Cresson Maintenance facility

CR 2477 Cresson, PA 5-28-1978

CR 2477 is under the sand tower at the Cresson service facilty.

CR 2704 Cresson, PA 7/1/1978

4 axle power idles thru the night at the Cresson service area.

CR 6070 Cresson, PA 8-4-1979

On an overcast day in August, 1979, a trio of SD-45 helpers line up at Cresson ready to tackle Horseshoe. The three 20-cylinder, 3,600hp brutes included CR blue 6070 (ex-EL 3605) and PC black 6169 and 6146.

CR 6129 Cresson, PA 8-4-1979

A powerful pair of SD-45's line up for helper duty at Cresson on an overcast day in August, 1979. This EMD 20-cylinder duo included CR blue 6129 and 6144, both ex-PC units.

CR 6133 Cresson, PA 8-4-1979

A pair of SD-45 helpers waits for a call to head up Horseshoe on an overcast August day in 1979. This set of CR blue 20-cylinder power included 6133 and 6192, both ex-PC.

CR 6144 Cresson, PA 8-4-1979

A powerful pair of SD-45's line up for helper duty at Cresson on an overcast day in August, 1979. This EMD 20-cylinder duo included CR blue 6144 and 6129, both ex-PC units.

CR 6144 Cresson, PA 8-4-1979

A powerful pair of SD-45's line up for helper duty at Cresson on an overcast day in August, 1979. This EMD 20-cylinder duo included CR blue 6144 and 6129, both ex-PC units.

CR 6146 Cresson, PA 8-4-1979

It was all 20-cylinders at Cresson on this overcast day in August, 1979.

Ready to flex their 3,600hp La Grange muscle, this helper trio included ex-PC 6146 and 6169, and CR blue 6070 (ex-EL 3605).

CR 6192 Cresson, PA 8-4-1979

A pair of SD-45 helpers waits for a call to head up Horseshoe on an overcast August day at Cresson in 1979. This set of CR blue 20-cylinder power included 6192 and 6133, both ex-PC.

CR 6192 Cresson, PA 8-4-1979

The face of 3,600 horses awaits the call to head up Horseshoe.

A former PC pair of SD-45's, 6192 and 6133, line up along with other 20-cylinder helper sets at Cresson on an overcast August day in 1979.

CR 6279 Cresson, PA 3-27-1978

CR SD40 6279, an ex-EL SD45-2, and a PC black SD40 wait for pusher duty at Cresson in March 1978.

CR 6370 at Cresson, PA

Conrail SD40-2 6370 sits on the lead into the Cresson engine house in 1991, shot from the Cresson Secondary flyover bridge.

CR 6665 at Cresson, Pa. 8/19/95

Conrail 6665 ios at Conrails's Cresson, Pa. engine facility.

Cresson helper facility in 1982

A 1982 shot of the Cresson helper maintenance facility, taken from the Cresson Secondary bridge over the mainlines. The signals on the right edge of the photo were the eastbound signals for MO interlocking. When the bridge was removed in 1995 as part of the double-stack clearance improvement project, these signals were replaced with Type G signals.

Cresson helper terminal in 1991

A 1991 shot of the Cresson helper terminal, with several helpers languishing between tours of duty on the mountain.

Cresson, PA Engine Terminal 3/14/98

CR 6366 is seen along with several other CR SD40-2's in the helper pool are seen at the Cresson Engine Terminal on a cold Mar 14, 1998 evening.

Cresson, PA Engine Terminal 3/14/98

Conrail's Cresson, PA Engine Terminal is seen here on 3/14/98.

MNCR 105 (CR 3637)

Metro North GP35 105 (ex CR 3637) shown next to the tank at Cresson, PA on December 23rd, 1993.

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