Conrail In and Around Harrisburg - Page 6

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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DH Train at Marysville, PA 11/22/81

An unidentified GP38-2 or GP39-2 leads C424 463 on a Delaware and Hudson train across the Rockville Bridge on November 22, 1981.

EMDX 1975 Harrisburg, PA 6-18-1977

EMDX 1975 GM6C waiting for assignment at the Harrisburg engine terminal on a bright June day in 1977.

EMDX 1975 Harrisburg, PA 6-18-1977

EMDX 1975 GM6C has been busy as evidenced by the road dirt at Harrisburg in June, 1977.

EMDX 1975 Harrisburg, PA 6-18-1977

A lot of road dirt sports the nose of EMDX 1975 at the Harrisburg engine terminal in June, 1977.

EMDX 1975 Harrisburg, PA 6-18-1977

EMDX 1975 at the Harrisburg engine terminal on a bright day in June, 1977.

EMDX 1975 Harrisburg, PA 6-18-1977

Both EMDX units 1975 and 1976 were waiting for assignment at the Harrisburg engine terminal this bright day in June 1977.

EMDX 1975 Harrisburg, PA 6-18-1977

Both EMDX units 1975 and 1976 were waiting for assignment at the Harrisburg engine terminal this bright day in June 1977.

EMDX 1975 Harrisburg, PA 6-18-1977

Both EMDX units 1975 and 1976 were waiting for assignment at the Harrisburg engine terminal this bright day in June 1977.

EMDX 1975 Harrisburg, PA 8-1-1978

Before Conrail pulled the plug on the former PRR electrified freight lines they tested a couple of EMD electric demonstrators. Here EMDX model GM6C #1975 rests at Harrisburg, PA in August 1978.

EMDX 1976 Harrisburg, PA 5-7-1977

EMDX 1976 GM10B sits with pans down at the Harrisburg engine terminal in May, 1977.

EMDX 1976 Harrisburg, PA 5-7-1977

EMDX 1976 appears in short term storage with pans down at Harrisburg in May, 1977. However, the big electric was back in service in July, 1977.

EMDX 1976 Harrisburg, PA 5-7-1977

EMDX 1976 appears in short term storage with pans down at Harrisburg in May, 1977. However, the big electric was back in service in July, 1977.

EMDX 1976 Harrisburg, PA 5-7-1977

EMDX 1976 rests between CR SD-40 6282 and E-44 4412 in short term storage at Harrisburg yard in May, 1977.

EMDX 1976 Harrisburg, PA 6-18-1977

Both EMDX units 1975 and 1976 were waiting for assignment at the Harrisburg engine terminal in June, 1977.

EMDX 1976 Harrisburg, PA 6-18-1977

Covered in some heavy road dirt, EMDX 1976 GM10B sits waiting for another assignment at the Harrisburg engine terminal in June, 1977.

EMDX 1976 Harrisburg, PA 6-18-1977

The only clean spot on EMDX 1976 GM10B was the nose as the big electric sat waiting for assignment in Harrisburg in June, 1977.

EMDX 1976 Harrisburg, PA 6-18-1977

Both EMDX units 1975 and 1976 were waiting for assignment at the Harrisburg engine terminal this bright day in June 1977.

EMDX 1976 Harrisburg, PA 6-18-1977

Both EMDX units 1975 and 1976 were waiting for assignment at the Harrisburg engine terminal this bright day in June 1977.

EMDX 1976 Harrisburg, PA 6-18-1977

Both EMDX units 1975 and 1976 were waiting for assignment at the Harrisburg engine terminal this bright day in June 1977.

EMDX 1976 Harrisburg, PA 7-9-1977

EMDX 1976 GM10B waits for another assignment at the Harrisburg engine terminal in July, 1977.

EMDX 1976 Harrisburg, PA 7-9-1977

EMDX 1976 GM10B waits for another assignment at the Harrisburg engine terminal in July, 1977.

Enola Yard in 1979

A 1979 overview of Enola Yard.

Enola Yard in 1979

A 1979 overview of Enola Yard

Enola Yard in 1979

A 1979 overview of Enola Yard, showing the old coal dock.

Enola Yard in 1986

A shot of Enola Yard in 1986, looking south from the west side of the diesel shop.

Enola Yard in 1986

A 1986 shot looking north from the Enola diesel shops shows a sea of stored blue units, ranging from old EMD switchers to more modern GP30s and GP35s, along with old GE UBoats. Soon they, along with the old PRR coal dock, would disappear from this scene.

Enola Yard in 1986

A shot looking south from the east side of the Enola diesel shop, showing the turntable and what remains of the old steam roundhouse.

LEMO Interlocking Tower

Still painted entirely PC green, LEMO Interlocking Tower controlled traffic coming across the Susquehanna River from Harrisburg Station, the Ex-Cumberland Valley Line to Hagerstown, and the Port Road/Northern Central Branch. In 1988 the tower was removed from the site by the Lancaster Chapter of the NRHS and re-located to the Strasburg Railroad where it has been restored to its former Pennsy appearance.

LMS 737 & CR 6485 are crossing Rockville Bridge with UEP-2. 8/16/97

FLYIN' HIGH. LMS C40-8W 737 & SD40-2 6485 are crossing Rockville Bridge with E/B coal train UEP-2 destined for PECO Energy in Eddystone, PA. 8:23AM on 8-16-97 in Rockville, PA.

PC Steam Heater car X-H2 Harrisburg, PA 4-12-1984

Looking like an ancient boxcab diesel, Penn Central steam heater car X-H2 sits with a MOW passenger car at Harrisburg in April, 1984.

PC steam heater car X-H2 Harrisburg, PA 5-7-1977

NYC Baggage car 7494 and PC steam heater X-H2 at Harrisburg in May, 1977. Looking like an ancient boxcab diesel, the ex-NYC steam heater car was built on a steam tender frame.

RDG 93531 in Sand Service at McClay Street Enginehouse

Reading 93531 seen in company service as a sand car at the McClay Street Enginehouse. Caris ex RDG 79553 and was built 10-53.

Stored Equipment at Rutherford, PA 8/82

Overall view looking east at all sorts of neat equipment stored in the yard at Rutherford.

Strasburg 7002 and 1223 Rockville Bridge, PA 6/8/1985

While not featuring Conrail equipment, Strasburg's excursions in the mid 80s utilized Conrail trackage for a good portion of their runs. This shot is of the double headed PRR steam crossing the Susquehanna River on the famous Rockville Bridge.

View Interlocking Tower Duncannon, PA 1-31-1981

View Interlocking tower sat adjacent to the Shermans Creek Bridge.

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