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Owner: New York Central
Model:Alco-GE R-2 BoxcabBuilt As:NYC 318 (R-2 Boxcab)
Serial Number:68246Order No:GE #11169
Frame Number:Built:2/1930
Notes:sold to CSS&SB for parts in 1955
Other locos with this serial:  NYC 318(R-2 Boxcab)
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Former NYC 318
Title:  Former NYC 318
Description:  Looks like a former NYC boxcab sitting on the Chicago South Shore property in 1963 might be the next Alco-GE unit to take to the CSS roster like its 7 other sisters like #308, #314 and #340-43. No photographer listed.
Photo Date:  8/7/1963  Upload Date: 5/17/2014 12:43:51 PM
Location:  Michigan City, IN
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  NYC 318(R-2 Boxcab)
Views:  448   Comments: 0
NYC 318 Was Hero, She Kept Her Sisters Going
Title:  NYC 318 Was Hero, She Kept Her Sisters Going
Description:  The South Shore (CSS&SB) acquired about 10 of these from the NYC. They were Alco/GE 2010 hp C+Cs built in 1930-31. About seven were painted traction orange and numbered into the 700 series. About three were kept for parts to keep the others going. This gal is certainly missing some parts!
Photo Date:  12/26/1963  Upload Date: 12/30/2007 10:22:02 PM
Location:  Michigan City, IN
Author:  Marty Bernard
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  NYC 318(R-2 Boxcab)
Views:  2129   Comments: 2
NYC R-2 318
Title:  NYC R-2 318
Description:  New York Central Class R-2 318 at Michigan City, Indiana on February 16, 1964, photograph by Chuck Zeiler. Number 342 was built by Alco-GE in February 1931 for the NYC as number 1218 ( GE c/n 11169 - Alco c/n 68246 ), renumbered to 318 in August 1936, sold to the CSS&SB for parts in 1955. 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: 9/25/2018 8:40:58 PM
Location:  Michigan City, IN
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives:  NYC 318(R-2 Boxcab)
Views:  52   Comments: 0


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