EMD GP40 - Page 5

Conrail's GP-40's came from Penn Central where they were assigned CR series 3000-3274. By 1995, Conrail retired and sold off all their GP-40's except one (CR 3264).

CR 3242 at DAY tower West Fairview, PA 1983

Conrail GP40 3242 (ex-PC 3242) is seen entering Enola Yard at DAY tower in West Fairview, PA in 1983.

CR 3243 at South Fork, PA

Conrail GP40-2 3364 and GP40 3243 (ex-PC 3243) are seen trailing on a westbound freight at South Fork, PA in 1982.

CR 3243 in Bancroft, MA. on 7/3/81. (1)

GP40 3243, leading a pair of U23C's and a GP35, brings SEPW through Bancroft, MA. on July 3, 1981.

CR 3247 South Fork, PA 1981

A westbound freight is being led by GP40 3247 (ex-PC 3247) through South Fork, PA in 1981. The train is passing under the old bridge that carried a road and streetcar tracks over the North Fork of the Little Conemaugh River.

CR 3248 - GP40 at Rutherford, PA

Former PC 3248 is seen with CR 6290 and CR 2002 at Rutherford, PA on 4/16/1983.

CR 3250 in Bancroft, MA. on 8/17/80. (1)

CR 3250 leads a group of GP40/-2's and one big U-Boat through Bancroft, MA. on Aug. 17, 1980.

CR 3253 in Washington, MA. on 5/7/83.

GP40 3253 leads a nice, fat lash-up with NHSE at Ballou's near MP 135 in Washington, MA. on May 7, 1983. Today, all you're likely to see around here is a pair of blue and yellow GE "dump trucks".......boring!

CR 3254 at Horseshoe Curve

Conrail GP40 2354 (ex-PC 3254) is seen heading west around Horseshoe Curve with a mix of intermodal and autoracks in 1983.

CR 3258 at East Deerfield, MA. on 2/18/84.

Another "white-lined" ex CR GP40, the 3258 sits in East Deerfield yard on Feb. 18, 1984.

CR 3260 - GP40 at West Brownsville, PA

Former PC 3260/EMDX 11 is seen at West Brownsville, PA on 2/9/1986.

CR 3261

CR 3261 and CR 8045 are seen leading a freight at a unknown loctaion.

CR 3261 Alexandria, VA 7-1983

Ex-PC GP40 3261 mingles with D&H GP39-2's at the engine facility at Pot yard in July, 1983.

CR 3261 at Spruce Creek

Conrail GP40 3261 (ex-PC 3261) is seen near Spruce Creek, PA in 1983.

CR 3262 in Hinsdale, MA. on 7/23/83. (2)

CR3262 leads NHSE-X through the Hinsdale crossovers on July 23, 1983.

CR 3263 at CP518 Chicago, IL

While a N&W local freight waits its turn on the C&WI(Chicago & Western Indiana), a westbound Conrail freight with GP40's 3263 and 3165 on the point diverges from the Chicago Line at CP518, enroute to Ashland Avenue Yard in November 1982. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 3264 Hagerstown, MD 7-24-1978

CR GP-40 3264 waits for assignment near Hagerstown, MD in July, 1978.

CR 3264 on the Chicago Line

In an odd-couple pairing, Conrail GP40 3264 is seen on the Chicago Line in upstate New York along with C40-8W 6155.

CR 3265 at Conway Yard

Conrail GP40 3265 (ex-PC 3265) is seen near the sanding facilities at Conway Yard in 1983.

CR 3266 highballs MAIL-3 through Thompsontown, PA, on May 4, 1989

Westbound Conrail intermodal Mail-3 highballs through Thompsontown, PA on May 4, 1989, led by GP40 No. 3266.

CR 3269 at Bennington Curve

Conrail GP40 3269 (ex-PC 3269) is seen trailing on an eastbound autorack train at Bennington Curve in 1983.

CR 3271 Altoona, PA 8-21-1981

A quartet of CR blue leads a TV train down the Curve in August, 1981. CR SD-40-2 6408 (1977-built) heads the consist, followed by SD-45 6217, and GP-40's 3271 and 3272.

CR 3271 Conpit Junction July 14, 1993

GP40 #3271 was assigned to a tie replacement train at Conpit Junction. When I was in 11th grade, my father and I took a weekend to drive down to Conpit Junction (near Johnstown, PA) after I was enticed by a 1991 issue of "Railpace" news magazine. (Please excuse the quality; this is a scan from a print from a very cheap point-and-shoot of 1990s technology). Just our luck, it turned out to be the same weekend the tie replacement gang was out, and so traffic through the area was limited. This shot is of the work train pulling out on the morning of July 14, 1993 from a secondary track where it had been parked the night before. I didn't think anything of it at time time, but I'm glad I got that PRR-style signal mast in the background!

