EMD GP7 and GP9 - Page 4

Conrail inherited EMD GP7's from the Penn Central(252), Reading Company(17), Erie Lackawanna(71), and the Jersey Central(13).  CR placed the units in series 5600-5999.

Built between October 1949 and May 1954, EMD powered it's first hood unit with their 16-cylinder supercharged 567B prime mover.

 

Conrail's GP9 fleet was inherited from the Penn Central with over 300 units, while the Erie Lackawanna and the Lehigh Valley each brought 6 units to the roster.  CR placed the GP9's in series 7000-7512.

Built between January, 1954 and December, 1959, the GP9 produced 1,750hp through EMD's 16-cylinder supercharged 567C prime mover.

CR 5967-Denville NJ 1/78

CR 5967 lead three more fomer EL Geeps on CS-9 on the Boonton Line at Denville NJ in Jan of 1978.

CR 5968 Scranton, PA 4-21-1977

EL GP-7 1230 rests outside the Scranton diesel shops in April, 1977.

CR 5968 Scranton, PA 4-21-1977

EL GP-7 1230 (CR 5968) rests outside the Scranton diesel shops in April, 1977.

CR 5969 Bethlehem, PA 7-7-1979

CR 5969 (ex-EL 1231) leads 5972 (ex-EL 1234), 5984 (ex-EL 1246), and CR blue 5973 (ex-EL 1235) behind an ex-PC GP-38 at Bethlehem in July, 1979.

CR 5969 Newark, NJ 2-15-1982

CR GP-7 5969 (ex-EL 1231) at Newark, NJ in March, 1982.

CR 5969 Newark, NJ 2-15-1982

CR GP-7 5969 (ex-EL 1231) moves through rows of parts at Newark, NJ in February, 1982.

CR 5970 Secaucus, NJ 3-1-1979

CR GP-7's 5970(ex-EL 1232) and 5981(ex-EL 1243) work at Croxton in March, 1979.

CR 5970 Secaucus, NJ 3-1-1979

An overview of Croxton yard in March, 1979 shows CR GP-7's 5981(ex-EL 1243) and 5970(ex-EL 1232) working the yard. A Lackawanna "The Route of Phoebe Snow" 40' boxcar, NYC 946H class covered hopper 886224, and EL 50' boxcar 69103 were part of the lines of cars in the foreground.

CR 5970 Secaucus, NJ 3-1-1979

CR GP-7's 5970(ex-EL 1232) and 5981(ex-EL 1243) work Croxton yard in March, 1979.

CR 5971 Bethlehem, PA 08-17-1981

A pair of former EL GP7's wheel WLAL-10 around "Steel City Curve" in August 1981. By 1981 it was a treat to catch a pair of ex EL geeps together, 5980 in blue and 5971 still in EL colors no less. The 5971 has some stories to tell- it came to Conrail as EL 1233, the unit involved in a wreck at Lake Junction with a CNJ RS-3. Both units sat at Croxton for a good while. The 1233 eventually got repaired and would survive well into Conrail as you can see by this shot. I'm not sure what the disposition of the CNJ unit was, but scrap is a good guess.

CR 5972 Bethlehem, PA 7-7-1979

CR 5972 (ex-EL 1234), 5984 (ex-EL 1246), and CR blue 5973 (ex-EL 1235) run second, third and fourth in a quartet of former EL GP-7's at Bethlehem in July, 1979.

CR 5972 Sayre, PA 2/12/1978

A pair of ex EL geeps, ex LV power, ex PC power and CR blue at the Sayre Engine facility.

CR 5972 Secaucus, NJ 3-1-1979

CR 5972 rests with a massive C636 at the Croxton engine terminal in March, 1979.

CR 5973 Bethlehem, PA 7-7-1979

CR 5984 (ex-EL 1246) and CR blue 5973 (ex-EL 1235) run third and fourth in a quartet of former EL GP-7's at Bethlehem in July, 1979.

CR 5973-Mahwah, NJ 3/78

CR 5973 is seen on the Mahwah Job at Mahwah NJ in March of 1978.

CR 5974 Secaucus, NJ 3-1-1979

CR GP-7 5974 (ex-EL 1236) pauses between yard work alongside an ancient ex-EL NW-2 by the Croxton engine house in March, 1979.

CR 5975 GP7 03-78

Former EL GP7 1237, now CR 5975, has a flanger up to speed in this photo.

CR 5975 Ridgefield Park, NJ 4/77

Local freight WH-1 sprints north at Ridgefield Park, NJ GP7 5975 exEL, nee Erie 1237 does the honors on the short train..

CR 5976 East Rutherford, NJ 1/79

The Suffern Turn with four exEL GP7's rolls west about to pass under RT3 on 1/13/79

CR 5977 Altoona, PA 3-17-1979

CR GP-7 5977 (ex-EL 1239) rests in one of the Juniata shops deadlines at Altoona in March, 1979.

CR 5979 Elizabethport, NJ 7-10-1977

EL GP7 1241 (CR 5979) rests between NJ Transit GP40P 3675 (ex-CNJ) and an ancient SW-1 behind the Elizabethport locomotive shops in July, 1977.

CR 5979 Elizabethport, NJ 7-10-1977

EL GP7 1241 (CR 5979) rests outside the Elizabethport locomotive shops with NJ Transit GP40P 3675(ex-CNJ) and an SW-1 in July, 1977.

CR 5979 Elizabethport, NJ 7-10-1977

NJ Transit GP40P 3675 (ex-CNJ, CR roster 4104) with EL GP7 1241 (CR 5979) and an SW-1 beside the Elizabethport shops in July, 1977.

