Surviving C39-8's

Conrail purchased a total of 22 C39-8's in 1986. The 3,900hp beasts were built between June and August of 1986 and were assigned to series 6000 - 6021. The C39-8, often referred to as "camelbacks" due to the large equipment blower and dynamic brake box located directly behind the cab, is almost identical to the earlier produced C32-8. The C39-8 was the last in the Dash 8 line to utilize two radiator exhaust fans.

The original factory-installed, small single grab iron on the nose of the unit, also found on the B40-8 model, was intended for use when crossing between locomotives. They were replaced however, sometime in 1991 when Conrail opted for the upside down "L" grabs due to safety concerns and difficulty boarding the locomotives from the ground, account the higher walkway.

In 1999, the fleet was divided between Norfolk Southern and CSX. Those assigned to NS were renumbered into the 8200-8212 series, while CSX allocated units became 7480-7498.

CR 6013

CR 6013, soon to become CSXT 7485, is at Cumberland, MD on 6/25/99.

CR 6018

CR 6018, soon to become CSXT 7486, is at Cumberland, MD on 7/5/99 - definitely in need of a wash.

CSXT 7480 (CR 6001)

Former CR 6001 is at Cumberland, MD on 7/22/2001.

CSXT 7481 (CR 6002)

Former CR 6002 is at Philson, PA on 10/16/99.

CSXT 7482 (CR 6005)

Former CR 6005 is at Cumberland, MD on 10/5/01.

CSXT 7483 (CR 6008)

Former CR 6008 is at Reading, PA on 4/22/01.

CSXT 7483 (CR 6008)

Former CR 6008 is trailing westbound at Cumberland, MD on 3/24/01.

CSXT 7483 (CR 6008) Ridgefield Park, NJ 7-2002

CSX 7483 (ex-CR 6008) is on the point of Q-254 at Ridgefield Park, NJ 7/2002

CSXT 7484 (CR 6009)

Former CR 6009 is at New Castle, PA on 9/26/00.

CSXT 7485 (CR 6013)

Former CR 6013 is at Yoder, PA on 4/24/02. Unit would later be sold and become SAR 7485.

CSXT 7487 (CR 6019)

Former CR 6019 is at Cumberland, MD on 6/23/02.

CSXT 7488 (CR 6020)

Former CR 6020 is at Cumberland, MD on 9/16/01.

EBBX 8203 (CR 6006)

Ex NS C39-8 8203, Nee CR 6006, now restenciled EBBX, starts its one way journey to its new home in Peru, South America. Unit is on train 11R where it will be loaded on a ship in New Orleans.. So long old friend...

NHIR 8208 (CR 6014)

Former CR 6014 is seen on the New Hope & Ivyland at New Hope, PA on 12/10/11.

NS 8200 (CR 6000)

Former CR 6000 is at Cumberland, MD on 7/7/02.

NS 8201 (ex-CR 6003) Duncannon, Pa 10-2000

NS 8201 (ex-CR 6003) is on the point of a westbound freight at Duncannon, Pa 10/2000

NS 8202 (CR 6004)

Former CR 6004 is at West Brownsville, PA on 8/2/99.

NS 8202 (CR 6004) Detail

Detail view of former CR 6004 at West Brownsville, PA on 8/2/99.

NS 8203 (CR 6006)

Former CR 6006 stored at Enola, PA on 5/10/2008.

NS 8203 (CR 6006)

Former Conrail C39-8 6006 is in Enola Yard on 7/15/2008. Disposition of the 8203 is undecided as of 4/1/10 and she still reposes in the deadline at Enola, PA..

NS 8203 (CR 6006)

Stored in Enola Yard.

NS 8209 (CR 6015)

Former CR 6015 is seen at Morrisville, PA in September 1999. This was one of the few C39-8's that got the Conrail Quality paint scheme.

NS 8210 (CR 6016)

Former Conrail C39-8 6016 is in charge of 11J westbound through Harrisburg, PA on 9/2/2007

NS 8210 (CR 6016)

A vintage C39-8 leads empty slab train 66Z, destined for Morrisville, PA, past a stopped empty slab train, 61Z, on the controlled siding at Cove.

NS 8211 (CR 6017)

Former CR 6017 is seen on 12N at Newark DE on 3/12/08.

NS 8212 (CR 6021)

6021 10-7-07 Wyomissing, PA. Photo by Brian Alesin

NS 8212 (CR 6021)

6021 10-7-07 Wyomissing, PA. Photo by Brian Alesin

NSSX 8202 (CR 6004)

Former NS 8202/CR 6004 is seen at Lansdale, PA on 10/14/2010.

NSSX 8207 (CR 6012)

Former NS 8207/CR 6012 is seen at Lansdale, PA on 10/14/2010.

NSSX 8208 (CR 6014)

Former NS 8208/CR 6014 is seen at Lansdale, PA on 10/14/2010 with an interesting lettering job.

NSSX 8211 (CR 6017)

Former NS 8211/CR 6017 is seen at Lansdale, PA on 8/10/2010.

NSSX 8212 (CR 6021)

Former NS 8212/CR 6021 is seen at Lansdale, PA on 10/14/2010.

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