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 Post subject: Re: Dynamometer Cars in Existence?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:48 am 

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Does anyone know the whereabouts of the former ALCO #3-which was sold when the company left the new locomotive business ?

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 Post subject: Re: Dynamometer Cars in Existence?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 3:23 pm 

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In Bellevue, Ohio, at the Mad River & NKP Museum. It was sold to US DOT as a test car after Alco died, and then was donated to MR&NKP. It was originally an NKP car.

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 Post subject: Re: Dynamometer Cars in Existence?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:54 pm 

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Brian Norden wrote:
The Southern Pacific car is at California State RR Museum. The website for the Museum says:
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Southern Pacific No. 137 Standard Steel Car 1926 Dynamometer
Gift 12/1979 of Southern Pacific. Serviceable.


The car that replaced the 137; Research and Tests Car 252; built out of former CZ 10-6 Silver Canyon is in private hands and stored in Salinas, CA.
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It does not have traditional hydraulics, but it has a special solid shank strain recording coupler and full MU capability with a locomotive. And a couple of locomoitve cab windows at the "A" end.

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 Post subject: Re: Dynamometer Cars in Existence?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:53 am 

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That makes me want to ask an other question. The SP had assigned a 4-4-2 sleeping car to operate with its dynometer car and numbered it 138. What happened to it?

My notes show the car was plan 4069H (Waukesha generator and ice engine) and originally #211, later GOLDEN MISSION, then SP 9110. I remember seeing the two together in the 1970s.

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