Penn Central Locomotive
Photo Archive
the RS2, RS3 & RS3M



 

RS2

 LOCATION

DATE

PHOTO BY

5229 West Springfield MA  Dec 24, 1974 Hans Kuring

 

RS-3

 LOCATION

DATE

PHOTO BY

 5233  Holyoke May 1974   Joseph Snopek
 5257      
   5306      
 5307 Cleveland OH Nov 20, 1976 John Benson
 5318      
 5326  Rochester NY    Jim Hebner
   5431  Danbury CT March 10, 1974 Hans Kuring
  5468 Buffalo NY 4/13/1976  
   5475  Springfield MA  Feb 26, 1977  Joseph Snopek
  5475 8-77   Waterbury, Ct.

  Arthur Deeks Jr.
    Arthur Deeks Jr.
  5482 10-69   Danbury, Ct.
Oct 1969 George Turnbull
   5483  Branchville CT  May 7, 1973  Hans Kuring
   5483  Branchville CT  May 7, 1973  Hans Kuring
   5487  New Haven CT Sept 19, 1973

 Hans Kuring
  5504 Syracuse NY 9/9/1972  
  5506   N. White Plains,N.Y.



7-68 George Turnbull
   5509  Brewster NY  March 10, 1974

 Hans Kuring
   5513      Harv Kahn
    5515       Harv Kahn
   5516      
 

5531
 Readsville MA

Sept 1969

 from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
  5544 Hartford,Ct.

June 1972 George Turnbull
 5585  
Boston MA
note the Red C
   
 5590  Danbury CT  Jan12, 1974

 Hans Kuring
 5593  New Haven CT    
 5593  Danbury CT Jan 6, 1975

 Hans Kuring
   5593  Brewster NY  Nov 20, 1976

from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
  5596 Cedar Hill CT Oct 1969 from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
 

Penn Central embarked on an RS3 rebuilding program starting in 1972. RS3's were rebuilt using EMD 567 prime
movers and fan assemblies taken from retired E8s. Many of the rebuilt units were easily identified by the boxy
structure built on the top of the long hood to obtain the higher clearance required to lift out the power assemblies
on the EMD prime movers. The rebuilds were done at the DeWitt (Syracuse), NY, shops and Altoona, resulting in
the units being nicknamed "DeWitt Geeps".
Conrail continued this rebuild program until 1978.

 

 

RS3M

 LOCATION

DATE

PHOTO BY

 9951  Baltimore MD  May 14, 1977  James P Marcus
  9950      

9953
 Wilson NY
on the west end of the Hojack Line

 July 6, 1974

 Jim Hebner

9953
 Wilson NY
on the west end of the Hojack Line

 July 6, 1974

 Jim Hebner
 9953  Williamson NY Dec 29, 1975

 Jim Hebner
 9953  Rochester NY  May 7, 1977  Jim Hebner 

9955
 Danbury CT

 Dec 7, 1975

 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 9956      
 9960      

9961
 Rochester NY

 Sept 19, 1976

 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 9963  Buffalo NY  May 1977  from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
9965 Buffalo, NY
rebuilt from PC 5241,
originally NYC 8241 
 Dec 12, 1977  Arnold Morscher
9969

 Harmon NY

 August 3, 1975

 Alen Miller

9969  New York NY
West 72nd St yard

 August 8, 1975

 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
9969

 Danbury CT

 August 1978

 Ed Blackman
 9972

 Hartford CT

 April 29, 1979

 Ralph Phillips
9973

 West Springfiled MA
former NH 522
former PC 5532

 March 5, 1977

 Clayton F. Sherry

9980  Danbury CT

 Dec 15, 1975

 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 

73600  Altoona PA
an interesting part of the RS-3M story -
how do you transport old E-unit 567 engines
from Altoona to Dewitt - in an old F7 B unit

 May 14, 1977

 David Hamley
from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
         
 PC#  Rebuild Date  Rebuild Shop  Former #  Notes
 9950  April 1972  Altoona  PC 5477 NH535  no short hood
 9951  July 1973  Altoona  PC5230
NYC 8230
 low short hood
 9952  July 1973 Dewitt   PC 5240
NYC 8240
 
