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California's Railroad to the U.S. 1861 - 1996
Texas &New Orleans PA1
6055 - 6066
12 PA units delivered
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Texas & New Orleans (T&NO)
The T&NO received 12 PA1's in 1948 delivered in pairs, numbered 200A and 200B thru 205A and 205B.
These came without dynamic brakes, as the operating area didn't require them, they also came with smaller 1300 gallon fuel tanks, but a larger 1800 gallon water capacity. They were not equipped with nose mounted MU sockets. They did have the oscillating signal light, and standard ALCo PA passenger pilots, some may have later acquired pilot plows. Most look to have had the P-3 airhorn, but some (202, 209, 210) had 5 chime horns, 202 and 209 (and perhaps others) also had sheet metal 'airfoils' over the exhausts.
On the T&NO these were operated in pairs, on such trains as the Sunset, Sunbeam, Hustler, and Owl, as well as Mail trains.
On being transferred west (the 1959 batch at least) were put through Sacramento for upgrading, losing the 'classic' PA drip strip over the cab side windows, and having parts of the side grilles plated over. Some may also have received nose MU sockets, and after the 1955 introduction of dome cars, icicle breakers.
They were used on Coast Line passenger trains, or as trailing units on other trains, as they did not have ATS (Automatic Train Stop) or pilot plows.
see also: SP PA/PB's
see also: SSW PA's
Additional S Scale info courtesy James Baglien.
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