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The Conrail Cyclopedia - Serving Conrail fans world-wide since 1998.

CR GP38-2 The GP38-2 was one of the most reliable and versatile locomotive on the Conrail system. They were found switching freight in yards, leading trains up secondaries, or working in-line with higher horsepower locomotives on mainline freights. In 1976 Conrail inherited 223 units from the Penn Central and bought another 119 units between 1977 and 1979. Those purchased by Conrail are not included on this roster, of course.

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
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 7940    PC 7940   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7941    PC 7941   --------   01/??/77   --------   --------
 7942    PC 7942   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7943    PC 7943   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7944    PC 7944   --------   --------   03/08/82   --------
 7945    PC 7945   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7946    PC 7946   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7947    PC 7947   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7948    PC 7948   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7949    PC 7949   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7950    PC 7950   --------   05/??/78   --------   --------
 7951    PC 7951   10/??/76   --------   --------   --------
 7952    PC 7952   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7953    PC 7953   --------   --------   --------   10/??/82
 7954    PC 7954   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7955    PC 7955   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7956    PC 7956   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7957    PC 7957   --------   12/??/77   --------   --------
 7958    PC 7958   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7959    PC 7959   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7960    PC 7960   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7961    PC 7961   11/??/76   05/09/78   --------   --------
 7962    PC 7962   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7963    PC 7963   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7964    PC 7964   --------   02/17/79   --------   --------
 7965    PC 7965   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7966    PC 7966   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7967    PC 7967   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7968    PC 7968   --------   05/??/77   --------   04/28/83
 7969    PC 7969   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7970    PC 7970   --------   --------   09/06/82   --------
 7971    PC 7971   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7972    PC 7972   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7973    PC 7973   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7974    PC 7974   --------   11/08/76   --------   --------
 7975    PC 7975   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7976    PC 7976   --------   06/??/79   --------   --------
 7977    PC 7977   06/02/76   --------   --------   --------
 7978    PC 7978   --------   04/??/78   --------   --------
 7979    PC 7979   --------   05/20/79   --------   --------
 7980    PC 7980   --------   02/28/79   --------   --------
 7981    PC 7981   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7982    PC 7982   --------   --------   06/??/83   --------
 7983    PC 7983   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7984    PC 7984   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7985    PC 7985   --------   --------   --------   07/26/79
 7986    PC 7986   06/??/76   05/??/77   --------   --------
 7987    PC 7987   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7988    PC 7988   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7989    PC 7989   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7990    PC 7990   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7991    PC 7991   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7992    PC 7992   --------   07/??/78   --------   --------
 7993    PC 7993   --------   --------   --------   07/??/78
 7994    PC 7994   08/??/76   06/??/77   --------   --------
 7995    PC 7995   01/??/77   --------   --------   --------
 7996    PC 7996   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7997    PC 7997   --------   --------   --------   --------
 7998    PC 7998   11/16/76   --------   --------   --------
 7999    PC 7999   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8000    PC 8000   06/??/76   --------   06/20/83   --------
 8001    PC 8001   04/28/76   --------   --------   --------
 8002    PC 8002   --------   --------   05/??/81   --------
 8003    PC 8003   12/??/76   --------   --------   11/??/83
 8004    PC 8004   --------   --------   05/??/81   --------
 8005    PC 8005   --------   --------   11/??/83   --------
 8006    PC 8006   --------   02/10/78   11/??/82   --------
 8007    PC 8007   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8008    PC 8008   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8009    PC 8009   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8010    PC 8010   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8011    PC 8011   --------   --------   --------   08/14/78
 8012    PC 8012   --------   04/09/79   --------   --------
 8013    PC 8013   03/19/77   08/??/78   --------   --------
 8014    PC 8014   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8015    PC 8015   --------   08/??/78   --------   --------
 8016    PC 8016   --------   04/27/79   --------   --------
 8017    PC 8017   --------   10/08/77   --------   --------
 8018    PC 8018   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8019    PC 8019   --------   08/??/77   --------   --------
 8020    PC 8020   02/??/77   08/??/77   --------   --------
 8021    PC 8021   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8022    PC 8022   --------   06/??/77   --------   --------
 8023    PC 8023   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8024    PC 8024   06/??/76   06/06/79   --------   --------
 8025    PC 8025   --------   07/??/77   --------   --------
 8026    PC 8026   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8027    PC 8027   --------   06/??/77   --------   --------
 8028    PC 8028   --------   06/??/78   11/24/78   --------
 8029    PC 8029   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8030    PC 8030   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8031    PC 8031   11/??/76   --------   --------   --------
 8032    PC 8032   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8033    PC 8033   --------   03/??/77   12/??/77   --------
 8034    PC 8034   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8035    PC 8035   05/05/76   --------   --------   09/??/82
 8036    PC 8036   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8037    PC 8037   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8038    PC 8038   --------   06/??/78   --------   --------
 8039    PC 8039   --------   08/??/78   --------   --------
 8040    PC 8040   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8041    PC 8041   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8042    PC 8042   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8043    PC 8043   --------   12/20/77   --------   --------
 8044    PC 8044   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8045    PC 8045   --------   10/??/78   09/07/85   --------
 8046    PC 8046   04/31/77   --------   --------   --------
