EMD GP35 - Page 6

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 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.

CR 3686 Almond, NY 4/30/1978

A pair of GP-35s haul a Westbound empty hopper train up the grade out of Hornell.

CR 3686 Hornell, NY 5/7/1978

An Eastbound rolls thru Hornell at dawn. This was a Buffalo to Sayre train and it did not stop in Hornell for a crew change.

CR 3686 Oakland, PA 8/1978

Extra 3686 west passing "SR" tower in Oakland, PA. on the former ERIE Southern Tier line in Aug., 1978.

CR 3686 Oakland, PA 8/1978

The extra 3686 west has just passed "SR" tower on the former ERIE Southern Tier line at Oakland, PA. in Aug., 1978.

CR 3687 Akron, OH 04-8-1976

Still looking like just another day on the EL in Akron, the 3 EL GP-35's are actually a Conrail train by this date. Conrail seemed to group together a bunch of former EL GP-35's for TV trains that still ran on the ex EL. The Chessie got into the act at South St. too as seen by a southbound on the former B&O/PC side.

CR 3687 Perryville, MD 3-3-1984

Former EL 2581 is beginning to show its EL heritage at Perryville, MD on 3/3/1984.

CR 3689 Hornell, NY 6/10/1978

An EL painted GP-35 leads an Eastbound at the crew change office in Hornell.

CR 3689 Rochester, NY 4/29/1978

A Westbound freight is stopped on the main just East of the Rochester yard awaiting its turn to get time to work the yard.

CR 3689 Rochester, NY 7/1977

Not very good quality, but worth scanning, since it is a pair of ex EL GP-35s on a Westbound at Goodman Street.

CR 3689 Rochester, NY 8/1977

3689 leads EL 2584 & PC 5313 with a Westbound freight that is working Goodman St. Yard.

CR 3689 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR GP35 3989 (ex-EL 2583) waits for assignment at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 3690 Rochester, NY 4/28/1978

ML-1 has a green signal at Goodman Street Yard after working the piggyback facility. The track on the left was the West lead into the piggyback terminal at Rochester.

CR 3691 Bethlehem, PA 4-9-1977 (1)

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 3691 Bethlehem, PA 4-9-1977 (2)

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

CR 3691 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 through Bethlehem on April 9, 1977.

CR 3691 Canaseraga, NY 10-30-1977

An Eastbound on the grade seapration at Canaseraga.

CR 3692 Akron, OH 04-26-1976

It's April of 1976 in Akron, Ohio as a Conrail crew cuts out the middle unit of an EL/PC/RDG trio. The geep would stay in Akron for local duty while the EL GP35 and RDG GP30 would continue west on the former EL main. The EL unit would become Conrail 3692, the highest numbered GP35 on Conrail.

CR 3692 Rochester, NY Summer 1977

A couple of ex EL GP-35s are on a ballast train. The track work is in progress on the other side of the bridge.

CR 3692 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

One of only a few EMD's at Selkirk, CR GP35 3692 (ex-EL 2586) waits for assignment in August, 1979. Shades of Erie Lackawanna and the road number are beginning to show through!

CR 3692 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR GP35 3692 (ex-EL 2586) was beginning to show "Erie Lackawanna" and her old road number at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 6101 Newburgh, NY 5-6-1976

RDG SD45 7601 leads EL GP35's 2582 and 2558 on WV-1 north bound at Newburgh, NY. Conrail is one month and 6 days old..

CR 6114, 3631, 6384 and 6459 are on the point of a coal train at Bay Tower in Baltimore, 3/84

SD45-6114, GP35-3631 & SD40-2s-6384, 6459 are on the point of a S/B coal train. Its either a Morgantown (UMP) or Chalk Point (ULK) train. I never heard the symbol. Bay Tower is to the left of 6114. 2:30PM on 3/3/84 in East Baltimore, MD. These 80 car, 10,000 ton trains usually needed a helper to get through Baltimore.

CR 6609 Principio, MD 7/83

ENED-0 has just entered the NorthEast Corridor for the run to Edgemoor, Del

CR 7235 dead line Rutherford 08061985

A long line of dead units at the ex Reading Rutherford Yard. In the mid 80's this yard and Enola were chock full of retired units going to scrap, including a fair number of second generation engines. Note the SD 45's and U30C here, along with the GP 9, 30, and SW. In addition to the units listed, also here are 6945 and 6160, as well as two more SD 45's and a pair of what look like GP 9's.

CR 7799 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 8066 Middlesex, NJ 11/83

OIAL-5 rolls down the tangent track next to the exCNJ main approaching Bound Brook......

SENH at Bancroft, MA. on 6/27/81. (2)

SENH's lash-up features GP35's of both PC and E-L heritage, the 2301 and 3663, plus GP40 3073. Middlefield station on June 27, 1981.

WB freight at Homer, Altoona, PA 10-1977

Ex Reading GP35 3654 leads another Ex Reading unit, U30C 6579 and a PC GP38 on a WB freight passing thru Homer interlocking in Altoona, PA. On the right are retired LV RS2s and EL RS3s in storage awaiting disposition.

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