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A former PC unit showing some wear years after being repainted.
Location: Phoenixville, PA   9-83
Photo Online: February 7, 1999
CR 2700 U23B
Robert Palmer - Phoenixville, PA   9-83
CR 2700
Robert Palmer (74K)

Note this is an early repaint with the logo but no"Conrail" spelled out on the long hood.
Location: Akron, OH   11-76
Photo Online: November 20, 2004
CR 2711
Roger Durfee - Akron, OH   11-76
CR 2711
Roger Durfee (68K)

The oval cab windows have not been plated over yet on this unit.
Location: Unknown
Photo Online: March 17, 2000
CR 2716
Steve Geisler
CR 2716
Steve Geisler (63K)

By 1984 the side windows have been plated over and the paint job is starting to show signs of wear.
Location: Philadelphia, PA (Frankfort Junction)   9-84
Photo Online:June 4, 2002
CR 2716
John Bondura - Philadelphia, PA (Frankfort Junction)   9-84
CR 2716
John Bondura (81K)


Location: Enola, PA   5-86
Photo Online: June 5, 2015
CR 2723
Rakph Molesworth - Enola, PA   5-86
CR 2723
Rakph Molesworth (82K)

Oil leaks, rust, and grime--typical signs of uboats.
Location: Philadelphia, PA (Frankfort Junction)   6-23-83
Photo Online:June 4, 2002
CR 2731
John Bondura - Philadelphia, PA (Frankfort Junction)   6-23-83
CR 2731
John Bondura (88K)

CR 2742, the yard drill, at the junction of the Lehigh Secondary track with the Reading line.
Location: Allentown, PA (CP Allen)   6-30-84
Photo Online: May 1, 2009

Anthony N. Chando - Allentown, PA (CP Allen)   6-30-84
CR 2742
Anthony N. Chando (216K)

The working days of this U-boat are over. Tom captured it sitting in the Altoona dead line awaiting final disposition.
Location: Altoona, PA   1995
Photo Online: April 18, 2000
CR 2746
Tom Hannon - Altoona, PA   1995
CR 2746
Tom Hannon (96K)

This would be a classic Conrail paint-out scheme for any former Penn Central locomotive--black spray paint over the old logo with the old PC number still intact because it retained the number on the Conrail roster. However, look at the front battery box cover; it was taken directly off of a Reading Company U30C, complete with its RDG classification! A cool and easy modeling detail.
Location: Netcong, NJ   1-19-78
Photo Online:February 13, 2002
xPC 2749
Bryan Flint - Netcong, NJ   1-19-78
xPC 2749
Bryan Flint (155K)

A repainted PC unit, the CR 2751 shines in its new Conrail blue. Rihard Carl pointed out to me that box on top of the cab signal equipment behind the cab appears to be a mesh box used to carry a spare knuckle for on the road repairs.
Location: Croxton, NJ   7-78
Photo Online: June 23, 1999
CR 2751 U23B
Bob Dobrowolski - Croxton, NJ   7-78
CR 2751
Bob Dobrowolski (83K)

The paint is faded on this retired U23B awaiting final disposition.
Location: Altoona, PA   1995
Photo Online: April 18, 2000
CR 2753
Tom Hannon - Altoona, PA   1995
CR 2753
Tom Hannon (84K)

Former PC 2765. Though stored in here at Elizabethport, the U23B's remained on roster until 1991, being reactivated when needed.
Location: Elizabethport, NJ   1983
Photo Online: May 26, 2004
CR 2765
Scott Wisner - Elizabethport, NJ   1983
CR 2765
Scott Wisner (83K)

Former New Haven/Penn Central Uboat surrounded by former Penn Central E8As. I like the Penn Central work truck in the background!
Location: South Amboy, NJ   4-30-78
Photo Online: August 13, 2000
CR 2771
Joe Testagrose Coll. - South Amboy, NJ   4-30-78
CR 2771
Joe Testagrose Coll. (113K)

Arnie took this photo of CR 2781 (former LV 505) after it had been in wreck. The unit was later repaired and placed back into service.
Location: Berea, OH   3-11-78
Photo Online: June 11, 2000
xLV 2781 U23B
Arnie Morscher - Berea, OH   3-11-78
xLV 2781
Arnie Morscher (98K)

Photo of the cab. This photo was taken prior to the wreck in 78 and clearly shows the paint-out job done on the unit. Former LV 505. Built 1974.
Location: Meadville, PA   6-13-77
Photo Online: June 11, 2000
xLV 2781 U23B
Arnie Morscher - Meadville, PA   6-13-77
xLV 2781
Arnie Morscher (62K)

U23B 2782 has a few spots of its former Lehigh Valley red paint showing.
Location: Collinwood, OH   2-27-82
Photo Online: April 19, 2008

Roger Durfee - Collinwood, OH   2-27-82
CR 2782
Roger Durfee (112K)

Former LV 507. Built 1974.
Location: Elmira, NY   2-77
Photo Online: July 4, 1998
xLV 2783 U23B
Harry Scholz - Elmira, NY   2-77
xLV 2783
Harry Scholz (45K)

511 sits with sister unit 501 at Oak Island four months prior to Conrail. LV 511 would become CR 2787 while LV 501 would become CR 2777.
Location: Oak Island, NJ   12-75
Photo Online:August 5, 2001
LV 511
Joe Testagrosse Coll. - Oak Island, NJ   12-75
(CR 2787) LV 511
Joe Testagrosse Coll. (101K)

Anothe shot of 511 taken from the enginee's side.
Location: Oak Island, NJ   12-75
Photo Online:August 5, 2001
LV 511
Joe Testagrosse Coll. - Oak Island, NJ   12-75
(CR 2787) LV 511
Joe Testagrosse Coll. (120K)

Former LV 512 sitting on the engine transfer table at the Elizabethport shops.
Location: Elizabethport, NJ   8-24-77
Photo Online: November 24, 1998
xLV 2788 U23B
John Durant - Elizabethport, NJ   8-24-77
xLV 2788
John Durant (55K)

Conrail U23B 2789 blasts through Akron, Ohio in July 1979 as this trio of U23's head for the final stop of their Columbus to Motor yard journey on train COMY. This is one of the U23B's purchased new by Conrail.
Location: Akron, OH   7-79
Photo Online: April 19, 2008

Roger Durfee - Akron, OH   7-79
CR 2789
Roger Durfee (57K)

Conrail U23B 2791 and two other U23's take the curve from the Cleveland Line to the Fort Wayne Line at Alliance, Ohio on January 21, 1984. This is one of the U23's purchased new by Conrail.
Location: Alliance, OH   1-21-84
Photo Online: April 19, 2008

Roger Durfee - Alliance, OH   1-21-84
CR 2791
Roger Durfee (81K)

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