EMD GP35 - Page 5

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 3656 Youngstown, OH 12-14-1979

A colorful consist of ex Reading GP35 #3656, BAR 82, and ex EL GP35 #3689 snakes through the mills as they bring empty hoppers south on the former PRR/PC PY&A track in Youngstown,Ohio in December 1979. Number 3656 was a wreck replacement the Reading got in 1965.

CR 3661

CR 3661 is seen leading three more EMDs at a unknown location.

CR 3661 Ridgewood Jct, NJ 9-4-1976

EL GP35's 2555, 2569, 2565 and CR GP35 2340 power TV-98 (2nd-NY100) east crossing over from Track 4 to Track 2 @ "WJ"

CR 3662 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (1)

CR SD45 6155 leads SD40 6335, ex-EL GP35 2556 (CR 3662), U25B 2620, and GP38 7661 (ex-PRSL 2001) as they pull hard up Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

Steam railfans were everywhere at the Curve waiting for the run through of RDG 4-8-4 #2102 and Cuyohoga Valley Lines 2-8-2 #4070.

CR 3662 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (2)

CR SD45 6155 leads SD40 6335, ex-EL GP35 2556 (CR 3662), U25B 2620, and GP38 7661 (ex-PRSL 2001) as they pull hard up Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

Steam railfans were everywhere at the Curve waiting for the run through of RDG 4-8-4 #2102 and Cuyohoga Valley Lines 2-8-2 #4070.

CR 3662 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (3)

CR SD45 6155 leads SD40 6335, ex-EL GP35 2556 (CR 3662), U25B 2620, and GP38 7661 (ex-PRSL 2001) as they pull hard up Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

Steam railfans were everywhere at the Curve waiting for the run through of RDG 4-8-4 #2102 and Cuyohoga Valley Lines 2-8-2 #4070.

CR 3662 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (4)

CR SD45 6155 leads SD40 6335, ex-EL GP35 2556 (CR 3662), U25B 2620, and GP38 7661 (ex-PRSL 2001) as they pull hard up Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

CR 3662 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (5)

CR SD45 6155 leads SD40 6335, ex-EL GP35 2556 (CR 3662), U25B 2620, and GP38 7661 (ex-PRSL 2001) as they pull hard up Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

Steam railfans were everywhere at the Curve waiting for the run through of RDG 4-8-4 #2102 and Cuyohoga Valley Lines 2-8-2 #4070.

CR 3662 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (6)

CR SD45 6155 leads SD40 6335, ex-EL GP35 2556 (CR 3662), U25B 2620, and GP38 7661 (ex-PRSL 2001) as they pull hard up Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

CR 3662 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (7)

CR SD45 6155 leads SD40 6335, ex-EL GP35 2556 (CR 3662), U25B 2620, and GP38 7661 (ex-PRSL 2001) as they pull hard up Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

CR 3662 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (8)

CR SD45 6155 leads SD40 6335, ex-EL GP35 2556 (CR 3662), U25B 2620, and GP38 7661 (ex-PRSL 2001) as they pull hard up Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

Steam railfans were everywhere at the Curve waiting for the run through of RDG 4-8-4 #2102 and Cuyohoga Valley Lines 2-8-2 #4070.

CR 3662 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (9)

CR SD45 6155 leads SD40 6335, ex-EL GP35 2556 (CR 3662), U25B 2620, and GP38 7661 (ex-PRSL 2001) as they pull hard up Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

CR 3662 Lewistown, PA 7-8-1994

Former EL 2556 is seen at Lewistown, PA on 7/8/1994.

CR 3663 at Altoona, PA

Conrail 3663 has been put out to pasture in East Altoona.

CR 3664 Harrisburg, PA 6-18-1977 (1)

CR GP35 3664 (ex-EL 2558) and ex-PC SD45 6141 roll past the Harrisburg engine terminal in June 1977.

CR 3664 Harrisburg, PA 6-18-1977 (2)

CR GP35 3664 (ex-EL 2558) leads ex-PC SD45 6141 as they roll by PRR GG-1 4935 at the Harrisburg engine terminal in June, 1977.

CR 3664 Harrisburg, PA 6-18-1977 (3)

CR GP35 3664 (ex-EL 2558) and ex-PC SD45 6141 blast by the Harrisburg engine terminal with freight in June 1977.

CR 3664 Harrisburg, PA 6-18-1977 (4)

CR GP35 3664 (ex-EL 2558) and ex-PC SD45 6141 roll past PRR GG-1 4935 at the Harrisburg engine terminal in June, 1977.

EMDX 1976 is seen in the distance.

CR 3666 Bethlehem, PA 8-27-1978

CR GP-35 3666 (ex-EL 2560) rests at the Bethlehem engine terminal in August, 1978.

CR 3666 Ridgefield Park NJ 3-77

CR 3666 & 6726 lead VW-1 west at Ridgefield NJ in 3-77.

CR 3667 Upper Bay, NJ 2/82

CR 3667 leads OISE across the Upper Bay Bridge on the National Dock Secondary at Upper Bay NJ in Feb of 1982.

