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A PC GP9B Leader?!
« on: September 07, 2010, 09:14:49 PM »
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First, I didn't know that the Penn Central had GP9Bs, but finding this picture online was a complete and pleasant surprise: a GP9B leading a coal train on what is now the Northeast Corridor:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=238466

Just when you think that you've seen it all...

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Re: A PC GP9B Leader?!
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2010, 09:26:50 PM »
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I think he is pushing

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Re: A PC GP9B Leader?!
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2010, 09:28:00 PM »
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All the PRR GP9B went to PC.  It is pushing.

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Re: A PC GP9B Leader?!
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2010, 09:31:53 PM »
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Oops, I just saw the comments under the picture.  You guys are right.  But, where is the cabin and why pushing on the Corridor?  Is this perhaps a reverse move to crossover or reach a siding?

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Re: A PC GP9B Leader?!
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2010, 09:40:15 PM »
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if you look real close at the front of the other geep, it looks like there might be a cabin there .

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Re: A PC GP9B Leader?!
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2010, 09:43:40 PM »
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And that, gentlemen, is why I am falling in love with Penn Central.
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Re: A PC GP9B Leader?!
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2010, 09:55:28 PM »
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And that, gentlemen, is why I am falling in love with Penn Central.

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Re: A PC GP9B Leader?!
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2010, 12:56:25 PM »
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Apparently there is in fact a documented photo in a book somewhere of a GP9B really leading a train. Apparently the lead unit had crapped out in some fashion and was set off and the engineer ran the trailing GP9B from the hostler controls as far as the next yard.

(Unfortunately I've only been told about this story secondhand, so I don't know where this photo is published)