Backshophoss wrote:Engine designations were from the days when LIRR was a ward of the PRR,the "E" was EMD, the numbers was based on the engine's
horsepower,E-10= SW 1001,E-15= MP-15's(both AC/DC versions),E-20=GP38-2's,and the L-2= Alco C420's(the 2nd order)
This might have been "corrupted" a bit by the MTA. PC designated the FL-9 as EP-17e,following the PRR practice till the end of PC,as an example.
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