EMD GP38 - Page 5

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.

PRSL 2000 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Former PRSL GP38 2000 (CR 7660) awaits service with GP9 7479 (ex-EL 1261) and ex-PC SD45 6238 outside the Juniata locomotive shops in August, 1977.

PRSL 2000 King of Prussia, PA 2-21-1977

PRSL GP-38 2000 (to become CR 7660) assists pulling mixed freight through Abrams yard on a cool day in February, 1977.

PRSL 2000 King of Prussia, PA 2-21-1977

PRSL 2000 is seen working with GP30 2243 at Abrams yard in February, 1977. Unit was later renumbered to CR 7660.

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