Lehigh Valley 211 Alco RS3m First Startup For the Season


Lehigh Valley 211 Alco RS3m (Alco Shell, EMD 567B, GE TMs all thanks to Conrail) is being started up for the first time this season. She was shut down and winterized at the end of last fall and is being returned to service on this summer day. Mike and I spent a good portion of the day performing various checks, prelubing her, tending to her needs and performing a partial 92 day inspection before starting her up to complete the rest of the items on the 92 day inspection list.

After sitting and waiting all summer, she was almost reluctant to get up. Every startup after this one should be easier than the last. Mike had to use the layshaft to keep her going until she finally decided it was time.