Surviving B23-7s

During the 1970's, EMD was turning out a very successful and reliable Dash-2 line (GP38-2, GP40-2, SD40-2). General Electric, in an effort to gain lost ground, introduced an improved Dash-7 line which proved to be a huge improvement over the earlier U-Boats. Between 1977 and 1979, Conrail purchased 141 of the twelve-cylinder 2,250hp B23-7's.

In 1999, the fleet was divided between Norfolk Southern and CSX. Those assigned to NS were renumbered into the 4024-4091 series, while CSX allocated units became 3144-3189.

CR 1902 10-17-04 Altoona, PA

CR 1902 10-17-04 Altoona, PA

CR 1902 Being Dismantled, 10-17-04 Altoona, PA

1902 10-17-04 Altoona, PA Being dismantled. 

CR 1956 10-17-04 Altoona, PA

CR 1956 10-17-04 Altoona, PA

CR 1956 Being Dismantled 10-17-04 Altoona, PA

1956 10-17-04 Altoona, PA Being dismantled. Photo by Lance Myers

CR 1969

CR 1969 at St. Paul, MN on 11-27-03. Photo by JB Kerr.

CR 1971 B23-7 MNNR 1971 St Paul 09-09

Having traded blue paint for red, this ex Conrail B23-7 works the east end of the "A" yard in St Paul, Minn.

CR 1986

CR 1986 is at Cumberland, MD on 11/6/99. It would later become NERR 1986, then was sold to PWSX 1986.

CR 1986

CR 1986 would later become NERR 1986, then was sold to PWSX 1986.

CR 1990 B23-7 MNNR 40 St Paul 09-09

The Minnesota Commercial is a haven for some ex Conrail B23-7's. Here #40, ex CR 1990, spots a state scale car near their yard in St Paul, Minn.

CR 1998

CR 1998 at St. Paul, MN on 11-27-03. Photo by JB Kerr.

CR 1998 11-27-03 St. Paul, MN

CR 1998 11-27-03 St. Paul, MN

CR 2002

CR 2002 at St. Paul, MN on 11-27-03. Photo by JB Kerr.

CR 2009

CR 2009 at Cuthbert, GA on 4-26-03. Photo by JB Kerr.

CR 2011

CR 2011 at Smithville, GA on 4-26-03. Photo by JB Kerr.

CR 2018 - B23-7 at Middletown, PA

CR 2018 is seen with CR 3095 at Middletown, PA on 9/25/1982.

CR 2022 10-17-04 Altoona, PA

CR 2022 10-17-04 Altoona, PA

CR 2022 Being Dismantled 10-17-04 Altoona, PA

2022 10-17-04 Altoona, PA Being dismantled.

CR 2022, 1956, 1902 10-17-04 Altoona, PA

CR 2022, 1956, 1902 10-17-04 Altoona, PA

CR 2022, 1956, and 1902 Being Dismantled 10-17-04 Altoona, PA

2022, 1956, 1902 10-17-04 Altoona, PA Being dismantled.

CR 2040 OHCR 4099 09-08

Ohio Central 4099, the former Conrail 2040, departs the CSX yard in Warwick(Clinton), Ohio. The engineers side has a complete paint out of the CR markings, but the far side has had the Conrail name and logo reapplied in non standard fashion. This unit came to Conrail via the MGA- it was their 2310.

CSX 3177 (ex-CR 1995) Ridgefield Park, NJ 5-2002

CSX 3177 (ex-CR 1995) is on the point of a short freight at Ridgefield Park, NJ 5/2002

CSXT 3155 (CR 1937)

Former CR 1937 is at Cumberland, MD on 7/4/00.

CSXT 3158 (CR 1940)

Former CR 1940 is dead behind the shop at Cumberland, MD on 2/14/00.

CSXT 3158 (CR 1940)

Former CR 1940 is stored dead behind the shop at Cumberland, MD on 2/14/00.  It was deleted on 7-24-2001.

CSXT 3159 (CR 1943)

Former CR 1943 is at New Castle, PA on 9/24/00.

