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Did any SCL U36C's make it into Seaboard SYSTEM paint? If so, what numbers?

-- Merrll D. Crissey, Sr. (mdcrissey@juno.com), November 28, 1998


In late '83, I had a chance to visit the Hamlet area. I came away with a very poor photo of SBD 2130 in fresh Seaboard System paint. This is the only one I have actually seen. CA

-- Curt Anderson (knock7785@hotmail.com), July 20, 1999.

According to X2200 south, someone wrote in (in 84 or 85) that all the U36C's had been repainted and renumbered (into the 7300's). 7305 was the last to go, and was repainted in CSX blue and gray (with blue underframe). Sometime before it was retired, it was renumbered 7281, probably after being downrated to 3000HP (CSX U30C's were in the 7200's, and 7280 was the highest one, originally an ACL U30C) I've seen pics of 7301 and 7304 in SBD paint, so I can personally say at least 2 of them made it ;^) Someone else mentioned seeing one recently, the last one to be retired was 7305, and it was retired sometime in 1990. All the rest were gone by late 89.

-- Fred (ochs@yakko.cs.wmich.edu), March 26, 1999.

I recently saw a U36-C on the old C&O in Newport News, no. 7301. You might want to research this to see if it was an ex SCL. Otherwise, to my knowledge, most of the Seaboard System locos were C30-7s.

-- Andrew Callo (calloa@ncsavx.ncarts.edu), January 05, 1999.

At least one did, SBD number 7300, which was the former SCL 2125, CRR 3600. There may have been others, but this is the only one I ever saw. WM

-- Will Martin (martin@hartcom.net), December 27, 1998.

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