Article on Bath "Special Locomotive" EL RS3 rebuild

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Article on Bath "Special Locomotive" EL RS3 rebuild

Postby Fireman43 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:07 pm

Article in the Steuben County Courier Advocate Newspaper Sept 30 concerning a person seeking information on what she refers to as a one of a kind "special'" locomotive built in partial in the Hornel Shops and had been used exclusively i believe in the Horsehead area yards . Article had a picture of the engine plus crew ( one was her relative) and was seeking more information.
For the life of me i cant find digital version of this specific article. Curious as to more information on this unit.

Anyone have better success finding this article and back ground would be appreciated.

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Re: Article on Bath " Special Locomotive"

Postby nydepot » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:20 pm

Scan it in?
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Re: Article on Bath " Special Locomotive"

Postby Cactus Jack » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:51 pm

I wonder if it was the EL 1060

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/el/loco/el1060ago.jpg

This locomotive started out as an Alco RS-3 and was rebuilt with EMD components into a "one of a kind" for EL about 1975. It worked close to home mainly in the Corning / Gang Mills area.
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Re: Article on Bath " Special Locomotive"

Postby DutchRailnut » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:26 am

conrail did entire fleet of repowers labeled RS3m or Dewitt Alco's they were recognizable by two EMD stacks and electric cooling fans .
the repowering was done with 12/567 engines from retired E units .

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/locopi ... ?id=168488

ex-ERIE 1027 reblt w/EMD 567 from E8. to CR 9998
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Re: Article on Bath " Special Locomotive"

Postby Fireman43 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:00 am

Ill grab a copy of the paper this weekend and will scan and post.
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Re: Article on Bath " Special Locomotive"

Postby scottychaos » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:43 pm

Article in the paper can be seen here:

https://issuu.com/steubencourier/docs/s ... er_10_1_17

It's EL 1060, EL's only RS3M rebuild, built at the Hornell shops in 1975, with an EMD prime mover from a EL E-unit.

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Re: Article on Bath " Special Locomotive"

Postby nydepot » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:47 pm

Found it. EL #1060 RS3. Sorry, the paper only offers small shots of its paper online.

You can read more here:
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/locopi ... ?id=168488

EL.JPG
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Re: Article on Bath " Special Locomotive"

Postby sd80mac » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:07 pm

It was posted in facebook in one of the groups few weeks ago....
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Re: Article on Bath " Special Locomotive"

Postby DutchRailnut » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:25 pm

picture is to small to read but 1060 was rebuild at de witt, not hornell and conrail did like 60 or so . several still in service.
one at housatonic railroad, other one at Danbury railway museum.
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Re: Article on Bath " Special Locomotive"

Postby Mike Stellpflug » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:24 pm

1060 was rebuilt at Hornell. I know one of the shop guys who worked on it.
Generally assigned to Gang Mills after rebuilding.

http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPictur ... id=2986829
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Re: Article on Bath " Special Locomotive"

Postby DutchRailnut » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:56 pm

I stand corrected 1060 apparently was proto type RS3m.
http://rrpicturearchives.net/locoPicture.aspx?id=30811
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Re: Article on Bath " Special Locomotive"

Postby Noel Weaver » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:16 pm

I don't think any undertaking of this scope took place at Hornell because Conrail did not take any part of the shop at Hornell leaving it to the estate of the Erie Lackawanna to dispose of. The project was started by Penn Central at Dewitt but I think Conrail did most if not all of the work at Altoona.
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Re: Article on Bath " Special Locomotive"

Postby Mike Stellpflug » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:59 pm

Here is a nice list of the RS3M conversions done by EL, PC, & CR.
The EL 1060 was rebuilt at Hornell from EL 1027 in April, 1975. Renumbered by CR to 9998.

http://www.altoonaworks.info/rebuilds/d ... _rs-3m.pdf
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Re: Article on Bath " Special Locomotive"

Postby nydepot » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:25 pm

The 1060 was an EL rebuild - pre Conrail. Then assigned to Gang Mills.

DutchRail - did you click the photo I posted? It does enlarge some and is readable.
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Re: Article on Bath " Special Locomotive"

Postby lvrr325 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:42 am

Noel Weaver wrote:I don't think any undertaking of this scope took place at Hornell because Conrail did not take any part of the shop at Hornell leaving it to the estate of the Erie Lackawanna to dispose of. The project was started by Penn Central at Dewitt but I think Conrail did most if not all of the work at Altoona.
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There are literally dozens of publications covering the EL Hornell locomotive shop and what work was done there. The wrecked and burned CNJ SD40 was even in line for rebuild to become an EL unit, but time ran out before they got to it. MK and General Electric did work there after it wasn't included in Conrail because they already had multiple heavy rebuild shops for locomotives.

One thing's sure, Penn Central didn't rebuild any RS2/3 units for the EL.
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