -AT- nara.gov> wrote:


A couple of questions, one PC related and one contemporary.

First, does anyone know if PC and later Conrail used engines from E8's AND E7's in the RS-3 MOD program? Several E7 hulks sat around Altoona 1973 to 1977ish and I am wondering if they gave up their innards for the program under Conrail or PC. Since there were 96 RS-3 MOD's, at least 48 E's were salvaged. I suspect several of the earliest Amtrak E unit retirements that sat around Altoona 1975-1977 also contributed but do not know for sure. If anyone can shed light on that issue, I would also appreciate the information.

Robert Holzweiss

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