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.

GP38 7879 West Haverstraw, NY

GP38 7879 idles on the freight house siding @ West Haverstraw, NY

P&LE 2038 (CR 7776) at Montague, MA. on 7/23/86.

A gaggle of P&LE GP38's and one lone D&H (ex RDG) GP39-2 lead eastbound tonnage through Montague station on July 23, 1986. And, what you may ask, is a photo of P&LE units doing here, besides the fact that the first two units are obviously ex CR? So happens that the lead unit, the 2038, is formerly CR 7776, the BiCentennial unit.

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.

PRSL 2007 (CR 7667) King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

With my railfan buddy also capturing the moment, former PRSL GP-38 2007 (CR 7667) took a rest at Abrams in a quartet of mixed power in February, 1977.

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