Yard offices

This gallery features photos of the many yard offices found at many of the predecessor road's yards throughout the Conrail system. 

Included are Abrams, Ashland Ave, Ashtabula, Colehour,  Conway,  Croxton, Enola, Morrisville, Portland, and Spring Street.

Abrams yard King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

The view from the yard office shows a busy Abrams yard this day in February, 1977.

A line of coil cars and boxcars waits for sorting, while RDG SW1500 2770 (CR 9620) works a line of boxcars with CR N-5B 22841 and RDG N-4 92887 cabins coupled to each end.

Abrams yard office King of Prussia, PA 1-3-1977

RDG SW1500 2762 (CR 9612) idles with cabin 94013 under the signal bridge between switching assignments at Abrams yard.

Abrams yard office King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

RDG SW1500 2759 (CR 9598) switches a string of boxcars by the Abrams yard office in February, 1977.

Abrams yard office King of Prussia, PA 1-3-1977

A trio of RDG RDC's race past the Abrams yard office on track 2 in January, 1977.

Abrams yard office King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

PRSL GP38 2001 (CR 7661) pauses with sister-unit 2007 (CR 7668), GP9 7157 and C425 2423 at the Abrams yard office in February, 1977.

Abrams yard office King of Prussia, PA 2-12-1977

The crew of RDG SW1500 2759 (CR 9598) took a coffee break at the Abrams yard office before returning to switching work on a cold President's day in 1977.

Allentown yard office Allentown, PA 4-16-1977

Near the end of its career, Ironton Baldwin DS4-4-1000 751 (CR 8354) works Allentown yard in April, 1977.

Ashland Ave yard office

Conrail's Ashland Avenue Yard office in July 1983, originally built for the Chicago Junction Railway Company. This is why folks sometimes still refer to the line around here as the CJ even though this building no longer exists today(2010). Doug Davidson photo with permission

Ashtabula yard office

This nice looking house served as Conrail's Ashtabula Yard Office on October 4, 1994. Doug Davidson photo with permission

Colehour yard office

An August 1982 view of Conrail's Colehour Yard Office and Tower at Hammond, IN. Doug Davidson photo with permission

Conway yard towers and office Conway, PA 8-8-1977

An overview of Conway yard in August, 1977 shows a yard office and the two yard towers in the distance. In the foreground, a six unit engine move makes it's way toward the engine terminal.

Croxton yard office Secaucus, NJ 3-1-1979

CR U30C 6581 (ex-RDG 6302) at Croxton with the yard office in the background in March, 1979.

Croxton yard office Secaucus, NJ 8-17-1979

CR SW-9 9019 (ex-EL 448) idles at Croxton in August, 1979. CR 21303 N21 class cabin and a sister bay window caboose rest by the yard office.

Enola yard Enola, PA 7-9-1977 (1)

With the Enola hump tower and yard office in the background, a mass of ex-PC power, along with a lone ex-EL and ex-LV unit surround a few CR blue units at the engine terminal as night falls.

Enola yard Enola, PA 7-9-1977 (2)

With the Enola hump tower and yard office in the background, a mass of ex-PC power, along with a lone ex-EL and ex-LV unit surround a few CR blue units at the engine terminal as night falls.

Portland, PA _7/76

Portland, Pa yard office and scale. Was used until the installation of the Allentown Hump Scale.

Spring St. Yard Office 7/1984

Conrail's Spring Street Yard office is seen in July 1984. ATSF CF-7 2427 is a long way from home in this shot. Bob Gottschall photo from the collection of Steve Ondik, used with permission.

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