Surviving GP38-2s

The most populated series on the EMD side of the CR roster were the 223 inherited GP38-2's from Penn Central. Conrail also purchased 115 brand new GP38-2's between 1977 and 1979. The entire roster filled the 7940-8281 block. The four axle units churned out 2,000hp and were regulars in all types of service.

Equipped with plows on both ends, several were cleared for use at the PP&L Strawberry Ridge, PA power plant (8040-8064) and others were equipped with bi-directional cab arrangements (8154-8162). The PC GP38-2's were built without anti-climbers while the Conrail ordered units, 8163 forward, were. A small handful of other subtle differences can be found when comparing the different orders such as the fuel spout revision, nose ventilation lovers, an additional latch to the control compartment door, etc.

In 1999, the fleet was divided between Norfolk Southern and CSX. Those assigned to NS were renumbered into the 5257-5393 series, while CSX allocated units became 2717-2814.

BRC 580 (CR 8232)

Rear view of BRC 580 (ex NS 5366/CR 8232) building a train in the yard at Clearing.

CR 8191

CR 8191, soon to become NS 5348, is at Cumberland, MD on 7/3/99.

CSX 1554 and NS 5290

CSAO WPCA51 on Beesley Secondary.

CSX 5290 (CR 8090)

CSX GP38-2's 5290 (CR 8090) and 5307 (CR 8123) take a rest at Morrisville on 5/29/2016.

CSXT 2008 (CR 8199)

CSX GP38-3 2008 (former GP38-2 CSX 2777, CR 8199) takes a rest from working Fairburn yard on January 19, 2018.

CSXT 2008 (CR 8199)

CSXT GP38-3 2008 (former CR GP38-2 8199), GP40-2 6918, and Road slug 2318 layover at Fairburn, GA on a rainy February, 2018 morning.

CSXT 2008 (CR 8199) (01)

CSX AC44CW 214 runs 7th, and CSX GP38-3 2008 (former GP38-2 CSX 2777/CR 8199) brings up the rear of an 8-unit lash up hustling mixed freight NB at Peachtree City, GA on January 13, 2018.

CSXT 2008 (CR 8199) (02)

CSX GP38-3 2008 (former GP38-2 CSX 2777/CR 8199) brings up the rear of an 8-unit lash up hustling mixed freight NB at Peachtree City, GA on January 13, 2018.

CSXT 2008 (CR 8199) (03)

CSX GP38-3 2008 (former GP38-2 CSX 2777/CR 8199) brings up the rear of an 8-unit lash up hustling mixed freight NB at Peachtree City, GA on January 13, 2018.

CSXT 2008 (CR 8199) (04)

CSX Road slug 2318, GP40-2 6918, and GP38-3 2008 (former CR GP38-2 8199) rush a local through Peachtree City, GA on a rainy February, 2018 morning.

CSXT 2008 (CR 8199) (05)

CSX Road slug 2318, GP40-2 6918, and GP38-3 2008 (former CR GP38-2 8199) rush a local through Peachtree City, GA on a rainy February, 2018 morning.

CSXT 2008 (CR 8199) (06)

CSX Road slug 2318, GP40-2 6918, and GP38-3 2008 (former CR GP38-2 8199) rush a local through Peachtree City, GA on a rainy February, 2018 morning.

CSXT 2009 (CR 8215)

GP38-3 CSXT 2009 was rebuilt from CSXT 2784/CR 8215.

CSXT 2020 (CR 8093)

CSXT 2020 is seen at Cumberland, MD on 6/11/12. Unit is ex CSXT 2734/CR 8093/PC 8093 and was recently rebuilt to a GP38-3 by CSX.

CSXT 2020 (CR 8093)

CSXT 2020 is seen at Cumberland, MD on 6/11/12. Unit is ex CSXT 2734/CR 8093/PC 8093 and was recently rebuilt to a GP38-3 by CSX.

CSXT 2717 (CR 8043)

Former CR 8043 is seen at Elsmere, DE on 3/19/2012.

CSXT 2717 (CR 8043)

Former CR 8043 is seen on D729-05 at Elsmere DE on 4/5/12.

CSXT 2717 (CR 8043)

Former CR/PC 8043 is at JLS in Altoona, PA on 10/7/00, on display at Railfest as part of a "before & after" comparison showing their ongoing refurbishment of some CSX (ex CR) GP38-2's at the time.

CSXT 2717 (CR 8043)

Former CR 8043 is seen on EB CSX D729-16 at Elsmere, DE on 1/16/15.

