Class B83A

The B83A class of hicubes were built new for Conrail as CR 297601-297912 by Greenville Steel under order number 1156, starting in April of 1978. Almost 70 cars would be renumbered into the CR 243101-243596 series and another 7 cars were renumbered into the CR 297350-297356 series. The B83As were originally assigned to serve Ford Motor Co. in auto parts service, according to Conrail mechanical drawings.

CR 243108- Class B83A

Seen here in June 1994. Car is ex CR 297742.

CR 243116- Class B83A

Seen here in July 1996. Car is ex CR 297832.

CR 243123 - Class B83A

Conrail 243123 is seen at Cove, PA. Car is ex CR 297713.

CR 243131- Class B83A

CR 243131 is seen here in May 1994. Car is ex CR 297682.

CR 243135-Class B83A

CR 243135 is seen here in July 1995. Car is ex CR 297738.

CR 243508- Class B83A

CR 243508 is seen here in March 1994. Car is ex CR 297685.

CR 243548- Class B83A

CR 243548 is seen here in April 1994. Car is ex CR 297752.

CR 297621 - Class B83A

Conrail 297621 is seen at Conway, PA

CR 297666 - Class B83A

CR 297666 is seen here in May of 1996.

CR 297671 - Class B83A

Car was built 4-78. Photo was taken June 1978.

CR 297675 - Class B83A

Conrail 297675 is seen at Denholm, PA

CR 297682 - Class B83A

Conrail 297682 is seen at Cove, PA

CR 297684 - Class B83A

Conrail 297684 is seen at Horseshoe Curve, PA

CR 297706 - Class B83A

CR 297706 is seen at Marysville, PA

CR 297726 - Class B83A

Conrail 297726 is seen at Denholm, PA

CR 297778 - Class B83A

Conrail 297778 is seen at Rochester, PA

CR 297779 - Class B83A

Conrail 297779 is seen at the Brickyard at Altoona, PA

CR 297781-Class B83A

CR 297781 is seen at San Bernadino CA on 2/9/86.

CR 297791 - Class B83A

Freshly-painted CR 297791 was photographed at Berea, OH on 9/24/92. Car was built 5-78.

CR 297842 - Class B83A

Car was built 5-78. Photo taken June 1978.

CR 297845 - Class B83A

Conrail 297845 is seen at East Conway, PA

CR 297845 - Class B83A

Conrail 297845 is seen at Rochester, PA.

CR 297859 - Class B83A at Horseshoe Curve

Conrail class B83A boxcar 297859 is seen in a westbound auto parts train at Horseshoe Curve in 1986.

CR 297861 - Class B83A

Conrail 297861 is seen at East Conway, PA

CR 297862-Class B83A

CR 297862 is seen in the consist of PICA-9 at Altoona, PA on 6/8/97. Car was built 5-78 and would later be restenciled to NYC 297862 when Conrail was split up in 1999.

CR 297890- Class B83A

CR 297890 is seen here in March 1994. Car is missclassed as a BE83A and should be a B83A.

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