EMD GP7 and GP9 - Page 5

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 7048 Enola, PA 8-10-1980

Former PC GP-9 7048 was lined up between ex-PC GP-38 7756 and GP-7 5742 in the second line of power at Enola in August, 1980.

CR 7070 - GP9 at Rutherford, PA

Former PC/PRR 7070 shifting cars at Rutherford, PA on 6/18/1983.

CR 7070 - GP9 at Rutherford, PA

Former PC/PRR 7070 is seen at Rutherford, PA on 6/18/1983.

CR 7076 Weirton, WV 8-19-1978

Lost amongst the soon to be rare Alco lashup, ex-PC GP9 7076 runs third behind lead C425 2444 at Weirton, WV.

CR 7083 in New Britain, CT. on 11/23/81. (1)

GP9 7083 and mates struggle mightily with WNHA-21 ascending the 1 % grade coming up from Berlin to New Britain, CT. on Nov. 23, 1981. The train is crossing South St.

CR 7083 in New Britain, CT. on 11/23/81. (2)

WNHA-21 coming up on Whiting St. in New Britain, CT. on Nov. 23, 1981. The open area at right was the Freight yard in town and the factory in the distance is the former Landers, Frary and Clark branch plant, where my Mom worked the second shift for several years back in the '50's. Lots 'o memories for me in this area when I was growing up....

CR 7084 GP-9 Northfield 11-76

A Penn Central lettered GP-9, now the property of Conrail, pauses for a moment at Motor yard in November of 1976.

CR 7089 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Alongside ex-NYC U30B 2855 in the repair line at the Juniata shops, PC-lettered GP9 7089 waits for service in August, 1977.

CR 7089 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Conway-based former PC GP9 7089 waits for service outside the Juniata shops in August, 1977.

CR 7105 at Enola Yard

Conrail GP9 7105 is showing her PRR heritage as she sits in the Enola Yard deadlines in 1986.

CR 7106 Harrisburg, PA 4-12-1984

Still in PC paint at the end of her operating days, CR GP9 7106 rests in a Harrisburg deadline in April, 1984.  "REW" is stencilied on her nose and a happy face has been added by her handrail.

CR 7108 - GP9 at Rutherford, PA

Former PC/PRR 7108 in storage at Rutherford, PA on 4/15/1984.

CR 7108 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

CR GP9's 7108 and 7109, and a number of Alco RS3M's in storage at Rutherford yard in April, 1984.

CR 7109 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

CR GP9 7109 is second in a line of stored units at Rutherford yard in April, 1984.

CR 7124 - GP9 at Altoona, PA

Former PC/PRR 7124 in storage among a mix of other freight cars and locomotives at Altoona, PA on 8/5/1984.

CR 7145 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Former PC GP-9 7145 outside the Juniata shops in August, 1977.

CR 7145, Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Former PC GP-9 7145 outside the Juniata shops in August, 1977.

CR 7157 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

Former PC GP7 7157 and C424 2423 fill out a quartet of units pulling through Abrams yard in February, 1977.

CR 7157 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

Third and fourth in line behind former PRSL GP38's 2001 and 2007, CR GP7 7157 and PC C424 2423 pause before pulling through Abrams yard in February, 1977.

RDG SW1500 2769 (CR 9619), a caboose mate, and a sister SW1500 wait for clearance in the foreground.

CR 7157 Wilmington, DE 6-22-1980

Conrail GP9 7157 is seen at Wilmington, DE on 6/22/1980

CR 7161 Enola, PA 8-3-1979

CR GP9 7161 leads GP9B 3832 and GP10 7594 (ex-PC GP9 7258) at Enola yard in August, 1979.

CR 7164 Marysville, PA 6/79

EP-8 with GP9 7164 and GP10's 7570 and 7562 hold at Marysville, Pa before proceeding east.

CR 7173 Altoona, PA 3-27-1978

CR 2492, ex-RDG 5203, with number boards removed, sits beside GP-9 7173 outside the Juniata shops in March, 1978.

CR 7181 Hagerstown, MD 7-24-1978

CR GP-9 7181 waits for assignment near Hagerstown, MD in July, 1978.

CR 7181 Hagerstown, MD 7-24-1978

Enola-based former PC GP-9 7181 waits for assignment near Hagerstown, MD in July, 1978.

CR 7183 Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

CR GP-9 7183 gets strong help from SD-40-2 6486 and GP-38-2 8103 as they run through Bethlehem in July, 1978.

