EMD GP35

Conrail received a large fleet of EMD's GP-35 from the Penn Central, Erie Lackawanna, and the Reading Company.  Between July 1963 and January 1966, EMD and General Motors Diesel built the GP-35 with their 2,500hp 567D3A 16 cylinder prime mover.  CR retained PC's GP-35 number series as 2250-2399 and RDG's as 3620-3656, but reassigned EL's 2551-2586 numbers to CR 3657-3692.

CR 2236 Allentown, Pa 10-21-1978

BH-15 with Allentown Vans headout climbs out of the "HOLE" at East Penn Jct. (CP-Burn) Auburn Street Allentown, Pa

CR 2252 Rutherford, PA 5-6-1984

Former PC 2252/PRR 2252 is seen with CR 7857, 2238, and another GP35 at Rutherford, PA on 5/6/1984. Note the unusual "CONRAIL" lettering on the nose.

CR 2252 Rutherford, PA 5-6-1984

Former PC 2252/PRR 2252 is seen at Rutherford, PA on 5/6/1984. Note the odd "CONRAIL" font on the nose.

CR 2254 Rochester, NY 4/17/1977

An Eastbound with a GP-35 and 3 U25-Bs at Goodman Street Yard.

CR 2255 Altoona, PA 11-4-1994

CR GP35 2255 before she became the 'dummy' for Operation Lifesaver demonstrations!

Photo taken November 4th, 1994 by Terry Nardella, collection of Steve Ondik

CR 2255 Bethlehem, PA 5-28-1977

PC GP-35 2255 waits for assignment at the Bethlehem engine terminal in May, 1977.

CR 2255 S. Phila. PA 8/82

CR 2255 shifts cars in the yard at South Philly, PA on 8/7/82.

CR 2256 at Altoona, PA 6/7/97

CR 2256 is seen at Altoona, PA on 6/7/97.

CR 2259 Rutherford, PA 5-6-1984

Former PC 2259/PRR 2259 looking fairly clean at Rutherford, PA on 5/6/1984.

CR 2261

CR 2261 leads three more EMDs on a freight at a unknown location in the early 1980s.

CR 2262 Altoona, PA 11-3-1994

CR GP35 2262 at JLS in Altoona, PA on November 3rd, 1994. Photo by Terry Nardella, collection of Steve Ondik.

CR 2263 Altoona, PA 7/3/1978

An Eastbound at ALTO with a GP-35 that got a patch job with CONRAIL spelled out on the nose.

CR 2264 at Washington, MA. in 4/1979. (1)

Extra 2264 west about 1/4 mile west of Ballou's in Washington, MA. in April, 1979.

CR 2266

Former PC/PRR 2266 was at Conway, PA on 4/30/77.

CR 2271

Former PC/PRR 2271 was at Buffalo, NY on 3/25/77. It was rebuilt 12/1994 at Juniata as a GP35R for Metro-North as MNCR 102.

CR 2271 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Former PC GP40 3123 awaits service alongside GP38-2 7955, ex-EL RS-3 1037, GP35 2271, and ex-EL GP-7 1242 outside the Juniata Locomotive shops in August, 1977.

CR 2271 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

On track 18 outside the Juniata shops in August, 1977, GP35 2271 awaits service. The large lineup of former PC GP7 5874, GP40 3123, GP38-2 7955, ex-EL RS-3 1037 (CR 5253), and ex-EL GP7 1242 (CR 5980) show the continuing ill state of the power plant after a year of CR operations.

CR 2272

Former PC/PRR 2272 was at Cheektowaga, NY on 3/27/77.

CR 2276 Oakland, PA 4/13/1979

An Eastbound CR freight stops at SR Tower to add the Gulf Summit helper to its consist. U36-C #6590 will be added behind the 2276 for the trip to Deposit.

CR 2278 in Becket, MA. on 10/31/81. (1)

GP35 2278 is at the head of RISE passing MP 129 in Becket, MA. on Halloween, 1981.

CR 2278 in Becket, MA.on 10/31/81. (2)

Here's a full-frame version of the preceding photo for those who may be interested. RISE at MP 129 on 10/31/81. One of my favorite b&w shots at this location. It provides an excellent example of what good old Verichrome Pan film was capable of, showing excellent shadow detail in bright sun. It probably had the best dynamic range of ANY b&w film, and it first came out in the 1930's

CR 2282 and 2366 at Hagerstown, 11/76

Two former PC GP35s pause in WM's yard in Hagerstown, MD on 11/15/76 after bringing in a freight.

