Conrail In and Around Harrisburg - Page 3

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 4891 Rutherford, PA 11-14-1981

Conrail GG1 4891 is seen awaiting the scrapper's torch at Rutherford Yard on 11/14/1981.

CR 4973 Harrisburg 5-7-1977

PC 4973 leads a sad lineup of retired GE EP-5's (PC-reclassed as E40's) at Harrisburg in May, 1977.

CR 4973 Harrisburg, PA 5-7-1977

PC EP-5 4973 (PC-reclassed as E40's) leads a sad lineup of E-8A 4270 and other retired GE EP-5's at Harrisburg in May, 1977.

CR 4973 Harrisburg, PA 5-7-1977

PC EP-5 4973 (PC-reclassed as E40's) rests along with E-8A 4270 and other retired GE EP-5's at Harrisburg in May, 1977.

CR 4974 Harrisburg 5-7-1977

PC E40 4974 sits retired at Harrisburg in May, 1977.

CR 4974 Harrisburg, PA 5-7-1977

CR EP-5 4974, reclassed E40 by PC, sits mothballed only one year into the beginning of Conrail operations.  All EP-5's were retired in 1977.

CR 4975 Harrisburg, PA 5-7-1977

·      CR EP-5 4975, reclassed E40 by PC, sits mothballed only one year into the beginning of Conrail operations.  All EP-5's were retired in 1977.

CR 4976 Harrisburg 5-7-1977

PC 4976 leads a sad lineup of GE EP-5's (PC-reclassed as E40's) sitting retired at Harrisburg in May, 1977.

CR 4976 Harrisburg, PA 5-7-1977

A sad sight to see CR EP-5 electrics, reclassed by PC as E40's, 4976 and 4974 idled permanently at Harrisburg only one year into the beginning of Conrail operations.  All EP-5's were retired in 1977.

CR 4977 Harrisburg 5-7-1977

PC E40 4977 sits retired at Harrisburg in May, 1977.

CR 4977 Harrisburg 5-7-1977

PC E40 4977 sits retired at Harrisburg in May, 1977.

CR 5000 Harrisburg, PA 4-24-1984

CR B36-7 5000, less than a year old, rests in lines of power at Harrisburg in April, 1984.

CR 5000 Harrisburg, PA 4-24-1984

CR B36-7 5000, less than a year old, rests in lines of power at Harrisburg in April, 1984.

CR 5015 with ML411 on the Buffalo Line, 4/94

Buffalo line, CP Stoney - Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA
April 23, 1994
B36-7 5015
ML411
With a pair of B36-7s bracketing a CSX SD50 and a CR U23B bringing up the rear, a classic Conrail (and PRR, if you add the position signal) scene is captured on the Buffalo Line back in '94.
Photo by Don Kalkman III

CR 5021 at Rockville in 1990

Conrail B36-7 5021 is seen leading a long Mail9H at Rockville Bridge on 10/20/1990

CR 5676 and CR 9011 Enola, PA 1-1-1983

Conrail GP7 5676 (ex-CNJ 1520) is seen at Enola Yard, along with SW9 9011 (ex-EL 435) in 1983.

CR 6000 Enola, PA 6-18-1977

CR SD-35 6000 and C628 6748 wait for their next train at Enola in June, 1977.

CR 6007 at Harrisburg, PA

A Conrail SD50 leads C39-8 6007 and DIT 7572 and 1007 which are whitelined and are heading to their new home on the Winchester & Western Railroad shown as it heads towards the Reading Bridge in Harrisburg, PA with an NS hopper train in May 1996. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 6016 Marysville, PA 5-7-1977 (1)

CR SD-35 6016, BAR GP-38 87, GP-35 3633 (ex-RDG), and an SD-45 cross Rockville Bridge with a load of hoppers in May, 1977.

CR 6016 Marysville, PA 5-7-1977 (2)

CR SD-35 6016, BAR GP-38 87, GP-35 3633 (ex-RDG), and an SD-45 cross Rockville Bridge with a load of hoppers in May, 1977.

CR 6016 Marysville, PA 5-7-1977 (3)

CR SD-35 6016, BAR GP-38 87, GP-35 3633 (ex-RDG), and an SD-45 cross Rockville Bridge with a load of hoppers in May, 1977.

CR 6016 Marysville, PA 5-7-1977 (4)

CR SD35 6016 leads leased BAR GP-38 87, GP-35 3633, and an SD-45 across Rockville Bridge in May, 1977.

CR 6038 Marysville, PA 6-18-1977

CR SD-35 6038 leads leased CNW GP-30 818 and F-7A 1729 as they head toward Enola yard in June, 1977.

CR 6038 Marysville, PA 6-18-1977

CR SD-35 6038 leads leased CNW GP-30 818 and F-7A 1729 as they roll off Rockville Bridge toward Enola yard in June, 1977.

CR 6045 and CR 6282 at Enola, PA

Conrail SD40-2 6282 (ex-PC 6282) and SD35 6045 (ex-CNJ 2506) are seen at Enola Yard in 1983.

CR 6068 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

A pair of SD45's, 6068 (ex-EL 3603) and 6076 (ex-EL 3611), rest with other stored units at Rutherford in April, 1984.

