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CR U28C Conrail's 2800 horsepower U28C's were built for the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1960 and then given to Penn Central, which placed them in the 6520-6534 series. Conrail assigned these units to New York in order to work heavy coal drags and merchandise freights between Albany and Buffalo, NY. They rarely left that area. In their final two years of service they could be found working Buffalo and Albany in hump service, slow freights, and MoW trains until retired in the late 1980's. In 1979 Conrail renumbered them into the 6820-6834 series to make way for newly arriving SD-40-2's.

Comprehensive Roster [Download PDF Version ]
The roster below is comprehensive for these units between April 1976 and their retirement in the 1980's, and contains all predecessor units of the locomotive class that Conrail inherited. If numbers are missing from the roster, Conrail intentionally left them open. It does not contain retirement dates and dispositions due to their complex nature. All of the units were retired prior to June 1999.

 CR     Former     Prior 
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 6820   CR 6520    PC 6520
 6821   CR 6521    PC 6521
 6822   CR 6522    PC 6522
 6823   CR 6523    PC 6523
 6824   CR 6524    PC 6524
 6825   CR 6525    PC 6525
 6826   CR 6526    PC 6526
 6827   CR 6527    PC 6527
 6828   CR 6528    PC 6528
 6829   CR 6529    PC 6529
 6830   CR 6530    PC 6530
 6831   CR 6531    PC 6531
 6832   CR 6532    PC 6532
 6833   CR 6533    PC 6533
 6834   CR 6534    PC 6534

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