Alan Page's CR: 5-1977 to 4-1978

This album features year two of Conrail operations.

Expanding west from Morrisville and Abrams, areas covered include Enola, Altoona, Conway, Mingo Junction, and Weirton, WV, and east to South Amboy and Elizabethport, NJ.  

Following massive retirements of Alco’s, Baldwin’s, and EMD cab units, Conrail leased units from BAR, CNW, SP, and CN to make up for the power shortages.

Allegheny 2102 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (01)

While a Conrail freight pounds up Horseshoe Curve on the afternoon of May 22, 1977, former Reading T-1 4-8-4 #2102 and GTW 2-8-2 #4070 arrived, backing a line of passenger cars down the Curve.

For the second week in a row, Steam Tours, Inc. ran a Pittsburgh to Altoona excursion led by the famed Reading Company T-1 #2102. The Northern was lettered "Allegheny" following her 1974 purchase from Steam Tours by the Allegheny RR Tour Group of Ohio.

All manner of steam railfans were gathered around the massive Curve to capture a glimpse of the powerful 4-8-4 and she did not disappoint.

Built October, 1945 at the Reading, PA shops using components from class I-10sa Consolidation #2044, T-1 #2102 was used for fast freight service until stored in the mid-1950's. As part of the Reading Company's successful Iron Horse Ramble excursions run from 1959-64, #2102 was used extensively.

After the Rambles ended, the T-1 was sold to Steam Tours in 1966, then to Allegheny RR Tour Group in 1974, and in 1977 sold to Rail Diversified of Ohio. In 1985, RCT&HS-sponsored tours to bring the Northern home to Reading, PA. Finally, #2102 was sold to Andrew Muller who operated tours into the 1990's on the Blue Mtn & Rdg tourist line and Reading & Northern. The steamer is stored in Port Clinton, PA on the R&N awaiting repairs.

(Historic info provided by the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society)

Allegheny 2102 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (02)

While a Conrail freight pounds up Horseshoe Curve in the afternoon of May 22, 1977, former Reading T-1 4-8-4 #2102 and GTW 2-8-2 #4070 arrived, backing a line of passenger cars down the Curve.

For the second week in a row, Steam Tours, Inc. ran a Pittsburgh to Altoona excursion led by the famed Reading Company T-1 #2102. The Northern was lettered "Allegheny" following her 1974 purchase from Steam Tours by the Allegheny RR Tour Group of Ohio. The former Grand Trunk Western Mikado was lettered "Cuyahoga Valley Line."

All manner of steam railfans were gathered around the massive Curve to capture a glimpse of the powerful 4-8-4 and her 2-8-2 helper. The steamers did not disappoint.

Built October, 1945 at the Reading, PA shops using components from class I-10sa Consolidation #2044, T-1 #2102 was used for fast freight service until stored in the mid-1950's. As part of the Reading Company's successful Iron Horse Ramble excursions run from 1959-64, #2102 was used extensively.

After the Rambles ended, the T-1 was sold to Steam Tours in 1966, then to Allegheny RR Tour Group in 1974, and in 1977 sold to Rail Diversified of Ohio. In 1985, RCT&HS-sponsored tours to bring the Northern home to Reading, PA. Finally, #2102 was sold to Andrew Muller who operated tours into the 1990's on the Blue Mtn & Rdg tourist line and Reading & Northern. The steamer is stored in Port Clinton, PA on the R&N awaiting repairs.

(Historic info provided by the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society)

Allegheny 2102 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (03)

While a Conrail freight pounds up Horseshoe Curve on the afternoon of May 22, 1977, former Reading T-1 4-8-4 #2102 and GTW 2-8-2 #4070 arrived, backing a line of passenger cars down the Curve.

All manner of steam railfans were gathered around the massive Curve to capture a glimpse of the powerful 4-8-4 and she did not disappoint.

For the second week in a row, Steam Tours, Inc. ran a Pittsburgh to Altoona excursion led by the famed Reading Company T-1 #2102. The Northern was lettered "Allegheny" following her 1974 purchase from Steam Tours by the Allegheny RR Tour Group of Ohio. 