CR 3273 Greensburg, PA 11/83

OIPI-1 passes Old Technology in the form of Line Side HB readouts near Greensburg, Pa

CR 3278 West UNE Campville MP 231 10/23/1995

An empty UNG train rolls out of the shadows and into the late afternoon sun at MP 231 between Campville and Owego.

CR 3281 at South Chicago, IL

An eastbound Conrail freight behind GP40 No. 3281 at the Calumet River bridge in September 1981. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 3286 Haworth, NJ 9/81

OISE-3 northbound through Brooke Shields hometown....

CR 3299 in Middlefield, MA. on 1/31/81.

The extra 3299 west at mile 128.75 in Middlefield, MA. on Jan. 31, 1981.

CR 3332 at Bancroft, MA. on 7/3/81. (2)

GP40 3068 in the trail of BOSE at Bancroft, MA. on July 3, 1981.

CR 3348 Spruce Creek, PA 11-22-1980 (2)

CR GP-40-2 3348 (2/1979 built) leads SD-40s 6240 (ex-PC) and 6317 (ex-PC 6064), and SDP-45 6683 (ex-EL 3652) through Spruce Creek, PA in November, 1980.

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 6071 and CR 6297

C40-8W 6071 and SD40 6297 are neck and neck as they make their way west through Altoona in 1990

CR 6219 Altoona, PA 3-27-1978

CR GP40 3120 and SD45 6219 take up the rear of a trio of units pulling a TV train up Horseshoe in March, 1978.

CR 6252 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977

CR SD-45 6112 and SD-40 6262 give braking assistance down the hill at Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

CR 6506, CR 6429 and CR 3124 at Horseshoe Curve

Conrail SD40-2s 6506 and 6429 are ahead of GP40 3124 (ex-PC 3124) are heading down around Horseshoe Curve in 1982.

CR 6512 Leads PIML into Enola, 3/86

Two SD40-2s lead PIML (Pittsburgh - Morrisville) into Enola to do work.

CR 6980 east BUBI SOO 768 Waverly 06151995

After Conrail single tracked the Tier west of Waverly, that town became a frequent meet point. This afternoon is a case in point. We see eastbound BUBI, a short turn out of Frontier with Binghamton cars, meeting CP 557, behind SOO 768/CP 1837, the trailing unit an RS18u. He got stabbed badly here, having to wait for, in order, CP 252, at that time a stack train that ran from Buffalo to Binghamton, then getting an NYSW crew for the trip to Little Ferry; then ML 440, 78 auto racks behind CR 6709/NS 8802/CR 5556; and this 24 car train we see here. The trailing unit on BUBI, out of sight, is CR 3269.

CR 7848 and 3194 Altoona, PA 1982

Conrail GP38 7848 (ex-PC 7848) and GP40 (ex-PC 3194) are seen at Juniata, PA near the turntable.

CR 8066 Middlesex, NJ 11/83

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

CR 8179 Altoona, PA 7-24-1978

Waiting for clearance, CR GP-38-2 8179 leads a quartet of black and blue units at Altoona in July, 1978.

CR 8184 Duncannon, PA 3/79

Five Thousand Horsepower is all it takes to move an empty GRM-3 through "View" Interlocking. Note: View Tower in the background.

CR BOEL in Becket, MA. on 5/7/83. (1)

GP40 3235 and company haul BOEL up through the Berkshires past MP 129 in Becket, MA. on May 7, 1983.

CR ENBA-3 on the Port Road

Baltimore bound ENBA-3 rolls toward Amtrak's North East Corridor at Minnick, MD 6/23/1988

Mail 9 GP40-2 3384 Thompsontown, PA

Mail 9 at track speed west on 2 Thompsontown, Pa

PC 3174-Ridgewood NJ 7/77

PC 3174, CR 6678 & another Geep are seen on PO-87 at Ridgewood NJ in July of 1977.

PLENTY-A-POWER at Bancroft, MA. on 8/17/80. (2)

The hits just keep comin'. Nine units altogether, including a GP9, at Bancroft, MA.

PLENTY-A-POWER at Bancroft, MA. on 8/17/80. (3)

And, Oh yeah, were not done yet, let's add a four unit cab hop on the rear. Sights like this were not that uncommon "back in the day". Now it's pairs of CSX "Dark Future" dump trucks...oh hummm!

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