Conrail in North Jersey

North Jersey is home to a myriad of rail operations, and is one of the few locations where Conrail still exists.

BM 1185 Secaucus, NJ 8-17-1979

Boston and Maine S-3 1185 rests along with retired CR T-6 9847 at Croxton in August, 1979.

CR 1605 Elizabethport, NJ 8-17-1979

Surprisingly, a month old GP-15-1 1605 sits outside the Elizabethport locomotive shops with doors open in August, 1979.

CR 1608 Elizabethport, NJ 7-10-1981

CR GP-15-1 1608 at Elizabethport, NJ in July, 1981.

CR 1687 & 1686 accelerate with a cut of cars at Croxton yard in Secacus, N.J. September 17, 1979

"Notchin' It Out"

Almost new Conrail GP-15's #'s 1687 & 1686 accelerate with a cut of cars at Croxton yard in Secacus, N.J. September 17, 1979.

CR 1776 Hoboken, NJ 8-5-1977

Conrail 1776, ex-EL 3351, waits to depart from Hoboken in August, 1977.

Following the 1983 transition of Conrail passenger operations from contract by NJDOT to operation by NJ Transit, the unit was renumbered to NJ Transit 4151.

CR 1776 Hoboken, NJ 8-5-1977

Conrail 1776 (ex-EL 3351), rests along with NJDOT 3358 at Hoboken in August, 1977.

CR 1776 Hoboken, NJ 8-5-1977

With Comet I cars behind, Conrail 1776 (ex-EL 3351) waits for assignment at Hoboken in August, 1977.

CR 1904 Elmwood Park, NJ 3-19-1979

BICR-8 has just resumed its eastward trek toward Croxton Yard after making a NYS&W setoff. Note: The shatterd window in the door!!!

CR 21104 N7D Croxton (Secaucus), NJ

CR 21104 Class N7D @ Croxton (Secaucus, NJ) Note: Car still has its Express Refrigerator Car trucks and roof walk . Outshopped Meadville 6/76

CR 2234 South Plainfield, NJ 4-30-1979

OIAL-0 has resumed its westward run after making a setout @ South Plainfield, NJ

CR 2295 Ridgefield Park, NJ 1/79

A dusting of snow is on the ground as OISE-3 leans into the elevation as it accelerates north

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 2307 Ridgewood Jct., NJ 9-11-1976

A short TV10 crosses over from track four to track two to head down the exErie Bergen County Line...

CR 2367 Haworth, NJ 4-16-1978

TV-16 hustles south through Haworth, NJ 4/16/78

CR 2398 Secaucus, NJ 2-28-1979

Former PC GP-35 2398 lined up between an ex-EL switcher and U33B 2907 at Croxton in February, 1979.

CR 2531 Ridgefield Park, NJ 1-26-1977

A single U25B is enough power to move rail extra WX-1 south at RFP on 1/26/77

CR 2628 Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ 4/77

U25B 2628 leads BAR GP38 87 and GP40 3053 on FM-4 as it approaches the "Dye Works" crossing, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ

CR 2640 Secaucus, NJ, 3-1-1979

CR U25B 2640 at Croxton yard in March, 1979.

CR 2701 Allendale, NJ 7-24-1977

HB-3 rolls by the Waldwick Commuter Yard as it crosses into Allendale, NJ

CR 2722 Haworth, NJ 2-26-1977

MW-1a rolls south behind mixed PC/EL/CNW power...

CR 2843 Secaucus, NJ 8-11-1979

Behind lead SD45 6103, SD35 6051 (ex-CNJ 2512) and U30B 2843 smoke it up at Croxton yard in August, 1979.

CR 2882 Haworth, NJ 4/78

Same day, same power, different train and direction. NE-2 northbound @ Haworth, NJ with TV-16's power.

CR 2960 West Englewood, NJ 11/78

SERU-4 rolls south approaching Signal 10S West Englewood, NJ

CR 2972 Bogota, NJ 1/77

Two of four exAutotrain U36b's hold in the siding at Bogota, NJ with TV-16

CR 3091 Seacucus, NJ 6/77

GP40 3091 the first Blue Locomotive rests at the Croxton Fuel Pad Seacucus, NJ

CR 3190 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

CR GP40 3190 leads CR-operated former PC E-8A 4249 and other E-units at South Amboy engine terminal in March, 1978.

