Conrail in and around Morrisville - Page 3

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 4849 Morrisville, PA 4-24-1977

CR GG-1 4849 leads sister-unit 4828 with a mixed freight through Morrisville yard in April, 1977.

CR 4850 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR GG-1 4850 rests between assignments at Morrisville yard in June, 1979.

CR 4850 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR GG-1 4850 follows lead unit 4835 as they roll through Morrisville in June, 1979.

CR 4850 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR GG-1 4850 follows lead unit 4835 as they roll through Morrisville in June, 1979.

CR 4854 Morrisville, PA 3-4-1978

CR GG-1 4854 trails 4809 as they pull a fast freight through Morrisville, PA on a snowy day in March, 1978.

CR 4854 Morrisville, PA 3-4-1978

On a snow-covered March day, CR GG-1's 4809 and 4854 roll freight through Morrisville on the Northeast corridor.

CR 4858 Morrisville, PA 4-7-1977 (1)

CR GG-1 4858 pulls a string of nine 1929-1930 vintage Reading MU's through Morrisville on their way to 30th Street Station in April, 1977, during the 44-day March 25 to May 8 Septa City Division transit strike.

CR 4858 Morrisville, PA 4-7-1977 (2)

Reading MU unit 896 is at the tail end of a string of 9 vintage 1929-1930 MU’s pulled by CR GG-1 4858 at Morrisville, PA in April, 1977.  

They are on their way to 30th Street Station during the 44-day March 25 to May 8 Septa City Division transit strike.

CR 4864 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 4865 Morrisville, PA 2-28-1979

CR GG-1 4865 leads a tripleheader of G's pulling a mixed freight through Morrisville yard in February, 1979.

The prototype GG-1, "Old Rivets," follows at the tail end of the trio.

CR 4865 Morrisville, PA 2-28-1979

CR GG-1 4865 leads a tripleheader of G's pulling a mixed freight through Morrisville yard in February, 1979.

CR 4867 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR GG-1 4867 is sandwiched between lead unit 4891 and 4889 as they head through Morrisville yard in June, 1979.

CR 4867 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR GG-1 4867 is sandwiched between sister units 4891 and 4889 as they head through Morrisville yard in June, 1979.

CR 4874 Morrisville, PA 4-7-1977

CR-operated NJDOT GG-1 4874 hauling passengers on the Northeast Corridor at Morrisville, PA during the Septa strike in April, 1977.

CR 4889 Morrisville, PA 3-26-1977

CR GG-1 4889 leads 4825, 4853, and 4894 on a fast freight on the NE Corridor at Morrisville in March, 1977.

CR 4889 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR GG-1 4889 is at the tail end of a trio of G's rolling through Morrisville yard in June, 1979.

CR 4889 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR GG-1 4889 is at the tail end of a trio of G's as they pull through Morrisville yard in June, 1979.

CR 4891 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR GG-1 4891 leads 4867 in a trio of G's through Morrisville in June, 1979.

CR 4891 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR GG-1 4891 leads 4867 and 4889 as they head through Morrisville yard in June, 1979.

CR 4891 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR GG-1 4891 leads 4867 and 4889 as they head through Morrisville yard in June, 1979.

CR 4891 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

Leading a trio of GG-1's, CR 4891 rolls under the catenary at Morrisville yard in June, 1979.

CR 4894 Morrisville, PA 3-26-1977

CR 4894 is the last in a quartet of GG1’s pulling away on the Northeast Corridor at Morrisville in March, 1977.

CR 5388 Morrisville, PA 7-9-1978

Whitelined CR RS-3 5388 (ex-CNJ 1563) coupled into a mixed freight at Morrisville in July, 1978.  The Alco would be lined up in the Juniata shops deadline just over a month later in August, 1978.

CR 5834 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

RDG GP-7 632 (CR 5834) waits for service outside the Morrisville shops in March, 1977.

CR 6046 Morrisville, PA 7-9-1978

CR SD-35 6046 (ex-CNJ 2507) works Morrisville yard in July, 1978.

CR 6135 Morrisville, PA 3-4-1978

The crews Ford Maverick and Olds station wagon date the scene as SD45 6135 and  E-33's 4601 and 4605 wait for assignment outside the Morrisville shops on a snowy March, 1978.

