|The odd hood shape indicates that this RS-8 bears a EMD prime
mover. 3202 at Tae-Jon, Sept. 25th, 1994.|
Sheldon Perry photo
The Korean National Railways acquired 49 ALCo RS-8's which were shipped
between Sept. and Dec. 1966 from Schenectady NY. The class 3100 is used in
freight service mostly in the northern region (that's where they were seen in
the recent years). The black and orange color scheme the units are wearing are
the freight system colors.
Most if not all units were repowered with EMD prime movers however and renumbered in the 3200's. Note that renumbering followed not the order of the former 3100's numbers. The rebuilt RS-8's can be easily identified by the sound (of course) and the hump on the long hood.
Thanks go to Sheldon Perry.
Back to country list
Back to the homepage
Last update 19.04.97