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Re: PC: ex-NYC E-Units with Hancock Airwhistle
- Subject: Re: PC: ex-NYC E-Units with Hancock Airwhistle
- From: Mark_Branibar@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2009 09:39:27 -0400
NYC 4004 was official retired by Penn Central and stricken from their books
on April 30, 1968. No PC markings were ever applied to it.
Sent by: penn-central@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Re: PC: ex-NYC E-Units with Hancock
07/25/2009 11:33 Airwhistle
Please respond to
> Did any of the ex- NYC E-7's make it to the PC era with their
> Hancock Air whistles? If so, did the E-units have PC paint jobs. Have
> any road numbers? I know that some PC locomotives had Hancock whistles
> but I didn't realize that a few Central E7's had them late.
According to Geoffry Doughty's book "New York Central's Great Steel Fleet",
only NYC 4004
and 4006 had the Hancock whistles.. (and a handful of RS-2 locos, not
identified) There is a
photo of NYC 4006 on pg 13 and of NYC 4004 on pg 70 of this book with both
Hancock Air chime.
Images I found on-line:
Here is 4004 dated April 1968 with the Hancock:
This photo of 4006 is dated March 1968 and has regular horns:
So, the answer is yes, one made to PC. NYC 4004 should have become PC 4004,
but I don't
have any info on if 4004 was repainted to PC. The hunt should be easy to
see if the one ex-
NYC E7 made it to PC paint with the Hancock: just search for PC 4004...
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