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External differences between the RS32/36
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towny72
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External differences between the RS32/36
 
« on: Feb 17th, 2014, 7:36pm »
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Quickly looking at a few pictures I was wonder is there any major external differences between the RS32 and RS36?

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Re: External differences between the RS32/36
 
« Reply #1 on: Feb 17th, 2014, 10:08pm »
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Quoting from Pinkepank's 'Second Diesel Spotter's Guide':
 
"RS-36's and RS-32's are virtually indistinguishable."
 
He leaves it at that.


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« Reply #2 on: Feb 18th, 2014, 7:23am »
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Interesting,  
 
Thanks Marty..


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Re: External differences between the RS32/36
 
« Reply #3 on: Feb 23rd, 2014, 12:47am »
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I found *one* detail that might be the one spotting difference!
Found some drawings:
 
http://trainiax.net/drawings/36-alco/rs/36-alco-rs-32-nyc-2.GIF
http://trainiax.net/drawings/36-alco/rs/36-alco-rs-36-dh.GIF
 
Factoring out "railroad specific" details, and dynamic brakes, I found one major detail that is different..the one set of vertical air grills right behind the cab..the set standing upright/vertical.
RS32 has them, RS36 does not.
 
looking at photos of RS32 vs. RS36, it seems to hold up.
 
Scot


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