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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86' Stock Cars heading to Cross Brothers at Frankford Jct

A pair of Cross Brothers stock cars heads west (to the slaughterhouse) through the station at Frankford Junction in Philadelphia, PA.

Amtrak 4921 Morrisville, PA 3-24-1980

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.

Amtrak 817 Morrisville, PA 11-23-1979

Amtrak Metroliner 817 races through Morrisville in November, 1979.

Amtrak 868 Philadelphia, PA 5-15-1977

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."

Amtrak 880 Morrisville, PA 3-24-1980

Amtrak Metroliner 880 races through Morrisville in March, 1980.

Amtrak 882 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

A quartet of Amtrak Metroliners, led by 882, races through Morrisville in August, 1979.

Amtrak 885 Morrisville, PA 3-24-1980

Amtrak Metroliner 885 races through Morrisville in March, 1980.

Amtrak 885 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

A quartet of Amtrak Metroliners, with 885 at the rear, race through Morrisville in August, 1979.

Amtrak 904 Philadelphia, PA 5-15-1977 (1)

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."

Amtrak 923 Newark, DE 11-26-1983

Amtrak EMD AEM7 923 rolls through Newark, DE with a baggage car and seven coaches in November, 1983.

Amtrak 930 Newark, DE 11-26-1983

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.

Amtrak 950 Morrisville, PA 3-24-1980

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

Amtrak 963 Morrisville, PA 3-26-1977

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

Amtrak 964 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

With battle-zone windshield guards in place, Amtrak E60CH 964 flies through Morrisville in August, 1979.

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.

ConRail OCS301 on 6/3/92. (01)

ConRail OCS301 southbound on the Amtrak Springfield Line at Windsor Locks, CT. on June 3, 1992.

ConRail OCS301 on 6/3/92. (02)

OCS301 southbound approaching the Hicks Ave. overhead in Meriden, CT. on June 3, 1992.

ConRail OCS301 on 6/3/92. (03)

OCS301 heading through CP Quarry in Meriden, CT. on June 3, 1992.

ConRail OCS301 on 6/3/92. (04)

OCS301 northbound at Windsor Locks, CT. on June 3, 1992.

ConRail OCS301 on 6/3/92. (05)

CR 100, the "Boston", brings up the markers on OCS301 at Windsor Locks, CT. on June 3, 1992.

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 1602 Baltimore, MD 5-1-1983

A lashup of 5 Conrail four axle units, lead by a GP15-1 hauls a unit coal train toward the export piers in Baltimore.

CR 1953 and 8157 at Havre de Grace MD, 3/82

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.

CR 2000 in Windsor, CT. in Jan., 1980.

CR 2000 and other assorted 4 axles lead southbound tonnage (SENH?) in Windsor, CT. on the Amtrak Springfield line sometime in January, 1980.

CR 2003 at Meriden, CT. in !/1980.

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.

CR 2013 at Windsor Locks, CT. on 9/26/97. (1)

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.

CR 2013 at Windsor Locks, CT. on 9/26/97. (2)

Heavily "tagged" CR N21 21226 van on the rear of CSO-1 at Windsor Locks, CT. on Sept. 26, 1997.

CR 2180 on a westbound high & wide at Frankford Junction in Philadelphia, PA. June 11, 1985

Conrail GP30 2180 (an ex Reading unit) leads a westbound high & wide move at Frankford Junction in Philadelphia, PA. June 11, 1985

CR 2181 Leads a Train Through Orangeville in Baltimore, 8/79

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.

CR 2186 and CR 20075 at Perryville, MD 6/81

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...

CR 2227 leads three sisters east through Frankford Junction, 8/78

As my friend Joe looks on, a quartet of Conrail GP-30's , led by the 2227, power an eastbound freight through the passenger station at Frankford Junction.

CR 2230 Philadelphia, PA 1983

Conrail GP30 2230 (ex-PC 2230) is seen rounding the curve in front of Amtrak's ZOO tower in Philadelphia, PA circa 1983.

CR 2235 & 2195 on CARU at Frankford Jct, Philadelphia. 9/79

"Appearances Can Be Deceiving, Even On A Class 1"

Although Conrail GP-30's #2235 & 2195 appear to be pushers, they will actually be the head end power on this CARU {CAmden - RUtherford}. The train will enter the ex PRR high line where the units that are on the actual rear of the train will cut off, the train will then proceed down the Belmont connector to the Ex Reading line through, West Falls, Norristown, Abrams and Reading the head to Rutherford. pictured westbound at Frankford junction in Philadelphia, PA. September 13, 1979

CR 2255 S. Phila. PA 8/82

CR 2255 shifts cars in the yard at South Philly, PA on 8/7/82.

CR 2298 Princeton Junction, NJ 8-17-1979

Conrail GP35 2298 is seen in charge of a westbound freight at Princeton Junction in West Windsor, NJ on a hazy August 17th, 1979.

CR 3150 at Windsor Locks, CT. in Oct., 1979.

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.

CR 3368 leads an eastbound trailer train through Frankford Junction in Philadelphia, August 19, 1979

Conrail GP-40-2 3368 leads a seemingly endless eastbound trailer train through the station at Frankford Junction in Philadelphia, PA. August 19, 1979.

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 4020 (1) OCS301 Springfield Line on 5/3/90.

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.

CR 4020 (2) OCS301 Springfield Line on 5/3/90.

OCS301 southbound at Hicks Ave. in Meriden, CT. on May 3, 1990.

CR 4020 (3) OCS301 Springfield Line on 5/3/90.

CR 4020 and 4021 leading OCS301 southward at Hicks Ave. in Meriden, CT. on May 3, 1990.

CR 4020 (4) OCS301 Springfield Line on 5/3/90.

Pan shot of CR 4020 leading OCS301 southbound at Hicks Ave. in Meriden, CT. on May 3, 1990.

CR 4020 (5) OCS301 Springfield Line on 5/3/90.

85 foot Full-length dome #55  on OCS301 at Meriden, CT. on May 3, 1990.

CR 4020 (6) OCS301 Springfield Line on 5/3/90.

Theater car #9 at the rear of OCS301 in Meriden, CT. on May 3, 1990.

CR 4402 and two more E44s lead a southbound freight through the BWI Amtrak station, 1/81

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.

CR 4403 N.Elizabeth, NJ 6-18-1979

SEEN-7 with E44's 4403 and 4426 south/westbound @ N. Elizabeth, NJ

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