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the Alco RS3 & RS3M Photos



 

Several types of switchers were included as part of the sale of the Northeast Corridor to Amtrak in 1976. The 45 RS-3s


   # Location & Information Date

 Photo Credit


100  New Haven CT
built August 1950
( builder # 78080 )
ex PC 5223 ex NYC 8223
NYC's first RS-3
retired mid 1985 / sold late 1985 to Central New York Chapter NRHS
 Feb 7, 1981  Ralph Phillips
100  New Haven CT
owned today by the Central New York Chapter, NRHS Syracuse NY
 May 26, 1980 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
100  Syracuse NY
as it looked in 1991 - in service today on the Adirondack Scenic
Railway
 Sept 1991  Dick Leonhardt
   101 probably never in service 
built May 1951
ex Penn Central 5332
   
102  Providence RI June 1976 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
103  Boston MA
ex PC 5236
ex NYC 8236
 Nov 25, 1977  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
103  Boston MA  September 1978  from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
104  Wilmington DE  May 14, 1977  from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose
(em)
 104    Oct 1977  
104  Beltway MD  Feb 1978   Dick Leonhardt
104    Dec 2, 1978   from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
104  Boston, MA
built May 1951
(builder #78862)
remotered and nose chopped
by Amtrak 1984
 June 19, 1985  Gordon Lloyd Jr
104  Washington DC  January 1994  Jeff Lubchansky
   104  After Amtrak - CCCL 1201
Connecticut Central
(now a fallen flag)

today she works for the Cape Cod Central. She's now CCC #1201, and has been repainted again (this
engine must have worn at least two dozen paint schemes over her life time.)
now nicknamed her "Lulubell"
   
105  Wellesley Farms MA
NYC 8258 - trailing two other NYC RS-3s - the future NYC 5258, Penn Central 5285 and Amtrak 105 pulled passenger cars long before it
switched them!
 1958  Dick Leonhardt
104  Quincy MA
ex PC 5246 ex NYC 8246
 November 1985  Jim Hebner
105  New Haven, CT  September 1979?  Robert Yanosey
105 Boston, Mass
ex PC 5258, NYC 8258
 June 2, 1979   photographer unknown
from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
106  Boston MA
built June 1951
 August 10, 1981 Gordon Lloyd Jr.
106  Boston, MA
(RS-3M)
ex PC 5263 ex NYC 8263
 August 16,1981  Ralph Phillips
106  Boston MA
South Station
before being rebuilt into a RS-3M
   from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
106  Boston MA
South Station
 Sept 21, 1981  from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose (ghl)
 106  Sanford FL  March 15, 1994  Kevin Dudenbostel
106  in Northern Ohio, now TDIX 106,
before being leased to switch Toledo
   
106  Toledo OH
now TDIX 106 - leased to switch Express Cars - sure needs some paint!
 Sept 7, 1998  Jim Hebner
  107  Wilmington DE  February 1977   from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose (ghl)
 107  Sanford FL
Platinum Mist phase III
Visit Arnie Morscher's Rail Photo Site to see more of his work
 March 20, 1990  Arnold H. Morscher
107   Sanford FL
Platinum Mist - check out the
lightning stripe on the hood
 Jan 21, 1991  John Eagan
108  Wilmington DL
ex PC 5302, NYC 8302
the caboose is 14010
 January 28, 1978  James Claflin
    New Haven CT January 12, 1980 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
   109  probably never in service 
built April 1952
ex Penn Central 5316
   
   110 probably never in service 
built May 1952
ex Penn Central 5320
   
   111 probably never in service 
built May 1952
ex Penn Central 5340
April 1980  John Mech 
   112  probably never in service 
built October 1953
ex Penn Central 5348
April 1980  John Mech 
113 Wilmington, DE  Oct 30, 1977  F.R. Kern
from the
collection of
Ed Bowers
114  Is this an early experimental paint scheme?  ?? from the
collection of
John Coke
114  New Haven CT
ex PC 5404, ex PRR 8604
retired mid 1985
 August 16, 1980  
114  New Haven CT
sold (October 1985) to Florida Gulf Coast Ry Museum, Piney Point, FL
 April 26,1981  
114 Piney Point, FL
currently a display as PRR 8604 at Florida Gulf Coast Ry Museum
   
