Foreign Power on Conrail - Page 4

Occasionally, power from other roads would venture on CR's rails. Run-through power from western roads could be seen on interchange trains at Yards like Elkhart and Avon, while power from CSX and NS could be found on interchange trains to and from Selkirk and Allentown.

Chasing a DHT9 on the Tier on 5/5/93. (7)

DHT9 passing the, now extinct, station in Canisteo, NY.

CN 5336 Minoa, NY

CN 5336 is seen leading Conrail C30-7A 6575 and a pair of other blue units past the west end of DeWitt Yard at Minoa, NY

CN 5518 Enola, PA 7-9-1977 (1)

PC GP35 2323 leads CN GP38-2 5518 (later renumbered 4718), CNW GP30 812, CR U30B 2847(ex-PC), and an ex-PC SD45 with a mixed freight entering Enola yard in July, 1977.

CN 5518 Enola, PA 7-9-1977 (2)

PC GP35 2323 leads CN GP38-2 5518 (later renumbered 4718), CNW GP30 812, CR U30B 2847(ex-PC), and an ex-PC SD45 with a mixed freight entering Enola yard in July, 1977.

CN 5518 Enola, PA 7-9-1977 (3)

PC GP35 2323 leads CN GP38-2 5518 (later renumbered 4718), CNW GP30 812, CR U30B 2847(ex-PC), and an ex-PC SD45 with a mixed freight entering Enola yard in July, 1977.

CN 5576 Hornell, NY October, 1977

A leased CN GP-38 leads an Eastbound into Hornell. Those widecabs were a novelty back then!

CN 5581 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Former PC GP40 3040 leads leased CN GP38-2 5581 and CR U25B 2571 (ex-EL 2502) by the Juniata shops deadline on their way to Conway in August, 1977.

The next day at the Conway engine terminal, both CN 5581 and U25B 2571 were mixed with other CR power, ready for another assignment.

CN 5581 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

CN GP-38-2 5581 mixed in with former PC GP40 3040 and ex-EL U25B 2571 pulling a mixed freight by the Juniata shops deadline on their way to Conway. The next day at Conway engine terminal, both CN 5581 and U25B 2571 were seen mixed with other power, ready for another assignment.

CN 5581 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Former PC GP40 3040 leads leased CN GP38-2 5581 and CR U25B 2571 (ex-EL 2502) by the Juniata shops deadline on their way to Conway in August, 1977. The next day at the Conway engine terminal, both CN 5581 and U25B 2571 were mixed with other CR power, ready for another assignment.

CN 5581 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Former PC GP40 3040 leads leased CN GP38-2 5581 and CR U25B 2571 (ex-EL 2502) by the Juniata shops deadline on their way to Conway in August, 1977. The next day at the Conway engine terminal, both CN 5581 and U25B 2571 were mixed with other CR power, ready for another assignment.

CN 5581 Conway, PA 8-8-1977

CN GP-38-2 5581 lined up between SD45-2 6656 and GP-35 3625 in the lines of power at Conway in August, 1977.  

The previous day, the 5581 was seen mixed in with other CR power pulling mixed freight through Altoona.

CN 5581 Howells Jct, NY 7/77

IHB-7 with leased CN power swings off the Graham Line @ Howells Jct., Howells, NY

CN 5581 Lackawaxen, Pa 7/77

IHB-7 rolls by the Honesdale Branch @ Lackawaxen, Pa

CN 5583 Rochester, NY 7/1977

CN lease power works an Eastbound by Goodman Street yard. Those wide cabs were a novelty at the time.

CN 5588 Rochester, NY 8/1977

A leased CN GP38 leads an ex PC SD-45 on a Westbound on the West side of Rochester, NY in August, 1977.

CN 9491 Akron, OH 10-21-1976

Power short Conrail used a group of Canadian National units to help it through it's first year. Included in that group of CN units were several GP40-2LW GMD's, certainly interesting as this was well before our "wide cab" revolution. Note the 4 section window, the triangle cluster of marker lights, and the high mounted bell. This is CR train TV-98 on the former Erie Lackawanna in Akron, Ohio in October of 1976. The two GP40-2LW's are followed by an M630. Word was Conrail crews "abused" these units, so once the original group returned to Canada few others came to replace them.

CN 9506 Marion, IN 10-21-1976

In the early days of Conrail, CN power was leased to cover for rebuilding of there own power and waiting on new power to arrive. Here is an example of that as CN 9506 and another CN unit leads a Conrail freight on the Marion Branch on October 21, 1976. Kevin Nelson photo with permission.

CN 9632 Massena, NY 02-16-1994

CN 9632 and 5078 idle at Conrail's Massena, NY yard on 2/16/94

CNW 5050 South Bend, IN 07-28-1988

A westbound freight is about to roll under US 31 on track 2 on the Conrail Chicago Line with South Bend in the background on July 28, 1988. Kevin Nelson photo with permission

CNW 5053 Marion, IN 02-11-1990

The Conrail Marion Branch seen some reroute trains for a couple days due to a derailment on the Indianapolis Bee Line somewhere in Ohio. Kevin believes this train was a Indianapolis to Toledo train, which was taken on Feb. 11, 1990 at Marion, IN. Kevin Nelson photo with permission

CNW 6923 West Haverstraw, NY 04-1998

CNW 6923 is on the point of SEAL at West Haverstraw, NY 4/1998

CNW 807 Avon IN 02-19-1977

C&NW GP-30 807 and a CR patched SD45 works at Avon yard in light snow flurries on Feb. 19, 1977. Kevin Nelson photo with permission.

