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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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Former EL 2556 is seen at Lewistown, PA on 7/8/1994.
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Conrail 3663 has been put out to pasture in East Altoona.
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CR GP35 3664 (ex-EL 2558) and ex-PC SD45 6141 roll past the Harrisburg engine terminal in June 1977.
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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.
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CR GP35 3664 (ex-EL 2558) and ex-PC SD45 6141 blast by the Harrisburg engine terminal with freight in June 1977.
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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.

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CR GP-35 3666 (ex-EL 2560) rests at the Bethlehem engine terminal in August, 1978.
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CR 3666 & 6726 lead VW-1 west at Ridgefield NJ in 3-77.
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CR 3667 leads OISE across the Upper Bay Bridge on the National Dock Secondary at Upper Bay NJ in Feb of 1982.
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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.
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PYSE-0 at South Plainfield, NJ
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Conrail GP35 3671 (ex-EL 2565) leads an eastbound freight down the mountain into Slope interlocking in Altoona in 1982.
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GP-35 3671 leading an eastbound through West Warren, MA. on June 4, 1980.
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That E-L paint wears well on GP35 3673 leading SPSE at North Becket, MA. on May 8, 1981.
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Former EL 2569 in storage at Altoona, PA on 8/5/1984.
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Former EL 2569 in storage at Altoona, PA on 8/5/1984.
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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.
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CR GP-35 3677 (ex-EL 2571) and other PC, CNJ and RDG units receive service at the Juniata shops in August, 1978.
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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.
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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.
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A pair of ex EL GP-35s are working on a ballast train.
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CR GP-35 3679, ex-EL 2573, rolls through Enola in July, 1978.
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EL GP35 2573-2579 (CR 3679-3685) leads two ex-PC GP's across the overpass at Morrisville yard in March, 1977.
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EL GP35 2573-2579 (CR 3679-3685) leads two ex-PC GP's across the overpass at Morrisville yard in March, 1977.
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EL GP35 2573-2579 (CR 3679-3685) leads two ex-PC GP's across the overpass at Morrisville yard in March, 1977.
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Former EL 2574 is seen with CR 3266 and an SD40-2 at Rutherford, PA on 3/13/1983.
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EL GP-35 2575 (CR 3681) leads sister-unit 3691 (ex-EL 2585) and a PC U-boat through Bethlehem in April, 1977.
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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.

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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.
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EL GP-35 2575 (CR 3681) leads sister-unit 3691 (ex-EL 2585), and a PC U-boat, through Bethlehem in April, 1977.
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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.
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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.
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Former EL 2576 rests at Reily St. in Harrisburg, PA on 5/11/1983. Note the ex Lehigh Valley GP18 behind it.
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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!
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Former EL 2577 was at Riverdale, IL on 11/29/76.
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CR GP-35's 3636 and 3683 (ex-EL 2577) outside the Morrisville locomotive shops in February, 1979.
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Former EL 2578 is seen at Selkirk, NY on 8/11/1985. Check out the skewed numbers on the cab side.
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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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A pair of GP-35s haul a Westbound empty hopper train up the grade out of Hornell.

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