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CR GP38 I will eventually be adding more prototype information to this section. The GP38 was an important road switcher on Conrail, often pulling yard and local duty as well as filling in on mainline freights. Units came from the Penn Central and the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines, a joint venture between the Pennsylvania Railroad (later PC) and the Reading Company.

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
 ==================================================================
 7660  PRSL 2000   --------   --------   02/30/82   --------
 7661  PRSL 2001   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7662  PRSL 2002   03/26/76   --------   08/09/81   --------
 7663  PRSL 2003   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7664  PRSL 2004   04/12/76   --------   --------   --------
 7665  PRSL 2005   --------   ??/??/81   02/??/84   --------
 7666  PRSL 2006   --------   05/27/78   --------   --------
 7667  PRSL 2007   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7668  PRSL 2008   --------   02/??/79   --------   --------
 7669  PRSL 2009   --------   02/??/79   02/12/83   --------
 7670    PC 7670   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7671    PC 7671   --------   --------   08/09/81   --------
 7672    PC 7672   --------   --------   05/03/82   --------
 7673    PC 7673   --------   05/27/78   --------   --------
 7674    PC 7674   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7675    PC 7675   --------   --------   02/??/84   --------
 7676    PC 7676   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7677    PC 7677   --------   05/??/78   --------   --------
 7678    PC 7678   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7679    PC 7679   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7680    PC 7680   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7681    PC 7681   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7682    PC 7682   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7683    PC 7683   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7684    PC 7684   --------   04/??/77   --------   --------
 7685    PC 7685   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7686    PC 7686   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7687    PC 7687   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7688    PC 7688   --------   05/03/78   --------   12/15/83
 7689    PC 7689   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7690    PC 7690   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7691    PC 7691   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7692    PC 7692   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7693    PC 7693   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7694    PC 7694   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7695    PC 7695   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7696    PC 7696   --------   03/07/79   --------   --------
 7697    PC 7697   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7698    PC 7698   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7699    PC 7699   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7700    PC 7700   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7701    PC 7701   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7702    PC 7702   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7703    PC 7703   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7704    PC 7704   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7705    PC 7705   --------   --------   12/??/82   --------
 7706    PC 7706   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7707    PC 7707   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7708    PC 7708   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7709    PC 7709   --------   --------   --------   06/??/83
 7710    PC 7710   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7711    PC 7711   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7712    PC 7712   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7713    PC 7713   --------   --------   --------   06/??/84
 7714    PC 7714   --------   --------   06/??/80   --------
 7715    PC 7715   --------   --------   --------   05/11/78
 7716    PC 7716   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7717    PC 7717   06/04/77   --------   --------   05/??/78
 7718    PC 7718   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7719    PC 7719   --------   --------   --------   09/24/77
 7720    PC 7720   --------   11/??/77   --------   --------
 7721    PC 7721   --------   --------   --------   07/??/83
 7722    PC 7722   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7723    PC 7723   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7724    PC 7724   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7725    PC 7725   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7726    PC 7726   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7727    PC 7727   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7728    PC 7728   03/19/77   --------   --------   --------
 7729    PC 7729   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7730    PC 7730   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7731    PC 7731   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7732    PC 7732   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7733    PC 7733   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7734    PC 7734   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7735    PC 7735   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7736    PC 7736   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7737    PC 7737   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7738    PC 7738   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7739    PC 7739   --------   --------   --------   12/29/84
 7740    PC 7740   --------   05/??/78   --------   --------
 7741    PC 7741   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7742    PC 7742   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7743    PC 7743   01/??/77   --------   --------   --------
