Conrail's River Line

Stretching north from the New York City area, the River Line is one of Conrail's most scenic mainlines. The River Line parallels the Hudson River for most of its length, often very closely.

Notable locations along this line include Bear Mountain State Park and Iona Island.

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CSX 6220 leads a varied lash-up on CSSE through Iona Island at 14:03 on Oct. 24, 1998.
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SD60M 5573 trails in CSSE on Iona Island on Oct. 24, 1998.
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C40-8 6034 leading an ML480X through Iona at 15:37 on Oct. 24, 1998.
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CSX 7880 leads SECS through Iona at 16:00 on Oct. 24, 1998. CSX power was fairly common on the SECS/CSSE turns and was a harbinger of the future for the River Line.
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SD70MAC's 4137 and 4134 bring ALSE through Iona at 16:24 on Oct. 24, 1998.
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BN 7837 is on the point of TV-204 at Ridgefield Park, NJ 5/1998
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CNW 6923 is on the point of SEAL at West Haverstraw, NY 4/1998
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CR local WAKI-80 (Kingston) rolls across Iona trestle at Bear Mountain, NY. on July 30, 1997 with the 1915 and 1911.
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WAKI-80 at the south end of Iona trestle in Bear Mountain state park, NY. on July 30, 1997.
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CR 1915 is on the point of WPKI-80 at Iona Island, NY 6/1998
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TV-10 southbound was one of the TV's routed off the Southern Tier after the closing of Croxton Yard in 1981/82
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In August 1985, there was a Hudson River circle trip that ran from Newark Penn Station to Shell Tower on the Corridor behind Amtrak power, then with these three CR B23-7's to Selkirk. We got a shop tour, then returned to Newark via the River Line. The trip did a runby at New Baltimore on the River Line, which we see here.
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Track Geometry Train North @ Iona Island...... St. Patrick's Day 1990
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TV301 crossing Rondout Creek in Kingston, NY. on Jan. 30, 1988.
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CR 1970 leads a pair of EMD's at the south end of North Bergen Yard.
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ML-430 (6993) holds the siding as SEOI-8 (1986) runs by on the main..
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B23-7 2003, GP15-1 1661 and SW1500 9585 on a southbound rail extra @ Iona Island (Bear Myn State Park) NY
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A dusting of snow is on the ground as OISE-3 leans into the elevation as it accelerates north
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TV-16 hustles south through Haworth, NJ 4/16/78
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SEWA-6a @ Iona Island, NY 9/16/78
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A single U25B is enough power to move rail extra WX-1 south at RFP on 1/26/77
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CR 2558, is on the point of ALSE at Ridgefield Park, NJ 5/1999.
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CR 2574 is on the point of SECS at Ridgefield Park, NJ 1/1999
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MW-1a rolls south behind mixed PC/EL/CNW power...
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CR 2802 is on the point of WPKI-80 at Iona Island, NY 4/1999
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B23-7 2816, the highest numbered unit in the 2800 series group, leads XNS113, the empty coal train out of the Tompkins Cove power plant, a few miles south of Iona, through the Island at 14:50 on Oct. 24, 1998.
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Same day, same power, different train and direction. NE-2 northbound @ Haworth, NJ with TV-16's power.
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SERU-4 rolls south approaching Signal 10S West Englewood, NJ
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Two of four exAutotrain U36b's hold in the siding at Bogota, NJ with TV-16
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GP40 3212 leads TV301 past the depot at Haverstraw, NY. on July 23, 1988.
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ENSE-8 climbs to Valley Cottage @ W. Nyack, NY
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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..
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The PC U25b looks cleaner than Blue 3239
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OISE-3 northbound through Brooke Shields hometown....
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CR 3287 is on the point of SENS at Ridgefield Park, NJ 10/1997.
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A trio of 40's rolls a TV train north on the River Line, passing the Haverstraw station, now a private business.
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CR 3305 sits in West Haverstraw yard in West Haverstraw, NY with a MOW train 5/1996
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CR 3308 is on the point of ML-480X at CP-5 in Ridgefield Park, NJ 4/1997
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Before it was re-symboled to TVLA, TV53 runs siding to Main @ CP-55 Newburgh, NY. That's my '69 Chevy in the background.
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Three GP40-2's lead an autorack train across the Iona Island trestle at Bear Mountain State Park. Check out the open racks!!
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TV301 passing the station at West Point, USMA, NY. on Aug. 20, 1988.
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"NEW" GP40-2 3366 leads two GP35's on TV16a south @ Newburgh, NY
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GP40-2 3392 leads TVLA-6 up the main at West Haverstraw, NY
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GP40-2 3399 leads TV-80 on its Friday only southbound trek on the River Line. Hoppers were set out for Orange Rockland Gas & Electric..
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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.
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CR 4020 is on the point of an OCS at Haworth, NJ 4/1999
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Nearly new CR 4137 is on the point of SEAL at West Haverstraw, NY 5/1998
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CR 4139 is on the point of ALSE at Iona Island, NY 6/1998
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TVLA-7 with B36-7 5001 meets TV204 with CNW 5070 @ West Haverstraw, NY
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TV-LA makes its daily except Monday run to Chicago and west.

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