ALCO RS3m Rebuilds

Conail's RS3ms were products of a rebuilding process started by Penn Central. They were ALCO RS3s that had their prime movers and electrical equipment replaced with that from EMD units, causing their distinctive looks.

CR 1696 East Hartford, CT 11-19-1980

WNHA-20 arrives in East Hartford, CT. behind GP15-1 1696 and RS3m 9972 on Nov. 19, 1980. Both engines were regulars in the Hartford area around this point in time.

CR 2024 Syracuse, NY 8-16-1977

Fueling at Geddes Street (former EL, DL&W) yard..... Track in forground was the EL (DL&W) to Fulton & Oswego, NY

CR 7083 New Britain, CT 11/23/81

RS3m 9981 has the trail in WNHA-21 as the headend passes over Whiting St. in New Britain, CT. on Nov. 23, 1981.

CR 8064 leads a westbound "hospital move" of other units through Union Furnace PA. 9/84

A westbound hospital extra climbs upgrade across the Little Juniata River, west of Union Furnace, PA on 9/7/84. GP38-2 No. 8064 leads an assortment of Geeps, switchers, and "Dewitt Geeps," all headed for the happy scrap yard in the sky.

CR 9257 East Hartford, CT 11/1979

NW2 9257 and Rs3m 9980 arriving at the west end of East Hartford yard in November, 1979.

CR 9903-9999 Enola, PA 9-5-1983

A line of switchers and RS-3M's at Enola in September, 1983.

CR 9906 Rutherford, PA 4-21-1985

CR 9906, rebuilt from an RS3m, seen stored at Rutherford, PA on 4/21/1985.

CR 9907 Rutherford, PA 4-21-1985

CR RS3m 9907 in storage at Rutherford, PA on 4/21/1985.

CR 9929 Altoona, PA 3-13-1981

CR RS-3M's 9929 and 9937 idling at Altoona's Rose yard in March, 1981.

CR 9931 Hollidaysburg, PA 12-18-1983

CR 9931, rebuilt from RS3 CR 5379/CNJ 1549, rests at Hollidaysburg, PA on 12/18/1983.

CR 9932 Hollidaysburg, PA 11-20-1983

CR 9932, rebuilt from RS3 CR 5239/EL 1019/ERIE 1019, rests at Hollidaysburg, PA on 11/20/1983. Check out the PC-painted boxcar behind the unit.

CR 9932 Hollidaysburg, PA 1984

Conrail RS3M 9932 is seen in Hollidaysburg, PA in 1984, along with RDG boxcar 20013.

CR 9932 Hollidaysburg, PA 1984

Conrail RS3M 9932 is seen at Hollidaysburg, PA in 1984.

CR 9932 Lewistown, PA 10-28-1984

CR 9932, rebuilt from RS3 CR 5239/EL 1019/ERIE 1019, rests at Lewistown, PA on 10/28/1984.

CR 9933 Rutherford, PA 4-15-1984

Former CR/PC 5332, NYC 8332 in storage at Rutherford, PA on 4/15/1984. Note the ex Raritan River SW900 to the left.

CR 9933 Secaucus, NJ 8-17-1979

CR RS-3M 9933 teamed up with NW-2 9219 (ex-EL 412) and GP-40 3213 at Croxton yard in August, 1979.

CR 9933 Secaucus, NJ 8-17-1979

CR RS-3M 9933 (ex-PC 5332) at Croxton yard in August, 1979.

CR 9933 Secaucus, NJ 8-17-1979

RS-3M 9933 (ex-PC 5332) at Croxton yard in August, 1979.

CR 9937 Altoona, PA 3-13-1981

CR RS-3M's 9929 and 9937 idling at the Altoona yard in March, 1981.

CR 9938 Rutherford, PA 5-21-1985

CR 9938, rebuilt from RS3 CR 5376/CNJ 1546, stored at Rutherford, PA on 5/21/1985.

CR 9947 Elizabethport, NJ 2-28-1979

CR RS-3M 9947 rests outside the Elizabethport locomotive shops in February, 1979.

CR 9947 Elizabethport, NJ 2-28-1979

CR RS-3M 9947 rests outside the Elizabethport locomotive shops in February, 1979.

CR 9947 Elizabethport, NJ 2-28-1979

Lined up with a CR blue NW-2, RS-3M 9947 rests outside the Elizabethport locomotive shops in February, 1979.

CR 9950 Harrisburg, PA 11-12-1983

Former PC 9950, which was rebuilt from RS3 PC 5477/NH 535 and had its short hood removed, is seen stored at Reily St. Harrisburg, PA on 11/12/1983.

CR 9950 Harrisburg, PA 3-17-1985

Former PC 9950, which was rebuilt from RS3 PC 5477/NH 535 and had its short hood removed, is seen stored at Reily St. Harrisburg, PA on 3/17/1985.

