1984 Images

A collection of photos from Dick Bregler's trips to the Altoona area in 1984.

CR 1648 Altoona, PA 5-1-1984

Conrail GP15-1 1648 is leading a westbound freight around Horseshoe Curve in 1984.

CR 1648 Altoona, PA 5-1-1984

Conrail GP15-1 1648 is leading a westbound freight around Horseshoe Curve in 1984. Today, seeing a quartet of Geeps on an auto parts train rounding the Curve would be a sight to behold.

CR 20031 - Class N5B

Conrail class N5B caboose is seen at Morrisville, PA behind Amtrak SW1 738 at Morrisville, PA in 1984. CR 20031 ex PC 22914/PRR 477722.

CR 2109 Wilmington 03061984

A GP 20 works on the Northeast Corridor at Wilmington Del, seen from the passing Crescent. They only had ten of these, so I consider this a lucky catch.

CR 2242 Marysville, PA 1-1-1984

Conrail GP30 2242 (ex-PC 2242) is seen trailing a blue GP30 on an eastbound freight pulling onto the Pittsburgh Line from the Port Road connection at CP-Mary in Marysville, PA

CR 2248 Marysville, PA 1-1-1984

Conrail GP30 2248 (ex-PC 2248) is seen leading a westbound freight onto the Pittsburgh Line at Marysville, PA in 1984.

CR 23342 at Morrisville, PA in 1984

Conrail SW1500 9615 and class N8 caboose 23342 are seen at Morrisville Yard in 1984

CR 23667 at Bennington Curve in 1984

Conrail SD40 6261 (ex-PC 6261) is shoving Class N8A caboose 23667 around Bennington Curve in 1984.

CR 2733 east Burns Harbor 10111984

A U23B and GP40-2 lead a freight I took a grab shot of from the car while passing Gibson Yard.

CR 3194 at Horseshoe Curve in 1984

Conrail GP40 3194 (ex-PC 3194) is seen heading light westbound on Horseshoe Curve in 1984.

CR 3216 at Bennington Curve in 1984

Conrail GP40 3216 (ex-PC 3216) is wearing fresh paint as she trails on a westbound freight just west of Bennington Curve in 1984.

CR 3299 at Bennington Curve in 1984

Conrail GP40-2 3299 is a Phase II unit built in 5/1977. She is seen leading an eastbound TV train into Bennington Curve in 1984.

CR 3325 at Bennington Curve in 1984

Conrail GP40-2 3325 is a Phase II unit built in 5/1978. It is trailing on an eastbound TV train rounding Bennington Curve in 1984.

CR 4022 Philadelphia, PA 1-1-1984

Conrail E8 4022 (ex-EL 833) is seen sitting at the locomotive terminal at 30th St Station in Philadelphia, PA in 1984.

CR 4022 Philadelphia, PA 1-1-1984

Conrail E8 4022 is sitting at the engine terminal at Amtrak's Penn Coach Yard just north of 30th St. Station in Philadelphia in 1984.

CR 5011 on the Pittsburgh Line in 1984

Conrail B36-7 5011 is trailing on an westbound TV train crossing the Little Conemaugh River on the viaduct between South Fork and Mineral Point in 1984. The train must have been a heavy one, since there are helpers ahead of the trio of B-boats serving as road power.

CR 6041 at Bennington Curve in 1984

Conrail SD35 6041 (ex-CNJ 2502) is seen drifting downgrade into Bennington Curve in 1984.

CR 6044 at Bennington Curve in 1984

Conrail SD35 6044 (ex-CNJ 2505) is shoving an eastbound freight just west of Bennington Curve in 1984.

CR 6048 on the Pittsburgh Line in 1984

Conrail SD35 6048 (ex-CNJ 2509) is seen trailing on an eastbound loaded coal train crossing the Little Conemaugh River in 1984.

CR 6049 and CR 6051 at Bennington Curve in 1984

Conrail SD35s 6049 (ex-CNJ 2510) and 6051 (ex-CNJ 2512) are seen helping an eastbound mixed freight down around Bennington Curve in 1984.

CR 6049 and CR 6051 at Horseshoe Curve in 1984

Conrail SD35s 6049 (ex-CNJ 2510) and 6051 (ex-CNJ 2512) are seen drifting eastbound down around Horseshoe Curve in 1984.

CR 6049 and CR 6051 at South Fork in 1984

Conrail SD35s 6049 (ex-CNJ 2510) and 6051 (ex-CNJ 2512) are seen crossing the North Fork of the Little Conemaugh River while heading west through South Fork in 1984.

CR 6051 at Bennington Curve in 1984

Conrail SD35 6051 (ex-CNJ 2512) is seen helping an eastbound freight towards Bennington Curve in 1984.

CR 6051 at CP-Slope in 1984

Conrail SD35 6051 (ex-CNJ 2512) is seen helping a westbound auto train attack the mountain as it leaves Altoona, PA in 1984.

CR 6083 at Bennington Curve in 1984

Conrail SD45 6083 (ex-EL 3618) is seen helping an eastbound TV train around Bennington Curve in 1984.

CR 6085 at Horseshoe Curve 9/27/84

A pusher set drifts through Horseshoe Curve on its way back down the mountain for another push.

CR 6085 plus 5 at Horseshoe Curve 9/27/84

A westbound COFC climbs toward Gallitzin behind helper set 6085/6453, with 6042/8144/2732/3326 for road power. While most trains that got pushers had them on the rear, TV trains got them up front, due to the likelihood of the long trailer flats to derail when pushed. The Curve was quite a show in those days, when there was still a lot of older power around. You never knew what would show up.

CR 6091 and CR 6286 Altoona, PA 1-1-1984

Conrail SD45 6091 (ex-EL 3626) and SD40 6286 (ex-CNJ 3062) are shoving a westbound freight around Horseshoe Curve in 1984.

CR 6091 South Fork, PA 1-1-1984

Conrail SD45 6091 (ex-EL 3626) is seen helping an eastbound coal drag up the west slope towards South Fork, PA in 1984.

CR 6261 and CR 6465 at South Fork in 1984

Conrail SD40 6261 and SD40-2 6465 are shoving an eastbound freight through South Fork in 1984. The P&LE gons ahead of the cabin car are a cool touch to this shot, as that road was only a few years away from its own bankruptcy.

CR 6261 on the Pittsburgh Line in 1984

Conrail SD40 6261 (ex-PC 6261) is seen heading west on the Pittsburgh Line between Mineral Point and South Fork in 1984.

CR 6292 at Cresson in 1984

Conrail SD40 6292 (ex-CNJ 3068) is shoving an eastbound freight towards the summit through Cresson, PA in 1984.

CR 6302 at Bennington Curve in 1984

Conrail SD40 6302 (ex-PC 6049) is seen shoving a westbound freight around Bennington Curve in 1984.

CR 6317 on the Pittsburgh Line in 1984

Conrail SD40 6317 is seen leading an eastbound coal train up the west slope between South Fork and Mineral Point in 1984.

CR 6319 and CR 7004 at the Juniata Shops in 1984.

Conrail SD40 6319 (ex-PC 6066) and Conrail GP9 7004 (ex-PC 7004) are seen behind the E&M Shop at Juniata in 1984, along with the long hood from GP38-2 8121.

CR 6328 at Bennington Curve in 1984

Conrail SD40 6328 (ex-PC 6075) is seen leading a train of Bethlehem Steel's bathtub coke gondolas west around Bennington Curve in 1984.

CR 6328 at Bennington Curve in 1984

Conrail SD40 6328 (ex-PC 6075) is seen leading a train of Bethlehem Steel's bathtub coke gondolas west around Bennington Curve in 1984.

CR 6338 at Bennington Curve in 1984

Conrail SD40 6338 (ex-PC 6085) is trailing on a westbound at Bennington Curve in 1984.

CR 6341 and CR 6335 at Horseshoe Curve in 1984

Conrail SD40s 6341 (ex-PC 6088) and CR 6335 (ex-PC 6082) are helpers on a westbound train rounding Horseshoe Curve in 1984.

CR 6341 on the Pittsburgh Line

Conrail SD40 6341 (ex-PC 6088) is helping an eastbound TV train up the grade between Mineral Point and South Fork in 1984.

CR 6347 approaches MP 246 in 1984

Conrail SD40 6347 is seen heading east towards MP 246 on the Pittsburgh Line back in 1984.

CR 6348 at MO Tower in Cresson, PA 1984

Conrail SD40 6348 is seen shoving on the rear of an eastbound freight at MO tower in 1984.

CR 6375 and CR 6248 at Bennington Curve in 1984

Conrail SD40-2 6375 is seen trailing on an eastbound freight rounding Bennington Curve in 1984.

CR 6382 at CP-Slope in 1984

After picking up a pair of helpers in downtown Altoona, a westbound freight is helped up the start of the grade by SD40-2 6382 in 1984.

CR 6411 at Bennington Curve in 1984

Conrail SD40-2 6411 is seen leading a westbound freight around Bennington Curve in 1984. Don't miss the ex-PC Centerflow covered hopper third car back in the consist. If only we had a photo of that one...

CR 6434 at Bennington Curve in 1984

Conrail SD40-2 6434 is seen trailing on a westbound train of ancient Cambria and Indiana hoppers in 1984.

CR 6436 at Petersburg, PA

Conrail SD40-2 6436 is seen leading a train at Petersburg, PA in 1984.

CR 6457 at MP 246 in 1984

Conrail SD40-2 6457 is seen trailing on an eastbound freight at MP 246 on the Pittsburgh Line in 1984. It's a shame we don't have a clearer view of the high and wide load on that CR depressed center flatcar.

CR 6457 at MP 246 in 1984

Conrail SD40-2 6457 is seen trailing on an eastbound freight at MP 246 on the Pittsburgh Line in 1984.

CR 6465 at AR tower in 1984

Conrail SD40-2 6465 is heading east past AR tower in Gallitzin, PA in 1984.

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