CR 6209 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

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

SD45 6209, with E-33 4603 tucked behind, and SD40 6370 assist a trio of E-44's with 4417 on the point.

CR 6209 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

CR SD45 6209 assists a retirement train of E-33's and E-44's at Morrisville in August, 1979.

CR 6225 Morrisville, PA 11-17-1979

After departing Morrisville yard, CR SD40 6329 leads CR SD-45 6225, U30B 2844, and U25B 2611 on the NEC at Morrisville in November, 1979.

CR 6251 Morrisville, PA 4-6-1977

CR SD40 6251 coupled with an SD45 roar through Morrisville on track 1 with piggybacks in April, 1977.

CR 6321 Morrisville, PA 4-6-1977

A pair of SD-40s roar through Morrisville with piggybacks on the Northeast corridor in April, 1977

CR 6329 Morrisville, PA 11-17-1979

After departing Morrisville yard, CR SD40 6329 leads CR SD-45 6225, U30B 2844, and U25B 2611 on the NEC at Morrisville in November, 1979.

CR 6437 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR SD-40-2 6437 leads SD-40 6243 in a quartet of CR power hustling a TV train through Morrisville in June, 1979.

CR 6479 Morrisville, PA 2-28-1979

CR SD-40 6241 teams up with SD-40-2 6479 at Morrisville yard in February, 1979.

CR 6733 with MOPI at Fairless, PA 8/1998

SD50 6733 has just made the last double down at the mill and will soon be pulling up the US Steel Lead back to the yard for more doubles.. MOPI regularly left Morrisville between 5-7pm and had over 125 cars..

CR 6761 on OICA at West Trenton NJ, 9-96

Conrail SD50 6761 is seen bringing OICA south on the Trenton Line in 9/1996

CR 6806 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

Former PC U25C 6806 (former 6506) is second in line following GP38-3 8082 through Morrisville yard in August, 1979.

CR 6806 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

Leaving Morrisville yard, ex-PC U25C 6806 and U25B 2549 follow GP38-2 8082 in August, 1979.

CR 6870 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

The worn Alco 251B prime movers still sounded great and smoked when pushed, but as evening closes in at Morrisville in March, 1977, these sister RSD-12's were in the twilight of their operating days.

CR 6870 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

CR RSD-12's 6870 and 6863 work Morrisville yard in March, 1977.

CR 6875 leads a work train at Morrisville. 8/6/76

RSD12 6875 leaves Morrisville with a wreck train Friday morning 8/6/76.

CR 6876 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

PC RSD-12 6876 moves a trio of cabooses including PC 21669 (N7 class), CR 21138 (N7D class, ex-EL C338), and a third CR caboose at Morrisville yard in March, 1977.

CR 21138 was preserved by West Shore Rail Excursions, Delta Place Station, Rt 15, 2 miles north in Lewisburg, PA.

CR 6876 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

PC RSD-12 6876 moves a trio of cabooses including PC 21669 (N7 class), and CR 21138 (N7D class, ex-EL C338) at Morrisville yard in March, 1977.

CR 21138 was preserved by West Shore Rail Excursions, Delta Place Station, Rt 15, 2 miles north in Lewisburg, PA.

CR 6876 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

CR RSD-12 6876 at the Morrisville yard tower in March, 1977. The tired, workhorse RSD12's had but a few weeks left before retirement.

CR 6879 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

The worn Alco 251B prime movers still sounded great and smoked when pushed, but as evening closes in at Morrisville in March, 1977, these sister RSD-12's were in the twilight of their operating days.

CR 6913 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

CR SD9 6913 rests with Alco T-6 9844 on one end, and U33B 2943 on the other, as they wait for service or retirement at Morrisville yard in March, 1977.

CR 6913 Morrisville, PA 4-24-1977

Still lettered PC, SD9 6913 waits in a service line outside the Morrisville shops in April, 1977.

CR 6958 at the Morrisville, PA shop in 1981

Conrail SD38 6958 (ex-PC 6958) is seen sitting in the Morrisville, PA diesel shop in 1981, possibly awaiting a traction motor swap.

CR 7185 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

CR GP-9 7185 waits for work at Morrisville in March, 1977.

CR 7569 Morrisville, PA 11-18-1978

CR GP-10 7569 (ex-PC 7118) follows lead CR GP-30 2186 (ex-RDG 3618) through Morriville yard in November, 1978.

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