GE C30-7A - Page 7

GE built 50 C30-7A's for Conrail in 1984.  A variant of the C30-7, this 12-cylinder version produced the same 3,000hp as the C30-7 V16.  Conrail assigned them CR series 6550-6599. 

CR 6597 in Hinsdale, MA. on 3/5/93. (3)

SEFR passing the summit in Hinsdale, MA. on March 5, 1993.

CR 6597 in Middlefield, MA. on 12/8/84.

The 6597 leads NHSE at mile 130.2 near Bancroft, MA. on Dec. 8, 1984.

CR 6597 in Middlefield, MA. on 8/25/84.

Just a couple of months old, C30-7A 6597 leads SBSE around the horseshoe curve between MP 128 and MP 129 in Middlefield, MA. on Aug. 25, 1984.

CR 6597 Ridgefield Park, NJ 12-1996

CR 6597 is on the point of SESA at Ridgefield Park, NJ 12/1996

CR 6598 - C30-7A at Rutherford, PA

CR 6598 is seen at Rutherford, PA on 9/15/1985.

CR 6598 - C30-7A at Rutherford, PA

CR 6598 is seen with CR 6717 at Rutherford, PA on 9/15/1985.

CR 6598 in Hinsdale, MA. on 7/24/93.

CRv6598, with some help from a couple of Guilford/MEC SD40's, takes TV-6 across the flats in Hinsdale, MA. on July 24, 1993.

CR 6598 in Washington, MA. on 6/22/91. (1)

C30-7A 6598 about to hit the "Becket" HBD/DED at MP 135/Ballou's in Washington, MA. on June 22, 1991.

CR 6598 in Washington, MA. on 6/22/91. (2)

The 6598 takes TV9 through Ballou's in Washington, MA. on June 22, 1991.

CR 6599 at Brookfield, MA. on 10/4/91. (1)

C30-7A 6599 at the head of TV80W nearing MP 67 in Brookfield, MA. on Oct. 4, 1991.

CR 6599 at Brookfield, MA. on 10/4/91. (2)

TV80W at MP 67, Brookfield station on Oct. 4, 1991. Following behind the 6599 is MEC 601, one of several GTI/MEC SD40's assigned to CR to work off horsepower hours.

CR 6599 at Iona Island, NY. on 10/22/92.

C30-7A 6599 leads TV200 across Snake Hole Creek at the south end of Iona Island, NY. on Oct. 22, 1992.

CR 6599 in Hinsdale, MA. on 10/8/91. (1)

The last C30-7A, 6599, leads SERE over the summit in Hinsdale, MA. on Oct. 8, 1991.

CR 6599 in Hinsdale, MA. on 10/8/91. (2)

Convenient large puddle which always forms at this spot, offers an opportunity for a reflective shot of the 6599 leading SERE past the summit in Hinsdale, MA. on Oct. 8, 1991.

CR 6599 in Washington, MA. on 10/5/91.

CR 6599 crossing Depot Brook at Ballou's in Washington, MA. on Oct. 5, 1991. A shame to have that foliage ruined by a cloudy day!

CR 6599 in Washington, MA. on 6/15/91.

The last of the C30-7A's, 6599, leads TV9 through Ballou's on the morning of June 15, 1991.

CR 6610 at Chester, MA. on 10/9/86.

SEFR rolls along the west branch of the Westfield River near MP 122 in Chester, MA. on a misty morning of Oct. 9, 1986.

CR 6612 at Bancroft, MA. on 10/9/87.

If it's TV80W, then it must be Friday, as Camel 6612 leads the "pocket-piggybacker" through Bancroft, MA. on Oct. 9, 1987.

CR 6614 at Middlefield, MA. on 9/29/85.

BOSE west of MP 130 in Middlefield, MA. on Sept. 29, 1985.

CR 6616 Iona Island, NY 3/90

SEAL-7 crosses the causeway onto Iona Island @ Bear Mountain State Park, NY St. Patrick's Day 1990

CR 6617 (2) at Washington, MA. on 2/27/88.

TV14-X about to dive into the big cut at Washington, MA. Feb. 27, 1988.

