Conrail SD38 locomotive photos. Always updating.

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May 7, 2004


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Conrail SD38 The SD38 was not one of the most popular road switchers that EMD produced during the late 1960s and into the early 1970s. In April 1970 Penn Central received 35 units from EMD (PC 6925-6959), nearly half of all SD38's produced. In 1976 all 35 locomotives were passed onto Conrail (CR 6925-6959) and the fleet remained intact until 1997. EMD designed the SD38 as a slow-speed, short-distance locomotive for heavy haul service. They were locomotives best suited to the slow, heavy work of hump or yard service.

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
 ==================================================================
 6925    PC 6925   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6926    PC 6926   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6927    PC 6927   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6928    PC 6928   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6929    PC 6929   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6930    PC 6930   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6931    PC 6931   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6932    PC 6932   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6933    PC 6933   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6934    PC 6934   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6935    PC 6935   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6936    PC 6936   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6937    PC 6937   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6938    PC 6938   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6939    PC 6939   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6940    PC 6940   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6941    PC 6941   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6942    PC 6942   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6943    PC 6943   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6944    PC 6944   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6945    PC 6945   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6946    PC 6946   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6947    PC 6947   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6948    PC 6948   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6949    PC 6949   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6950    PC 6950   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6951    PC 6951   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6952    PC 6952   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6953    PC 6953   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6954    PC 6954   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6955    PC 6955   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6956    PC 6956   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6957    PC 6957   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6958    PC 6958   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6959    PC 6959   --------   --------   --------   --------
 Roster Notes:
  1 = CR 2103 has no large logo.
  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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