Nov 24, 2006
The Lehigh & Hudson River was the only railroad to contribute the C-420 to Conrail in 1976, with a total of 6 units from a total of 9. The units lacked dynamic brakes, rode on AAR Type-B trucks, and full classification lights. From personal experience, most if not all of the units stayed on the eastern portion of the system, based out of terminals such as Bethlehem, PA, and Warwick, NY. Former L&HR 21 was eventually repainted blue and renumbered CR 2072, but only got CR initials on the nose and no logo.
These repaint rosters are my attempt to discover how long a predecessor ran in its original paint scheme and when Conrail painted it blue for the first time. All dates listed are the earliest and latest the unit was seen in that paint scheme. Dates often change as new photos are examined. If I know for certain that a date is the absolute earliest or latest, then I mention this in the notes. This is a constant work in progress aimed at helping those of us who model the transition era get our consists looking reasonably accurate for blue, stenciled, and original paint scheme ratios.
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