Naugatuck Branch in the 1970's

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Ruzbasan
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26 Oct 2017, 03:12 #21

TomNelligan wrote: Yes, PC assigned Dewitt Geeps to Plainville in the 1970s. I took this photo a few months into the Conrail era, but nothing had changed yet. The train had originated at Plainville. RS3m units were fairly common at the time and several were assigned to Hartford as well.

http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=239161
Tom,
That's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks so much for the photo! (Any photos of Penn Central RS3's in Waterbury?)
Gary
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Ruzbasan
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Joined: 06 Nov 2004, 00:06

14 Nov 2017, 23:32 #22

TomNelligan wrote: Yes, PC assigned Dewitt Geeps to Plainville in the 1970s. I took this photo a few months into the Conrail era, but nothing had changed yet. The train had originated at Plainville. RS3m units were fairly common at the time and several were assigned to Hartford as well.

http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=239161
Thanks Tom !!! 
That's exactly what I was looking for.
 
Do you have any photos of a Penn Central RS-3 or Penn Central SW-1200 in Waterbury or on the Naugatuck Line?
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TomNelligan
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29 Nov 2017, 14:48 #23

Gary .. I haven't been able to find any decent shots of PC-painted RS3s at Waterbury, and I don't think I ever saw an SW1200 there, but I did find this shot of a U25B/C425 lashup parked at the station in 1974.

http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=241215
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Noel Weaver
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Joined: 18 Feb 2003, 07:23

29 Nov 2017, 19:39 #24

TomNelligan wrote: Gary .. I haven't been able to find any decent shots of PC-painted RS3s at Waterbury, and I don't think I ever saw an SW1200 there, but I did find this shot of a U25B/C425 lashup parked at the station in 1974.

http://photos.nerail.org/s/?p=241215
SW-1200's (640's) were sometimes used on ND-4 and DN-3 which ran out of Cedar Hill in the mid to late 50's. I remember seeing them in Waterbury during that time. Being that ND-4 was based in Cedar Hill it could have almost anything for power. They didn't even go to the house in Waterbury unless they had a 500 to be swapped or occasionally a pair of 0400's which had to be turned and yes an A and B could fit on the turntable.
Noel Weaver
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