EMD GP38-2 - Page 3

The most populated series on the EMD side of the CR roster were the 223 GP38-2's inherited from Penn Central. Conrail also purchased 115 brand new GP38-2's between 1977 and 1979. The entire roster filled the 7940 to 8281 block. The four-axle units churned out 2,000hp and were regulars in all types of service.

Equipped with plows on both ends, several were cleared for use at the PP&L Strawberry Ridge, PA power plant (8040 and 8064) and others were equipped with bi-directional cab arrangements (8154 and 8162). The PC GP38-2s were built without anti-climbers. Conrail's 8163 froward order included the anti-climbers. A small handful of other subtle differences can be found when comparing the different orders such as the fuel spout revision, nose ventilation lovers, an additional latch to the control compartment door, etc.

CR 8068 Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

CR GP-38-2 8068 rests with D&H power across from the Bethlehem roundhouse in July, 1978.

CR 8069 on ENG-201 at Lock Haven, PA

Light engine move to Clearfield, PA has GP38-2s 8069, 8055, 8050, 8049, SD40 6261, GP38-2 8256 and SD40-2 6401 at Lock Haven, PA 9/1991

CR 8070 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Former PC GP-38-2 8070 brings up the tail end of a quartet of CR power as they pull piggybacks through Altoona in August, 1977.

CR 8070 at Conemaugh, PA 3/14/98

CR 8070 is seen at Conemaugh, PA on 3/14/98.

CR 8070 at Cresson, PA in 1998

Conrail GP38-2 8070 is seen on the Cresson Secondary in Cresson, PA in 1998.

CR 8071 Cresson, PA 4-4-1992

Former PC 8071 at Cresson, PA on 4/4/1992.

CR 8072 (GP38-2)

Former PC 8072 with CR 8113 in the yard at Harrisburg, PA on 11/1/80.  Unit went to CSXT 2727 at the split.

CR 8072 at Cresson, PA 6/8/97

CR 8072, 8084, 8077 & 8070 are seen at Cresson, PA on 6/8/97.

CR 8073 at Altoona PA 10/5/97

CR 8073 is seen on the rear of a EB ballest train at Altoona PA on 10/5/97.

CR 8073 at East Deerfield, MA. on 10/22/82. (1)

Another solid set of CR power departs East Deerfield yard with a westbound empty UBO coal train late in the afternoon of Oct. 22, 1982.

CR 8074 at Cresson, PA 3/14/98

CR 8074 is seen at Cresson, PA on 3/14/98.

CR 8074 at Johnstown, PA 6/8/97

CR 8074 is seen at Johnstown, PA on 6/8/97.

CR 8075 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Former PC GP38-2 8075 leads GP35 3655 (ex-RDG), SD45 6075 (ex-EL 3610), and U25B 2549 as they brake a load of piggybacks down Horseshoe in August, 1977.

CR 8075 at Conemaugh PA 3/14/98

CR 8075 is seen at Conemaugh PA on 3/14/98.

CR 8075 at Rose Yard

CR 8075 (ex-PC 8075) is seen at Rose Yard in Altoona, PA in 1982.

CR 8075 Cresson, PA 02-1998

The local out of South Fork with 8075, 8076, and 6361 up front and another two GP's on the rear enter the Park yard in Cresson,Pa. to interchange with the Corman.

CR 8075 Cresson, PA 10-31-1986

Former PC 8075 sits among other power at Cresson, PA on 10/31/1986.

CR 8075 GP38-2 South Fork 10-97

Five Conrail GP38-2's shove a loaded Huff coal train through the crossovers at SO tower in South Fork, Pa in October 1997. SO tower has since been destroyed by a fire.

CR 8076 at Cresson, PA 3/14/98

CR 8076 is seen at Cresson, PA on 3/14/98.

CR 8076 at Hollidaysburg, PA 6/7/97

CR 8076 is seen at Hollidaysburg, PA on 6/7/97.

CR 8076 at Hollidaysburg, PA 6/7/97

CR 8076 is seen at Hollidaysburg, PA on 6/7/97.

