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EMD Plant #2?
Posted by SSW9389 on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 8:15 AM

Does anyone have an exact date when EMD's Plant 2 in Pullman, Illinois began operations? The December 1968 Trains article, "How the "Home of the Diesel Locomotive" builds diesels" by Jerry A. Pinkepank, pp 26-32 has a partial answer.    On page 28 Pinkepank writes that EMD leased the facility from the Defense Plant Corporation in 1946. 

 

Ed in Kentucky

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Posted by SSW9389 on Thursday, July 7, 2022 5:58 AM

SSW9389

Does anyone have an exact date when EMD's Plant 2 in Pullman, Illinois began operations? The December 1968 Trains article, "How the "Home of the Diesel Locomotive" builds diesels" by Jerry A. Pinkepank, pp 26-32 has a partial answer.    On page 28 Pinkepank writes that EMD leased the facility from the Defense Plant Corporation in 1946. 

 Ed in Kentucky

 

 
Well no, the Defense Plant Corporation did not exist in 1946. Its assets had been folded back into the Reconstruction Finance Corporation as of July 1, 1945.  See https://utahrails.net/industries/defense-plant-corp.php The building EMD leased from the RFC in 1946 had apparently been used in manufacturing aircraft subassemblies. 
 
Ed in Kentucky 
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Posted by SSW9389 on Thursday, July 7, 2022 6:18 AM
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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Thursday, July 7, 2022 10:05 AM

SSW9389

 
A personal sideline here:  In 1951, the site of the Pullman School was purchased by the Order of St. Augustine and opened as Mendel Catholic High School.
The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul

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