NS 1000 Scale test unit

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NS 1000 Scale test unit

Post by atsf sp » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:06 pm

NS 1000 is an ex-EL SD45. Was this unit the EL 3632 the Bicenntenial unit?
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Re: NS 1000 Scale test unit

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Re: NS 1000 Scale test unit

Post by scottychaos » Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:09 pm

I have EL 3632 listed as "NS Q#1", an NS testbed unit:

http://gold.mylargescale.com/Scottychao ... Survivors/

if "Q#1" was repainted and renumbured to NS 1000, then it could be the same unit..
doesnt make sense that NS would bother to paint such a unit though..
but some googling confims its true!

http://www.altoonaworks.info/pics/page2.html

So yes, that is in fact EL 3632, one of the EL bicentennial units..

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Re: NS 1000 Scale test unit

Post by Bryanjones » Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:30 pm

should be noted that this is also not a scale test unit, it is a test unit for rebuilt prime movers. It lacks traction motors thus it is unable to move on its own.

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Re: NS 1000 Scale test unit

Post by lvrr325 » Wed May 12, 2010 4:55 am

Conrail sold this unit to an outfit in Massachusetts when it was retired and the prime mover was removed to power a car crusher if I remember correctly. There's a photo of it there in ratty CR paint in an old Railpace.

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