CR 6078 and CR 6141 Rutherford, PA 1-1-1983

By 1983, much had changed on Conrail. The rainbow of locomotives that made the early years so interesting had largely been transformed into a uniform sea of blue, and new power meant the retirement of old mainstays like all these SD45s, shown in the deadlines at Rutherford Yard. Units like 6078 (ex-EL 3613) and 6141 (ex-PC 6141) helped pull big blue through the tumultuous early years, shame to see their lives end like this.

CR 6078 Enola, PA 6-18-1977

CR SD-45 6078 (ex-EL 3613) at Enola in June, 1977.

CR 6079 Perdix, PA 8-19-1981

Conrail SD45 6079 is seen leading an eastbound freight through Perdix, PA on 8/19/1981. Notice Track 1 and what would become the controlled siding are still stick rail.

CR 6081 Harrisburg, PA 4-24-1984

CR SD-45's 6108, 6081, and 6164 along with U33B 2960 rest in a line of retired power at Harrisburg in April, 1984.

CR 6088 Enola, PA 5-7-1977

·      Former EL 3623 SD45, now in CR blue and renumbered as 6088, waits for action in the lines of power at Enola.

CR 6092 Harrisburg, PA 6-18-1977

CR SD40 6307(ex-PC 6054) leads SD45 6092 (ex-EL 3627) with a load of hoppers through Harrisburg in June, 1977.

CR 6097 Harrisburg, PA 5-7-1977

CR SD45 6097, still lettered EL 3632 in Bicentennial paint, idles at Harrisburg under the catenary along wih SDP45 6683 (ex-EL 3652) and ex-PC GP9 7109.

CR 6097 Harrisburg, PA 5-7-1977

CR SD45 6097, still lettered EL 3632 in Bicentennial paint, idles at Harrisburg under the catenary along wih SDP45 6683 (ex-EL 3652) and ex-PC GP9 7109.

CR 6097 Harrisburg, PA 5-7-1977

·      CR SD45 6097, still lettered EL 3632 in Bicentennial paint, idles at Harrisburg under the catenary along wih SDP45 6683 (ex-EL 3652) and ex-PC GP9 7109.

CR 6108 Harrisburg, PA 4-24-1984

CR SD-45's 6108 (ex-EL 3616), 6081, and 6164 (ex-PC) along with U33B 2960 rest in a line of retired power at Harrisburg in April, 1984.

CR 6108 Harrisburg, PA 4-24-1984

CR SD-45's 6108, 6081, and 6164 along with U33B 2960 rest in a line of retired power at Harrisburg in April, 1984.

CR 6115 and CR 6099 Rutherford, PA 8-14-1982

As Conrail inched closer and closer to profitability, some of the casualties were older, less-efficient workhorses like these SD45s. Conrail 6115 and 6099 await their fate at Rutherford, PA on 8/14/1982

CR 6118 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

Ex-PC SD45's 6154 and 6118 rest with other stored units at Rutherford yard in April, 1984.

CR 6123 Crossing Sherman's Creek, 4/94

Sherman's Creek - Duncannon, Pennsylvania, USA
C40-8W 6123
A westbound with paired C40-8Ws takes a Military Extra across the Much-Photographed bridge across Sherman's Creek.

CR 6127 and 6148 at Marysville, PA

Conrail C40-8Ws 6127 and 6148 are seen leading an eastbound freight onto Rockville Bridge at Marysville, PA in 1992.

CR 6148 at Marysville, PA

Conrail C40-8W 6148 is seen trailing on an eastbound freight as it rolls onto Rockville Bridge at Marysville, PA in 1992.

CR 6150 Harrisburg, PA 4-12-1984

CR SD-45 6150 in lines of retired power at Harrisburg in April, 1984.

CR 6153 on MAIL-3X at CP Banks 2/94

Pittsburgh Line, CP Banks - Marysville, Pennsylvania, USA
February 27, 1994
C40-8W 6153 on MAIL3X
A chilly afternoon sees a westbound MAIL heading through Banks Interlocking. Just try to shoot here nowadays!

CR 6154 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

Ex-PC SD45's 6154 and 6118 rest with other stored units at Rutherford yard in April, 1984.

CR 6163 Harrisburg, PA 7-9-1977

A ground shaking rumble in Harrisburg revealed 10 CR units pulling freight on a dark July, 1977 day! Rolling quickly through, I was only able to capture the first seven black and blue units in one picture!

The entire consist included leading unit CR SD-45 6163 followed by SD-35 6009, an unidentified third unit, GP-38-2 8090, PC U25B 2636, GP-38-2 8124, SD-40 6288, SDP-45 6696, GP-38 7806, and trailing SDP-45 6697.

CR 6164 Harrisburg, PA 4-24-1984

CR SD-45's 6108, 6081, and 6164 (ex-PC) along with U33B 2960 rest in a line of retired power at Harrisburg in April, 1984.

CR 6177 Marysville, PA 10-16-1977

An absolutely crap day weather wise, but I took this grab shot of an eastbound passing Banks tower in October 1977. A former PC/PRR SD45 is leading, but the 2nd unit is worth mentioning as it is one of the ex EL U33C's that was on the D&H prior to the Conrail merger. CR 6564 still carries it's Mars light package on the nose, a D&H addition.

CR 6182 Harrisburg, PA 8-11-1978

CR SD45's 6182 and 6184 at Harrisburg on a dreary day in August, 1978.

Photo by permission from Andrew J. Erlichman.

CR 6185 at Capitol Tower in Harrisburg, PA

Conrail C40-8W No. 6185 approaches Capitol Tower with a hopper train, in May 1996. Doug Davidson photo with permission

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