ALCO C420

Numbered 2072 to 2077 on the Conrail roster, the only Lehigh & Hudson River units to make it to Conrail were these Alco C420's. One, the 2072, was the only unit to receive blue (albeit at the hands of a Conrail employee at the Bethlehem Engine Facility). Number slots 2060 to 2071 were reserved for former Lehigh Valley units, but these went to the Delaware & Hudson when Conrail was formed. They did not have dynamic brakes, rode on AAR type B trucks and were mechanically similar to RS32's. All were retired by 1981, though a few may still be in Arkansas on the Arkansas & Missouri RR.

CR 1772 F7A and other noses 1978 to 1998

Just a collection of early CR'd power nose shots surrounding SD80mac 4111, the pinnacle of Conrail's power. Left to right, F7A, SDP45, C630, C420, SD80mac, and RS11.

CR 2072 Bethlehem, PA 1-7-1978

The scene at the Bethlehem engine terminal in January, 1978 has CR C420's 2072 and 2076 (ex-L&HR 21 and 28) waiting alongside a trio of D&H GP-39-2's still in their Reading colors.

CR 2072 Bethlehem, PA 1-7-1978

CR C-420 2072 (ex-L&HR 21) and D&H GP39-2 7403 (ex-RDG 3403) wait on opposite tracks for assignment at Bethlehem in January, 1978.

CR 2072 Bethlehem, PA 1-7-1978

CR C420's 2072 and 2076, ex-L&HR 21 and 28, wait for assignment at the Bethlehem engine terminal in January, 1978.

CR 2072 Bethlehem, PA 1-7-1978

CR C420 2072 (ex-L&HR 21) waits for assignment at the Bethlehem engine terminal in January, 1978.

CR 2072 Bethlehem, PA 4-16-1977

A common lashup at Bethlehem in 1977 was RS-11's and C-420's working together.

Here, ex-L&HR 2072 is lined up with LV 7643 and CR 7610 at the Bethlehem engine terminal.

CR 2072 Bethlehem, PA 4-16-1977

A year after Conrail's startup, Alco RS-11's and C420's were commonly seen working side-by-side at Bethlehem.

Here, ex-L&HR C420 2072 waits for assignment with RS11's 7643 (still in LV colors) and 7610.

CR 2072 Bethlehem, PA 4-16-1977

Ex-L&HR C420 2072 waits for assignment with RS11's 7643 (still in LV colors) and 7610 at the Bethlehem engine terminal in April, 1977.

CR 2072 Bethlehem, PA 4-16-1977

Ex-L&HR C420 2072 waits for assignment between RS11's 7643 (still in LV colors) and 7610 at the Bethlehem engine terminal in April, 1977.

CR 2072 Bethlehem, PA 4-16-1977

Ex-L&HR C420 2072 waits for assignment between RS11's 7643 (still in LV colors) and 7610 at the Bethlehem engine terminal in April, 1977.

CR 2072 Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

CR 2072 was in L&HR paint in January, 1978. Now in July, CR blue C420 comes off the turntable and couples to CR GP-9 7193 for work at Bethlehem.

CR 2072 Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

CR C420 2072 (ex L&HR 21), just off the turntable, readies for work with GP-9 7193 at Bethlehem in July, 1978.

CR 2072 Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

A crewman makes sure that CR blue C420 2072 (ex-L&HR 21) gets safely onto the turntable at Bethlehem in July, 1978.

CR 2072 Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

CR C420 2072 belches typical Alco smoke coming off the turntable at the Bethlehem roundhouse in July, 1978.

CR 2072 Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

CR GP-9 7193 and C420 2072 join forces on the Bethlehem turntable in July, 1978.

CR 2072 Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

CR C420 2072, ex-L&HR 21, rests at the Bethlehem engine terminal in July, 1978.

CR 2072 Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

CR blue C420 2072 (ex-L&HR 21) idles outside the Bethlehem roundhouse in July, 1978.

CR 2072 Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

CR blue C420 2072 (ex-L&HR 21) idles at the Bethlehem engine terminal in July, 1978.

CR 2072 Warwick NY 9-78

CR 2072 & 2073 are seen at the fomer L&HR enigine pit at Warwick NY in 9-78.

CR 2073 Bethlehem, PA 11-27-1976

Lehigh and Hudson River Railway Alco C420 #23 rests in Bethlehem,Pa in November 1976, before she was renumbered to CR 2073.

CR 2073 Bethlehem, PA 4-16-1977

Alcos all over at the Bethlehem roundhouse in April, 1977! A bonus was LV RS-3 211 and RS-11 7641 smoking it up.

CR 2073 Bethlehem, PA 4-16-1977

Ex-L&HR C420 23, renumbered CR 2073 sits outside the Bethlehem roundhouse in April, 1977.

