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gfluck1
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« on: May 8th, 2011, 7:24am »
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As I am enjoying posting on the “Forums” and the “LV Freight Info” thread, I thought, why not start new topic that covers the “Lehigh Valley’s Diesel Roster”. That being said, I’m going to provide a little general information on the class and the pertinent data of the units on the roster, starting with the last locomotives received. As always comments (good or bad) and corrections are welcome.  
 
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« Reply #1 on: May 8th, 2011, 7:31am »
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In 1968, General electric will start production of the U23B, a 2250 HP, FDL-12 (4-cycle, V12) diesel, on a 4 axle, 60’ 2” frame with a total weight of 242,000 lbs.. A total of 481 units are built. In 1974 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 12 units, road Numbers 501 – 512. Pictured below is LV 503.

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« Reply #2 on: May 8th, 2011, 6:07pm »
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In 1972, General Motors, Electro Motive Division (EMD) will start production of the GP38-2, a 2000 HP, EMD 645E (16 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, 59’ 2” frame with a total weight of 250,000 lbs. A total of 2,208 units are built thru 1987. In 1972 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 12, Phase Ib2 units, Road Numbers 314 – 325. Pictured is LV 316.

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« Reply #3 on: May 8th, 2011, 6:33pm »
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In 1970, General Motors, Electro Motive Division (EMD) will start production of the GP38AC, a 2000 HP, EMD 645 (16 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, 59’ 2” frame with a total weight of 245,000 lbs. A total of 261 units are built thru 1971. In 1971 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 4, Phase III units, Road Numbers 310 – 313. Pictured is LV 311.

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« Reply #4 on: May 8th, 2011, 7:29pm »
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In 1956, American Locomotive Company (ALCO) will start production of the RS11, a 1800 HP, 251B (V12) diesel, on a 4 axle, 56’ 11” frame with a total weight of 250,000 lbs. A total of 426 units are built thru 1964. In 1967 the Lehigh Valley will purchase the 6 leased (1964) units from the PRR; they are renumbered to Road Numbers 7640 – 7644 & 7648. Pictured is LV 7640.

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« Reply #5 on: May 9th, 2011, 6:24am »
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In 1963, American Locomotive Company (ALCO) will start production of the Century 628, a 2,750 HP, 251C (4-cycle, V16) diesel, on a 6 axle, 69’ 6” frame with a total weight of 408,000 lbs. A total of 186 units are built thru 1968. In 1967 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 9 units (formerly ex-Monon 400-408). Road Numbers 633 – 641. Pictured is LV 635.

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« Reply #6 on: May 9th, 2011, 9:43am »
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GF,
   Keep 'em coming, can never get enough LV diesel power!
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« Reply #7 on: May 9th, 2011, 8:23pm »
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on May 9th, 2011, 6:24am, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
In 1963, American Locomotive Company (ALCO) will start production of the Century 628, a 2,750 HP, 251C (4-cycle, V16) diesel, on a 6 axle, 69’ 6” frame with a total weight of 408,000 lbs. A total of 186 units are built thru 1968. In 1967 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 9 units (formerly ex-Monon 400-40. Road Numbers 633 – 641. Pictured is LV 635.

 
LV also purchased 8 new C628s circa 1965, numbered 625-632.


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« Reply #8 on: May 9th, 2011, 8:29pm »
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on May 8th, 2011, 7:29pm, gfluck1 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
In 1956, American Locomotive Company (ALCO) will start production of the RS11, a 1800 HP, 251B (V12) diesel, on a 4 axle, 56’ 11” frame with a total weight of 250,000 lbs. A total of 426 units are built thru 1964. In 1967 the Lehigh Valley will purchase the 5 leased (1964) units from the PRR; they are renumbered to Road Numbers 7640 – 7644 & 7648. Pictured is LV 7640.

 
LV also purchased 4 new RS11s circa 1961, numbered 400-403. As I recall, they were the first RS11s to be delivered with a low nose.  
 
