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Alco RS3 questions

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I just won an undercoated Alco RS3 unassembled, unopened kit. I have always wanted to make one of these. Now I have some basic questions.

1. I thought these were generally run long nose forward, is this correct or did it vary by road name?

2. Where these 'jack of all trades' engines like the competing GPs or did they primarily only run freight? (thinking of having it pull two passenger cars or a group of box cars).

3. Who of the following owned these: Pennsy, Conrail, Erie, Erie Lackawanna, Amtrak (I already have some other models of these and was thinking of painting it in the same scheme of something I have).
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3: If this website is right, of the roadnames you listed, only Erie and the PRR owned RS-3s...

EDIT: That first site must just list who originally purchased the locomotives... RR Pics shows that Amtrak, Conrail, and EL also used RS-3s... So, I guess you can pick your poison :)

You could also consider painting it in a Minuteman livery, but maybe I am just biased :laugh:

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