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Like many CR-stenciled locos, this one had a hodgepodge of replaced equipment. In this shot of the engineer's side, you can see the new cab signal box next to the nose hood, plus the markings of the removed grab iron behind it. This was the Reading Company's first GP30, former RDG 3600. Improved photo online.
Location: Aberdeen, MD   6-78
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
xRDG 2168 GP30
Dick Leonhardt - Aberdeen, MD   6-78
xRDG 2168
Dick Leonhardt (64K)

When Conrail shops stenciled a number of Reading units, it seems as if they liked to stay within the inner trim of the old nose diamond, but were totally sloppy on the cabs. For many shop crews, painting out the logos of their home railroad, such as the Reading Company, was a painful experience. This units also has two styles of CR stencils on the nose. Plus the fireman's side marker light casing has been replaced with a blue one.
Location: Hagerstown, MD   11-24-78
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
xRDG 2168 GP30
Bob Dobrowolski - Hagerstown, MD   11-24-78
xRDG 2168
Bob Dobrowolski (108K)

It has been a year since the photos above have been taken, but 2168 is still in its Reading colors. It's with repainted C-628 #6736 (former LV 640) and an unidentified Uboat leading a coal drag.
Location: Fairmont Park, NJ   6-79
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
xRRG 2168
Mike Szilagyi - Fairmont Park, NJ   6-79
xRRG 2168
Mike Szilagyi (58K)

On a dreary winter day, former RDG 3601 has been fully repainted in Conrail blue with a Conrail cab signal box on the front walkway. The cab rain gutter tips us off of the unit's heritage.
Location: Philadelphia, PA (Frankfort Junction)   11-83
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
CR 2169
John F. Bondura - Philadelphia, PA (Frankfort Junction)   11-83
CR 2169
John F. Bondura (83K)

Now this loco (former RDG 3602) got an interesting repainting when stencils were applied. It looks as if it got repainted twice. The first time green RDG paint was used on the cab. Then primer gray was used at a later date on top of that. If anyone has a photo of this unit stenciled for CR prior to this shot, I'd love to post it and see if my hunch is correct.
Location: Philadelphia, PA   4-18-79
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
xRDG 2170 GP30
Bob Dobrowolski - Philadelphia, PA   4-18-79
xRDG 2170
Bob Dobrowolski (104K)

Time and poor maintenance have been taking their toll on 2170 as it sits in storage at the Bethlehem Engine Terminal. Rust, dents, and fading paint have replaced the unit's once-nice paint scheme. Notice that SD9 CR 6909 is also here in storage as of 1981.
Location: Bethlehem, PA   Summer 81
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
xRDG 2170
John Prock - Bethlehem, PA   Summer 81
xRDG 2170
John Prock (59K)

Former RDG 3601 is looking shabby six years after the Conrail merger. The green paint Conrail used to cover the old Reading logos seems to be holding up rather well, but the rest of the unit is falling apart.
Location: Philadelphia, PA (Greenbier Yard)   10-31-82
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
xRDG 2171
John Bondura - Philadelphia, PA (Greenbier Yard)   10-31-82
xRDG 2171
John Bondura (109K)

This was the final CR GP30 in service (former RDG 3607). A great roof shot of it in its final days. Rust and grime had taken their toll by then. Conrail stored, retired, then reacitivated, then stored, then reacivated, then stored their GP30s so many times I think even Conrail lost track!
Location: Conway, PA   6-4-94
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
CR 2175 GP30
Arnie Morscher - Conway, PA   6-4-94
CR 2175
Arnie Morscher (93K)

Former RDG 3615, nee-RDG 5515, sits in the deadline.
Location: Elizabethport, NJ   1983
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
xRDG 2183
Scott Wisner - Elizabethport, NJ   1983
xRDG 2183
Scott Wisner (74K)

GP30's were never too common on the B&A, and almost all the time they were stuck in the middle of the lashup, as the 2188 is, on BOSE at Hinsdale, MA. on 12/17/1983. The 2188 was the first GP30 in the PC series.
Location: Hinsdale, MA   12-17-83
Photo Online: November 24, 2006
CR 2188
Carl Weber - Hinsdale, MA   12-17-83
CR 2188
Carl Weber (156K)

