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, and Spring Street.

1

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.

2
RDG SW1500 2762 (CR 9612) idles with cabin 94013 under the signal bridge between switching assignments at Abrams yard.
3
RDG SW1500 2759 (CR 9598) switches a string of boxcars by the Abrams yard office in February, 1977.
4
A trio of RDG RDC's race past the Abrams yard office on track 2 in January, 1977.
5
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.
6
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.
7
Near the end of its career, Ironton Baldwin DS4-4-1000 751 (CR 8354) works Allentown yard in April, 1977.
8
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
9
This nice looking house served as Conrail's Ashtabula Yard Office on October 4, 1994. Doug Davidson photo with permission
10
An August 1982 view of Conrail's Colehour Yard Office and Tower at Hammond, IN. Doug Davidson photo with permission
11
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.
12
CR U30C 6581 (ex-RDG 6302) at Croxton with the yard office in the background in March, 1979.
13
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.
14
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.
15
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.
16
Portland, Pa yard office and scale. Was used until the installation of the Allentown Hump Scale.
17
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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