CSXT 3163 (CR 1957)

Former CR 1957 was at Cumberland, MD on 6/1/00. It was deleted on 7-24-01 and was sold to Tennessee Southern as TSRR 3163.

CSXT 3165 (CR 1964)

Former CR 1964 was on an eastbound at Cumberland, MD on 3/18/2000.

CSXT 3170 (CR 1996)

Former CR 1996 is at Cumberland, MD on 6/2/00. It was deleted on 7-24-01 - became TSRR (Tennessee Southern) 3170.

CSXT 3173 (CR 2006)

Former CR 2006 is at Cumberland, MD on 6/4/00. Unit was deleted on 7-24-01.

CSXT 3184 (CR 2816)

Former CR 2816 is at Cumberland, MD on 3/1/00. It was deleted on 7-24-01; became BDLX 3184.

EBBX 4052 (CR 1959)

Former NS 4052/CR 1959, now owned by SouthEast Railroad Supply. seen here at Harrisburg, PA on 3/15/2004.

EPRY 3153 (CR 1933)

EPRY 3153 (ex CSXT 3151/CR 1933) at Quakertown, Pa - 6/15/2008.

EPRY 3153 (CR 1933)

EPRY 3153 is seen at Quakertown, PA on 5/26/16. Unit is ex CSXT 3153/CR 1933 and it's hard to believe this unit was assigned to the Conrail's Track Geometry for many years.

EPRY 3153 (CR 1933)

A head on view of EPRY 3153 is seen at Quakertown, PA on 5/26/16.

MNCR 803 (CR 1905)

MNCR 803 is seen on a EB CSX grain train at Cumberland MD on 10/23/97. Unit is ex CR 1905.

NREX 4067 (CR 1981)

Ex PRR 4067 Nee CR 1981 9/23/07 At NRE, Silvis, IL.

JB Kerr Photo

NS 4032 (CR 1918)

Former CR 1918 is on the point of a westbound at Cumberland, MD on 1/16/00.

NS 4032 (CR 1918)

Former CR 1918 is at Cumberland, MD on 1/25/00.

NS 4033 (CR 1921)

Former CR 1921 is on an eastbound at Altoona, PA on 10/7/00.

NS 4041 (CR 1935)

In a series of images that can barely called "survivors", Roger Durfee became the last person to ever shoot former Conrail B23-7 1935. The unit was being scrapped at Larry's Truck and Electric in McDonald, OH on 10/24/2008.

NS 4041 ex-CR 1935 at McDonald, OH in 2008

In a series of images that can barely called "survivors", Roger Durfee became the last person to ever shoot former Conrail B23-7 1935. The unit was being scrapped at Larry's Truck and Electric in McDonald, OH on 10/24/2008.

NS 4041 ex-CR 1935 at McDonald, OH in 2008

In a series of images that can barely called "survivors", Roger Durfee became the last person to ever shoot former Conrail B23-7 1935. The unit was being scrapped at Larry's Truck and Electric in McDonald, OH on 10/24/2008.

NS 4041 ex-CR 1935 at McDonald, OH in 2008

In a series of images that can barely called "survivors", Roger Durfee became the last person to ever shoot former Conrail B23-7 1935. The unit was being scrapped at Larry's Truck and Electric in McDonald, OH on 10/24/2008.

NS 4041(ex CR 1935)

NS B23-7 4041, ex CR 1935 sits at the diesel pit in East Wayne yard New Haven, IN with NS 6761, ex CR 5651 back in October 2000. Richard Heine photo, Chris Howe collection

NS 4075 (CR 1997)

Former CR 1997 is at Hagerstown, MD on 10/1/99.

NS 4085 (CR 2020)

Former CR 2020 is at Lancaster, PA on 6/15/00.

OHCR 4093 (CR 2036) B23-7R Warwick 10-09

Former CSX 3197, Conrail 2036, and MGA 2306, is now Ohio Central 4093. Seen here passing Warwick tower, also a Conrail survivor.

PRLX 4055 (CR 1963)

Former Conrail B23-7 #1963 is sitting at Enola Yard on 5/31/2008. Unit was waybilled to Kentucky to be scrapped, sadly she would not be a survivor for much longer...

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