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Crossing over the Cuyahoga River on Bridge Number One. Former LV 626.
Location: Cleveland, OH   10-17-78
Photo Online: May 12, 1999
CR 6722 C-628
Arnie Morscher - Cleveland, OH   10-17-78
CR 6722
Arnie Morscher

You can still see the outline of the old LV flag on the long hood of this CR-stenciled unit, former LV 630. By the time Conrail was formed in 1976, all but four of the Valley's C-628's had been repainted from the black and white Snowbird scheme to this red version.
Location: Croxton, NJ   2-6-77
Photo Online: December 4, 1999
xLV 6726
Joe Testagrose Coll. - Croxton, NJ   2-6-77
xLV 6726
Joe Testagrose Coll.

Before Conrail began, the Lehigh Valley began repainting their C-628's from black and white to cornell red, which can be seen on xLV 6726 above. But four units did survive onto Conrail in their as-delivered scheme, as seen here on xLV 6728, former LV 632. Without knowing better, this unit looks more like a PC unit than an LV unit. Conrail literally repainted the entire unit black instead of just painting out the logos! Unfortunately, Roger didn't send me a date for this photo.
Location: Unknown  
Photo Online:August 16, 2002
xLV 6728
Roger Durfee
xLV 6728
Roger Durfee

The repaint crews were a bit more select when painting out the logos of former LV 634. Compare this to xLV 6728 above.
Location: Cleveland, OH   2-78
Photo Online:August 16, 2002
xLV 6730
Roger Durfee - Cleveland, OH   2-78
xLV 6730
Roger Durfee

After being relocated from the east to the midwest shortly after the creation of Conrail, the former LV units saw a variety of service. Here we see one of the repainted cornell red units in service with a blue U-Boat on the former EL line.
Location: Akron, OH   4-77
Photo Online:August 16, 2002
xLV 6735
Roger Durfee - Akron, OH   4-77
xLV 6735
Roger Durfee

Working the heart of Conrail's ALCo country, this former LV unit sits at the sanding tower amidst a variety of locomotive power.
Location: Youngstown, OH   3-77
Photo Online:May 5, 2004
xLV 6736
Roger Durfee - Youngstown, OH   3-77
xLV 6736
Roger Durfee

It is two years after the above photo was taken and 6736 has been repainted blue. John says that this photo was taken in Belmont, PA--but it looks a lot like Wyomissing, PA to me!
Location: Belmont, PA   6-79
Photo Online:August 16, 2002
CR 6736
John Prock - Belmont, PA   6-79
CR 6736
John Prock

Three Alco C-628's (one xPC and two yet to be renumbered Lehigh Valley's) wait for a new crew at the Hudson station.
Location: Hudson, OH   11-76
Photo Online: May 5, 2004
xPC 6740
Roger Durfee - Hudson, OH   11-76
xPC 6740
Roger Durfee

She is sitting in the deadline and has been salvaged quite a bit keeping her sister units running until it is their turn to retire.
Location: Unknown   7-7-79
Photo Online:August 16, 2002
xPC 6743
John Prock - 7-7-79
xPC 6743
John Prock

Former PC/PRR 6310.
Location: Cleveland, OH   8-2-78
Photo Online: June 18, 1998
CR 6748 C-628
Arnie Morscher - Cleveland, OH   8-2-78
CR 6748
Arnie Morscher

Former PC/PRR 6310.
Location: Cleveland, OH   8-2-78
Photo Online: November 26, 1998
CR 6748
Arnie Morscher - Cleveland, OH   8-2-78
CR 6748
Arnie Morscher

Yet another photo of 6748, but from a different angle.
Location: Unknown
Photo Online: February 18, 2000
CR 6748
Steve Geisler
CR 6748
Steve Geisler

xPenn Central C-628 6749 is waiting for a new crew.
Location: Hudson, OH   11-77
Photo Online: January 8, 2008

Roger Durfee - Hudson, OH   11-77
xPC 6749
Roger Durfee

A run-down looking stenciled Penn Central units sits near Croxton's sanding towers.
Location: Croxton, NJ   3-18-78
Photo Online: December 4, 1999
xPC 6751
Joe Testagrose Coll. - Croxton, NJ   3-18-78
xPC 6751
Joe Testagrose Coll.

Several months later and 6751 looks even worse than above.
Location: Cleveland, OH   11-78
Photo Online: March 9, 2004
xPC 6751
Roger Durfee - Cleveland, OH   11-78
xPC 6751
Roger Durfee


Lehigh Valley:

One of the four surviving 'snow bird' C-628's, LV 262 leads a freight shortly after Conrail.
Location: Clinton, OH   4-76
Photo Online:August 19, 2002
LV 626
Roger Durfee - Clinton, OH   4-76
LV 626
Roger Durfee

It's two years before Conrail, but LV 637 and LV 633 have been repainted into their red scheme. LV 637 will become CR 6733 and LV 633 will become CR 6728.
Location: Bethlehem, PA   1-74
Photo Online:August 5, 2001
LV 637
Joe Testagrose Coll. - Bethlehem, PA   1-74
LV 637
Joe Testagrosse Coll.

We're down in the famous Bethelehem Engine Terminal as LV 628 and LV 630 await their next assignment. LV 628 will become CR 6734, while LV 630 will become CR 6736.
Location: Bethlehem, PA   4-21-73
Photo Online:August 5, 2001
LV 638
Joe Testagrose Coll. - Bethlehem, PA   4-21-73
LV 638
Joe Testagrosse Coll.

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