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Though still painted in PC colors with a CR stencil, this car appears to have been sold off to a private company. The first three numerals have been changed and a sloppy 'W' added to the reporting marks. This number is not in any CR register. I believe it's a G52.
Location: Reading, PA (CP Belt)   4-97
Photo Online: July 6, 1998

Robert Waller - Reading, PA (CP Belt)   4-97
WCR 527244
Robert Waller (67K)

Conrail purchased 300 G52A coil cars new in late 1977 from Thrall. Conrail assigned them to the series CR 628001-628300. One hood is CR but the other looks like a blue, rusted CSX, though the logo is obscured.
Location: Norristown, PA   8-18-04
Photo Online: May 6, 2005

Sean McDonnell - Norristown, PA   8-18-04
CR 628078 G52A
Sean McDonnell (108K)

Conrail purchased 300 G52A coil cars new in late 1977 from Thrall. Conrail assigned them to the series CR 628001-628300.
Location: Reading, PA (CP Belt)   4-97
Photo Online: July 7, 1998

Robert Waller - Reading, PA (CP Belt)   4-97
CR 628185 G52A
Robert Waller (65K)

More prototype and modeling information is needed about this class of coil car.
Location: West Lawn, PA   1-97
Photo Online: July 7, 1998

Robert Waller - West Lawn, PA   1-97
CR 628284 G52A
Robert Waller (64K)

More prototype and modeling information is needed about this class of coil car.
Location: Unknown   1998
Photo Online: September 5, 1998

John Berger - 1998
CR 628313 G52
John Berger (44K)

The G52B class contains some 600 cars that were built by Portec in two orders, the first in 1979 and the second in 1980. The two hoods on this car are as-built by Portec.
Location: Norristown, PA   8-18-04
Photo Online: May 6, 2005

Sean McDonnell - Norristown, PA   8-18-04
CR 628372 G52B
Sean McDonnell (120K)

Another of the 600 G52B's. Often hoods on coil cars can be mixes and matches. The next hood at the plant gets placed on the car, no matter the type or the owner.
Location: Norristown, PA   8-18-04
Photo Online: May 6, 2005

Sean McDonnell - Norristown, PA   8-18-04
CR 628411 G52B
Sean McDonnell (120K)

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