Re: Ratios

Donald B. Valentine <riverman_vt@...>

It was not just the reefer fleet that the BAR needed only for the potato harvest, it was also motive power. Until the BAR worked a deal with the Pennsy that sent BAR power to the Pennsy during the summer ore hauling season and PRR power to the BAR for the potato harvest it was not uncommon to see New Haven DL-109's on the BAR for the potato rush. I'm not certain how many seasons the New Haven power was used but it seems to have been about the only time Alco diesel power was seen on the BAR, which had been a loyal Alco customer in steam days.

Cordially, Don Valentine

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