• EP-5 Mercury Arc Rectifiers

  • Discussion relating to the NH and its subsidiaries (NYW&B, Union Freight Railroad, Connecticut Company, steamship lines, etc.). up until its 1969 inclusion into the Penn Central merger. This forum is also for the discussion of efforts to preserve former New Haven equipment, artifacts and its history. You may also wish to visit www.nhrhta.org for more information.
Discussion relating to the NH and its subsidiaries (NYW&B, Union Freight Railroad, Connecticut Company, steamship lines, etc.). up until its 1969 inclusion into the Penn Central merger. This forum is also for the discussion of efforts to preserve former New Haven equipment, artifacts and its history. You may also wish to visit www.nhrhta.org for more information.
  by Tyee
 
Greetings! I am writing an article for my blog ( http://www.oil-electric.com ) on the Ignitron Rectifier locomotives, Road Class EP-5. Need your help in securing Build Date/Month and Serial Numbers for Road Numbers 370-379. Your help is greatly appreciated, and you will be listed as a contributor to this effort. Robert (McDonald) in Port Townsend.
  by Rick Abramson
 
The built dates and serial numbers for the JETS are as follows:

370...........3/55.........31931
371...........3/55.........31932
372...........3/55.........31933
373...........5/55.........31934
374...........3/55.........31935
375...........4/55.........31936
376...........5/55.........31937
377...........4/55.........31938
378...........5/55.........31939
379...........6/55.........31940
  by Tyee
 
I don't believe it! I've been searching for this info for the past six weeks. Finally located an old Extra 2200 South, but it's been "on order" forever! I should have started here, obviously.
Thank you Rick, your assistance is greatly appreciated!
  by Rick Abramson
 
Glad I could help.
  by Allen Hazen
 
Rick--
While we're at it, do you happen to have the builder's numbers and dates of the ex-VGN freight rectifier locomotives handy? There was some discussion of them recently and I realized that none of my references seemed to have that data!
  by Rick Abramson
 
Allen:

I believe I do; let me check.
  by Rick Abramson
 
Allen:
Here's the info you wanted on the VGN EL-C rectifiers:

130.............32543...........10/56
131.............32544...........10/56
132.............32545...........10/46
133.............32546...........11/56
134.............32547...........11/56
135.............32548...........11/56
136.............32549...........12/56
137.............32550...........12/56
138.............32551...........12/56
139.............32552............1/57
140.............32553............1/57
141.............32554............1/57
  by Allen Hazen
 
Rick--
Many thanks!
  by Rick Abramson
 
Allen:

Glad I could help.

Rick