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CR F7 Railfanning during the early days of Conrail saw a number of old locomotive models still slaving away in service. Though at one time the Penn Central and Erie Lackawanna rosted a large number of F7A's, by the time Conrail was formed only a hodge-podge of units survived. Being old and worn out, most F7A's found themselves retired and cut up quickly. The only unit painted in blue was 1648/1792, though it never had a Conrail logo applied.

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.

                    Latest    Earliest    Latest    Earliest
 CR #   Former #    Former    Stencils   Stencils     Blue     Note
 ==================================================================
 1639   PC 1639    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1648   PC 1648    --------   --------   --------   11/??/76     1
 1650   PC 1650    04/18/76   02/??/79   ********   ********     2
 1651   PC 1482    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1652   PC 1501    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1656   PC 1656    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1659   PC 1659    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1672   PC 1672    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1675   PC 1675    12/01/76   --------   ********   ********
 1677   PC 1677    --------   10/01/78   ********   ********     3
 1678   PC 1678    --------   --------   ********   ********     4
 1681   PC 1681    04/24/76   --------   ********   ********
 1683   PC 1683    --------   --------   ********   ********     5
 1684   PC 1684    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1686   PC 1686    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1687   PC 1687    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1689   PC 1689    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1692   PC 1692    06/??/77   --------   ********   ********
 1693   PC 1693    --------   03/04/78   ********   ********     6
 1694   PC 1694    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1696   PC 1696    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1697   PC 1697    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1701   PC 1701    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1703   PC 1703    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1707   PC 1707    --------   11/02/76   ********   ********
 1709   PC 1709    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1710   PC 1710    07/18/76   --------   ********   ********
 1711   PC 1711    --------   10/05/77   ********   ********
 1712   PC 1712    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1714   PC 1714    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1716   PC 1716    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1718   PC 1718    --------   03/02/78   ********   ********
 1722   PC 1722    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1725   PC 1725    07/15/77   12/11/77   ********   ********
 1726   PC 1726    --------   05/21/78   ********   ********
 1729   PC 1729    --------   02/17/79   ********   ********
 1730   PC 1730    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1731   PC 1731    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1732   PC 1732    --------   08/18/76   ********   ********
 1733   PC 1733    --------   11/05/77   ********   ********
 1734   PC 1734    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1742   PC 1742    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1743   PC 1743    07/01/77   --------   ********   ********
 1744   PC 1744    11/??/76   08/06/77   ********   ********
 1745   PC 1745    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1747   PC 1747    07/15/77   --------   ********   ********
 1748   PC 1748    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1749   PC 1749    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1750   PC 1750    --------   12/??/76   ********   ********
 1752   PC 1752    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1755   PC 1755    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1756   PC 1756    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1758   PC 1758    --------   03/04/78   ********   ********
 1760   PC 1760    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1761   PC 1761    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1762   PC 1762    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1763   PC 1763    --------   10/01/76   ********   ********
 1766   PC 1766    --------   10/05/77   ********   ********
 1772   PC 1772    --------   03/30/78   ********   ********
 1773   PC 1773    --------   08/02/78   ********   ********
 1774   PC 1774    --------   06/30/76   ********   ********
 1775   PC 1775    12/01/76   --------   ********   ********
 1779   PC 1779    --------   03/16/79   ********   ********
 1782   PC 1782    06/??/76   --------   ********   ********
 1783   PC 1783    --------   06/11/77   ********   ********
 1784   PC 1784    05/21/77   --------   ********   ********
 1785   PC 1785    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1787   PC 1787    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1788   PC 1788    --------   08/??/79   ********   ********
 1790   PC 1790    --------   05/10/78   ********   ********
 1791   PC 1791    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1792   CR 1648    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1793   CR 1650    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1794   CR 1677    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1795   CR 1678    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1796   PC 1796    06/25/77   ********   ********   ********     C
 1797   PC 1797    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1798   CR 1683    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1799   CR 1693    --------   03/??/79   ********   ********
 1807   PC 1807    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1820   PC 1820    04/17/76   03/04/78   ********   ********
 1821   PC 1821    --------   03/04/78   ********   ********
 1825   PC 1825    --------   03/03/77   ********   ********
 1826   PC 1826    --------   12/01/76   ********   ********
 1829   PC 1829    --------   02/18/78   ********   ********
 1832   PC 1832    07/18/76   --------   ********   ********
 1833   PC 1833    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1839   PC 1839    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1840   PC 1840    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1841   PC 1841    06/??/76   --------   ********   ********
 1844   PC 1844    --------   02/??/79   ********   ********
 1847   PC 1847    --------   11/??/76   ********   ********
 1848   PC 1848    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1850   PC 1850    --------   11/05/77   ********   ********
 1851   PC 1851    --------   08/12/78   ********   ********
 1853   PC 1853    06/06/76   11/26/76   ********   ********
 1854   PC 1854    --------   04/01/77   ********   ********
 1855   PC 1855    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1858   PC 1858    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1860   PC 1860    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1862   PC 1862    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1863   PC 1863    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1865   PC 1865    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1866   PC 1866    --------   08/05/78   ********   ********
 1878   PC 1878    06/??/76   --------   ********   ********
 1879   PC 1879    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1880   EL 6321    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1881   EL 6331    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1882   EL 6341    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1883   EL 6351    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1884   EL 6361    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1885   EL 7091    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1886   EL 7094    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1887   EL 7101    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1888   EL 7104    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1889   EL 7111    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1890   EL 7114    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1891   EL 7121    12/??/76   --------   ********   ********
 1892   EL 7124    --------   --------   ********   ********
 1893   EL 7131    11/??/76   --------   ********   ********
 1894   EL 7134    --------   --------   ********   ********
 Roster Notes:
  A. Engine spotted stored in CR stencils by latest date listed.
  B. Engine spotted in deadline in CR stencils by latest date listed.
  C. Engine spotted stored in original predecessor paint and numbers by latest date listed.
  D. Engine spotted stored though fully repainted in Conrail colors. Still looking for date loco had been repainted while still in service.
  1. Renumbered in 1979 to CR 1792 in anticipation of ordered GP15-1's. Only F7 to get blue paint, which was applied while numbered
   1648. For a while it didn't have any markings, but got CR initials while still 1648. Retired January 1979.
  2. Renumbred in 1979 to CR 1793 to make way for ordered GP15-1's.
  3. Renumbred in 1979 to CR 1794 to make way for ordered GP15-1's.
  4. Renumbred in 1979 to CR 1795 to make way for ordered GP15-1's.
  5. Renumbred in 1979 to CR 1798 to make way for ordered GP15-1's.
  6. Renumbred in 1979 to CR 1799 to make way for ordered GP15-1's.

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