Conrail In and Around Harrisburg - Page 4

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 6195 Enola, PA 5-27-1979

With a 40' LV boxcar in the background, CR SD-45 6195 rests with U25B 2543 at the Enola engine terminal in May, 1979.

CR 6202 with ZWW-928 on the Middle Division, 7/94

Pittsburgh Line - Cove, Pennsylvania, USA
July 02, 1994
C40-8W 6202 on ZWW-928
On a sweltering July morning, an empty train of ore jennies led by a new Conrail GE awaited a new crew. One of the little things about Conrail I will miss is their use of classification lights, which shone bright red on this stopped train.
Photo by Don Kalkman III

CR 6274 SD40 Harrisburg 08-78

Internal combustion units 6274 and 6068 are under the wire as they depart Harrisburg for points west. It's August 1978- Conrail is still running electric freight motors east of here.

CR 6289 Enola, PA 5-27-1978

CR SD-40 6289, ex-CNJ 3065, rolls through Enola in May, 1978. With permission.

CR 6297 Leads an Eastbound Freight on Rockville Bridge, 3/85

SD40 6297 leads an unknown ex-PC GP38-2 east across Rockville Bridge with an MOW crane (with removed boom).

CR 6312 SD40 PC 6059 Enola 05-76

A trio of former Penn Central units, now property of Conrail, curve off the Rockville bridge and into Enola yard. The lead unit is part of a group of ex PC SD40's that would get renumbered under Conrail.

CR 6332 at Enola Yard

Conrail SD40 6332 is seen sitting outside the diesel shop at Enola Yard in 1986. SW9 8959 is sitting in a line of switchers with their stacks capped.

CR 6333, 6792, 8698 at Enola PA 5/87

CR 6333, 6792, and 8698 lead a freight out the west end of Enola yard on 5/22/87.

CR 6362 at Duncannon, PA. on 12/28/92.

SD40-2 6362 leads a PIMO through some nasty sleet at CP Cannon in Duncannon, PA. on Dec. 28, 1992.

CR 6389 EMD SD40-2 Rockville 09-78

A pair of almost new Conrail SD40-2's glide across the Rockville Bridge with a van train as some fishermen glide past in their boat.

CR 6394 Banks/Marysville, PA 3-3-1979

PIEN-3 with the 8244 and PIOI-3 with the 6394 are held at "BANKS" four days before my 35th birthday

CR 6406 & 6257 are W/B on the PITL at MP 116 in Cove, PA 12/84.

SD40-2-6406 & SD40-6257 are W/B on the PITL at MP 116. 1:30PM on 12-1-84 in Cove, PA.

CR 6438 and NS 6155 Enola, PA 9/24/1989

Ten years before NS took over Enola, the Conrail - NS run through train from Roanoke enters its Enola destination.  CR 6438 SD-40-2 leads NS SD-40-2 6155.

CR 6480 at Enola Yard

Conrail SD40-2s 6480 and 6512 are seen sitting outside the Enola Diesel Shop in 1986.

CR 6485, CR 2306, and CR 6469 at Enola

Another 1981 view of Enola Yard shows SD40-2 6485, GP35 2306 (ex-PC 2306, nee-PRR 2306), and SD40-2 6469 while a CR boxcar (possibly CR 154372? looks to be an X44 from the Despatch ends...) takes a ride down the hump.

CR 6491 on ALPI at Cove PA, 2/96

Two SDs hustle ALPI (Allentown - Pittsburgh) west through Cove PA.

CR 6499 at Enola west end on 12/26/82.

CR 6499 leads a BUEN-6X into Enola yard as the ENPI-6X pulls out at left on Dec.26, 1982.

CR 6512 Leads PIML into Enola, 3/86

Two SD40-2s lead PIML (Pittsburgh - Morrisville) into Enola to do work.

CR 6516 Harrisburg, PA 9-5-1983

CR SD-40-2's 6516 and 6380 roll through Harrisburg in September, 1983.

CR 6517 Harrisburg, PA 5-27-1978

PC U25C 6517 waits at the Enola engine terminal for assignment. With permission.

CR 6519 at Harrisburg, PA Station, 1983

Conrail SD40-2 6519 is seen on the point of a massive power consist at Harrisburg, PA in 1983.

CR 6560 Enola, PA 5-7-1977

Former PC 6560 U33C, now in CR blue, waits for action in the power lineup at Enola in May, 1977.

CR 6564 Harrisburg, PA 8-3-1979 (1)

CR U33C 6564 (ex-EL 3301) runs second in a quartet of U-boats as they roll past Amtrak E-units. CR U30C 6579(ex-RDG 6300) and U23B 2701(ex-PC) follow at Harrisburg in August, 1979.

CR 6564 Harrisburg, PA 8-3-1979 (2)

CR U33C 6564 (ex-EL 3301) runs second in a quartet of U-boats as they roll past Amtrak E-units. CR U30C 6579(ex-RDG 6300) and U23B 2701(ex-PC) follow at Harrisburg in August, 1979.

CR 6564 Harrisburg, PA 8-3-1979 (3)

CR U33C 6564 (ex-EL 3301) runs second in a quartet of U-boats as they roll past Amtrak E-units. CR U30C 6579(ex-RDG 6300) and U23B 2701(ex-PC) follow at Harrisburg in August, 1979.

