EMD GP35 - Page 4

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 3635 Bethlehem, PA 4-16-1977

Ex-RDG CR 3635, waits in line with other CR units late in the day at the Bethlehem engine terminal in April, 1977.

CR 3635 Lanesboro, PA 5/27/1979

A Westbound drops down the grade at the West end of Starrucca Viaduct. I wasn't quite able to get to the end of the viaduct in time before the train arrived.

CR 3635 Morrisville, PA 4-24-1977

Crudely CR-stenciled ex-RDG GP35 3635 leads all RDG GP35 3628 and a PC U-boat with a mixed freight on the NE Corridor at Morrisville in April, 1977.

CR 3636

Former RDG 3636 at Conway, PA on 2/6/1977.

CR 3636 Morrisville, PA 2-28-1979

CR GP-35's 3636 and 3683 (ex-EL 2577) outside the Morrisville locomotive shops in February, 1979.

CR 3637 Rutherford, PA 6-29-1982

Former RDG 3637 in storage at Rutherford, PA on 6/29/1982.

CR 3638 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

CR U25B 2559 and ex-RDG GP-35 3638 pull through Abrams yard in February, 1977.

CR 3638 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

CR U25B 2559 and ex-RDG GP-35 3638 pull through Abrams yard in February, 1977.

CR 3639 dead line Rutherford 08061985

A retired ex Reading GP 35 awaits the torch in familiar surroundings at Rutherford.

CR 3639 Enola, PA 5-7-1977

Former RDG 3639 GP-35 sits coupled to its new running mate, ex-PC GP-40 CR 3225, as they wait for orders by the Enola engine facilities.

CR 3640 Hornell, NY 8/1977

It's badly backlit, but this is a green ex RDG GP-35. This was the only RDG GP-35 that I am aware of that had been painted in the newer green paint scheme.

CR 3640 Weehawkin, NJ 11/81

ENSE-9 works north of the River Line between Hoboken and Weehawkin, NJ... This WAS the Combat Zone.. Trains didn't stop around here if they could help it!!! The good looking track to the left was the EL Weehawkin branch.

CR 3643 Batavia, NY 8/1977

A GP-35 and 2 U-25-B's are working hard with an Eastbound coal train.

CR 3644 Altoona, PA 4-1-1996

Conrail GP35 3644 (ex-RDG 3644) is seen behind the E&M Shop at Juniata along with a Santa Fe "Kodachrome" C30-7 8032 in April, 1996. Based on the photo date, the aging GP35 is definitely on borrowed time.

CR 3644 Enola, PA 8-10-1980

In a sea of locomotives at Enola in August, 1980, CR GP35 3644 (ex-RDG) is in the fourth line back from U23B 2733.

CR 3644 West Brownsville, PA 8-28-1993

Former RDG 3644 is seen at West Brownsville, PA on 8/28/1993.

CR 3645 Bancroft, MA 10/15/82

NHSE brings the first half of his train through Bancroft, MA. on Oct. 15, 1982. The train had stalled just west of MP 129, as many westbounds have done in the past, and since helper service on Washington hill had been discontinued a few months earlier, he had to double the hill. I got photos of him returning for his second half, but the weather had turned "less than ideal", so I didn't want to use up server space on "less than ideal" photos.

CR 3645 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

Still in RDG livery, CR GP-35 3645 and GP40 3041 wait for orders to pull out of Morrisville yard in March, 1977.

CR 3646

Former RDG 3646 is at Conway, PA on 12/11/1976.

CR 3648 King of Prussia, PA 2-21-1977

Still in RDG livery, GP-35 3648 works at Abrams in February, 1977.

CR 3648 King of Prussia, PA 2-21-1977

Crew change at Abrams for RDG GP-35 3648 on a cool February day in 1977.

CR 3648 King of Prussia, PA 2-21-1977

RDG GP-35 3648 works with a PC-lettered sister-unit at Abrams in February, 1977.

CR 3649 Altoona, PA 7/2/1978

A coal train rolls by ALTO tower on a dreary day.

CR 3649 Altoona, PA 8-18-1978

Four of the five major predecessor roads are represented outside the Juniata shops in August, 1978. CR GP-35's 2392 (ex-PC), 3677 (ex-EL 2571) and 3649 (ex-RDG), and ex-PC GP-38 7831 and SD-40's 6342 (PC 6089) and 6242 await service. CR RS-3 5374 (ex-CNJ 1544), however, undergoes parts removal prior to scrapping.

