Abrams yard - Page 3

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

CR 7567 King of Prussia, PA 2-19-1977

CR GP-10 7567 rests at the Abrams engine terminal between yard assignments in February, 1977.

CR 7567 King of Prussia, PA 2-19-1977

CR GP38-2 8105 teamed up with GP10 7567 and GP7 5828 (ex-RDG 626) at Abrams in February, 1977.

CR 7660 King of Prussia, PA 2-21-1977

CR GP-38 7660 (ex-PRSL 2000) assists pulling mixed freight through Abrams yard on a cool day in February, 1977.

CR 7660 King of Prussia, PA 2-21-1977

Former PRSL GP38 2000, soon to be CR 7660, pauses at Abrams yard on a cool day in February, 1977.

CR 7661 Abrams, PA 2-12-1977

Former PRSL GP-38 2001 leads a quartet of mixed CR power through Abrams yard in early February, 1977.

CR 7661 Abrams, PA 2-12-1977

Former PRSL GP-38 2001 (CR 7661) leads sister-unit 2007 (CR 7668), GP9 7157 and C425 2423 through Abrams yard in February, 1977.

CR 7661 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

A quartet of mixed CR power, led by PRSL GP-38's 2001 and 2007, rumbles through Abrams yard in February, 1977.

CR 7661 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

PRSL GP-38 2001 (soon to be CR 7661) leads a quartet of mixed CR power at Abrams in early February, 1977.

CR 7661 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

PRSL GP38 2001 (CR 7661) leads sister-unit 2007 (CR 7668), GP9 7157 and C425 2423 into Abrams yard in February, 1977.

CR 7661 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

PRSL GP-38 2001 leads a quartet of mixed CR power through Abrams yard in early February, 1977.

CR 7661 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

The crew of PRSL GP-38 2001 (CR 7661) makes a change by the Abrams yard office in February, 1977.

CR 7661 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

A four axle foursome takes a breather at Abrams yard on February 12, 1977. Former PRSL GP-38 2001 (CR 7661) rests in the lead, while sister-unit 2007 (CR 7667), GP9 7157, and C425 2423 follow with a line of mixed freight.

CR 7663 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

PRSL GP-38 2003 (CR 7663) follows PC GP30 2227, SD45 6070 (ex-EL 3605), and PC GP30 2210 as they shake the ground going through Abrams yard.

CR 7667 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

Former PRSL GP-38 2007 (CR 7667) in a quartet of mixed power at Abrams on a cool February day.

CR 7667 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

Former PRSL GP38's 2001 and 2007, CR GP7 7157, and PC C424 2423 pause with their mixed freight by the Abrams yard office in February, 1977.

CR 8105 King of Prussia, PA 2-19-1977

Former PC GP38-2 8105 works with an ex-RDG GP7 and a GP10 at Abrams in February, 1977.

CR 8105 King of Prussia, PA 2-19-1977

CR GP38-2 8105 teamed up with GP10 7567 and GP7 5828 (ex-RDG 626) at Abrams in February, 1977.

CR 8105 King of Prussia, PA 2-21-1977

Ex-PC GP-38-2 pauses entering Abrams yard in February, 1977.

CR 8715 King of Prussia, PA 1-3-1977

Former RDG SW900 1515 (CR 8715) is sandwiched between CR blue N4A class cabins 18811 (ex-RDG 94016) and 18810 (ex-RDG 94015) at Abrams in January, 1977.

CR 8715 King of Prussia, PA 1-3-1977

RDG SW900 1515 (CR 8715) is sandwiched between CR blue N4A class cabins 18811 (ex-RDG 94016) and 18810 (ex-RDG 94015) at Abrams yard in January, 1977.

CR 8715 King of Prussia, PA 1-3-1977

Seen from the cab of RDG SW1500 2762 (CR 9612), RDG SW900 1515 (CR 8715) is sandwiched between CR blue N4A class cabins 18811 (ex-RDG 94016) and 18810 (ex-RDG 94015) at Abrams yard in January, 1977.

CR 9590 King of Prussia, PA 11-20-1976

At sunset, RDG SW-1500 2751 (CR 9590) works Abrams yard in November, 1976.

Kodak Instamatic photo.

CR 9591 King of Prussia, PA 2-19-1977

All three ex-RDG paint scheme stages of the 10 month old Conrail are present at Abrams yard in February, 1977.

Blue CR SW1500 9591(ex-RDG 2752) works between sister-unit 2762 (CR 9612) in RDG livery, and newly stenciled GP-7 5817 (ex-RDG 625) still in RDG olive drab.

The paint crews would have some fun with CR 9591 in March, 1977 by painting the trucks silver.

CR 9594 King of Prussia, PA 2-15-1982

With ex-PC X44 class 50' boxcar 274858 in tow, CR SW-1500 9594 (ex-RDG 2755) works Abrams yard on President's day, 1982.

CR 9596 King of Prussia, PA 1-3-1977

RDG SW1500 2757 (CR 9596) at Abrams yard in January, 1977.

CR 9598 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

Former RDG SW1500 2759, soon to be CR 9598, works with N4-class cabin 92887(CR 18752) at Abrams in February, 1977.

This caboose would later be preserved by the United Railroad Historical Society of NJ, and stored at Ridgefield Park.

