Santa Fe SPSF C30-7 8013


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ATSF C30-7 8013


Fresh from the paint booth at the Cleburne, TX shops, C30-7 8013 is moved around by shop switcher 1460. Robert Seale photo.

ATSF C30-7 8013


ATSF 8013 pilots an eastbound freight at Encino, NM in November, 1989. The unit had less than a year of service remaining. Evan Werkema photo.

ATSF C30-7 8013


ATSF 8013 in retirement, standing in a long deadline of C30-7's at McCook, IL in January of 1993, just outside the gates of Midwest Metallics (formerly Pielet Brothers' Scrapyard). The future looked grim. Evan Werkema photo.

ATSF C30-7 8013


The outlook had brightened considerably by September. Conrail had acquired the 8013 and about 65 of her sisters from the 8010-8098 group to be refurbished into 500-series Conrail Leasing units. The unit stands, minus prime-mover, in yet another deadline at Conrail's Collinwood Yard in Cleveland, OH, awaiting rebuilding into CR 503. Evan Werkema photo.

ATSF C30-7 8013


Alas, it was not to be. On October 4, 1997, four years and one month after the above photo was taken, 8013 was still languishing in a deadline, this time at Conrail's Juniata Backshop in Altoona, PA. Jeff Lubchansky photo.

ATSF C30-7 8013


The hulk of 8013 stands at Oak Island, NJ on March 28, 1998. The MRL markings are peculiar - Montana Rail Link owned no GE's in 1998, and it is believed that the markings indicate a scrapper instead. At least fifteen of the Santa Fe C30-7's acquired by Conrail for conversion to 500-series lease units, including four SPSF-painted units, were scrapped instead. Jeff Lubchansky photo.

ATSF C30-7 8013


One final(?) view of 8013 at Oak Island, NJ on September 2, 1998. The paint still looks amazingly good for being better than 12 years old. Jeff Lubchansky photo. The unit was reported to be at RDI Industries in Pittsdon, PA in early 1999. If anyone knows this locomotive's final disposition, we'd like to hear from you.

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