EMD GP38 - Page 3

Penn Central GP38 road switchers were turned over to Conrail and became part of the CR 7600-7939 series. Conrail's impressive fleet of EMD GP-38's could be found almost anywhere, from yard and local duty to hauling mainline freights.

Built between January 1966 and December 1971, Penn Central's 270 2,000hp 16 cylinder-powered units were assigned series 2010-2014 (CR reassigned to 7670-7674) and 7675-7939.  Of PRSL's original order of 15 GP38's, Conrail's inherited 10 units were reassigned from PRSL 2000-2009 to CR series 7660-7669. 

For more information about CR 7635, Conrail's GP35 turned GP38, read the "Conrail Rebuilt a GP35 into a GP38" Conrail Fact.

CR 7833 Rutherford, PA 7-21-1984

Former PC 7833 is seen at Rutherford, PA on 7/21/1984.

CR 7834 Tunnelhill, PA 1982

Conrail GP38 7834 (ex-PC 7834) is seen leading a westbound light engine move at Bennington Curve in 1982.

CR 7834 Tunnelhill, PA 1982

Conrail GP38 7834 (ex-PC 7834) is seen leading a westbound light engine move at Bennington Curve in 1982.

CR 7835 Cresson, PA 1-27-1985

Former PC 7835 in the snow at Cresson, PA on 1/27/1985.

CR 7839 Altoona, PA 3-27-1978

CR GP38 7839 leads a quartet of former PC power through Altoona in March, 1978.

CR 7846 and 3370 on a UBO on 10/2/82. (5)

CR 7846 and 3370, along with one of the B&M units, have returned to East Deerfield and are heading for the "pit" to get more units.

CR 7848 and 3194 Altoona, PA 1982

Conrail GP38 7848 (ex-PC 7848) and GP40 (ex-PC 3194) are seen at Juniata, PA near the turntable.

CR 7853 Enola, PA 5-7-1977

CR GP-38 7853 at Enola in May, 1977.

CR 7853 Lock Haven, PA 7/1/1978

An Eastbound is at the junction in Lock Haven. The tower still has the old PC name plate on it and the old station is in the distance.

CR 7854 at Washington, DC in 1977

Conrail GP38 7854 is leading D&H GP39-2 7416 (ex-RDG 3416) on a northbound freght seen from Virginia Ave tower in Washington DC in late 1976.

CR 7854 Perryville, MD 3/80

The photographer gets a friendly wave from the crew of CR 7854 as it pulls outlawed D&H RPPY-6 into the clear of the single track @ Perryville, MD. The B&O's huge Susquehanna River Bridge looms in the background.

CR 7855-7826 Leads XCL-7 Thru CP River, Nisbet, PA 12/8/84

Still in PC black paint, Conrail GP38's 7855-7826 pass thru CP River at Nisbet, PA with train XCL-7, empty hoppers headed to Clearfield, PA. Units were living on borrowed time as they were later retired when their leases expired.

CR 7856 Conway, PA 1983

Conrail GP38 7856 (ex-PC 7856) is seen at Conway Yard in 1983.

CR 7862 Altoona, PA 8-21-1978

CR GP-35's 2392 (ex-PC), 3677 (ex-EL 2571) and 3649 (ex-RDG), GP-40 3147, an unidentified ex-PC C628, GP-38 7862, and other black and blue CR units receive service or parts removal at the Juniata shops in August, 1978.

CR 7862 GP-38 Dover 10-76

Three Penn Central units blast west through the super elevated curve ahead of the afternoon commuter train rush in Dover, N.J. under the former DL&W wires. This train was really moving, and even that GP-9B was giving it all she had.

CR 7863 Cresson, PA 12-18-1982

Former PC 7863 is seen at Cresson, PA on 12/18/1982.

CR 7863 Mingo Junction, OH 8-8-1977

Low-nose GP-8 5726 lined up with PC GP38 7863 outside the Mingo Junction roundhouse in August, 1977.

The 5700 series GP-8's were renumbered into the 5400 series in 1978 to keep a solid number block and make room for further rebuilds.

CR 7864 Allentown, PA 4-16-1977

A trio of CR units, PC GP-38 7864, PC U23B 2756, and CR GP-35 2311, pull through Allentown yard in April, 1977.

