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I was just wondering if any manufacturer has made a scale model of Conrail RS3 #9920, one of the few "hammerhead" RS3s built for the Pennsylvania Railroad with a raised short hood to house dynamic brakes and a steam generator for heating passenger cars.  (Formerly PRR #8445, then PRR #5569, then Penn Central #5569, then Lehigh Valley #211, and finally Conrail #9920).

The survivor still lives in a museum near Rochester, NY.

It's an ugly engine but very cool in its own way. I would love a model of it painted for Conrail #9920.

Thanks.

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Interestingly enough, PC/CR also had a rebuilt RS3 with no short hood #9950* and one with a chopped nose #9951@; both operated in Baltimore for a while, they sure looked strange.

* ttps://conrailphotos.thecrhs.org/photos/cr-9950-harrisburg-pa-3-17-1985

@ ttps://conrailphotos.thecrhs.org/photos/cr-9951-altoona-pa-8-5-1984

Add the "h" to make those links work.

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I was just wondering if any manufacturer has made a scale model of Conrail RS3 #9920, one of the few "hammerhead" RS3s built for the Pennsylvania Railroad with a raised short hood to house dynamic brakes and a steam generator for heating passenger cars.  (Formerly PRR #8445, then PRR #5569, then Penn Central #5569, then Lehigh Valley #211, and finally Conrail #9920).

The survivor still lives in a museum near Rochester, NY.

It's an ugly engine but very cool in its own way. I would love a model of it painted for Conrail #9920.

Thanks.

Interesting. The text is the above link mentions a Mr. David MonteVerde who help procure this engine for the Museum. David is now CEO of Genesee Valley Transportation which has a number of short lines, one of which is the Depew Lancaster, and Western. Lionel and now MTH has done their pair of RS11s.

Pete

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Sorry but K-line was the only o guage mfg that made a "hammerhead" RS3 and unfortunately the only flavors that model was  painted in were PRR Tuscan red [faux] and PRR "black" [ closest to DLGE].

The unit was incorrect as both ends should have the twin sealed beam headlight. Unfortunately only the high short end has the molded in twin sealed beam headlight as the long hood has the incorrect single bulb headlight.

The PRR black models are harder to find than the tuscan model so that maybe your start for a repaint.

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Btw, CMR products was the outfit that sold the ALCo high short hood and the low nose in O scale. Unfortunately it didn't sell too well vs the amount of time to 3d print. You could try top contact them and see if they will print one up for you. The worst they can say is NO.

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