Allentown yard

CR's Allentown yard was a former Central Railroad of New Jersey yard located in Allentown, PA.

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A shadow of what it once was, Allentown yard is almost empty in December, 1988.

Former days of the Ironton S-12 working the yard, or LV RS-11's and strings of SW-8's preparing train makeups, are long gone.

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A typical scene a year into operations, Conrail's Allentown yard is nearly full.
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I took this photo in the Winter of 1997.
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Conrail's Allentown PA hump is seen here on 10/16/97.
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An SD 38/MT 6 set sits at the Allentown Hump, waiting for the next cut to push over the top.
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CR C36-7 6639 leads GP-40 3053 and B23-7 1933 through Allentown yard in December, 1988.
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CR 2707 U23B works with GP40 3008 at the Allentown hump in June, 1978.
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U23B 2753 has pulled up to CP HAMM while switching at the Allentown Yard.
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A trio of CR units, with PC U23B 2756 in the middle, pull through Allentown yard in April, 1977.
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A trio of CR units, PC GP-38 7864, PC U23B 2756, and CR GP-35 2311, pulls through Allentown yard in April, 1977.
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Conrail GP-40-2 #3354 has just crossed the Lehigh River and is about to cross the Canal and head into the yard with this eastbound in Allentown, PA. May 20, 1984.

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Conrail SD-40 #6240 pulls some cars out of the yard in Allentown, PA. May 4, 1985

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SD40 6244 and another SD40 bring an eastbound manifest into the receiving yard at Allentown.
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Rolling toward the steam-era coaling tower at the Bethlehem engine terminal, CR SD-40 6334 (ex-PC 6081) leads sister-unit 6303 (ex-PC 6050) through Allentown yard in December, 1988.
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Conrail SD-40 #6327 leads a westbound over the Lehigh Canal on a dreary March day in Allentown, PA. March 31, 1985.

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Rolling toward the steam-era coaling tower at the Bethlehem engine terminal, CR SD-40 6334 (ex-PC 6081) leads sister-unit 6303 (ex-PC 6050) through Allentown yard in December, 1988.
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The crew gets on board some power as they prepare to build ALSR's train.
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Former PC SD9 6908 and smoking ex-LV RS11 7641 work Allentown yard in January, 1978.
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Former SD9 6908 works Allentown yard with ex-LV RS11 7641 in January, 1978.
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CR SD-9's 6908 and 6909 work Allentown yard in August, 1978.
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A late day in August, 1978 has former PC SD-9's 6909 and 6908 working Allentown yard.
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Former PC SD-9's 6909 and 6908 work Allentown yard in August, 1978.
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CR SD-38 6925 teams with MT-6 yard slug 1119 to work the Allentown hump in July, 1979.

Collinwood rebuilt ex-PC RSD-12 6857 into MT-6 1119 in May, 1979.

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CR RS-11 7612 (ex-LV 403) works the Allentown hump in April, 1977.
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CR RS-11 7612 (ex-LV 403) works the Allentown hump in April, 1977.
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CR RS-11 7612 (ex-LV 403) leads a trio of RS-11's at Allentown yard in August, 1978.
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All former LV, low hood RS-11 7612 (ex-LV 403) leads a pair of high hood RS-11's at Allentown yard in August, 1978.
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CR RS-11 7612 (ex-LV 403) leads a trio of RS-11's at Allentown yard in August, 1978.
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CR RS-11 7612 (ex-LV 403) leads high hood RS-11's 7642 and 7640 in a trio of former LV Alco's at Allentown yard in August, 1978.
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CR RS-11 7640 follows low hood 7612 and 7642 in a trio of former LV RS-11's at Allentown yard in August, 1978.
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CR RS-11 7640 follows low hood 7612 and 7642 in a trio of former LV RS-11's at Allentown yard in August, 1978.
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CR RS-11 7640 follows low hood 7612 and 7642 in a trio of former LV RS-11's at Allentown yard in August, 1978.
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CR RS-11 7640 follows low hood 7612 and 7642 in a trio of former LV RS-11's at Allentown yard in August, 1978.
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Ex-LV RS-11 7642 runs in the middle of a trio of RS-11's at Allentown yard in August, 1978.
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CR 7642 (ex-LV) follows low hood RS-11 7612 in a trio of Alco RS-11's at Allentown yard in August, 1978.
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Former LV RS-11 7643 (CR 7643) works the scenic Allentown yard in May, 1977.
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Ex-PC GP38 7885 works Allentown yard in December, 1988.
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Near the end of its career, Ironton 751 Baldwin DS4-4-1000 works Allentown yard in April, 1977.
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LV SW-8 250 works the Allentown hump with three sister SW-8's in April, 1977.
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LV SW-8 255 smoking it up with 3 sister SW-8's as they work the Allentown hump in April, 1977.
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LV SW-8 257 works the hump at Allentown yard with three sister SW-8's in April, 1977.
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LV SW-8 260 works the hump at Allentown yard with three sister SW-8's in April, 1977.
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Still all LV, SW8's 257, 260 (CR 8674) and 255 make up part of a quartet of SW8's returning from working the hump at Allentown yard in April, 1977.
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Still all LV, SW8's 257 and 260 (CR 8674) make up part of a quartet of SW8's returning from working the hump at Allentown yard in April, 1977.
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CR SW-9 9016 (ex-EL 440) teams up with NE-6 cabin 23813 (ex-PC 19819) to work Allentown yard in July, 1979.
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The second Ore Train ZBB-412 on 5/28/78 is powered by MP15DC's
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Delaware & Hudson RA-1 (Rouse's Point-Allentown) arrives at its destination. Note: Allentown yard is undergoing a major rehab. The Allentown UCIM scale will be lacated where the 55gal. Oil drum is.
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D&H GP39-2's 7610 and 7416 (ex-RDG 3416) ready to pull out of Allentown yard in April, 1977.

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