CR 3230 Bogota, NJ 3/77

Back when TV-9 ran out of New Jersey instead of Boston, a trio of Gp40's and a U25C powered the northbound passing CP-7 @ Bogota, NJ two days before my 34th birthday..

CR 3239 Bogota, NJ 5/77

The PC U25b looks cleaner than Blue 3239

CR 3286 Haworth, NJ 9/81

OISE-3 northbound through Brooke Shields hometown....

CR 3319 Croxton, NJ 5/80

TV-10's power at the Croxton Fuel Pan.......

CR 3351 Great Notch, NJ 4/79

Almost new GP40-2's 3351 and 3350 power a Port Morris Turn up and over at Great Notch, NJ

CR 3362 Oak Island, NJ11/80

GP40-2 3362 @ 91 Bay Avenue Oak Island, NJ

CR 361986-Class X58

CR 361989 is seen at the Getty Avenue Yard in Paterson, NJ on 6/7/76. Car is ex PRR 117892.

CR 3627 Manville, NJ 3-9-1977

Reading GP35 3627 leads SD45's 6109 and 6121 on JN-5

CR 3640 Weehawkin, NJ 11/81

ENSE-9 works north of the River Line between Hoboken and Weehawkin, NJ... This WAS the Combat Zone.. Trains didn't stop around here if they could help it!!! The good looking track to the left was the EL Weehawkin branch.

CR 4014 South Amboy, NJ 11-18-1978

CR E-8A 4014 (ex-EL 825) rests with ex-PC 4321 outside the South Amboy engine facility in November, 1978.

CR 4014 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

CR E-8A 4014 (ex-EL 825) rests at the NJDOT South Amboy engine terminal in March, 1978

CR 4014 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

CR E-8A 4014 (ex-EL 825) rests with a GP38-2 and other E-units behind the South Amboy engine house in March, 1978.

CR 4014 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

CR E-8A 4014, ex-EL 825, rests at the South Amboy engine terminal in March, 1978.

CR 4014 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

Outside the South Amboy locomotive shop, CR E-8A 4014 (ex-EL 825) rests in March, 1978.

CR 4014 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

CR E-8A 4014 (ex-EL 825) rests with a GP38-2 and a former PC E-8A behind the South Amboy engine house in March, 1978.

CR 4022 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

CR E-8A 4022 is hooked up with one of the four newly arrived E-8A's to the NJDOT South Amboy engine terminal. Now numbered 4332, the E-8A along with her three SR sisters were formerly assigned to the Southern's flagship passenger train the Southern Crescent.

CR 4022 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

Two CR predecessors meet nose to nose at South Amboy, NJ in June, 1980. Former PRR E-8A 5836 meets EL E-8A 833, but now it's NJDOT 4246 faces CR 4022. The ex-PRR unit would last another two years before retirement while the EL E-8A still had a storied CR career through the 90's.

CR 4022 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

CR E-8A 4022 (ex-EL 833) at South Amboy, NJ in June, 1980.

CR 4100 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

CR-operated NJDOT GP-40P 4100 (CR roster 4100, ex-CNJ 3671) pulls a string of ex-Great Northern coaches through South Amboy, NJ in March, 1978.

CR 4100 South Amboy, NJ 7-10-1981

CR-operated NJDOT GP40P 4100 (ex-CNJ 3671) rests inside the Elizabethport shops in July, 1981.

CR 4100 South Amboy, NJ 7-10-1981

CR-operated NJDOT GP40P 4100 (ex-CNJ 3671) receives service in the 80 year old CNJ locomotive shop at Elizabethport, NJ in July, 1981. 

The Conrail crew has added a small "Conrail Elizabeth Port Locomotive Shop" sign to indicate the new owners.

CR 4100 South Amboy, NJ 7-10-1981

CR-operated NJDOT GP40P 4100 (ex-CNJ 3671) rests inside the Elizabethport shops in July, 1981.

CR 4102 South Amboy, NJ 11-18-1978

Repainted from CNJ blue to NJDOT blue and silver, CR-operated GP40P 4102 (ex-CNJ 3673) rolls through South Amboy station in November, 1978.

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