CNW 810 Collinwood, OH 05-09-1977

Another one of the goodies Conrail used during those first years was this Chicago and North Western GP-30. CNW 810 was delivered in April 1963 and has a former PRR FP7 and some switchers to keep it company at the P1A shop at Collinwood in this May 1977 view.

CNW 812 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (1)

CR GP38 7866 leads CNW GP30 821, U23B 2742, and CNW GP30 812 down Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

CNW 812 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (2)

CR GP38 7866 leads CNW GP30 821, U23B 2742, and CNW GP30 812 down Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

CNW 812 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (3)

CR GP38 7866 leads CNW GP30 821, U23B 2742, and CNW GP30 812 down Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

CNW 812 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (4)

CR GP38 7866 leads CNW GP30 821, U23B 2742, and CNW GP30 812 down Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

CNW 812 Enola, PA 7-9-1977 (1)

PC GP35 2323 leads CN GP38-2 5518 (later renumbered 4718), CNW GP30 812, CR U30B 2847(ex-PC), and an ex-PC SD45 with a mixed freight entering Enola yard in July, 1977.

CNW 812 Enola, PA 7-9-1977 (2)

PC GP35 2323 leads CN GP38-2 5518 (later renumbered 4718), CNW GP30 812, CR U30B 2847(ex-PC), and an ex-PC SD45 with a mixed freight entering Enola yard in July, 1977.

CNW 818 Enola, PA 6-18-1977 (4)

Leased CNW GP-30 818 follows CR SD-35 6038 as they roll into Enola yard in June, 1977.

CNW 818 Enola, PA 6-18-1977 (5)

Leased CNW GP-30 818 follows CR SD-35 6038 into Enola yard in June, 1977.

CNW 818 Enola, PA 6-18-1977 (6)

CR SD-35 6038 leads leased CNW GP-30 818 and F-7A 1729 into Enola yard in June, 1977.

CNW 818 Marysville, PA 6-18-1977 (1)

Leased CNW GP-30 818 runs second behind CR SD-35 6038, with F7-A 1729 trailing, as they roll toward Enola yard in June, 1977.

CNW 818 Marysville, PA 6-18-1977 (2)

CR SD-35 6038 leads leased CNW GP-30 818 and F-7A 1729 as they head toward Enola yard in June, 1977.

CNW 818 Marysville, PA 6-18-1977 (3)

CR SD-35 6038 leads leased CNW GP-30 818 and F-7A 1729 as they roll off Rockville Bridge toward Enola yard in June, 1977.

CNW 821 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (1)

CR GP-38 7866, CNW GP-30 821, U23B 2742, and CNW GP-30 812 head down Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

CNW 821 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (2)

CNW GP30's 821 and 812 mix with lead CR GP38 7866 and U23B 2742 as they head down Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

CNW 821 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (3)

CR GP38 7866 leads CNW GP30 821, U23B 2742, and CNW GP-30 812 down Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

CNW 821 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (4)

CNW GP30's 821 and 812 mix with lead CR GP38 7866 and U23B 2742 as they head down Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

CNW 826 Conway, PA 8-8-1977

A three-unit engine move at Conway in August, 1977 includes CR blue GP38 7832, leased CNW GP35 826, and SD45 6078 (ex-EL 3613).

Two autoracks loaded with new Ford Pinto's on the next track gives historical perspective.

CNW 826 Conway, PA 8-8-1977

A three-unit engine move at Conway in August, 1977 includes CR blue GP38 7832, leased CNW GP35 826, and SD45 6078 (ex-EL 3613).

An autorack loaded with new Ford Pinto's on the next track gives historical perspective.

CNW 826 Enola, PA 5-7-1977

Leased CNW GP35 826 mixed with ex-RDG GP35 2180 and other CR power at Enola in May, 1977.

CNW 826 Enola, PA 5-7-1977

CNW GP-35 826 working with CR SD45 6213 at Enola in May, 1977.

CNW 830 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

CR GP-38-2 8087 leads leased C&NW GP-35 830 as they roll by the Juniata shops deadline in August, 1977.

CNW 8601 Chicago, IL 09-01-1998

A Conrail coal train heads east on the Chicago Line, just east of CP518, behind C&NW C44-9W No. 8601, in September 1998. The train is coming off of the CJ at CP 518 and the old CWI 40th Street tower can be seen in the background as well. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CNW 8634 Waterloo, IN 12-22-1996

CNW 8634 leads ML421 at Waterloo, IN on December 22, 1996

CNW 8705 Englewood, IL 09-01-1998

An eastbound Conrail train behind C&NW C44-9W No. 8705 approaches the diamonds at Englewood, IL in September 1998. It should be noted that this area is so bad now that railfanning ANYTIME of the day is highly discouraged due to Englewood's high crime rate. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CNW 929 Rochester, NY 7/1977

A leased CNW SD-40 is the trailing unit on this power that is backing into the yard for a pickup. Early CR had leased power from several sources, including CNW, CN, BAR, & Precision National.

Coal train at Lucknow, PA. on 8/20/85. (1)

Coal train headed for Enola passes beneath the Linglestown Rd. overhead on Aug. 20, 1985. We were all enamored of that pair of "Cheesey System" GP30's on the point.

Coal train at Lucknow, PA. on 8/20/85. (2)

CR 1994 and Chessie 6938 in the coal train at Linglestown Rd.

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