Paul Carpenito's Conrail Photos

Many thanks to Paul for allowing me to post these here! The photos contained in this album are of Conrail in New Jersey and Pennsylvania with a couple New York photos thrown in. The dates vary greatly from CR's formation in 1976 through it's split up in 1999, so you'll find a diverse selection of equipment here.

1
Amtrak 47, the Pennsylvanian, rounds the curve at Newport with it's then-usual F40PH leader at 12:22PM. CP-Port MP133.4 CR Pittsburgh Line
2
Two CP SD40-2s, a Susquehanna B40-8, and another two CP SD40-2s are at the former Lehigh Valley yard in Packerton with CP train 556.
3
A pair of consecutively numbered former Kansas City Southern SD40-2s sit just north of Allentown on CP train 266.
4
SEPY heads west through Bound Brook at 10:15AM with a GP40-2 leading two GP35s.
5
A trio of four axle GE's lead SEPY west through Hillside in December 1983. The SEPY ran from Selkirk to the RF&P's Potomac Yard in Alexandria, VA. The train ran on the NEC from Meadows Yard to Landover, MD until the early 80s when it was rerouted down the former LV and RDG trackage between North Jersey and Philadelphia. Under this new routing these trains entered the NEC at ARSENAL, located just south of 30th Street station in Philly.
6
Various CR units rest at Croxton on New Years Day 1978.
7
Conrail GP40 3196, U23B 2795, and a GP40-2 team up to bring a loaded coal train east through CP-Blandon in the fall of 1989. The old "high grade" right of way is visible to the left.
8
PIOI rolls through Blandon with two Geeps sandwiching two UP SD40-2's. CP-Blandon MP7.8 CR Reading Line
9
Three GP40's work Bound Brook on East St. Louis-North Bergen train TV4. MP30 CR Raritan Valley Line.
10
An eastbound trailer train heads through Emmaus in the early morning.
11
3364, 5060, and 5066 lead MAIL-3 through the "old" CP-Burn. This scene has completely changed over the past few years. CP-Burn MP 35.0 CR Reading Line
12
MAIL3 passes the temporary block station at CP-Blandon with five GP40's and a B40-8. CP-Blandon MP7.8 CR Reading Line
13
A GP40-2 brings Conway-Oak Island manifest train PIOI through CP-BURN on November 15, 1992. PIOI is not working in Allentown, as evidenced by the fact that the train is using the "bypass" via East Penn Jct. to get to Bethlehem.
14

OIEN5 passes the MP0.8 detector at Blandon with some four axle power. GP40-2's and B40-8's were the main locomotives used on MAIL trains until the C40-8W's and SD60M/I's came in, so it was somewhat unusual to see them on a freight in 1993.

 MP0.8 CR Reading Line

15
Empty Portland, PA-Shire Oaks, PA coal train XHS36E idles at JAKE with an excellent lashup. This train departed Portland later in the day, and detoured via DL, STL&H, and the Reading & Northern due to flooding on the Portland Secondary. DCS Jake-MP0.5 CR Stroudsburg Secondary Track 7:00AM
16
CAAL1 is about to cross from Berks County into Lehigh County as it nears Alburtis on a very late afternoon March afternoon. MP22.6 CR Reading Line
17
ALSR1's power passes Smith Lane. The consist itself is still heading through the interlocking at CP-Alburtis.
18
C40-8W 6078 leads Conway-Edgemoor freight PIED past the Limerick Nuclear Power Plant in Linfield, PA. The 6078 is unusual in that it has "Conrail Quality" on the front but has the standard logo on the side.
19
PIAL5 heads east through Longswamp with a couple Dash 8's as power. MP22.5 CR Reading Line
20
C40-8Ws 6132 and 6102, UP SD40-2 4245, B36-7 5015, and SD50 6709 are on the head end of OIEN seen heading west through Topton in March of 1993.
21
CR 6317 leads an eastbound manifest past the mushroom farms at Blandon.
22
A freight passes over a bridge on the Pittsburgh Line led by an SD45 in PC black, an SDP45 in blue, and another ex-PC SD45.
23
A pair of then-new C40-8Ws bring Allentown-Selkirk manifest ALSE through Bound Brook in the summer of 1993.
24
SD40 6244 and another SD40 bring an eastbound manifest into the receiving yard at Allentown.
25
Woodzell, MD-bound UMP146 heads past the abandoned yard at Bellwood with an unrebuilt SD40 leading. MP230 CR Pittsburgh Line
26
A couple SD40's (6366 and 6352) lead CAAL by the abandoned Burn Yard in the summer of '87. Note the caboose behind the engines. CP-Burn MP34.9 CR Reading Line
27

6369 and 6378 push an extra BAPI, BAPI4X, around Horseshoe Curve on a sunny October day.

