Conrail in and around Morrisville - Page 2

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). 

CR 2512 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR U25B 2512 is the third in a quartet of GE power rolling through Morrisville in June, 1979.

CR 2549 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

Ex-PC U25B 2549 is third in line following GP38-3 8082 and U25C 6806 through Morrisville yard in August, 1979.

CR 2549 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

Ex-PC U25B's 2549 and 2635 follow GP38-2 8082 and U25C 6806 through Morrisville yard in August, 1979.

CR 2611 Morrisville, PA 11-17-1979

After departing Morrisville yard, CR U25B 2611 runs 4th behind U30B 2844, SD45 6225, and SD40 6329 on the NEC at Morrisville in November, 1979.

CR 2635 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

Ex-PC U25B's 2549 and 2635 follow GP38-2 8082 and U25C 6806 through Morrisville yard in August, 1979.

CR 2785 Morrisville, PA 4-6-1977

Two smoking PC U-boats, along with CR U23B 2785 (ex-LV 509), pull hard on the Northeast corridor at Morrisville in April, 1977.

CR 2844 Morrisville, PA 11-17-1979

CR U30B 2844 does not look ready to depart Morrisville yard in November, 1979. Later that day, SD40 6329 would lead SD45 6225, 2844, and U25B 2611 eastbound on the NEC.

CR 2846 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

Running second in a quartet of CR blue U-boats, U30B 2846 moves through Morrisville in June, 1979.

CR 2901 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

Last in a quartet of CR blue U-boats, U33B 2901 moves through Morrisville in June, 1979.

CR 2931 Morrisville, PA 3-4-1978

CR U25B 2652 leads ex-PC U33B 2931 and GP35 2264 under the catenary at Morrisville yard on a snowy March day in 1978.

CR 2931 Morrisville, PA 3-4-1978

CR U33B 2931 and U25B 2652 under the catenary at Morrisville on a snowy March day, 1978.

CR 3628 Morrisville, PA 4-24-1977

Crudely CR-stenciled ex-RDG GP35 3635 leads all RDG GP35 3628 and a PC U-boat with mixed freight on the NE Corridor at Morrisville in April, 1977.

CR 3635 Morrisville, PA 4-24-1977

Crudely CR-stenciled ex-RDG GP35 3635 leads all RDG GP35 3628 and a PC U-boat with a mixed freight on the NE Corridor at Morrisville in April, 1977.

CR 3636 Morrisville, PA 2-28-1979

CR GP-35's 3636 and 3683 (ex-EL 2577) outside the Morrisville locomotive shops in February, 1979.

CR 3679-3685 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

EL GP35 2573-2579 (CR 3679-3685) leads two ex-PC GP's across the overpass at Morrisville yard in March, 1977.

CR 3679-3685 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

EL GP35 2573-2579 (CR 3679-3685) leads two ex-PC GP's across the overpass at Morrisville yard in March, 1977.

CR 3812 Morrisville, PA 3-4-1978

CR GP30 2211, GP-9B 3812, and N9E class caboose 18365  work Morrisville yard in March, 1978. 

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

CR 3839 Morrisville, PA 11-23-1979

CR GP-9B 3839 at Morrisville in November, 1979.

CR 3839 Morrisville, PA 1981

Conrail GP9B 3839 sits at Morrisville Yard in 1981, keeping company with EMD brethren that will certainly last longer than she will.

CR 3839 Morrisville, PA 3-10-1979

CR GP-9B 3839 at work at Morrisville, PA in March, 1979.

CR 3839 Morrisville, PA 4-7-1977

CR GP-10 7570 and PC GP-9B 3839 lead mixed freight westbound on the NEC at Morrisville in April, 1977.

CR 3839 Morrisville, PA 6-14-1980

CR SW-1 8487 and GP-9B 3839 in a line of other retired SW-1's at Morrisville yard in June, 1980.

CR 4401 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

A very sad August, 1979 day at Morrisville as CR E-44 4401 assists with a retirement train of sister E-44's and E-33's.

CR 4405 Morrisville, PA 3-24-1980

CR E-44 4405 late in the day at Morrisville in March, 1980.

CR 4417 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

A sad August day at Morrisville in 1979 as E-44 4417 prepares to move west with a retirement train of E-33's and E-44's.

CR 4418 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

A trio of E-44's, led by 4418, moves through Morrisville in August, 1979.

CR 4424 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

Active CR E-44's 4424 and 4446 wait for assignment by the Morrisville shops while in the yard a retirement train of sister units and E-33's was preparing to move west.

