Posted by JM Efantis on May 6, 2010 
I think this is an ex-PC ex-Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines that was originally a dual-control locomotive.
Posted by J Gilbert on May 8, 2010 
This unit, former Conrail 7673, is an extended cab GP38 delivered to Penn Central in late 1970 as 2013. It was conveyed to CSX and renumbered 1947, then to LLPX as 2015. These units were delivered with dual control stands to allow for bi-directional operation. The unusual control stand is probably a vestige left over from the original cab configuration. The extended cab purportedly allowed crewmembers to walk around the cab in front of the control stand. Kalmbach's Second Diesel Spotter's guide has a photo and info on these units, as does Bob Yanosey's book, Penn Central Power.
Posted by notch8ornothin on May 9, 2010 
She's no diamond in the rough at all, more of a boat anchor in waiting. Absolutely the most odd, and deplorable 38 we've encountered.
Posted by Nathan Simmons on May 18, 2010 
Gone down hill eh? I worked on her at the Shenandoah Valley Railroad. While she wasn't in the greatest shape when we had her, she did pull like hell!
Posted by notch8ornothin on May 28, 2010 
Yeah time hasn't been kind to her at all. Pinion gears breaking, won't stay running, and got a control stand that looks like an atm machine laying on its side with the brake handle lower than the engineers seat. She's quite an odd duck to say the least, I'm just glad it was a lease unit and not a keeper.
Posted by Nathan Simmons on September 14, 2010 
Any Idea were she is now?
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