GE U25C

Conrail's U25C locomotives were some of the first units to recieve the "Blue Dress" paint scheme. Conrail assigned them to series CR 6500-6519 then renumbered them in 1979 into the 6800-6819 series to make way for the arriving order of SD-40-2's

CR 3230 Bogota, NJ 3/77

Back when TV-9 ran out of New Jersey instead of Boston, a trio of Gp40's and a U25C powered the northbound passing CP-7 @ Bogota, NJ two days before my 34th birthday..

CR 6265 in Hinsdale, MA. on 6/22/80. (2)

Class unit 6800 has the trail position past the summit sign in Hinsdale, MA. on June 22, 1980.

CR 6501 Conway, PA 8-8-1977

Former PC U25C 6501 in the middle of a consist rolling through Conway yard in August, 1977.

CR 6501 Conway, PA 8-8-1977

With little light remaining in the day, CR U25C 6501 and 6544 line up behind GP-38 7688 at Conway in August, 1977.

CR 6501 Selkirk, NY 12-27-1977

Former PC U25C 6501 leads sister unit 6505, U25B 2629, and brand new C30-7 6608 out of Selkirk yard in December, 1977.

CR 6501 Selkirk, NY 12-27-1977

Former PC U25C 6501 leads sister unit 6505, U25B 2629, and brand new C30-7 6608 out of Selkirk yard in December, 1977.

CR 6502 helps a westbound off of the Portage Secondary at Tunnel Hill, 3/78

A westbound manifest climbs up the Portage Secondary and is about to enter the main line at Tunnel Hill, PA on 3/18/78. Two U25Cs provide the head end helpers. Two more units were also shoving back on the rear.

CR 6504 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Former PC U25C's 6504 and 6512 roll by the Juniata shops deadline in August, 1977.

CR 6504 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Former PC U25C 6504 leads sister-unit 6512 as they pull mixed freight by the Juniata shops deadline in August, 1977.

CR 6504 Rochester, NY 4/12/1977

An Eastbound is pulling in on track 3 to work Goodman Street Yard.

CR 6505 Fairport, NY 8/1977

A pair of U-25-C's bracket a U-30-B on an Eastbound freight. This part of the system did not see much in the way of big Alco Century power, but I thought the big GE's were just as neat as the big Alco's. CR did eventually reassign the big Centuries to Dewitt Yard in Syracuse before they were retired.

CR 6505 Selkirk, NY 12-27-1977

Former PC U25C 6501 leads sister unit 6505, U25B 2629, and brand new C30-7 6608 out of Selkirk yard in December, 1977.

CR 6505 Selkirk, NY 12-27-1977

Former PC U25C 6501 leads sister unit 6505, U25B 2629, and brand new C30-7 6608 out of Selkirk yard in December, 1977.

CR 6509 Rochester, NY 9/1977

A pair of U-25-C's are making a setoff at the East end of Goodman Street Yard in Rochester.

CR 6510 and 6524 Springfield, MA 5-27-1977

CR U25Cs No. 6510 and 6524 in Springfield, MA on May 29th, 1977. Note the crooked logo on the 6524.

Photo by Joe "Bud" Boissoneault.

CR 6510 U25C Akron 11-78

A Conrail westbound on the former Erie has 3 big six axle units up front, U25B 6510, and SD45's 6178 and 6069.

CR 6511 Allentown (Burn), PA 5/78

Ore Train ZBB-410 holds at "BURN" for traffic with U25C 6511 and SD40-2 6433 providing the power. The 6511 will either be retired or renumbered to make room for SD40-2 6511 that will be arriving on the property soon....

CR 6511 Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

CR U25C 6511 sits ready to go to work at Bethlehem in July, 1978.

CR 6512 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Former PC U25C's 6504 and 6512 roll by the Juniata shops deadline in August, 1977.

CR 6512 Cheektowaga, NY 8/1977

A U25-C and a leased GT unit pass by a U23-C and GP-9B that are working Frontier yard.

