GP40 3085

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GP40 3085

Postby Martin Baumann » Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:56 am

Can anyone confirm a retirement date/disposition for GP40 3085. Sources on and offline do not agree and it may not have made it to CR but I can't find a Penn Central wreck report where it is mentioned.


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Re: GP40 3085

Postby CPBelt » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:29 pm


All my 1976 Conrail rosters show that it never made it to Conrail. I'd have to dig around my Penn Central books to see if they would unearth anything, but I do have a handy photo of it still in operation in 1970 and it's was still in its full NYC paint. What happened after that, I don't know. It was one of several PC GP40's that never made it onto Conrail, though they did have numbers reserved for them. Wish I could be of more help.

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