A typical stenciled PC GP30, a former NYC 6118, sits with NJ Transit equipmnt in New Jersey.
Location: Dover, NJ   11-29-81
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
xPC 2191 GP30
Jerome Rosenfeld - Dover, NJ   11-29-81
xPC 2191
Jerome Rosenfeld (79K)

2193 is looking pretty nasty for probably having been repainted not long before.
Location: Detroit, MI   12-15-79
Photo Online: July 25, 2004
CR 2193
Earl Minnis - Detroit, MI   12-15-79
CR 2193
Earl Minnis (90K)

She is another beaten Penn Central unit pressed into Conrail service. Notice the blue cover plate on the lower potion of the nose?
Location: Philadelphia, PA (Greenbrier Yard)   6-12-81
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
xPC 2199
John Bondura - Philadelphia, PA (Greenbrier Yard)   6-12-81
xPC 2199
John Bondura (112K)

A lonely Penn Central GP30.
Location: Unknown
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
PC 2217 GP30
Vic Mailloux
(CR 2217) PC 2217
Vic Mailloux (57K)

An unusual paint-out unit. Note the spelled out "CONRAIL" on the long hood and nose (I assume the rear had the same) but no steel-wheel logo and still in PC black! These are the sort of engines I love, especially when people tell me that CR never painted such a beast!
Location: Philadelphia, PA   [no date]
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
xPC 2221 GP30
George Elwood - Philadelphia, PA   [no date]
xPC 2221
George Elwood (53K)

Another view of 2221 from what looks like a few years earlier since the black paint has not worn off the old PC logo.
Location: Unknown
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
xPC 2221
Joe Testagrose Coll.
xPC 2221
Joe Testagrose Coll. (85K)

Tom Haag's HO model using the Life-Like Proto2000 model as the base.
Location: Unknown
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
xPC 2221
Tom Haag
xPC 2221
(41K)

Another former Penn Central GP30's with the large Conrail logo. 2222 with a PC SD9 hauling a freight on the Northeast Corridor.
Location: Princeton, NJ   6-13-77
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
xPC 2222
Joe Testagrose Coll. - Princeton, NJ   6-13-77
xPC 2222
Joe Testagrose Coll. (103K)

Part of a four unit ConRail lashup at East Deerfield, MA on 1/26/1985 is GP30 2231. The 2231 had been in CR stencils and PC black up until the prior year.
Location: East Deerfield, MA   1-26-85
Photo Online: November 24, 2006
CR 2231
Carl Weber - East Deerfield, MA   1-26-85
CR 2231
Carl Weber (300K)

One of my b&w photos I took back in the 70s. Two CR-stenciled former PC GP30s were delivering a freight with some cabins on the lead. The fellow in the white shirt was my buddy, Ken Reinert. Looks like he got some new papers that day from the crew. We sure had fun back then.
Location: Reading, PA (Water Station)   6-79
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
xPC 2235 GP30
Robert Waller - Reading, PA (Water Station)   6-79
xPC 2235
Robert Waller (74K)

Former PC 2236 running long-hood-forward under the wires with a classic CR caboose. The paint on this unit looks fairly fresh.
Location: Baltimore, MD.   6-78
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
CR 2236 GP30
Dick Leonhardt - Baltimore, MD.   6-78
CR 2236
Dick Leonhardt (49K)

Another shot of 2236 but from the front. Note the odd number '2' used in the fireman side numberboard.
Location: Unknown   4-78
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
CR 2236
Joe Testagrose Coll. - 4-78
CR 2236
Joe Testagrose Coll. (81K)

CR 2246 (former PC 2246) is seen here working Greenbrier Yard in Philadelphia, but she will be mothballed in Allentown within several days, as pictured below. Such was the life of a Conrail GP30 in the early 1980s, in service and out of service as traffic dictated.
Location: Philadelphia, PA   2-20-83
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
CR 2246
John F. Bondura - Philadelphia, PA   2-20-83
CR 2246
John F. Bondura (86K)

CR 2246 (former PC 2246) sits in cold storage at the Bethlehem Engine Terminal with a string of other odd and end locomotives.
Location: Bethlehem, PA   3-31-83
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
CR 2246
John Prock - Bethlehem, PA   3-31-83
CR 2246
John Prock (55K)

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