 9953  September 1973  Dewitt  PC 5242
NYC 8242 
 
 9954 November 1973   Dewitt   PC 5227  
 9955 December 1973   Dewitt  PC 5526
NH 519 
 
 9956 January 1974   Dewitt  PC 5470
PRR 8470 
 
 9957 March 1974   Dewitt   PC 5342
NYC 8342
 
9958  April 1974   Dewitt   PC5260
PRR 5538
PRR 8838
 
9959 May 1974   Wilmington PC 5400
PRR 8600 
 
9960 May 1974   Dewitt  PC 5589
NH 546 
 
9961 June 1974  Dewitt  PC 5228
NYC 8228 
 
9962  July 1974   Dewitt  PC 5487
NH 556 
 
9963  Sept 1974   Dewitt  PC 5257
NYC 8247 
 
9964 August 1974   Dewitt  PC 5243
NYC 8243 
 
9965 October 1974   Dewitt  PC 5241
NYC 8241 
 
9966  November 1974  Dewitt  PC 5318
NYC 8318 
 
9967 December 1974  Wilmington PC 5555
PRR 8855 
 
9968  December 1974   Dewitt  PC 5333
NYC 8333 
 
9969   January1975  Dewitt  PC 5288
NYC 8288 
 
9970   February 1975  Dewitt  PC 5403
PRR 8603 
 
 9971 March 1975   Dewitt  PC 5238
NYC 8238 
 
 9972 April 1975   Dewitt  PC 5464
PRR 8464 
 
 9973 May 1975   Dewitt  PC 5532
NH 522 
 
 9974 November 1975   Dewitt / Wilmington  PC 5328
NYC 8328
 
9975   June 1975  Dewitt  PC 5578
PRR 8478
 
9976   July 1975  Dewitt  PC 5508
NYC 8266
 
9977   September 1975  Dewitt   PC 5290 NYC 9280  
 9978  October 1975  Dewitt   PC 5405
PRR 8605
 
 9979 November 1975   Dewitt   PC 554
NH 530
 
 9980 December 1975   Dewitt  PC 5590
NH 549 
 
 9981 Jan 1976   Dewitt  PC 5585
NH 541
 

 9982

February 1976

Dewitt 

 PC 5364 NYC 8847 
 
 9983  March 1976 Dewitt  PC5596 NH559   
  


 The Program Was Continued By Conrail


  
 9984  April 1976 Dewitt  PC 5260
NYC 8260 
 
 9985  May 1976 Dewitt  PC5439
NH 543 
 
 9986  June 1976 Dewitt   PC 5239 NYC 8239  
 9987 August 1976  Dewitt   PC 5327
NYC 8327
 
 9988  Sept 1976 Dewitt    PC5362
PRR 5542
PRR 8842
 
         
   

Metro North's old RS3m is now at the Danbury Railway Museum. The Alco was first owned by the Lackawanna DLW912 and was rebuilt with with an EMD prime mover by Conrail in the 1980s.

   
    This engine has since been repainted navy blue with CDOT logos and now resides at the Danbury Railway Museum Danbury, CT   Glenn L. Rowe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RS-3M

 Location & information

Date

Photo Credit

 9951  Baltimore MD  May 14, 1977  James P Marcus
 

9953
 Wilson NY
on the west end of the Hojack Line

 July 6, 1974

 Jim Hebner
 

9953
 Wilson NY
on the west end of the Hojack Line

 July 6, 1974

 Jim Hebner
   9953  Williamson NY Dec 29, 1975

 Jim Hebner
   9953  Rochester NY  May 7, 1977  
 

9955
 Danbury CT

 Dec 7, 1975

 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 

9961
 Rochester NY

 Sept 19, 1976

 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
  9965    

 Arnold Morscher
   9969

 Harmon NY

 August 3, 1975

 Alen Miller
  9969  New York NY
West 72nd St yard

 August 8, 1975

 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
   9969

 Danbury CT

 August 1978

 Ed Blackman
   9972

 Hartford CT

 April 29, 1979

 Ralph Phillips
   9973

 West Springfiled MA
former NH 522
former PC 5532

 March 5, 1977

 Clayton F. Sherry
  9980  Danbury CT

 Dec 15, 1975

 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner