GE U25B

Conrail inherited 179 2,500hp U25B's from the Penn Central and the Erie Lackawanna, assigning them to CR series 2500-2685.

CR 2500 (U25B)

Former PC/NYC 2500 at Danbury, CT in January 1979.

CR 2500 Bethlehem, PA 11-25-1978

CR U25B 2500 (ex-PC) rests beside an EL 40' boxcar at the Bethlehem turntable in November, 1978.

CR 2500 Bethlehem, PA 11-25-1978

CR U25B 2500 (ex-PC) rests beside an EL 40' boxcar at the Bethlehem turntable in November, 1978.

CR 2500 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25B's 2500 and 2510 roll light through Selkirk yard in August, 1979.

CR 2500 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25B's 2500 and 2510 roll light through Selkirk yard in August, 1979.

CR 2500 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25B's 2500 and 2510 run light through Selkirk yard in August, 1979.

CR 2500-2685 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

A wrecked ex-PC U25B rests between ancient SW-1 8591 and an Alco S-2 outside the Juniata shops in August, 1977.

CR 2501 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25B 2501 and other black and blue power at Selkirk yard in August, 1979.

CR 2502 (U25B)

Former PC/NYC 2502 was at Danbury, CT in February 1980.

CR 2503 Harmon, NY 8-13-1976

Conrail 25B 2503; U33B 2939 and U30B 2880 negotiate the third-rail territory at Harmon, NY on 13 August 1976.

CR 2507 Washington, MA 3-1979

U25B 2507 on a westbound, possibly BOEL with all those reefers, passing MP 135/Ballou's in Washington, MA. in March, 1979.

CR 2508 Morrisville, PA 4-24-1977

PC U25B 2508 works with sister-unit 2615 at Morrisville yard in April, 1977.

CR 2508 Morrisville, PA 4-24-1977

PC U25B 2508 works with sister-unit 2615 at Morrisville yard in April, 1977.

CR 2510 Enola, PA 8-10-1980

With CR U23C 6707 working the west bound Enola hump behind, former PC U25B 2510 rests with U33B 2890 in August, 1980.

CR 2510 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25B's 2500 and 2510 roll light through Selkirk yard in August, 1979.

CR 2510 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25B's 2500 and 2510 roll light through Selkirk yard in August, 1979.

CR 2512 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR U25B 2512 is the third in a quartet of GE power rolling through Morrisville in June, 1979.

CR 2512 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR B23-7 1905 leads U30B 2846, U25B 2512, and U33B 2901 in a quartet of GE units through Morrisville in June, 1979.

CR 2515

Former PC 2515/NYC 2515 was at Danbury, CT in October 1977.

CR 2515 (U25B)

Former PC/NYC 2515 was at Danbury, CT in October 1977.

CR 2515 (U25B)

Former PC/NYC 2515 was at Buffalo, NY on 1/9/77.

CR 2516 (U25B)

Former PC/NYC 2516 was at Danbury, CT in August 1978.

CR 2517 roars west at Oak Harbor OH, 6/81

Some things stick in your mind like they were yesterday. On the way to Michigan, we stopped off in Oak Harbor, OH to see if we could bag a train or two on the former NYC. We found a neat grain elevator in town and peered off down the long straightaway to the east. In the far distance we could see a black cloud with a pinpoint of light in the center. A few minutes later three Conrail U25Bs charged past running track speed. It was one of those experiences you don't forget. 6/20/81.

CR 2520 Canaan Center, NY 9-22-1979

Westbound exiting the 1840 bore at State Line Tunnel near Canaan Center, NY on the Boston Line on 22 September 1979.

CR 2520 Rochester, NY 4-17-1977

A Westbound at Goodman Street Yard with 3 PC units.

CR 2522 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25B 2522 works the yard at Selkirk, NY in August, 1979.

CR 2522 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25B 2522 works the yard at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 2523 (U25B)

Former PC/NYC 2523 was at Danbury, CT in April 1980.

CR 2526 Selkirk, NY 12-27-1977

A very cold December 27th, 1977 finds former PC U25B 2526 leading sister-unit 2625, U33B 2890, and a third U25B through Selkirk, NY.

CR 2528 Hornell, NY 5-7-1978

A Westbound to Buffalo departs Hornell. The signal to the far right is on the line from Meadville.

CR 2528 Teaneck, NJ 5-1978

CR 2528 is seen leading a string of EL ballest cars on the River Line at Teaneck NJ in May of 1978.

CR 2529 Marion, IN 7-12-1981

A southbound ELIN with the CR 2529 on the point changes crews at 14th street on the Conrail Michigan Branch, which may have started to be called the Marion Branch by this time, July 12, 1981. Kevin Nelson photo with permission

CR 2529 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25B 2529 works Selkirk yard in August, 1979.

CR 2529 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25B 2529 rolls past sister-unit 2500 at Selkirk yard in August, 1979.

CR 2530 Chester, MA 6-1979.

U25B 2530 leads eastbound tonnage near MP 122 in Chester, MA. in June, 1979.

CR 2531 Ridgefield Park, NJ 1-26-1977

A single U25B is enough power to move rail extra WX-1 south at RFP on 1/26/77

CR 2532 Akron, OH 05-25-1978

Conrail and the Chessie System split a USS coke contract, 6 months each in the mid 70's. Former PC U25B 2532, U33C 6565, and SD45 6083 have USG-61 southbound on the former PRR in Akron, Ohio.

CR 2533 Marion, IN 10-21-1981

CR 2533 at Marion, IN on Oct. 21, 1981. Kevin Nelson photo with permission

CR 2535

Former PC 2535/NYC 2535 was at Danbury, CT in April 1979.

CR 2536 Kent, OH 11-18-1977

Former NYC and PRR units team up on the former Erie in Kent, Ohio in Nov 1977 waiting on a rested crew to continue east.

CR 2543 Enola, PA 5-27-1979

CR U25B 2543 rests at the Enola engine terminal in May, 1979.

CR 2543 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

Former PC U25B 2543 rolls through Morrisville yard in an all PC black consist in March, 1977.

CR 2544 Marion, IN 6-20-1980

CR 2544 at Marion, IN on June 20, 1980. Kevin Nelson photo with permission

CR 2544 Rochester, NY 8-1-1977

Typical GE lashup on the Chicago Line in Upstate NY.

CR 2545 Rochester, NY 3-22-1978

A U25-B, SD-35, & ex LV U23-B on an Eastbound.

CR 2548 Springfield, MA early 1978

Conrail U25B 2548 at the Springfield Station on the Boston Line early in 1978.

CR 2549 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Former PC GP38-2 8075 leads GP35 3655 (ex-RDG), SD45 6075 (ex-EL 3610), and U25B 2549 as they brake a load of piggybacks down Horseshoe in August, 1977.

CR 2549 Marion, IN 2-24-1981

CR 2549 at Marion, IN on Feb. 24, 1981. Kevin Nelson photo with permission

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