Selkirk yard

CR's Selkirk yard was a former NYC yard located in the hamlet of Selkirk within Bethlehem, NY. 

Selkirk was known for being the home to many GE U-boats during Conrail's earlier years.

BAR 79, 81-88 Selkirk, NY 12-26-1977

On a cold and snowy December evening at Selkirk yard, seven BAR GP38's and GP9 79 were lined up at Selkirk yard.

BAR 79, 81-88 Selkirk, NY 12-26-1977

On a cold and snowy December evening at Selkirk yard, seven BAR GP38's and GP9 79 were lined up at Selkirk yard.

BAR 79, 82-84 Selkirk, NY 12-26-1977

On a cold and snowy December evening at Selkirk yard, BAR GP9 79 and GP38's 82, 83, and 84, and four others, were lined up at Selkirk yard.

BM 1709 Selkirk, NY 10-07-1978

B&M/CR BMSE-7, led by GP-9 1709, enters Selkirk Yard @ CP132 Feura Bush, NY

BM 1721 Selkirk, NY 12-26-1977

A trio of Boston & Maine units, GP-18 1754 and GP-9's 1715 and 1721 at Selkirk yard in December, 1977.

BM 1721 Selkirk, NY 12-26-1977

A trio of Boston & Maine units, GP-18 1754 and GP-9's 1715 and 1721 at Selkirk yard in December, 1977.

BM 1754 Selkirk, NY 12-26-1977

A trio of Boston & Maine units, GP-18 1754 and GP-9's 1715 and 1721, pass by a home-based CR U-boat at Selkirk yard in December, 1977.

Central Oregon & Pacific 3075 Selkirk, NY 04-16-1997

Central oregon & Pacific GP40 3075 sits amongst the Conrail power at Selkirk NY Locomotive Shop

CR 1118 and 6939 at Selkirk, NY. on 8/14/83.

MT-6 slug 1118 and SD38 6939 at Selkirk yard on Aug. 18, 1983.

CR 1928 south Selkirk hump 08111985

The Hudson River Circle Line trip runs under the Selkirk hump as it leaves the yard headed for SK and the River Line

CR 1976 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR B23-7 1976 waits for assignment at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 2500 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25B's 2500 and 2510 roll light through Selkirk yard in August, 1979.

CR 2500 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25B's 2500 and 2510 run light through Selkirk yard in August, 1979.

CR 2501 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25B 2501 and other black and blue power at Selkirk yard in August, 1979.

CR 2558 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25B 2558 waits for assignment in a line of U-boats at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 2560 Selkirk, NY 12-26-1977

Selkirk was home to many U-boats in the late '70's. Here, U25B 2560 is between sister-unit 2512 and a U33C or U36C as they roll through the yard late in the day in December, 1977.

CR 2560 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25B 2560 at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 2566 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25B 2566 waits for assignment at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 2611 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25B 2611 and U25C 6815 lead the line up of U-boats at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 2727 shop Selkirk 08111985

A trio of U23B's sit outside the shop at Selkirk as the crowd from the Hudson River Circle trip visits the yard.

CR 2834 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U30B 2834 waits for assignment at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 2841 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U30B 2841 idles at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 2856 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

One place at Selkirk where EMD's outnumbered U-boats was in this lineup of CR U30B 2856 between SD40 6306 and GP40-2 3296.

CR 2864 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U30B 2864 waits for assignment at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 2865 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U30B 2865 outside the shops at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 2880 Selkirk, NY 12-26-1977

Selkirk was home to many U-boats in the late '70's. Here, U30B 2880 rests at the Sanding and Fueling facility in December, 1977.

CR 2892 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U33B 2892 lined up outside the Selkirk shops in August, 1979.

CR 2912 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U33B 2912 waits for assignment at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 2949 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U33B 2949 waits for assignment with B23-7 1976 and a U25B at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 2966 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U33B 2966 at the Selkirk engine terminal in August, 1979.

CR 359020 Selkirk, NY 2/94

CR 359020 Reefer sits with PFE cars in the North departure Yard Selkirk, NY 2/8/94. Car is ex EL 5019 and was built 12-67.

CR 3689 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR GP35 3989 (ex-EL 2583) waits for assignment at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 3692 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

One of only a few EMD's at Selkirk, CR GP35 3692 (ex-EL 2586) waits for assignment in August, 1979. Shades of Erie Lackawanna and the road number are beginning to show through!

CR 5511 Selikrk, NY 8/93

SEAL-9 is almost ready to depart the north departure yard Selkirk, NY

CR 5711 shop Selkirk 08111985

Riders on the Hudson Circle trip were treated to all kinds of oddities during the Selkirk shop tour. This unit wasn't so much of an oddity-CR had several hundred of them on day one-but by 1985, an unrebuilt GP 7 was a rarity. Most of the others had been rebuilt into GP 8's or retired, so despite the gloom, I was happy to get this one in clean paint.

CR 6020 at Selkirk fuel pad 1990

C39-8 with a couple of dash7 buddies sits at the fuel/sanding pad at Selkirk yard as viewed from Ben's Bridge.

CR 6175 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

Venturing into U-boat territory at Selkirk, CR SD45 6175 waits for assignment in August, 1979.

CR 6501 Selkirk, NY 12-27-1977

Former PC U25C 6501 leads sister unit 6505, U25B 2629, and brand new C30-7 6608 out of Selkirk yard in December, 1977.

CR 6501 Selkirk, NY 12-27-1977

Former PC U25C 6501 leads sister unit 6505, U25B 2629, and brand new C30-7 6608 out of Selkirk yard in December, 1977.

CR 6556 fuel pad Selkirk 08111985

A 30-7A sits under the sanding towers at Selkirk.

CR 6564 shop Selkirk 08111985

A C30-7A and mate sit over the inspection pit at the Selkirk fuel pad.

CR 6607 Selkirk, NY 12-26-1977

CR C30-7 6607 works Selkirk yard in December, 1977.

CR 6610, 6611 and 6618

In 1987 or so Conrail poured money into the rehabilitation of the ex-New Haven Maybrook line and ran a daily pair of trains, SENH and NHSE, for the next 5 or 6 years through my home town of Beacon NY. Conrail sold the line to the Housatonic RR who opted for an interchange with Conrail in Pittsfield MA rather than Beacon, hence our line went dormant again. During those years of activity the Conrail trains were pulled exclusively by the small fleet of C32-8 locomotives. Here three of the units, 6610, 6611 and 6618, are serviced at the engine facility in Selkirk in 1990.

CR 6615 shop Selkirk 08111985

One of the features of the August 1985 Hudson River Circle trip was a tour of the Selkirk shop. The crowd is assembled to admire a truly distinctive unit, one of CR's ten C32-8's, a model only Conrail bought.

CR 6711 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U23C's 6711 and 6714 work Selkirk yard in August, 1979.

CR 6713 Selkirk, NY 12-26-1977

CR U23C's 6710 and still in PC 6713 were working hard into a cold and snowy evening at Selkirk yard in December, 1977.

CR 6803 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

Renumbered from the 6500-6519 series, CR U25C 6803 receives service at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 6828 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

Former PC U28C 6828 (ex-6528) waits for assignment at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 6832 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

The service doors are open on U28C 6832 (ex 6532) at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 6909 yard Selkirk 06091996

A U23C works as a trim engine on the west end of Selkirk Yard.

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