1982 Images

The next year Dick made it back to PA showed more progress on Conrail's lines. He was able to shoot capital improvements on major main lines to keep them fluid, and Dress Blue had largely made the early "rainbow" days of Conrail motive power a bygone era.

Conrail action on the Philly High Line

A pair of Conrail freights travel on the old PRR High Line, the freight bypass allowing trains to avoid 30th St Station in Philadelphia, PA in 1982.

CR 10 near Horseshoe Curve

Observation car CR 10 is seen heading west on a short OCS move just west of Horseshoe Curve in 1982.

CR 1919 Bennington Curve, PA 1-1-1982

Conrail B23-7 1919 is seen in a light engine move heading west through Bennington Curve in 1982.

CR 21624 - Class N7A

Conrail class N7A caboose 21624 is seen passing GRAY tower in Grazierville, PA in 1983.

CR 2168 and CR 2720 Altoona, PA 1-1-1982

Conrail GP30 2168 (ex-RDG 3600) and U23B 2720 (ex-PC 2720) are seen at the Juniata Shops in 1982.

CR 2192 and CR 2707 Altoona, PA 1-1-1982

CR GP30 (ex-PC 2192) and U23B 2707 (ex-PC 2707) are seen on an eastbound train on Horseshoe Curve in 1982.

CR 230147 on a westbound at the Curve

Conrail boxcar 230147 is seen in this shot of a westbound freight heading up around Horseshoe Curve in 1982.

CR 23064 - class N5C

Conrail class N5C cabin car 23064 is seen passing MO tower in Cresson, PA in 1982.

CR 23378

Conrail SD40-2 6372 is seen shoving against N8 caboose 23378 on a westbound train on Horseshoe Curve in 1981. A short Amtrak train is cruising east to make its station stop in Altoona.

CR 3342 at Horseshoe Curve

Conrail GP40-2 3342 is seen on a westbound auto parts train at Horseshoe Curve in 1982.

CR 3364 and CR 3243 at South Fork, PA

Conrail GP40-2 3364 and GP40 3243 (ex-PC 3243) are seen trailing on a westbound freight at South Fork, PA in 1982.

CR 3386 at Jacks Narrows, PA

Conrail GP40-2 3386 is seen leading a westbound freight through Jacks Narrows, PA in 1982.

CR 3671 Altoona, PA 1-1-1982

Conrail GP35 3671 (ex-EL 2565) leads an eastbound freight down the mountain into Slope interlocking in Altoona in 1982.

CR 4022 near Horseshoe Curve

A short westbound OCS movement is shot just west of Horseshoe Curve in 1982, with E8A 4022 showing off her well-maintained blue paint.

CR 46163R- Class N5

Conrail MOW caboose 46163 is seen at Lewistown, PA in 1982.

CR 5872 and CR 9137 Lewistown, PA 1-1-1982

A 1982 shot of the Lewistown yard shows GP7 5872 (ex-PC 5872, exx-PRR 5872, nee-PRR 8572) and SW9 9137 (ex-PC 9137) sitting by the sand tower.

CR 5872 and PC 32306 at Lewistown, PA

Conrail GP7 5872 (ex-PC 5872, exx-PRR 5872, nee-PRR 8572) is seen sitting alongside sand car PC 32306, a former PRR class H30 covered hopper in 1982.

CR 6041 at Gallitzin in 1982

Conrail SD35 6041 (ex-CNJ 2502) is part of a helper set seen heading west at Gallitzin, PA in 1982.

CR 6069 Altoona, PA 1-1-1982

Conrail SD45 6069 (ex-EL 3604) is trailing a westbound freight as it prepares to stop in Altoona to drop its helpers in 1982.

CR 6069 Cresson, PA 1-1-1982

Conrail SD45 6069 (ex-EL 3604) is seen passing MO tower in Cresson in 1982.

CR 6075 Altoona, PA 1-1-1982

Conrail SD45 6075 (ex-EL 3610) is seen heading west at Horseshoe Curve in 1982.

CR 6075 Altoona, PA 1-1-1982

Conrail SD45 6075 (ex-EL 3610) is seen just west of Horseshoe Curve in 1982.

CR 6212 Altoona, PA 1-1-1982

Conrail SD45 6212 (ex-PC 6212) is seen trailing on an eastbound TV train just west of CP-Slope in Altoona in 1982.

CR 6263 and CR 6423 at Philadelphia

CR SD40 6263 (ex-PC 6263) and SD40-2 6423 are seen on the High Line at Philadelphia, PA in 1982.

CR 6285 and 6658 Altoona, PA 1982

Conrail SD40 6285 (ex-CNJ 3061) is trailing SD45-2 6658 (ex-EL 3673) on an eastbound helper set at Horseshoe Curve in 1982.

CR 6294 at Bennington Curve

Conrail SD40 6294 is shoving on the rear of a westbound empty coal train at Bennington Curve in 1982.

