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Date: 06/23/22 11:10
Big Conrail - ex RDG - Alco
Author: train1275

Conrail 6762 still in RDG paint stored at Massey Yard, Watertown, NY in 1981.

C630 built Octiber 1967 as Reading RR 5309.




Date: 06/23/22 11:28
Re: Big Conrail - ex RDG - Alco
Author: Notch76

Thanks for sharing

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Date: 06/23/22 11:47
Re: Big Conrail - ex RDG - Alco
Author: cjvrr

AMazing the paint looks that bad in 14 years.

But even more amazing the Conrail blue on the unit in front of it is peeling off after less than 5 years.



Date: 06/23/22 15:36
Re: Big Conrail - ex RDG - Alco
Author: ALCO630

cjvrr Wrote:
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> AMazing the paint looks that bad in 14 years.
>
> But even more amazing the Conrail blue on the unit
> in front of it is peeling off after less than 5
> years.


Since it’s a blue Alco, probably minimal (if any) surface prep.

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Doug Wetherhold
Macungie, PA



Date: 06/23/22 17:17
Re: Big Conrail - ex RDG - Alco
Author: refarkas

First-rate photo but so, so sad.
Bob - 



Date: 06/23/22 19:09
Re: Big Conrail - ex RDG - Alco
Author: M-420

The Hi Ads are a nice good look
 



Date: 06/25/22 18:24
Re: Big Conrail - ex RDG - Alco
Author: RDG5308

We (the RCT&HS) made arrangements with Chrome Locomotive to remove parts from the 6762 for spares in advance of some folks that went to Silvis, IL to prep the CR 6761 (RDG 5308) for its trip back to Reading. The cab doors, battery box covers, and a host of parts including all of the cards in the electrical cabinet were stuffed inside the 6761.  Those horns came back to Reading, too. 6762's engine was later sold to an Oil Industry customer. 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/25/22 18:26 by RDG5308.



Date: 06/25/22 18:33
Re: Big Conrail - ex RDG - Alco
Author: train1275

Thanks for the follow up on this locomotive.

RDG5308 Wrote:
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> We (the RCT&HS) made arrangements with Chrome
> Locomotive to remove parts from the 6762 for
> spares in advance of some folks that went to
> Silvis, IL to prep the CR 6761 (RDG 5308) for its
> trip back to Reading. The cab doors, battery box
> covers, and a host of parts including all of the
> cards in the electrical cabinet were stuffed
> inside the 6761.  Those horns came back to
> Reading, too. 6762's engine was later sold to an
> Oil Industry customer. 



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