CR 6564 Harrisburg, PA 8-3-1979 (4)

CR U33C 6564 (ex-EL 3301) runs second in a quartet of U-boats as they roll past Amtrak E-units. CR U30C 6579(ex-RDG 6300) and U23B 2701(ex-PC) follow at Harrisburg in August, 1979.

CR 6635 Powers Grain Trian GRB85 Through Marysville PA, 10/89

A C36-7 and SD50 combo lead loaded grain train GRB85 east through Marysville PA toward the Rockville Bridge.

CR 6683 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

Looking tired and worn, CR SDP45 6683 (ex-EL 3652) and 6678 (ex-EL 3647) are paired up at Rutherford yard in April, 1984.

CR 6685 Enola, PA 5-7-1977

CR 6685 SDP45, former EL 3654, waits for orders in the diesel power lineup at Enola in May, 1977.

CR 6693 Harrisburg, PA 5-7-1977

·      CR 6693 SDP-45, former EL 3662, rests late in the day under the Harrisburg catenary in May, 1977.

CR 6696 Harrisburg, PA 7-9-1977

A ground shaking rumble in Harrisburg revealed 10 CR units pulling freight on a dark July, 1977 day! Here, SD-40 6288 (ex-CNJ 3064), SDP-45 6696 (ex-EL 3665), GP-38 7806, and SDP-45 6697 (ex-EL 3666) pass by.

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 6697 Harrisburg, PA 7-9-1977

A ground shaking rumble in Harrisburg revealed 10 CR units pulling freight on a dark July, 1977 day! Here, SD-40 6288 (ex-CNJ 3064), SDP-45 6696 (ex-EL 3665), GP-38 7806, and SDP-45 6697 (ex-EL 3666) pass by.

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 6697 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

Looking tired and worn, CR SDP45 6699 (ex-EL 3668) and 6697 (ex-EL 3666) are paired up at Rutherford yard in April, 1984.

CR 6699 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

CR SDP45 6699 (ex-EL 3668) looking worn and tired in storage at Rutherford yard in April, 1984.

CR 6699 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

Looking tired and worn, CR SDP45 6699 (ex-EL 3668) and 6697 (ex-EL 3666) are paired up at Rutherford yard in April, 1984.

CR 6706 Enola, PA 1-1-1983

Conrail U23C 6706 (ex-PC 6706) is seen on the hump at Enola Yard in 1983.

CR 6719 Rolls through the Wye at Rockville's West End, 2/87

Conrail 6719 approaches Enola Yard from the west, creeping through the wye at the west end of Rockville Bridge.

CR 6728 Enola, PA 7-24-1978

CR C628 6728, ex-LV 632, smokes at the Enola engine terminal in July, 1978. Sections of the original LV "Snowbird" paint scheme are beginning to wear through the CR black.

CR 6728 Enola, PA 7-24-1978

Pieces of the original LV "Snowbird" paint scheme of C628 6728, ex-LV 632, are beginning to show through the CR black as the unit smokes outside the Enola locomotive shops.

CR 6735 and RR-262 in Marysville PA, 3/99

Pittsburgh Line - Marysville, Pennsylvania, USA
January 03, 1999
C40-8W 6241 on RR262
The Roadrailer rolls onto the Rockville Bridge eastbound, passing a westbound work train during Conrail's final year. It was quite enjoyable to photograph colorful locomotives. Sigh...

CR 6745 and PICA-6 at Rutherford, PA, 2/94

Harrisburg Line - Rutherford, Pennsylvania, USA
February 27, 1994
SD50 6745 on PICA-6
A pair of SD50s wheel past the old Reading coal dock at Rutherford. Shortly after Conrail knocked down the steam era dock to make way for the joint CR-NS Triple Crown facility.
Photo by Don Kalkman III

CR 6746 at DAY Tower West Fairview, PA 1986

Conrail SD50 6746 is seen heading north into Enola Yard past DAY tower in 1986.

CR 6747 Leads an Empty Coal Train at Rockville, PA, 3/86

Heading west past Rockville Tower, SD50 6747 heads onto Rockville Bridge.

CR 6748 Enola, PA 6-18-1977

CR SD35 6000 leads former PC C628 6748 in fresh CR blue as they prepare to roll eastbound at Enola in June, 1977.

CR 6767 SD50s Lead an Eastbound TV Train Across Rockville Bridge, 3/85

Two almost brand new SD50s lead an eastbound TV train across Rockville Bridge.

1985-03-10 CR 6767 Rockville, PA.jpg

CR 6776 Enola, PA 6-18-1977

CR ex-PC C630 6776 rests at the Enola engine terminal in June, 1977.

CR 6782 at Duncannon, PA in 1998

Conrail SD50 6782 is seen leading a UFY998 coal train eastbound at Duncannon, PA on 10/15/1998

CR 6807, a CNW and a CSX Unit Marysville, PA 5/28/1994

An eastbound Conrail train is waiting at CP Banks to head in toward Enola.

CR 6831 Marysville PA, 5/28/1994

A Conrail SD50 leads some CSX units on an eastbound tied up in the controlled siding at CP Banks.

CR 6852 on Rockville in 1990

Conrail SD60 6852 is seen leading Mail3H west across Rockville Bridge on 10/20/1990

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