CR 6298 and CR 6012 at Bolivar, PA

Conrail SD40 6298 (ex-PC 6045) and SD35 6012 (ex-PC 6012) are running light on the Pittsburgh Line through Bolivar, PA in 1982.

CR 6303 near Lewistown, PA

Conrail SD40 6303 (ex-PC 6050) is seen leading a train near Lewistown, PA in 1982.

CR 6334 at Spruce Creek, PA

Conrail SD40 6334 (ex-PC 6081) is seen leading a westbound mixed freight past SPRUCE tower in Spruce Creek, PA in 1982.

CR 6347 and CR 6399 at Jacks Narrows, PA

Conrail SD40 6347 (ex-PC 6094) and SD40-2 6399 are leading a westbound unit pipe train through Jacks Narrows in 1982. My guess is the train originated at the pipe mill in Steelton, PA.

CR 6348 and CR 6373 at Spruce Creek, PA

An eastbound coal train is being led by Conrail SD40 6348 (ex-PC 6095) while SD40-2 6373 trails on a westbound freight in 1982. CR 6373 would go on to wear two special paint schemes while in the Altoona helper pool, a scheme in 1992 for the Olympic cycling time trails, and another one in 1998 to commemorate the Juniata Locomotive Shops working 2 million man-hours injury-free.

CR 6361 at Bennington Curve

Conrail SD40-2 6361 is trailing on a westbound empty coal train at Bennington Curve in 1982.

CR 6399 and JACKS Tower at Jacks Narrows, PA 1982

Conrail SD40-2 6399 is seen leading a westbound unit pipe train past JACKS tower in Jacks Narrows, PA in 1982.

CR 6417 at CP-Conpit

Conrail SD40-2 6417 is seen on a ballast cleaner at CP-Conpit in 1982. Seems like less-than-glamorous duty for a unit that is less than 5 years old at that point.

CR 6418 at CP-Slope

Conrail SD40-2 6418 is seen leading a westbound TV train through CP-Slope in Altoona in 1982.

CR 6441 at Horseshoe Curve

Conrail SD40-2 6441 is part of a helper set assisting a train down Horseshoe Curve in 1982.

CR 6441 near Horseshoe Curve

Conrail SD40-2 6441 is seen just west of Horseshoe Curve in 1982.

CR 6474 and CR 6508 at Bennington Curve

Conrail SD40-2s 6474 and 6508 are leading an empty coal train west around Bennington Curve in 1982. The train is a motley assortment of cars, with regular CR, RDG, EL, and PRR all represented in the train.

CR 6489 at Duncannon, PA

Conrail SD40-2 6489 is seen leading a westbound unit grain train past the old station at Duncannon, PA in 1982.

CR 6506, CR 6429 and CR 3124 at Horseshoe Curve

Conrail SD40-2s 6506 and 6429 are ahead of GP40 3124 (ex-PC 3124) are heading down around Horseshoe Curve in 1982.

CR 6508 at Bennington Curve

Conrail SD40-2 6508 is seen on a train approaching the signal just west of Bennington Curve in 1982.

CR 6658 at Horseshoe Curve

Conrail SD45-2 6658 (ex-EL 3673) is seen heading past the Pennsy K4 Pacific 1361 at Horseshoe Curve in 1982.

CR 6658 at Horseshoe Curve

Conrail SD45-2 6658 (ex-EL 3673) is seen heading shoving a westbound TV train around Horseshoe Curve in 1982.

CR 6660 at Bennington Curve

Conrail SD45-2 6660 (ex-EL 3675) is seen shoving an empty coal train west past Bennington Curve in 1982.

CR 6663 and CR 21791 at Horseshoe Curve

Conrail SD45-2 6663 (ex-EL 3678) is seen ahead of N7 class caboose 21791 on Horseshoe Curve in 1982.

CR 6663 at CP-Slope

Conrail SD45-2 6663 (ex-EL 3678) is seen helping an eastbound freight into Altoona, PA in 1982.

CR 6663 at Tunnelhill, PA

Conrail SD45-2 6663 (ex-EL 3678) is seen shoving a westbound freight into the Gallitzin Tunnel at Tunnelhill, PA in 1982.

CR 7735 and CR 7571 at Juniata

A 1982 shot of the Juniata backshop shows GP38 7735 (ex-PC 7735) and GP10 7571 (ex-PC 7512, exx-NYC 7512, nee-NYC 5940) among a wide array of other units.

CR 7735 and CR 7571 at Juniata

A 1982 shot of the Juniata backshop shows GP38 7735 (ex-PC 7735) and GP10 7571 (ex-PC 7512, exx-NYC 7512, nee-NYC 5940) among a wide array of other units.

CR 7832 Johnstown, PA 1982

Conrail GP38 7832 (ex-PC 7832) is seen in MOW service in Johnstown, PA in 1982.

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