Class G52A

The G52A class was a group of 300 cars built by Thrall at Chicago, IL in late 1977. Cars were numbered 628001-628300.

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CR 623947(F51A) and 628093(G52A) at New Haven, IN on Feb. 21, 2009
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CR 628014 is seen in the consist of NS M9G at Sinking Spring, PA on 1/1/16. Car was built 11-77 by Thrall.
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CR 628030 is seen in NS 17G at Altoona PA on 6/28/13. Car was built 11-77 by Thrall.
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Conrail 628032 is seen at Leetsdale, PA on 9/18/2004
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CR 628040 is seen in the consist of NS 14G at Altoona, PA on 6/13/14. Car was built 11-77 by Thrall.
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CR 628041 is seen on 33A at Marysville on 8/9/08. Car was built new for Conrail by Thrall in 1977
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CR 628044 is seen in the consist of NS 14G at Altoona, PA on 6/13/14. Car was built 11-77 by Thrall.
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Conrail 628055 is seen at Pittsburgh, PA on 7/19/2005
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Conrail 628058 is seen at Leetsdale, PA on 9/18/2004
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CR 628062 is seen on 13G at Marysville PA on 8/1/09.
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Seen here is a Conrail class G52A coil car that was repainted by Norfolk Southern at the Hollidaysburg, PA freight car shops after the 1999 Conrail split. Note that the car is painted NS black but still retains it's Conrail road number and has Conrail logos on it.
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Conrail 628074 is seen at Marysville, PA on 6/10/2007
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CR 628074 is seen at Westville, NJ on 2/13/15. Car was built 9-77 by Thrall. Nice to see a CR coilcar with matching CR coil hoods.
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CR 628074 is seen at Westville, NJ on 2/13/15. Car was built 9-77 by Thrall. Nice to see a CR coilcar with matching CR coil hoods.
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A view of the left end of CR 628074 at Westville, NJ on 2/13/15. Car was built 9-77 by Thrall.
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A view of the right end of CR 628074 at Westville, NJ on 2/13/15. Car was built 9-77 by Thrall.
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Conrail 628078 is seen at Abrams Yard in 2003
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Conrail 628083 is seen at Altoona, PA on 10/31/2004
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CR 628110 is seen in the consist of NS 14G at Wyomissing, PA on 3/25/16. Car was built 10-77 by Thrall. It's neat to see a CR coilcar carrying hoods of the two railroads that split up Conrail.
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CR 628111 is seen on 36A at Marysville PA on 10/18/08.
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Conrail 628143 is at Abrams Yard on 6/25/2005
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CR 628155 is seen at Altoona PA on 4/13/08.
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CR 628156 is seen with a pair of freshly painted NS coil hoods at Hollidaysburg PA on 6/18/02.
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CR 628156 is seen in the consist of NS M4G at Marysville, PA on 8/26/17. Car was built 11-77 by Thrall. Nice to a CR coilcar with matching hoods in 2017.
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Conrail 628170 is seen at Marysville, PA on 6/10/2007
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Car was built 10-77.
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CR 628201 at New Haven, IN on Oct. 15, 2008
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Car was built 10-77.
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CR 628211 is seen in the consist of NS M9G at Sinking Spring, PA on 1/1/16. Car was built 11-77 by Thrall.
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CR 628216 built 11-77.
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CR 628216 built 11-77.
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CR 628216 is seen in storage at Bloomsbury NJ on 5/13/09. Car was built 11-77.
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Car was built 10-77.
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Conrail 628246 is seen in the deadlines at Rose Yard in Altoona, PA on 7/7/2007
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Car was built 11-77 by Thrall; to CSX.
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CR 628246 is in storage at Hollidaysburg, PA on 5/27/01. The "NYC" written on the sides and ends of the car suggests that this car was to go to CSX at the Conrail split, although it was a bad-order "RS-41" car and would likely live out the rest of its life here in Hollidaysburg.
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Detail view of the B-end of CR 628246 at Hollidaysburg, PA 5/27/01.
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Detail view looking down into CR 628246 at Hollidaysburg, PA 5/27/01.
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Conrail G52A coil car rolls east at Cove, PA on Election Day, 2008. Note that the car is black and has 1 CR and 1 NS hood. Photo by Russ Swinnerton
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Car was repainted black by Norfolk Southern after the Conrail split.
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Seen here in September 1999.
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CR 628252 is seen at Altoona PA on 4/13/08.
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CR 628258 is seen on 10N at Harrisburg PA on 3/26/11.
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CR 628263 is seen at Philadelphia PA on 6/9/12.
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Conrail 628264 is seen at Harrisburg, PA on 1/5/2008
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Conrail 628284 is seen at Eddystone, PA on 10/1/2005

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