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