CR 8077 & 8075 at Conemaugh PA 3/14/98

CR 8077 & 8075 are seen at Conemaugh PA on 3/14/98.

CR 8077 4-4-95 Altoona, PA

CR GP38-2 8077 in fresh paint after a brief rain spring rain shower at JLS in Altoona on April 4, 1995. Terry Nardella photo, collection of Steve Ondik

CR 8077 at Conemaugh PA 3/14/98

CR 8077 is seen at Conemaugh PA on 3/14/98.

CR 8078 & 8084 at Johnstown, PA 8/20/98

CR 8078 & 8084 are seen at Johnstown, PA on 8/20/98.

CR 8078 at Altoona, PA 11/24/98

CR 8078 is seen switching a cut of cars at Altoona, PA on 11/24/98.

CR 8078 at Altoona, PA 11/24/98

CR 8078 is seen at Altoona, PA on 11/24/98.

CR 8078 at Johnstown, PA 8/20/98

CR 8078 is seen at Johnstown, PA on 8/20/98.

CR 8078 Gallitzin, PA 5/28/1978

A Westbound pops out of one of the tunnels at the top of the mountain.

CR 8079 & 6361 at South Fork, PA 6/8/97

CR 8079 & 6361 are seen at South Fork, PA on 6/8/97.

CR 8079 at South Fork, PA 6/8/97

CR 8079 is seen at South Fork, PA on 6/8/97.

CR 8079 at Washington, MA. on 2/27/82.

CR 8079 leads SEBO-A past the signal bridge at MP 138 in Washington, MA. on Feb. 27, 1982. The two smallish silver poles either side of the tracks are dragging equipment indicator lights, as there were draggers on both tracks at this location and point in time. Both the draggers and signal bridge went the way of all good things when CR single-tracked the B&A in the late 80's.

CR 8079 on BOEL at Middlefield, MA. on 10/30/82.

Going away view of BOEL's headend provides a look at the rest of the lash-up.

CR 8081 at Altoona, PA 1/26/99

CR 8081 is seen at Altoona, PA on 1/26/99.

CR 8082 at Altoona, PA 5/15/98

CR 8082 is seen at Altoona, PA on 5/15/98.

CR 8082 at Conemaugh PA 3/14/98

CR 8082 is seen at Conemaugh PA on 3/14/98.

CR 8082 at Cresson, PA 11/24/98

CR 8082 is seen in the consist of a WB lite engine move at Cresson, PA on 11/24/98.

CR 8082 GP38-2 Hudson 04-76

An F unit sandwich heads east at Stow Rd in Hudson, Ohio with what was probably Conrail train FC-10 out of Detroit. I would spend many an hour on this unit while working out of Altoona in the late 90's.

CR 8082 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

CR GP38-2 8082 leads U25C 6806 and U25B's 2549 and 2635 through Morrisville yard in August, 1979.

CR 8082 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

Leaving Morrisville yard, ex-PC GP38-2 8082 leads U25C 6806 and U25B's 2549 and 2635 in August, 1979.

CR 8083 & 8085 at Johnstown PA 3/14/98

CR 8083 & 8085 are seen at Johnstown PA on 3/14/98.

CR 8083 at Johnstown PA 3/14/98

CR 8083 is seen at Johnstown PA on 3/14/98.

CR 8083 at South Fork, PA 6/8/97

CR 8083, 6358 & 6360 are seen at South Fork, PA on 6/8/97.

CR 8083 at South Fork, PA 6/8/97

CR 8083 is seen at South Fork, PA on 6/8/97.

CR 8084 & 1933 at Altoona, PA 3/5/99

CR 8084 & 1933 are seen at Altoona, PA on 3/5/99.

CR 8084 at Altoona, PA 3/5/99

CR 8084 is seen at Altoona, PA on 3/5/99.

CR 8084 at Johnstown, PA 8/20/98

CR 8084 is seen at Johnstown, PA on 8/20/98.

CR 8084 Enola, PA 6-18-1977

Former PC GP38-2 8084 rests at Enola in June, 1977.

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