 
 


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« Reply #9 on: May 9th, 2011, 9:57pm »
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In 1965 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 7 units, Road Numbers 625 – 631 and will purchase 1 additional unit, Road Number 632 in 1967. Pictured is LV 626.

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« Reply #10 on: May 9th, 2011, 10:09pm »
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As previousily mentioned the Lehigh Valley purchased 6 ALCO RS11 (High Nose) units from the PRR in 1967, but they were originally leased in 1964. Pictured below is LV 8648.

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« Reply #11 on: May 9th, 2011, 10:27pm »
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In 1963, American Locomotive Company (ALCO) will start production of the Century 420, a 2000 HP, 251C (4-cycle, V12) diesel, on a 4 axle, 60’ 3” frame with a total weight of 250,000 lbs. A total of 131 units are built thru 1968. In 1964 the Lehigh Valley will purchase the 12 units, Road Numbers 404 – 415. Pictured is LV 408.

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« Reply #12 on: May 9th, 2011, 10:37pm »
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In 1960 the Lehigh Valley purchases 4 ALCO RS11 (Low Nose) units, Road Numbers 400 – 403. Pictured below is LV 400.

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« Reply #13 on: May 9th, 2011, 11:59pm »
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In 1959, General Motors, Electro Motive Division (EMD) will start production of the GP18, a 1800 HP, EMD 567D1 (16 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, 56’ 2” frame with a total weight of 240,000 lbs. A total of 388 units are built thru 1963. In 1960 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 4 units, Road Numbers 302 – 305. Pictured is LV 304.

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« Reply #14 on: May 10th, 2011, 12:12am »
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In 1954, General Motors, Electro Motive Division (EMD) will start production of the GP9, a 1750 HP, EMD 567C (16 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, 56’ 2” frame with a total weight of 240,000 lbs. A total of 4,092 units are built thru 1959. In 1959 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 2 units, Road Numbers 300 & 301. Pictured is LV 300.

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« Reply #15 on: May 10th, 2011, 12:45pm »
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The GP18 is 1800 HP and the GP9 is 1750 HP.
 
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« Reply #16 on: May 10th, 2011, 9:18pm »
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Henry,
Thanks, nice catch. Revised to reflect.
 
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« Reply #17 on: May 10th, 2011, 10:05pm »
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In 1949, American Locomotive Company (ALCO) will start production of the S4, a 1000 HP, 539T (4-cycle, 6 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, 45’ 5” frame with a total weight of 229,700 lbs. A total of 782 units are built thru 1961. In 1951 the Lehigh Valley will purchase the 2 units, Road Numbers 166 & 167. Pictured is LV 167. Cost per unit $97,866.02.

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« Reply #18 on: May 12th, 2011, 5:14am »
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In 1950, General Motors, Electro Motive Division (EMD) will start production of the SW9, a 1200 HP, EMD 567B (12 cylinder) diesel, on a 4 axle, 44’ 8” frame with a total weight of 248,000 lbs. A total of 815 units are built thru 1953. In 1950 the Lehigh Valley will purchase 13 units, Road Numbers 280 - 292. Pictured is LV 288.

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« Reply #19 on: May 12th, 2011, 5:16am »
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In 1950, American Locomotive Company (ALCO) will start production of the FA2 & FB2, a 1600 HP, ALCO 244 (4-cycle, V-12) diesel, on a 4 axle, 54’ 0” frame (FA2, FB2 length is 53’ 4”) with a total weight of 240,000 lbs (per unit). A total of 348 FA2 units & 202 FB2 units are built thru 1956. In 1950 the Lehigh Valley will purchase the 8 FA2 units & 4 FB2 units, FA2 Road Numbers 580, 582, 584, 586, 588 & 590 and FB2 Road Numbers 581 & 583 are delivered in 1950 and FA2 Road Numbers 592 & 594 and FB2 Road Numbers 585 & 587 are delivered in 1951. The FA2/FB2 units will remain in service until 1966. Pictured is LV 590.

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