Pennsylvania Railroad Diesel Locomotive Pictorial Vol 9 Alco and GE Switchers
Pennsylvania Railroad Diesel Locomotive Pictorial Vol 9 Alco and GE Switchers
Pennsylvania Railroad Diesel Locomotive Pictorial Vol 9 Alco and GE Switchers
Pennsylvania Railroad Diesel Locomotive Pictorial Vol 9 Alco and GE Switchers
Pennsylvania Railroad Diesel Locomotive Pictorial Vol 9 Alco and GE Switchers

Pennsylvania Railroad Diesel Locomotive Pictorial Vol 9 Alco and GE Switchers

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Pennsylvania Railroad Diesel Locomotive Pictorial Vol 9 Alco and GE Switchers
 
Pennsylvania Railroad Diesel Locomotive Pictorial Vol 9 Alco and GE Switchers
By Paul K. Withers
Soft Cover
Copyright 2005
71 pages
This book is the ninth in a series that documents the various types of dielocomotives operated by the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Each book includes a roster, area as, and specifications for each model covered. It is not a history of the developof each model by the manufacturer nor a tracking of happenings to each unit after merger with the New York Central into the Penn Central. These subjects are worthy of comprehensive studies of their own. It also does not delve into so-called production phases of the units as invented by railfans. Changes within each model occurred virtufrom order to order and sometimes from unit to unit as they progressed through pro. Some were visible, but many were internal and not detectable by viewing locomotives from the outside.
One item worth noting is the assignment of road numbers. While not as promiscuous as those of the steam roster, the numbers were not originally planned with regard to keeping the same make and model in a number block reserved for ease of identification. At first, the road numbers were assigned when steam engines were either scrapped previously, or in a few cases, renumbered. This resulted in the 5800-, 9500-and 9700-series numbers being an assortment of Alco, EMD, Baldwin, and Fairbanks-Morse passenger and freight cab units. In the mid-1960s, a massive renumbering program was instituted to make the PRR fleet compatible with the New York Central fleet in preparation for the Penn Central merger.
The purpose of this series is to provide a selection of photographs to show the locomotives as an observer would see them in everyday service.
Classification, location of assignment, and special equipment information has come from the PRR official document MP-229, which was distributed across the railroad on a monthly basis. All specifications came from PRR document No. 109-L. Date of shipment or builder's dates and construction numbers are from official Alco records. The retirement dates are what PRR referred to as the "dropped from equipment record" date, as "retired" had a different meaning in PRR lingo.
Acknowledgements   666
Introduction and Abbreviations     668
Alco S-1      669
Alco S-2      684
Alco S-3      700
Alco S-4      705
Alco T-6      718
General Electric 44-ton       723
Index      735

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