CR 2285 Marysville, PA 3/3/1979

ENPI-3B proceeds west passing "BANKS" Tower with an all EMD lash-up. Banks got it' s name because of its location......

CR 2286 Morrisville, PA 4-7-1977

PC GP-35 2286 leads a quartet of power pounding through Morrisville in April, 1977.

CR 2288 Elizabethport, NJ 7-10-1977

Still in LV livery, SW9 281 (CR 8932) works at Elizabethport in July, 1977 with RS-3 5389 (ex-CNJ 1564).

Just ahead, former PC GP35 2288 leads lines of power awaiting maintenance outside the Elizabethport shops.

CR 2289 in Chester, MA. on 10/17/80. (1)

The extra 2289 west crosses the ca. 1840 double stone arch at mile 128.25 in Chester, MA. on Oct.17, 1980. Whistler's Western (RR) was built to last from the get-go.

CR 2292 and 7983 Marysville, PA 1979

CR GP35 2292 (ex-PC 2292) and GP38-2 7983 (ex-PC 7983) are leading a coal train out of Enola Yard onto Rockville Bridge at Marysville, PA in 1979.

CR 2295 Ridgefield Park, NJ 1/79

A dusting of snow is on the ground as OISE-3 leans into the elevation as it accelerates north

CR 2296 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

In a quartet of all former PC power, GP40 3238 leads GP35 2296, U30B 2857 and GP38-2 8070 with a load of piggybacks through Altoona in August, 1977.

CR 2297 Conway, PA 8-8-1977

With Alco C425's 2416 and 2446 in the foreground, former PC GP35 2297 rests between SD45 6163 and SD45-2 6657 (ex-EL 3672) at a busy Conway engine terminal in August, 1977.

CR 2298 Princeton Junction, NJ 8-17-1979

Conrail GP35 2298 is seen in charge of a westbound freight at Princeton Junction in West Windsor, NJ on a hazy August 17th, 1979.

CR 2300 Altoona, PA 3-27-1978

Sitting behind the Juniata shops, ex-PC GP-35 2300 appears ready for scrapping.

CR 2300 Niagara Falls, NY 3-12-1980

CR 2300 at Niagara Yard Niagara Falls, NY 3-12-1980 Franklin H. Folemsbee photo

CR 2302 Almond, NY 5/7/1978

A Westbound climbs the hill out of Hornell.

CR 2304 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977

N-7A class 21790 (ex-NYC 20381) feels the pressure of CR GP35 2304 and GP38 7799 applying the brakes as they roll down Horseshoe's track 2 on May 22, 1977.

CR 2304 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977

CR GP35 2304 and GP38 7799 apply the brakes as they assist a mixed freight down Horseshoe's track 2 on May 22, 1977.

Awaiting the arrival of RDG 4-8-4 #2102 later that day, the large crowd of steam fans was overly interested in the constant black and blue GP and SD consists pushing up or braking down the Curve. Those consists would be rare in the not too distant future.

CR 2304 in Becket, MA. on 11/28/81. (1)

GP35 2304 leads RISE past MP 129 in Becket, MA. on Nov. 28, 1981.

CR 2304, 8027 and 1991 Tunnelhill, PA 1981

A westbound coal drag climbs around Bennington Curve behind GP35 CR 2304, GP38-2 CR 8027, and B23-7 CR 1991 back in 1981.

CR 2305 (GP35)

Former PC/PRR 2305 was in storage at Rutherford, PA on 8/21/82.

CR 2305 Binghamton, NY 3/17/1979

The power on an Eastbound backs up to work the Binghamton yard. The BAR engine was a leaser.

CR 2307 Ridgewood Jct., NJ 9-11-1976

A short TV10 crosses over from track four to track two to head down the exErie Bergen County Line...

CR 2309 Ridgway, PA 5/27/1978

A pair of engines and a caboose are parked at the little yard in Ridgway. If I remember correctly, this was right along the main road thru town.

CR 2311 Bethlehem, PA 4-16-1977

A trio of CR units, PC GP-38 7864, PC U23B 2756, and CR GP-35 2311, pulls through Bethlehem yard in April, 1977.

CR 2311 Enola, PA 6-18-1977

CR C630 6776 (ex-PC 6326) rests with GP35 2311 outside the Enola locomotive shops in June, 1977.

CR 2311 Watkins Glen, NY 3/24/1978

A GP-35 and caboose are parked by the station in Watkins Glen.

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