Philadelphia Piers

CR 501990-Class G39 at Pier 122

Conrail G39 ore jennie 501990 is seen on the loading tracks at Pier 122 in Philly, circa 1984.

CR 502154-Class G39A at Pier 122

CR 502154 is sitting on the loading tracks, after being filled with stored ore by a massive front-end loader in 1984. Car is ex PRR 13946.

ETI 2001 and 1001 at the Port Richmond Graino, 1982

One of the grain elevators in Philadelphia was in the Port Richmond Section and was an old Reading RR facility. This facility was run by a company called Energy Terminals Inc.(ETI) GP-9 #2001 is an ex CR, PC, NYC (#7353) while GP-7 #1001 is an ex Frisco unit (#580). Taken sometime in 1982. Philadelphia, PA.

Pier 122 in 2008

The former Conrail Pier 122 gantry cranes 1, 2 and 3 as seen from the extended arm from crane #4. Photo taken with permission.

Pier 122 in 2008

The former Conrail Pier 122 gantry cranes 4 as seen from the extended arm from crane #3. Also in the background are the rust colored white domes. These domes are still utilized by a fertilizer company for fertilizer storage. Photo taken with permission.

Pier 122 in 2008

The former Conrail Pier 122 gantry crane 4 with it's bucket still open ready for business that will never come back to the Pier. Photo taken with permission.

Pier 122 in 2008

The former Conrail Pier 122 gantry crane 4 with it's bucket still open ready for business that will never come back to the Pier. Photo taken with permission.

Pier 122's ore loader

A 1984 shot of the ore loader at Pier 122 in Philadelphia. The narrow-gauge track for the ore shunts is seen between the 2 loading tracks at left.

Pier 122's ore unloaders

A view of the 4 ore unloaders at Pier 122 in Philly, circa 1984.

Pier 122's ore unloaders

Another view of the 4 ore unloaders at Philadelphia's Pier 122.

Pier 122, looking north from Pier 124

A 1984 view of Philadelphia's Pier 122, showing the conveyor, maintenance shop for the ore shunts, and the ore loader.

Pier 122: overview

An overview of Pier 122, showing the maintenance shop at the far left, the ore loader at center, and the unloaders on the pier in the background.

Pier 124 in 1984

An overview shot of Pier 124 in 1984. The blue corrugated building is the thawing shed. Cars would be pushed out of the shed, roll down onto the kickback tracks, then pushed by mechanical rams up into the dual rotary dumpers.

Pier122's ore loader in 1984

A 1984 view of the north side of Pier 122's ore loader.

Pier122's ore unloaders in 1984

Another view of the Pier 122 ore unloaders, looking eastward.

Support yards for Piers 122 and 124.

A shot looking east from the northern kickback track on Pier 124, showing the arrival tracks for empty ore jennies at Pier 122 on the right, and the loaded inbound tracks for Pier 124 on the left.

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