Dec 26, 2005
Conrail inherited their fleet of 10 U30C's from the Penn Central and the Reading Company. Conrail assigned them to series CR 6535-6539 and 6579-6583 respectively.
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.
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.
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