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Owner: Delaware & Hudson
Model:Rebuilt Alco RS3MBuilt As:DH 4112 (RS3)
Serial Number:80312Order No:
Frame Number:Built:9/1952
Notes:ex-D&H 4112, re# 506
Other locos with this serial:  DH 506(RS3M) DH 1976(RS3M) DH 4112(RS3) TIOC 506(RS3M) WNYP 406(RS3M)
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D&H Bicentennial RS3u 1976
Title:  D&H Bicentennial RS3u 1976
Description:  Delaware & Hudson Railway RS-3u 1976 at Bellwood, Illinois on February 25, 1976, photo by J. H. Nixon, Chuck Zeiler collection. Note that the exhaust stack is sealed, my guess is that it is enroute back to the D&H from Idaho. This locomotive was built in September 1952 as RS-3 4112 (c/n 80312). The following is excerpted from the book, “A Centennial Remembrance”, by Richard Steinbrenner:

In 1973 the Green Bay & Western embarked on a program to upgrade and remanufacture its remaining fleet of locomotives equipped with Alco Model 244 engines – four RS-2’s and four RS-3’s. The approach taken was the brainchild of GB&W’s Norwood Shops Diesel Supervisor Ralph Stuteen. He reviewed a program undertaken by the Portuguese Railways to re-engine their fleet of RSC-2’s and RSC-3’s with Model 251C’s. Since the 12-cylinder Model 251 engine was longer than the 12-cylinder Model 244 due to the 251’s greater width of crankshaft bearings, Stuteen concluded that the slightly shorter long hood of the RS-2 would not permit shoehorning of a Model 251 into it without major modification, and the RS-2’s became recipients of hand-me-down components (from the RS-3’s) in the GB&W program. The re-built RS-3’s were designated RS-20’s due to the 2000 hp produced by the Model 251C. The GB&W’s RS-20 program was highly successful, and attracted the interest of other Alco-committed railroads and of locomotive builder Morrison-Knudsen of Boise, Idaho. Morrison-Knudsen used the GB&W RS-20 program as a template to market the remanufacture of RS-3’s which were still being operated in significant numbers but were otherwise nearing retirement age. The RS-3’s remanufactured were designated as TE 56-4A by M-K, and also incorporated the 12-cylinder Model 251C rated at 2000 horsepower. Additional new major components included radiators and cooling fan, lube oil cooler, an AAR-Type control stand, and 26L air brake equipment. The rear belt-driven traction motor blower was eliminated, and cooling air was ducted from a higher capacity front blower to provide cooling for the rear traction motors. The tip-off to this feature is a flat duct mounted on top of the long hood running board on the locomotive’s left side. In lowering the short hood, this end became the front of the locomotive. The remainder of the major components were rebuilt, and the locomotive was completely rewired. After M-K completed a pair of modified TE 56-4A specification (1800 hp) units for the Detroit & Mackinac on August 20, 1975, the company undertook a far more ambitious TE 56-4A effort, the remanufacture of eight RS-3’s for the D&H. Up to that point, the D&H had been working on a design of its own, and had gone so far as to complete a locomotive superstructure at its Colonie Shops. At that point the project was abandoned in favor of shipping 10 RS-3’s to M-K for TE 56-4A remanufacture. Like almost all of D&H’s large roster of RS-3’s, these units were dynamic brake equipped, a feature the D&H wished to retain on the remanufactured units. The original short hood formerly contained the dynamic brake assembly, and with the short hood being cut down to “low-nose” configuration, the dynamic brake had to be repositioned. So M-K designed a box to contain the resistor grid and blower assembly and mounted it on the top of the long hood above the generator (just behind the cab). To provide room for additional equipment and improved cooling for the 2000 hp Model 251C engine, the long hood was increased in height by 6½ inches. The first D&H unit (#501) was completed on December 13, 1975, followed by three more by the end of the year, and the final four in early 1976. Number 506 came from M-K as #1976, in a Bicentennial red-white-blue adaption of the D&H’s “lightning-stripe” scheme. Remanufactured RS-3’s are typically referred to as RS-3u’s. A number of other railroads performed more modest modifications of RS-3’s, primarily in adopting the low-nose configuration.

