Conrail Operation Life Saver Equipment

Operation Lifesaver is a public education program directed at reducing the number of grade crossing fatalities. Conrail was an active participant, specially painting equipment and conducting seminars and lectures about the importance of grade crossing safety. Learn more about Operation Lifesaver at OLI.org

Various equipment was used to promote the Operation Lifesaver message at Conrail. Most widely used were GP15-1, GP38 and GP38-2 locomotives, however there were other items found throughout the system with the OL message. Locomotives noted were;

GP15-1's; 1633, 1637, 1662, 1668, 1679, 1680, 1681, 1686, 1687, 1699
GP35; 2255 (worn only about one year)
GP38's; 7734, 7735, 7889, 7895, 7906 (7889 noted with the upside down logo)
GP38-2's; 8047, 8090, 8205, 8208, 8210, 8263, 8276 (8047 and 8276 are available in HO scale by Athearn)

CR 1633 at Stoney Creek, PA 5/98

CR 1633 is seen in Operation Lifesaver paint at Conrail's Stoney Creek Yard in Stoney Creek, PA in May of 1998.

CR 1637 at Wilmington, DE 9/15/98

CR 1637 is seen at Wilmington, DE on 9/15/98.

CR 1637 Wilmington, DE 6/5/98

CR 1637 is seen at the Port of Wilmington in Wilmington DE on 6/5/98.

CR 7735 at Stoney Creek, PA 3/1/98

CR 7735 is seen in OLS paint at Stoney Creek Yard in Stoney Creek, PA on 3/1/98.

CR 7735 at Stoney Creek, PA 3/1/98

CR 7735 is seen in OLS paint at Stoney Creek Yard in Stoney Creek, PA on 3/1/98.

CR 7889 11-23-96 Easton, PA

Conrail 7889 11-23-96 Easton, PA on XFM-575

CR 7889 Easton, PA 12-15-1996

Conrail 7889 12-15-96 Easton, PA WPAL-10

CR 8090 at Williamstown Junction, NJ in 1998

Conrail GP38-2 8090 is seen powering WPCA-51 at Williamstown Junction, NJ on 1/26/1998

CR OLS truck

CR's Operation Lifesaver tractor trailer is seen on display during Railfest at Altoona PA on 10/5/97.

Former CR OLS Truck

Conrail's former Operation Lifesaver truck, now in GA. Unknown date and exact location.

NS 1447 (ex CR 1687) 9-12-03 Abrams, PA

Former CR 1687 9-12-03 King of Prussia, PA HM-01 Abrams Yard

NS 2947 (CR 7906)

Former CR 7906 is seen at Chattanooga, TN on 7/17/03.

NS 5290 (CR 8090)

(ex-CR 8090) at Paulsboro, NJ 2/2008. Unit painted in special CR Operation Lifesaver scheme. 

NS 5290 (CR 8090)

Former CR 8090 is seen at Paulsboro NJ on 12/27/09.

NS 5290 (CR 8090)

Former CR 8090 is seen at Paulsboro NJ on 12/27/09.

NS 5290 (CR 8090)

Former CR 8090 is seen at Paulsboro NJ on 12/27/09.

NS 5290 (CR 8090)

Former CR 8090 is seen at Paulsboro NJ on 12/27/09.

NS 5290 (CR 8090)

Former CR 8090 is seen at Paulsboro NJ on 12/27/09.

NS 5290 exCR 8090

CRSAA Santa Train waiting to depart Browns Yard, Sayreville, NJ for Freehold & Jamesburg. At Freehold the local PBA provides gifts for the local children. The NS 5290 was chosen because it's an NS locomotive...They wanted one NS and one CSX for the train. They didn't ask whether it was painted NS...Good to see Blue leading!!!

NS 5354 (CR 8208)

Former CR 8208 12-13-03 Norfolk, VA Lambert's Point Terminal

OLS Truck

Conrail's Operation Lifesaver truck. Unknown date and location.

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