Surviving Conrail Passenger Service

When NJ Transit assumed control of all passenger operations in NJ from Conrail on January 1, 1983, a number of predecessor road passenger equipment and locomotives remained active for many years.

As with NJ Transit, SEPTA assumed control of all passenger operations from Conrail also in the early 1980's. Many of the former Reading and PC equipment and locomotives used in commuter service remained in active service for many years. Many of the Silverliner IV's remain active even into 2015.

This gallery chronicles the commuter equipment that survived Conrail's early years of passenger operations. Stations built by predecessor roads that remained active are also included.

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A SEPTA Chestnut Hill West local with ex-Reading Silverliner IV 9022 on the point passes the crowded Conrail Midvale Yard, filled with cars for Budd's Hunting Park Plant.
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Surviving Commuter passenger service Silverliner IV pairs 127 and 128 lead a group of five MU's, with 404 at the tail end, as they roll through Morrisville on the NEC on August 25, 2014.

The MU 127 and 128 pair was delivered to the RDG in 1976 as part of 88 pairs numbered 101 to 188. The PC received delivery in 1974-75 of 34 single units numbered 270 to 303.

Some of the PC 270-303 cars were renumbered into the 400-416 fleet when their PCB transformers were replaced, as was trailing unit 404.

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Former PC Silverliner IV 411 trails in a trio of MU's hustling past Morris Tower on May 29, 2016.

PC received delivery of single units 207 to 303 in 1974-75. Septa has renumbered some from 270-303 to 400-416.

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Former PC Silverliner IV 411 trails in a trio of MU's at Morrisville on May 29, 2016.

PC received delivery of single units 207 to 303 in 1974-75. Septa has renumbered some from 270-303 to 400-416.

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Former PC Silverliner IV 411 leads a trio of MU's on the NEC at Morrisville on May 29, 2016. PC received delivery of single units 207 to 303 in 1974-75. Septa has renumbered some from 270-303 to 400-416.
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Former PC Silverliner IV 411 leads a trio of MU's on the NEC at Morrisville on May 29, 2016. PC received delivery of single units 207 to 303 in 1974-75. Septa has renumbered some from 270-303 to 400-416.
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Former PC Silverliner IV 417 departs 30th Street Station between newcomer Silverliner V's 877 and 841.
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Surviving Commuter passenger service Silverliner IV pairs 417 and 418 roll out of 30th Street Station in Philadelphia on May 27, 2016.

The PC received delivery in 1974-75 of 34 single units numbered 270 to 303. Some of the PC 270-303 cars were renumbered into the 400-416 fleet when their PCB transformers were replaced. This pair appears renumbered after the 400-416 series.

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Former PC Silverliners IV 417 and 418 depart 30th Street Station.
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Surviving Commuter passenger service Silverliner IV 105 leads a quartet of MU's into 30th Street Station on May 27, 2016. MU 105 was delivered to the RDG in 1976 as part of 88 pairs numbered 101 to 188.
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Surviving Commuter passenger service Silverliner IV 105 leads a quartet of MU's into 30th Street Station on May 27, 2016. MU 105 was delivered to the RDG in 1976 as part of 88 pairs numbered 101 to 188.
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Surviving Commuter passenger service Silverliner IV 105 leads a quartet of MU's into 30th Street Station on May 27, 2016. MU 105 was delivered to the RDG in 1976 as part of 88 pairs numbered 101 to 188.
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Surviving Commuter passenger service Silverliner IV 105 leads a quartet of MU's into 30th Street Station on May 27, 2016. MU 105 was delivered to the RDG in 1976 as part of 88 pairs numbered 101 to 188.
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Surviving Commuter passenger service Silverliner IV pairs 127 and 128 lead a group of five MU's through Morrisville on the NEC on August 25, 2014.

The MU pair was delivered to the RDG in 1976 as part of 88 pairs numbered 101 to 188.

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Surviving Commuter passenger service Silverliner IV pairs 127 and 128 lead a group of five MU's, with 404 at the tail end, as they roll through Morrisville on the NEC on August 25, 2014.

The MU 127 and 128 pair was delivered to the RDG in 1976 as part of 88 pairs numbered 101 to 188. The PC received delivery in 1974-75 of 34 single units numbered 270 to 303. Some of the PC 270-303 cars were renumbered into the 400-416 fleet when their PCB transformers were replaced, as was trailing unit 404.

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Surviving Commuter passenger service Silverliner IV pairs 127 and 128 lead a group of five MU's, with 404 at the tail end, as they roll through Morrisville on the NEC on August 25, 2014.

The MU 127 and 128 pair was delivered to the RDG in 1976 as part of 88 pairs numbered 101 to 188. The PC received delivery in 1974-75 of 34 single units numbered 270 to 303. Some of the PC 270-303 cars were renumbered into the 400-416 fleet when their PCB transformers were replaced, as was trailing unit 404.

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Surviving Commuter passenger service Silverliner IV 168 follows lead MU 429 in a quartet of MU's departing Hatboro station on their way to Warminster on August 25, 2014.

Prior to Conrail's startup, MU 168 was delivered as a pair to the RDG in 1976 as part of 88 pairs numbered 101 to 188. They continued in CR-contracted service to Septa until 1983.

Lead unit 429 was renumbered from the RDG 101-188 and 309-399 series when the PCB transformers were replaced.

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Former PC Silverliner IV 290 arrives at 30th Street Station at the tail end of a quartet of MU's on May 27, 2016. MU 290 was delivered to PC in 1974-75 as part of 34 single units numbered 270 to 303.
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Surviving Commuter passenger service Silverliner IV pairs 359 and 358 arrive at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia on May 27, 2016.

The MU 358 and 359 pair was delivered to the RDG in 1976 as part of 88 pairs numbered 101 to 188. This pair was renumbered. Some of the PC 270-303 cars were renumbered into the 400-416 fleet when their PCB transformers were replaced.

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Surviving Commuter passenger service Silverliner IV pairs 359 and 358 roll out of 30th Street Station in Philadelphia on May 27, 2016.

The MU 358 and 359 pair was delivered to the RDG in 1976 as part of 88 pairs numbered 101 to 188. This pair was renumbered. Some of the PC 270-303 cars were renumbered into the 400-416 fleet when their PCB transformers were replaced.

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Surviving Commuter passenger service Silverliner IV pairs 359 and 358 roll out of 30th Street Station in Philadelphia on May 27, 2016.

The MU 358 and 359 pair was delivered to the RDG in 1976 as part of 88 pairs numbered 101 to 188. This pair was renumbered. Some of the PC 270-303 cars were renumbered into the 400-416 fleet when their PCB transformers were replaced.

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Surviving Commuter passenger service Silverliner IV 429 leads a quartet of MU's out of Hatboro station and on to Warminster on August 25, 2014.

Prior to Conrail's startup, MU 429 was delivered as a pair to the RDG in 1976 as part of 88 pairs numbered 101 to 188. They continued in CR-contracted service to Septa until 1983.

Some of the RDG 101-188 and 309-399 cars were later renumbered into the 417-460 fleet when their PCB transformers were replaced.

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Surviving Commuter passenger service Silverliner IV 429 leads a quartet of MU's out of Hatboro station and on to Warminster on August 25, 2014.

Prior to Conrail's startup, MU 429 was delivered as a pair to the RDG in 1976 as part of 88 pairs numbered 101 to 188. They continued in CR-contracted service to Septa until 1983.

Some of the RDG 101-188 and 309-399 cars were later renumbered into the 417-460 fleet when their PCB transformers were replaced.

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