Juniata Locomotive Shops

This gallery features photos in and around the Conrail Juniata shops, the railroads main locomotive repair facility. While operated by the PRR, it was once the largest locomotive shop in the world.

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AMTK 116 is seen on display during Railfest in Altoona PA on 10/5/97. Unit was painted at JBS.
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AMTK 119 is seen on display during Railfest in Altoona PA on 10/5/97. Unit was painted at JBS.
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At the time of our visit, there were more Santa Fe and CSX units in the shop then there were Conrail units. This was a result of contract work performed by Conrail for other locomotive owners. Doug Davidson photo with permission
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Conrail's Juniata Paint Shop at Altoona PA is seen in this 10/5/97 view at the 1997 Altoona Railfest open house at JLS.
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Just over a year after beginning Conrail operations, CR 1775 and 1762 ex-NYC F7-A’s , and CR 4006, ex-EL 816 E-8A, appear to be in their last days as they await maintenance outside the Juniata shops.
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Former EL F-7A 7091 (CR 1885) appears being readied for retirement at the Juniata shops in May, 1977.

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Ex-EL F-7A 7091 (CR 1885) and E-8A 814 (CR 4004) sit in the maintenance line outside the Juniata shops. The EL cab units may have seen their last operating days, and are being prepared for retirement at the Juniata shop's large deadlines.
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Ex-EL F-7A 7091 (CR 1885) and E-8A 814 (CR 4004) sit with ex-PC/PRR SW-1 8593 in the maintenance line outside the Juniata shops.

The units may have seen their last operating days, and are being prepared for retirement to the Juniata shop's large deadlines.

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Ex-EL F-7A 7091 (CR 1885) and E-8A 814 (CR 4004) sit with ex-PC/PRR SW-1's 8593 and 8450 in the maintenance line outside the Juniata shops. The units may have seen their last operating days, and are being prepared for retirement to the Juniata shop's large deadlines.
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Time has run out for ex-L&HR C420 2076 as CR SW-1200 9340 moves what's left of the Alco outside the Juniata shops in July, 1978.
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Six months after active work with sister C420 2072 at Bethlehem, Alco 2076's operating days are over . The ex-L&HR C420, missing a number board and other parts, is shuffled outside the Juniata shops in July, 1978.
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Conrail GP30 2168 (ex-RDG 3600) and U23B 2720 (ex-PC 2720) are seen at the Juniata Shops in 1982.
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CR 2183 is still in RDG yellow as it sits behind the shops on a rainy day. There is a green RDG switcher to the right, a red LV switcher behind the 6225, and an EL unit to the far left.
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GP30 2235, nee PRR 2235, sits outside the locomotive shops at Altoona in 1990
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CR GP35 2262 at JLS in Altoona, PA on November 3rd, 1994. Photo by Terry Nardella, collection of Steve Ondik.
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An old RDG SW-1 sits in the Altoona deadlines.
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A 1981 view of the yard behind the E&M shop at Juniata shows SD45 6127 (ex-PC 6127, nee-PRR 6127), GP35 2347 (ex-PC 2347, nee-PRR 2347), and SDP45 6670 (ex-EL 3639) along with a GP38 still in PC paint and a GP7.
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With one number board removed and doors hanging open, Alco RS-27 2414 looks like her operating days are over as the unit comes off the turntable in July, 1978.
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Another Alco has seen it's last days. CR RS-27 2414 being shuffled off the turntable outside the Juniata shops in July, 1978.
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Alco RS-27 2414 being positioned off the turntable by SW1200 9340 for more work cannabalizing parts before scrapping in July, 1978.
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Alco RS-27 2414 being positioned off the turntable by SW1200 9340 for more work cannabalizing parts before scrapping in July, 1978.
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With her CR 2483 number lined out, ex-EL C424 2409's operating days are over at the Juniata shops in March, 1978.
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CR C424 2492, ex-RDG 5203, sits alongside CR SD40 6290, ex-CNJ 3066, outside the Juniata shops in March, 1978.
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While SD-40 6290 (ex-CNJ 3066) awaits servicing, many ALCo's operating days appear over outside the Juniata shops in March, 1978. CR C424 2492 (ex-RDG 5203) appears being readied for salvage with her number boards removed, an ex-EL C424 is lined out, and EL RS-3 1055 (CR 5271) is in process of demolition.
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2855 shows its NYC heritage, and that EL geep looks a little bent.
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PC U30B 2855 showing NYC emblem and Selkirk home base rests outside the Juniata Locomotive shops in August, 1977.
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Still showing a NYC emblem, Selkirk-based former PC U30B 2855 awaits service outside the Juniata Locomotive shops in August, 1977.
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Former PC GP40 3123 awaits service alongside GP38-2 7955, ex-EL RS-3 1037, GP35 2271, and ex-EL GP7 1242 outside the Juniata Locomotive shops in August, 1977.
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CR GP40 3204 going through it's transformation into NJT GP40PH-2B 4216, shown at JLS in Altoona, PA on February 16th, 1994. Terry Nardella photo, collection of Steve Ondik.
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CR GP40-2 3310 inside the shops at JLS in Altoona, PA to thaw out! It and two other units tried to plow through snow drifts and froze up. Terry Nardella photo, collection of Steve Ondik.
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Conrail GP35 3644 (ex-RDG 3644) is seen behind the E&M Shop at Juniata along with a Santa Fe "Kodachrome" C30-7 8032 in April, 1996. Based on the photo date, the aging GP35 is definitely on borrowed time.
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CR GP35 3653 at JLS in Altoona, PA on December 13th, 1994. Terry Nardella photo, collection of Steve Ondik.
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CR GP-35 3677 (ex-EL 2571) and other PC, CNJ and RDG units receive service at the Juniata shops in August, 1978.
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CR GP-35's 2392 (ex-PC), 3677 (ex-EL 2571) and 3649 (ex-RDG), GP-40 3147, an unidentified ex-PC C628, GP-38 7862, and other black and blue CR units receive service or parts removal at the Juniata shops in August, 1978.
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CR GP-35's 3677 (ex-EL 2571) and 3649 (ex-RDG), an unidentified ex-PC Alco C628, GP-38 7862, and other black and blue CR units receive service or parts removal at the Juniata shops in August, 1978.
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CR 3862 F7-B (ex-EL 7122) rests in the maintenance line at the Juniata shops in May, 1977.
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CR 3862 F7-B (ex-EL 7122) rests in the maintenance line at the Juniata shops in May, 1977. With many E and F units already retired and resting in dead lines, EL F7A 7091 (CR 1885) and E8A 814 (CR 4004) resting just behind the F7B may be awaiting parts removal, and will likely not be renumbered.
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I really had no idea what number this unit was since the number boards are gone. Thanks to Roger Durfee for figuring it out! EL E8 #813 in the deadlines.

