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CR C30-7 The C30-7 is one of General Electric's second generation diesels and was introduced in September 1976. It superseded the U30C, U33C, and U36C. A standard C30-7 is a 3,000 horsepower, 16-cylinder, six-axle locomotive. Conrail purchased 10 of these units (CR 6600-6609) in 1977, their first new six-axle power since becoming a railroad. These units were equipped with an anticlimber, a two-strap cab signal box on the left side walkway behind the cab, a blanked short hood headlight casing, a pilot plow, plus standard marker lights. Many of the units had a star next to the road number and in small letters 'TEST UNIT' under the model designation. On May 3, 1991, Conrail retired units 6600, 6601, 6602, 6603, and 6604 and placed them in storage. In 1992 and 1993, Conrail reactivated these units in their lease fleet, where they could be seen on railroads such as the Southern Pacific. All the units in series CR 6600-6609 eventually were retired for the final time by September 1995.

Conrail also purchased a number of C30-7's second-hand from Santa Fe, which had grown tired of the temperamental units. In December 1989, Santa Fe sold 57 C30-7's back to GE as part of a deal to purchase new B40-8's. GE leased a number of these units out to various railroads, stenciling them on the frame sill with the initials LEM. Mostly in 1993, Conrail picked up a number of these units, plus additional former ATSF C30-7's, and repainted them blue with a small CRL stencil on the cab. Some units eventually had the "L" painted out, leaving only the stenciled "CR" on the cab. To make matters just a bit more confusing, some units were pressed into Conrail service while still in ATSF colors. Most of these units were eventually repainted CRL, but there still is a bit more confusion.

Comprehensive C30-7 Rosters [Download PDF Version ]
The rosters below cover those units operated by Conrail from the arrival of the first unit in 1977 to the arrival of the former-ATSF units. Thanks to Martin Bauman for providing info on the C30-7 500 series roster. Roster source The Santa Fe Railway Historical & Modeling Society, the Diesel Shop, X2200 South, and various other sources and railfans. CR and CRL rosters updated 9-1-16 to include individual units, first dispositions, and build numbers. Note that most CRL units sold to Cycle Systems were scrapped, though a few were resold to HELM and other leasing firms.
Unit #    Built         Retired  First Disposition             Note
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CR 6600   11-77 41626   09/95    to HLCX 587 (rblt as C36M)     (1)
CR 6601   11-77 41627   09/95    to BCOL 3621                   (1)
CR 6602   11-77 41628   09/95    to HLCX 599 (rblt as C36-7EM)  (1)
CR 6603   11-77 41629   09/95    to PRSX 3622                   (1)
CR 6604   11-77 41630   09/95    to HLCX 593 (rblt as C36-7EM)
CR 6605   11-77 41631   09/95    to PRSX 3625
CR 6606   11-77 41632   09/95    to HLCX 594 (rblt as C36M)
CR 6607   11-77 41633   09/95    to PRSX 3625
CR 6608   11-77 41634   09/95    to PRSX 3623
CR 6609   11-77 41635   09/95    to BCOL 3624
Notes:
1. Retired 05/03/91, placed in storage. Reactivated in 1992 and 1993 for Conrail's lease fleet.

