Class BE55E

Conrail's BE55E class consists of a group of 75 FGE boxcars. These cars were purchased in 1974 by, of all companies, General Foods and leased to the EL to serve the General Foods plant in Rochester, NY. The cars were painted blue to denote this non-EL ownership. Their maintenance was handled off-line at FGE's Alexandria, VA facility, where they were given the non-standard yellow or orange paint schemes. Conrail chose to equip these cars with Keystone door-openers as time progressed.

CR 360582 - Class BE55E

CR 360582 is seen at Camp Hill, PA in storage. Car is ex EL 69275 and was built 11-74.  It was later sold as GNRR 10040 (which was deleted 2/11/96), then later to MNNR 10040 (which was deleted 11/26/2014).

CR 360587 - Class BE55E

CR 360587 is seen at Enola, PA. Car is ex EL 69280 and was built 11-74. It was later sold as LW 10011 (which was deleted 10/24/95), then later to GNRR 10011 (which was deleted 12/5/2002).

CR 360593 - Class BE55E

CR 360593 is seen at Columbia, PA. Car is ex EL 69286 and was built 11-74. It was sold to LW 10014 (LW deleted 3/10/95), then to GNRR 10014 (deleted 12/11/2012).

CR 360593 - Class BE55E

CR 360593 is seen at Camp Hill, PA in storage. Car is ex EL 69286 and was built 11-74. It was sold to LW 10014 (LW deleted 3/10/95), then to GNRR 10014 (deleted 12/11/2012).

CR 360599 - Class BE55E

CR 360599 is seen at Camp Hill, PA in storage. Car is ex EL 69292 and was built 11-74. It was later sold as LW 10028 (which was deleted 3/10/95), then later to GNRR 10028 (which was deleted 12/7/2002).

CR 360602 - Class BE55E

Car is ex EL 69295, was painted 8-81 at FGE Alexandria,Va.

CR 360607 - Class BE55E

CR 360607 is seen at Columbia, PA. Car is ex EL 69300 and was built 11-74. It was later sold to GNRR 10039 (which was deleted on 12/7/2002).

CR 360609 - Class BE55E

No, this is not a Conrail blue boxcar. Built by FGE, this group of cars wore this blue scheme under Erie Lackawanna ownership. When Conrail acquired it in 1976, the shop forces simply used Conrail blue paint to patch over the EL logos.

CR 360613 - Class BE55E

CR 360613 is seen at Columbia, PA. Car is ex EL 69306 and was built 11-74. It was later sold as LW 10006, then to GNRR 10006 (which was deleted on 1/28/2013).

CR 360615 - Class BE55E

CR 360615 was photographed at an unknown location, undated.

CR 360619 - Class BE55E

Car is ex EL 69312 and was built 11-74. Photo taken March 1980.

CR 360619 - Class BE55E

Car is ex EL 69312 and was built 11-74.

CR 360620 - Class BE55E

CR 360620 is seen at Columbia, PA. Car is ex EL 69313 and was built 11-74. It was later sold to GNRR 10081, and was deleted on 9/30/00.

CR 360620 - Class BE55E

CR 360620 is seen at Camp Hill, PA in storage. Car is ex EL 69313 and was built 11-74. It was later sold to GNRR 10081, and was deleted on 9/30/00.

CR 360624 - Class BE55E

Car is ex EL 69317 and was built 12-74.

CR 360628 - Class BE55E

Car is ex EL 69321 and was built 12-74. (no date)

CR 360629 - Class BE55E

CR 360629 is seen at Washington Boro, PA. Car is ex EL 69322 and was built 11-74. It was later sold as LW 10025, then to GNRR 10025 (which was deleted on 12/16/2011).

CR 360630 - Class BE55E

CR 360630 is seen passing COLA tower in Columbia, PA, with a rather bland paint job... Car is ex EL 69323 and was built ?-74. It was later sold as LW 10002 (which was deleted 5/1/98), then later to GNRR 10002 (which was deleted 2/9/2012).

CR 360639 - Class BE55E

CR 360639 is seen at Camp Hill, PA in storage. Car is ex EL 69332 and was built ?-74. It was later sold to GNRR 10069, which was deleted on 8/23/2006.

CR 360641 - Class BE55E

CR 360641 is seen at Washington Boro, PA. Car is ex EL 69334 and was built 11-74. It was later sold as LW 10013, later to GNRR 10013, deleted 11/15/2010.

CR 360644 - Class BE55E

Car is ex EL 69337 and was built 12-74. It was repainted 12-82 at AX. Photo taken in Oct. 1986.

CR 360649 - Class BE55E

CR 360649 is seen at Columbia, PA. Car is ex EL 69342 and was built 11-74. It was later sold to GNRR 10042 (GNRR deleted 2/21/96), then to MNNR 10042 (deleted 1/23/2007).

CR 360649 - Class BE55E

CR 360649 is seen at Camp Hill, PA in storage. Car is ex EL 69342 and was built 11-74. It was later sold to GNRR 10042 (GNRR deleted 2/21/96), then to MNNR 10042 (deleted 1/23/2007).

CR 360652 - Class BE55E

CR 360652 is seen at Camp Hill, PA in storage. Car is ex EL 69345 and was built 12-74. It was later sold to LW 10020 (LW deleted 7/13/96), then went to GNRR 10020 (which was deleted 10/26/2010).

CR 360656 - Class BE55E

Car is ex EL 69349.

EL 69280, Conrail Class BE55E, 8/78

EL Blue boxcar #69280, class BE55E, in an eastbound Conrail freight train at Frankford Junction Philadelphia, PA. August 1978

EL 69348

EL 69348 was photographed at Columbia, PA in 1978/79. Car was built 12-74.

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