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EMD/NS RCP4 Remote Control Platform Nos. 97-98

2 Units Active (Both of those are currently stored)



This roster compiled and maintained by Chris R. Toth
Roster last updated on November 6, 2019

Active Roster


Road No. Second NS No. First
NS No.
Rebuilt From Rebuild Date Rebuilt By Original Build Date Order
Builder No. Notes
97 99 1001 NS EMD GP38 2909/CR/PC 7730 09-2009 NS 07-1969 7191 35359 See numbering notes below.
Unit currently stored, but still on the active roster.
98 -- 1000 NS EMD GP38 2908/CR/PC 7728 07-2009 NS 07-1969 7191 35357 See numbering notes below.
Unit currently stored, but still on the active roster.

General Info

NS Model Designation = RCP4
Horsepower = 0
Fuel Tank Capacity = 0
Dynamic Braking = No
Cab Signals = No
LSL (Locomotive Speed Limiter) = No

Both units are equipped with air conditioning.

Units were rebuilt from former NS EMD GP38 locomotives.

These units are equipped with remote control equipment and are designed to MU
 with any locomotive so that it can be used in remote control service. Unlike slugs, these
remote control platforms do not have traction motors or dynamic braking.

When originally rebuilt in 2009, these units were numbered as NS 1000-1001. To clear the 1000 series for new
SD70ACe locomotives on order, RCP4 1000 was renumbered as NS 98 in October 2010, while RCP4 1001 was
renumbered as NS 99 in September 2010.  NS RCP4 99 was again renumbered, as NS 97 in December 2016.



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