Rostered and Orphaned Baldwins

In 1976 Conrail assigned road numbers to 31 acquired Baldwin diesels. Apparently at least one or two
of the ex RDG units were "accidentally" painted CR blue, no logos, just "Conrail or CR" and the number.
Other Baldwins, acquired as part of the assets of the railroads that were merged to form Conrail
and not assigned numbers became orphans. By 1978 all the "true" Baldwins were gone from the roster.
A few of the EMD repowered RDG units, refered to as an SW1200M on Conrail rosters, lasted until 1982.


CR 9301
photo by: Unknown
- collection of Mark Laundry

Rutherford, PA - July 1977
9301

VO1000
c/n 62403, b/d 9/1940

- built as Reading 81
- repowered by EMD, renumbered 2701
- became Conrail 9301

Conrail 9303
photo by: John F. Bondura
Frankford Junc Phila. PA
March 1981
9303

VO1000
c/n 70110, b/d 11/1943

- built as Reading 74
- repowered by EMD, renumbered 2703
- became Conrail 9303

Conrail 9310
photo by: John F. Bondura
Frankford Junc Phila. PA
March 1981
9310

VO1000
c/n 71956, b/d 9/1944

- built as Reading 58
- repowered by EMD, renumbered 2710
- became Conrail 9310


1976 Conrail Baldwin Roster
CR NumberOriginal NumberBLW modelconstruction numberdate builtnotesphoto
8308NYC 9310S127527710/51-below 8308
8334PRR 8732S127563110/52-below 8334
8354Ironton 751DS4-4-1000(SC)746007/49never renumberedbelow 751
9301RDG 2701VO1000 *624039/40built as #81above 9301
9302RDG 2702VO1000 *624028/40built as #80below 2702
9303RDG 2703VO1000 *7011011/43built as #74above 9303
9304RDG 2704VO1000 *677336/43built as #73-
9305RDG 2705VO1000 *7011111/43built as #75-
9306RDG 2706VO1000 *719488/44built as #55-
9307RDG 2707VO1000 *701361/44built as #78below 2707
9308RDG 2708VO1000 *719498/44built as #56-
9309RDG 2709VO1000 *719579/44built as #59-
9310RDG 2710VO1000 *719569/44built as #58above 9310
9311RDG 2711VO1000 *719508/44built as #57-
9312RDG 2712VO1000 *677316/43built as #71-
9313RDG 2713VO1000 *701653/44built as #88below 2713
9314RDG 2714VO1000 *701381/44built as #89below 2714
8343-8347PRSL 6017-6021S1275930-759346/53-below 6017, 6018, 6020
8348-8352PRSL 6028-6032S1276126-761304/56-below 6029, 6030, 6031, 6032
8353PRSL 6006S8752535/51-below 6006
8387PRSL 6016AS16758554/53-below 6016
8388-8389PRSL 6024-6025AS1675975-7597611/53-below 6025
* repowered by EMD in 1959, 1000hp 567C


Penn Central

Penn Central 8308 Penn Central 8334
photo by: Tim Darnell
PC 8308 and PRSL 6018
Pavonia Yard Camden, NJ. 1977
photo by: Tim Darnell
PC 8334 and PRSL 6032
Pavonia Yard Camden, NJ. 1977

Ironton

Ironton 751 Conrail 8354 Ironton 751 was not renumbered when in service with Conrail maybe it was renumbered as CR8354 when on route to the deadline
photo by: Tim Darnell
Ironton 751
Bethlehem, PA. 1977
photo by: John Komanesky
Allentown, PA 6-77

Reading

Reading 2714 Reading 2702 Reading 2713
photo by: Tim Darnell
Reading 2714
Pavonia Yard Camden, NJ. 1977
photo by: Tim Darnell
Reading 2702 & 2707
Pavonia Yard Camden, NJ. 1977
photo by: Tim Darnell
Reading 2713
Collinwood Shops, Cleveland, OH.

Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines

PRSL 6017, S12 PRSL 6017, S12 PRSL 6020, S12
photo by: Tim Darnell
PRSL 6017
photo by: Tim Darnell
PRSL 6017
photo by: Tim Darnell
PRSL 6020 & 6029

PRSL 6031, S12 PRSL 6030, S12
photo by: Tim Darnell
PRSL 6031
photo by: Tim Darnell
PRSL 6030, S12 & 6006, S8

PRSL 6025 AS16 PRSL 6016, AS16 PRSL 6016, AS16
photo by: Tim Darnell
PRSL 6025
photo by: Tim Darnell
PRSL 6016
photo by: Tim Darnell
PRSL 6016

Orphaned - not rostered

EL B65 EL B66
photo by: Tim Darnell
B65, 1977
photo by: Tim Darnell
B66, 1979
B65 & B66 were built as hump slugs from Erie 1150 & 1105, DRS6-6-1500

Penn Central 8319 Penn Central 8319
photo by: Tim Darnell
PC 8267 & 8338
photo by: Tim Darnell
PC 8350 & 8278

Penn Central 8302 Penn Central 8319
photo by: Tim Darnell
DRS4-4-1000
PC 8302, ex PRR 9276
c/n 74403, built 2/49
photo by: Tim Darnell
PC 8319, sent to Naparano Iron & Metal for scrap, seen there in 1980 in use as a switcher


In the end ...

Conrail had rounded up all the operating Baldwins, and stationed them at Camden, NJ.

Pavonia Yard Camden, NJ.
photo by: Tim Darnell
Pavonia Yard Camden, NJ. 1977


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