Roundhouses

Some of the few remaining roundhouses within the Conrail system such as Bethlehem, Mingo Junction, and Northumberland are included in this gallery.

Bethlehem roundhouse Bethlehem, PA 1-7-1978

A Reading Company RDC was a curious visitor to the Bethlehem roundhouse in January, 1978, joining a pair of ex-LV SW8's and an ex-PC switcher.

CE 107 Mingo Junction, OH 08-8-1977

Cleveland Electric 107 leads a pair of EMD units that join the typical Alcos at the Mingo Junction roundhouse in August, 1977.

CR 1126 at Conway Yard

Conrail SD38 6943 (ex-PC 6943) is seen with MT6 1126 (ex-CR 6816, exx-PC 6816, nee-PRR 8616) in this 1983 shot from the Conway Yard tower.

CR 2051 Mingo Junction, OH 8-8-1977

CR C430 2051 rests at the Mingo Junction roundhouse between runs in August, 1977.

CR 2051 Mingo Junction, OH 8-8-1977

CR C430 2051 rests next to C630 6777 at the Mingo Junction roundhouse between runs in August, 1977.

CR 2072 Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

A crewman makes sure that CR blue C420 2072 (ex-L&HR 21) gets safely onto the turntable at Bethlehem in July, 1978.

CR 2072 Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

CR C420 2072 belches typical Alco smoke coming off the turntable at the Bethlehem roundhouse in July, 1978.

CR 2072 Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

CR GP-9 7193 and C420 2072 join forces on the Bethlehem turntable in July, 1978.

CR 2073 Bethlehem, PA 4-16-1977

Alcos all over at the Bethlehem roundhouse in April, 1977! A bonus was LV RS-3 211 and RS-11 7641 smoking it up.

CR 2073 Bethlehem, PA 8-6-1977

CR C420 2073 (ex-L&HR 23) shuffles a former LV caboose at the Bethlehem roundhouse in August, 1977.

CR 2073 Bethlehem, PA 8-6-1977

CR C420 2073 (ex-L&HR 23) at the Bethlehem roundhouse in August, 1977.

CR 2077 Bethlehem, PA 8-27-1978

CR C420 2077 (ex-L&HR 29) idles at the Bethlehem roundhouse in August, 1978.

CR 2077 Bethlehem, PA 8-27-1978

With SW8 8673 (ex-LV 259) resting inside, CR C420 2077 (ex-L&HR 29) idles outside the Bethlehem roundhouse in August, 1978.

CR 2077 Bethlehem, PA 8-6-1977

CR C420 2077 (ex-L&HR 29) at the Bethlehem roundhouse in August, 1977.

CR 2216 Allentown, PA 08-26-1978

Units that came from the PRR, NYC, PC and of course the Lehigh Valley populate the ex CNJ Allentown roundhouse.

CR 22856 - Class N5B

Conrail class N5B caboose 22856 is seen at Conway Yard in 1983, shot from inside the yard tower.

CR 2731 Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

CR blue ex-PC U23B 2731 rests outside the Bethlehem roundhouse in July, 1978.

CR 2731 Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

With CR SW900 8657 (ex-LV 130) waiting between assignments at the Bethlehem roundhouse, former PC U23B 2731 rests on one of the outside tracks in July, 1978.

CR 2843 Conway, PA 8-8-1977

Former PC U30B 2843 sits surrounded by Alcos at the Conway yard turntable in August, 1977.

The autorack loaded with new 1977 Ford Pintos gives a historical perspective.

CR 3651 Bethlehem, PA 11-25-1978

CR GP-35 3651 waits for assignment outside the Bethlehem roundhouse in November, 1978.

CR 422972-Class HE7E at Pitcairn in 1982

A 1982 view of the old Pitcairn locomotive facilities shows Conrail triple hopper 422972, among others.

CR 5726 Mingo Junction, OH 8-8-1977

Low-nose GP-8 5726 lined up with PC GP38 7863 outside the Mingo Junction roundhouse in August, 1977.

The 5700 series GP-8's were renumbered into the 5400 series in 1978 to keep a solid number block and make room for further rebuilds.

CR 5964 Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

CR GP-7 5964 (ex-EL 1226) rests between assignments with SW9/SW-900's and an SW-1 at the Bethlehem roundhouse in July, 1978.

CR 5964 Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

CR GP-7 5964 (ex-EL 1226) rests between assignments with SW9/SW-900's and an SW-1 at the Bethlehem roundhouse in July, 1978.

The power is all EMD except for the former LV RS-11 tucked inside the roundhouse behind the SW-1.

CR 6031 Bethlehem, PA 4-9-1977

PC SD-35 6031 rests outside the Bethlehem roundhouse in April, 1977.

CR 6460 in Chester, MA. on 8/29/92. (2)

TV10B passing the coal tower and roundhouse at the old helper station in Chester, MA. on Aug. 29, 1992.

