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In case you’re wondering what happened to NYNH&H’s PP716 after the Penn Central merger

In case you're wondering what became of NYNH&H's PP716...
Template drawn by Joshua Moldover, via The Railroad Paint Shop

Penn Central would have scrapped it, but the staff at MTRR’s Iberville shops had a better deal for the unit. Which invovesd a pair of 251B-8 engines, a new set of traction motors & generators, a completely new electronics cabinet, and all this topped off by a New Haven homage paint scheme.

This gives the MTRR – after Milw #1 was acquired and rebuilt in 1981 – a fleet of 3 cranberry locomotives, as well as giving the PV&T 3 of the 4 surviving DL109s.