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PC C-636's
 
« on: Jun 27th, 2002, 10:52pm »
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Does anyone have photo's of any of  Penn Central's  "Massive" C-636's?

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« Reply #1 on: Jun 28th, 2002, 4:41pm »
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Here is a shot of a former PC C-636,still in it's PC black,at the "end of the line"-the Collinwood deadline that is,it's revenue days over .Cleveland,Ohio,November,1979.RAD

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« Reply #2 on: Jun 28th, 2002, 8:24pm »
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Heres one taken in the 70's on a freight leaving Croxton Yard in New Jersey.

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Re: PC C-636's
 
« Reply #3 on: Jun 30th, 2002, 12:43am »
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Thanks Alot!

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« Reply #4 on: Jun 30th, 2002, 1:34pm »
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CRMac-
What livery is that sitting behind the Ex-PC in your pic?


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« Reply #5 on: Jun 30th, 2002, 8:35pm »
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on Jun 30th, 2002, 1:34pm, chessie8212 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
CRMac-
What livery is that sitting behind the Ex-PC in your pic?

 
Ex - Reading C630


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« Reply #6 on: Nov 28th, 2002, 12:52am »
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This one is not mine, but is a classic action shot! I wish I was around when I could see this in my backyard every morning.
BTW, if this helps, CR (PC) 6782 and 6783's frames and everything below survive in Austrailia on the Robe River.


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Re: PC C-636's
 
« Reply #7 on: Oct 15th, 2003, 11:03pm »
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Just what was the HP rating on the ALCO M636's

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« Reply #8 on: Oct 16th, 2003, 10:48am »
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Hi All,
 
Alco had a rather simple code for identifying its engines. The 636 designation indicates from the first digit that the engine has C-C trucks, three axles per truck, all driven. The final 36 indicates the nominal horsepower, in this case 3600 HP.  
 
Another example: Alco C420, B-B trucks, all axles powered, and 2000 HP.  
 
Enjoy.


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« Reply #9 on: Oct 16th, 2003, 11:41pm »
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on Oct 16th, 2003, 10:48am, Pennsy wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Hi All,
 
Alco had a rather simple code for identifying its engines. The 636 designation indicates from the first digit that the engine has C-C trucks, three axles per truck, all driven. The final 36 indicates the nominal horsepower, in this case 3600 HP.  
 
Another example: Alco C420, B-B trucks, all axles powered, and 2000 HP.  
 
Enjoy.

 
Guess it is true that we learn something new every day!  Thanks Pennsy


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« Reply #10 on: Dec 8th, 2003, 10:02am »
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Im not sure if this is an ex PC unit, but I can tell it is an ex CR unit, so maybe it fits here.

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« Reply #11 on: Jan 22nd, 2004, 8:48pm »
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The unit above is former PC 6342. All Conrail C-636's were inherited from PC.

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« Reply #12 on: Jul 23rd, 2007, 12:46am »
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Conrail had 14 of those ALCO C636 monsters! I happen to have the books on Conrail.  
CONRAIL vol. 1 1976- 1982 and vol. 2 1983-1990.  Both CONRAIL BOOKS ,vol.1 and 2 have the roster inthem for CONRAIL ..
 
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« Reply #13 on: Aug 11th, 2007, 12:34am »
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on Oct 15th, 2003, 11:03pm, EM-1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Just what was the HP rating on the ALCO M636's

 
The M636 stands for Montreal locomotive works H.P. 3600  
 
C636 is the AMERICAN counterpart Built by ALCO however ALCO ceased operation in 1969.  
 
Hope this helps ...
 
   Tom


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