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TOPIC: RCT&HS Acquires Former Reading GP39-2 3412

RCT&HS Acquires Former Reading GP39-2 3412 1 year 6 months ago #6500

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RCT&HS Acquires Former Reading GP39-2 3412

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The last time I was at the museum in Hamburg, I was commenting to one of the guy's in charge of acquiring new pieces for the museum that they should try to get either an exRDG GP39-2 or 40-2 from either NS or CSX soon before they get scrapped or "heavily" rebuilt. The guy said they would be going after some of the existing switchers first; guess they changed their mind. NS dumped a ton o GP38-2s late last year at auction, so it seemed likely these would be next to go. Glad they got one!

Thanks, Mark
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Construction begins at the Reading Locomotive Shops on ten new G-3 Pacific passenger steam locomotives. These locomotives will be the last Pacific-type engines built in the United States.

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