Conrail In and Around Harrisburg - Page 2

Harrisburg has always been a railroad city. Tracks converge on the city from almost all directions, making it a major crossroads. Harrisburg is also the home to the famous Enola Yard on the west shore of the Susquehanna River. Enola was once the largest freight yard in the world, but its size has changed as operating plans have changed, but was incredibly important all through Conrail's years.

This gallery features photos from all around the Harrisburg area, from Duncannon on the Pittsburgh Line east to Rutherford Yard on the city's east side, and also the Enola Yard area.

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CR 3369 and TV3 Run Across Rockville Bridge, 9/89

A pair of GP40-2s bracket a B36-7 leading TV3 stretched out across the Rockville Bridge.

CR 3602 and 3608 at the Hump in Rutherford, 4/76

Former Reading GP30s No. 3602 and 3608 have just shoved the last car of a cut over the hump at Rutherford Yard. Rutherford, PA. 4/11/76.

CR 3625 Marysville, PA 6-18-1977

Former RDG GP-35 3625 leads GP-38-2 8114 as they pull across Rockville Bridge in June, 1977.

CR 3625 Marysville, PA 6-18-1977

Former RDG GP35 3625 leads GP38-2 8114 across Rockville Bridge in June, 1977.

CR 3639 Enola, PA 5-7-1977

Former RDG 3639 GP-35 sits coupled to its new running mate, ex-PC GP-40 CR 3225, as they wait for orders by the Enola engine facilities.

CR 3664 Harrisburg, PA 6-18-1977 (1)

CR GP35 3664 (ex-EL 2558) and ex-PC SD45 6141 roll past the Harrisburg engine terminal in June 1977.

CR 3664 Harrisburg, PA 6-18-1977 (2)

CR GP35 3664 (ex-EL 2558) leads ex-PC SD45 6141 as they roll by PRR GG-1 4935 at the Harrisburg engine terminal in June, 1977.

CR 3664 Harrisburg, PA 6-18-1977 (3)

CR GP35 3664 (ex-EL 2558) and ex-PC SD45 6141 blast by the Harrisburg engine terminal with freight in June 1977.

CR 3664 Harrisburg, PA 6-18-1977 (4)

CR GP35 3664 (ex-EL 2558) and ex-PC SD45 6141 roll past PRR GG-1 4935 at the Harrisburg engine terminal in June, 1977.

EMDX 1976 is seen in the distance.

CR 3679 Enola, PA 7-24-1978

CR GP-35 3679, ex-EL 2573, rolls through Enola in July, 1978.

CR 3832 Enola, PA 8-3-1979

Ex-PC GP-9B 3832 in lines of power at the Enola engine terminal in August, 1979.

CR 3832 Enola, PA 8-3-1979

CR GP9B 3832 runs second behind GP9 7161 at Enola yard in August, 1979.

CR 3839 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

Ex-PC GP9B 3839 rests at Rutherford with other stored units in April, 1984.

CR 4020 Enola, PA 8/20/85

CR 4020 with a short OCS near the "brick office" in Enola yard on Aug. 20, 1985.

CR 4020 OCS on 8/20/85. (01)

Conrail OCS, led by the 4020, threads it's way through Harrisburg station on Aug. 20, 1985. Note then Amtrak Metroliner sitting in the station at right.

CR 4020 OCS on 8/20/85. (02)

The 4020 leading the OCS through Harrisburg station.

CR 4020 OCS on 8/20/85. (03)

The OCS backing into the rail welding plant in Lucknow as seen from Linglestown Rd. overhead.

CR 4020 OCS on 8/20/85. (04)

After completing the tour of the rail welding plant at Lucknow, the OCS proceeded across Rockville bridge to Enola.

CR 4020 OCS on 8/20/85. (05)

The OCS, led by the 4020, crosses Rockville bridge.

CR 4020 OCS on 8/20/85. (07)

Cropped version of preceding photo for a closer look at the train on Rockville bridge.

CR 4020 OCS on 8/20/85. (08)

After crossing Rockville bridge, the OCS enters Enola yard at Overview.

CR 4020 OCS on 8/20/85. (09)

The OCS paused for awhile near the "Brick office building" in Enola yard.

CR 4020 OCS on 8/20/85. (10)

The 4020 leads the OCS southward across Conodoquinet Creek on the Port Road at West Fairview, PA. on August 20, 1985.

CR 4022 Enola, PA 2-25-1986

Conrail E8A 4022 is laying over at Enola Yard during a 1986 tour of the PRR T&HS.

CR 4022 Harrisburg, PA 5-7-77

Former EL 833 E-8A smokes it up in CR 4022 blue, as it leaves Harrisburg with passenger steel in tow.

