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The former EL cars are easy to spot since they were equipped with a Hennessey power door opener on each side. Though EL originally painted these cars a light blue, Conrail eventually repainted most of them. This particular car got repainted a light orange color with simple CR reporting marks instead of the full Conrail logo.
Location: Lansdale, PA   5-87
Photo Online: September 1, 1999
CR 360594
Robert Palmer - Lansdale, PA   5-87
CR 360594 X73
Robert Palmer (74K)

Another former EL car, this one got repainted a more traditional FGE yellow-gold with full Conrail logo and 'Cushioned Car' lettering. No decal set is available that I know of, but Walthers predecorates their Conrail model in this scheme in HO and N scale.
Location: Lansdale, PA   5-87
Photo Online: September 1, 1999
CR 360601
Robert Russell - Lansdale, PA   5-87
CR 360601 X73
Robert Russell (81K)

A typical repainted former PC X73.
Location: Wyomissing, PA   3-25-96
Photo Online: Jun 6, 2015
CR 369071 X73
Robert Waller - Wyomissing, PA   3-25-96
CR 369071 X73
Robert Waller (270K)

Just to prove that Conrail freight cars get around, Mike caught this X73 out on the wide open Wyoming range!
Location: Dale Junction, WY   6-95
Photo Online:September 3, 2001
CR 369102
Mike Rose - Dale Junction, WY   6-95
CR 369102
Mike Rose (59K)

The plates between the rivits show up well in this photo taken in the deep South on CSX. Due to excessive graffiti, Conral had to reaply the car numbers.
Location: Folkston, GA   2-25-00
Photo Online: June 2, 2005
CR 369119 X73
Robert Waller - Folkston, GA   2-25-00
CR 369119 X73
Robert Waller (106K)

Repainted into the Quality scheme, with some nice overspray.
Location: Reading, PA (CP Belt)   11-96
Photo Online: June 2, 2005
CR 369153 X73
Robert Waller - Reading, PA (CP Belt)   11-96
CR 369153 X73
Robert Waller (93K)

50' FGE-style plug-door insulated boxcar in Quality scheme.
Location: Reading, PA   2-7-98
Photo Online: June 2, 2005
CR 369180 X73
John Schodowski - Reading, PA   2-7-98
CR 369180 X73
John Schodowski (40K)

This car took some damage to the one end. Also, note the unusual spacing of the logo, which looks like the old days when Conrail was spelled as two words.
Location: Reading, PA   1-95
Photo Online: June 2, 2005
CR 369245 X73
Robert Waller - Reading, PA   1-95
CR 369245 X73
Robert Waller (72K)

This heavily weathered car was repainted 10-85 and shows how worn the roofs become on most boxcars.
Location: Reading, PA (CP Belt)   6-97
Photo Online: June 2, 2005
CR 369262 X73
Robert Waller - Reading, PA (CP Belt)   6-97
CR 369262 X73
Robert Waller (91K)

Note the space reporting marks, which are meant for ribbed cars only! See CR 369180 above for details.
Location: Wyomissing, PA   10-96
Photo Online: June 2, 2005
CR 369292 X73 Reefer
Robert Waller - Wyomissing, PA   10-96
CR 369292 X73
Robert Waller (99K)

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