ALCO RS-2 and RS-3

Unit Type Date Color Scheme Steam
generator
Brake
piping
Long
Hood
Piping
Headlight(s)
(Note 1)
Horn(s) Other
210:1 RS3 10/71 Tuscan No No Yes Vertical
210:2 RS3 2/76 Red No No Yes Vertical
211:1 RS3
211:2 RS3 3/75 Red No No No Vertical “Hammerhead” – high short hood
212:1 RS2 1950 Cornell Red No No No Single
212:2 RS3 11/73 Red No No Yes Horizontal
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215
216
217
218
219

1. Former LV employees have stated that shop crews were not always careful about replacing the dual headlights in the same orientation as when they were removed for service. Dual headlight orientation might have varied from time to time on a particular unit, and may have been different on each end. This may have happened occasionally, but the photographs I have seen suggest that it didn’t happen often.

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