Photo Date:  2/25/1976  Upload Date: 2/5/2011 3:39:42 PM
Location:  Bellwood, IL
Author:  J. H. Nixon
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DH 1976(RS3M)
Views:  1733   Comments: 0
D&H 1976
Title:  D&H 1976
Description:  Bicentennial
Photo Date:  3/22/1976  Upload Date: 6/23/2010 9:21:49 PM
Location:  Colonie, NY
Author:  Jim Shaughnessy
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DH 1976(RS3M)
Views:  823   Comments: 1
Bicentennial 1976(RS-3m)
Title:  Bicentennial 1976(RS-3m)
Description:  on BA-6; ex D&H 4112-506
Photo Date:  4/17/1976  Upload Date: 6/6/2012 6:30:56 PM
Location:  Cooperstown Junction, NY
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  DH 1976(RS3M)
Views:  333   Comments: 0
D&H 1976-- Bicentennial RS3M
Title:  D&H 1976-- Bicentennial RS3M
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/19/1976  Upload Date: 12/28/2009 6:26:58 PM
Location:  Wilkes-Barre, PA
Author:  John Lameck
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DH 1976(RS3M)
Views:  584   Comments: 3
DH 1976
Title:  DH 1976
Description:  Bicentennial
Photo Date:  4/21/1976  Upload Date: 12/21/2008 8:46:33 AM
Location:  Newark, NJ
Author:  Jack Smith
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DH 1976(RS3M)
Views:  459   Comments: 0
DH RS3u 1976 Bicentennial
Title:  DH RS3u 1976 Bicentennial
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/5/1976  Upload Date: 6/14/2009 11:06:13 PM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Allen Siebold
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DH 1976(RS3M)
Views:  381   Comments: 0
D&H-RS3u-1976-Bicentennial Unit
Title:  D&H-RS3u-1976-Bicentennial Unit
Description: 
Photo Date:  7/5/1976  Upload Date: 6/14/2009 10:42:48 PM
Location:  Binghamton, NY
Author:  Allen Siebold
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DH 1976(RS3M)
Views:  589   Comments: 2
DH 1976
Title:  DH 1976
Description:  DH 1976 shows off one of best R/W/B paint schemes. Recently rebuilt into a RS3u by M-K (Boise), it also goes by the M-K model number TE56-4A.
Photo Date:  8/30/1976  Upload Date: 2/13/2014 3:41:35 PM
Location:  Wilkes-Barre, PA
Author:  Ron Hawkins
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DH 1976(RS3M)
Views:  305   Comments: 0
d h 1976
Title:  d h 1976
Description: 
Photo Date:  10/1/1976  Upload Date: 10/2/2011 8:07:24 PM
Location:  Reading, PA
Author:  bob gottschall
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 1976(RS3M)
Views:  438   Comments: 1
DH 1976
Title:  DH 1976
Description:  one of two Bicentennial units on the D&H roster
Photo Date:  3/25/1977  Upload Date: 1/16/2013 3:24:58 PM
Location:  Glen Summit, PA
Author:  Jim Appleman
Categories:  Roster,Winter
Locomotives:  DH 1976(RS3M)
Views:  193   Comments: 0
DH 1976
Title:  DH 1976
Description:  one of two Bicentennial units on the D&H roster
Photo Date:  3/25/1977  Upload Date: 10/18/2013 4:01:11 PM
Location:  Glen Summit, PA
Author:  Jim Appleman
Categories:  Roster,Winter
Locomotives:  DH 1976(RS3M)
Views:  168   Comments: 0
Bicentennial 1976(4112-506)
Title:  Bicentennial 1976(4112-506)
Description:  RS-3m
Photo Date:  4/22/1977  Upload Date: 7/4/2012 4:45:32 PM
Location:  Oneonta, NY
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  DH 1976(RS3M)
Views:  213   Comments: 0
Bicentennial 1976-7315
Title:  Bicentennial 1976-7315
Description:  RS-3m; GP38-2
Photo Date:  4/22/1977  Upload Date: 7/4/2012 4:46:04 PM
Location:  Oneonta, NY
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  DH 1976(RS3M)
