Conrail on the Northeast Corridor

Amtrak owned the NEC from the begininng of Conrail, however there was still lots of CR action to be seen along it as Big Blue provided freight service along the line. Trains included road jobs and locals, and while freight traffic declined following the 1987 incident in Chase, MD, there was still plenty to be seen.

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Still showing her ex-PC 4921 number series instead of Amtrak 921, the one-of-a-kind GG-1 lettered for US Savings Bonds roars through on track 1 at Morrisville in March, 1980.
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Amtrak Metroliner 817 races through Morrisville in November, 1979.
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Amtrak Metroliner 868 (Budd/GE 1969-built ex-PC 868) roars through Philadelphia near Arsenal tower on May 15, 1977. The day was special as PRR GG-1 4935 was expected any moment on her debut run following restoration by Amtrak and the "Friends of the GG-1."
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Amtrak Metroliner 880 races through Morrisville in March, 1980.
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A quartet of Amtrak Metroliners, led by 882, races through Morrisville in August, 1979.
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Amtrak Metroliner 885 races through Morrisville in March, 1980.
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A quartet of Amtrak Metroliners, with 885 at the rear, race through Morrisville in August, 1979.
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Amtrak GG-1 904 roars by Arsenal tower on May 15, 1977.

All eyes were on PRR GG-1 4935 later that morning when she made her debut run following restoration by Amtrak and the "Friends of the GG-1."

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Amtrak EMD AEM7 923 rolls through Newark, DE with a baggage car and seven coaches in November, 1983.
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While former RDG SW-1001's 9404 (still in RDG green), 9414 and 9407 work Chrysler yard, Amtrak EMD AEM7 930 rolls by on the mainline with five coaches in November, 1983.
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Amtrak E-60 950 roars through Morrisville with a dozen cars in March, 1980.
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With a CR freight on track 2, Amtrak E-60 963 roars by Morris Tower in Morrisville on a bright March day in 1977.
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With battle-zone windshield guards in place, Amtrak E60CH 964 flies through Morrisville in August, 1979.
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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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ConRail OCS301 southbound on the Amtrak Springfield Line at Windsor Locks, CT. on June 3, 1992.
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OCS301 southbound approaching the Hicks Ave. overhead in Meriden, CT. on June 3, 1992.
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OCS301 heading through CP Quarry in Meriden, CT. on June 3, 1992.
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OCS301 northbound at Windsor Locks, CT. on June 3, 1992.
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CR 100, the "Boston", brings up the markers on OCS301 at Windsor Locks, CT. on June 3, 1992.
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A lashup of 5 Conrail four axle units, lead by a GP15-1 hauls a unit coal train toward the export piers in Baltimore.

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Eleven units, led by B23-7 1953, are on WB empty hopper train UMP-61 as they pass GP38-2 8157 on a light engine move on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. 10:10AM on 3/28/82 in Havre de Grace, MD.
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CR 2000 and other assorted 4 axles lead southbound tonnage (SENH?) in Windsor, CT. on the Amtrak Springfield line sometime in January, 1980.
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B23-7 2003 and GP38-2 8025 take a work train southward through Meriden, CT. on Amtrak's Springfield line in January, 1980. The train was headed for Wallingford to aid in cleaning up a derailment.
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Looks can be deceiving! Connecticut Southern road turn CSO-1 (Cedar Hill, New Haven-West Springfield, MA.) heads northward past the "Amshack" in Windsor Locks, CT. on Sept. 26, 1997. When CSO took over the remaining CR branches in the Hartford area of Connecticut they leased CR B23-7's 2008-2013 for their start-up and the train seen here is operating over the Amtrak Springfield line.
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Heavily "tagged" CR N21 21226 van on the rear of CSO-1 at Windsor Locks, CT. on Sept. 26, 1997.
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Orangeville served as the engine terminal for Baltimore's Bayview Yards. Here a number of CR locomotives are being serviced while a lashup of ex-Reading units, Conrail GP10s and ex-PC geeps rolls by on the Northeast Corridor.

This photo is full of character, from the brand new Amtrak Ortner ballast cars to the old PC painted MP54s.

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CR 2186 (ex RDG 3618) sits with caboose CR 20075 in the former PRR yard area at Perryville, MD on 6/20/81. Today this spot is an open grass area with hardly a trace of any tracks...
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CR 2255 shifts cars in the yard at South Philly, PA on 8/7/82.
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Conrail GP35 2298 is seen in charge of a westbound freight at Princeton Junction in West Windsor, NJ on a hazy August 17th, 1979.
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CR 3150 leads a cab hop northward on Amtrak's Springfield line past the old depot in Windsor Locks, CT. Amtrak "replaced" the depot in Windsor Locks with an "Amshack" about a mile south of this location along Rt. 159 between the Rt. 159 and I-91 overpasses over 30 years ago. There has been an ongoing effort by local citizens to have the station restored to it's former glory and use but, so far, nothing is happening.
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Under wire: GP40-2 3280 is on the point of an E/B freight rolling through Parkesburg, PA at 10:30AM on 10-24-81.
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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.
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CR OCS301, a shipper's special designated the "Constitution State Special", roars southward on the Amtrak Springfield Line at Windsor Locks, CT. on May 3, 1990.
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OCS301 southbound at Hicks Ave. in Meriden, CT. on May 3, 1990.
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CR 4020 and 4021 leading OCS301 southward at Hicks Ave. in Meriden, CT. on May 3, 1990.
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Pan shot of CR 4020 leading OCS301 southbound at Hicks Ave. in Meriden, CT. on May 3, 1990.
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85 foot Full-length dome #55  on OCS301 at Meriden, CT. on May 3, 1990.
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Theater car #9 at the rear of OCS301 in Meriden, CT. on May 3, 1990.
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Three E44s, led by 4402, are on a S/B Potomac Yard bound freight as they pass through Amtrak's Baltimore-Washington International Airport station on the Northeast Corridor. 1:48PM on 1/25/81 in BWI Station, MD.
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SEEN-7 with E44's 4403 and 4426 south/westbound @ N. Elizabeth, NJ
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Three E-44's power TV12 at "LANE" Tower Newark, NJ
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Conrail E-44 #4414 running lite at Frankford Junction, Philadelphia, Pa. 1978 (scanned from print).

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Conrail E44 4416 is seen leading a southbound freight on the Northeast Corridor at Sharon Hill, PA on 5/11/1979
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WASE-7a rolls by Monmouth Junction behind three E44's. The Junction was the location where the Jamesville Secondary and abandonned branch to Rocky Hill connected with the " Corridor"
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E44's 4431 and 4442 have ENCC-8 up to track speed on track 3 @ Trenton, NJ
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MD-6 is north (east) bound approaching Elmora with the 4435 and 4405 for power...
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CRWA-2 has just entered the NorthEast Corridor to begin it's journey to Potomac Yard...
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E-44 4440 lays over near Baltimore Penn Station.

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CRWA-7 is at track speed on track 3 @ Lawrenceville, NJ
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OIPI-6 has just entered Amtrak's NorthEast Corridor to begin it's run to Pittsburgh. The Big Electrics come off at Harrisburgh and the trip west will continue behind diesels. The 4426 is minus the Conrail logo and most E44's will be retired still wearing PC Black.....

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