Yards

This gallery shows many of the Conrail system yards including Abrams, Allentown, Ashland Ave, Bayview, Binghamton, Brier Hill, Chrysler, Collinwood, Conway, Croxton, DeWitt, Edgemoor, Elizabethport, Enola, Frontier, Geddes Street, Goodman Street, Hollidaysburg, Hornell, Meadville, Midvale, Morrisville, Motor, Niagara, Orrville, Pavonia, Rose, Scranton, Selkirk, Spring Street, Stanley,  Stoney Creek, Willow Run, and Windsor Street.

Abrams yard

CR's Abrams yard was a former Reading Company yard located near King of Prussia, PA.

Allentown yard

CR's Allentown yard was a former Central Railroad of New Jersey yard located in Allentown, PA.

Ashland Ave yard

Conrail's Ashland Ave yard was Conrail's primary yard in the Chicago area.  While mostly used for intermodal trains, this yard originated several transfer trains and local jobs.  It was also referred to as the "CJ" or Chicago Junction based on the name of a predecessor company that originally built the yard.

Ashtabula Harbor yard

CR's Ashtabula Harbor yard was located in Ashtabula, OH.

Binghamton yard

CR's Binghamton yard was a former Erie yard located in Binghamton, NY.

Bison yard

CR's Bison yard was a former Erie Lackawanna terminal yard located in Buffalo, NY.

Brier Hill yard

CR's Brier Hill yard was a former Erie Lackawanna yard located in Youngstown, Ohio.

Buckeye Yard, Columbus OH

Buckeye Yard was a former PRR facility located on the west side of Columbus Ohio.

Chrysler yard

CR's Chrysler yard was located in Newark, DE.

Collinwood yard

CR's Collinwood yard was a former NYC yard located in Collinwood, Ohio.

Conway Yard

CR's Conway yard was located northwest of Pittsburgh along the Ohio river.  This former PRR yard remained the largest railroad yard in the world from the time of it's expansion in the 1950's until 1980.

Croxton yard

CR's Croxton yard was a former Erie Lackawanna yard located in Jersey City, NJ.

DeWitt yard

CR's DeWitt yard was a former New York Central yard located in Syracuse, NY.

Edgemoor yard

CR's Edgemoor yard located in Edgemoor, DE.

Elizabethport yard

CR's Elizabethport yard was a former Central Railroad of New Jersey yard located in Elizabethort, NJ.

Enola Yard

CR's Enola yard was a former PRR yard located on the west bank of the Susquehanna River, across from Harrisburg.  Enola was the largest railroad yard in the world until the PRR opened Conway yard in 1959.

Enola Yard was a key Conrail facility serving as a main classification yard located at the convergence of a number of lines.

Frontier yard

CR's Frontier yard was a former New York Central yard located in Buffalo, NY.

Geddes Street yard

CR's Geddes Street yard was a former DL&W yard located in Syracuse, NY.

Goodman Street Yard

CR's Goodman Street Yard was a former New York Central yard located in Rochester, NY.

Harrisburg Yard

CR's Harrisburg yard was a former PRR yard located in the city itself, and across the river from the more famous Enola facility.

Hollidaysburg yard

CR's Hollidaysburg yard was a former PRR yard located in Hollidaysburg, PA.

Hornell yard

Part of Conrail's Southern Tier, Hornell yard was a former Erie yard located in Hornell, NY.

Meadville yard

CR's Meadville yard was a former Erie Lackawanna yard located in Meadville, PA.

Midvale yard

CR's Midvale yard was located in Philadelphia, PA.

Morrisville yard

CR's Morrisville yard was a former PRR yard located in Morrisville, PA.

Motor yard

CR's Motor yard was located on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio.

Niagara yard

CR's Niagara yard was located in Niagara, NY.

Orrville yard

CR's Orrville yard was a former PRR yard located in Orrville, Ohio.

Pavonia yard

CR's Pavonia yard was a former PRR interchange yard with the PRSL located in Camden, NJ. 

Pavonia is currently operated by the Conrail's Shared Assets Operations.

Rose Yard

CR's Rose yard was a former PRR yard located in Altoona, PA.

Rutherford yard

CR's Rutherford yard was a former Reading Company yard located near Harrisburg, PA.

Scranton yard

CR's Scranton yard was a former Erie Lackawanna yard located in Scranton, PA.

Selkirk yard

CR's Selkirk yard was a former NYC yard located in the hamlet of Selkirk within Bethlehem, NY. 

Selkirk was known for being the home to many GE U-boats during Conrail's earlier years.

Spring Street yard

CR's Spring Street yard is located in Reading, PA.

Stanley yard

CR's Stanley yard was a former New York Central yard located in Toledo, OH.

Stoney Creek yard

CR's Stoney Creek yard was located in Stoney Creek, PA.

Willow Run Yard

CR's Dearborn Division Willow Run yard was located in Ypsilanti, MI.

Windsor St. Yard

CR's Windsor St yard was located in York, PA.

CR 890415 in the East Altoona deadlines, 1981

A 1981 view of the dead lines at East Altoona in 1981. Among the cars pictured are H54 covered hopper 890415 and ballast hopper 51734, The turntable and foundations of the old East Altoona roundhouse are seen behind the lines of stored cars. East Altoona was once the largest roundhouse in the world, servicing as many as 350 steam locomotives a day. It was closed in early 1968 and demolished that year.

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