CR 6618 at Washington, MA. on 1/24/87.

CR 6618 is at the head end of a sizeable lash-up as it leads PWSE past Muddy Pond in Washington, MA. on Jan. 24, 1987.

CR 6621 (2) at Middlefield, MA. on 4/2/88.

MBSE about to drop automatic block signal 131.11 in Middlefield, MA. on April 2, 1988. The signal is on borrowed time as the single-tracking of the B&A has progressed as far as CP 123 in Chester, and "the hill" is next.

CR 6622 in Washington, MA. on 2/15/91. (2)

C30-7A 6564 in the trail on BOSE at Washington, MA. on Feb. 15, 1991.

CR 6630 Clarksville, PA 2/90

Extra CR 6630 South gets underway after meeting Work Extra MGA 2004 North @ Clarksville, PA

CR 6635 in Washington, MA. on 3/5/93. (2)

C30-7A 6586 in TV13 at Washington, MA. on March 5, 1993.

CR 6637 in Middlefield, MA. on 4/17/93. (3)

The rest of "the herd" on FRSE at Middlefield, MA. Don't recall if they were all on line, 6564 in the trail doesn't seem to be emitting many unburned hydrocarbons....

CR 6638 Besco, PA 2/90

Extra CR 6638 South.... C30-7a 6638 and SD50 6768 power a Somerset Railway MTY south on the Monongahela Railroad @ Besco, Pa 2/18/90

CR 6794 in Becket, MA. on 3/19/92. (2)

C30-7A 6565 along with former "Savings Bond" unit, SD40 6300, trails in RESE at the "new location" in Becket, MA. on March 19, 1992.

CR 6887 Altoona, PA 6-26-1984

A pair of GEs fill in for the common fleet of SDs as helper units approach the Horseshoe Curve. The first unit is an ex-EL unit, while the second was a built new for Conrail C30-7A.

CR MBSE at Washington, MA. on 1/24/87. (3)

C30-7A 6565 leads MBSE past Washington depot, MA. on Jan. 24, 1987.

CR MBSE at Washington, MA. on 1/24/87. (4)

C30-7A 6558 in trail on MBSE at Washington depot, MA. on Jan. 24, 1987.

CR SEFR in Hinsdale, MA. on 12/28/89. (3)

C30-7A 6586 on the point of SEFR at Old Dalton Rd. in Hinsdale, MA. on Dec. 28, 1989.

CR TV9 in Washington, MA. on 12/30/89. (2)

Clear view of C30-7A 6561 in trail due to empty flat in TV9 at Ballou's in Washington, MA. on Dec. 30, 1989.

MGA 2004-CR 6630 Clarksville, PA 2/90

MGA Extra CR 6630 South meets MGA 2004 North @ Clarksville, PA

OIBU-5 C36-7 6629 Tuxedo, NY

CR C36-7 6629 and C30-7a 6586 on OIBU-5 @ MP39 Tuxedo, NY

Opposites attract in Hinsdale, MA. on 1/20/90. (1)

At 15:09 on a dreary Jan. 20, 1990, Westbound PWSE rolls downgrade through Hinsdale, MA. near the Old Dalton Rd. undergrade.

Opposites attract in Hinsdale, MA. on 1/20/90. (2)

PWSE's headend crossing the Old Dalton Rd. undergrade in Hinsdale, MA. Jan. 20, 1990.

SEAL-4 C30-7a 6554 Tomkins Cove, NY

CR C30-7a 6554 leads sister units 6557 and 6580 on SEAL-4 northbound @ Tomkins Cove, NY

SEPW in Palmer, MA. on 1/17/87. (2)

Cropped section of preceding photo of SEPW near CP 79 on Jan. 17, 1987.

SPL171, River Line, 7/23/88. (09)

Another train seen while waiting for the SPL, SEPW, led by the 6568 is between CP SK and the Hudson River on the Castleton Cutoff.

We can handle it...on 2/23/99. (1)

Is this trip really necessary? Two cars, two units comprise ML438 passing through Brookfield, MA. at 11:07 on Feb. 23, 1999.

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