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Wandering down to Fort Erie, as usual; the transfer from Buffalo had dropped off the traffic and was going over to the yard office. Around this time I saw quite a few GPs in this service, but to see an RS-3M was somewhat of a rarity. After all, there were only 30 of them on the roster, 9960-9999. As for that soothing ALCO sound, it was absent.  This 1954 built unit had gone in for a recent overhaul like many, and an EMD engine was installed. The spiffy new Conrail paint job was a dead giveaway.  Still, CR 2370 and 9992 together was my treat for the visit.
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Caption: Wandering down to Fort Erie, as usual; the transfer from Buffalo had dropped off the traffic and was going over to the yard office. Around this time I saw quite a few GPs in this service, but to see an RS-3M was somewhat of a rarity. After all, there were only 30 of them on the roster, 9960-9999. As for that soothing ALCO sound, it was absent. This 1954 built unit had gone in for a recent overhaul like many, and an EMD engine was installed. The spiffy new Conrail paint job was a dead giveaway. Still, CR 2370 and 9992 together was my treat for the visit.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [2133] (more) (contact)
Date: 04/16/1979 (search)
Railway: Conrail (search)
Reporting Marks: CR 2370 (search)
Train Symbol: daily transfer (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CN yard (search)
City/Town: Fort Erie (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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4 Comments
  1. Really an EMD Prime mover in an Alco? This was a catch and a half Mr Mooney!

  2. More magic !!

  3. Looks like some windows were removed from the RS-3 during rebuild???

    Wild…

  4. Penn Central and later Conrail rebuilt a bunch of their old RS3 fleet with 12-567′s pulled out of retired EMD E-units. The work was performed at their DeWitt shops, so the rebuilt RS3′s became known as “DeWitt Geeps”. The ex-LV hammerhead unit, 211 (as CR 9920) also got the DeWitt Geep treatment, as did the Casco “CNJ 1548″ (http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=18600) One or two other notables were RS3′s rebuilt with a chopped short hood, or missing the short hood altogether (CR 9950).

    This one got the “clean” treatment, earlier rebuilds had a large square housing over the exhaust area.

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