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Conrail's DeWitt RS3m Rebuild photos
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« on: May 18th, 2005, 2:58pm »
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In 1977, Conrail started to rebuild its fleet of Alco RS3s with rebuilt EMD E8 engines at their DeWitt (Syracuse), New York and Altoona, PA shops. Other modifications were made, and they were rebuilt into RS3m's. It is said that no two RS3m rebuilds are alike. Today, many continue to work on shortline railroads. Here is the place to post your CR RS3m rebuild photos. To start with, here is NDCR RS3m 99 at Northampton, PA. Originally CNJ 1546, you can still see the CR logos when the sun is shining on the right spot

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« Reply #1 on: May 18th, 2005, 2:59pm »
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Here she is again...

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Re: Conrail's DeWitt RS3m Rebuild photos
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« Reply #2 on: May 19th, 2005, 11:02am »
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Here's (former?) Metro North RS-3m 605 (exDL&W 912) at the Danbury Railway Museum

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Re: Conrail's DeWitt RS3m Rebuild photos
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« Reply #3 on: May 19th, 2005, 7:53pm »
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Good ol' MD&DE 1203  

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« Reply #4 on: May 20th, 2005, 2:21pm »
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MD&DE actually has 3 three RS-3ms, all ex-DL&W in origin.  It should be noted that PC had actually started the program in Dewitt before CR came along.  EL also managed to complete at least one RS-3m before Conveyance Day in '76.   Nice idea for a thread.

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« Reply #5 on: May 23rd, 2005, 10:24pm »
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1201 RS3M Massey Ex-CR 9999, PC 9999  
1202 RS3M Massey Ex-CR 9936, PC 9936  
1203 RS3M Federalsburg Ex-CR 9942, PC 9942  
from www.mdde.com  
 
those are the MD&DE RS3's past numbers Im not sure there history before that.
Im aware that they have 3 but 1203 is the only one i have   As it is the closest one 2 me and the MD&DE is the closest operiting RR near  me.... Well the only opereting one....I wish i had pics of all 3 though i also want to see there CF7's.


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« Reply #6 on: May 26th, 2005, 8:14pm »
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I hate to correct you but the RS-3ms are not of PC origin at all.  Rather, they are ex-DL&W as follows:
 
A. #1201 (built 3/52; rebuilt 6/79 by CR)  
DL&W #911>El #1049>CR#5265>#CR #9999>DCLR #1201  
 
B. #1202 (built 3/50; rebuilt 4/77 by CR)  
DL&W #902>EL #1040>CR #5256>CR #9926>DCLR #1202  
 
C. #1203 (built 3/52; rebuilt 1/79 by CR)  
DL&W #914>EL #1052>CR #5268>CR #9942>DCLR #1203  
 
Check out the following link for verification:
http://www.geocities.com/heartland/meadows/3925/elrs3.html
 
The engines were renumbered to the 9900 series by CR when they were rebuilt.  As a devotee of EL, I have made a point of finding as many survivors as possible.


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Re: Conrail's DeWitt RS3m Rebuild photos
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« Reply #7 on: Apr 1st, 2006, 12:08pm »
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NDC 1546 (formerly #99) has been renumbered to its original CNJ number 1546 seen here at Northampton PA with S6 101

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« Reply #8 on: Apr 21st, 2006, 8:22am »
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I have been trying to determine the fate of one of the Dewitt geeps..
probably 99% likely its has been scrapped, but you never know!
its one of the "unknown status" Lehigh Valley locos:
 
LV 216 - CR 5490- rebuilt into a "dewitt geep" by Conrail, becoming #9990. last known assigned to Hartford, Conn in 1982
 
anyone know the fate of 9990?
 
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Re: Conrail's DeWitt RS3m Rebuild photos
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« Reply #9 on: Apr 21st, 2006, 2:06pm »
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Housatonic (Berkshire Scenic Ry.) # 9935, recently restored to service.
 
ex-CR 9935  
exx-EL 1048
exxx-DL&W 910  
(b. April 1951).  
 
For a photo of her as DLW 910, click here.  Note the single stack, lower hood, and single fan prior to her rebuild.


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« Reply #10 on: May 10th, 2006, 3:53am »
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Here is LV 211....
 
Purchased from Conrail by members of the Rochester Chapter NRHS...Leased to the R&S for a year as a yard switcher and then restored to original LV 211 colors.  
 
Interesting note is that there were two 211s on the LV...
 
check the site...
 
http://www.rgvrrm.org
 
and more specifically
 
http://rgvrrm.org/about/railroad/lv211/index.htm


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Re: Conrail's DeWitt RS3m Rebuild photos
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TO save time  here's a pic of L. V .RR  #211

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« Reply #12 on: Aug 13th, 2007, 11:16pm »
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Hey all,  
 
    Weren't these considered Dewitt GP'S by CR after their rebuilding?  
 
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« Reply #13 on: Aug 14th, 2007, 12:43pm »
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I may be wrong but it seems to me that someone produced an HO kit to model an RS3m. Or maybe there was a "how to" article in 1 of the mags. Used to see 1 or 2 once in awhile on a branch near where I live. Got some pix of them back in the 70's.  
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« Reply #14 on: Aug 21st, 2007, 12:00pm »
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Wow, a re-engined hammerhead! I had no idea those existed.

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« Reply #15 on: Oct 21st, 2007, 11:19am »
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Nothing like a fast answer to a question lol.  Yes Don there was an article in I believe Railroad Model Craftsman in either '76 or 77.  I will have to spend a little time and check for you but there was one and an article to go with it.  It was mostly on how to build the early version with the raised hood over the engine (the version I built myself) but also touches on the "original conture" hood as well.  If I have time over the next few days I will see if I can find it and post the issue info.

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on Aug 14th, 2007, 12:43pm, Don wrote:       (Click here for original message)
I may be wrong but it seems to me that someone produced an HO kit to model an RS3m. Or maybe there was a "how to" article in 1 of the mags. Used to see 1 or 2 once in awhile on a branch near where I live. Got some pix of them back in the 70's.  
                   Don

I grew up in Rochester NY, visited DeWitt a number of times.
There is a guy with a company called Tiger Valley, located between Geneva and Phelps, NY, who figures he's the last remaining manufacturer of HO scale locomotives in the U.S.  He had an open house for the NMRA meet in March 2009.  He does die-cast metal engines, but doesn't paint them for customers.  Here's two DeWitt Geeps on his huge basement layout:


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« Reply #17 on: May 23rd, 2010, 11:37pm »
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Is that a Big Boy or a Challenger next to the DeWitts? And who produced it, if you know?

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on May 23rd, 2010, 11:37pm, ClydeDET wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Is that a Big Boy or a Challenger next to the DeWitts? And who produced it, if you know?

Sorry, I wasn't paying attention to the steamer.  I would guess all the locos on the Tiger Valley Lines were produced by owner Gil Mack.  He makes his own die castings.  His focus is on Alco diesels, with anything else that catches his fancy, like Baldwin centipedes.


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