Conrail on the Northeast Corridor - Page 3

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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CR 9973 Springfield, MA 7-4-1977

The crew is getting ready to head south out of the Columbus Ave. yard in Springfield, MA with a quartet of RS3m units and symbol CH-2 on a sultry 4 July 1977 afternoon. Motive power lineage is 9973 ex-PC(NH); 9982 ex-PC(PRR); 9972 ex-PC(PRR); and 9983 ex-PC(NH).

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 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 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.

EMDX 1975 Morrisville, PA 3-26-1977

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

EMDX 1975 Perryville, MD 9-23-1978

Powered by GM10C 1975, TV22 exits the Port Road and enters the "Corridor" for remainder of its run to Baltimore...

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.

Frankford Junction, Philadelphia, Station

"Ahhh, The Grandeur Of A Railroad Station"

PC/CR/Septa Frankford Junction Station (inbound to Center City) on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, Philadelphia, Pa. 1978

Local Freight A-1 GP9 7161 Monmouth Jct., NJ

Local freight A-1 Morrisville, Pa-Browns Yard (Old Bridge, NJ) approaches the NorthEast Corridor Monmouth Jct., NJ

WNHA-22 at Windsor, CT. on 4/22/82. (1)

GP15-1 1697 heads north with WNHA-22 across the 7 span stone arch bridge across the Farmington River on Amtrak's Springfield line on April 22, 1982.

WNHA-22 at Windsor, CT. on 4/22/82. (2)

N9 transfer buggy 18331 on WNHA-22 in Windsor, CT. on April 22, 1982

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