Last NEW engines purchased by the PENN CENTRAL

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Last NEW engines purchased by the PENN CENTRAL

Postby tj48 » Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:18 pm

Cannot seem to find the answer to this..... What were the last NEW engines purchased by the Penn Central?
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Re: Last NEW engines purchased by the PENN CENTRAL

Postby Allen Hazen » Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:03 pm

I don't think the Penn Central bought any new locomotives in its last couple of years of independent (pre-Conrail) operation. The final deliveries of GP-38 (highest numbered unit, which I suppose is the last, 8162) and U23B (series ending 2776) were both, apparently, in October 1973. (Internet source for 8162, McDonough's (sp?) "The U-Boats" for 2776.)
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