Conrail in and around Morrisville - Page 4

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 7570 Morrisville, PA 4-6-1977

Late in the day, CR GP-10 7570 and GP-38 7756 rest at Morrisville in April, 1977.

CR 7570 Morrisville, PA 4-6-1977

Late in the day, CR GP-10 7570 and GP-38 7756 rest at Morrisville in April, 1977.

CR 7570 Morrisville, PA 4-7-1977

Mixed freight rolling through Morrisville on the Northeast Corridor led by CR GP-10 7570 and GP-9B 3839.

CR 7629 Morrisville, PA 3-4-1978

Covered by a recent snowfall, PC RS-11 7629 may have seen it's last operating days at Morrisville in March, 1978.  By August, the Alco had been transferred to Altoona, and was resting at the Juniata backshop.

CR 7630 Morrisville, PA 6-25-1977

One of only four CR RS-11's that were painted blue, 7630 works Morrisville yard with a sister unit in June, 1977.

Sadly, this was the last time I saw RS-11's working Morrisville yard.  By early 1978, GP-30's had replaced them.

CR 8082 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

Leaving Morrisville yard, ex-PC GP38-2 8082 leads U25C 6806 and U25B's 2549 and 2635 in August, 1979.

CR 8409 Morrisville, PA 6-14-1980

CR SW-1 8409 and 8413 rest in a line of retired units at Morrisville yard in June, 1980.

CR 8487 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 8501 Morrisville, PA 6-14-1980

CR SW-1 8501, 8539, and 8550 rest in a line of retired units at Morrisville yard in June, 1980.

CR 8536 Altoona, PA 6-14-1980

CR SW-1 8536 rests in a line of retired SW-1's at Morrisville yard in June, 1980.

CR 8539 Altoona, PA 6-14-1980

CR SW-1 8501, 8539, and 8550 rest in a line of retired units at Morrisville yard in June, 1980.

CR 8547 Morrisville, PA 6-14-1980

CR SW-1 8547 rests in a line of retired units at Morrisville yard in June, 1980.

CR 8571 Altoona, PA 6-14-1980

CR SW-1 8571 rests in a line of retired SW-1's at Morrisville yard in June, 1980.

CR 8703 Morrisville, PA 2-28-1979

CR SW-900 8703 (ex-RDG 1503) rests at Morrisville in February, 1979.

CR 8708 Morrisville, PA 4-24-1977

Former RDG SW900 1508, and soon to be CR 8708, hooks up with ex-PC RS11 7623 at Morrisville yard in April, 1977. 

Although "Reading" was stenciled out, the SW900 still retained it's former owner's number.

CR 888133 - class H45

CR class H45 covered hopper 888133 (ex-PRR) is coupled to another class H45 covered hopper, PRR 260806 at Morrisville yard in March, 1981.

CR 9066 at Morrisville Yard

Conrail SW7 9066 (ex-PC 9066) is seen at Morrisville Yard in 1983.

CR 9067 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

PC SW-7 9067 works alongside one of only six Alco T-6's, 9847, at Morrisville yard in March, 1977.

CR 9090 and 8962 Morrisville, PA 1981

CR 9090 (ex-PC 9090) and CR 8962 (ex-PC 8962) are seen in a line of Conrail pups at Morrisville, PA in 1981.

CR 9304 Morrisville, PA 2-28-1979

With former CNJ SD35 6048 and an exp-PC GP30 behind, CR SW-1200M 9304 (ex-RDG Baldwin VO1000M 2704) rests in lines of power outside the Morrisville locomotive shops in February, 1979.

CR 9304 Morrisville, PA 7-9-1978

CR SW-1200M 9304 (ex-RDG V01000M 2704) rests in a service line along with a GG-1 by the Morrisville shops in July, 1978.

CR 9304 Morrisville, PA 7-9-1978

CR SW-1200M 9304 (ex-RDG Baldwin VO1000M 2704) between a GG-1 and SW9 8986 in lines of power outside the Morrisville shops in July, 1978.

CR 9318 Morrisville, PA 4-24-1977

Ex-RDG SW1200 2718 (CR 9318) waits for service outside the Morrisville shops in April, 1977.

CR 9400 Morrisville, PA 4-6-1977

Still in RDG colors, SW-1001 2625 (CR 9400) works Morrisville yard in April, 1977.

CR 9418 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR SW-1001 9418 (ex-RDG 2618) rests outside the Morrisville locomotive shops in June, 1979.

CR 9613 Morrisville, PA 4-24-1977

After working Abrams yard from February through March 1977, ex-RDG 2763 (CR 9613) waits for service outside the Morrisville shops in April, 1977.

CR 9615 and CR 23342 Morrisville, PA 1984

Conrail SW1500 9615 (ex-RDG 2765) is seen on the Morrisville hump with class N8 caboose 23342 in 1984.

