Conrail in North Jersey - Page 5

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

CR 4325 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

With CR GP40 3190 in the foreground, CR-operated NJDOT E-8A 4325 (ex-PC) sits at the front of a line of E-units at South Amboy in March, 1978.

CR 4325 South Amboy, NJ 8-17-1979

CR-operated NJDOT E-8A 4285, rebuilt 12/1978 by ICG from ex-PC 4325, rests at the South Amboy engine terminal in August, 1979. The original PC 4285 was traded to ICG in August, 1978 and scrapped in 1981.

CR 4326 South Amboy, NJ 11-18-1978

CR-operated former PC E-8A 4326 rests at the South Amboy engine facility in November, 1978.

CR 4326 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

It's late in the day as former Harrisburg-based PC E-8A 4326 sits behind blue CR E-8A 4256 at South Amboy in March, 1978.

CR 4326 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

Shadows are getting longer as former PC E-8A 4326 rests with CR E-8A 4256 at the South Amboy engine facility in March, 1978.

CR 4326 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

CR-operated former PC E-8A 4326 rests by the steam-era water plug between E-8A's 4267 and 4256 at the South Amboy engine terminal in March, 1978.

CR 4326 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

It's late in the day as former Harrisburg-based PC E-8A 4326 sits behind blue CR E-8A 4256 at South Amboy in March, 1978.

CR 4326 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

Showing fresh CR blue, E-8A 4256 and former PC 4326 line up outside the South Amboy locomotive shop in March, 1978.

CR 4326 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

CR E-8A 4256 leads former PC E-8A's 4326 and 4267 into South Amboy engine terminal in March, 1978.

CR 4326 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

CR blue, E-8A 4256 and former PC 4326 line up at the busy South Amboy engine terminal in March, 1978.

CR 4327 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

CR-operated NJDOT E-8A 4327(ex-ICG 4023, rebuilt 7/1978) rests at the South Amboy engine terminal in June, 1980.

CR 4327 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

CR-operated NJDOT E-8A 4327(ex-ICG 4023, rebuilt 7/1978) rests at the South Amboy engine terminal in June, 1980.

CR 4327 South Amboy, NJ 7-10-1981

CR-operated NY&LB passenger operations are in full swing as a trio of E-8A's, led by NJDOT 4327 (ex-ICG 4023, rebuilt in 7/1978), pull a string of coaches through South Amboy in July, 1981.

CR 4328 Elizabethport, NJ 4-4-1983

After ending almost 30 years of passenger operation by NYC, PC and CR, NJDOT-lettered E-8A 4328 sits in a line of retired E-units at Elizabethport, NJ in April, 1983.

Formerly NYC E-8A 4085, this unit has been preserved at the New York Central Museum in Elkhart, Indiana.

CR 4328 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

CR-operated NJDOT E-8A 4328 (ex-PC) sits in a line of E-units at South Amboy in March, 1978.  Built in 8/53, the E-8A would operate over the NY&LB almost 3 more years by CR, followed by 2 with NJ Transit, before being retired at Elizabethport in 4/1983.

Formerly NYC 4085, this unit has been preserved at the New York Central Museum in Elkhart, Indiana.

CR 4328 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

CR-operated ex-PC E-8A's 4328 and 4285, E-7A 4244, GP40P 3682 (CR roster 4111), and CR GP40 3190 are lined up in March, 1978, readying for NY&LB service at South Amboy station.

CR 4328 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

A busy engine terminal full of E units was common at South Amboy in March, 1978.

With apparently retired E-7A 4224 in the foreground,  former PC E-8A 4328 and a number of E-8As and E-7A 4233 are lined up ready for service to South Amboy station.

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

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

CR 4410 Newark, NJ 7/77

Three E-44's power TV12 at "LANE" Tower Newark, NJ

CR 4435 Elizabeth, NJ 2/78

MD-6 is north (east) bound approaching Elmora with the 4435 and 4405 for power...

CR 4437 North Elizabeth, NJ 12/78

CRWA-2 has just entered the NorthEast Corridor to begin it's journey to Potomac Yard...

CR 4442 North Elizabeth, NJ 12/78

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.....