CR 6513 Rochester, NY 2/18/1978

An Eastbound van train passes under the signal bridge at the West end of Goodman Street Yard.

CR 6515 Rochester, NY 2/5/1977

A pair of big GE's move an Eastbound thru the heavy snow that fell in the Winter of 1977.

CR 6517 Harrisburg, PA 5-27-1978

PC U25C 6517 waits at the Enola engine terminal for assignment. With permission.

CR 6801 at Middlefield, MA. in 6/1979.

U25C 6801 leading westbound tonnage at MP 131 near Bancroft, MA. in June, 1979.

CR 6801 in Middlefield, MA. on 6/13/79. (1)

U25C 6801 roars upgrade with westbound tonnage at MP 131 in Middlefield, MA. on June 13, 1979.

CR 6803 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

Renumbered from the 6500-6519 series, CR U25C 6803 receives service at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 6804 in Becket, MA. on 6/6/79.

A three unit set of 6 axle U-Boats, led by U25C 6804, takes westbound tonnage up the hill near MP 130 in Becket, MA. on June 6, 1979.

CR 6806 at Hinsdale, MA. in June, 1979.

"Big foot" U25C 6806 and a couple of other 6 axle U-Boats take eastbound tonnage over the crest of the west slope in Hinsdale, MA. in June, 1979.

CR 6806 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

Former PC U25C 6806 (former 6506) is second in line following GP38-3 8082 through Morrisville yard in August, 1979.

CR 6806 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

Leaving Morrisville yard, ex-PC U25C 6806 and U25B 2549 follow GP38-2 8082 in August, 1979.

CR 6809 Niagara Yard Niagara Falls, NY 1-09-1980

CR 6809 Niagara Yard Niagara Falls, NY 1-09-1980 Franklin H. Folemsbee photo

CR 6810

A Conrail U-25-C and (Ex PRR) sets on the tail track at Gooman Yards on Dec. 8, 1981. In the wee hours of the morning, it brought in a train from Elkhart most likely called WSEL-45. Kevin Nelson photo with permission

CR 6810 at Marion, IN

CR 6810 at Marion, IN on Nov. 3, 1981. Kevin Nelson photo with permission

CR 6810 in Middlefield, MA. in 6/1979.

U25C 6810 leads eastbound tonnage downgrade past Automatic Block Signal 131.11 in Middlefield, MA. in June, 1979.

CR 6810 nose shot

Conrails WSEL-45 power, including U25C 6810, sits on the Engine Track at Goodman Yards on November 3, 1981. Kevin Nelson photo with permission

CR 6812 at Chester, MA in 6/1979. (1)

U25C 6812 leads westbound tonnage through Chester, MA. at the Bay State Dr. overhead in June, 1979.

CR 6814 - U25C at Rochester, NY

Former PC 6814 at CP30 - Rochester, NY in October 1980.

CR 6815 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25C 6815 (renumbered from PC 6500-6519 series) at Selkirk yard in August, 1979.

CR 6817 Rochester, NY 5/10/1979

A coal train has just passed Goodman Street yard at sunrise.

CR 6819 at Niagara Yard Niagara Falls, NY 1-09-1980

CR 6819 at Niagara Yard Niagara Falls, New York 1-09-1980 Franklin H. Folemsbee Photo

CR U25C 6519

A CR classic U boat leads a sb train off the Buffalo Line at Ft Hunter Pa.

MW-1 U25C 6504 Bogota, NJ

U25C 6504 leads U33C 6561 on Southbound MW-1 (Montreal,Canada-Washington/Pot Yard @ Bogota, NJ

PC 2966 Weehawkin, NJ 9/76

A trio of Penn Central General Electric U-Boats power Conrail TV44 @ Weehawkin, NJ. The train is getting headroom prior to backing into the Sea-Train yard. The Weehawkin (Bannana Pier) Scale was being returned to service..

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