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Former PC 9506.
Location: Hollidaysburg, PA   1997
Photo Online: April 25, 2006
CR 9506
Mike Stolter - Hollidaysburg, PA   1997
CR 9506
Mike Stolter (114K)

Broadside view of unit that has still escaped the CR stencils several months after the Conrail merger.
Location: Toledo, OH (Stanley Yard)   2-77
Photo Online: February 6, 2000
PC 9506
Steve Geisler - Toledo, OH (Stanley Yard)   2-77
(CR 9506) PC 9506
Steve Geisler (77K)

Former PC unit.
Location: (Bayview Yard) Baltimore, MD   1986
Photo Online: April 27, 2016
CR 9524
Ralph Molesworth - (Bayview Yard) Baltimore, MD   1986
CR 9524
Ralph Molesworth (141K)

The Hershey switdher at the end of Conrail, start of NS.
Location: Hershey, PA   6-15-99
Photo Online: April 29, 2015
CR 9526
Robert Waller - Hershey, PA   6-15-99
CR 9526
Robert Waller (173K)

A different angle of 9526 above.
Location: Hershey, PA   6-15-99
Photo Online: April 29, 2015
CR 9526
Robert Waller - Hershey, PA   6-15-99
CR 9526
Robert Waller (168K)

Another engine on WPRE-10. Note the brand-new winterization cover on the front grill. These can be easily made using stained linen without starch and some scrap styrene or balsa. Former PC 9527.
Location: West Lawn, PA   12-22-96
Photo Online: April 25, 2006
CR 9527
Robert Waller - West Lawn, PA   12-22-96
CR 9527
Robert Waller (81K)

Safety striped have been applied. Former PC 9531.
Location: Reading, PA   7-2-98
Photo Online: April 25, 2006
CR 9531 SW1500
John Schodowski - Reading, PA   7-2-98
CR 9531
John Schodowski (67K)

9552 takes a rest from its duties at Holidaysburg.
Location: Holidaysburg, PA   6-01-98
Photo Online:March 28, 2003
CR 9552
Roger Durfee - Holidaysburg, PA   6-01-98
CR 9552
Roger Durfee (57K)

The winterization cover is a bit older on this unit, but still fairly new. The old covers with a dark tan canvas. These look more like plastic. Former PC 9562.
Location: West Lawn, PA   12-23-96
Photo Online: April 25, 2006
CR 9562
Robert Waller - West Lawn, PA   12-23-96
CR 9562
Robert Waller (81K)

As a young kid, Ben shot 9563 with a 110 instamatic camera.
Location: Rochester, NY (Goodman Street Yard)   2-80
Photo Online: November 18, 2007

Ben Vernille - Rochester, NY (Goodman Street Yard)   2-80
xPC 9563
Ben Vernille (215K)

Check the extremely small 'CONRAIL' on the side of the hood! Former PC 9569.
Location: Macedonia, OH   3-28-92
Photo Online: January 8, 1999
CR 9569 SW1500
Arnie Morscher - Macedonia, OH   3-28-92
CR 9569
Arnie Morscher (118K)

Originally built in 1973 as PC 9577. Eastbound light engine move.
Location: Huntington, MA   1-4-86
Photo Online: December 17, 2007

Carl Weber - Huntington, MA   1-4-86
CR 9577
Carl Weber (183K)

Taken 6 months after the Conrail take over, this unit was still in PC paint.
Location: Buffalo, NY (Frontier Yard)   12-22-77
Photo Online: January 8, 1999
PC 9582 SW1500
Arnie Morscher - Buffalo, NY (Frontier Yard)   12-22-77
(CR 9582) PC 9582
Arnie Morscher (54K)

Four years after the merger, the black paint is starting to wear off the old RDG logo and numbers on this unit.
Location: Unknown   4-23-80
Photo Online: April 25, 2006
xRDG 9589
Joe Testagrose Coll. - 4-23-80
xRDG 9589
Joe Testagrose Coll. (90K)

Former RDG 2751. Built 1966.
Location: Metuchen, NJ   4-76
Photo Online: September 19, 1998
xRDG 9590 SW1500
Bob Dobrowolski - Metuchen, NJ   4-76
xRDG 9590
Bob Dobrowolski (67K)

Former RDG 2754 has been repainted blue and even got a CR sticker on the cab. Plus it still has its builder plate.
Location: Philadelphia, PA (Frankford Junction)   2-84
Photo Online: April 25, 2006
CR 9594
John Bondura - Philadelphia, PA (Frankford Junction)   2-84
CR 9594
John Bondura (76K)

Former RDG 2756 sits on the ready track. Notice the block-style numbering on the cab. I only saw a few locos get such numbering.
Location: Philadelphia, PA (Frankford Junction)   5-83
Photo Online:June 4, 2002
xRDG 9595
John Bondura - Philadelphia, PA (Frankford Junction)   5-83
xRDG 9595
John Bondura (74K)

Former RDG 2765.
Location: Unknown   1991
Photo Online: February 19, 2005
CR 9615
Reed Estabrook - 1991
CR 9615
Reed Estabrook (65K)

Former RDG 2770. Built 1969.
Location: Meadows, NJ   4-78
Photo Online: September 19, 1998
xRDG 9620 SW1500
Bob Dobrowolski - Meadows, NJ   4-78
xRDG 9620
Bob Dobrowolski (55K)

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