EMD GP35 - Page 2

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 2315 and 2859 Denholm, PA 1-1-1979

Conrail GP35 2315 (ex-PC 2315) and U33B 2859 (ex-PC 2859) are westbound in charge of an taking some hoppers back to the mines at Denholm, PA in 1979

CR 2317 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977

CR GP35 2317 leads her train down Horseshoe on May 22, 1977 while the railfans on the hill with their tripods save their film for RDG 4-8-4 #2102's arrival.

CR 2320 Bethlehem, PA 6-10-1978

CR GP35 2320 leads a quartet of units pulling mixed freight while GP40-2 3313 and her train wait for clearance at Bethlehem in June, 1978.

CR 2320 Bethlehem, PA 6-10-1978

CR GP35 2320 leads GP40-2 3325 in a quartet of units pulling mixed freight at Bethlehem in June, 1978.

CR 2320 Bethlehem, PA 6-10-1978

CR GP35 2320 leads GP40-2 3325, GP40 3099, and U25B 2624 as they pull through Bethlehem in June, 1978.

CR 2320 Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

CR GP35 2320 rests with other CR power alongside the Bethlehem roundhouse in July, 1978.

CR 2323 ConPit Jct, PA 10/81

OIPI-2 crosses over at ConPit Jct. to run the Conemaugh to Pittsburgh

CR 2323 Enola, PA 7-9-1977 (1)

PC GP35 2323 leads CN GP-38-2 5518 (later renumbered 4718), CNW GP-30 812, and an ex-PC SD45 with a mixed freight entering Enola yard in July, 1977.

CR 2323 Enola, PA 7-9-1977 (2)

PC GP35 2323 leads CN GP-38-2 5518 (later renumbered 4718), CNW GP-30 812, and an ex-PC SD45 with a mixed freight entering Enola yard in July, 1977.

CR 2323 Enola, PA 7-9-1977 (3)

PC GP35 2323 leads CN GP-38-2 5518 (later renumbered 4718), CNW GP-30 812, CR U30B 2847(ex-PC), and an ex-PC SD45 with a mixed freight entering Enola yard in July, 1977.

CR 2323 Scranton, PA 11-30-1978

GP35 2323 with side swipe damage @ the exEL/DLW locomotive shops Scranton, Pa

CR 2327 Washington, MA 2/20/82.

GP 35 2327 leads RESE out of the big cut at Washington depot, MA. on Feb. 20, 1982.

CR 2331 Rochester, NY 5/21/1977

A Westbound piggyback train just West of Goodman Street Yard.

CR 2332 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

CR GP35 (ex-PC) rests with stored E44's at Rutherford in April, 1984.

CR 2332 Rutherford, PA 4-22-1984

Former PC 2332/PRR 2332 is seen at Rutherford, PA on 4/22/1984.

CR 2332 Rutherford, PA 4-22-1984

Former PC 2332/PRR 2332 is seen at Rutherford, PA on 4/22/1984.

CR 2334 Binghamton, NY 4-21-1977

CR GP-35 2334 is again showing her PRR Keystone at Binghamton, NY in April, 1977.

CR 2335 Calumet Park, IL 4-1979

A Conrail eastbound with GP35 2335 on the point rolls through Calumet Park Interlocking in April 1979. Doug Davidson photo permission

CR 2337 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977 (1)

Former PC GP35's 2364 and 2337 lead SDP45 6677 (ex-EL 3646) as they brake down the hill at Horseshoe in August, 1977.

CR 2337 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977 (2)

CR SDP45 6677 (ex-EL 3646) trails GP-35's 2364 and 2337 as they brake down the hill at Horseshoe in August, 1977.

CR 2337 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977 (3)

CR SDP45 6677 (ex-EL 3646) trails GP-35's 2364 and 2337 as they brake down the hill at Horseshoe in August, 1977.

CR 2338 King of Prussia, PA 11-20-1976

Passing behind a pair of RDG SW-1500's, PC GP35 2338 leads a mixed freight into Abrams at sunset in November, 1976.

Kodak Instamatic photo.

CR 2339 Orrville, OH 07-21-1978

As a N&W coal train glides above, a Conrail westbound passes the east end of Orrville yards. Today the Conrail is the NS, the N&W is the Wheeling. Numbers include 2339, 3050, 8168, and 3135.

CR 2343 Altoona, PA 7/3/1978

A Westbound hopper train waits on the East side of Altoona. Lots of variety in the power on this train.

