Conrail Engine Terminals

Of the many engine terminals throughout the Conrail system, this gallery includes facilities at Abrams, Ashtabula, Bethlehem, Bison yard, Brier Hill, Collinwood, Conway, Cresson, Croxton, Edgemoor, Enola, Frontier yard, Greenwich yard, Hartford, Johnstown, Lebanon, Lewistown, Morrisville, Olean, Orangeville yard, Pavonia, Rochester, Sayre, Selkirk, South Amboy, Wilmington, and Youngstown.

Orangeville yard

CR's Orangeville yard was a former PRR yard and engine service facility located in Balitmore, MD.

Bethlehem engine terminal Bethlehem, PA 4-9-1977

One year into Conrail operations, the Bethlehem engine terminal was alive with a majority of former LV power, and a single PC SD9. 

Alco RS-11's, SW8's, and a lone RS-3 were still mostly in LV colors as they worked Allentown yard in April, 1977.

Bethlehem engine terminal Bethlehem, PA 4-9-1977

An overview of the Bethlehem engine terminal in April, 1977 shows former Lehigh Valley offices, cranes, boxcars, trucks, and Alco RS11 7640.

Bison Yard, Buffalo, NY 3/5/1978

The West end of the Southern Tier was at Bison Yard, a joint facility with N&W.

It did not take long for this yard to be abandoned, since Frontier Yard was only a little over a mile away. Here is a mix of power at the engine facilities as seen from the old LV main.

Central Oregon & Pacific 3075 Selkirk, NY 04-16-1997

Central oregon & Pacific GP40 3075 sits amongst the Conrail power at Selkirk NY Locomotive Shop

CR 2035 Rochester, NY 5/16/1979

A 3 builder lashup at the Rochester Service area.

CR 2040 Rochester, NY 3/25/1979

It's hard to pick the more interesting subject. The old PC fuel truck is just as nice as the RS-32s under the sand tower.

CR 2049 Sayre, PA 09-4-1976

This photo pretty much sums up the Conrail merger in it's very early stages. All 4 of the big roads are here at Sayre, Pa this day, Reading C430 5212, Lehigh Valley U23B 509 behind it, with Penn Central GP-35 2334 and Erie Lackawanna SDP-45 3659 beside. I took one look at this lineup and yelled down to a worker and asked if it was ok to come down for a shot or two. As you see, the answer was yes :-) Those ex LV guys were a great bunch.

CR 2058 Conway, PA 8-8-1977

Nothing but ALCo's in sight at the Conway engine terminal in August, 1977!

All of the major predecessor roads except CNJ are present with ex-RDG C630 5791, ex-PC C425 2442 and C430 2058, ex-LV C628 6734, and an ex-EL RS-3 huddlled around the turntable. Sadly, the whitelined LV C628 shows the signs of being cannibalized for parts.

CR 2072 Bethlehem, PA 1-7-1978

The scene at the Bethlehem engine terminal in January, 1978 has CR C420's 2072 and 2076 (ex-L&HR 21 and 28) waiting alongside a trio of D&H GP-39-2's still in their Reading colors.

CR 2072 Bethlehem, PA 1-7-1978

CR C-420 2072 (ex-L&HR 21) and D&H GP39-2 7403 (ex-RDG 3403) wait on opposite tracks for assignment at Bethlehem in January, 1978.

CR 2072 Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

A crewman makes sure that CR blue C420 2072 (ex-L&HR 21) gets safely onto the turntable at Bethlehem in July, 1978.

CR 2072 Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

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

CR 2216 Allentown, PA 08-26-1978

Units that came from the PRR, NYC, PC and of course the Lehigh Valley populate the ex CNJ Allentown roundhouse.

CR 2217 Morrisville, PA 1981

A group of GP30s, including 2217 (ex-PC 2217, nee-PRR 2217) sit behind the shop building at Morrisville, PA back in 1981.

CR 2222 Morrisville, PA 1981

Conrail GP30 2222 sits outside the Morrisville diesel shop in 1981.

CR 2235 Philadelphia, PA 4-12-1980

Conrail GP30 2235 is sitting with RS-3M 9909 at Greenwich Yard in South Philly on 4/12/1980

CR 2249 Enola, PA 5-7-1977

Former PC GP-30's 2249 and 2248 wait for assignment outside the Enola shops in May, 1977

CR 2407 Weirton, WV 8-19-1978

Ex-PC RS-27 2407 was still running strong at the Weirton, WV engine terminal in August, 1978.

CR 2416 Conway, PA 8-8-1977

Amidst a sea of power at the Conway engine terminal, CR C425's 2416 and 2446 wait for assignment.

Former Alco C425's 2416 and 2446 represent the first and last of the 31 ex-PRR series.  

CR 21656 N7A and ex-PC 19324 N5 cabooses rest in the foreground.

CR 2418 Conway, PA 8-8-1977

Alcos, including C425 2418, filled the Conway roundhouse in August, 1977.

CR 2428 Conway, PA 8-18-1978

Late in the day, CR C425 2428 rests with ancient SW-1 8515 at the Conway roundhouse in August, 1978.

CR 2429 Conway, PA 8-18-1978

CR blue C425 2429 (ex-PRR) rests at the Conway engine terminal in August, 1978.