 8047    PC 8047   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8048    PC 8048   --------   01/30/77   --------   --------
 8049    PC 8049   --------   05/??/77   --------   --------
 8050    PC 8050   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8051    PC 8051   03/??/77   07/??/78   --------   --------
 8052    PC 8052   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8053    PC 8053   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8054    PC 8054   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8055    PC 8055   --------   10/07/78   --------   --------
 8056    PC 8056   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8057    PC 8057   --------   11/28/79   --------   --------
 8058    PC 8058   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8059    PC 8059   --------   11/28/79   --------   --------
 8060    PC 8060   --------   --------   10/31/82   --------
 8061    PC 8061   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8062    PC 8062   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8063    PC 8063   --------   12/30/77   --------   --------
 8064    PC 8064   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8065    PC 8065   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8066    PC 8066   --------   --------   02/??/84   --------
 8067    PC 8067   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8068    PC 8068   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8069    PC 8069   10/??/77   --------   --------   --------
 8070    PC 8070   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8071    PC 8071   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8072    PC 8072   --------   07/??/78   02/19/83   --------
 8073    PC 8073   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8074    PC 8074   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8075    PC 8075   08/13/77   04/08/78   06/??/80   --------
 8076    PC 8076   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8077    PC 8077   08/??/76   --------   --------   --------
 8078    PC 8078   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8079    PC 8079   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8080    PC 8080   07/01/76   --------   --------   --------
 8081    PC 8081   --------   --------   10/23/81   --------
 8082    PC 8082   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8083    PC 8083   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8084    PC 8084   --------   03/??/78   --------   --------
 8085    PC 8085   --------   --------   --------   10/??/85
 8086    PC 8086   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8087    PC 8087   --------   --------   04/22/80   --------
 8088    PC 8088   --------   --------   12/??/83   --------
 8089    PC 8089   11/18/76   --------   --------   01/19/80
 8090    PC 8090   --------   07/??/78   --------   --------
 8091    PC 8091   09/??/77   --------   --------   --------
 8092    PC 8092   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8093    PC 8093   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8094    PC 8094   --------   06/15/78   --------   --------
 8095    PC 8095   11/??/77   --------   09/16/81   --------
 8096    PC 8096   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8097    PC 8097   04/29/77   05/??/78   --------   06/22/81
 8098    PC 8098   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8099    PC 8099   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8100    PC 8100   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8101    PC 8101   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8102    PC 8102   06/02/76   --------   --------   --------
 8103    PC 8103   --------   05/10/78   10/03/81   --------
 8104    PC 8104   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8105    PC 8105   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8106    PC 8106   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8107    PC 8107   05/20/76   03/06/77   --------   --------
 8108    PC 8108   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8109    PC 8109   --------   10/10/78   05/??/79   --------
 8110    PC 8110   --------   --------   09/??/82   --------
 8111    PC 8111   --------   --------   ??/??/83   --------
 8112    PC 8112   06/02/76   --------   03/10/84   --------
 8113    PC 8113   --------   10/09/79   --------   --------
 8114    PC 8114   05/22/77   --------   --------   06/??/83
 8115    PC 8115   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8116    PC 8116   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8117    PC 8117   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8118    PC 8118   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8119    PC 8119   10/??/76   --------   --------   --------
 8120    PC 8120   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8121    PC 8121   --------   10/15/77   01/19/78   --------
 8122    PC 8122   --------   08/??/78   02/19/83   --------
 8123    PC 8123   06/??/76   --------   --------   --------
 8124    PC 8124   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8125    PC 8125   09/??/76   --------   --------   --------
 8126    PC 8126   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8127    PC 8127   --------   06/15/79   07/06/83   --------
 8128    PC 8128   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8129    PC 8129   --------   06/??/78   --------   --------
 8130    PC 8130   06/??/76   --------   --------   --------
 8131    PC 8131   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8132    PC 8132   06/23/77   --------   --------   --------
 8133    PC 8133   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8134    PC 8134   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8135    PC 8135   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8136    PC 8136   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8137    PC 8137   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8138    PC 8138   --------   02/??/78   --------   --------
 8139    PC 8139   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8140    PC 8140   05/04/76   --------   --------   --------
 8141    PC 8141   --------   --------   --------   07/25/81
 8142    PC 8142   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8143    PC 8143   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8144    PC 8144   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8145    PC 8145   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8146    PC 8146   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8147    PC 8147   --------   --------   --------   02/14/79
 8148    PC 8148   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8149    PC 8149   --------   02/25/78   --------   --------
 8150    PC 8150   05/01/77   05/02/78   04/06/86   --------
 8151    PC 8151   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8152    PC 8152   --------   06/08/79   --------   --------
 8153    PC 8153   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8154    PC 8154   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8155    PC 8155   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8156    PC 8156   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8157    PC 8157   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8158    PC 8158   --------   --------   04/04/83   --------
 8159    PC 8159   --------   --------   --------   12/29/84
 8160    PC 8160   --------   --------   11/07/81   --------
 8161    PC 8161   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8162    PC 8162   --------   --------   --------   --------
 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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