Philadelphia Piers

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Conrail G39 ore jennie 501990 is seen on the loading tracks at Pier 122 in Philly, circa 1984.
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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.
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The former Conrail Pier 122 gantry cranes 1, 2 and 3 as seen from the extended arm from crane #4. Photo taken with permission.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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A view of the 4 ore unloaders at Pier 122 in Philly, circa 1984.
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Another view of the 4 ore unloaders at Philadelphia's Pier 122.
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A 1984 view of Philadelphia's Pier 122, showing the conveyor, maintenance shop for the ore shunts, and the ore loader.
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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.
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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.
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A 1984 view of the north side of Pier 122's ore loader.
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Another view of the Pier 122 ore unloaders, looking eastward.
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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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