CR 9598 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

One of the longtime former Reading employees passes by his Abrams workhorse, RDG SW1500 2759 (soon to be CR 9598), in February, 1977.

CR 9598 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

RDG SW-1500 2759 (CR 9598) works Abrams yard in February, 1977.

CR 9598 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

RDG SW1500 2759 (CR 9598) and N4 class cabin 92887 take a brief rest from working Abrams yard on February 12, 1977.

This was the last week that Abrams yard power remained pure Reading Lines.  All SW1500's and their caboose mates, and all GP-7's were untouched by CR stencils. 

Though not working the yard, there were two SW1500's with small CR stencils in the engine terminal.  The following week would see CR stencils applied to SW1500 9595 (RDG 2756) and GP-7's 5817 (RDG 625), 5828 (RDG 626), and 5835 (RDG 633).

CR 9598 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

RDG SW1500 2759, soon to be CR 9598, idles between yard assignments at Abrams in February, 1977.

CR 9598 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

RDG SW1500 2759, soon to be CR 9598, is coupled to N4 class cabin 92887(CR 18752) as they work the Abrams yard.

This cabin would later be preserved by the United Railroad Historical Society of NJ. It is stored at Ridgefield Park.

The 1972 Ford Country Squire station wagon was one of many railfan's vehicles present at Abrams on this President's day in 1977.

CR 9598 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

The crew of RDG SW1500 2759 (CR 9598) took a coffee break at the Abrams yard office before returning to switching work on a cold President's day in 1977.

CR 9598 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

RDG SW1500 2759, soon to be CR 9598, is coupled to N4A class cabin 94065 (CR 18854) at Abrams yard in February, 1977.

CR 9612 King of Prussia, PA 1-3-1977

A friendly ex-RDG crew working Abrams yard in January, 1977 gave my buddy and I an early January ride in SW1500 2762 coupled up to N4A 94013.

The stenciling of Conrail number series to both SW1500's and GP7's had not yet begun in January, 1977.

CR 9612 King of Prussia, PA 1-3-1977

RDG SW1500 2762 (CR 9612) idles by the signal bridge between switching assignments at Abrams yard on January 3, 1977.

CR 9612 King of Prussia, PA 1-3-1977

Former RDG SW1500 2762 (CR 9612) takes a break between switching assignments with N4A class cabin 94013 (CR 18830) by the Abrams yard office on January 3, 1977.

CR 9612 King of Prussia, PA 1-3-1977

The crew of RDG SW1500 2762 (CR 9612) takes a breather from switching duties at Abrams yard on a snowy January 3, 1977.

RDG 2762's mate this day was N4A class cabin 94013 (CR 18830).

CR 9612 King of Prussia, PA 1-3-1977

RDG SW1500 2762 (CR 9612) and N4A class cabin 94013 (CR 18830) take a break from Abrams yardwork under the signal bridge in January, 1977.

CR 9612 King of Prussia, PA 1-3-1977

RDG SW1500 2762 (CR 9612) and N4A class cabin 94013 (CR 18830) take a break from Abrams yardwork in January, 1977.

CR 9613 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

On a cold February, 1977 day, the engine terminal at Abrams yard is full of green and yellow RDG GP-7's and SW-1500's.

CR 9613 King of Prussia, PA 2-19-1977

Abrams engine terminal in February, 1977 shows RDG 2763 SW1500(soon to be CR 9613), sister unit CR 9595(ex-RDG 2756) and a still RDG-numbered GP-7.

CR 9613 King of Prussia, PA 2-21-1977

RDG SW1500 2763, soon to be CR 9613, works Abrams yard with recently CR-stenciled sister-unit 9595 (ex-RDG 2756).

CR 9613 King of Prussia, PA 2-21-1977

RDG SW1500 2763, soon to be CR 9613, works Abrams yard with recently CR-stenciled sister-unit 9595 (ex-RDG 2756).

CR 9613 King of Prussia, PA 3-26-1977

RDG 2763 SW1500, soon to be CR 9613, works Abrams yard with RDG sister unit 2770 (CR 9620).

CR 9616 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

In February, 1977, SW1500 2766 (CR 9616) and GP7 636 (CR 5838) work Abrams yard in their last days of Reading paint.

CR 9616 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

RDG SW1500 2766 (CR 9616), CR GP10 7567, and two GP7's work Abrams yard in February, 1977.

CR 9616 King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

Many railfans were on hand at Abrams while RDG GP7 625, GP10 7567, RDG SW1500 2766, and RDG GP7 636 worked the yard on February 12, 1977.

CR 9617 King of Prussia, PA 1-3-1977

RDG SW1500 2767 (CR 9617) idles under the signal bridge at Abrams yard in January, 1977.

CR 9617 King of Prussia, PA 2-15-1982

CR SW-1500 9617 (ex-RDG 2767) takes a break from yard work at the Abrams engine terminal on President's Day in February, 1982.

The Conrail crews painted the flag pole CR blue!

CR 9618 King of Prussia, PA 10-27-1979

More than 3 years after the formation of Conrail, sister-units CR 9617 and 9618 are seen working their home turf at Abrams Yard. The pair is pausing for a crew change on October 27, 1979.

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