ALCO C630

ALCo built the 3,000hp C630 from 1965-1968. Conrail got 15 of the ALCo 251E V16-powered units from Penn Central and 12 from the Reading. Conrail assigned them the numbers 6753 to 6779.

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Just a collection of early CR'd power nose shots surrounding SD80mac 4111, the pinnacle of Conrail's power. Left to right, F7A, SDP45, C630, C420, SD80mac, and RS11.
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Eastbound grain has Penn Central Alco C628 # 6302 and Reading Lines C630's 5301 and 5305 for power at Collinwood on a muggy August 1976 day. PC 6302 would become CR 6740, the two RDG's would become 6754 and 6758.
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Alcos were everywhere at Conway yard in August, 1977.  Although a lesser quality zoom image, the quality was in the variety of road power around the turntable, including former RDG C630 5301 (CR 6754) and ex-PC U30B 2843.
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CR C630 6755 (ex-RDG 5302) receiving service at Conway in August, 1978.
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CR C630 6755, ex-RDG 5302, receives service outside the Conway shops in August, 1978.
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Following service the previous day outside the Conway shops, CR C630 6755 now waits for assignment alongside GP35 2353 in August, 1978..
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A pair of former Reading Alco C630's and one ex PC geep are power for this hopper train. A little grainy due to being scanned from a print negative.
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CR C630 6757 (ex-RDG 5304) rests at the Mingo Junction roundhouse alongside SW9 9138 in August, 1977.
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In this early Conrail view taken at BE tower in Berea, former Reading 5305 had yet to be patched out as CR 6758.
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Conway shop's paint crews have not covered CR C630 6759's Reading number 5306 as the monster ALCo rests with ex-LV C628 6724 at the engine terminal in August, 1978.
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Conway shop's paint crews have not covered CR C630 6759's Reading number 5306, as the monster ALCo rests with ex-LV C628 6724 at the engine terminal in August, 1978.
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Alcos were everywhere at Conway yard in August, 1977. CR C630's 6759 (ex-RDG 5306) and 6754 (ex-RDG 5301) along with an ex-LV C628 and an ex-PC RS27 2412 crowd around the Conway turntable.
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Reading Lines C630 5307 has seen better days. It's the summer of '77, and this unit would be deemed unfit for service or fixing and placed in the Collinwood deadine. Assigned Conrail number 6760, she would never physically be renumbered and go to scrap with her Reading Lines diamonds a couple of years later. On a sad note, everything railroad in this photo is gone- units, shop, and tracks.
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A big C-630 is the trailing unit on a 3 builder lashup.
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Conrail ex RDG C630 6763 at Mingo Jct, OH on August 29, 1978. Photographer unknown, Chris Howe collection
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CR C630 6767 (ex-PC 6317) rests between SDP-45 6698 (ex-EL 3667) and an ex-PC  U-boat as they wait for assignment at the Conway engine terminal in August, 1978.
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CR C630 6767 and SDP-45 6698 wait for assignment at the Conway engine terminal in August, 1978.
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Big Alcos were rare in Philly, and even rarer on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. Conrail C-630 #6769 is the second unit on a westbound passing the station at Frankford Junction, Philadelphia, Pa. 5/30/1979.

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Conrail Alco C630 #6771 resides in the Collinwood deadline showing the results of being involved in a wreck. Here is a shot of the other side : http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=236176&nseq=2 CR 6771 was Penn Central 6321.
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A set of 4 units, Alco C630 6773, C628 6749, a U33C, and SD45-2 6666 back down the north to Whiskey Island to tie on to their train. Bridge 1 and drawbridge tower are behind the power, and that's the B&O curving away to the right behind DB. 6773 came to Conrail as Penn Central 6323.
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A pair of big Centuries are pulled out of the Rochester engine facility.
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Alco C630 6776, the former Penn Central 6326, leads two unrenumbered Lehigh Valley C628's and a BAR GP-7 through Brady Lake,Ohio in November 1976 with an empty coal train. In true early CR form, one of the LV Centuries has died leaving Cleveland.
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CR ex-PC C630 6776 rests at the Enola engine terminal in June, 1977.
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Four big Alco Centuries, 2 C630's and 2 C628's, pull out of Collinwood for Whiskey Island. CR 6777 was PC 6327 prior to April 1976.
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CR C630 6777 (ex-PC 6327), U23B 2784 (ex-LV 508), and an SD-45 wait for assignment at the Conway engine terminal in August, 1978.
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CR C630 6777 (ex-PC 6327) waits for assignment at the Conway engine terminal in August, 1978.
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One of the Monsters of Mingo Junction, CR C630 6777 (ex-PC 6327), rests in the roundhouse in August, 1977.
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CR C630 6779 (ex-PC 6329) waits at Conway for assignment behind C636 6794 in August, 1978.

CR 6779 was the last of the 15 PC C630's in their series 6315-6329.

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