CR 7185 Leads a westbound freight at River Road in Gladwyne PA. 3/79

Showing all of its heritages, Conrail GP-9 #7185 Leads a westbound freight at River Road The early Conrail days were interesting...you never knew what you'd see.

CR 7185 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

CR GP-9 7185 waits for work at Morrisville in March, 1977.

CR 7193 Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

CR GP-9 7193 and C420 2072 join forces on the Bethlehem turntable in July, 1978.

CR 7200 at South Windsor, CT. on 8/31/81.

Ex PRR GP-9 7200 working as WNHA-23, switching out local businesses at Strong Rd. in South Windsor, CT. on the old New Haven Armory branch.

CR 7202 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Awaiting service, former PC, GP-9 7202 (ex-PRR) rests outside the Juniata Locomotive shops in August, 1977.

CR 7206 GP-9 Columbus 02-78

A caboose hop heads home after delivering to the Chessie in Columbus, Ohio in February 1978. Conrail 7206, 3831, 7196, and cabin car 18117 in nice GP9/GP9B/GP9 fashion have the honors. Note the 7206 appears to still be in PRR "colors" with that yellow number, and that all 3 units are former PRR on this ex PRR track.

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 7244 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Former PC GP-9 7244 outside the Juniata shops in August, 1977.

CR 7246 Harrisburg, PA 4-12-1984

With PC still showing, CR GP9 7246 reaches the end of her operating days at Harrisburg in April, 1984.

CR 7249 in Manchester, CT. on 1/25/82. (1)

GP-9 7249 blows through snow berms at Risley's crossing with WNHA-20 on the Manchester secondary on Jan. 25, 1982. You wouldn't recognize this location today, with the I-291 overpass directly behind the train and Tolland Turnpike, which the train is crossing, 4 lanes wide.

CR 7292 at Rose Yard in 1992

This April, 1992 view of the deadlines in Rose Yard shows GP9 7292 (ex-PC 7292) sitting among a sea of retired Geeps and EMD switchers, with the tracks behind them full of retired freight cars of every imaginable type.

CR 7301 Chicago, IL 08-19-1978

The afternoon train to Valpo is departing Chicago Union Station. This train ran with a variety of equipment from E8's to Amtrak F40's. This day's version has a CR GP-9/GP-7 pulling some old PRR/PC passenger cars. From this vantage point one could still photograph BN, GM&O, N&W, CR, and Amtrak passenger trains in 1978.

CR 7306 at Springfield, MA. on 5/16/79.

CR 7306 moving through Springfield, MA. station on May 16, 1979.

CR 7319 - GP9 at Altoona, PA

Former PC 7319/NYC 5919 in storage at Altoona, PA on 4/17/1988.

CR 7320 GP-9 Akron 04-79

A Chessie train got to cool it's wheels while Conrail local PE-1 crossed over in front of it at South St TBS. The move from the "PC side" to the "Erie side" complete, GP-9's 7320 and 7027 head west on the ex EL in April 1979.

CR 7329 in Kent,Ohio in January 1979

Conrail GP-9 7329 works the former EL yard in Kent,Ohio in January 1979. I'm sure ex EL/DL&W caboose class N8D #22010 is no stranger to these rails.

CR 7332 GP-9 Akron 09-80

Former Penn Central GP-9 7332 is at South St TBS in Akron, Ohio on 09-04-80.

CR 7332 GP-9 Akron 09-84

Four years and 5 days later than the shot of it in PC black, 7332 is now wearing a coat of dress blue and resting between assignments at South Akron yard in Akron, Ohio on 09-09-84.

CR 7353 Almond, NY 6/24/1978

An older PC lettered GP-9 leads a pair of newer GP-40-2s up the hill out of Hornell with a Westbound.

CR 7372

CR GP9 7372 CRHS Collection

CR 7395, Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Former PC GP-9 7395 outside the Juniata shops in August, 1977.

CR 7418 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977

A year into Conrail operations and the continued power shortage was visible as evidenced by the lines of units outside the Juniata shops.

EL GP7 1209 (CR 5939), PC GP9 7418, and PC U33C 6550 make up the front row as they await service in May, 1977.

CR 7418 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977

A year into Conrail operations and the continued power shortage was visible as evidenced by the lines of units outside the Juniata shops. EL GP7 1209 (CR 5939), PC GP9's 7418 and 7457, and PC U33C 6550 await service in May, 1977.

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