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Date: 09/21/22 08:41
Erie Lackawanna U34CH No. 3372 to be restored
Author: nathansixchime

URHS is proud to announce that it has begun a full restoration of Erie Lackawanna U34CH No. 3372, in partnership with FMW Solutions.

URHS begins fundraising today with a $10,000 matching grant from the Tri-State Railway Historical Society.

Link, inspection report, more details, and a video here: https://www.urhs.org/u34ch
 






Date: 09/21/22 10:01
Re: Erie Lackawanna U34CH No. 3372 to be restored
Author: njmidland

Interesting that in the second photo you can see former Hoboken Shore Railroad 44 tonner #700 - certainly the other extreme in railroading in Hoboken from the 3372!



Date: 09/21/22 14:03
Re: Erie Lackawanna U34CH No. 3372 to be restored
Author: boejoe

The caboose looks like a style that might have been NYSW or M&E.
jb



Date: 09/21/22 14:49
Re: Erie Lackawanna U34CH No. 3372 to be restored
Author: pdt

I was never in love with these things....Basically a U36C for passenger service.  F40's, GP-40P's seemed a much better choice for passenger service.....

But anything unusual that gets saved is a good  thing.   



Date: 09/21/22 15:06
Re: Erie Lackawanna U34CH No. 3372 to be restored
Author: u34ch

I worked on 3372 for a few years.  The 3372 was the best running loco in the fleet. As GF I always placed it on the Port Jarvis run. Cause there were few Conrail frights running at the time if rescue that train. George Peper was number 1 on the roster. Great guy.he all ways stoped in the engine house to say good morning. the 3352 was the dog always in the shop.



Date: 09/21/22 17:53
Re: Erie Lackawanna U34CH No. 3372 to be restored
Author: junctiontower

Not a GE fan, but as rare as U-boats have gotten, I'm all for any one that gets saved.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/21/22 18:59 by junctiontower.



Date: 09/22/22 07:03
Re: Erie Lackawanna U34CH No. 3372 to be restored
Author: mttrainman1

Based on my experience with older GE locos, which loaded and accelerated extremely slow, I can imagine these were dreadful passenger locos. I am wondering if there was something different with these specific locos that improved these traits. Anyone here with experience running these locos have any stories they can share?

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Date: 09/22/22 07:29
Re: Erie Lackawanna U34CH No. 3372 to be restored
Author: engineerinvirginia

mttrainman1 Wrote:
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> Based on my experience with older GE locos, which
> loaded and accelerated extremely slow, I can
> imagine these were dreadful passenger locos. I am
> wondering if there was something different with
> these specific locos that improved these traits.
> Anyone here with experience running these locos
> have any stories they can share?
>
> Posted from Android

Well the passenger version should have been geared for higher top speed...that would make startup even worse...but eventually...they would gather up their skirts and go....you will never break a knuckle with a u-boat! At least if you don it won't be the engine's fault!



Date: 09/22/22 07:42
Re: Erie Lackawanna U34CH No. 3372 to be restored
Author: Mouse

When running good, they weren't all that bad.

HEP set-up was similar to the F-40's. Engine was notched up to power the HEP generator, so loading for traction was pretty quick.



Date: 09/22/22 08:32
Re: Erie Lackawanna U34CH No. 3372 to be restored
Author: Lackawanna484

Stations on the NJ Transit Morristown Line are pretty close together.  Maybe 2-3 miles apart after an 8 mile sprint from Hoboken to Newark Broad.  On the Boonton Line, a U34CH with 3-4 cars could move right along.

 



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