Built October, 1945 at the Reading, PA shops using components from class I-10sa Consolidation #2044, T-1 #2102 was used for fast freight service until stored in the mid-1950's. As part of the Reading Company's successful Iron Horse Ramble excursions run from 1959-64, #2102 was used extensively. After the Rambles ended, the T-1 was sold to Steam Tours in 1966, then to Allegheny RR Tour Group in 1974, and in 1977 sold to Rail Diversified of Ohio. In 1985, RCT&HS-sponsored tours to bring the Northern home to Reading, PA. Finally, #2102 was sold to Andrew Muller who operated tours into the 1990's on the Blue Mtn & Rdg tourist line and Reading & Northern. The steamer is stored in Port Clinton, PA on the R&N awaiting repairs.

(Historic info provided by the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society)

Allegheny 2102 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (04)

While a Conrail freight pounds up Horseshoe Curve in the afternoon of May 22, 1977, former Reading T-1 4-8-4 #2102 and GTW 2-8-2 #4070 arrived, backing a line of passenger cars down the Curve.

For the second week in a row, Steam Tours, Inc. ran a Pittsburgh to Altoona excursion led by the famed Reading Company T-1 #2102.

The Northern was lettered "Allegheny" following her 1974 purchase from Steam Tours by the Allegheny RR Tour Group of Ohio. The former Grand Trunk Western Mikado was lettered "Cuyahoga Valley Line."

All manner of steam railfans were gathered around the massive Curve to capture a glimpse of the powerful 4-8-4 and her 2-8-2 helper. The steamers did not disappoint.

Allegheny 2102 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (05)

While a Conrail freight pounds up Horseshoe Curve in the afternoon of May 22, 1977, former Reading T-1 4-8-4 #2102 and GTW 2-8-2 #4070 arrived, backing a line of passenger cars down the Curve.

For the second week in a row, Steam Tours, Inc. ran a Pittsburgh to Altoona excursion led by the famed Reading Company T-1 #2102. The Northern was lettered "Allegheny" following her 1974 purchase from Steam Tours by the Allegheny RR Tour Group of Ohio. The former Grand Trunk Western Mikado was lettered "Cuyahoga Valley Line."

All manner of steam railfans were gathered around the massive Curve to capture a glimpse of the powerful 4-8-4 and her 2-8-2 helper. The steamers did not disappoint.

Allegheny 2102 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (06)

At Horseshoe Curve on the afternoon of May 22, 1977, former Reading T-1 4-8-4 #2102 and GTW 2-8-2 #4070 arrived, backing a line of passenger cars down the Curve. All manner of steam railfans were gathered around the massive Curve to capture a glimpse of the powerful 4-8-4 and she did not disappoint.

For the second week in a row, Steam Tours, Inc. ran a Pittsburgh to Altoona excursion led by the famed Reading Company T-1 #2102. The Northern was lettered "Allegheny" following her 1974 purchase from Steam Tours by the Allegheny RR Tour Group of Ohio. The former Grand Trunk Western Mikado was lettered "Cuyahoga Valley Line."

Built October, 1945 at the Reading, PA shops using components from class I-10sa Consolidation #2044, T-1 #2102 was used for fast freight service until stored in the mid-1950's. As part of the Reading Company's successful Iron Horse Ramble excursions run from 1959-64, #2102 was used extensively.

After the Reading Company ended the Rambles, the T-1 was sold to Steam Tours in 1966, then to Allegheny RR Tour Group in 1974, and in 1977 #2102 was sold to Rail Diversified of Ohio. In 1985, RCT&HS-sponsored tours that brought the Northern home to Reading, PA. Finally, #2102 was sold to Andrew Muller who operated tours into the 1990's on the Blue Mtn & Rdg tourist line and Reading & Northern. The steamer is stored in Port Clinton, PA on the R&N awaiting repairs.

(Historic info provided by the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society)

Allegheny 2102 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (07)

At Horseshoe Curve on the afternoon of May 22, 1977, former Reading T-1 4-8-4 #2102 and GTW 2-8-2 #4070 arrived, backing a line of passenger cars down the Curve.

For the second week in a row, Steam Tours, Inc. ran a Pittsburgh to Altoona excursion led by the famed Reading Company T-1 #2102. The Northern was lettered "Allegheny" following her 1974 purchase from Steam Tours by the Allegheny RR Tour Group of Ohio.