CSXT 2717 (CR 8043)

Former CR 8043 is seen on EB CSX D729-16 at Elsmere, DE on 1/16/15.

CSXT 2718 (CR 8045)

Former CR 8045/PC 8045 is at Cumberland, MD on 6/29/02.

CSXT 2721 (CR 8053)

Former CR 8053 is seen on CSX D775-21 at Elsmere DE.

CSXT 2722 (CR 8055)

Former CR 8055 is seen on Q370-11 at Newark DE on 11/12/12.

CSXT 2725 (CR 8065)

Former CR 8065 is seen at Paulsboro NJ on 12/2/10.

CSXT 2725 (CR 8065)

Former CR 8065 is seen at Paulsboro, NJ on 1/15/2011.

CSXT 2725 (CR 8065)

Former CR 8065 is seen at Paulsboro NJ on 5/17/13.

CSXT 2725 (CR 8065)

Former CR 8065 is seen at Paulsboro NJ on 5/17/13.

CSXT 2725 (CR 8065) Ridgefield Park, NJ 3-9-2008

CSX 2725 (ex-CR 8065) on lease to the NYSW switches cars in Ridgefield Park, NJ 3/9/2008

CSXT 2725 (CR 8065) Ridgefield Park, NJ 7-12-2009

CSX 2725 (ex-CR 8065) and CSX 2732 (ex-CR 8087) drag some gons west on the NYSW at Ridgefield Park, NJ 7/12/2009

CSXT 2727 (CR 8072)

Former CR 8072/PC 8072 is at Cumberland, MD on 3/22/00.

CSXT 2729 (CR 8075)

Former CR 8075 is at Cumberland, MD on 3/22/00.

CSXT 2729 (CR 8075)

Former CR/PC 8075 is at Cumberland, MD on 2/28/00.

CSXT 2730 (CR 8076)

The CSX New Castle to Willard local has one of the 4 GP38-2's left in CR blue leading 12-28-08. Too bad the sun wasn't out. She looks pretty good considering- I shot the CR 8076 in fresh CRQ paint back in August 1997.

CSXT 2730 (CR 8076) 12/08

Another shot of that CSX 2730/ CR 8076.

CSXT 2731 (CR 8082)

Former CR 8082 is seen on the SMS at Bridgeport NJ on 8/9/10. Note the pilot has been cut to operate in third rail territory.

CSXT 2731 (CR 8082)

Former CR 8082 is seen on the SMS at Bridgeport NJ on 8/9/10. Note the pilot has been cut to operate in third rail territory.

CSXT 2731 (CR 8082)

A head on view of former CR 8082 is seen on the SMS at Bridgeport NJ on 8/9/10. Note the pilot has been cut to operate in third rail territory.

CSXT 2731 (CR 8082)

Former CR/PC 8082 is at Cumberland, MD on 12/6/99.

CSXT 2732 (CR 8087) Ridgefield Park, NJ 6-6-2009

CSX 2732 (ex-CR 8087) and NS 5279 (ex-CR 8073) on lease to the NYSW switch cars in Ridgefield Park, NJ 6/6/2009

CSXT 2735 (CR 8094)

Former CR 8094 is seen at Paulsboro NJ on 7/11/09.

CSXT 2735 (CR 8094)

Former CR 8094 is seen at the CSAO Pavonia Enginehouse in Camden, NJ on 10/18/2009. Photo taken from the NJ Transit River Line during the 2009 CRHS convention.

CSXT 2735 (CR 8094)

Former CR 8094 & SMS' SW-9 438 are seen at Paulsboro NJ on 8/1/12.

CSXT 2735 (CR 8094)

Former CR 8094 is at Stoney Creek, PA on 4/21/01.

CSXT 2736 (CR 8095)

Former CR 8095 leads B705-14 west at Point of Rocks, MD on 10/14/17.

CSXT 2736 (CR 8095)

Former CR 8095 is seen on B705-14 at Point of Rocks, MD on 10/14/17.

CSXT 2736 (CR 8095)

Former CR 8095 is seen on B705-14 at Point of Rocks, MD on 10/14/17.

CSXT 2737 (CR 8098)

Former CR 8098 is at Cumberland, MD on 11/3/00.

CSXT 2737 (CR 8098)

CSXT GP38-2 (CR 8098) takes a rest from working local traffic in Fairburn, GA on November 17, 2015.

CSXT 2737 (CR 8098)

CSXT GP38-2 2737 (CR 8098) runs a local through Union City, GA on December 7, 2015.

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