by Rick Rowlands
The Youngstown Steel Heritage Foundation has saved ex NYC GE 70 tonner 513 (see thread on museum forum). I am curious as to what the New York Central used these locomotives for (506-513). I have heard that they were used for switching passenger cars, and the 513 has diaphragm buffers above the couplers, air signaling lines and mounts for classification lights to prove it. What terminals would have used these locomotives, and for how long? 512 and 513 were sold off in 1952, so obviously they did not work out as intended, having only served 10 years. I am particularly interested in finding out where the 513 was assigned.