CR 4447 N. Elizabeth, NJ 7-14-1977

Still lettered Penn Central, E44 4447 leads two sister E44's on the Tropicana Orange Juice train

CR 4455 Elizabeth, NJ 1/79

E44's 4455 and 4462 with SEWA-6 pass one of New Jersey's more famous landmarks.....An ACME Supermarket

CR 4806 Colonia, NJ 1-27-1979

A pair of G's power CRWA-7 (Croxton/Secaucus-Washington/Pot Yard) @ Colonia, NJ

CR 4872 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

After uncoupling from her train of PRR coaches at South Amboy station, GG-1 4872 waits for tracks to clear before heading back to the engine terminal on March, 11, 1978.

CR retired their freight fleet of GG-1's in 1979, but the NJDOT-contracted GG-1's 4872-4884 saw their operating days extended to the fall of 1983. 

CR 4872 South Amboy, NJ 7-9-1978

CR-operated NJDOT GG-1 4872 rests with both pans up at the South Amboy engine terminal in July, 1978.

CR retired their freight fleet of GG-1's in 1979, but the NJDOT-contracted GG-1's 4872-4884 saw their operating days extended to the fall of 1983.

CR 4872 South Amboy, NJ 7-9-1978

CR-operated NJDOT GG-1 4872 at the South Amboy engine terminal in July, 1978.

CR retired their freight fleet of GG-1's in 1979, but NJDOT-contracted GG-1's 4872-4884 saw their operating days extended to the fall of 1983.

CR 4872-4884 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

A CR contracted GG-1 (4872-4884) pulls an NJ Transit train through South Amboy, NJ in June, 1980.  The CR freight GG-1's are already retired, but the NJDOT contracted fleet remained in active service for another three years.

CR 4873 South Amboy, NJ 11-18-1978

CR-operated NJDOT GG-1's 4873 and 4880 at the South Amboy engine terminal in November, 1978.

CR retired their freight fleet of GG-1's in 1979, but NJDOT contracted CR to operate GG-1's 4872-4884 until the end of October, 1983.

CR 4873 South Amboy, NJ 7-10-1981

CR GG-1 4873 at dusk at South Amboy in July, 1981.

CR 4873 South Amboy, NJ 7-10-1981

GG-1 4873 rests at dusk at South Amboy in July, 1981.

CR 4875 South Amboy, NJ 7-10-1981

NJDOT-contracted GG-1 4875 at the South Amboy engine terminal in July, 1981. My apologies for this poor quality processed image as it was my ony one of 4875.

CR 4875 South Amboy, NJ 7-9-1978

CR-operated NJDOT GG-1 4875 rests with both pans up with sister unit 4883, next to MU 1338 at the South Amboy engine terminal in July, 1978.

CR retired their freight fleet of GG-1's in 1979, but the NJDOT-contracted GG-1's 4872-4884 saw their operating days extended to the fall of 1983.

CR 4876 South Amboy, NJ 3-6-1982

NJDOT GG-1 4876 and two other black G's wait for their next run out of South Amboy in March, 1982.

CR retired their freight fleet of GG-1's in 1979, but the NJDOT-contracted GG-1's 4872-4884 saw their operating days extended to the fall of 1983.

CR 4876 South Amboy, NJ 7-10-1981

NJDOT 4876 pulls a string of coaches to South Amboy station in July, 1981.

CR retired their freight fleet of GG-1's in 1979, but the NJDOT-contracted GG-1's 4872-4884 saw their operating days extended to the fall of 1983. 

CR 4876 South Amboy, NJ 7-10-1981

CR GG-1 4876 at South Amboy in July, 1981. The storied GG-1 that crashed through the floor of Union Station in January, 1953 was donated to NRHS Washington, DC chapter upon retirement from NJDOT in 1983.

CR 4876 South Amboy, NJ 7-10-1981

Thirteen years after the Pennsy was gone, GG-1 4876 was still pulling a Keystone-clad Tuscan Red PRR coach late in the day at South Amboy in July, 1981.

CR 4876 South Amboy, NJ 7-9-1978

CR-operated NJDOT GG-1 4876 rests with both pans up between sister units at the South Amboy engine terminal. After retirement from NJDOT in 1983, the GG-1 was donated to NRHS Washington, DC chapter.

