Alan Page's CR: 11-1976 to 4-1977 - Page 5

This album features year one of Conrail’s operations. 

Areas covered include the electrified former PRR Trenton Cutoff, Morrisville yard, and Northeast Corridor, the small ex-RDG Abrams yard and Philadelphia RDG Division commuter line, the ex-LV Allentown yard and Bethlehem engine terminal, and the former EL Scranton and Binghamton operations.   

Also included at the end of year one was Conrail’s unique handling of Philadelphia commuter operations during the 44-day Septa Transit Workers strike from March 25 to May 8, 1977.

DH 7411 Alentown, PA 4-9-1977

A trio of D&H GP-39-2's ready to roll out of Allentown yard. D&H 7617 leads 7411 and 7401 (ex-RDG 3411 and 3401) in April, 1977.

EMDX 1975 Morrisville, PA 3-26-1977

EMDX 1975 GM6C hard at work on the Northeast Corridor in Morrisville, PA.

EMDX 1976 Morrisville, PA 3-26-1977

EMDX 1976 GM10B heading south on the Northeast Corridor in Morrisville, PA.

Both EMD demonstrators were pulling their weight on the Corridor on March 26, 1977.

EMDX 1976 Morrisville, PA 3-26-1977

EMDX 1976 GM10B threads mixed freight through the crossover on the Northeast Corridor at Morrisville, PA.

Both EMD demonstrators were pulling their weight on the Corridor on March 26, 1977.

PC 4200-4245 Willow Grove, PA 12-11-1976

An unidentified ex-PRR E-7A(4200-4245 series) was on it's way, along with ex-PRR E-7A 4243 and NYC E-7B 4107, to scrap at Willow Grove, PA in December, 1976. The crude lettering shows the E-7A's destination as "Morrisville Scrap Co., Morrisville, PA. The E-7A's and E-7B were not on the April, 1976 roster. The low quality photo was taken with a Kodak Brownie camera and Ektachrome film.

PC 9140 Baggage car Philadelphia, PA 3-25-1977

On the first day of the 44-day Septa TWU strike in 1977, numerous CR equipment was mixed in with Amtrak units at 30th Street Station.

Former PC 9140 baggage car rested on tracks beside an Amtrak E-8A, a quartet of GG-1's led by 926 (ex-PC 4933), and E-60's 970 and 973.

PC GG1 4894 Philadelphia, PA 11-20-1976

Still in PC paint, GG-1 4894 moves light while SW-1 8501 shuffles coaches at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia in August, 1976.

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