Roundhouses

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

1
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.
2
Cleveland Electric 107 leads a pair of EMD units that join the typical Alcos at the Mingo Junction roundhouse in August, 1977.
3
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.
4
CR C430 2051 rests at the Mingo Junction roundhouse between runs in August, 1977.
5
CR C430 2051 rests next to C630 6777 at the Mingo Junction roundhouse between runs in August, 1977.
6
A crewman makes sure that CR blue C420 2072 (ex-L&HR 21) gets safely onto the turntable at Bethlehem in July, 1978.
7
CR C420 2072 belches typical Alco smoke coming off the turntable at the Bethlehem roundhouse in July, 1978.
8
CR GP-9 7193 and C420 2072 join forces on the Bethlehem turntable in July, 1978.
9
Alcos all over at the Bethlehem roundhouse in April, 1977! A bonus was LV RS-3 211 and RS-11 7641 smoking it up.
10
CR C420 2073 (ex-L&HR 23) shuffles a former LV caboose at the Bethlehem roundhouse in August, 1977.
11
CR C420 2073 (ex-L&HR 23) at the Bethlehem roundhouse in August, 1977.
12
CR C420 2077 (ex-L&HR 29) idles at the Bethlehem roundhouse in August, 1978.
13
With SW8 8673 (ex-LV 259) resting inside, CR C420 2077 (ex-L&HR 29) idles outside the Bethlehem roundhouse in August, 1978.
14
CR C420 2077 (ex-L&HR 29) at the Bethlehem roundhouse in August, 1977.
15
Units that came from the PRR, NYC, PC and of course the Lehigh Valley populate the ex CNJ Allentown roundhouse.
16
Conrail class N5B caboose 22856 is seen at Conway Yard in 1983, shot from inside the yard tower.
17
CR blue ex-PC U23B 2731 rests outside the Bethlehem roundhouse in July, 1978.
18
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.
19

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.

20
CR GP-35 3651 waits for assignment outside the Bethlehem roundhouse in November, 1978.
21
A 1982 view of the old Pitcairn locomotive facilities shows Conrail triple hopper 422972, among others.
22

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.

23
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.
24

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.

25
PC SD-35 6031 rests outside the Bethlehem roundhouse in April, 1977.
26
TV10B passing the coal tower and roundhouse at the old helper station in Chester, MA. on Aug. 29, 1992.
27
SD50 6715 leads TV-6 past the old roundhouse in Chester, MA. on May 27, 1984.
28
CR C630 6757 (ex-RDG 5304) rests at the Mingo Junction roundhouse alongside SW9 9138 in August, 1977.
29
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.
30
The "LV" is showing through on the nose of RS-11 7640 as it rests at the Bethlehem engine terminal in December, 1978. 
31
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.
32
Former LV RS-11 7641 readies for work with C420 2077 outside the Bethlehem roundhouse in August, 1978.
33
Former LV RS-11 7641 on the move through the Bethlehem engine terminal in August, 1978.
34
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.
35
Even at idle, former LV RS-11 7643 RS smokes it up at the Bethlehem turntable in August, 1977.
36

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.

37
CR RS-11 7644 (ex-LV) waits for assignment at the Bethlehem engine terminal in July, 1979.
38
PC GP-38-2's 8109 and 7965 wait for assignment at the Bethlehem engine terminal.
39
CR 8279, a phase II 1979-built GP38-2, rests at a quiet Bethlehem engine terminal in December, 1988.
40
Ironton 751 Baldwin DS4-4-1000 sits at the Bethlehem roundhouse waiting for orders to work the yard.
41
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!
42
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.
43
CR 8419, ex-LV 8419 SW1, awaiting work at the Bethlehem roundhouse.
44
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.
45
LV 258 SW8, soon to be CR 8672, sits outside the Bethlehem roundhouse in April, 1977.
46
Former LV SW-8 258 (CR 8672) and PC NW-2 9160 rest at the Bethlehem roundhouse in April, 1977.
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LV 258 SW8, soon to be CR 8672, rests outside the Bethlehem roundhouse alongside PC NW2 9160 in April, 1977.
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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.
49
While PC SD35 6031 rests nearby, LV SW8 261 (CR 8675) rounds the turntable at Bethlehem in April, 1977.
50
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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