 7744    PC 7744   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7745    PC 7745   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7746    PC 7746   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7747    PC 7747   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7748    PC 7748   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7749    PC 7749   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7750    PC 7750   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7751    PC 7751   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7752    PC 7752   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7753    PC 7753   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7754    PC 7754   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7755    PC 7755   --------   --------   12/30/80   --------
 7756    PC 7756   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7757    PC 7757   --------   --------   --------   10/04/81
 7758    PC 7758   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7759    PC 7759   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7760    PC 7760   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7761    PC 7761   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7762    PC 7762   --------   05/08/77   --------   --------
 7763    PC 7763   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7764    PC 7764   --------   02/??/78   --------   --------
 7765    PC 7765   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7766    PC 7766   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7767    PC 7767   --------   06/??/78   --------   --------
 7768    PC 7768   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7769    PC 7769   --------   --------   --------   06/??/84
 7770    PC 7770   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7771    PC 7771   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7772    PC 7772   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7773    PC 7773   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7774    PC 7774   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7775    PC 7775   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7776    PC 7776   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7777    PC 7777   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7778    PC 7778   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7779    PC 7779   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7780    PC 7780   --------   --------   --------   05/??/83
 7781    PC 7781   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7782    PC 7782   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7783    PC 7783   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7784    PC 7784   --------   05/26/77   --------   --------
 7785    PC 7785   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7786    PC 7786   06/??/76   --------   --------   --------
 7787    PC 7787   --------   02/??/77   --------   --------
 7788    PC 7788   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7789    PC 7789   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7790    PC 7790   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7791    PC 7791   --------   06/26/77   08/??/79   --------
 7792    PC 7792   --------   --------   --------   08/09/83
 7793    PC 7793   --------   08/05/78   --------   --------
 7794    PC 7794   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7795    PC 7795   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7796    PC 7796   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7797    PC 7797   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7798    PC 7798   --------   03/18/78   --------   --------
 7799    PC 7799   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7800    PC 7800   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7801    PC 7801   --------   06/??/79   --------   --------
 7802    PC 7802   --------   11/05/77   --------   --------
 7803    PC 7803   --------   04/??/78   --------   --------
 7804    PC 7804   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7805    PC 7805   --------   --------   --------   07/15/78
 7806    PC 7806   --------   03/02/79   --------   02/??/84
 7807    PC 7807   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7808    PC 7808   --------   06/29/77   --------   06/18/83
 7809    PC 7809   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7810    PC 7810   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7811    PC 7811   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7812    PC 7812   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7813    PC 7813   --------   --------   05/13/82   --------
 7814    PC 7814   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7815    PC 7815   --------   08/??/78   03/17/79   --------
 7816    PC 7816   --------   --------   --------   03/05/79
 7817    PC 7817   --------   03/??/77   --------   --------
 7818    PC 7818   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7819    PC 7819   05/27/76   09/16/79   --------   --------
 7820    PC 7820   06/02/76   08/??/77   --------   --------
 7821    PC 7821   07/??/76   02/??/77   --------   --------
 7822    PC 7822   --------   06/??/77   --------   11/??/82
 7823    PC 7823   --------   --------   07/09/81   --------
 7824    PC 7824   --------   02/??/78   --------   --------
 7825    PC 7825   --------   10/??/77   08/??/78   --------
 7826    PC 7826   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7827    PC 7827   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7828    PC 7828   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7829    PC 7829   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7830    PC 7830   --------   --------   12/22/81   11/??/82
 7831    PC 7831   --------   04/27/79   06/14/83   --------
 7832    PC 7832   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7833    PC 7833   --------   05/??/77   --------   --------
 7834    PC 7834   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7835    PC 7835   --------   --------   --------   08/??/84
 7836    PC 7836   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7837    PC 7837   06/03/76   --------   --------   --------
 7838    PC 7838   --------   --------   --------   06/15/78
 7839    PC 7839   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7840    PC 7840   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7841    PC 7841   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7842    PC 7842   --------   --------   --------   10/??/82
