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Reply to "Besides Alco PA's, Did Lehigh Valley Have Any Other Diesel Locomotives Equipped With Steam Generators For Passenger Service?"

@Number 90 posted:

To answer the question put forth in the header of this post:  Yes.  There were other steam generator-equipped units on Lehigh Valley.

Alco-GE RS2's 210, 213, and 214 were equipped.  2nd 211, which came second-hand from the Pennsylvania RR, was a "hammerhead" -- an uncommon variant of the Alco-GE RS3 with full-height short hood, which contained a steam generator.

It does not appear that these units were commonly used on LV passenger trains, as there was an adequate number of Alco-GE PA1's to power the shrinking fleet of passenger trains, including engines receiving scheduled maintenance, under normal circumstances.

Thanks for the informative reply.  So I take it the PA's outlived LV's passenger service?  What were used for after that?

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