116  Wilmington DL
ex PC 5428, PRR 8828
 Jan 28, 1978  James Claflin
117  Chicago IL  Sept. 5, 1976   from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
117  Chicago IL  Jan 14, 1977  Gordon Llyod Jr
117    Sept 1979  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
117  Boston MA
retired mid 1985
sold to Lamoille Valley for salvage October 1985 - may have been placed into service
Aug 26, 1982  Philip Faudi
  117  Hartford CT  May 6, 1983  from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
    with RS3 120 Dec 1984  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
118  Morrisville PA
retired by April 1980?
Oct 11, 1976  Richard Louderback
 118  Morrisville, PA Sept 19, 19/76   photographer unknown
from the
collection of
Ed Bowers
      April 1980 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
119  Chicago, Ill.
ex PC 5456, PRR 8456
Aug 17, 1976  John Benson
119  Chicago IL July 16, 1976  George Horna
 119  Chicago IL  August 1, 1976  George Horna
120 Trenton NJ   Sept 12, 1981 from the
collection of
Albert Phleep 
120  Boston MA
ex PC 5458, ex PRR 8458
 October 23, 1979 Philip Faudi
120 unknown   Nov 1982 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
  121  Wilmington DE  May 14, 1977  from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose (em)
  122  Chicago IL
ex PC 5473, ex NH 523
 early summer 1976   from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
  122 Chicago IL July 18,1976 George Horna
  122 Chicago IL   P.Slager
  122 Chicago IL  October 1976?  
  122 Chicago IL  September 1977?  
122 Chicago IL  September 1977  Veron Ryder Jr
123  Morrisville PA  March 27, 1977  John Warrick
124  Wilmington DE  August 14, 1976  John R Warrick
124 30th St Station
Philadelphia PA
October 1978  Photo by GH Landau
from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose
  125  Chicago IL  December 1976  Vernon Ryder Jr.
126  Hunter Tower NJ
in wire train service
 Aug 7, 1979  Alan Tillotson
   126 Wilmington DE
ex PC 5503, ex NYC 8254 - Built 1951

 
 Jan 28, 1978  James Claflin
  126  Trenton NJ  Sept 9,1981  
  126 in 1986 ownership went to the Mohawk & Hudson River Chapter NRHS Albany NY April 1987

from the
collection of
Jim Hebner

127  Philadelphia PA
ex PC 5504, ex NYC 8355
today owned by Michael H Fox Albany NY
unknown  Dave Kohut
129 Chicago IL  August 13, 1976  Ralph Hunnell
   130  probably never in service 
built June 1951
ex Penn Central 5511
   
  131 New Haven CT
ex PC 5512 ex NYC 8270
 Nov 24,1979  Allen Miller
  131 New Haven, CT  Oct 6, 1979  unknown
131 Morrisville, PA  Feb 26, 1978 F.R. Kern
from the
collection of
Ed Bowers
   132  probably never in service 
built July 1951
ex Penn Central 5516
   
133  retired mid 1985 - in October 1985
sold to
Florida Gulf Coast Railway Museum in service there today
 September 16, 1978  Frank Szachacz
   133 built as New York Central 8277. It was used in commuter passenger service, later came under Penn Central ownership and finally was Amtrak 133. It was acquired by trade when the museum traded a Santa Fe baggage car to Amtrak for it in 1987. It is used from time to time on the museum trains. The engine is painted in Seaboard Air Line RR colors (as SEABOARD 1633) to approximate the SAL locomotives that once served the line through Parrish FL      Florida Gulf Coast
Railway Museum
134      
134      
 134  Elizabeth NJ  1978  Alan Tillotson
136  New Haven CN  March 1977 from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose 
136 southbound through Windsor Locks CT
with a work train
Feb. 22, 1984
Carl Weber
  137   Feb 1977   from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
138

Hartford CT
right across the Amtrak Springfield line from the Conrail engine house.