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Former EL E-8A 814 (CR 4004) rests with other cab units at the Juniata shops in May, 1977. 

The EL cab units may have seen their last operating days, and are being readied for retirement at the Juniata shop's large deadlines.

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Ex-EL E-8A 814 (CR 4004) sits with ex-PC/PRR SW-1 8593 in the maintenance line outside the Juniata shops.

Both units may have seen their last operating days, and are being readied for retirement to the Juniata shop's large deadlines.

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Ex-EL F-7A 7091 (CR 1885) and E-8A 814 (CR 4004) sit with ex-PC/PRR SW-1 8593 in the maintenance line outside the Juniata shops. The units may have seen their last operating days, and are being prepared for retirement to the Juniata shop's large deadlines.
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Just over a year after beginning Conrail operations, ex-NYC F-7A's CR 1775 and 1762, and CR E-8A 4006 (ex-EL 816) await maintenance or parts removal outside the Juniata shops.
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Just over a year after beginning Conrail operations, ex-NYC F-7A's CR 1775 and 1762, and CR E-8A 4006 (ex-EL 816) await maintenance or parts removal outside the Juniata shops.
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The backshop finds units in EL, LV, PC colors & CR blue.
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An ex EL E8 that got a CR number now rests in the Altoona deadlines.
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An unrenumbered EL E8 sits in the Altoona deadlines.  EL E-8A 826 was assigned CR 4015.
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CR SD80MAC 4101 getting ready for it's first test run on January 25th, 1996 at JLS in Altoona, PA. Terry Nardella photo, collection of Steve Ondik.
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CR SD80MAC 4103 unpainted outside the shop building at JLS in Altoona, PA on January 30th, 1996. Terry Nardella photo, collection of Steve Ondik.
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CR SD80MAC 4123 at JLS in Altoona, PA on May 6th, 1996. Photo by Terry Nardella, collection of Steve Ondik.
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Just about as fresh as they come, this SD70Mac soaks up the sun at JBS in Altoona. Once these units departed Altoona they didn't make it back much as they did not have cab signals- they were built to CSX specs.

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