CR 2346 (GP35) in storage at Rutherford, PA on 8/4/84

Former PC/PRR 2346 in storage at Rutherford, PA on 8/4/84, complete with the classic PRR "Radio" decal. This one was not so lucky, it reportedly was sent to Pielet Bros. for scrap.

CR 2346 (GP35) in storage at Rutherford, PA on 8/4/84, Detail

Detail view of former PC/PRR 2346 in storage at Rutherford, PA on 8/4/84, complete with the classic PRR "Radio" decal. This one was not so lucky, it reportedly was sent to Pielet Bros. for scrap.

CR 2346 Rutherford, PA 3-25-1984

Former PC/PRR 2346 is seen at Rutherford, PA on 3/25/1984.

CR 2346 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

Ex-PC GP35's 2346 and 2332 rest with stored E44's at Rutherford in April, 1984.

CR 2353 Rutherford, PA 5-27-1984

Former PC 2353/PRR 2353 is seen with CR 2178 at Rutherford, PA on 5/27/1984.

CR 2354

Former PC/PRR 2354 was at Rochester, NY on 5/1/77.

CR 2357 Altoona, PA 3-13-1981

A trio of CR blue, led by GP-35 2357, 3628 (ex-RDG), and GP-40 3264 glides loads of coal down Horseshoe in March, 1981.

CR 2357 Bridgeport, PA 5-20-1978

Conrail 2357 GP35 still in its predecessor Penn Central paint job

CR 2357 Phillipsburg, NJ 1987

CR GP35 2357 at Phillipsburg, NJ and Easton, PA crossing in 1987.

CR 2357 Wormleysburg, PA 10-1-1978

CR 2357 ex PC 2357 GP35 on point along with CR 6335 ex PC 6335 SD40 behind it

CR 2358 Bancroft, MA 9/29/84.

GP35 2358 has the trail in NHSE at Bancroft, MA. on Sept. 29, 1984.

CR 2358 in Springfield, MA. on 5/5/79.

GP35 2358 at the head end of an eastbound coming into the station in Springfield, MA. on May 5, 1979.

CR 2359 Cleona, PA 2-21-1983

Former PC/PRR 2359 is seen at Cleona, PA on 2/21/1983.

CR 2359 Shawnee, PA 6/83

GP35 2359 leads B23-7 1976 on an Empty PPL train

CR 2362 Valporaiso, IN 4-1977

CR 2362, still in its Penn Central paint, leads Amtrak's #41, the Broadway Limited after one of the Amtrak engines apparently died thru Valporaiso, IN back in April 1977. William Raia photo, Chris Howe collection

CR 2364 Altoona, PA

Former PC 2364, nee PRR 2364 at the Juniata Shops. Note the lack of the Conrail logo on the hood.

CR 2364 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977 (1)

Former PC GP-35 2364 leads sister unit 2337 and SDP45 6677 (ex-EL 3646) down the Curve in August, 1977.

CR 2364 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977 (2)

Former PC GP-35 2364 leads sister unit 2337 and SDP45 6677 down the Curve in August, 1977.

CR 2364 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977 (3)

CR SDP45 6677 (ex-EL 3646) trails GP-35's 2364 and 2337 as they brake down the hill at Horseshoe in August, 1977.

CR 2364 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977 (4)

CR SDP45 6677 (ex-EL 3646) trails GP-35's 2364 and 2337 as they brake down the hill at Horseshoe in August, 1977.

CR 2365 Conway, PA 8-8-1977

Former PC GP35 2365 and SD40 6321 at Conway in August, 1977.  The autoracks are loaded with new 1977 Ford Pintos!

CR 2367 Haworth, NJ 4-16-1978

TV-16 hustles south through Haworth, NJ 4/16/78

CR 2379

Former PC/NYC 2379, nee NYC 6135 was at Buffalo, NY on 3/25/77.

CR 2380 Caledonia, NY 6/3/1978

The salt train power is on isolated trackage at P&L Jct. The train used Chessie trackage rights from Rochester to P&L Jct. to get to its own track in the Caledonia area. The track that the power is heading down is the old NYC "Peanut Line" that once ran from Batavia to Canandaigua. A short section of this line is all that remained at the time of CR, and it ran a couple of miles from P&L Jct. to downtown Caledonia. There is a chemical customer at the end of this spur in Caledonia. CR would often park the salt train power down in Caledonia when the crew outlawed. This trackage is all still in use today by the R&S.

CR 2380 King of Prussia, PA 2-21-1977

With a home base of "Collinwood" visible under the large PC number, GP-35 2380 follows Alco C636 6791 with a mixed freight through Abrams in February, 1977.

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