PRR Doodlebug #4663

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PRR Doodlebug #4663

Post by Pensyfan19 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:09 pm

Does anyone have information of a doodlebug number 4663 which was streamlined, and if other doodlebugs or any similar pieces of equipment had modifications which were not well known? (This is one of the reasons why I love the Pensy.)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/35770373@N02/12271477605
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Re: PRR Doodlebug #4663

Post by rdgrailfan » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:42 pm

I think this might be what you are looking for, link photo is from 8/1941

https://digital.hagley.org/islandora/ob ... m/OBJ/view

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Re: PRR Doodlebug #4663

Post by Pensyfan19 » Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:28 pm

rdgrailfan wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:42 pm
I think this might be what you are looking for, link photo is from 8/1941

https://digital.hagley.org/islandora/ob ... m/OBJ/view
That is the doodlebug I was talking about. Does anyone have any more information about this car and if the Pensy streamlined any other doodlebugs or pieces of equipment?
"Look down, step over, and watch the gap!" - Dr. John Clarke, the Gap Rap, 2010

I am a believer of railfanning rule 101: if it exists, a private corporation can run it better.

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Re: PRR Doodlebug #4663

Post by rdgrailfan » Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:05 pm

More info
doodlebug #4663 built by Westinghouse-Pullman circa 1929, rebuild date 1941
The Pennsy had a shovelnose oil-electric, #4663, frequently used on the Logansport - South Bend, Indiana, branch, but it was a Westinghouse 73' rail car (combine), NOT a locomotive, and it was not shovel-nosed as of 1930 and it's sister, #4664, always was a straight boxcab:
This references the rebuild in 1941, this may have been a "test" unit when the gas engine was removed after the Ohio accident and converted to Diesel. Based on what I see this was a one off unit conversion.
4663 was off roster by 1954

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Re: PRR Doodlebug #4663

Post by Pensyfan19 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:09 pm

Ok. Thank you for providing that information. :-)
"Look down, step over, and watch the gap!" - Dr. John Clarke, the Gap Rap, 2010

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