CR 5980 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Former EL GP7 1242 (CR 5980) receives service outside the Juniata shops in August, 1977.

CR 5980 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Former PC GP40 3123 awaits service alongside GP38-2 7955, ex-EL RS-3 1037, GP35 2271, and ex-EL GP-7 1242 (CR 5980) outside the Juniata Locomotive shops in August, 1977.

CR 5980 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

On track 19 outside the Juniata shops in August, 1977, former EL GP7 1242 (CR 5980) awaits service. The large lineup of former PC GP7 5874, GP40 3123, GP38-2 7955, ex-EL RS-3 1037 (CR 5253), and GP35 2271 show the continuing ill state of the power plant after a year of CR operations.

CR 5981 Hornell, NY 3/24/1978

4 ex EL GP-7s have just dropped a train off at the yard in Hornell. If I remember correctly, this was some sort of turn job from Corning.

CR 5981 Secaucus, NJ 3-1-1979

CR GP-7's 5970(ex-EL 1232) and 5981(ex-EL 1243) work at Croxton in March, 1979.

CR 5981 Secaucus, NJ 3-1-1979

An overview of Croxton yard in March, 1979 shows CR GP-7's 5981(ex-EL 1243) and 5970(ex-EL 1232) working the yard. NYC covered hopper 886224 was part of the lines of cars in the foreground.

CR 5981 Secaucus, NJ 3-1-1979

An overview of Croxton yard in March, 1979 shows CR GP-7's 5981(ex-EL 1243) and 5970(ex-EL 1232) working the yard. A Lackawanna "The Route of Phoebe Snow" 40' boxcar, NYC 946H class covered hopper 886224, and EL 50' boxcar 69103 were part of the lines of cars in the foreground.

CR 5981 Secaucus, NJ 3-1-1979

CR GP-7's 5970(ex-EL 1232) and 5981(ex-EL 1243) work Croxton yard in March, 1979.

CR 5982 Secaucus, NJ 3-1-1979

CR GP-7 5982 (ex-EL 1244) pauses at the Croxton engine terminal in March, 1979.

CR 5984 Bethlehem, PA 7-7-1979

CR 5984 (ex-EL 1246) and CR blue 5973 (ex-EL 1235) run third and fourth in a quartet of former EL GP-7's at Bethlehem in July, 1979.

CR 5984 East Stroudsburg, PA 3/77

GP7 5984 exEL,Nee Erie 1246 sits in E. Stroudsburg, Pa waiting a recrew. Note: the Jade Green CR 171472 behind the loco.

CR 5984 Suffern NY 5-77

CR 5984 leads two other EL Geeps on the Suffern Turn at Suffern NY in 5-77. The train consisted of 81 Mahwah empties for Croxton.

CR 5985 Altoona, PA 3-17-1979

CR GP-7 5985 (ex-EL 1270) rests in one of the Juniata shops deadlines at Altoona in March, 1979.

CR 5986 March 1979

A former EL GP-7 (ex 1271) is still in EL colors in this March 1979 view at Motor yard in Northfield,Ohio, but that ex PC transfer cabin car has a new coat of dress blue. The 5986 will eventually get blue too. Note the speaker stand near the caboose- that's how the yard crews use to talk to the yardmasters directly without using a radio, another bygone way of railroading.

CR 5988 GP-7 Akron 03-78

Two locals meet just west of South St, each with a former EL GP-7 up front. The 5995 will head south on the ex PC, the 5988 will cross over to the "EL side" and go west on the former Erie.

CR 6550 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977

PC U33C 6550 and GP9's 7418 and 7457 await service outside the Juniata shops in May, 1977.

CR 6569 Allentown (BURN), PA 3-24-1978

Look Ma, no logo's! An AH Extra departs Allentown for Rutherford @ CP-Burn....

CR 6837 dead line Rutherford 08061985

A pair of units that have seen their last revenue mile. Closest to us is a U30C-a model still in service on some roads at this time-and a GP 9.

CR 7000-7512 South Amboy, NJ 7-10-1977

Former LV SW-8 275 (CR 8689) rests with one of the few GP9s with paper air box on the long hood outside the South Amboy diesel facility in July, 1977.

CR 7004 at the Juniata Shops in 1984

Conrail SD40 6319 (ex-PC 6066) and Conrail GP9 7004 (ex-PC 7004) are seen behind the E&M Shop at Juniata in 1984, along with the long hood from GP38-2 8121.

CR 7006 - GP9 at Strasburg, PA

Former PC/PRR 7006 (before restoration as PRR 7006) at Strasburg, PA on 4/26/1986.

CR 7006 at RR Museum of Pa

CR 7006 at RR Museum of Pa to be restored back to its original PRR livery. Im am guessing that it is around 1990. The fans had blue covers over them to keep the water out.

CR 7010 Conway, PA 8-8-1977

With CR GP9 7010 above, C424 2485 (ex-EL 2411) is coupled up at the Conway engine terminal in August, 1977.

CR 7014 Weirton, WV 8-19-1978

Former PC GP-9 7014 waits for assignment at Weirton, WV in August, 1978.

CR 7029 Salamanca, NY 5/10/1980

A GP-9 sits under the coaling towers at Salamanca. The old turntable pit is in the foreground.

CR 7039 Pittsburgh, PA 8-18-1978

Former PC GP-9 7039 works in Pittsburgh in August, 1978.

CR 7048 - GP9 at Steelton, PA

Former PC/PRR 7048 is seen at Steelton, PA on 4/15/1984.

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