CR 9950 Harrisburg, PA 4-24-1984

CR RS-3M 9950 (ex-PC 5477) rests in lines of retired power at Harrisburg in April, 1984.

CR 9950 Harrisburg, PA 4-24-1984

CR RS-3M 9950 (ex-PC 5477) rests in lines of retired power at Harrisburg in April, 1984.

CR 9950 Washington, DC 7-1-1979

Conrail RS3M 9950 is seen on the Anacostia River bridge in DC during the summer of 1979. Note the lack of a short hood on this unusual beast...

CR 9951 Altoona, PA 8-5-1984

CR 9951, rebuilt from an RS3 and with a shortened hood, seen stored at Altoona, PA on 8/5/1984.

CR 9951 Enola, PA 9-5-1983

CR RS-3M 9951 works with ex-PC SW-8 8618 and U25B 2558 at Enola in September, 1983.

CR 9962 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR RS-3M 9962 at Selkirk yard in August, 1979.

CR 9962 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR RS-3M 9962, SW-1 8429, and NW-2 9270 at Selkirk yard in August, 1979.

CR 9967 Willow Grove, PA 2-5-1977

CR RS-3M 9967 captured on the Trenton cutoff in Willow Grove, PA.

CR 9972 at East Hartford, CT. on 11/19/1980

WNHA-20 arrives in East Hartford, CT. behind GP15-1 1696 and RS3m 9972 on Nov. 19, 1980. Both engines were regulars in the Hartford area around this point in time.

CR 9972 in Manchester, CT. 6/1980

Forget the full-out PC markings, it's June of 1980 as the 9972 takes local freight over Risley's crossing on the Manchester secondary in Manchester, CT.

CR 9972 in Manchester, CT. in 1978.

CR 9972 with local on the Manchester secondary at Gilman's crossing in Manchester, CT. in 1978.

CR 9972 in Manchester, CT. in 8/1978.

RS-3m 9972 takes local tonnage to Manchester, CT. in Aug., 1978. The train is on the Manchester secondary at Risley's crossing.

CR 9973 Plainville, CT 8/1978

RS-3m 9973 shuffling cars at the Tilcon quarry in Cooke's Gap, which is on the New Britain/Plainville, CT. town line. This is on the old NYNH&H Highland Div. line between Hartford and Waterbury. Guilford/B&M/PAR has served this line since 1982.

CR 9973 Springfield, MA 1-1-1977

Conrail RS3m 9973 at Springfield, MA during 1977.

CR 9973 Springfield, MA 7-4-1977

The crew is getting ready to head south out of the Columbus Ave. yard in Springfield, MA with a quartet of RS3m units and symbol CH-2 on a sultry 4 July 1977 afternoon. Motive power lineage is 9973 ex-PC(NH); 9982 ex-PC(PRR); 9972 ex-PC(PRR); and 9983 ex-PC(NH).

CR 9975 Harrisburg, PA 4-24-1984

CR RS-3M 9975 (ex-PC) rests in lines of retired power at Harrisburg in April, 1984.

CR 9976 Baltimore, MD 8/79

For a while Baltimore was full of RS3Ms. Here 9976 passes the Orangeville engine facility with a westbound local.

CR 9985 at Plainville, CT. in 2/80.

RS3m 9985 putters about the yard in Plainville, CT. as construction of the Rt. 72 connector overhead bridge continues in the background.

CR 9985 at Plainville, CT. in 2/80.

RS3m 9985 with N6A transfer van 18056 in Plainville, CT. in Feb., 1980.

CR 9985 in East Hartford, CT. on 6/4/81.

RS3m 9985 working as YNHA-3 approaching School St. crossing in East Hartford, CT. on June 4, 1981.

CR 9992 at Niagara Yard Niagara Falls, NY 2-01-1980

CR 9992 at Niagara Yard Niagara Falls, NY 2-01-1980 Franklin H. Folemsbee photo

CR 9993 Collinwood, OH 09-19-1979

Blue duo 9993 and 5956, ex New Haven and NYC units, work Collinwood yard in September 1979. RS3mod 9993 was Penn Central/Conrail 5484 prior to the conversion, and NYNH&H 558 before that.

CR 9993 Marion, IN 4-29-1980

CR 9993, an Alco RS-3M, rests at Goodman yard. This old relic spent a very short time in the Marion area. kevin Nelson photo with permission

CR 9993 Marion, IN 4-29-1980

CR 9993 at Marion, IN on April 29, 1980. Kevin Nelson photo with permission

CR 9998 Bethlehem, PA 5-29-1982

CR RS-3M 9998 rests at Bethlehem in May, 1982.

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