 7843    PC 7843   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7844    PC 7844   --------   --------   02/25/82   --------
 7845    PC 7845   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7846    PC 7846   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7847    PC 7847   --------   03/16/79   --------   --------
 7848    PC 7848   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7850    PC 7850   --------   --------   04/28/79   09/09/79
 7851    PC 7851   --------   05/??/77   --------   --------
 7852    PC 7852   --------   04/??/77   05/03/80   --------
 7853    PC 7853   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7854    PC 7854   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7855    PC 7855   --------   01/27/79   05/27/81   --------
 7856    PC 7856   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7857    PC 7857   --------   03/??/77   04/12/83   --------
 7858    PC 7858   --------   --------   --------   04/??/81
 7859    PC 7859   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7860    PC 7860   --------   08/07/78   --------   --------
 7861    PC 7861   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7862    PC 7862   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7863    PC 7863   07/29/76   --------   04/14/81   --------
 7864    PC 7864   06/23/77   03/??/78   --------   06/??/83
 7865    PC 7865   --------   --------   01/??/83   --------
 7866    PC 7866   --------   04/??/81   01/??/83   --------
 7867    PC 7867   --------   12/??/76   --------   --------
 7868    PC 7868   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7869    PC 7869   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7870    PC 7870   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7871    PC 7871   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7872    PC 7872   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7873    PC 7873   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7874    PC 7874   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7875    PC 7875   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7876    PC 7876   --------   --------   --------   04/??/85
 7877    PC 7877   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7878    PC 7878   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7879    PC 7879   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7880    PC 7880   09/11/78*  03/10/84   07/??/84   --------
 7881    PC 7881   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7882    PC 7882   --------   08/??/77   --------   --------
 7883    PC 7883   --------   07/15/78   --------   06/??/84
 7884    PC 7884   --------   --------   04/25/84   --------
 7885    PC 7885   --------   08/27/77   --------   --------
 7886    PC 7886   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7887    PC 7887   --------   05/??/77   10/10/78   08/07/83
 7888    PC 7888   02/27/82   --------   --------   --------
 7889    PC 7889   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7890    PC 7890   --------   08/??/77   --------   --------
 7891    PC 7891   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7892    PC 7892   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7893    PC 7893   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7894    PC 7894   --------   09/01/79   --------   --------
 7895    PC 7895   --------   --------   08/09/81   --------
 7896    PC 7896   --------   --------   --------   07/??/80
 7897    PC 7897   --------   10/??/77   --------   --------
 7898    PC 7898   03/03/77   --------   --------   --------
 7899    PC 7899   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7900    PC 7900   08/??/76   01/03/79   02/16/82   --------
 7901    PC 7901   --------   08/??/77   03/09/82   --------
 7902    PC 7902   --------   --------   --------   10/30/77
 7903    PC 7903   --------   02/13/78   03/??/78   --------
 7904    PC 7904   06/??/76   --------   08/09/83   --------
 7905    PC 7905   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7906    PC 7906   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7907    PC 7907   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7908    PC 7908   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7909    PC 7909   --------   05/11/78   --------   --------
 7910    PC 7910   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7911    PC 7911   --------   --------   --------   09/24/77
 7912    PC 7912   05/04/76   --------   --------   10/23/83
 7913    PC 7913   --------   07/??/78   --------   --------
 7914    PC 7914   03/??/77   --------   --------   05/03/78
 7915    PC 7915   --------   07/12/79   --------   --------
 7916    PC 7916   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7917    PC 7917   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7918    PC 7918   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7919    PC 7919   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7920    PC 7920   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7921    PC 7921   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7922    PC 7922   --------   --------   --------   12/15/83
 7923    PC 7923   --------   --------   --------   ??/??/83 
 7924    PC 7924   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7925    PC 7925   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7926    PC 7926   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7927    PC 7927   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7928    PC 7928   --------   --------   --------   07/10/79
 7929    PC 7929   --------   --------   --------   08/12/79
 7930    PC 7930   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7931    PC 7931   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7932    PC 7932   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7933    PC 7933   --------   --------   03/??/83   --------
 7934    PC 7934   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7935    PC 7935   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7936    PC 7936   --------   --------   03/16/83   --------
 7937    PC 7937   03/??/77   10/??/77   11/??/79   --------
 7938    PC 7938   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7939    PC 7939   --------   --------   --------   09/17/80
 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.

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