Discussion relating to the PRR, up to 1968. Visit the PRR Technical & Historical Society for more information.
  by Pensyfan19
 
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/[email protected]/12271477605
  by Pensyfan19
 
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?
  by rdgrailfan
 
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
  by Pensyfan19
 
Ok. Thank you for providing that information. :-)
  by Pensyfan19
 
After doing some research on this car, and with the help of your information on this page, I was able to make this episode of this railcar! Thank you for providing the information and I hope you enjoy this episode of Remarkable Engines! :-D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha7kg3JYkGI