Binghamton yard

CR's Binghamton yard was a former Erie yard located in Binghamton, NY.

CR 1779 Binghamton, NY 4-21-1977

On my first trip to Binghamton, NY, I didn't mind backlit conditions when seeing F-units on an April, 1977 day!

Ex-NYC units 1779 and 1832 sit coupled waiting for assignment. We would see them later pulling freight behind PC GP-38-2 8094.

CR 1832 Binghamton, NY 4-21-1977

CR 1832 F-7A, coupled between a GP-38-2 and a sister unit, waits for action under the highway overpass in Binghamton, NY. CR GP-40 3127 waits alongside.

CR 2305 Binghamton, NY 3/17/1979

The power on an Eastbound backs up to work the Binghamton yard. The BAR engine was a leaser.

CR 2334 Binghamton, NY 4-21-1977

CR GP-35 2334 is again showing her PRR Keystone at Binghamton, NY in April, 1977.

CR 2783 Binghamton, NY 4-21-1977

CR U23B 2783 (ex-LV 507) waits with GP40 3048 for assignment at Binghamton, NY in April, 1977.

CR 5966 Binghamton, NY 3/17/1979

An Eastbound backs up past BD Tower as it heads down to work the yard. 5966 is an ex EL GP-7 that is working on "home" rails.

CR 6410 in Binghamton, NY. on 7/27/87.

The 6410 has OIBU in tow at "BD" interlocking in Binghamton, NY. on July 27, 1987.

CR 6449 Binghamton, NY 3/6/1988

OIBU stops at Binghamton to work the yard. Who would have thought at the time that those NS ponies would be the Southern Tiers owner.

CR 6500 Binghamton, NY 2/28/1988

OIBU roars thru the BD interlocking.

CR 6589 Binghamton, NY 3/31/1979

CR had a small yard and engine facility in Binghamton. A set of 3 engines is parked along the engine house.

CR 6671 Binghamton, NY 3/31/1979

The Gulf Summit helper passes the train order forks at BD tower. The engine was headed up to the station for a crew change.

CR 6694 Binghamton, NY 3/31/1979

A Westbound is stopped at the station for a crew change. The CR Binghamton yard is on the left.

CR 6967 east ML 486 Binghamton 09081994

The SD40-2R leading ML 486 rests under the Chenango St bridge as it waits for the new crew to come on for the remainder of the trip to Jersey. In the background is the former DL&W station, now privately owned and occupied by offices. Today's train also has CR 6728 and 3342 for power, rolling 35 stack platforms and 26 auto racks to Doremus Av.

CR 8652 Binghamton, NY 4-21-1977

LV SW900 125, soon to be CR 8652, at Binghamton, NY in April, 1977.

CR 8652 Binghamton, NY 4-21-1977

LV SW900 125, soon to be CR 8652, at work in Binghamton, NY in April, 1977..

CR 8690 Binghamton, NY 9-4-1983

Former LV 276 is seen at Binghamton, NY on 9/4/1983. This unit would later be sold to the Reading and Northern and would become RBMN 801.

CR 8697 Binghamton, NY 11-25-1978

CR SW-8 8697 (ex-EL 368) works Binghamton yard in November, 1978.

CR 8697 Binghamton, NY 3/31/1979

An ex EL SW-8 at the engine house in Binghamton.

CR 8698 Binghamton, NY 4-21-1977

CR SW8 8698, still numbered as EL 369, shuffles freight at Binghamton.

CR 8698 Binghamton, NY 4-21-1977

EL SW8 369, soon to be CR 8698, shuffles cars at Binghamton, NY in April, 1977.

CR 8698 Binghamton, NY 4-21-1977

EL SW8 369, soon to be CR 8698, shuffles cars at Binghamton, NY in April, 1977.

CR 8699 Binghamton, NY 2/12/1978

A view of the ex Erie yard in Binghamton. The engine house is the white building below the bridge in the distance. SW-8 8699 has no numbers in the number boards.

CR 8908 Binghamton, NY 9-4-1983

Former PE SW-7 8908 is seen at Binghamton, NY on 9/4/1983.

CR 9213 Binghamton, NY 3/31/1979

An ex EL NW-2 does some switching while a Westbound freight waits by the station for a recrew.

CR 9324 Binghamton, NY 11-25-1978

CR SW-1200 9324 (ex-EL 460) works through the snow at Binghamton, NY in November, 1978.

Erie freight house Binghamton demolition 2 011999

In 1999, Conrail did some house cleaning before NS and CSX split the company. On the Tier, that meant NS. Among other things to go was the Erie freight house, which had been in disrepair for years, although it housed the Binghamton yard office in a small part of the west end of the building. They renovated an office in the Kingsley Building, on the north side of the tracks, which rendered the old Erie building empty. In February, the end came, along with the big backhoes, and that was the end. We see the demolition in progress. NS subsequently put up a small brick structure here for their local crews.

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