All manner of steam railfans were gathered around the massive Curve to capture a glimpse of the powerful 4-8-4 and she did not disappoint.

Built October, 1945 at the Reading, PA shops using components from class I-10sa Consolidation #2044, T-1 #2102 was used for fast freight service until stored in the mid-1950's. As part of the Reading Company's successful Iron Horse Ramble excursions run from 1959-64, #2102 was used extensively.

After the Rambles ended, the T-1 was sold to Steam Tours in 1966, then to Allegheny RR Tour Group in 1974, and in 1977 sold to Rail Diversified of Ohio. In 1985, RCT&HS-sponsored tours to bring the Northern home to Reading, PA. Finally, #2102 was sold to Andrew Muller who operated tours into the 1990's on the Blue Mtn & Rdg tourist line and Reading & Northern. The steamer is stored in Port Clinton, PA on the R&N awaiting repairs.

(Historic info provided by the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society)

Allegheny 2102 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (08)

On the afternoon of May 22, 1977, former Reading T-1 4-8-4 #2102 and GTW 2-8-2 #4070 begin to make their climb up Horseshoe as they approach the signal bridge. All manner of steam railfans were gathered around the massive Curve to capture a glimpse of the powerful 4-8-4 and neither steamer disappointed.

For the second week in a row, Steam Tours, Inc. ran a Pittsburgh to Altoona excursion led by the famed Reading Company T-1 #2102. The Northern was lettered "Allegheny" following her 1974 purchase from Steam Tours by the Allegheny RR Tour Group of Ohio. The former Grand Trunk Western Mikago was lettered "Cuyahoga Valley Line."

Built October, 1945 at the Reading, PA shops using components from class I-10sa Consolidation #2044, T-1 #2102 was used for fast freight service until stored in the mid-1950's. As part of the Reading Company's successful Iron Horse Ramble excursions run from 1959-64, #2102 was used extensively. After the Rambles ended, the T-1 was sold to Steam Tours in 1966, then to Allegheny RR Tour Group in 1974, and in 1977 sold to Rail Diversified of Ohio. In 1985, RCT&HS-sponsored tours to bring the Northern home to Reading, PA. Finally, #2102 was sold to Andrew Muller who operated tours into the 1990's on the Blue Mtn & Rdg tourist line and Reading & Northern. The steamer is stored in Port Clinton, PA on the R&N awaiting repairs.

(Historic info provided by the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society)

Allegheny 2102 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (09)

On the afternoon of May 22, 1977, former Reading T-1 4-8-4 #2102 and GTW 2-8-2 #4070 begin to make their climb up Horseshoe Curve on their way back to Pittsburgh. All manner of steam railfans were gathered around the massive Curve to capture a glimpse of the powerful 4-8-4 and neither steamer disappointed.

For the second week in a row, Steam Tours, Inc. ran a Pittsburgh to Altoona excursion led by the famed Reading Company T-1 #2102. The Northern was lettered "Allegheny" following her 1974 purchase from Steam Tours by the Allegheny RR Tour Group of Ohio. The former Grand Trunk Western Mikago was lettered "Cuyahoga Valley Line."

Built October, 1945 at the Reading, PA shops using components from class I-10sa Consolidation #2044, T-1 #2102 was used for fast freight service until stored in the mid-1950's. As part of the Reading Company's successful Iron Horse Ramble excursions run from 1959-64, #2102 was used extensively.

After the Rambles ended, the T-1 was sold to Steam Tours in 1966, then to Allegheny RR Tour Group in 1974, and in 1977 sold to Rail Diversified of Ohio. In 1985, RCT&HS-sponsored tours to bring the Northern home to Reading, PA. Finally, #2102 was sold to Andrew Muller who operated tours into the 1990's on the Blue Mtn & Rdg tourist line and Reading & Northern. The steamer is stored in Port Clinton, PA on the R&N awaiting repairs.

(Historic info provided by the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society)

Allegheny 2102 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (10)

On the afternoon of May 22, 1977, former Reading T-1 4-8-4 #2102 and GTW 2-8-2 #4070 begin to make their climb up Horseshoe Curve on their way back to Pittsburgh. All manner of steam railfans were gathered around the massive Curve to capture a glimpse of the powerful 4-8-4 and her 2-8-2 helper, and neither steamer disappointed.