CR 9619 Morrisville, PA 3-4-1978

CR sister SW-1500's 9619 (ex-RDG 2769) and 9620 (ex-RDG 2770) are surrounded by snow outside the Morrisville shops in March, 1978.

CR 9740 Morrisville, PA 4-6-1977

E-44's 4446 and 4401 have Alco S-2 9740 tagging along as they pause with their mixed freight at Morrisville in April, 1977.

CR 9844 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

CR T-6 9844 rests along with RS-1 9902 in a line of retired units at Morrisville yard in March, 1977.

Alco T-6 9844, one of six PC class AS10a's, was the first in PC series 9844-9849.

CR 9847 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

Alco T-6 CR 9847, one of six ex-PRR units, works Morrisville yard with PC SW-7 9067 in March, 1977. 

The CR paint crews barely covered "Penn Central" on the side of the T-6, and left the PC herald on the SW-7.

CR 9902 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

Former PC RS-1 9902 rests in a line of Alcos at Morrisville in March, 1977. 

Although the unit is not white-lined and has service doors open, the ancient Alco appears to have seen her last days.

CR E44's Morrisville, PA 3-26-1977

A pair of E-44's rolls through Morrisville on the NEC in March, 1977.

CR Septa 204 Morrisville, PA 4-6-1977

Led by CR-operated Septa 204, a quintet of ex-PRR Budd Silverliner II’s blasts through Morrisville during the Septa TWU 44-day strike.

CR Septa 219 Morrisville, PA 4-6-1977

Former PRR MP85B 219 trails a quintet of Silverliners through Morrisville in April, 1977 during the 44-day March 25 to May 8 Septa City Division transit strike.

The trailing unit was the last in the first series 201-219 delivered to the PRR by the Budd company in 1963.

CR Septa 219 Morrisville, PA 4-6-1977 (2)

Former PRR MP85B 219 leads a quintet of Silverliners through Morrisville in April, 1977 during the 44-day March 25 to May 8 Septa City Division transit strike.

The lead unit was the last in the first series 201-219 delivered to the PRR by the Budd company in 1963.

A year after the Conrail startup, lead MU 219 remains lettered Pennsylvania and the second MU shows off her PRR keystone.

CR Septa 257 Morrisville, PA 3-26-1977

Former PRR MP85C 257 leads a trio of Silverliner II's through Morrisville in March,1977 on day 2 of the 44-day March 25 to May 8 Septa City Division transit strike.

The lead unit was in the second series 250-269 delivered to the PRR by the Budd company in 1963.

CR Septa 263 Morrisville, PA 4-7-1977

CR-operated MU 263 trails a quintet of ex-PRR MP85B (series 201-219) and MP85C (series 250-269) Silverliner II’s as they roar through Morrisville on the Northeast Corridor.

Lead unit 219 and the fourth unit were still lettered Pennsylvania, while the second unit showed intact PRR keystones.  The third unit and trailing unit 263 were relettered with the wheels on rails Conrail logo.

CR Septa 281 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

Showing her PC herald, CR-operated Silverliner IV 281 roars by at Morrisville in March, 1977.

CR Septa 309 Morrisville, PA 3-4-1978

In commuter operations by CR for Septa, PC-lettered Silverliner IV 309 leads a quartet of MU's through Morrisville in March, 1978.

CR Septa 371 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

Showing her PC herald, Silverliner IV 371 roars by at Morrisville in March, 1977.

EMDX 1975 Morrisville, PA 3-26-1977

EMDX 1975 GM6C hard at work on the Northeast Corridor in Morrisville, PA.

EMDX 1976 Morrisville, PA 3-26-1977

EMDX 1976 GM10B heading south on the Northeast Corridor in Morrisville, PA.

Both EMD demonstrators were pulling their weight on the Corridor on March 26, 1977.

EMDX 1976 Morrisville, PA 3-26-1977

EMDX 1976 GM10B threads mixed freight through the crossover on the Northeast Corridor at Morrisville, PA.

Both EMD demonstrators were pulling their weight on the Corridor on March 26, 1977.

Morris Tower Morrisville, PA 3-26-1977

With a CR mixed freight on track 2, Amtrak E-60 963 roars by on track 1 by Morris Tower at Morrisville on a bright March day in 1977.

PC 8269 Morrisville, PA 4-6-1977

PC Baldwin S-12 8269 rests at Morrisville in April, 1977.  The unit did not appear in the active April, 1976 roster.

PRR 260806 - class H45

PRR class H45 covered hopper 260806 is coupled to a second H45 at Morrisville yard in March, 1981.  The second hopper, a former PRR H45 is now renumbered CR 888133.

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