Rutherford yard

CR's Rutherford yard was a former Reading Company yard located near Harrisburg, PA.

CR 2172 Rutherford, PA 6-10-1978

An ex RDG GP30 in CR Dress Blue at Rutherford Yrd on June 10 1978. CR 2172 ex-RDG 3604.

CR 2181 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

CR GP30's 2181 (ex-RDG 3613) and 2199 rest at Rutherford with other stored units in April, 1984.

CR 2200 Rutherford, PA 3-25-1984

Former PC 2200/PRR 2200 is seen leading CR 2765 and a GP35 on a freight at Rutherford, PA on 3/25/1984.

CR 22836 - Class N5B

Conrail class N5B caboose 22836 is seen at the end of a caboose deadline in Rutherford, PA in 1983.

CR 2332 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

CR GP35 (ex-PC) rests with stored E44's at Rutherford in April, 1984.

CR 2346 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

Ex-PC GP35's 2346 and 2332 rest with stored E44's at Rutherford in April, 1984.

CR 2798 Rutherford, PA 2-1-1982

CR 2798 in storage at Rutherford, PA in February 1982.

CR 3602 and 3608 at the Hump in Rutherford, 4/76

Former Reading GP30s No. 3602 and 3608 have just shoved the last car of a cut over the hump at Rutherford Yard. Rutherford, PA. 4/11/76.

CR 3639 dead line Rutherford 08061985

A retired ex Reading GP 35 awaits the torch in familiar surroundings at Rutherford.

CR 4400 Rutherford, PA 5-12-1984

Another view of derailed E44's CR 4400 and 4439 in the Rutherford, PA yard on 5/12/1984.

CR 4400-4465 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

A group of four E-44 electrics stored at Rutherford yard in April, 1984.

CR 4401 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

CR E-44 electrics 4446 and 4401 lead rows of stored sister units at Rutherford in April, 1984.

CR 4406 Rutherford, PA 4-22-1984

Former PC 4406/PRR 4406 in storage at Rutherford, PA on 4/22/1984.

CR 4446 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

CR E-44 electric 4446 rests with stored sister units at Rutherford in April, 1984.

CR 4446 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

CR E-44 electrics 4446 and 4401 lead rows of stored sister units at Rutherford in April, 1984.

CR 4608 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

CR E33 electric 4608 leads a row of stored electrics at Rutherford in April, 1984.

CR 4608 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

CR E33 electric 4608 leads a row of stored electrics at Rutherford in April, 1984.

CR 6068 dead line Rutherford 08061985

The deadlines at Rutherford have collected a large group of SD45's, along with a U30B and at least one SDP45 of EL heritage. While, by 1985, their time had come, it was still sad to see these distinctive beasts go to slaughter.

CR 6068 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

A pair of SD45's, 6068 (ex-EL 3603) and 6076 (ex-EL 3611), rest with other stored units at Rutherford in April, 1984.

CR 6078 and CR 6141 Rutherford, PA 1-1-1983

By 1983, much had changed on Conrail. The rainbow of locomotives that made the early years so interesting had largely been transformed into a uniform sea of blue, and new power meant the retirement of old mainstays like all these SD45s, shown in the deadlines at Rutherford Yard. Units like 6078 (ex-EL 3613) and 6141 (ex-PC 6141) helped pull big blue through the tumultuous early years, shame to see their lives end like this.

CR 6112 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

Ex-PC SD45's 6112, 6143, and 6078 (ex-EL 3613) rest with other stored units at Rutherford yard in April, 1984.

CR 6115 and CR 6099 Rutherford, PA 8-14-1982

As Conrail inched closer and closer to profitability, some of the casualties were older, less-efficient workhorses like these SD45s. Conrail 6115 and 6099 await their fate at Rutherford, PA on 8/14/1982

CR 6118 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

Ex-PC SD45's 6154 and 6118 rest with other stored units at Rutherford yard in April, 1984.

CR 6154 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

Ex-PC SD45's 6154 and 6118 rest with other stored units at Rutherford yard in April, 1984.

CR 6683 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

Looking tired and worn, CR SDP45 6683 (ex-EL 3652) and 6678 (ex-EL 3647) are paired up at Rutherford yard in April, 1984.

CR 6699 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

CR SDP45 6699 (ex-EL 3668) looking worn and tired in storage at Rutherford yard in April, 1984.

CR 6699 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

Looking tired and worn, CR SDP45 6699 (ex-EL 3668) and 6697 (ex-EL 3666) are paired up at Rutherford yard in April, 1984.

CR 6837 dead line Rutherford 08061985

A pair of units that have seen their last revenue mile. Closest to us is a U30C-a model still in service on some roads at this time-and a GP 9.

CR 7108 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

CR GP9's 7108 and 7109, and a number of Alco RS3M's in storage at Rutherford yard in April, 1984.

CR 7109 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

CR GP9 7109 is second in a line of stored units at Rutherford yard in April, 1984.

CR 7235 dead line Rutherford 08061985

A long line of dead units at the ex Reading Rutherford Yard. In the mid 80's this yard and Enola were chock full of retired units going to scrap, including a fair number of second generation engines. Note the SD 45's and U30C here, along with the GP 9, 30, and SW. In addition to the units listed, also here are 6945 and 6160, as well as two more SD 45's and a pair of what look like GP 9's.

Rutherford Deadlines in 1983.

An overview of the storage tracks at Rutherford Yard in 1983, showing retired electrics and SD45s. Today, all are gone, as is the massive concrete coaling tower built by the Reading in its heyday.

Rutherford yard Reading, PA 4-12-1984

Stored E-44 and E-33 electrics, 20-cylinder EMD SD's, and a lone U30B line the tracks of Rutherford yard in April, 1984.

Stored cabooses at Rutherford 5-87

Quite an assortment of cabooses stored among various other freight cars in the old Reading yard at Rutherford.

Stored Equipment at Rutherford, PA 8/82

Overall view looking east at all sorts of neat equipment stored in the yard at Rutherford.

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