I found this information online from the HLCX roster:|
3817: ex-NS 5362/CR 8227
That said, I am not sure it was an ex-Helm Leasing unit now. I think the ex-CR 8227 was a late model full GP38-2, which I believe was acquired after the demise of PC... but I may be wrong. May have to check out my CR book when I get home...
Subject: RE: PC: Review: Penn Central in Color (in KC)
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 01:29:15 +0000
I wish I knew the original PC number, then I may be able to find out. It is a straight GP-38 (not a dash-2, although I am sure the internal components have been upgraded to dash-2 standards a long time ago), likely from the second or third order placed by PC. I think someone needs to get a close look at the builders plate. It does look like it may have been an old Helm Leasing unit (HLCX)...
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2008 21:03:40 -0400
Subject: Re: PC: Review: Penn Central in Color (in KC)
Could these have been early GP38's that Conrail traded in or maybe the lease expired and they were returned??
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