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From: "Tupaczewski, Paul R (Paul)" paul DOT tupaczewski AT alcatel-lucent DOT com
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2009 12:01:42 -0600
Subject: RE: (erielack) Mystery unit at Croxton
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> I don't see anything that looks like a Reading drip rail,
> just the usual cab sunshade. But RDG yellow did tend to
> fade/weather to that creamy color.
Bill, I've blown up and lightened up the shot, and drew an arrow to the drip rail. The sunshade would be hanging off the green edge of the cab, whereas the drip rail is in the middle of the cab roof. That's 100% a Reading unit.
> I think it's equally possible to be a former SP&S unit
> runthrough off the BN - was that possible at this date? They
> weren't afraid to run them through on the west end of the
> system (EG down the Western Pacific).
The SP&S green came down a lot further down the carbody, so it ain't SP&S. (that was my first thought, though).
> But it's hard to say without more positive ID other than it's
> clearly an Alco unit of some sort. Even there it could be
> anything from a C424 to a C636, although the raised hood
> towards the very left may be indicative of a C630 or C636.
> Or, for that matter, a C430 - RDG had a pair of those also.
Truck width is far too wide for a C430 - and the sidesill on the engineer's side is too thin to be a C636, so this would be a C630.