CR 6715 in Chester, MA. on 5/27/84.

SD50 6715 leads TV-6 past the old roundhouse in Chester, MA. on May 27, 1984.

CR 6757 Mingo Junction, OH 8-8-1977

CR C630 6757 (ex-RDG 5304) rests at the Mingo Junction roundhouse alongside SW9 9138 in August, 1977.

CR 6759 Conway, PA 8-8-1977

Alcos were everywhere at Conway yard in August, 1977. CR C630's 6759 (ex-RDG 5306) and 6754 (ex-RDG 5301) along with an ex-LV C628 and an ex-PC RS27 2412 crowd around the Conway turntable.

CR 7640 Bethlehem, PA 12-26-1978

The "LV" is showing through on the nose of RS-11 7640 as it rests at the Bethlehem engine terminal in December, 1978. 

CR 7641 Bethlehem, PA 8-27-1978

Former LV RS-11 7641 idles by the Bethlehem turntable, waiting for ex-L&HR C420 2077 to couple up and go to work in August, 1978.

CR 7641 Bethlehem, PA 8-27-1978

Former LV RS-11 7641 readies for work with C420 2077 outside the Bethlehem roundhouse in August, 1978.

CR 7641 Bethlehem, PA 8-27-1978

Former LV RS-11 7641 on the move through the Bethlehem engine terminal in August, 1978.

CR 7642 Bethlehem, PA 4-16-1977

Alcos were common at Bethlehem in the spring of 1977. This day in April has CR Alco RS-11s 7642, 7641 and C420 2073, along with 2 SW-8Ms, at the roundhouse.

CR 7643 Bethlehem, PA 8-6-1977

Even at idle, former LV RS-11 7643 RS smokes it up at the Bethlehem turntable in August, 1977.

CR 7643 Bethlehem, PA 8-6-1977

LV RS-11 7643 and SW-8's 273 and 264 idle around the turntable while former L&HR C420 2073 shuffles an ex-LV caboose into the Bethlehem roundhouse in August, 1977.

Just over a year into CR operations and the CR blue and white on the caboose has already worn badly.

CR 7644 Bethlehem, PA 7-7-1979

CR RS-11 7644 (ex-LV) waits for assignment at the Bethlehem engine terminal in July, 1979.

CR 8109 Bethlehem, PA 4-16-1977

PC GP-38-2's 8109 and 7965 wait for assignment at the Bethlehem engine terminal.

CR 8279 Bethlehem, PA 12-17-1988

CR 8279, a phase II 1979-built GP38-2, rests at a quiet Bethlehem engine terminal in December, 1988.

CR 8354 Bethlehem, PA 4-9-1977

Ironton 751 Baldwin DS4-4-1000 sits at the Bethlehem roundhouse waiting for orders to work the yard.

CR 8354 Bethlehem, PA 4-9-1977

Ironton 751 Baldwin DS4-4-1000 sits at the Bethlehem roundhouse waiting for orders to work the yard. Wonder if the crew for 751 also drove the nice 1964 Chevy Impala!

CR 8354 Bethlehem, PA 4-9-1977

With PC SD35 6031 resting by the turntable, Ironton Baldwin DS4-4-1000 751 takes a break from yard work at the Bethlehem roundhouse in April, 1977.

CR 8419 Bethlehem, PA 4-9-1977

CR 8419, ex-LV 8419 SW1, awaiting work at the Bethlehem roundhouse.

CR 8657 Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

Red and blue switchers fill up the Bethlehem roundhouse tracks in July, 1978 as CR SW-900 8657 and SW-9 8939, ex-LV 130 and 292, and NW-2 9244, ex-LV 182, rest between assignments.

CR 8672 Bethlehem, PA 4-9-1977

LV 258 SW8, soon to be CR 8672, sits outside the Bethlehem roundhouse in April, 1977.

CR 8672 Bethlehem, PA 4-9-1977

Former LV SW-8 258 (CR 8672) and PC NW-2 9160 rest at the Bethlehem roundhouse in April, 1977.

CR 8672 Bethlehem, PA 4-9-1977

LV 258 SW8, soon to be CR 8672, rests outside the Bethlehem roundhouse alongside PC NW2 9160 in April, 1977.

CR 8673 Bethlehem, PA 10-1-1977

The former Lehigh Valley #259, now CR 8673, rests at the Bethlehem roundhouse in October 1977. Interesting units, they were equipped with dynamic brakes and MU and often ran in sets of 3-5 units on jobs to Hazelton.

CR 8675 Bethlehem, PA 4-9-1977

While PC SD35 6031 rests nearby, LV SW8 261 (CR 8675) rounds the turntable at Bethlehem in April, 1977.

CR 8687 Bethlehem, PA 8-6-1977

Former LV SW-8's 273 (CR 8687) and 264 (CR 8678) idle beside the Bethlehem turntable, while ex-L&HR C420 2077 rests at the roundhouse in August, 1977.

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