Conrail's River Line - Page 2

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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CR 5001 meets CNW 5070 W.Haverstraw, NY 1-7-1991

TVLA-7 with B36-7 5001 meets TV204 with CNW 5070 @ West Haverstraw, NY

CR 5025 Tomkins Cove, NY 7/93

TV-LA makes its daily except Monday run to Chicago and west.

CR 5049 Ridgefield Park, NJ 4-1997

CR 5049 is on the point of SESA at Ridgefield Park, NJ 4/1997

CR 5056 West Englewood, NJ 01/85

TV-80 is only minutes away from North Bergen as it approaches "Old Ten" West Englewood, NJ

CR 5057 Iona Island, NY 4-1999

CR 5057 is on the point of SECS at Iona Island, NY 4/1999

CR 5067 Bergenfield, NJ 2/93

ALSE-0 runs siding to main @ CP10 and approaches New Bridge Road, Bergenfield, NJ on a cold February day.. No FATHEADS here!!!

CR 5067 Selkirk, NY 8/97

ML-480 makes a run for New Jersey at CP-SK (CP-132)

CR 5070 at Fort Montgomery, NY. on 10/22/92.

CR 5070 on TVLA exiting the north portal of the short tunnel just north of the Bear Mountain bridge in Fort Montgomery, NY. on Oct. 22, 1992.

CR 5086 on ML-480-Y 9-1998

CR 5086 is on ML-480-Y at Ridgefield Park, NJ 9/1998

CR 5088 Ridgefield Park, NJ 4-1997

CR 5088 is on the point of SENS at Ridgefield Park, NJ 4/1997

CR 5201 Weehawkin, NJ 7-22-1977

LV RS-2 #214 (CR 5201) sits across the road from the yard office @ Weehawkin, NJ

CR 523603 Ridgefield Park, NJ 6/76

G36L 523603 Shop & Weigh Date Holidaysburg, Pa 4-76 Cleaned 4-21-76 Note: Rebuilt with friction bearing trucks.

CR 5539 Iona Island, NY 4-1999

CR 5539 is on the point of OISE at Iona Island, NY 4/1999

CR 5547 Ridgefield Park, NJ 4-1997

CR 5547 is on the point of TV-10 at Ridgefield Park, NJ 4/1997

CR 5585 Ridgefield Park, NJ 5-1999

CR 5585 is on the point of SESA in Ridgefield Park, NJ 5/1999

CR 5612 on BRSE at Guilderland, NY 3/97

Conrail SD60I 5612 is seen at Guilderland, NY while powering BRSE on its final few miles into Selkirk Yard. 3/29/1997

CR 5614 Ridgefield Park, NJ 3-1998

CR 5614 is on the point of OISE at Ridgefield Park, NJ 3/1998

CR 5629 Ravena, NY 12-1995

CR 5629 is on the point of ML-480X at Ravena, NY 12/1995

CR 5649 Ridgefield Park, NJ 4-1999

CR 5649 is on the point of SESA at Ridgefield Park, NJ 4/19999

CR 5975 Ridgefield Park, NJ 4/77

Local freight WH-1 sprints north at Ridgefield Park, NJ GP7 5975 exEL, nee Erie 1237 does the honors on the short train..

CR 6017 At Iona Island, NY, 7/87

A rare C39-8 heads south along the Hudson as it rolls through Iona Island on the River Line with an ML train.

CR 6018 Ridgefield Park, NJ 4-1999

CR 6018 is on the point of TV-10 at Ridgefield Park, NJ 4/1999

CR 6030 at Iona Island, NY. on 10/22/92.

C40-8 6030 leads SECS across Snake Hole Creek at the south end of Iona Island in Doodletown, NY. on Oct. 22, 1992.

CR 6030 Ravena, NY 8/83

Near the end of its run, PYSE-6a rolls up the main at Ravena, NY. The 6030 looks like it's near retirement minus all the Conrail markings.

CR 6099 with SEAL-7 at Ridgefield Park, NJ

Southbound SEAL-7 approaching River Line "CP-5" Ridgefield Park, NJ

CR 6101 Newburgh, NY 5-6-1976

RDG SD45 7601 leads EL GP35's 2582 and 2558 on WV-1 north bound at Newburgh, NY. Conrail is one month and 6 days old..

