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Bethlehem Steel GE 70 Ton switcher roster?

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Bethlehem Steel GE 70 Ton switcher roster?
Posted by ripvanwnkl on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 8:49 AM

I just got unlettered Bachmann #82057 N scale 70 tonner in Bethlehem Steel livery.  Anyone have info on Bethlehem Steel's 70 ton diesel roster?  Bachmann has two lettered Bethlehem Steel 70 tonners with #56 and #44 numbers.  Any other prototypical numbers?  Thanks!  

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Posted by mbinsewi on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 9:50 AM

Check these out, see if it helps.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/locoList.aspx?id=BSCX

Also, Google BSC and check out images.

It seems the Bachmann thing is kind of a fantasy.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:17 AM

I don't understand the corporate dynamics, but in Johnstown PA they had the Conemaugh and Black Tick RR and in Baltimore MD the Patapsco and Back River RR.  Similar paint schemes.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4526222

http://flankbell.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=294812

These are not 70 tonners but it gives you another lead on Bethlehem.

 

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Posted by rrinker on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:42 AM

 Almost certainly fantasy locos. Bethlehem Steel had names for all of its various plant railroads, the equipment was not lettered Bethlehem Steel like those Bachmann models.

PBNE - Bethelehem plant (Phildalephia, Bethlehem, and New England)(yeah they got a little carried away with that one!)

PBR - Patapsco and Black River - Sparrows Point plant

Cornwall Railroad - Cornwall Iron Mines near Lebanon PA

Cambria and Indiana - coal mines in west central PA, Indiana County

UMP - Upper Merion and Plymouth - Allen WOod Steel plant in Conshohocken, PA

SBRR - South Buffalo Railway - Bethlehem Steel plant in South Buffalo, NY, now Mittal Steel.

Steelton and Highspire Railroad - plant in Highspire, PA, just south of Harrisburg along the Susquehanna river, also now a Mittal property

ANd a whole lot more - basically everywhere there was a Bethlehem Steel operation. Color schemes were pretty much the same, just different names. 

Rosters are available for nearly all of them. Lots of ALco switchers, EMD switchers, a few Plymouths, some various GEs but none of the ones I've seen so far list a 70 tonner. 

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