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Plainville, CT., based local WNPL-18, consisting of GP9 7054 and transfer caboose 18257, resting at its home base of Plainville yard.
Location: Plainville, CT   Unknown
Photo Online: October 7, 2007
CR 7054
Carl Weber - Plainville, CT   Unknown
CR 7054
Carl Weber (174K)

Former PC/PRR 7059 sits in the deadline after nearly 30 years of service.
Location: Selkirk, NY   1984
Photo Online: May 26, 2004

Scott Wisner - Selkirk, NY   1984
xPC 7059
Scott Wisner (95K)

Former Penn Central geep.
Location: Perryville, MD   5-30-77
Photo Online: December 1, 1999

Joe Testagrose Coll - Perryville, MD   5-30-77
xPC 7104
Joe Testagrose Coll. (66K)

Ahh, the smell of fresh Conrail paint! Under all that blue is former PC/PRR 7198.
Location: Marion, OH   8-13-78
Photo Online: July 4, 1998

Arnie Morscher - Marion, OH   8-13-78
CR 7198
Arnie Morscher (80K)

Another CR stencil job, this time on former PC/PRR 7207.
Location: Marion, OH   8-13-78
Photo Online: July 4, 1998

Arnie Morscher - Marion, OH   8-13-78
xPC 7207
Arnie Morscher (85K)

Charlie says that he was 17 when he shot this photo and that it was probably the last shot he took before laying down the camera for more than 20 years.
Location: Easton, PA   3-79
Photo Online:April 11, 2002

Charlie O'Hay - Easton, PA   3-79
CR 7240
Charlie O'Hay (121K)

Note the small CR stencils applied to this unit and the CR number on the cab.
Location: Philadelphia, PA (Frankford Junction)   2-84
Photo Online:June 4, 2002

John Bondura - Philadelphia, PA (Frankford Junction)   2-84
xPC 7241
John Bondura (107K)

Still in its stencils at this late date, it would never be repainted.
Location: Enola, PA   1986
Photo Online: April 27, 2016
xPC 7259
Ralph Molesworth - Enola, PA   1986
xPC 7259
Ralph Molesworth (234K)

A tired GP9 sits idle awaiting its next assignment. Former PC/PRR 7266.
Location: Marion, OH   7-7-78
Photo Online: May 12, 1999

Arnie Morscher - Marion, OH   7-7-78
CR 7266
Arnie Morscher (61K)

The old New Haven logo and paint are clearly visible as the unit sits in the scrap line.
Location: Selkirk, NY   1985
Photo Online: March 26, 2004

Scott Wisner - Selkirk, NY   1985
xPC 7272
Scott Wisner (127K)

Don also caught 7272 when it was working.
Location: Altoona, PA   7-85
Photo Online: May 30, 2004
xPC 7272
Don Oltmann - Altoona, PA   7-85
xPC 7272
Don Oltmann (63K)

A former New Haven (NH 1211) sits in the dead line. Note the lack of large logo on the side.
Location: Selkirk, NY   2-85
Photo Online: May 26, 2004
CR 7281
Scott Wisner - Selkirk, NY   2-85
CR 7281
Scott Wisner (129K)

Former PRR/PC unit.
Location: Braintree, MA   6-3-79
Photo Online: December 17, 1999
CR 7292
Joe Testagrose Coll. - Braintree, MA   6-3-79
CR 7292
Joe Testagrose Coll. (55K)

This geep equipped with rooftop air tanks for passenger service, knicknamed torpedo tubes, has a bit of history. Originally numbered as NYC 5937, was later changed to PC 7509, then renumbered as PC 7337, then as CR 7337.
Location: Salamanca, NY   8-5-78
Photo Online: November 26, 1998
xPC 7337
Arnie Morscher - Salamanca, NY   8-5-78
xPC 7337
Arnie Morscher (61K)

Ooooo! Check out the neat freight cars in this shot. Oh yeah, you also might want to check that CR-stenciled GP9, former PC/PRR 7479.
Location: Jamestown, NY   8-5-78
Photo Online: May 12, 1999
xPC 7344
Arnie Morscher - Jamestown, NY   8-5-78
xPC 7344
Arnie Morscher (100K)

In the scrap line at Pielet Brothers.
Location: McCook, IL   12-25-94
Photo Online: July 10, 2009

Alan Gaines - McCook, IL   12-25-94
CR 7414
Alan Gaines (204K)

Another 1956 New York Central unit turned over to Conrail.
Location: Grand Rapids, MI   5-25-81
Photo Online: July 10, 2009