CR 2442 Conway, PA 8-19-1978

CR C425 2442, GP-38 7868, and SD-40 6332 (ex-PC 6079) line up at the Conway engine terminal in August, 1978.

CR 2443 Conway, PA 8-18-1978

With ex-PC GP38 7875 lined up behind, CR C425 2443 (ex-PRR) waits for assignment at the Conway engine terminal in August, 1978.

CR 2446 Conway, PA 8-8-1977

Two C425's pass by the massive lines of power at the Conway engine terminal in August, 1977.

Numbered 2416 and 2446, these Alcos represent the first and last of the series of 31 ex-PRR C425's brought to Conrail.

CR 2455 at Conway, PA 8-18-1978

CR blue C425 2455 lined up between SD-45 6149 and SD40-2 6380 (1977-built) at the Conway engine terminal in August, 1978.

CR 2457 Collinwood, OH 05-9-1978

Just out of the Collinwood paint shop, this former New Haven/Penn Central Alco C425 looks pretty snazzy. It only got to run in it's new coat for less than 2 years. The small fuel tank and lack of dynamic brake grids are two spotting features of ex New Haven units. It's already lost it's Hancock air whistle though.

CR 2474 Conway, PA 8-8-1977

The sun was down low when two rare birds were at the Conway engine terminal in August, 1977.

CR 2474, the only ex-PRR class AF24a ALCo C424, leads one of only two ex-RDG C430's, CR 2049 (ex-RG 5212).

The C424 unit was built in 1963 using the electrical equipment from ALCO's DL-640 demonstrator 640-1.

CR 2474 Conway, PA 8-8-1977

The sun was down low when two rare birds were at the Conway engine terminal in August, 1977.

CR 2474, the only ex-PRR class AF24a ALCo C424, leads one of only two ex-RDG C430's, CR 2049 (ex-RG 5212).

The C424 unit was built in 1963 using the electrical equipment from ALCO's DL-640 demonstrator 640-1.

CR 2493 Conway, PA 8-18-1978

At dusk, CR C424 2493 (ex-RDG 5204) rests outside the Conway roundhouse in August, 1978.

CR 2581 Olean, NY 6/4/1978

The small Olean facility hosts 3 units.

CR 2872 Olean, NY 6/4/1978

2872 sports a new coat of CR blue at the little Olean engine facility.

CR 2880 Selkirk, NY 12-26-1977

Selkirk was home to many U-boats in the late '70's. Here, U30B 2880 rests at the Sanding and Fueling facility in December, 1977.

CR 3234 Conway, PA 8-8-1977

Many Alco and EMD units awaited service at the turntable at Conway in August, 1977 including GP40 3234 and ex-PC C425 2439. Sadly, white-lined C628 6734 (ex-LV 638) has seen her last days.

CR 3265 at Conway Yard

Conrail GP40 3265 (ex-PC 3265) is seen near the sanding facilities at Conway Yard in 1983.

CR 3631 Sayre, PA 3-24-1978

The Sayre footbridge was still a good spot to view colorful lashups during early CR.

CR 3649 Rochester, NY 3/18/1979

3 GP-35s and a B23-7 are at the service tracks in Rochester. This set of power was probably for the salt train that ran down to Caledonia on Chessie System trackage rights.

CR 3839 Morrisville, PA 1981

Conrail GP9B 3839 sits at Morrisville Yard in 1981, keeping company with EMD brethren that will certainly last longer than she will.

CR 4022 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

Two CR predecessors meet nose to nose at South Amboy, NJ in June, 1980. Former PRR E-8A 5836 meets EL E-8A 833, but now it's NJDOT 4246 faces CR 4022. The ex-PRR unit would last another two years before retirement while the EL E-8A still had a storied CR career through the 90's.

CR 4404 Enola, PA 5-7-1977

Still showing PC heralds, E-44 electrics 4404 and 4452 rest at the Enola engine terminal in May, 1977.

CR 4421 Enola, PA 5-23-1980

CR E-44's 4421 and 4438 wait at the Enola engine terminal in May, 1980.

CR 4431 Enola, PA 1-1-1979

An overview of Enola Yard from 1979, showing Conrail E44 4431 sitting alongside the locomotive shops.

CR 4431, 4436 and 4605 Enola, PA 1-1-1979

A 1979 view of Enola Yard shows E44s 4431 and 4436 sitting along the shops with E33 4605.

CR 4432 Enola, PA 5-26-1979

CR E-44 4432 teams up with CR blue E-44 4429 at the Enola engine terminal in May, 1979.

CR 4437 Enola, PA 5-26-1979

CR E-44 4437 at the Enola engine terminal in May, 1979.

CR 4438 Enola, PA 5-23-1980

CR E-44's 4421 and 4438 wait at the Enola engine terminal in May, 1980.

CR 4452 Enola, PA 8-10-1980

With former PC E-44's 4402 and 4405 lined up behind, E-44's 4452 and 4454 wait for assignment at the Enola engine terminal in August, 1980.

The GG-1's were already retired and time was getting short for the E-44's.

CR 4800 Enola, PA 5-7-1977

Two high school railfans came across a prize during our first trip to Enola in May, 1977. Late in the day, my friend zoomed in on CR GG-1 4800 as it sat in it's wild Bicentennial paint scheme.

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