Views:  193   Comments: 0
Misc. power
Title:  Misc. power
Description:  Bicentennial 1976-7405-756;706;7610+NE-87 7613-7620-7419-7612
Photo Date:  4/22/1977  Upload Date: 7/4/2012 4:47:39 PM
Location:  Oneonta, NY
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  DH 1976(RS3M)
Views:  189   Comments: 0
1976-7405-756+
Title:  1976-7405-756+
Description:  Bicentennial 1776
Photo Date:  4/22/1977  Upload Date: 7/4/2012 4:46:51 PM
Location:  Oneonta, NY
Author:  Gil Ford
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  DH 1976(RS3M)
Views:  193   Comments: 0
D&H Power
Title:  D&H Power
Description:  7315, 7405, 756, 706, and 7610
Photo Date:  4/22/1977  Upload Date: 7/30/2010 11:22:10 PM
Location:  Unknown, NY
Author:  Wayne Allen
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 7315(GP38-2) DH 1976(RS3M) DH 7405(GP39-2) DH 7610(GP39-2) DH 756(U33C) DH 706(U30C)
Views:  518   Comments: 1
DH 219
Title:  DH 219
Description:  The Bicentennial RS3m works the Oneonta Hump with former LIRR #219. The 1976 soldiers on today as Tioga Central #506. Date is approximate.
Photo Date:  8/1/1977  Upload Date: 8/31/2010 3:07:10 PM
Location:  Oneonta, NY
Author:  Randy Kotuby
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  DH 219(C420) DH 1976(RS3M)
Views:  1657   Comments: 1
DH 1976
Title:  DH 1976
Description:  1976 and 219 have just come off the hump at Oneonta. Date is approximate.
Photo Date:  8/1/1977  Upload Date: 8/31/2010 3:07:35 PM
Location:  Oneonta, NY
Author:  Randy Kotuby
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  DH 1976(RS3M) DH 219(C420)
Views:  570   Comments: 1
D&H 1976
Title:  D&H 1976
Description:  One of the D&Hs Bicentennial painted engines was still all dressed in Red, White, & Blue at Oneonta.
Photo Date:  7/24/1978  Upload Date: 5/2/2010 4:38:38 PM
Location:  Oneonta, NY
Author:  Mike Stellpflug
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DH 1976(RS3M)
Views:  344   Comments: 1
D&H RS3M 1976 (R)
Title:  D&H RS3M 1976 (R)
Description:  Bicentennial
Photo Date:  11/2/1978  Upload Date: 1/13/2008 6:16:15 AM
Location:  Watervliet, NY
Author:  Jim Gavin
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DH 1976(RS3M)
Views:  622   Comments: 2
Power line up
Title:  Power line up
Description:  Diesels are lined up at the mechanicville engine terminal, including the Bicentennial unit 1776, fourth back in the consist. Nice catch on Independence Day!!
Photo Date:  7/4/1981  Upload Date: 1/26/2013 3:06:37 AM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  DH 7603(GP39-2) DH 2316(U23B) DH 7416(GP39-2) DH 1976(RS3M)
Views:  671   Comments: 0
DH 1976
Title:  DH 1976
Description:  Bicentennial
Photo Date:  1/21/1982  Upload Date: 12/21/2008 10:32:40 PM
Location:  Mechanicville, NY
Author:  Jack Smith
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DH 1976(RS3M)
Views:  281   Comments: 0
D&H #70
Title:  D&H #70
Description:  D&H C-424m #70, in service, alongside out of service Alcos in the Conklin e/f.
Photo Date:  8/19/1988  Upload Date: 6/12/2005 4:08:20 PM
Location:  Conklin, NY
Author:  Donald Albertson
Categories: 
Locomotives:  DH 70(C424) DH 454(C424) DH 5023(RS36) DH 1976(RS3M)
Views:  1129   Comments: 0
D&H 1976 No Info
Title:  D&H 1976 No Info
Description:  Bicentennial
Photo Date:  1/1/2005  Upload Date: 3/27/2005 9:59:12 PM
Location:  Scottsdale, AZ
Author:  ?
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  DH 1976(RS3M)
Views:  723   Comments: 1


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