CR 7866 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (1)

CR GP38 7866, CNW GP30 821, U23B 2742, and CNW GP30 812 head down Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

CR 7866 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (2)

CR GP38 7866, CNW GP30 821, U23B 2742, and CNW GP30 812 head down Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

CR 7866 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (3)

CR GP38 7866 leads CNW GP30 821, U23B 2742, and CNW GP-30 812 down Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

CR 7866 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (4)

CR GP38 7866, CNW GP30 821, U23B 2742, and CNW GP30 812 head down Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

CR 7866 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (5)

CR GP38 7866, CNW GP30 821, U23B 2742, and CNW GP30 812 head down Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

CR 7866 Benny Curve, PA 1979

Conrail GP38 7866 is at Bennington Curve, PA in 1979

CR 7868 Conway, PA 8-19-1978

Late in the day, CR C425 2442, GP-38 7868, and SD-40 6332 (ex-PC 6079) at Conway in August, 1978.

CR 7869 Shiremanstown, PA 7-12-1986

Former PC 7869 is seen at Shiremanstown, PA on 7/12/1986.

CR 7870 leads ENOI at Freemansburg, PA 8/1/92

ENOI1 rounds the curve east of Bethlehem with a couple GP38's leading a C36-7. Some now-demolished buildings from Bethlehem Steel can be seen in the background. MP86.1 CR Lehigh Line

CR 7870 Shiremanstown, PA 7-12-1986

Former PC 7870 is seen at Shiremanstown, PA on 7/12/1986.

CR 7871 at Stoney Creek, PA 5/98

CR 7871 is seen at Conrail's Stoney Creek Yard in Stoney Creek, PA in May of 1998.

CR 7872 GP-38 Clinton Ohio 02-78

A GP-38/GP-9 set is the head end helper for this southbound Conrail train coming around the curve into Warwick interlocking in Clinton,Ohio in February 1978. The engineer has already started to notch out for the climb out of the valley as seen by the smoke from the ex RDG Alco 3rd out. Now wouldn't it be nice if all winter days could be this pretty!

CR 7873 at Stoney Creek, PA 3/7/98

CR 7873 is seen at Stoney Creek Yard in Stoney Creek, PA on 3/7/98.

CR 7874, 7875 and SEPTA at Lansdale

An inbound SEPTA Doylestown local pauses for a station stop as the Conrail local with GP38-2 CR 7874 and 7875 sits on Yard Track 2 in Lansdale.

CR 7875 and CR 1640 at Lansdale PA, September 1998

CR GP38 7875 and CR GP15-1 1640 are seen idling at Lansdale Yard in September 1998.

CR 7875 at West Point, USMA, NY. on 8/20/88.

GP38 7875 leads SEOI out of the south portal of the tunnel beneath West Point, USMA, NY. on Aug. 20, 1988.

CR 7875 Conway, PA 8-18-1978

With ex-PC GP38 7875 lined up behind, CR C425 2443 (ex-PRR) waits for assignment at the Conway engine terminal in August, 1978.

CR 7876 at CP-Conpit

Conrail GP38 7876 (ex-PC 7876) is seen running on the Pittsburgh Line, with the massive Huff power plant providing the backdrop in 1982.

CR 7880 Manville, NJ 4-1999

Conrail 7880 is on the point of WPAL-10 at Port Reading Jct in Manville, NJ 4/1999.

CR 7885 Allentown, PA 12-1988

Ex-PC GP38 7885 works Allentown yard in December, 1988.

CR 7885 Allentown, PA 12-1988

Ex-PC GP38 7885 works Allentown yard in December, 1988.

CR 7885 climbs upgrade at Tunnell Hill, 3/78

A WB manifest climbs upgrade at Tunnel Hill, PA on 3/19/78 with two GP38s and a SD40-2.

CR 7885 in Chester, MA. on 2/12/88.

GP38 7885 and a B23-7 have TV80W in hand passing the depot at Chester, MA. on Feb. 12, 1988.

CR 7887 inside Juniata in 1993

Conrail GP38 7887 is seen inside the Juniata Shops during a 1993 tour.

CR 7888 4-14-94 Altoona, PA

CR GP38 7888 in fresh quality paint at JLS in Altoona, PA on April 14, 1994. Terry Nardella photo, collection of Steve Ondik.

CR 7889 11-23-96 Easton, PA

Conrail 7889 11-23-96 Easton, PA on XFM-575

CR 7890 Huntingdon, PA 1992

Conrail GP38 7890 is seen running light westbound past HUNT tower in Huntingdon, PA in 1992.

CR 7891 Altoona, PA 7-24-1978

A trio of ex-PC power, GP-38 7891, GP-40 3119, and GP-38 7716 pull freight through Altoona in July, 1978.

CR 7892 Waverly, NY 5-26-1976

Three PC units power TV79, a train which two months prior (CX99) would have been pulled by EL power.

CR 7896 and CR 2007 at Duncannon

Conrail GP38 7896 (ex-PC 7896) and B23-7 2007 are leaning into the curve in Duncannon with a unit grain train in 1982.

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