ALCO RS2 and RS3 - Page 3

ALCO built the 1,500hp RS-2 from October, 1946 -May, 1950 and the 1,600hp RS-3 from May, 1950 -August, 1956.  The ALCO 12-cylinder 244B prime mover powered the RS-2 while the 244D powered the RS-3.  The initial CR roster listed RS-2's as 5200-5217 for inherited EL and LV units, and listed RS-3's as 5229-5593 for inherited CNJ, EL, LV, and PC units.  These units were all either rebuilt as RS3ms, or retired by the early 1980s.

CR 5487 Hollidaysburg, PA 7/4/1978

This ex LV hammerhead RS-3 was in the deadline at the car shops in Hollidaysburg. The unit was eventually rebuilt into an RS-3m. This unit survives today at the Rochester NRHS site at Industry, NY.

CR 5487 Hollidaysburg, PA 7/4/1978

This ex LV hammerhead RS-3 was in the deadline at the car shops in Hollidaysburg. The unit was eventually rebuilt into an RS-3m. This unit survives today at the Rochester NRHS site at Industry, NY.

CR 5489 Altoona, PA 8-4-1979

Former LV RS3 215 (CR 5489) rests in the Juniata shops deadline in August, 1979.

CR 5489 Altoona, PA 8-4-1979

Former LV RS3 215 (CR 5489) rests in the Juniata shops deadline in August, 1979.

CR 5490 Buffalo, NY 08-30-1976

It's early on in the Conrail merger, and this Lehigh Valley RS3 hasn't yet received it's CR number. It will become CR 5490. The trainman seems to be looking over his switch list before starting to work at Tifft St yard, a former LV facility in Buffalo. It was also one of only 2 RS3's the Valley bought new- all others were second hand from other carriers.

CR 5515 Peekskill, NY 2-28-1979

Ex-PC RS-3 5515 rests in the makeshift deadline at Peekskill, NY in February, 1979.

CR 5539 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Former EL RS-3 916 (CR 5539) awaits service outside the Juniata shops in August, 1977.

CR 5544 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Former EL RS-3 922 rests at the Juniata shops deadline in August, 1977.

CR 5545 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

CR RS-3 5545 (ex-EL 923) sits in the Juniata shops deadline in August, 1977.

CR 5547 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Former EL RS-3 925 sits in the Juniata shops deadline in August, 1977.

CR 5547 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Former EL RS-3 925 sits retired in the Juniata shops deadline in August, 1977.

CR 5550 Altoona, PA 7-25-1978

CR RS-3 5550 (ex-EL 928) rests at the Juniata shops deadline in July, 1978.

CR 5553 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Former EL RS-3 932 rests retired in the Juniata shops deadline in August, 1977.

CR 5553 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Former EL RS-3 932 rests retired in the Juniata shops deadline in August, 1977.

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