Alan Gaines - Grand Rapids, MI   5-25-81
xPC 7420
Alan Gaines (232K)

Originally built in December 1956 as NYC 6025, it became NYC/PC 7426.
Location: Conway, PA   12-9-84
Photo Online: July 10, 2009

Alan Gaines - Conway, PA   12-9-84
CR 7426
Alan Gaines (186K)

Conrail 7435 was originally NYC 6035. Conrail kept it assigned to Ontario. If you look on the lower right of the loco's frame you'll notice "St. Thomas" stenciled there.
Location: Windsor, Ontario   9-18-83
Photo Online: January 31, 2006
CR 7435
Earl Minnis - Windsor, Ontario   9-18-83
CR 7435
Earl Minnis (96K)

Another former NYC GP9 (xNYC 6036), the CR 7436 has been repainted early. It doesn't have a CR logo yet, but it does have the black lower frame indicating that the unit is to remain in Canada service only.
Location: Windsor, ON   10-1-76
Photo Online: January 31, 2006
CR 7436
Earl Minnis - Windsor, ON   10-1-76
CR 7436
Earl Minnis (106K)

Another shot of 7436 three years later. It now has its full CR logo.
Location: Windsor, Ontario   9-14-79
Photo Online: January 31, 2006
CR 7436
Earl Minnis - Windsor, Ontario   9-14-79
CR 7436
Earl Minnis (100K)

A torpedo-tube geep of NYC heritage (xNYC 6039).
Location: Windsor, Ontario   9-19-82
Photo Online: January 31, 2006
CR 7439
Earl Minnis - Windsor, Ontario   9-19-82
CR 7439
Earl Minnis (100K)

Another tube geep from the NYC painted for Ontario service.
Location: Windsor, Ontario   5-11-77
Photo Online: January 31, 2006
CR 7440
Earl Minnis - Windsor, Ontario   5-11-77
CR 7440
Earl Minnis (93K)

Conrail inherited two GP9's from the Lehigh Valley, LV 300 and LV 301, which became CR 7476 and CR 7477 respectively. If you like weathering and the transition days of Conrail, as I do, you'll love the challenge this locomotive poses. Looks like the paint has worn off down to the primer in many spots.
Location: Clayton, DE   2-82
Photo Online: November 24, 1998
xLV 7476 GP9
Robert Palmer - Clayton, DE   2-82
xLV 7476
Robert Palmer (51K)

Note the paper air filter on this unit, the box on top of the long hood. Former EL/ERIE 1261.
Location: Marion, OH   7-7-78
Photo Online: May 12, 1999
CR 7479 GP9
Arnie Morscher - Marion, OH   7-7-78
CR 7479
Arnie Morscher (67K)


Lehigh Valley:

LV 300 was already worn and 20 years old when Arnie shot this in 1977. By 1982, as Robert Palmer's photo of it above in CR stencils show, it was even worse. Conrail inherited two GP9's from the Lehigh Valley, LV 300 and LV 301, which became CR 7476 and CR 7477 respectively.
Location: Scranton, PA   6-19-77
Photo Online: June 3, 1998
LV 300 GP9
Arnie Morscher - Scranton, PA   6-19-77
LV 300
Arnie Morscher (146K)

Another shot of LV 300 taken a year before the Conrail merger, though the locomotive did change at during that time.
Location: Bethlehem, PA   4-75
Photo Online:August 5, 2001
LV 300
Joe Testagrosse Coll. - Bethlehem, PA   4-75
LV 300
Joe Testagrosse Coll. (109K)

Conrail is only weeks away as LV 301 sits in front of a line of Lehigh Valley geeps in Oak Island. LV 304, the second in line, is one of LV's GP18's, LV 304, which became CR 7498.
Location: Oak Island, NJ   3-15-76
Photo Online:August 5, 2001
LV 301
Joe Testagrosse Coll. - Oak Island, NJ   3-15-76
LV 301
Joe Testagrosse Coll. (104K)


Penn Central:

Check the PRR keystone showing on the nose. Former PC/PRR 7140.
Location: Marion, OH   7-7-78
Photo Online: November 26, 1998
xPC 7170 GP9
Arnie Morscher - Marion, OH   7-7-78
PC 7140
Arnie Morscher (75K)

7243 was one of the few units to be painted with the experimental red "P," which has become visible again.
Location: Unkown   2-11-78
Photo Online: September 10, 2003
PC 7243
Mike Szilagyi - 2-11-78
PC 7243
Mike Szilagyi (49K)

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