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). 

Amtrak 817 Morrisville, PA 11-23-1979

Amtrak Metroliner 817 races through Morrisville in November, 1979.

Amtrak 880 Morrisville, PA 3-24-1980

Amtrak Metroliner 880 races through Morrisville in March, 1980.

Amtrak 885 Morrisville, PA 3-24-1980

Amtrak Metroliner 885 races through Morrisville in March, 1980.

Amtrak 950 Morrisville, PA 3-24-1980

Amtrak E-60 950 roars through Morrisville with a dozen cars in March, 1980.

Amtrak 964 Morrisville, PA 4-7-1977

Amtrak E-60 964 roars northbound on track 1 through Morrisville as an E-44-led freight approaches.

Amtrak 965 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

With Canadian Pacific and Canadian National boxcars above, Amtrak E60 965 roars by at Morrisville in March, 1977.

Amtrak 968 Morrisville, PA 11-23-1979

Amtrak E-60 968 roars through Morrisville with a baggage car and ten coaches behind in November, 1979.

CNJ 1000-1099 - class CC12A

Rolling through Morrisville in April, 1977 N-9E class cabin 18387 follows a CNJ class CC12A covered hopper (series 1000-1099).

CR 4424,4412,4402 lead a freight near Fallsington, Pa. April 18, 1976

April 18, 1976, 17 days after the formation of Conrail. Three E44s: 4424, 4412, 4402 lead a freight near Fallsington, Pa.

CR 4424,4412,4402 lead a freight near Fallsington, Pa. April 18, 1976

April 18, 1976, 17 days after the formation of Conrail. Three E44s: 4424, 4412, 4402 lead a freight near Fallsington, Pa.

CR 1005 Morrisville, PA 1981

Conrail MT4 slug is seen at Morrisville, PA back in 1981.

CR 1609 Morrisville, PA 1981

GP15-1 1609 is seen idling on the point of a train at Morrisville, PA back in 1981

CR 1609 Morrisville, PA 1981

Another view of CR 1609 as it sits on the point of a train at Morrisville, PA in 1981.

CR 1631 near CP-King

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.

CR 18387 - class N-9E

Rolling through Morrisville in April, 1977 N-9E class cabin 18387 follows a CNJ class CC12A covered hopper (series 1000-1099).

CR 18387 - Class N9E

N9E class cabin CR 18387 takes up the rear of a fast moving freight at Morrisville in April, 1977.

CR 1905 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR B23-7 1905 leads U30B 2846, U25B 2512, and U33B 2901 in a quartet of GE units through Morrisville in June, 1979.

CR 1928 Morrisville, PA 6-14-1980

CR B23-7 1928 leads SD40 6316 (ex-PC 6063) past the Morrisville yard tower in June, 1980.

CR 21150 - Class N7E

Conrail class N7E caboose 21150 is seen at Morrisville, PA in 1981. CR 21150 ex EL C351.

CR 2173 Morrisville, PA 7-9-1978

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.

CR 2173 Morrisville, PA 7-9-1978

CR GP-30 2173 (ex-RDG 3605) rests in lines of power by the Morrisville shops in July, 1978.

CR 2174 Morrisville, PA 7-9-1978

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.

CR 2174 Morrisville, PA 7-9-1978

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.

CR 2175 Morrisville, PA 1-27-1979

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.

CR 2185 Morrisville, PA 1981

Conrail GP30 2185 (ex-RDG 3617, nee-RDG 5517) is seen leading a train at Morrisville, PA in 1981.

CR 2199 Morrisville, PA 3-10-1979

On a dreary March, 1979 day, ex-PC GP30 2199 works Morrisville yard.

CR 2211 Morrisville, PA 3-4-1978

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.

CR 2211 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

Ex-PC GP30 2211 shuffles freight at Morrisville in August, 1979.

CR 2217 Morrisville, PA 1981

A group of GP30s, including 2217 (ex-PC 2217, nee-PRR 2217) sit behind the shop building at Morrisville, PA back in 1981.

CR 2217 Morrisville, PA 3-24-1980

Ex-PC GP-30's 2217 and 2231 work Morrisville yard in March, 1980.

CR 2217 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

Ex-PC GP30's 2217 and 2219 pull freight through Morrisville in August, 1979.

CR 2219 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

Ex-PC GP30 2219 follows 2217 as they pull freight through Morrisvllle in August, 1979.

CR 2221 and CR 2230 Morrisville, PA 1981

Conrail GP30 2221 (ex-PC 2221, nee-PRR 2221) and 2230 (ex-PC 2230, nee-PRR 2230) are seen at Morrisville, PA in 1981.

CR 2221 Morrisville, PA 3-10-1979

CR GP-30 2221 works the yard at Morrisville in March, 1979.

CR 2222 Morrisville, PA 1981

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.

CR 2222 Morrisville, PA 1981

CR 2222 and CR 3001 are back on their way at Morrisville, PA in 1981.

CR 2222 Morrisville, PA 1981

Conrail GP30 2222 sits outside the Morrisville diesel shop in 1981.

CR 2222 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

CR GP30 2222 works Morrisville yard in August, 1979.

CR 2224 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR GP-30 2224 works Morrisville yard in June, 1979.

CR 2225 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR GP-30 2225 follows 2233 as they pull through Morrisville, PA in June, 1979.

CR 2227 Morrisville, PA 7-9-1978

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.

CR 2231 Morrisville, PA 1981

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.

CR 2231 Morrisville, PA 3-24-1980

On a late day in March, 1980 CR GP-30's 2231 and 2217 work Morrisville yard.

CR 2233 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR GP-30's 2233 and 2225 pull through Morrisville yard in June, 1979.

CR 2243 Morrisville, PA 7-9-1978

CR GP-30 2243 leads sister unit 2227 pulling hoppers through Morrisville on a bright July day in 1978.

CR 2286 Morrisville, PA 4-7-1977

PC GP-35 2286 leads a quartet of power pounding through Morrisville in April, 1977.

CR 23091 Morrisville, PA 3-26-1977

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.

CR 23342 at Morrisville, PA in 1984

Conrail SW1500 9615 and class N8 caboose 23342 are seen at Morrisville Yard in 1984

CR 2495 Morrisville, PA 7-9-1978

CR 2495, ex-RDG 5206, rests at Morrisville in July, 1978

CR 2495 Morrisville, PA 7-9-1978

CR C424 2495 (ex-RDG 5206) in lines of power by the Morrisville shops in July, 1978.

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