Unit #    To CR   Former      Built         First Disposition                     Note
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CRL 500   ??/93   ATSF 8010   12-77 41663   to Cycle Systems scrap before 06-97   
CRL 501   ??/93   ATSF 8011   12-77 41664   to Cycle Systems scrap before 06-97
CRL 502   ??/93   ATSF 8012   12-77 41665   to Cycle Systems scrap before 06-97
CRL 503   ??/93   ATSF 8013   12-77 41666   to Cycle Systems scrap before 06-97   (1) 
CRL 504   ??/93   ATSF 8014   12-77 41667   to GECX 01-99
CRL 505   ??/93   ATSF 8016   12-77 41669   to GECX 01-99                         (1)
CRL 506   ??/93   ATSF 8018   12-77 41671   to Cycle Systems scrap before 06-97   
CRL 507   ??/93   ATSF 8019   12-77 41672   to Cycle Systems scrap before 06-97   (1)
CRL 508   ??/93   ATSF 8020   03-78 41687   to RMDI ??-97
CRL 509   ??/93   ATSF 8022   03-78 41689   to Cycle Systems scrap before 06-97
CRL 510   ??/93   ATSF 8024   03-78 41691   to Cycle Systems scrap before 06-97
CRL 511   ??/93   ATSF 8027   03-78 41694   to Cycle Systems scrap before 06-97
CRL 512   ??/93   ATSF 8028   03-78 41695   to Cycle Systems scrap 06-97
CRL 513   ??/93   ATSF 8029   03-78 41666   to GECX 01-99
CRL 514   ??/93   ATSF 8030   04-78 41697   to Cycle Systems scrap 06-97
CRL 515   ??/93   ATSF 8031   04-78 41698   to Cycle Systems scrap 06-97
CRL 516   ??/93   ATSF 8033   06-78 41700   to GE Leasing 01-99
CRL 517   ??/93   ATSF 8034   06-78 41701   to NYSW ??-97
CRL 518   ??/93   ATSF 8036   06-78 41703   to NYSW ??-97
CRL 519   ??/93   ATSF 8037   06-78 41704   to NYSW ??-97
CRL 520   ??/93   ATSF 8038   06-78 41705   to Cycle Systems scrap 06-97
CRL 521   ??/93   ATSF 8039   06-78 41706   to Cycle Systems scrap 06-97
CRL 522   ??/93   ATSF 8040   06-78 41707   to GECX 01-99
CRL 523   ??/93   ATSF 8041   06-78 41708   to GECX 01-99
CRL 524   ??/93   ATSF 8042   06-78 41709   to GECX 01-99
CRL 525   ??/93   ATSF 8043   06-78 41710   to NYSW ??-97
CRL 526   ??/93   ATSF 8045   06-78 41712   to GECX 01-99
CRL 527   ??/93   ATSF 8047   06-78 41714   to Cycle Systems scrap 06-97
CRL 528   ??/93   ATSF 8048   06-78 41715   to Cycle Systems scrap before 06-97
CRL 529   ??/93   ATSF 8049   06-78 41716   to GECX 01-99
CRL 530   ??/93   ATSF 8051   06-78 41718   to Cycle Systems scrap before 06-97   (1)
CRL 531   ??/93   ATSF 8052   06-78 41719   to Cycle Systems scrap before 06-97
CRL 532   ??/93   ATSF 8054   06-78 41721   to GECX 01-99
CRL 533   ??/93   ATSF 8055   06-78 41722   to GECX 01-99                         (1)
CRL 534   ??/93   ATSF 8057   06-78 41724   to NYSW ??-97
CRL 535   ??/93   ATSF 8059   10-78 42081   to GECX 01-99 
CRL 536   03/94   ATSF 8060   10-78 42082   to GECX 01-99 
CRL 537   03/94   ATSF 8061   10-78 42083   to GECX 01-99                         (1)
CRL 538   03/94   ATSF 8062   10-78 42084   to RMDI ??-97
CRL 539   03/94   ATSF 8063   10-78 42085   to GECX 01-99                         (1)
CRL 540   03/94   ATSF 8064   04-79 42375   to GECX 01-99
CRL 541   03/94   ATSF 8065   04-79 42376   to GECX 01-99
CRL 542   03/94   ATSF 8068   05-79 42379   to GECX 542 01-99                     (1)
CRL 543   03/94   ATSF 8069   05-79 42380   to GECX 543 01-99                     (1)
CRL 544   03/94   ATSF 8070   05-79 42381   to GECX 01-99                         (1)
CRL 545   03/94   ATSF 8071   05-79 42382   to GECX 01-99
CRL 546   03/94   ATSF 8073   05-79 42384   to HLGX before 03-99                  (1)
CRL 547   03/94   ATSF 8074   05-79 42385   to NYSW ??-97
CRL 548   03/94   ATSF 8076   05-79 42387   to GECX 548 01-99                     (1)
CRL 549   03/94   ATSF 8080   05-79 42391   to GECX 01-99                         (1)
CRL 550   03/94   ATSF 8081   05-79 42392   to NYSW ??-97                         (1)
CRL 551   03/94   ATSF 8082   05-79 42393   to GECX 01-99
CRL 552   03/94   ATSF 8083   05-79 42394   to GECX 01-99
CRL 553   03/94   ATSF 8085   05-79 42396   to NYSW ??-97                         (1)
CRL 554   03/94   ATSF 8086   05-79 42397   to GECX 01-99                         (1)
CRL 555   03/94   ATSF 8088   05-79 42399   to GECX 01-99                         (1)
CRL 556   03/94   ATSF 8089   05-79 42400   to GECX 556 01-99                     (1)
CRL 557   03/94   ATSF 8090   05-79 42401   to GECX 01-99                         (1)
CRL 558   03/94   ATSF 8091   05-79 42402   to GECX 01-99
CRL 559   03/94   ATSF 8092   05-79 42403   to GECX 01-99
CRL 560   03/94   ATSF 8094   05-79 42405   to GECX 01-99
CRL 561   03/94   ATSF 8097   05-79 42408   to GECX 01-99
CRL 562   03/94   ATSF 8098   05-79 42409   to GECX 01-99
CRL 563   ??/93   ATSF 8023   03-78 41690   to GECX 01-99
CRL 564   ??/93   ATSF 8026   03-78 41693   to GECX 01-99
CRL 565   ??/93   ATSF 8046   06-78 41713   to GECX 01-99
CRL 566   ??/93   ATSF 8053   06-78 41720   to GECX 01-99
CRL 567   ??/93   ATSF 8075   05-79 42386   to Cycle Systems scrap before 07-96   (1)
CRL 568   ??/93   ATSF 8096   05-79 42407   to GECX 01-99
Notes:
1. Unit delivered to Conrail in SPSF colors.

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