Mike Stellpflug's Conrail Action

AMTK 81 East Pittsburgh, PA 7/5/1997

Amtrak train #40, the "Broadway", passes under the Westinghouse Bridge in East Pittsburgh.

BD Tower Binghamton, NY 3/17/1979

The operators desk inside of BD Tower in Binghamton.

BD Tower Binghamton, NY 4/13/1979

The operator at BD Tower ties train orders to the arms on the train order pole.

BH 422 (CR 2488)

Ex CR C-424 2488 is now B&H 422. The unit is ex EL 2414. Here it is on "home" rails, the ex EL Rochester Division, which later became the CR Mortimer Secondary before being purchased by the LA&L in 1996. The train is crossing Honeoye Creek in West Rush. This unit was rebuilt to a C-424-m in the 1980's and became D&H 455 prior to becoming a LA&L family engine.

Bison Yard, Buffalo, NY 3/5/1978

The West end of the Southern Tier was at Bison Yard, a joint facility with N&W.

It did not take long for this yard to be abandoned, since Frontier Yard was only a little over a mile away. Here is a mix of power at the engine facilities as seen from the old LV main.

BM 209 West Cameron, NY 3/16/1985

A Guilford train snakes thru the curves just East of Browns Crossing on Conrails Southern Tier Line..

BM 304 Cameron, NY 8/23/1986

An Eastbound Guilford stacker with a 3 builder lashup.

CN 5576 Hornell, NY October, 1977

A leased CN GP-38 leads an Eastbound into Hornell. Those widecabs were a novelty back then!

CN 5583 Rochester, NY 7/1977

CN lease power works an Eastbound by Goodman Street yard. Those wide cabs were a novelty at the time.

CN 5588 Rochester, NY 8/1977

A leased CN GP38 leads an ex PC SD-45 on a Westbound on the West side of Rochester, NY in August, 1977.

CNW 929 Rochester, NY 7/1977

A leased CNW SD-40 is the trailing unit on this power that is backing into the yard for a pickup. Early CR had leased power from several sources, including CNW, CN, BAR, & Precision National.

CP 5635 Nicholes, NY 5/27/1995

D&H/CP train 557 with a pair of CP SD-40-2s at Nichols.

CP 6006 Portageville, NY 10/18/1995

An Eastbound CP/D&H train crosses the Portage Bridge with a mix of CP & CR power.

CR 1743 Rochester, NY 7/1977

An Eastbound heads down track 3 at Goodman Street with a pair of F7A units trailing.

CR 1829 East Rochester, NY 2/18/1978

An F7A was a nice catch on this Eastbound freight.

CR 18693 Rochester, NY 4/12/1977

An SW1500 has 2 cabooses, an ex LV & ex EL, in the cut of cars it is switching.

CR 18720 - Class N4 - Mendon, NY 4/21/1979

An ex RDG caboose brings up the rear of the Lima local. CR 18720 ex RDG 92874.

CR 18720 - Class N4 - Mendon, NY 7/20/1979

The Lima local is backing into the yard and putting its train together at Rochester Jct. CR 18720 ex RDG 92874.

CR 1921 Portageville, NY 5/21/1978

A new B23-7 already has a broken window as it rolls a Westbound across the Portage Bridge.

CR 1947 Avon, NY 1/8/1988

WALY arrives at Avon to switch out Kraft foods and interchange with the LA&L.

CR 1949 Adrian, NY 2/11/1989

It's dawn in the Canisteo River Valley and a Westbound CR freight is splitting the double semaphores just East of Adrian, NY.

CR 1952 Avon, NY 9/28/1995

WALY-14 is at Avon and will switch out Kraft Foods and interchange cars with the LA&L. In April 1996 the LA&L will own this trackage and CR will no longer run down the Mortimer Secondary to Avon.

CR 19603 Rochester, NY 4/12/1977

An ex EL painted out caboose. It does not fit in the N3A number sequence, but looks like one.