CR 3649 Altoona, PA 8-21-1978

CR GP-35's 2392 (ex-PC), 3677 (ex-EL 2571) and 3649 (ex-RDG), GP-40 3147, an unidentified ex-PC C628, GP-38 7862, and other black and blue CR units receive service or parts removal at the Juniata shops in August, 1978.

CR 3649 Hornell, NY 5-6-1978

CR 3649 - 3062 - 2573 pause for a crew change at Hornell.

CR 3649 Hornell, NY 5/6/1978

The crew look like ghosts in this time exposure of a Westbound at Hornell.

CR 3649 Rochester, NY 3/18/1979

3 GP-35s and a B23-7 are at the service tracks in Rochester. This set of power was probably for the salt train that ran down to Caledonia on Chessie System trackage rights.

CR 3649 Rochester, NY 7-1-1977

An Eastbound is led by an ex RDG GP-35 and a PC GP-40.

CR 3649 Sterling, Ohio 8-16-1977

A short eastbound train gets a look over from the op at RU tower in Sterling,Ohio in August 1977. The train is on the former Erie Lackawanna, the tower is ex EL, and that's the Chessie (future CSX) over to the right. All that remains today is the CSX main as the tower and the EL are long gone from here.

CR 3650 Hinsdale, MA 5/17/80

Ex RDG GP35 3650 leads a short work extra eastward near the summit of Washington hill in Hinsdale, MA. on May 17, 1980.

CR 3651

Former RDG 3651 was at Conway, PA on 4/10/1977.

CR 3651 Bethlehem, PA 11-25-1978

CR GP-35 3651 waits for assignment outside the Bethlehem roundhouse in November, 1978.

CR 3651 Shiremanstown, PA 11-24-1988

Former RDG 3651 is seen with CR 8117, 7908, and class N21 caboose 21308 at Shiremanstown, PA on 11/24/1988.

CR 3651 Shiremanstown, PA 11-24-1988

Former RDG 3651 is seen at Shiremanstown, PA on 11/24/1988.

CR 3653 12-13-94 Altoona, PA

CR GP35 3653 at JLS in Altoona, PA on December 13th, 1994. Terry Nardella photo, collection of Steve Ondik.

CR 3653 Sayre, PA 4/30/1978

The engine service area at Sayre had a couple sets of blue engines on hand.

CR 3654 La Grange, IL 4-1-1979

Conrail westbound freight on the IHB at LaGrange, IL behind GP35 No. 3654 in Reading paint and leased Bangor and Aroostook GP9 No. 79, in April 1979. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 3654 Rutherford, PA 4-22-1984

Former RDG 3654 is seen at Rutherford, PA on 4/22/1984.

CR 3654 Summerdale, PA 1-8-1983

Former RDG 3654 is seen leading a Chessie hopper train into Enola Yard at Summerdale, PA on 1/8/1983.

CR 3654 Youngwood, PA 8-19-1978

Former RDG GP-35 3654 and PC GP38 7779 ready to go at Youngwood, PA in August, 1978.

CR 3654 Youngwood, PA 8-19-1978

Former RDG GP-35 3654 rests at Youngwood, PA in August, 1978.

CR 3654 Youngwood, PA 8-19-78

Former RDG GP-35 3654 and PC GP38 7779 ready to go at Youngwood, PA in August, 1978.

CR 3655 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Former PC GP38-2 8075 leads GP35 3655 (ex-RDG), SD45 6075 (ex-EL 3610), and U25B 2549 as they brake a load of piggybacks down Horseshoe in August, 1977.

CR 3655 Binghamton, NY 4/13/1979

An Eastbound departs Binghamton. Next stop will be SR Tower to add the Gulf Summit helper to the consist.

CR 3655 Great Bend, PA 4/13/1979

An Eastbound at Red Rock, PA. This location is between Great Bend & Oakland along Route 171.

CR 3655 Lanesboro, PA 4/13/1979

With the helper cut in behind the road power, an Eastbound climbs the grade across Starrucca Viaduct.

CR 3655 Rutherford, PA 9-29-1982

Former RDG 3655 in storage at Rutherford, PA on 9/29/1982.

CR 3656 Rutherford, PA 5-10-1983

Former RDG 3656 is seen at Rutherford, PA on 5/10/1983.

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