EMD NW2

Conrail inherited EMD NW-2's from the Penn Central(102), Erie Lackawanna(31), Lehigh Valley(6) and the Central Railroad of New Jersey(2).  CR assigned the NW-2's to series 9151-9296.

Built from February 1939 to December 1949, EMD's 12-cylinder 567-powered switcher produced 1,000hp. 

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CR C420 2072 belches typical Alco smoke coming off the turntable at the Bethlehem roundhouse in July, 1978.
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Its 2 + years into Conrail, and it appears neither of these have been CR'ed over yet. Ex PC NW-2 #8800 trundles down Tioga St, (near Tulip) in Philadelphia, PA.

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Conrail NW2 No. 9156 is flat switching at the Pershing Avenue Support Yard. This is former Chicago River & Indiana / Chicago Junction trackage. June 1980. Doug Davidson photo with permission
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Former PC 9158, rebuilt from NW2 PC/NYC/IHB 8733, is seen at Roaring Spring, PA on 5/17/1983.
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Former PC GP38-2 8042 leads U23B 2780 (ex-LV 504), GP38 7832, and NW-2 9159 across Rockville Bridge in June, 1977.
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CR NW-2 9159 trails former PC GP38-2 8042, U23B 2780 (ex-LV 504) and GP38 7832 as they cross Rockville Bridge in June, 1977.
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CR NW-2 9159 trails former PC GP38-2 8042, U23B 2780 (ex-LV 504), and GP38 7832 as they cross Rockville Bridge in June, 1977.
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Former LV SW-8 258 (CR 8672) and PC NW-2 9160 rest at the Bethlehem roundhouse in April, 1977.
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Enola's busy engine terminal in May, 1977 shows E-33 4604 and E-44 4417 still in PC lettering, and CR NW-2 9164.
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Former PRR NW-2 9174 rests retired in the Juniata shops deadline in July, 1978.  An interesting handwritten note below the number is "Cut this end only."
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On October 1st, 1981 the Detroit Terminal RR was merged into Conrail. Twenty days later on Oct 20th, 1981 we find several ex DT switchers lined up behind the P1A shop in Collinwood,Ohio. DT 104, 112, 106, CR 8881, and DT 109 add yet another paint scheme to the Conrail rainbow. DT 104 would become CR 9195 and work the Cleveland area yards before being sold to a private operator.
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After the 1981 take over of the Detroit Terminal Railroad their power was brought to Collinwood for renumbering. Several of the units remained in the Cleveland area, including ex DT 104, now CR 9195, shown at Motor yard.
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CR NW-2 9201 lined up with ex-PC U23B 2774 and other CR blue power at Elizabethport in February, 1979.
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CR NW-2 9201 at Elizabethport, NJ in February, 1979.
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CR NW-2 9209 (ex-EL 401) works Croxton yard in March, 1979.
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CR NW-2 9209 (ex-EL 401) works at Croxton in August, 1979.
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An ancient NW-2, CR 9210, rests at Croxton in August, 1979.
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CR NW-2 9211 (ex-EL 404) at Croxton yard in March, 1979.
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CR NW-2 9211 (ex-EL 404) at Croxton yard in March, 1979.
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NW2 9212 works the Port of Newark trackage...
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An Eastbound D&H freight and a CR switcher at Hornell
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An ex EL NW-2 does some switching while a Westbound freight waits by the station for a recrew.
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CR NW-2 9213, ex-EL 406, receives service outside the Scranton Diesel shop in April, 1977.
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CR NW-2 9213, ex-EL 406, receives service outside the Scranton Diesel shop in April, 1977.
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CR NW2 9213 (ex-EL 406) and SW900 449, soon to be renumbered 9020, rest outside the Scranton Diesel shop in April, 1977.
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CR NW-2 9215 (ex-EL 408) outside the Elizabethport locomotive shops in November, 1978.
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CR NW-2 9215, with ex-EL 408 showing through, rests outside the Elizabethport locomotive shops in November, 1978.
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CR NW-2 9215 (ex-EL 408) outside the Elizabethport locomotive shops in November, 1978.
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Erie Lackawanna NW-2 #409 was assigned Conrail number 9216, but I doubt it ever received the new number. It appears to have been involved in a roundhouse fire as opposed to a wreck. It's shown in the former EL yard in Akron, Ohio in October of 1976, on it's way to the ex PC Collinwood Diesel shop if the writing on the cab is correct. I'm not sure of the details of what happened...if anyone has info please email me- thanks!
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CR NW-2 9218 (ex-EL 411) rests between yard assignments at the Croxton engine facility in March, 1979.
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CR NW-2 9219 (ex-EL 412) teams up with RS-3M 9933 and GP-40 3213 at the Croxton engine terminal in August, 1979,
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A former Erie Lackawanna NW2, still wearing it's EL number a little over 4 months into the Conrail merger, sits under a classic Erie searchlight signal in Akron, Ohio in August 1976. EL 413 would shortly become CR 9220.
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The "Dundee" rolls down Monroe Street toward Passaic on a warm Feburary day. NW2 9222 leads the short train. The former EL locomotive was later painted completly black at Croxton...
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EL NW-2 418 (CR 9225) shuffles one of the ancient green Pullman-built Erie Lackawanna MU's at Hoboken in August, 1977..
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The scene at Hoboken in August, 1977 is still all EL as NW-2 418 (CR 9225) shuffles U34CH 3365 (CR 4165) and Comet I cars at the busy terminal.
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The engineer of former EL NW2 418 (CR 9225) pauses while working Hoboken terminal in August, 1977.
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CR NW-2 9226 (ex-EL 419) rests with SW-7 8864 (ex-EL 432), GP-35 2398, and a CR blue U-boat at the Croxton engine facility n March, 1979.
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CR NW-2 9226 (ex-EL 419) rests at the Croxton engine terminal in March, 1979. Almost all of the EL paint and number remain on CR 9226.
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CR NW-2 (ex-EL 421) rests from working the Croxton yard in August, 1979.
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EL NW-2 424 waits for service near the Juniata shops turntable in May, 1977.
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It still looks like the EL as a local freight makes its way west at Owego, NY
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Looking worn from many years of service, CR NW-2 9236 (ex-EL 442) rests outside the Elizabethport shops in July, 1981.
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One of two ex-CNJ NW-2's on the April, 1976 roster, a crudely hand-numbered CR NW-2 9240 (ex-CNJ 1060) looks ready for the scrapper as it rests outside the Juniata locomotive shops in July, 1978.
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One of two ex-CNJ NW-2's on the April, 1976 roster, CR NW-2 9240 (ex-CNJ 1060) looks ready for the scrapper alongside the shell of an EL RS-3, and ex-PC GP-7 5708, outside the Juniata locomotive shops in July, 1978.
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Along with a NJ Transit Budd RDC and an ancient ex-CNJ SW-1, CR NW-2 9240 (ex-CNJ 1060) waits for service at Elizabethport in July, 1977.
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A trip to Bethlehem the day after Christmas 1979 found the West Side Drill heading back to Allentown behind NW2 9244
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With Ironton DS4-4-1000 751 and PC NW2 9160 behind, CR NW-2 9244 (ex-LV 182) takes a break from yard work at the Bethlehem roundhouse in April, 1977.
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CR NW-2 9244 (ex-LV 182) rests outside the Bethlehem roundhouse in April, 1977.
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An ex LV NW2 idles at the facilities at Gang Mills Yard. This facility would eventually replace Hornell as a crew change point and the major yard on the Southern Tier.
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Another view of 9245 showing the front of the cab.

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