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Palmer's Conrail Glory Days #3 - NECR Approaching the Diamond

NECR 9536 (GP38) leads it's train toward the Palmer diamond. In this photo the 4th unit's number looks more like 3075 than 3078, but there is no record showing that former BN 3075, another ex B&O GP40 rebuilt at Livingston, ever worked for anyone but the Indiana & Ohio Railroad after leaving BN. I'm therefore not sure what to make of the evidence to the contrary in this photo.

Photographed by Warren Beckwith, April, 1996.
Added to the photo archive by Warren Beckwith, August 28, 2021.
Railroad: New England Central.

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What beautiful photos!!!! A webcam will never be half as good as a human holding a camera

Posted by Stephen Demboske on 2021-08-28 14:56:58

That is indeed 3075. Looks like it came off the CORP and spent some time on the NECR before going to the Indiana & Ohio.
CORP roster info :

Posted by Mike Worden on 2021-08-29 11:04:47

Thanks for the confirmation, Mike. I found a photo among the many I took this day that not only clearly confirms this was the 3075, but also shows the CORP reporting marks on the cab. Presumably it was never remarked for NECR. Borrowing a unit from the Central Oregon & Pacific was an interesting move; it's hardly a neighboring railroad for the NECR and New England is not exactly on the way from Oregon to Ohio, either.
Interestingly the NECR roster by the DieselShop contains a reference to NECR 3075, in the notes for NECR 4030 it simply says "See NECR 3075". However the roster contains no entry for an NECR 3075, so the note just helps to confuse the issue.

Posted by Warren Beckwith on 2021-08-29 12:43:58

I noticed that note as well, which is what sent me down the rabbit hole of it's lineage lol!
Great series of photos!

Posted by Mike Worden on 2021-08-29 15:03:57

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