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CR U33B Conrail inherited their fleet of 123 U33B's from Penn Central, some of which were inherited from the New York Central. Conrail assigned them to series CR 2858-2970. 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
 ==================================================================
 2890    PC 2890   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2891    PC 2891   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2892    PC 2892   --------   --------   --------   03/20/80
 2893    PC 2893   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2894    PC 2894   06/??/77   --------   --------   05/??/79
 2895    PC 2895   --------   --------   --------   02/12/77
 2896    PC 2896   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2897    PC 2897   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2898    PC 2898   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2899    PC 2899   --------   06/23/77   --------   --------
 2900    PC 2900   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2901    PC 2901   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2902    PC 2902   --------   --------   --------   08/??/79
 2903    PC 2903   --------   --------   --------   06/16/78
 2904    PC 2904   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2905    PC 2905   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2906    PC 2906   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2907    PC 2907   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2908    PC 2908   --------   --------   --------   06/03/79 
 2909    PC 2909   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2910    PC 2910   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2911    PC 2911   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2912    PC 2912   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2913    PC 2913   12/20/77   --------   --------   --------
 2914    PC 2914   --------   --------   --------   06/??/79
 2915    PC 2915   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2916    PC 2916   11/18/76   --------   --------   06/16/78
 2917    PC 2917   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2918    PC 2918   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2919    PC 2919   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2920    PC 2920   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2921    PC 2921   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2922    PC 2922   --------   --------   --------   06/12/77 
 2923    PC 2923   08/??/76   --------   --------   --------
 2924    PC 2924   08/??/76   --------   --------   --------
 2925    PC 2925   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2926    PC 2926   --------   --------   --------   07/22/78
 2927    PC 2927   --------   06/??/79   --------   --------
 2928    PC 2928   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2929    PC 2929   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2930    PC 2930   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2931    PC 2931   05/??/77   --------   --------   --------
 2932    PC 2932   --------   --------   --------   05/??/78
 2933    PC 2933   --------   05/28/77   --------   --------
 2934    PC 2934   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2935    PC 2935   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2936    PC 2936   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2937    PC 2937   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2938    PC 2938   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2939    PC 2939   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2940    PC 2940   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2941    PC 2941   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2942    PC 2942   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2943    PC 2943   05/01/77   06/??/79   --------   --------
 2944    PC 2944   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2945    PC 2945   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2946    PC 2946   --------   08/??/79   --------   --------
 2947    PC 2947   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2948    PC 2948   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2949    PC 2949   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2950    PC 2950   --------   --------   --------   12/20/76    1
 2951    PC 2951   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2952    PC 2952   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2953    PC 2953   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2954    PC 2954   --------   09/11/78   --------   --------
 2955    PC 2955   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2956    PC 2956   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2957    PC 2957   --------   --------   --------   04/??/78 
 2958    PC 2958   --------   --------   --------   11/08/76
 2959    PC 2959   --------   --------   --------   03/20/80
 2960    PC 2960   --------   --------   --------   05/20/78
 2961    PC 2961   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2962    PC 2962   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2963    PC 2963   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2964    PC 2964   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2965    PC 2965   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2966    PC 2966   --------   07/??/79   --------   --------
 2967    PC 2967   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2968    PC 2968   --------   --------   --------   --------
 2969    PC 2969   06/19/77   --------   --------   09/??/79 
 2970    PC 2970   --------   --------   --------   --------
 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 2950 had no logo as of 12/20/76.


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