 MP242 CR Pittsburgh Line
 

28
A set of Conrail SD40-2s idle in Cresson after sunset.
29
ALPI0 traverses the interlocking at Wyomissing Jct. with 6 EMD's as power. CP-Wyomissing Jct. MP61.2 CR Harrisburg Line
30
Two SD40-2s lead an eastbound coal drag through Douglassville, PA, on the Harrisburg Line. This train is nearing its destination; the PECO power plant in Cromby, PA. Notice that the lead unit is one of the "starred" SD40-2s.
31
An eastbound coal train led by SD40-2 6446 heads through Blandon in the fall of 1992.
32
A trio of SD40 series units bring the Enola-Saucon manifest through Longswamp in the afternoon.
33
A pair of SD40-2s bring an empty Potomac Electric coal train under a PRR signal bridge on the Middle Division.
34
Two SD40-2s pull Morrisville-Conway manifest MOPI through Sheridan in early 1990. Sheridan was home to one of several temporary block stations on the Harrisburg Line. Orders were given here to trains that needed to run against the current of traffic during MOW work periods. There was a set of hand crossovers here, as evidenced by the switch stand in front of the lead locomotive. Note the fourth car in the train, which appears to be a class H1G "Tupperware Hopper" with a removable cover.
35
ALEN7 rolls through Blandon with an SD40-2 leading an NS C40-8 and three more CR engines. CP-Blandon MP7.8 CR Reading Line
36
OIPI heads downgrade at Lilly with five EMDs at the helm. MP253 CR Pittsburgh Line
37
An SD40-2 and two GP35s lead Selkirk-Allentown train SEAL through Bound Brook in early 1985. Not long after this date the Lehigh Line will be reduced to single track between here and CP-POTTER in Edison, NJ. The third unit in this lashup is still wearing PC paint.
38
Two fairly unusual C36-7's (6640 and 6622) lead OIAL through Bound Brook. MP33 CR Lehigh Line
39
ALSR sails through Robesonia with a C36-7 leading. MP71 CR Harrisburg Line
40
6663, 6654, and 6657 push on the rear of OIPI as they depart Altoona. CP-Slope MP237.2 CR Pittsburgh Line
41
Conrail SD50 6720 brings ALCS west through Longswamp Township on the afternoon of January 26, 1993. The ALCS ran from Allentown to Rocky Mount, NC and became CSX R413 at Park Junction in Philadelphia.
42
Two SD50s bring the ENOI through CP-Bound Brook in the afternoon.
43

SENS6 rumbles through Iona Island with two SD50's leading an NS U23B and GP38AC.

 

MP41 CR River Line 

44

6742, NS 3980, and NS 1628 lead ALSR6 through Longswamp, PA on January 26th, 1993. This train became NS 155 at Hagerstown, MD.

MP22.5 CR Reading Line

45
An SD50 and two SD40-2's (one of which in NS paint) lead ENSE9 through Readington Twp. MP59.1 CR Lehigh Line
46

GP10 7580 leads WHRE10 through Topton. Another GP10, 7578, is on the other end of the train.

MP18.5 CR Reading Line

47
ENOI1 rounds the curve east of Bethlehem with a couple GP38's leading a C36-7. Some now-demolished buildings from Bethlehem Steel can be seen in the background. MP86.1 CR Lehigh Line
48
GP38-2 8099 is still unpatched in late 1977 as it leads Jersey City-Niagara Falls train JN-5 through Bound Brook. Trailing in the consist is U25B 2626 and GP40-2 3275 (still in RDG paint). The 8099 later became NS 5294, while the 3275 went to NS as their 3000. Note the water jug on the nose of the 8099.
49
A GP38-2 brings Allentown-Enola manifest ALEN westbound through CP-BURN on September 7, 1990. Notice that this was clearly before the Basin St. grade crossing elimination project took place. Today, the roadbed is on a fill several feet above ground level here.
50
Three Geeps bring local freight WPAL11 through Phillipsburg in 1997.

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