CR 1990 Cameron Mills, NY 12/22/1985

BUOI splits the double semaphores at 308. The train was running "wrong main" on track 2.

CR 1993 Adrian, NY 6/10/1989

A little B23-7 is leading much bigger units on an Eastbound coal train.

CR 1994 Wheatland, NY 8/15/1979

The salt train is on Chessie tracks as it heads South to P&L Jct. at Caledonia. The train has a matched set of 4 B23-7s.

CR 2025 Rochester, NY 1/29/1978

Most likely this is a local of some sort. It was not common to see an RS-32 running the main at speed.

CR 2031 Lima, NY 2/28/1979

The Lima local heads North at Corby Road between Honeoye Falls and Lima.

CR 2031 Mendon, NY 2/20/1979

Another one of my favorite CR photo's. The Lima local is just arriving before dark at the little yard at Rochester Jct. The ex LV yard was 3 tracks as I recall. Some cars that are not destined for points on the Lima Branch will be left here while the rest of the train goes to Lima. On the return trip, the dropped cars will be picked up to head back to Rochester.

CR 2031 Mendon, NY 2/20/1979

The Lima local is Southbound at Sibley Road as the sun is starting to set.

CR 2031 Mendon, NY 2/28/1979

The CR Lima local is Northbound on the ex LV Lima Branch at Sibley Road.

CR 2034 Baden, PA 9/29/1993

A pair of ex MGA Super-7s lead an Eastbound out of Conway Yard.

CR 2035 Rochester, NY 3/18/1979

2035 is parked on the North side of the Rochester Diesel Shops.

CR 2035 Rochester, NY 5/16/1979

A 3 builder lashup at the Rochester Service area.

CR 2037 Rochester, NY 7/1977

An RS32 and 2 GP-35s are ready to head out of Goodman Street yard with a local train.

CR 2040 Lima, NY 3/6/1979

The local switches out Pinco Insulator at Lima. In a few more minutes the sun will have set. This was the end of track on the ex LV Lima Branch.

CR 2040 Lima, NY 3/6/1979

The Lima local is arriving at Lima late in the afternoon.

CR 2040 Lima, NY 3/6/1979

2040 casts its shadow on the silos at Pinco Insulator at sunset.

CR 2040 Rochester, NY 3/25/1979

It's hard to pick the more interesting subject. The old PC fuel truck is just as nice as the RS-32s under the sand tower.

CR 2040 Rochester, NY 7/1977

An RS-32 and a pair of GP-9B units arrive at Goodman Street Yard with one of the "big" locals. This was probably the train from Kodak. The Kodak train and the salt train were the 2 biggest locals out of Rochester.

CR 21154 Lanesboro, PA 4/13/1979

The only over - under meet I ever got at Lanesboro was this meet of cabooses between an Eastbound CR and Northbound D&H freight.

CR 2175 Rochester, NY 7/1/1977

Power at the Rochester shops this day included a GP-30. It was unusual for this model to be used for local power around the area.

CR 2183 Altoona, PA 7/2/1978

CR 2183 is still in RDG yellow as it sits behind the shops on a rainy day. There is a green RDG switcher to the right, a red LV switcher behind the 6225, and an EL unit to the far left.

CR 2237 Rochester, NY 7/1977

A clean PC painted GP-30 leads a Westbound at Goodman Street.

CR 2242 West Cameron, NY 4/28/1984

Mixed color lashups were getting rare by this time, but TV 77 had a surprise with an ex PC GP-30 and a Chessie GP-40 leading a more common blue GP-40.

CR 2254 Rochester, NY 4/17/1977

An Eastbound with a GP-35 and 3 U25-Bs at Goodman Street Yard.

CR 2263 Altoona, PA 7/3/1978

An Eastbound at ALTO with a GP-35 that got a patch job with CONRAIL spelled out on the nose.

CR 2276 Oakland, PA 4/13/1979

An Eastbound CR freight stops at SR Tower to add the Gulf Summit helper to its consist. U36-C #6590 will be added behind the 2276 for the trip to Deposit.

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