Demolition and Scrapping

Over the years thousands of freight cars, locomotives, structures and other components have been lost to the wrecking ball and scrappers torch. Fortunately for us, some of this carnage was captured and is showcased in this gallery. 

Ballest car remains

The remains of a unknown CR ballest cars is seen in Altoona, PA on 8/14/98.

Ballest car remains

The remains of a unknown CR ballest cars is seen in Altoona, PA on 8/14/98.

Ballest car remains

The remains of a unknown CR ballest cars is seen in Altoona, PA on 8/14/98.

Berea signal 2

One of the better heads the NS kept will be loaded into the truck behind the 580M.

Berea signal 3

CRHS member Joe Marchinchin works on one of the signal heads.

Berea signal 5

Joe guides the signal in. Of interest, in the background is a newer style signal that controls NS to CSX e/b moves, only used for detour moves for the most part.

Berea signal 8

One of the NS keepers being loaded into the truck at Berea.

Berea signal 9

The last of the "junk" has been loaded, and with that the Conrail era at Berea is done. New railroad, new trains, and now new signals "signal" that time marches on, but now a small part of an important Conrail junction has been saved through the efforts of the CRHS.

Cars to be scrapped

Several cars awaiting to be scrapped are seen at Rose Yard in Altoona, PA on 8/14/98.

CR 1956 Being Dismantled 10-17-04 Altoona, PA

1956 10-17-04 Altoona, PA Being dismantled. Photo by Lance Myers

CR 21593-Class N7A

CR 21593 is seen in the process of being scrapped at Sankertown, PA on 8/20/98. Car is ex PC 21593/NYC 20472 and was built 7-52.

CR 21593-Class N7A

CR 21593 is seen in the process of being scrapped at Sankertown, PA on 8/20/98. Car is ex PC 21593/NYC 20472 and was built 7-52.

CR 2300 Altoona, PA 3-27-1978

Sitting behind the Juniata shops, ex-PC GP-35 2300 appears ready for scrapping.

CR 238844-Class BE83E

CR 238844 is seen at Cove PA on 3-30-01 after being envovled in a derailment. Car is ex WCRC 36766/ATSF 36766.

CR 238844-Class BE83E

CR 238844 is seen at Cove PA on 3-30-01 after being envovled in a derailment. Car is ex WCRC 36766/ATSF 36766.

CR 238844-Class BE83E

CR 238844 is seen at Cove PA on 4-4-01 after being envovled in a derailment. Car is ex WCRC 36766/ATSF 36766.

CR 238844-Class BE83E

CR 238844 is seen at Cove PA on 4-4-01 after being envovled in a derailment. Car is ex WCRC 36766/ATSF 36766.

CR 238844-Class BE83E

CR 238844 is seen at Cove PA on 4-4-01 Cove, PA after being envolved in a derailment. Car is ex WCRC 36766/ATSF 36766.

CR 238844-Class BE83E

CR 238844 is seen at Cove PA on 4-4-01 Cove, PA after being envolved in a derailment. Car is ex WCRC 36766/ATSF 36766.

CR 238844-Class BE83E

CR 238844 is seen at Cove PA on 4-4-01 Cove, PA after being envolved in a derailment. Car is ex WCRC 36766/ATSF 36766.

CR 238844-Class BE83E

CR 238844 is seen at Cove PA on 4-4-01 Cove, PA after being envolved in a derailment. Car is ex WCRC 36766/ATSF 36766.

CR 238844-Class BE83E

CR 238844 is seen at Cove PA on 4-4-01 Cove, PA after being envolved in a derailment. Car is ex WCRC 36766/ATSF 36766.

CR 238844-Class BE83E

CR 238844 is seen at Cove PA on 4-4-01 Cove, PA after being envolved in a derailment. Car is ex WCRC 36766/ATSF 36766. Visible in this shot are a few of the pieces I was able to save from the car with special thanks to the contractor!

CR 238844-Class BE83E

CR 238844 is seen at Cove PA on 4-4-01 Cove, PA after being envolved in a derailment. Car is ex WCRC 36766/ATSF 36766. A couple of days earlier when I was talking to the contractors, they thought I only wanted the logo. By the time I got there on this day, "CONRAIL" was already cut right through the middle. At least the logo and "QUALITY" were saved. Talk about heavy though... sheesh!!

CR 2801 is leading the rail recovery train on the former PRR main in Beavercreek Ohio. 10/88

On a cloudy October 4, 1988 day, the rail recovery train rests at the end of the shift. By the next day, the railroad will be gone. Photo is looking east at MP-8 ( from Xenia ) on the PRR main from North Fairfield Road in Beavercreek, Ohio.

CR 433094- Class H39B

CR 433094 is seen here in the process of being scrapped. Car is ex PRR.

CR 434606

CR 434606 is seen here in the process of being scrapped.

CR 444108 and others waiting to be scrapped

3 freight cars are seen here sitting waiting to be scrapped. Note the yellow PRR X29 boxcar in the picture!

CR 475243

CR 475243 is seen here in the process of being scrapped.

CR 475717

CR 475717 is seen here in the process of being scrapped.

CR 4824 Landlith, DE 5-18-1979

Got Pantographs? CR GG1's sitting whitelined at the Wilmington Shops awaiting their fate by the scrappers torch.

CR 5271 Altoona, PA 3-27-1978

Sitting behind the Juniata shops, EL RS-3 1055 has it's prime mover removed and appears ready for scrapping in March, 1978.

CR 5271 Altoona, PA 3-27-1978

EL RS-3 1055 (CR 5271) undergoes parts removal outside the Juniata shops in March, 1978.

CR 5374 Altoona, PA 8-18-1978

Four of the five major predecessor roads are represented outside the Juniata shops in August, 1978.

CR GP-35's 2392 (ex-PC), 3677 (ex-EL 2571) and 3649 (ex-RDG), and ex-PC GP-38 7831 and SD-40's 6342 (PC 6089) and 6242 await service. CR RS-3 5374 (ex-CNJ 1544), however, undergoes parts removal prior to scrapping.

The previous summer, the old Alco was working Elizabethport yard.

CR 622050- Class GE52A

CR 622050 is seen here in the process of being scrapped.

CR 622612

CR 622612 is seen here in the process of being scrapped.

CR 622702

CR 622702 is seen here in this photo in the process of being scrapped.

CR 622767- Class G41A

CR 622767 is seen here in the process of being scrapped.

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 885035- Class H44

CR 885035 is seen here in the process of being scrapped. Car is ex PRR 2?????.

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