CR 2073 Bethlehem, PA 4-16-1977

Alcos were common at Bethlehem in the spring of 1977. This day in April has CR Alco RS-11s 7642, 7641 and C420 2073, along with 2 SW-8Ms, at the roundhouse.

CR 2073 Bethlehem, PA 8-6-1977

CR C420 2073 (ex-L&HR 23) shuffles a former LV caboose at the Bethlehem roundhouse in August, 1977.

CR 2073 Bethlehem, PA 8-6-1977

CR C-420 CR 2073 (ex-L&HR 23) rests outside the Bethlehem roundhouse in August, 1977.

CR 2073 Bethlehem, PA 8-6-1977

Ex-L&HR C-420's 2073 and 2077 together at the Bethlehem roundhouse in August, 1977.

CR 2073 Bethlehem, PA 8-6-1977

LV RS-11 7643 and SW-8's 273 and 264 idle around the turntable while former L&HR C420 2073 shuffles an ex-LV caboose into the Bethlehem roundhouse in August, 1977.

Just over a year into CR operations and the CR blue and white on the caboose has already worn badly.

CR 2073 Bethlehem, PA 8-6-1977

CR C420 2073 (ex-L&HR 23) at the Bethlehem roundhouse in August, 1977.

CR 2073 Warwick NY 11-78

CR 2073 & 2077 are seen leading NE-3 at Warwick NY in 11/78.

CR 2074 (C420)

Former L&HR 24 was at the engine terminal at Bethlehem, PA on 4/5/1980. It was later sold to MDDE 54, then resold to A&M 54.

CR 2076 Altoona, PA 7-25-1978

Time has run out for ex-L&HR C420 2076 as CR SW-1200 9340 moves what's left of the Alco outside the Juniata shops in July, 1978.

CR 2076 Altoona, PA 7-25-1978

Six months after active work with sister C420 2072 at Bethlehem, Alco 2076's operating days are over . The ex-L&HR C420, missing a number board and other parts, is shuffled outside the Juniata shops in July, 1978.

CR 2076 Bethlehem, PA 1-7-1978

CR C420's 2072 and 2076, ex-L&HR 21 and 28, wait for assignment at the Bethlehem engine terminal in January, 1978.

CR 2076 Bethlehem, PA 1-7-1978

The scene at the Bethlehem engine terminal in January, 1978 has CR C420's 2072 and 2076 (ex-L&HR 21 and 28) waiting alongside a trio of D&H GP-39-2's still in their Reading colors.

CR 2076 Scranton, PA 4-21-1977

PC U25B 2557 and former L&HR C420 2076 ready for work in the Scranton yard in April, 1977. The tracks have seen better days.

CR 2077 Bethlehem, PA 8-27-1978

CR C420 2077 (ex-L&HR 29) idles at the Bethlehem roundhouse in August, 1978.

CR 2077 Bethlehem, PA 8-27-1978

CR C420 2077 (ex-L&HR 29) teams up with RS-11 7641 at the Bethlehem engine terminal in August, 1978.

CR 2077 Bethlehem, PA 8-27-1978

CR C420 2077 (ex-L&HR 29) teams up with RS-11 7641 and NW-2 9244 (ex-LV 182) at Bethlehem in August, 1978.

CR 2077 Bethlehem, PA 8-27-1978

CR C420 2077 (ex-L&HR 29) teams up with RS-11 7641 for work at the Bethlehem engine terminal in August, 1978.

CR 2077 Bethlehem, PA 8-27-1978

With SW8 8673 (ex-LV 259) resting inside, CR C420 2077 (ex-L&HR 29) idles outside the Bethlehem roundhouse in August, 1978.

CR 2077 Bethlehem, PA 8-27-1978

CR C420 2077 (ex-L&HR 29) teams up with ex-LV RS-11 7641 at the Bethlehem engine terminal in August, 1978.

CR 2077 Bethlehem, PA 8-6-1977

CR C420 2077 (ex-L&HR 29) at the Bethlehem roundhouse in August, 1977.

CR 2077 Bethlehem, PA 8-6-1977

Former LV SW-8's 273 (CR 8687) and 264 (CR 8678) idle beside the Bethlehem turntable, while ex-L&HR C420 2077 rests at the roundhouse in August, 1977.

CR 2077 Bethlehem, PA 8-6-1977

CR C-420's 2073 (ex-L&HR 23) and 2077 (ex-L&HR 29) together at the Bethlehem roundhouse in August, 1977.

CR 2077-Sparta NJ 8/78

CR 2077 & 2074 are seen leading NE-3 near Sparta NJ in Aug of 1978.

CR 7652 West Portal, NJ 10-6-1979

ALC-1 has just gotten the signal at West Portal to proceed from main track to the single track west..

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