Abrams yard

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

Abrams yard King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

The view from the yard office shows a busy Abrams yard this day in February, 1977.

A line of coil cars and boxcars waits for sorting, while RDG SW1500 2770 (CR 9620) works a line of boxcars with CR N-5B 22841 and RDG N-4 92887 cabins coupled to each end.

Abrams yard office King of Prussia, PA 1-3-1977

RDG SW1500 2762 (CR 9612) idles with cabin 94013 under the signal bridge between switching assignments at Abrams yard.

Abrams yard office King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

RDG SW1500 2759 (CR 9598) switches a string of boxcars by the Abrams yard office in February, 1977.

CR 1638 and 1633 King of Prussia, PA 9-1-1998

CR GP15-1's 1638 and 1633 (in Operation Lifesaver paint) are seen shifting at Abrams Yard in September 1998.

CR 21 at Abrams Yard King of Prussia, PA 10/12/1997

Conrail 21 - the Track Geometry Car is seen at Abrams Yard on 10/12/1997. R.L. Eastwood Jr. photo from the collection of Steve Ondik, used with permission.

CR 2171 King of Prussia, PA 3-4-1978

CR GP-30 2171 (ex-RDG 3603) works Abrams yard with GP-7 5835 (ex-RDG 633) in March, 1978.

CR 2173 King of Prussia, PA

Early CR ex-Reading GP-30 2173 and GP-35 3630 sitting at Abrams Yard in King of Prussia,PA

CR 2180 leads an eastbound train at Abrams Yard, Norristown PA, 12/81

3 GP30s, 2 ex RDG (3612 and 3618) and one ex PRR ex PC lead a train out of Abrams, December, 1981.

CR 2186 King of Prussia, PA 11-20-1976

With the sun going down in November, 1976, former RDG GP-30 3618 rests between other ex-RDG units at the Abrams engine terminal.

CR 2199 King of Prussia, PA 8-25-1978

CR GP-30 2199 works with GP-7 5829 (ex-RDG 627) at Abrams yard in August, 1978.

CR 2211 King of Prussia, PA 2-21-1977

PC and RDG lettered units follow CR GP-30 2211 as they pull freight through Abrams yard.

CR 2213 King of Prussia, PA 2-21-1977

Still in PC paint, GP-30 2213 couples up with an ex-RDG SW-1500 to work Abrams yard.

CR 2213 King of Prussia, PA 2-26-1977

Still in PC paint, GP-30 2213 rests at the Abrams engine terminal in February, 1977.

CR 2227 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

PC GP-30 2227 and SD45 6070 (ex-EL 3605) smoke it up as they lead PC GP 2210 and PRSL GP38 2003 (CR 7663) with mixed freight through Abrams yard in February, 1977.

CR 2237 King of Prussia, PA 3-26-1977

PC 2237 GP-30 and CR 9591 SW1500 (ex-RDG 2752) work Abrams yard in March, 1977.

The paint crews had some fun with CR 9591 by repainting the trucks silver.  The trucks were black on February 19, 1977.

CR 2237 King of Prussia, PA 3-26-1977

The crew makes some adjustments before PC GP-30 2237 moves some PRR hoppers at Abrams in March, 1977.

CR 2237 King of Prussia, PA 3-26-1977

PC 2237 GP-30 takes a breather from working Abrams yard in March, 1977.

CR 2238 King of Prussia, PA 2-19-1977

LV U23B 512 (CR 2788) and PC GP-30 2238 team up at Abrams yard in February, 1977.

CR 2247 King of Prussia, PA 1-3-1977

At the Abrams engine terminal in January, 1977, the yard crews for PC GP30 2247 and GP-7's 626 and 635 are gathered by unit 626.

RDG 626 would be stenciled CR 5828 by February 19th, while 635 held out the winter in pure RDG colors.

Kodak Instamatic photo.

CR 2338 King of Prussia, PA 11-20-1976

Passing behind a pair of RDG SW-1500's, PC GP35 2338 leads a mixed freight into Abrams at sunset in November, 1976.

Kodak Instamatic photo.

CR 2380 King of Prussia, PA 2-21-1977

ex-PC GP35 2380 and C636 6791 paired at Abrams in February, 1977.

CR 2423 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

CR C425 2423 is at the tail end of a quartet of mixed CR power rumbling through Abrams yard in early February 1977.

CR 2559 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

CR U25B 2559 and ex-RDG GP-35 3638 pull through Abrams in February, 1977.

