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CR U30B Conrail inherited their fleet of 28 U30B's from Penn Central, which inherited them from the New York Central. Conrail assigned them to series CR 2830-2857. There have been no modeling or prototype articles in the mainstream press on these CR and PC locomotives.

These repaint rosters are my attempt to discover how long a predecessor ran in its original paint scheme and when Conrail painted it blue for the first time. All dates listed are the earliest and latest the unit was seen in that paint scheme. Dates often change as new photos are examined. If I know for certain that a date is the absolute earliest or latest, then I mention this in the notes. This is a constant work in progress aimed at helping those of us who model the transition era get our consists looking reasonably accurate for blue, stenciled, and original paint scheme ratios.

                    Latest    Earliest    Latest    Earliest
 CR #   Former #    Former    Stencils   Stencils     Blue     Note
 ==================================================================
 2830    PC 2830   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2831    PC 2831   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2832    PC 2832   01/06/78   --------   --------   --------
 2833    PC 2833   11/??/78   --------   --------   --------
 2834    PC 2834   --------   --------   --------   07/22/78
 2835    PC 2835   --------   05/??/78   --------   --------
 2836    PC 2836   --------   --------   --------   03/??/82 
 2837    PC 2837   --------   --------   --------   06/14/80 
 2838    PC 2838   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2839    PC 2839   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2840    PC 2840   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2841    PC 2841   --------   --------   --------   06/??/80
 2842    PC 2842   03/19/77   --------   --------   --------
 2843    PC 2843   --------   --------   --------   12/??/77
 2844    PC 2844   --------   --------   --------   07/27/78
 2845    PC 2845   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2846    PC 2846   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2847    PC 2847   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2848    PC 2848   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2849    PC 2849   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2850    PC 2850   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2851    PC 2851   --------   --------   --------   11/12/76
 2852    PC 2852   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2853    PC 2853   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2854    PC 2854   --------   07/??/79   --------   --------
 2855    PC 2855   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2856    PC 2856   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2857    PC 2857   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2858    PC 2858   06/07/77   --------   --------   --------
 2859    PC 2859   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2860    PC 2860   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2861    PC 2861   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2862    PC 2862   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2863    PC 2863   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2864    PC 2864   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2865    PC 2865   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2866    PC 2866   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2867    PC 2867   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2868    PC 2868   --------   --------   --------   04/30/78
 2869    PC 2869   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2870    PC 2870   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2871    PC 2871   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2872    PC 2872   --------   04/07/77   --------   --------
 2873    PC 2873   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2874    PC 2874   --------   --------   --------   08/06/77 
 2875    PC 2875   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2876    PC 2876   --------   --------   --------   04/??/78
 2877    PC 2877   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2878    PC 2878   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2879    PC 2879   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2880    PC 2880   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2881    PC 2881   --------   --------   --------   10/??/78
 2882    PC 2882   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2883    PC 2883   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2884    PC 2884   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2885    PC 2885   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2886    PC 2886   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2887    PC 2887   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2888    PC 2888   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2889    PC 2889   --------   --------   02/03/81   --------
 Roster Notes:
  A. Engine spotted stored in CR stencils by latest date listed.
  B. Engine spotted in deadline in CR stencils by latest date listed.
  C. Engine spotted stored in original predecessor paint and numbers by latest date listed.
  D. Engine spotted stored though fully repainted in Conrail colors. Still looking for date loco had been repainted while still in service.
  1. CR 2837 originally painted without Conrail logo. See photo page.


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