CR 4270 Harrisburg, PA 5-7-1977

PC 4270 E-8A in her last days lined up between retired EP-5s at Harrisburg, PA.

CR 4270 Harrisburg, PA 5-7-1977

Retired PC 4270 E-8A rests with EP-5s at Harrisburg, PA in May, 1977

CR 431461 on the Enola hump

Conrail triple hopper 431461 is on the hump at Enola Yard in 1983.

CR 4400-4465 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

A group of four E-44 electrics stored at Rutherford yard in April, 1984.

CR 4401 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

CR E-44 electrics 4446 and 4401 lead rows of stored sister units at Rutherford in April, 1984.

CR 4430, Harrisburg, PA 1-1-1979

Conrail E44 4430 passes by GG1 4921 at Harrisburg, PA in 1979. In the background is E33 4610.

CR 4431 Enola, PA 1-1-1979

An overview of Enola Yard from 1979, showing Conrail E44 4431 sitting alongside the locomotive shops.

CR 4431, 4436 and 4605 Enola, PA 1-1-1979

A 1979 view of Enola Yard shows E44s 4431 and 4436 sitting along the shops with E33 4605.

CR 4443 Enola, PA 8-1-1978

Just a grab shot as the cab of this ex PRR E44 "brick" glides by with a beautiful Susquehanna River in the background. This train will be entering Enola yard just ahead in this August 1978 shot.

CR 4446 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

CR E-44 electric 4446 rests with stored sister units at Rutherford in April, 1984.

CR 4446 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

CR E-44 electrics 4446 and 4401 lead rows of stored sister units at Rutherford in April, 1984.

CR 4601 Enola, PA 5-7-1977

With light almost gone on May 7, 1977, still PC E-33's 4601 and a sister-unit line up with the GG-1's.

CR 4602 Enola, PA 5-7-1977

Still in PC black,  E-33’s 4602 and 4609 wait for action under the catenary at Enola in May, 1977.

CR 4608 Harrisburg 5-7-1977

Ex-PC E-33 4608 with a fresh coat of CR blue outside the Harrisburg locomotive shops in May, 1977.  However, painting was a little overzealous as the trailing truck shows some CR blue.

CR 4608 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

CR E33 electric 4608 leads a row of stored electrics at Rutherford in April, 1984.

CR 4608 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

CR E33 electric 4608 leads a row of stored electrics at Rutherford in April, 1984.

CR 4609 Enola, PA 5-7-1977

PC-lettered E-33s 4609 and 4602 wait for action under the catenary at Enola in May, 1977.

CR 4800 Harrisburg, PA 5-22-1977

Returning from our first trip to Altoona where hundreds of railfans gathered to see Reading 4-8-4 #2101 round Horseshoe Curve, my friend and I came across a gem resting at the Harrisburg engine terminal.

CR GG-1 4800 was resting with sister GG-1's and other former PC electrics in her wild Bicentennial paint scheme! 

Kodachrome 64 film, a guess at exposure time, and station lights for lighting made for an interesting image of "Old Rivets."

Just over a month before, on April 12, 1976, the Harrisburg paint shop had added the colorful scheme.  Sadly, 4800 was the only GG-1 Conrail deemed worthwhile to repaint into full Conrail colors.  All of the other almost ageless CR GG-1's remained in grimy black until their retirement in 1979.

 

CR 4808 Harrisburg, PA 8-17-1977

GP-9 7110 tows GG1's 4870 and 4808 and autoracks through Harrisburg in August, 1977. With permission.

CR 4870 Harrisburg, PA 8-17-1977

CR GP-9 7110 tows CR GG-1's 4870 and 4808 and autoracks near Harrisburg in August, 1977. With permission.

CR 4885 Enola, PA 1-1-1979

A 1979 view of Enola Yard shows a lineup of GG1s, including 4845, 4885, and 4886.

CR 4886 Enola, PA 5-7-1977

CR GG-1 4886 waits for assignment at the Enola engine terminal in May, 1977.

CR 4889 Harrisburg, PA 08-18-1978

This was just about as far west as the juice went on Conrail- note the "AC motor stop here" sign up above. The internal combustion power has cut off and this set of 3 GG1's, all "pans up", have tied on to this Edgemoor bound train in Harrisburg. Units 4889, 4811, and 4849 should be plenty of power to get this train of auto parts cars to it's destination.

CR 4891 Rutherford, PA 11-14-1981

Conrail GG1 4891 is seen among a group of other Gs waiting to be scrapped at Rutherford Yard on 11/14/1981

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