CR 6121 on TV200 at Ravena, NY 10-14-1997

C40-8W 6121 and CSX SD40-2 8172 power TV200 South @ Ravena, NY

CR 6142 Haworth, NJ 7-1998

CR 6142 is on the point of SEAL at Haworth, NJ 7/1998

CR 6169 Bear Mountain, NY 9-1996

CR 6169 is on the point of SEAL at Bear Mountain, NY 9/1996

CR 6229 Newburgh, NY 10-8-1998

CR 6229 is on the point of SENS-8 at Newburgh, NY 10/8/1998

CR 6239 Ridgefield Park, NJ 8-1997

CR 6239 is on the point of ML-403 crossing Overpeck Creek into Ridgefield Park, NJ 8/1997

CR 6257 in Fort Montgomery, NY. on 9/21/91.

CR 6257 leads an SCL U-Boat and a couple of Chessie units on SEAL at Popolopen Creek as seen from the Bear Mountain Bridge on Sept. 21, 1991.

CR 6354 Ridgefield Park, NJ 5-17-1977

TV-16 nears the end of its run (North Bergen) as the train rolls by Ridgefield Park, NJ on 5/15/77

CR 6398 Iona Island, NY 9/87

CR 6398 and Southern 3211 power DNDA-3 south @ Iona Island, NY

CR 6424 Ridgefield Park, NJ 4-1997

CR 6424 is on the point of ALSE at CP-5 in Ridgefield Park, NJ 4/1997. Much has changed here. The River Line is now double tracked, the old NYC style signal and the twin telephone poles behind the locomotive are long gone. Worse yet. Standing where I took the picture will now get you a ticket from the CSX police who aggresively patrol the area.

CR 6436 north Iona Island 06111985

A quartet of SD40-2's lead a TV train toward Selkirk before turning west to Chicago. Seen from the boat dock at Bear Mountain State Park.

CR 6438 north Iona Island autos 07301985

An auto rack train rolls across the bridge at Iona Island, seen from the boat dock at Bear Mountain State Park.

CR 6455 Ft. Montgomery, NY 11/5/97

CR 6455 is at the head end of a rainbow lash-up on SECS at Ft. Montgomery, NY. on Nov. 5, 1997. Included are SP 7862 and CSX 6346.

CR 6473 Haworth, NJ 8-1997

CR 6473 is on the point of SENS at Haworth, NJ 8/1997

CR 6556 New Baltimore, NY 8-1996

CR 6556 is on the point of SESA at New Baltimore, NY 8/1996

CR 6580 Iona Island, NY 5/86

DNDA -2 crosses the Doodletown Blight @ Inoa Island (Bear Mtn State Park), NY

CR 6597 Ridgefield Park, NJ 12-1996

CR 6597 is on the point of SESA at Ridgefield Park, NJ 12/1996

CR 6599 at Iona Island, NY. on 10/22/92.

C30-7A 6599 leads TV200 across Snake Hole Creek at the south end of Iona Island, NY. on Oct. 22, 1992.

CR 6612 at Cornwall, NY. on 8/20/88.

Sporting it's new facelift/repair, CR 6612 leads SEPY through Cornwall, NY. on Aug. 20, 1988. Returned to GE for repair after a collision near Philadelphia in late 1987, the 6612 got the same cab, with flat roof, and nose as the standard cab C40-8's. GE had disposed of the dies needed for replacing the round cab and origional nose.

CR 6612 leads OISE-7 northbound at Ridgefield Park, NJ

CR OISE-8 with Ballast Express C32-8 6612 leads C40-8W 6075 northbound at Ridgefield Park, NJ

CR 6612 Ridgefield Park, NJ 4-1999

CR 6612 is on the point of OISE at Ridgefield Park, NJ 4/1999

CR 6616 Iona Island, NY 3/90

SEAL-7 crosses the causeway onto Iona Island @ Bear Mountain State Park, NY St. Patrick's Day 1990

CR 6628 Ridgefield Park, NJ 4-1998

CR 6628 is on the point of OPNS at Ridgefield Park, NJ 4/1998

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