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The lack of maintenance on these locomotives can bee seen on this unit in the form of rust and grime. Even though these units were repainted into the gray Ballast Express scheme, Conrail did not perform their usual overhauls prior to repainting as they did on other locos. It must be tough being orphan locomotives!
Location: Unknown  
Photo Online: October 18, 1998
CR 6610 C32-8
Doug Trueblood
CR 6610
Doug Trueblood (44K)

By 1996 the 6610 had been repainted into the Ballast Express scheme as seen here on a foggy morning.
Location: Sayre, PA   1996
Photo Online: May 30, 2000
CR 6610
Tom Hannon - Sayre, PA   1996
CR 6610
Tom Hannon (79K)

Close up view of the units cab and front of the engine.
Location: Sayre, PA   1996
Photo Online: May 30, 2000
CR 6610
Tom Hannon - Sayre, PA   1996
CR 6610
Tom Hannon (107K)

I happen to love this shot of the cab showing all the detail.
Location: Sayre, PA   1996
Photo Online: May 30, 2000
CR 6610
Tom Hannon - Sayre, PA   1996
CR 6610
Tom Hannon (101K)

Talk about weathering! Blown engines, oil leaks, and other problems plagued these locomotives. The demanding nature of ballast service didn't help them either!
Location: Harrisburg, PA   7-21-98
Photo Online: August 8, 1998
CR 6611 C32-8
Tom Wolfgang - Harrisburg, PA   7-21-98
CR 6611
Tom Wolfgang (91K)

6612 is looking more than than gray in this shot.
Location: Berea, OH   1-30-99
Photo Online: June 11, 2000
CR 6612
Arnie Morscher - Berea, OH   1-30-99
CR 6612
Arnie Morscher (145K)

A detail shot of the fuel tank area. A crew member wrote in the grime his thoughts on the unit. I thought everyone loved these engines? Hmmm....
Location: Berea, OH   1-30-99
Photo Online: June 11, 2000
CR 6612
Arnie Morscher - Berea, OH   1-30-99
CR 6612
Arnie Morscher (133K)

The C32-8's were delivered with short, horizontal handrails on the nose, but nearly all units eventually had these replace with larger versions that also extended down the side of the nose, making it easier to climb onto the pilot.
Location: Conway, PA   [no date]
Photo Online: March 17, 2000
CR 6613
Steve Geisler - Conway, PA
CR 6613
Steve Geisler (73K)

This photo shows off the details of the front pilot, nose, and cab very well. The unit retained its original short nose handrail even after being repainted in the Ballast Express scheme.
Location: Unknown
Photo Online: October 18, 1998
CR 6613 C32-8
Doug Trueblood
CR 6613
Doug Trueblood (59K)

6614 is passing by the parking garage in Altoona.
Location: Altoona, PA   8-98
Photo Online: April 25, 2006
CR 6614
Mike Stolter - Altoona, PA   8-98
CR 6614
Mike Stolter (113K)

Repainted in the Ballast Express scheme.
Location: Unknown
Photo Online: March 17, 2000
CR 6615
Steve Geisler
CR 6615
Steve Geisler (56K)

This and the following shot of 6617 were taken when the unit was still painted in its as-delivered blue.
Location: Unknown
Photo Online: October 18, 1998
CR 6617 C32-8
Doug Trueblood
CR 6617
Doug Trueblood (54K)

In this and the above shot of 6617, you can really see the wear-and-tear that GE's fuel tanks experienced. The heavy rust seems to be a hallmark of these tanks.
Location: Unknown
Photo Online: October 18, 1998
CR 6617 C32-8
Doug Trueblood
CR 6617
Doug Trueblood (54K)

Elevated shot of 6617 prior to being repainted gray. Still has it's 'L' from being leased to the SP.
Location: Selkirk, NY   7-96
Photo Online: October 14, 1999
CR 6617
Rob Russell - Selkirk, NY   7-96
CR 6617
Rob Russell (118K)

Overhead detail shot of the rear fan grills and exhaust stack.
Location: Selkirk, NY   7-96
Photo Online: October 14, 1999
CR 6617
Rob Russell - Selkirk, NY   7-96
CR 6617
Rob Russell (86K)

The 6617 has been repainted in the still fairly new Ballast Express scheme and is paired with sister C32-8 CR 6618 below. Modelers take note--these two locos were the power on a regular freight train. As you can see, they didn't always haul ballast cars!
Location: Reading, PA (CP Belt)   6-97
Photo Online: May 8, 1998
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Bob Waller - Reading, PA (CP Belt)   6-97
CR 6617
Bob Waller (58K)

Shot of the engineer side cab. Still has the 'L' from being leased to the SP.
Location: Selkirk, NY   7-96
Photo Online: October 14, 1999
CR 6618
Rob Russell - Selkirk, NY   7-96
CR 6618
Rob Russell (71K)

Paired with CR 6617 above in Ballast Express service, though I caught it in freight duty this early morning. The grime normally associated with these units has not shown up yet on 6618 when this photo was snapped--but it will.
Location: Reading, PA (CP Belt)   6-97
Photo Online: May 11, 1998
CR 6618
Bob Waller - Reading, PA (CP Belt)   6-97
CR 6618
Bob Waller (69K)

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