CR 4427 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

A sad August day at Morrisville in 1979 as E-44 4427 joins E-33's and other E-44's in a retirement train preparing to move west. A trio of E-44's led the train with SD45 6209 and SD40's 6352 and 6370 assisting.

CR 4436 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

Leading a duo of E-44's through Morrisville, CR 4436 roars by with a TV train in June, 1979.

CR 4444 Morrisville, PA 4-7-1977

A pair of PC-lettered E-44's, led by 4444, roars through Morrisville with a load of boxcars in April, 1977.

CR 4446 Morrisville, PA 4-6-1977

E-44's 4446 and 4401 have Alco S-2 9740 tagging along as they rumble through Morrisville on the Northeast corridor in April, 1977.

CR 4446 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

Active CR E-44's 4424 and 4446 wait for assignment by the Morrisville shops while in the yard a retirement train of sister units and E-33's was preparing to move west.

CR 4447 Morrisville, PA 3-24-1980

CR E-44 4447 late in the day at Morrisville in March, 1980.

CR 4456 Morrisville, PA 3-26-1977 (1)

A pair of E-44's, led by CR blue 4456, pulls through Morrisville on the NEC in March, 1977.

CR 4456 Morrisville, PA 3-26-1977 (2)

A pair of E-44's, led by CR blue 4456, pulls through Morrisville on the NEC in March, 1977.

CR 4461 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

A sad August day at Morrisville in 1979 as E-44's 4461 and 4427 make up part of a retirement train preparing to move west.

CR 4401 is the last of a trio of E-44's that led the train with SD45 6209 and SD40's 6352 and 6370 assisting.

CR 4461 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

A sad August day at Morrisville in 1979 as E-44 4461 makes up part of a retirement train preparing to move west. Leading the train was a trio of E-44's with SD45 6209 and SD40's 6352 and 6370 assisting.

CR 4601 Morrisville, PA 3-4-1978

With SD45 6135 behind, former PC  E-33's 4601 and 4605 wait for assignment outside the Morrisville shops on a snowy March, 1978.

CR 4602 Morrisville, PA 11-17-1979

CR E-33 4602 roaring through Morrisville, PA on November 17, 1979.

CR 4603 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

A sad August day at Morrisville in 1979 as E-33 4603 makes up part of a retirement train preparing to move west.

The train was led by a trio of E-44's with SD45 6209 and SD40's 6352 and 6370 assisting.

CR 4800 Morrisville, PA 2-28-1979

CR GG-1 4800 waits at the tail end of a trio of GG-1's at the Morrisville yard in February, 1979.

The prototype for the great GG-1 fleet went through many paint schemes in it's storied career. A simple CR blue with the large "can opener" replaced the wild red, white and blue Bicentennial scheme that lasted from 1976 through the summer of 1977.

CR 4800 Morrisville, PA 2-28-1979

CR GG-1 4800, "Old Rivets," pulls at the rear of a trio of G's at Morrisville yard in February, 1979

CR 4808 at Morrisville August '76.

GG1 4808 at Morrisville August '76. Looks like men are standing on top of unit but its deceptive.

CR 4809 Morrisville, PA 11-17-1979

This may have been the last freight run on Conrail for both GG1's 4864 and 4809.  The pair was rolling freight through Morrisville on the Northeast Corridor on November 17, 1979.  Less than a week later on November 21, the day before Thanksgiving, GG1 4859 and 4887 led ENWI-1 out of Enola headed for Wilmington.  This was the last freight run by GG1's on Conrail.  Information on the last run by GG1's provided in Dan Cupper's dedication of GG1 4859 for the Harrisburg NRHS on November 15, 1986.

CR 4809 Morrisville, PA 3-4-1978

CR GG-1 4809 leads 4854 as they blast through Morrisville on a snow-covered day in March, 1978.

CR 4809 Morrisville, PA 3-4-1978

CR GG1 4809 leads 4854 as they speed through Morrisville on the Northeast corridor in March 1978.

CR 4825 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

CR GG-1's 4825 and 4856 pull freight through Morrisville in March, 1977.

CR 4825 Morrisville, PA 8-27-1978

The face of GG-1 4825 shows the signs of over 43 years of continuous service since the electric's build date of June, 1935.

CR GG-1 4825 rests at Morrisville, PA in August, 1978.

The powerful electric would see retirement in February, 1979.

CR 4825 Morrisville, PA 8-27-1978

CR GG-1 4825 shows the signs of over 43 years of continuous service since the electric's build date of June, 1935.

The powerful electric rests at Morrisville, PA in August, 1978, and would see retirement in February, 1979.

CR 4835 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR GG-1 4835 waits for assignment by the sanding tower at Morrisville yard in June, 1979.

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