Baldwins

Although Baldwin Locomotive Works ceased locomotive production in 1956, Conrail inherited a number of S-8, S-12, and DS-4-4-1000 yard switchers and a few AS-16 road switchers upon formation in April, 1976.

The opening roster contained 2 PC S-12’s as CR series 8308 and 8334, 10 PRSL S-12M’s as CR series 8343-8352, a PRSL S-8 as CR series 8353, an Ironton DS-4-4-1000 as CR series 8354, and 3 PRSL AS-16’s as CR series 8397-8399.

Conrail also inherited a number of ex-RDG Baldwin V01000’s that had been rebuilt by EMD in 1959 as V01000M’s. Conrail classed these units as SW-1200M’s and assigned them CR series 9301-9314.

Two non-rostered Baldwin converted yard slugs were also stored at Croxton yard in Secaucus, NJ. These included ex-EL B66 (former Baldwin DRS4-4-1500) and B65 (former Baldwin DRS-66-1500).

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PC Baldwin S-10 8279 rests between EL RS3's 1021(CR 5241) and 925(CR 5547) at the Juniata shops deadline in August, 1977.

One of 12 S-10's in Penn Central's 8267-8296 series, 8279 did not appear on the April, 1976 Conrail roster.

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PC S-12 8309 rests between EL RS-3's 925(CR 5547) and 922(CR 5544) at the Juniata shops deadline in August, 1977.

As Conrail's April, 1976 roster listed just two S-12's from the former PC series 8308-8334, 8309 was not likely part of the intial roster.

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Pennsylvania Reading Seashore Lines Baldwin S-12 number 6017, rests in storage by E40 electric 4977 and behind EMDX 1976 at Harrisburg in May, 1977. This S-12 was the first of eleven in PRSL's 6017–6021, 6028–6033 number series. The PRSL herald and number plate are still visible.  Too bad the smoke rising was not from the Baldwin's stack!

S-12 6017 was assigned 8343 in Conrail's April 1976 roster, but would not last to be renumbered.

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A beat up Pennsylvania Reading Seashore Lines Baldwin S12 sits in the Camden, NJ deadline in December 1976, but it was still on the PRSL roster on 040176, so it was assigned CR number 8352. Needless to say it was never renumbered and was scrapped the next year. Grubby day shot, but even in '76 a Baldwin, even one in this condition, was worthy of a photo.
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Near the end of its career, Ironton 751 Baldwin DS4-4-1000 works Allentown yard in April, 1977.
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Ironton 751 Baldwin DS4-4-1000 sits at the Bethlehem roundhouse waiting for orders to work the yard.
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Ironton 751 Baldwin DS4-4-1000 (CR 8354) sits on the ready track outside the Bethlehem roundhouse in April, 1977.
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Ironton 751 Baldwin DS4-4-1000 (CR 8354) sits on the ready track with former RDG GP39-2 3410 (D&H 7410) at Bethlehem in April, 1977.
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CR NW-2 9244, ex-LV 182, rests with Ironton 751 in the background, by the Bethlehem roundhouse in April, 1977.
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Ironton 751 Baldwin DS4-4-1000 pauses at the Bethlehem roundhouse waiting for orders to work the yard.
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Ironton 751 Baldwin DS4-4-1000 sits at the Bethlehem roundhouse waiting for orders to work the yard. Wonder if the crew for 751 also drove the nice 1964 Chevy Impala!
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With PC SD35 6031 resting by the turntable, Ironton Baldwin DS4-4-1000 751 takes a break from yard work at the Bethlehem roundhouse in April, 1977.
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Another little part of Conrail back in 1976 was the Ironton Railroad, a small line in Eastern Pa that was heavily influenced by the Reading. They brought one unit, Baldwin DS4-4-1000 #751, to the roster, and it was assigned Conrail number 8354 although it was never officially renumbered and was retired in 1977. Here's proof that Conrail operated at least one pure Baldwin locomotive- Ironton 751 was found working on the former Lehigh Valley in Easton,Pa in Nov 1976. A well maintained unit, it's days were numbered due to it being a loner from a long gone builder. There were 17 pure Baldwin units that made the CR roster on 04-01-76, but this is the only one I know of that actually ran for a time. The others were in deadlines on the former PRSL.
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With former CNJ SD35 6048 and an exp-PC GP30 behind, CR SW-1200M 9304 (ex-RDG Baldwin VO1000M 2704) rests in lines of power outside the Morrisville locomotive shops in February, 1979.
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CR SW-1200M 9304 (ex-RDG V01000M 2704) rests in a service line along with a GG-1 by the Morrisville shops in July, 1978.
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CR SW-1200M 9304 (ex-RDG Baldwin VO1000M 2704) between a GG-1 and SW9 8986 in lines of power outside the Morrisville shops in July, 1978.
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A Baldwin/EMD VO1000m gets a spin on the turntable.
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Reading Baldwin V01000M 2707, Conrail classified SW-1200M 9307, rests in the Juniata shops deadline in August, 1978.
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CR 9307 EMD re-engined Baldwin VO-1000
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The engineer on Conrail VO-10E #9310 is looking for his backup signal, A St. near Lehigh Ave. Philadelphia, PA. 5/15/1979.

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Alongside CR SW-1200M 9311 (ex-RDG V01000M 2711), CR 12 holds prime movers at the Juniata shops in March, 1978.
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This photo is of the final train from Auburn on the former PRR at Port Clinton and Hamburg prior to the cutover of the new connection near Landingville to service the former PRR at Auburn.

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On what's now a hiking trail above the Reading an Northern's home base, 9311 hauls the final train from Auburn on the former PRR at Port Clinton and Hamburg prior to the cutover of the new connection near Landingville to service the former PRR at Auburn.

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Not on the CR roster, B65 slug (former Baldwin DRS-66-1500) at the Croxton yard engine terminal in March, 1979.
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Not on the CR roster, B65 slug (former Baldwin DRS-66-1500) at the Croxton yard engine terminal in March, 1979.
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Whitelined from the CR roster, EL B66 slug (former Baldwin DRS4-4-1500) rests retired at Croxton yard in March, 1979.
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Whitelined from the CR roster, B66 (former EL Baldwin DRS4-4-1500) and B65 slugs (former EL Baldwin DRS-66-1500) rest at Croxton in March, 1979.
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Whitelined from the CR roster, B66 (former EL Baldwin DRS4-4-1500) slug rests at Croxton in March, 1979.
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Whitelined from the CR roster, B66 (former EL Baldwin DRS4-4-1500) and B65 slugs (former EL Baldwin DRS-66-1500) rest retired at Croxton yard in March, 1979.
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PC Baldwin S-12 8269 rests at Morrisville in April, 1977.  The unit did not appear in the active April, 1976 roster.
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Awaiting potential restoration for the New Hope and Ivyland RR, former Penn Central S12 8311 rests without trucks at New Hope, PA in April, 1977.

Based on the locomotive's condition, 8311 was acquired from Penn Central prior to Conrail's startup, or purchased from one of CR's many officially retired or stored units.

Units acquired from Conrail by the New Hope and Ivyland RR included CNJ RS-3 1554 and a number of RDG Company MU coaches.

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Awaiting potential restoration for the New Hope and Ivyland RR, former Penn Central S12 8311 rests without trucks at New Hope, PA in April, 1977.

Based on the locomotive's condition, 8311 was either acquired from Penn Central prior to Conrail's startup, or purchased from one of CR's officially retired or stored units.

Other units acquired from Conrail by the New Hope and Ivyland RR included a number of RDG Company MU coaches.

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