This GG-1 was famously known to have piloted No. 173, the "Federal Express," from Boston to Washington, DC on January 14, 1953. While approaching Union Station, brake loss of 13 of it's 16 cars made the train a runaway, causing 4876 to smash through the track bumper, the iron track gate, demolish the stationmaster's office, run out onto the concouse floor, and fall through the concrete floor to the basement below, along with two of it's steel passenger cars.

After shipping to Altoona, 4876 was placed back in service just 10 months after the accident.  A tribute to the amazing skill and determination of the Altoona shop crews. 

CR retired their freight fleet of GG-1's in 1979, but the NJDOT-contracted GG-1's 4872-4884 saw their operating days extended to the fall of 1983.

CR 4877 South Amboy, NJ 11-18-1978

NJDOT GG-1 4877 rests with both pans up at the South Amboy engine terminal in November, 1978.

In mid-1981, 4877 was repainted in PRR Tuscan Red and pinstripes and would continue in service until the day when all GG-1's would be retired.

CR retired their freight fleet of GG-1's in 1979, but the CR-contracted NJDOT GG-1's 4872-4884 saw their operating days extended to the end of October, 1983.

CR 4877 South Amboy, NJ 4-4-1983

Former PC/PRR GG-1 4877, repainted in Tuscan Red in 1981, rests at the South Amboy engine terminal in April, 1983. Just 6 months later, "Big Red" would be honored to pull the last run of the GG-1. Sadly, it was not to be as a breakdown forced sister GG-1 4879 to rescue the train. This beautiful GG-1 was preserved (in as-built Brunswick green) along with her sister unit 4879 as part of the United Railroad Historical Society of NJ collection in Boonton, NJ.

CR 4877 South Amboy, NJ 7-10-1981

New Jersey Transit painted ex-PRR GG-1 4877 into PRR Tuscan Red and gold stripes in June, 1981.

Still showing fresh paint in July, 1981, PRR 4877 rests at South Amboy's engine terminal. She would continue in service for another two years before being one of the last GG-1's retired on October 31, 1983.

CR 4877 South Amboy, NJ 7-10-1981

The nose of GG-1 4877 shows fresh paint and Keystone in July, 1981 as she rests at South Amboy's engine terminal. "Big red" would continue in service for another two years before being one of the last GG-1's retired in October 31, 1983.

CR 4877 South Amboy, NJ 7-10-1981

Resting in fresh Tuscan Red and gold stripes, GG-1 4877 waits for assignment at South Amboy engine terminal in July, 1981.

CR 4877 South Amboy, NJ 7-10-1981

Resting in fresh Tuscan Red and gold stripes, GG-1 4877 waits for assignment at South Amboy engine terminal in July, 1981.

CR 4878 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

CR-contracted GG-1 4878 leads a lineup of GG-1's ready for service at South Amboy, NJ in June, 1980.

CR 4879 South Amboy, NJ 11-18-1978

At dusk, CR-operated NJDOT GG-1 4879 waits for her next run out of South Amboy station in November, 1978.

CR 4879 South Amboy, NJ 11-18-1978

At dusk in November, 1978, CR-operated NJDOT GG-1 4879 waits for her next run out of South Amboy.

On October 31, 1983 this unit would hold the distinction of being the last operating GG-1 when she was called upon to rescue 4877 in it's last run on the NY&LB.

CR 4879 South Amboy, NJ 7-10-81

Conrail operated NJ commuter lines under contract from NJDOT until January 1, 1983 when NJ Transit assumed control. With former PC providing GG-1s, E-8A's, and a few E-7A's, great passenger consists like this scene were available in NJ for many years.

On a hot and bright July day in 1981, GG-1 4879 pulls through South Amboy with a string of coaches.

CR retired their freight fleet of GG-1's in 1979, but the NJDOT-contracted GG-1's 4872-4884 saw their operating days extended to the fall of 1983.

CR 4880 South Amboy, NJ 11-18-1978

CR-operated NJDOT GG-1 4880 with pans up at South Amboy in November, 1978.

CR retired their freight fleet of GG-1's in 1979, but NJDOT contracted CR to operate GG-1's 4872-4884 until the end of October, 1983.

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