CR 2559 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

CR U25B 2559 and ex-RDG GP-35 3638 pull through Abrams in February, 1977.

CR 2788 King of Prussia, PA 2-19-1977

Not typical yard workers, LV U23B 512 (CR 2788) leads PC GP-30 2238 as they shuffle gondolas and boxcars at Abrams.

CR 2788 King of Prussia, PA 2-19-1977

LV U23B 512 (CR 2788) smokes up Abrams yard, during switching duties with PC GP-30 2238.

CR 2788 King of Prussia, PA 2-19-1977

After switching duties, LV U23B 512 and PC GP-30 2238 are ready to pull out of Abrams with their mixed freight on a dark day in February, 1977.

CR 2788 King of Prussia, PA 2-19-1977

LV U23B 512 (LV's last of 12 U23B's inherited to Conrail) and PC GP-30 2238 worked Abrams yard and now prepare to depart with a mixed freight on a dark day in February, 1977

CR 2788 King of Prussia, PA 2-19-1977

LV U23B 512 (CR 2788) and PC GP-30 2238 team up at Abrams yard in February, 1977.

CR 2788 King of Prussia, PA 2-19-1977

LV U23B 512 (CR 2788) and PC GP-30 2238 team up at Abrams yard in February, 1977.

CR 2788 King of Prussia, PA 2-19-1977

LV U23B 512 (CR 2788) and PC GP-30 2238 team up at Abrams in February, 1977.

CR 2788 King of Prussia, PA 2-19-1977

LV U23B 512 (CR 2788) and PC GP-30 2238 teamed up and worked Abrams yard in February, 1977.

CR 2788 King of Prussia, PA 2-19-1977

LV U23B 512 (CR 2788) and PC GP-30 2238 team up at Abrams yard in February, 1977.

CR 2788 King of Prussia, PA 2-19-1977

LV U23B 512 (CR 2788) and PC GP-30 2238 team up at Abrams yard in February, 1977.

CR 3648 King of Prussia, PA 2-21-1977

Still in RDG livery, GP-35 3648 works at Abrams in February, 1977.

CR 3648 King of Prussia, PA 2-21-1977

Crew change at Abrams for RDG GP-35 3648 on a cool February day in 1977.

CR 3648 King of Prussia, PA 2-21-1977

RDG GP-35 3648 works with a PC-lettered sister-unit at Abrams in February, 1977.

CR 4371 King of Prussia, PA 8-25-1978

Ex-RDG FP-7A 900 (CR 4371), repainted in SEPTA colors, blasts through Abrams yard with five coaches on a late August day in 1978.

The push-pull train has ex-RDG FP-7A 903 (CR 4373) on the rear.

CR 4371 King of Prussia, PA 8-25-1978

Conrail was contracted by SEPTA to operate regional Philadelphia passenger service until the early 1980's. Diesel-powered passenger service through Abrams yard was either by ex-RDG RDC's or FP-7A push-pull trains.

Here, ex-RDG FP-7A 900 (CR 4371), repainted in SEPTA colors, blasts through Abrams yard with five coaches on a late August day in 1978. The push-pull train has ex-RDG FP-7A 903 (CR 4373) on the rear.

CR 4372 King of Prussia, PA 6-8-1979

Former RDG FP-7A 902 (CR 4372), repainted in SEPTA colors, leads a five coach push-pull through Abrams in June, 1979.

CR 4373 King of Prussia, PA 5-25-1979

Ex-RDG FP-7A 903 (CR 4373), repainted in SEPTA colors, brings up the rear of a five coach push-pull on a May day in 1979.

CR 4373 King of Prussia, PA 8-25-1978

Former RDG FP-7A 903 (CR 4373), repainted in SEPTA colors, brings up the rear of a five coach push-pull on a late August day in 1978.

The push-pull train was led by ex-RDG FP-7A 900 (CR 4371).

CR 5806 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

RDG 622 (CR 5806) is sandwiched between two sister GP-7's as they work Abrams yard in February, 1977.

CR 5806 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

RDG 622 takes a rest from yard duty under the signal bridge at Abrams in February, 1977.

CR 5806 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

RDG 622 (CR 5806) pauses under the signal bridge along with two sister GP-7's at Abrams in February, 1977.

CR 5813 King of Prussia, PA 2-21-1977

CR GP7 5813, ex-RDG 623, is coupled to RDG N4A cabin 94013 as they work Abrams yard in February, 1977. A Burro MOW crane rests in the background.

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