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In 1989, CR 6000-6021 were assigned to the Cincinnati, OH, area, where they were often pooled to Norfolk Southern for runs to Atlanta, GA. They were also pooled to CSX for runs to Louisville, KY.
Location: Unknown
Photo Online: March 17, 2000
CR 6000
Steve Geisler
CR 6000
Steve Geisler (58K)

In this shot taken five years earlier, 6001 does not have the Ball Harbor decal.
Location: Ashtabula, OH   6-21-91
Photo Online: June 18, 2004
CR 6001
Dave Trenn - Ashtabula, OH   6-21-91
CR 6001
Dave Trenn (122K)

A foggy morning sees 6001 mid-train. Note the B. Harbor markings on the cab wall. Check the C39-8 Detail Photos page for close up shots of this unit.
Location: Sayre, PA   1996
Photo Online: May 30, 2000
CR 6001
Tom Hannon - Sayre, PA   1996
CR 6001
Tom Hannon (79K)

Front section of locomotive on conductor's side.
Location: Sayre, PA   1996
Photo Online: May 30, 2000
CR 6001
Tom Hannon - Sayre, PA   1996
CR 6001
Tom Hannon (61K)

Rear section of locomotive on conductor's side.
Location: Sayre, PA   1996
Photo Online: May 30, 2000
CR 6001
Tom Hannon - Sayre, PA   1996
CR 6001
Tom Hannon (62K)

Note the B. Harbor markings on the cab of this unit.
Location: Sayre, PA   1996
Photo Online: May 30, 2000
CR 6001
Tom Hannon - Sayre, PA   1996
CR 6001
Tom Hannon (74K)

A good shot of the rear of the unit on the engineer's side.
Location: Sayre, PA   1996
Photo Online: May 30, 2000
CR 6001
Tom Hannon - Sayre, PA   1996
CR 6001
Tom Hannon (89K)

This unit has a typical oil leak.
Location: Syracuse, NY   2-25-99
Photo Online: May 30, 2004
CR 6003
John M. Terry - Syracuse, NY   2-25-99
CR 6003
John M. Terry (105K)

Rob captured this unit shortly after it had been returned from the Southern Pacific, where it had been in lease duty. SP placed a red L on each of the lease units. If anyone knows which units got these L's, which Conrail eventually removed, I will post the info.
Location: Oak Island, NJ   mid-1990's
Photo Online: October 3, 1999
CR 6005
Rob Russell - Oak Island, NJ   mid-1990's
CR 6005
Rob Russell (68K)

This C39-8 has had some accident repairs involving a repainted nose, since a general repaint would not have been warranted so soon after their construction. On the factory C39-8s, the 'Conrail' name on the nose was below the nose handrail.
Location: Unknown   1989
Photo Online: September 1, 2000
CR 6008
Kevin DeGroff
CR 6008
Kevin DeGroff (127K)

When delivered, the C39's had a single handrail on the nose of the engine. Unfortunately, this handrail caused a number of difficulties for the crews, so on all the C39's Conrail replaced the small handrail with two "L" shaped rails.
Location: Gang Mills, NY   7-11-87
Photo Online:July 8, 2002
CR 6012
Kevin DeGroff - Gang Mills, NY   7-11-87
CR 6012
Kevin DeGroff (139K)

I never really thought about this before: are those stickers under the rear vent wings, lights, or painted panels of some sort?
Location: Wyomissing, PA   9-96
Photo Online: May 11, 1998
CR 6013
Robert Waller - Wyomissing, PA   9-96<
CR 6013
Robert Waller (62K)

A tight telephoto shot of 6015 around 1995 on another one of those foggy Pennsylvania mornings.
Location: Sayre, PA   1995
Photo Online: May 30, 2000
CR 6015
Tom Hannon - Sayre, PA   1996
CR 6015
Tom Hannon (92K)

We see 6015 later that day at Athens doing some switching. Note the funky Conrail logo! See below for a close look.
Location: Athens, PA   1995
Photo Online: May 30, 2000
CR 6015
Tom Hannon - Athens, PA   1995
CR 6015
Tom Hannon (66K)

A closer look at that logo. And model railroaders worry about perfection. Learn from the prototype is my motto!
Location: Athens, PA   1995
Photo Online: May 30, 2000
CR 6015
Tom Hannon - Athens, PA   1995
CR 6015
Tom Hannon (26K)

What is it with these foggy overcast days? Here we see 6017 leading a freight out of Waverly.
Location: Waverly, PA   early 1990's
Photo Online: May 30, 2000
CR 6017
Tom Hannon - Waverly, PA   early 1990's
CR 6017
Tom Hannon (88K)

Another shot of 6017 from the conductor's side.
Location: Marysville, PA   1997
Photo Online: September 1, 2000
CR 6017
Kevin Degroff - Marysville, PA   1997
CR 6017
Kevin Degroff (101K)

Standard unit in Quality scheme without ditch lights.
Location: Wyomissing, PA   8-96
Photo Online: May 31, 1998
CR 6018 C39-8
Robert Waller - Wyomissing, PA   8-96<
CR 6018
Robert Waller (91K)

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