• C30-7A

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Discussion of General Electric locomotive technology. Current official information can be found here: www.getransportation.com.

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  by emd_SD_60
 
To answer Terry C's question, I believe Conrail was the only railroad to buy them.

From the Conrail Cyclopedia site:
Conrail then turned to General Electric that same year for an order of C30-7's. But GE had recently stopped production on that unit. Not wanting to loose a contract, GE offered Conrail a 12-cylinder version of their current production C36-7. GE named this special variation the C30-7A, the 'A' denoting a 12-cylinder engine. Conrail took delivery of 50 C30-7A's (CR 6550-6599) between May and June 1984.
When Conrail was split up, all 50 C30-7A's went to Norfolk Southern and CSX. I'm unsure about their current status though. :(

http://crcyc.railfan.net/locos/ge/7c30a/c307aproto.html
http://www.railspot.com/gif/railspot/ms ... r/CR12.HTM

  by emd_SD_60
 
http://www.railfanusa.com/rosters/cr-history/c30-7a.txt

The news doesn't look good for some... :(

  by Otto Vondrak
 
Honestly TerryC, some of your aimless questions are very annoying. Half the time they can be answered with a simple Google search. I suggest you try it.

-otto-