May 16, 1979 Carl Weber
  138 Hartford CT
138 is serving as a "rescue" engine for a "Spivvie", which just limped in

The train is northbound past the Conrail engine house, part of which is visible in one of the shots at left. The skyline of Hartford is visible in the background.
Aug. 8, 1983 Carl Weber
  138  New Haven CT
owned today by Railway Museum of New England at Essex CT
 May 3 1981  
  138  Boston MA
built in July 1951 (builder # 78917 )
   Neil Lang
138  Waterbury CT
Restored to original New Haven 529 ex-PC 5536 ex NH 0529 acquired by Railway Museum of New England in 1986
  Railway Museum of
New England 
 138   Waterbury CT July 6, 2002   Jeff Lubchansky
139  New Haven CT
built Sept 1950
(builder #78180)
 March 19, 1977 Photo by Ed McKernan from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose 
140

 Providence RI
built April 1951
(builder #78591)
ex-PC 5562, ex-PRR 8912

 June 1976  from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose
140 Cedar Hill 
note the ex PC (now Amtrak)
N5 caboose
Feb 13, 1978 photo by
Ed McKernan 
from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose 
140  Providence RI  August 26, 1977  John Benson
 140  Boston MA
retired mid 1985
 August 8, 1981  Gordon Lloyd
 140  New Haven CT
acquired by Railway Museum of New England in October 1985
 June 7, 1981  Frank Szachnacz
      March 1982 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 141  Morrisville PA
built Oct 1951 (builder #79255)
ex-PC 5579, ex-ex NH 539
 September 12, 1976  from the
collection of
Ed Bowers
142  Wilmington DE
built July 1952 (builder #79926)
ex-PC 5566, ex-PRR 8479
 April 10,1982  Ray Lackemeyer
142  Edison NJ  Dec 1977  from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
142  Trenton NJ
owned today by Al Keller
late 1999 sighted at Conshohocken, PA
(right outside Philadelphia)
 Feb. 27,1981  from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
143 New Haven CT  Feb 1, 1977  Matthew Herson Jr.
143  Boston MA
built Jan 1952 (builder #79619)
 March 27, 1981  Joseph Quinn
   143

 New Haven CT
burned out and parted out

March 1985    from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
144  Boston MA
built Jan 1952 (builder #79620)
ex-PC 5593, ex-NH 554
retired mid 1985 and sold to Lamoille Valley Railroad (Morrisville PA)for salvage in October 1985 - may have been placed into service
 July 1, 1978  Ralph Phillips
         
         
         
         
         
         

 

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This archive was first accessed August 1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


123 at Morrisville PA. Mar.15, 1977 by Richard Louderback
123 at Wilmington Del. Sept.23,1978 by James Claflin
123 at Trenton NJ Jun 9, 1980 by Richard Louderback
123 at Linden, NJ July 1,1982 by Jim Sorenson

ex PC5474, ex NH527

125 at Chicago,Ill Aug17,1976 photo by RP Campbell

ex PC 5502, ex NYC 8253


127 at Morrisville PA

128 at Providence RI Aug 27,1978 by Georger Turnbull
128 at Boston, Mass June 24, 1978 photo by Ralph Phillips

exPC5506, ex NYC 8264 (owned today by Micheal H Fox, Albany, N.Y.)

129 at

133 at New Haven, CT Seot. 16,1978
133 at Trenton, NJ July 29,1982 by Richard Louderback

ex PC 5518, ex NYC 8277
(owned today by Florida Gulf Coast Ry Museum, Piney Point FL)

134 at Trenton NJ May 27,1980 photo by Richard Louderback
134 at Morrisvillle PA Dec 15, 1979 photo by Richard Louderback Jr

135 at Providence RI Oct. 10,1976 photo by Georger Turnbull exPC5527, ex NYC 8285
136 at Boston Mass. June 20,1979 photo by Phillip Faudi
137 at Boston Mass Aug 31 photo by Phillip Faudi
137 at New Haven Feb 1, 1977



(owned today by Conn Valley RR Museum at Essex CT)