Conrail in and around Morrisville

Morrisville Yard was an important location halfway between Philadelphia and New York along the Northeast Corridor. It's where the ex-Pennsy Trenton Cutoff connected back into the mainline between Philly and New York. Morrisville was an active yard serving a number of local industries, including US Steel's Fairless Works.

This gallery also includes photos from West Trention, just across the Delaware River (but on ex-Reading trackage). 

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Amtrak Metroliner 817 races through Morrisville in November, 1979.
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Amtrak Metroliner 880 races through Morrisville in March, 1980.
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Amtrak Metroliner 885 races through Morrisville in March, 1980.
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Amtrak E-60 950 roars through Morrisville with a dozen cars in March, 1980.
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Amtrak E-60 964 roars northbound on track 1 through Morrisville as an E-44-led freight approaches.
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With Canadian Pacific and Canadian National boxcars above, Amtrak E60 965 roars by at Morrisville in March, 1977.
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Amtrak E-60 968 roars through Morrisville with a baggage car and ten coaches behind in November, 1979.
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Rolling through Morrisville in April, 1977 N-9E class cabin 18387 follows a CNJ class CC12A covered hopper (series 1000-1099).
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Conrail MT4 slug is seen at Morrisville, PA back in 1981.
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GP15-1 1609 is seen idling on the point of a train at Morrisville, PA back in 1981
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Another view of CR 1609 as it sits on the point of a train at Morrisville, PA in 1981.
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After running onto the Morrisville Line just enough to clear CP King, the crew switches ends and CR 1631 pulls the load of steel gondolas (including ex-PRR G41's) and refrigerator cars onto what was the western end of the PRR Trenton Cutoff, now the Dale Secondary.
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Rolling through Morrisville in April, 1977 N-9E class cabin 18387 follows a CNJ class CC12A covered hopper (series 1000-1099).
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N9E class cabin CR 18387 takes up the rear of a fast moving freight at Morrisville in April, 1977.
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CR B23-7 1905 leads U30B 2846, U25B 2512, and U33B 2901 in a quartet of GE units through Morrisville in June, 1979.
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CR B23-7 1928 leads SD40 6316 (ex-PC 6063) past the Morrisville yard tower in June, 1980.
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Conrail class N7E caboose 21150 is seen at Morrisville, PA in 1981. CR 21150 ex EL C351.
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CR GP-30 2173 (ex-RDG 3605) and C424 2495 (ex-RDG 5206) rest in lines of power by the Morrisville shops in July, 1978.
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CR GP-30 2173 (ex-RDG 3605) rests in lines of power by the Morrisville shops in July, 1978.
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CR GP-30 2174 (ex-RDG 3606) works Morrisville yard in July, 1978.

CR GP-30's replaced the Alco RSD12's and RS-11's that worked Morrisville yard a year earlier.

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CR GP-30 2174 (ex-RDG 3606) works Morrisville yard in July, 1978.

The GP-30's replaced the Alco RSD12's and RS-11's that worked the yard a year ealier.

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CR GP30 2175 and GP10 7575 (ex-PC/PRR GP-9 7265) work at Morrisville in January, 1979.

Photo by permission from Andrew J. Erlichman.

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Conrail GP30 2185 (ex-RDG 3617, nee-RDG 5517) is seen leading a train at Morrisville, PA in 1981.
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On a dreary March, 1979 day, ex-PC GP30 2199 works Morrisville yard.
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CR ex-PC GP-30 2211 and GP-9B 3812 work in the snow at Morrisville in March, 1978.

GP30's replaced the Alco RSD12's and RS-11's that worked Morrisville yard into the summer of 1977.

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Ex-PC GP30 2211 shuffles freight at Morrisville in August, 1979.
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A group of GP30s, including 2217 (ex-PC 2217, nee-PRR 2217) sit behind the shop building at Morrisville, PA back in 1981.
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Ex-PC GP-30's 2217 and 2231 work Morrisville yard in March, 1980.
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Ex-PC GP30's 2217 and 2219 pull freight through Morrisville in August, 1979.
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Ex-PC GP30 2219 follows 2217 as they pull freight through Morrisvllle in August, 1979.
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Conrail GP30 2221 (ex-PC 2221, nee-PRR 2221) and 2230 (ex-PC 2230, nee-PRR 2230) are seen at Morrisville, PA in 1981.
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CR GP-30 2221 works the yard at Morrisville in March, 1979.
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Conrail GP30 2222 (ex-PC 2222, nee-PRR 2222) and GP40 3001 (ex-PC 3001, nee-NYC 3001) are bringing a freight to a stop at Morrisville, PA.
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CR 2222 and CR 3001 are back on their way at Morrisville, PA in 1981.
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Conrail GP30 2222 sits outside the Morrisville diesel shop in 1981.
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CR GP30 2222 works Morrisville yard in August, 1979.
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CR GP-30 2224 works Morrisville yard in June, 1979.
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CR GP-30 2225 follows 2233 as they pull through Morrisville, PA in June, 1979.
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CR GP-30 2227 is last in a duo of GP-30's pulling a line of hoppers at Morrisville on a bright day in July, 1978.
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Conrail GP30 2231 (ex-PC 2231, nee-PRR 2231) is shifting cars at Morrisville, PA while a crane offloads a CR wheel flatcar outside the locomotive shop in 1981.
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On a late day in March, 1980 CR GP-30's 2231 and 2217 work Morrisville yard.
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CR GP-30's 2233 and 2225 pull through Morrisville yard in June, 1979.
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CR GP-30 2243 leads sister unit 2227 pulling hoppers through Morrisville on a bright July day in 1978.
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PC GP-35 2286 leads a quartet of power pounding through Morrisville in April, 1977.
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N5C class cabin CR 23091 is not adorned in standard Conrail blue, but a PRR-like tuscan, as it takes up the rear of a fast moving freight on the Northeast Corridor in March, 1977.
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Conrail SW1500 9615 and class N8 caboose 23342 are seen at Morrisville Yard in 1984
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CR 2495, ex-RDG 5206, rests at Morrisville in July, 1978
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CR C424 2495 (ex-RDG 5206) in lines of power by the Morrisville shops in July, 1978.
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CR U25B 2512 is the third in a quartet of GE power rolling through Morrisville in June, 1979.
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Ex-PC U25B 2549 is third in line following GP38-3 8082 and U25C 6806 through Morrisville yard in August, 1979.

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