Penn Central Locomotive
Photo Archive
the RS2, RS3 & RS3M



 

RS2

 LOCATION

DATE

PHOTO BY

5229 West Springfield MA  Dec 24, 1974 Hans Kuring

 

RS3

 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   Waterbury, Ct.
    Arthur Deeks Jr.
  5479 New Haven CT February 1970  
  5482   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
  5488 Cedar Hill, CT April 1972  
  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
Providence RI
April 1969
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

9950
unknown location 
 April 1975
Barry Hollingsworth 
9951  Baltimore MD  May 14, 1977  James P Marcus
9951 Baltimore Penn Station 1976 Paul Alisea
 Charlotte NY
 March 1975
 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner

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

 Williamson NY
Dec 29, 1975

 Jim Hebner

 Rochester NY
 May 7, 1977
 Jim Hebner 

9955

 Danbury CT

 Dec 7, 1975

 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner

 West 72nd St Yards NYC NY
June 27, 1976 
  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner

9961

 Rochester NY

 Sept 19, 1976

 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner

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

 Harmon NY

 August 3, 1975

 Alen Miller

 New York NY
West 72nd St yard

 August 8, 1975

 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner

 Danbury CT

 August 1978

 Ed Blackman

 Hartford CT

 April 29, 1979

 Ralph Phillips

 West Springfiled MA
former NH 522
former PC 5532

 March 5, 1977

 Clayton F. Sherry

 Danbury CT

 Dec 15, 1975

 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner

 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

The Conrail RS3Ms
Peoria IL
exCNJ 1549, exCR 5379, after CR retirement in 1985, West Jersey Shore Line 93, WGRY 7802, FSR 7802, now PIRY 102 - out of service with traction motor issue
July 2016
Richard Roberts

 

Penn Central / Conrail Dewitt Geep Roster
Shown in rebuild order
PC#  Rebuild Date Rebuild Shop Former #  Notes
9950  April 1972  Altoona/Juniata  PC 5477
NH535

 no short hood - not numbered 9950 until December 31, 1973

Retired April 9, 1985

9951  July 1973 Altoona/Juniata  PC 5230
NYC 8230

 low short hood
not numbered 9951 until December 31, 1973

Retired June 5, 1985

9952  July 1973 Dewitt   PC 5240
NYC 8240
not numbered 9952 until Dec 31, 1973
9953  September 1973  Dewitt  PC 5242
NYC 8242 
not numbered 9953 until Oct 15, 1973
9954 November 1973   Dewitt   PC 5227 not numbered 9954 until Dec 6, 1973
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   PC 5260
PRR 5538
PRR 8838
 
9959 May 1974   Wilmington PC 5400
PRR 8600 
ALCO Phase 3
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   January 1975  Dewitt  PC 5288
NYC 8288 
 
9970   February 1975  Dewitt  PC 5403
PRR 8603 
Phase 3
 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
Phase 3
 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 
PC 5596
NH 559 

 The Program Was Continued By Conrail
CR#  Rebuild Date Rebuild Shop Former #  Notes
 9984
 April 1976
Dewitt 
PC 5260
NYC 5260
NYC 8260
Alco 78876 June 1951
retired 6/5/1984
 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  
 PC 5362
PRR 5542
PRR 8842
9989
9990
9991
October 1977
Dewitt  
CR 5468
PC 5468
PRR 5468
PRR 8468
Alco 79934 June 1952
Retired June 5, 1984
9992
June 1978
Juniata
CR 5483
PC 5483
NH 557
Alco 79623 January 1952
retired 4/9/1985
9993
9994
9995
9996
9997
9998
9999
9900
Number not used
Unsure why
9901
Number not used
Unsure why
9902
Number not used
Unsure why
9903
Dec-79
Juniata
CR 5248
EL 1029
Erie 1029
Alco 80116 March 1952
Retired April 9, 1985
9904
9905
reblt 12/79

Ex CR 5248, EL 1050, DL&W 912,
Alco Serial # 79668
To MNCR 605 after retirement
Preserved at Danbury RY Museum
9906
9907

reblt 11/79
from CR 5543, ex-Erie/EL 921
RS3M
78560
9908
9909
9910

ex-DLW 916, ex-EL 1054, ex-CR 5270
RS3M
79672
9911
9912
Rebuilt 10/79
; Ex
CNJ 1552
80261
9913
9914
9915
9916
Ex CR/PC 5325 Ex NYC 8325, reblt 9/79
RS3M
79884
9917
9918
ex-DLW 904, ex-EL 1042, ex-CR 5258
RS3M
78079
9919
ex-ERIE/EL 1010, ex-CR 5232, reblt 8/79
RS3M
78308
9920
9921
9922
9923
ex-CNJ 1555, ex-CR 6384

80276
9924
ex-CR 5375, ex-CNJ 1545

78063
9925
ex-NYC 8294, ex-PC/CR 5294 reblt 6/79 Juniata

Alco Serial 79106
9926
ex-DL&W 902, ex-EL 1040, ex-CR 5256, reblt 6/79
RS3M
78077
9927
ex-NH 537, ex-PC 5478, reblt 6/79 Juniata
RS3M
79253
9928
9929
rebuilt from CR 5365 (ex-PC 5581, nee PRR 8481) in 05/79
RS3M
79938
9930
ex-EL 1051, ex-DLW 913
RS3M
79669
9931
Ex CR 5379, nee CNJ 1549, reblt 5/79
RS3M
80243
9932
Ex CR 5239, EL 1019, Erie 1019, reblt 5/79
RS3M
78547
9933
ex-NYC 8332, ex-PC/CR 5332, reblt 4/79
RS3M
79893
9934
Ex PC 5380, nee CNJ 1550, reblt 4/79
RS3M
80247
9935
ex-DL&W 910, ex-EL 1048, reblt 3/79 Juniata
RS3M
78578
9936
9937
9938
Ex CR 5376, nee CNJ 1546, reblt 2/79
RS3M
78064
9939
Ex CR 5372 Ex CNJ 1542, reblt 2/79
RS3M
78060
9940
9941
9942
Ex CR 5268, EL 1052, DL&W 914, reblt 1/79
RS3M
79670
9943
Ex CR 5387, CNJ 1562, RDG 486, reblt 12/78
RS3M
80104
9944
9945

ex-DL&W 915, ex-EL 1053, reblt 12/78 Juniata
RS3M
79671
9946
Ex CR 5374, nee CNJ 1544, reblt 11/78
RS3M
78062
9947
November 1978

ex-CNJ 1707, reblt
9948

9949

October 1978
Juniata

CR 5259
EL 1043
DLW 905

78573 Apr-51


Retired 4/9/1985

CR 8481
RS3M
RS3M
79938


CR 9939

4
CR 9942

1
CR 9943

9

4
CR 9946

4



  
         
   

Metro North's old RS3m is now at the Danbury Railway Museum. The Alco was first owned by the Lackawanna DLW 912 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.