Surviving C36-7s

In 1985, Conrail purchased 25 3,750hp C36-7's and assigned them to the 6620-6644 series. The C36-7's were built in June of 1985 on the same frame as the C30-7, and weren't a popular model among railroads. Two units (6620, 6621) were actually assigned Ballast Express service lettering, however, the rest of the fleet could often times be found hauling the stone and only a small handful ever received Conrail Quality paint.

In 1999, the fleet was divided between Norfolk Southern and CSX. Those assigned to NS were renumbered into the 8480-8493 series, while CSX allocated units became 7116-7126. In November 2000, Norfolk Southern returned the units to their lessor when the lease expired. CSX then picked them up and renumbered them to follow their existing ex Conrail C36-7's in the 7127-7140 series.

CR 6630

CR 6630, soon to become CSXT 7120, is at Cumberland, MD on 7/3/99.

CSXT 7116 (CR 6622)

Former CR 6622 is at Cumberland, MD on 7/19/99.

CSXT 7116 (CR 6622)

Former CR 6622 is at Cumberland, MD 7/4/00.

CSXT 7117 (CR 6626)

Former CR 6626 is at Cumberland, MD on 3/18/00.

CSXT 7117 (CR 6626)

Former CR 6626 is at Cumberland, MD on 9/26/99. It was sold to Brazil by 2007 and became MRSL 3751.

CSXT 7120 (CR 6630)

Former CR 6630 is at Cumberland, MD on 5/24/01.

CSXT 7122 (CR 6634)

Former CR 6634 is at Cumberland, MD on 2/16/02. By 2007 it was sold to Brazil and became MRSL 3754.

CSXT 7124 (CR 6638)

Former CR 6638 is at Cumberland, MD on 7/5/2004.

CSXT 7124 (CR 6638)

Former CR 6638 is at Cumberland, MD on 5/30/02. It was later sold to Brazil and became MRSL 3756.

CSXT 7126 (CR 6642)

Former CR 6642 is on a westbound at Corriganville, MD on 2/19/01.

CSXT 7130 (CR 6624)

Former NS 8483/CR 6624 is at Cumberland, MD on 6/15/01.

CSXT 7136 (CR 6637)

Former CR 6637(CSXT 7136, ex NS 8489), which was retired in 2005, sitting in a deadline at Waycross, GA on December 13, 2008. Amin Ricker photo, Chris Howe collection.

CSXT 7136 (CR 6637) Cab Detail

A side shot of the cab on former CR 6637(CSXT 7136, ex NS 8489) taken at Waycross, GA on December 13, 2008. Its amazing how good the paint looks on this engine for having been retired since 2005. Amin Ricker photo, Chris Howe collection.

CSXT 7136 (CR 6637) Nose Detail

A vertical nose shot of former CR 6637(CSXT 7136, ex NS 8489) at Waycross, GA on December 13, 2008. This engine has been retired by CSX since 2005. Amin Ricker photo, Chris Howe collection

CSXT 7140 (CR 6644)

Former NS 8493/CR 6644 is at Cumberland, MD on 10/21/01. To FNB in Brazil (apparently not renumbered), Retired at Curitiba PR.

LTEX 7137 (CR 6639)

A veteran C36-7 is seen among a string of units at the Larry's Truck and Electric facility in McDonald, OH during the CRHS Cleveland convention on 9/25/10. The unit was formerly OHCR 7137/CSXT 7137/NS 8490/CR 6639.

LTEX 7139 (CR 6643)

Came across this poor thing today, 10-26-09, at Warwick (Clinton), Ohio. It's "lettered" LTEX now, so it's probably history. It's history is as follows : LTEX 7139 OHCR 7139 CSX 7139 NS 8492 CR 6643

MRSL 3758 (CR 6620)

MRS Logistica 3758 is former Conrail C36-7 6620, and is seen switching cement cars at Joaquim Murtinho yard. The unit is classed by MRSL as a C30-7. This yard is located on the Central line of former EFCB railway. Today the line is used to empty train to return from the steel plants and port. General cargo trains like this one here are the only ones that run counter the normal traffic on this line. May 15, 2007 at Congonhas, MG Brazil

MRSL 3758 (CR 6620)

Former CR C36-7 6620, now MRSL C30-7 3758, is switching with SD40-2 5232 at Joaquim Murtinho yard on May 15th, 2007.

NS 8480 (CR 6620)

Former CR 6620 is at Cumberland, MD on 1/17/01. Note the "Ballast Express" lettering. Unit would later become CSXT 7127.

NS 8480 (CR 6620)

Former CR 6620 is at Cumberland, MD on 10/6/99. Note the "Ballast Express" lettering. Unit would later become CSXT 7127.

NS 8482 (CR 6623)

Former CR 6623 is at Cumberland, MD on 1/17/01. Unit would soon become CSXT 7129.

NS 8482 (CR 6623)

Former CR 6623 (soon to become CSXT 7129) is at Cumberland, MD on 7/5/99.

NS 8487 (CR 6632)

Former CR 6632 is at Cumberland, MD on 1/17/01. Unit would later become CSXT 7134.

NS 8489 (CR 6637)

Former CR 6637 is on the point of an eastbound at Altoona, PA on 10/7/00. Unit would soon become CSXT 7136.

NS 8491 (CR 6641)

C36-7 "PRR" 8491 leads SELA across the Hinsdale flats approaching the summit on July 2, 1999.

NS 8492 (CR 6643)

NS 8492 (ex-CR 6643) is on the point of 43A at Port Reading Jct. in Manville, NJ 1/2000.

NS 8493 (CR 6644)

Former CR 6644 is at West Brownsville, PA on 8/22/99. Unit later became CSXT 7140.

OHCR 7133 (CR 6631)

Posing for one final portrait, Ohio Central 7133 is about to be picked up by a CSX local for it's last trip, a short jaunt to LTEX. It's former Conrail C36-7 6631, although the OC classed it as a C30-7. It was a "Conrail survivor"....until today....

OHCR 7133 (CR 6631) Control Stand

The control stand of Ohio Central 7133. You have to love the "X Con" written on the stand.

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