The 5628….


Today we look at a regular on the Hitop branch, PC GP-7 #5628. Built for NYC by EMD in 1952 as original class drs-4e, and re-classified ers-15 and numbered 5628. These GP-7’s had a 16-567b engine in them, with 1500 horsepower. The 5628 obviously became PC 5628 at merger time, and at the time of the initial start-up of ConRail, became CR 5628. No information is available at this time when 5628 was officially retired, sold and/or scrapped. The locomotive on the branch currently is a regular fixture in the area, with occasional trips up to the shop at Buckeye yard in Columbus, Ohio for periodic inspections…

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