EMD GP15-1 - Page 3

The GP15-1 was a somewhat unique locomotive. It was offered by EMD as a competitor not to another manufacturer's product line, but to railroads own rebuilding of older Geeps. Conrail's fleet of 100 of these lightweight road switchers arrived numbered in the 1600 series in 1979.

These units could be found system wide in use in their intended role as light road switchers working various locals both singly and in multiple unit lashups.

CR 1696 East Hartford, CT 11-19-1980

WNHA-20 arrives in East Hartford, CT. behind GP15-1 1696 and RS3m 9972 on Nov. 19, 1980. Both engines were regulars in the Hartford area around this point in time.

CR 1697 at New Britain, CT. on May 15, 1980.

Hartford to Waterbury local WNHA-21, powered by GP15-1 1697 and an RS3m, drilling cars in New Britain, CT. on May 15, 1980. The open lot in the background used to be the freight yard. Operation of this route was taken over by B&M/GTI in June, 1982 and is still operated by Guilford, to date.

CR 1697 in Hinsdale, MA. on 7/23/83. (1)

CR 1697 has just gotten permission to crossover from track 1 to track 2 at the Hinsdale crossovers near MP 140 after assisting a westbound and having to wait for an eastbound to pass. After CR single-tracked the B&A, the hand-thrown crossovers became remotely controlled CP 140.

CR 1697 in Hinsdale, MA. on 7/23/83. (2)

The 1697 switching over to track 2 from track 1 as westbound NHSE-X waits or slowly crawls towards the crossovers a mile away in the distance. This was the second instance of a GP15-1 aiding a westbound from West Springfield yard this day, the 1696 had helped TV9 earlier.

CR 1699 at East Hartford, CT. on 5/5/1980.

The last of the "Baby tunnel motors", GP15-1 1699, arrives in East Hartford with local WNHA-20 on May 5, 1980.

CR 1954, et al, at Washington, MA. on 9/29/84. (2)

BAL787 going away at Washington, MA. on Sept. 29, 1984. Completion of replacement of jointed rail on track 2 with CWR had recently occured.

CR 2003 Iona Island, NY 2-17-1990

B23-7 2003, GP15-1 1661 and SW1500 9585 on a southbound rail extra @ Iona Island (Bear Myn State Park) NY

CR 6506 in Washington, MA. on 7/23/83. (4)

GP15-1 1696 continues shoving TV9 over Lower Valley Rd. at Ballou's in Washington, MA. on July 23, 1983.

CR 7730 New Baltimore, NY 12/91

Local freight WPKI-90 makes a run for Selkirk, NY

CR 9069 and CR 1660 Altoona, 1990

SW9, 9069, and GP15-1, 1660, lead a local train through Altoona in 1990.

CR 9595 Upper Gwynedd PA 9-16-1995

Conrail WPAB-10, the local run from Lansdale to Abrams crosses over the old Sumneytown Pike Bridge in Upper Gwynedd PA.

Ramblin' with WNHA-22 on 8/1/83. (08)

The 1696 starts across Rt. 75 towards the Bradley Field industrial area and is passing through the CT.A.N.G. Camp Hartell.

Ramblin' with WNHA-22 on 8/1/83. (14)

The 1696 has cleared Mather St. and continues shoving his train south.

WNHA-20 in Manchester, CT. on 4/22/82. (1)

GP15-1 1659 heads west across I-84 with WNHA-20 on the Manchester secondary on April 22, 1982. This location would be totally unrecogniseable today with the massive rebuilding of I-84, construction of the nearby Buckland Hills mall and J.C. Penney warehouse in the mid '80's.

WNHA-22 at Windsor, CT. on 4/22/82. (1)

GP15-1 1697 heads north with WNHA-22 across the 7 span stone arch bridge across the Farmington River on Amtrak's Springfield line on April 22, 1982.

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