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RE: PC: Couple of Questions
- Subject: RE: PC: Couple of Questions
- From: "Chris Osterhus" <su_carbs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2003 14:05:30 +0000
Many PC E units gave their power assemblies towards the "DeWitt Geep"
rebuild program. I think Diesel Era magazine ran an article on some of
Conrail's early rebuilding efforts. A stripped F7B (complete with a hole in
the roof was used to haul the power assemblies around.
>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
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