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Owner: New York Central
Model:Alco-GE R-2 BoxcabBuilt As:NYC 342 (R-2 Boxcab)
Serial Number:68270Order No:GE #11193
Frame Number:Built:6/1931
Notes:sold to CSS&SB in 1955
Other locos with this serial:  CSS 707(R-2 Boxcab) NYC 342(R-2 Boxcab)
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342 MICHIGAN CITY 9-28-61
Title:  342 MICHIGAN CITY 9-28-61
Description:  CHICAGO SOUTH SHORE & SOUTH BEND RR
Photo Date:  9/28/1961  Upload Date: 2/18/2010 7:50:58 PM
Location:  Michigan City, IN
Author:  FRANK PFUHLER
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Locomotives:  NYC 342(R-2 Boxcab)
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NYC R-2 342
Title:  NYC R-2 342
Description:  New York Central Class R-2 342 at Michigan City, Indiana on February 16, 1964, photograph by Chuck Zeiler. Number 342 was built by Alco-GE in June 1931 for the NYC as number 1242 ( GE c/n 11193 - Alco c/n 68270 ), renumbered to 342 in August 1936, rebuilt by the South Shore in 1968 to CSS&SB 707.

In 1955, ten R-2 Motors were sold to the Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad to supplement their electrified freight operations. Seven units, CSS&SB ( 701-707 ) were rebuilt to use 1500 V DC overhead lines using parts left over from the conversion of the P-Motors to 660 V DC third rail. The front ends were also modified moving the cab door from the front to a more typical side access.

Photo Date:  2/16/1964  Upload Date: 9/11/2018 5:51:19 PM
Location:  Michigan City, IN
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  NYC 342(R-2 Boxcab)
Views:  67   Comments: 0


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