Track Maintenance Equipment

Photos of ballast cleaners, sweepers, tampers, track stabilizers, and other equipment dedicated to keeping Conrail's tracks in tip-top shape are here.

CR 2001 MOW extra on 8/15/98. (2)

Track surfacing machine TS 1009 on the MOW extra at Palmer, MA. on Aug. 15, 1998.

CR 2001 MOW extra on 8/15/98. (3)

Ballast regulator BR 3012 on the MOW extra at Palmer, MA. on Aug. 15, 1998.

CR 2001 MOW extra on 8/15/98. (4)

Ballast regulator BR 1164 at the rear of the MOW extra in Palmer, MA. on Aug.15, 1998. NO, I did NOT take a photo of EVERY car in the train, so don't ask.

CR 58543 - Class 828F with BR1311

Conrail 58543 is seen at Rochester, PA carrying ballast regulator BR1311

CR 58582-Class 793F with MP 9012

Conrail 58582 is seen at Palmyra, PA carrying MP9012. Car is ex NYC 481425 blt 2-50

CR 58590-Class 828F with ME 5415

Conrail 58590 is seen at Columbia, PA carrying ME 5415. Car is ex NYC 500374 built 4-53.

CR 58607-Class 712F

Conrail 58607 is seen at Cove, PA carrying a track stabilizer. Car is ex PC 755111/NYC 480861 blt 6-43.

CR 58609-Class 712F

Conrail 58609 is seen at Columbia, PA. Car is ex PC 755147/NYC 480899/NYC 499??? blt 1-43.

CR 58617-Class F30A with BR3017

Conrail 58617 is seen at Columbia, PA carrying Ballast Regulator BR 3017. Car is ex PRR 474508 built 9-34.

CR 58702-Class F30A with ME4036

Conrail 58702 is seen at Columbia, PA with ME 4036. Car is ex PRR 475002 blt 11-34.

CR 59612-Class 793F

Conrail 59612 is seen at Conway in July 1989. Car is ex PC 751293/NYC number unknown.

CR 6564 in Hinsdale, MA. on 8/8/98. (2)

Four carloads of miscellaneous track equipment at Hinsdale, MA.

CR 93004 at Washington, MA. on 9/29/84.

Self-propelled crane 93004 moves eastward at Washington depot, MA. on Sept. 29, 1984. The SP and a Burro were cleaning up after a major rail replacement atop Washington hill in Hinsdale and Washington. Over four miles of jointed rail on track 2 was changed over to CWR.

CR Ballast Cleaner at Conway July 1989

A ballast cleaner is kicking up some dust at Conway in July 1989. Try getting a photo with nothing but CR equipment in the shot these days...

CR ballast cleaner with 60142 in Cold Spring, NY. on 7/30/97.

CR ballast cleaner with BR40L boxcar 60142 at MP 53 on the Metro-North Hudson Line in Cold Spring, NY. on July 30, 1997.

CR Ballast Regulator

A Conrail ballast regulator is seen at Columbia, PA

CR Ballast Sweeper

A Conrail ballast sweeper is seen at Lancaster, PA

CR Ballast Sweeper

A Conrail ballast sweeper is seen at Lancaster, PA

CR Ballast Tamper at Columbia

A Conrail tamper is seen at Columbia, PA

CR BR 1296

Conrail ballast regulator 1296 is seen at Columbia, PA

CR BR1310

Conrail ballast regulator BR1310 is seen at Spruce Creek, PA in April 1989

CR BT1000

Conrail track stabilizer BT1000 is seen at Palmyra, PA

CR BT1000

Conrail track stabilizer BT1000 is seen at Birmingham, PA

CR BT1000 at Birmingham, PA

Conrail track stabilizer BT1000 is seen at Birmingham, PA

CR BT1000 at Hinsdale, MA.

Track stabilizer BT1000 eastbound near MP 143 in Hinsdale, MA. on April 23, 1989.

CR BT1000 at Hinsdale, MA.

Track stabilizer BT1000 eastbound at the Dalton/Hinsdale, MA. town line near MP 143 on April 23, 1989.

CR BU 2005

Conrail switch undercutter BU2005 is seen at Hershey, PA

CR Fairmount Tamper

A unknown Conrail Fairmount Tamper is seen at Lancaster PA on 12/12/97.

CR ME 5062

Conrail ballast tamper ME 5062 is seen at Spruce Creek, PA in April 1989

CR MP0908

Conrail ballast tamper MP 0908 is seen at Temple, PA

CR Regulator

A CR Regulator is seen at Lancaster PA on 12/12/97.

CR Tamper at Conway

A Conrail tamper is seen at Conway Yard in the fall of 1988

CR TE4107 detail at Huntington, MA. on 4/25/99.

Conrail logo on TE 4107 at Huntington, MA. on April 25, 1999. Couldn't resist photographing THAT! Particularly, since Conrail would become a "fallen flag" in barely more than a month.

CR TH 2151 in Huntington, MA. on 4/25/99.

Tie handler/crane at Huntington, MA. on April 25, 1999.

CR TS 1005

Conrail TS1005 is seen at Rochester, PA

CR TS1005

Conrail track stabilizer TS 1005 is seen at Temple, PA

CR TS1006

Conrail track stabilizer TS1006 is seen at Palmyra, PA

CR WP1902

Conrail production ballast tamper and leveler WP 1902 is seen at Cove, PA

CR WP1902

Conrail production ballast tamper and leveler WP 1902 is seen at Cove, PA

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