CR 3669 Hornell, NY 6/17/1978

An Eastbound CR freight has just arrived at Hornell. The inbound crew is getting across the tracks while the headend outbound crew is getting ready to board the 3669. the D&H freight is already recrewed and is waiting for the CR guys to get across the tracks before it leaves town.

CR 3671 Altoona, PA 1-1-1982

Conrail GP35 3671 (ex-EL 2565) leads an eastbound freight down the mountain into Slope interlocking in Altoona in 1982.

CR 3671 West Warren, MA 6/4/80

GP-35 3671 leading an eastbound through West Warren, MA. on June 4, 1980.

CR 3673 Becket, MA 5/8/81

That E-L paint wears well on GP35 3673 leading SPSE at North Becket, MA. on May 8, 1981.

CR 3675 Altoona, PA 8-5-1984

Former EL 2569 in storage at Altoona, PA on 8/5/1984.

CR 3675 Altoona, PA 8-5-1984

Former EL 2569 in storage at Altoona, PA on 8/5/1984.

CR 3675 Altoona, PA 8-5-1984

A view of the rear of former EL 2569 in storage at Altoona, PA on 8/5/1984. A line of stored ALCOs can be seen to the left, and to the right we see an engine block in a Penn Central 52' gon.

CR 3677 Altoona, PA 8-18-1978

CR GP-35 3677 (ex-EL 2571) and other PC, CNJ and RDG units receive service at the Juniata shops in August, 1978.

CR 3677 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 3677 Altoona, PA 8-21-1978

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

CR 3678 Rochester, NY 7-1-1977

A pair of ex EL GP-35s are working on a ballast train.

CR 3679 Enola, PA 7-24-1978

CR GP-35 3679, ex-EL 2573, rolls through Enola in July, 1978.

CR 3679-3685 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

EL GP35 2573-2579 (CR 3679-3685) leads two ex-PC GP's across the overpass at Morrisville yard in March, 1977.

CR 3679-3685 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

EL GP35 2573-2579 (CR 3679-3685) leads two ex-PC GP's across the overpass at Morrisville yard in March, 1977.

CR 3679-3685 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

EL GP35 2573-2579 (CR 3679-3685) leads two ex-PC GP's across the overpass at Morrisville yard in March, 1977.

CR 3680 Rutherford, PA 3-13-1983

Former EL 2574 is seen with CR 3266 and an SD40-2 at Rutherford, PA on 3/13/1983.

CR 3681 Bethlehem, PA 4-9-1977 (1)

EL GP-35 2575 (CR 3681) leads sister-unit 3691 (ex-EL 2585) and a PC U-boat through Bethlehem in April, 1977.

CR 3681 Bethlehem, PA 4-9-1977 (2)

EL GP-35 2575 (CR 3681) leads sister-unit 3691 (ex-EL 2585) and a PC U-boat with mixed freight across the grade crossing at Linden Street in Bethlehem, PA on April 9, 1977. 

On our first trip to Bethlehem we stumbled across this train led by a GP35 in all EL colors.  A team effort from my railfan buddy caught this shot at the grade crossing.

Photo by Andrew J. Erlichman.

CR 3681 Bethlehem, PA 4-9-1977 (3)

EL GP-35 2575 (CR 3681) leads sister-unit 3691 (ex-EL 2585) and a PC U-boat with a mixed freight across the Linden Street grade crossing in Bethlehem, PA on April 9, 1977.

CR 3681 Bethlehem, PA 4-9-1977 (4)

EL GP-35 2575 (CR 3681) leads sister-unit 3691 (ex-EL 2585), and a PC U-boat, through Bethlehem in April, 1977.

CR 3681 Bethlehem, PA 4-9-1977 (5)

EL GP-35 2575 (CR 3681) leads sister-unit 3691 (ex-EL 2585) and a PC U-boat with a mixed freight through Bethlehem on April 9, 1977.

CR 3681 Bethlehem, PA 4-9-1977 (6)

EL GP-35 2575 (CR 3681) leads sister-unit 3691 (ex-EL 2585) and a PC U-boat with a mixed freight through Bethlehem on April 9, 1977.

CR 3682 Harrisburg, PA 5-11-1983

Former EL 2576 rests at Reily St. in Harrisburg, PA on 5/11/1983. Note the ex Lehigh Valley GP18 behind it.

CR 3682 Middlefield, MA 8/6/82

WHOOPS! Call this the one that almost got away, or....be sure you've loaded a round BEFORE the target presents itself. Ex E-L GP35 3682 leads westbound SPSE through Middlefield, MA. on Aug. 6, 1982. Gotta remember to cock the shutter!

CR 3683

Former EL 2577 was at Riverdale, IL on 11/29/76.

CR 3683 Morrisville, PA 2-28-1979

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

CR 3684 Selkirk, NY 8-11-1985

Former EL 2578 is seen at Selkirk, NY on 8/11/1985. Check out the skewed numbers on the cab side.

CR 3685 Syracuse, NY 10-1-1980

Former EL 2579 is seen at Dewitt Yard, East Syracuse, NY in October 1980. Note the EL diamond still visible on the nose.

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