For the second week in a row, Steam Tours, Inc. ran a Pittsburgh to Altoona excursion led by the famed Reading Company T-1 #2102. The Northern was lettered "Allegheny" following her 1974 purchase from Steam Tours by the Allegheny RR Tour Group of Ohio. The former Grand Trunk Western Mikago was lettered "Cuyahoga Valley Line."

Built October, 1945 at the Reading, PA shops using components from class I-10sa Consolidation #2044, T-1 #2102 was used for fast freight service until stored in the mid-1950's. As part of the Reading Company's successful Iron Horse Ramble excursions run from 1959-64, #2102 was used extensively.

After the Rambles ended, the T-1 was sold to Steam Tours in 1966, then to Allegheny RR Tour Group in 1974, and in 1977 sold to Rail Diversified of Ohio. In 1985, RCT&HS-sponsored tours to bring the Northern home to Reading, PA. Finally, #2102 was sold to Andrew Muller who operated tours into the 1990's on the Blue Mtn & Rdg tourist line and Reading & Northern. The steamer is stored in Port Clinton, PA on the R&N awaiting repairs. (Historic info provided by the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society)

Allegheny 2102 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (11)

On the afternoon of May 22, 1977, former Reading T-1 4-8-4 #2102 and GTW 2-8-2 #4070 begin to make their climb up Horseshoe Curve on their way back to Pittsburgh. Here,#2102 seems to hiccup before continuing to pound up the hill.

All manner of steam railfans were gathered around the massive Curve to capture a glimpse of the powerful 4-8-4 and her 2-8-2 helper, and neither steamer disappointed.

For the second week in a row, Steam Tours, Inc. ran a Pittsburgh to Altoona excursion led by the famed Reading Company T-1 #2102. The Northern was lettered "Allegheny" following her 1974 purchase from Steam Tours by the Allegheny RR Tour Group of Ohio. The former Grand Trunk Western Mikago was lettered "Cuyahoga Valley Line."

Built October, 1945 at the Reading, PA shops using components from class I-10sa Consolidation #2044, T-1 #2102 was used for fast freight service until stored in the mid-1950's. As part of the Reading Company's successful Iron Horse Ramble excursions run from 1959-64, #2102 was used extensively.

After the Rambles ended, the T-1 was sold to Steam Tours in 1966, then to Allegheny RR Tour Group in 1974, and in 1977 sold to Rail Diversified of Ohio. In 1985, RCT&HS-sponsored tours to bring the Northern home to Reading, PA. Finally, #2102 was sold to Andrew Muller who operated tours into the 1990's on the Blue Mtn & Rdg tourist line and Reading & Northern. The steamer is stored in Port Clinton, PA on the R&N awaiting repairs. (Historic info provided by the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society)

Allegheny 2102 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (12)

Former Reading T-1 4-8-4 #2102 and GTW 2-8-2 #4070 continue their climb up Horseshoe Curve on their way back to Pittsburgh on May 22, 1977. All manner of steam railfans were gathered around the massive Curve to capture a glimpse of the powerful 4-8-4 and her 2-8-2 helper, and neither steamer disappointed.

For the second week in a row, Steam Tours, Inc. ran a Pittsburgh to Altoona excursion led by the famed Reading Company T-1 #2102. The Northern was lettered "Allegheny" following her 1974 purchase from Steam Tours by the Allegheny RR Tour Group of Ohio.

Built October, 1945 at the Reading, PA shops using components from class I-10sa Consolidation #2044, T-1 #2102 was used for fast freight service until stored in the mid-1950's. As part of the Reading Company's successful Iron Horse Ramble excursions run from 1959-64, #2102 was used extensively.

After the Rambles ended, the T-1 was sold to Steam Tours in 1966, then to Allegheny RR Tour Group in 1974, and in 1977 sold to Rail Diversified of Ohio. In 1985, RCT&HS-sponsored tours to bring the Northern home to Reading, PA. Finally, #2102 was sold to Andrew Muller who operated tours into the 1990's on the Blue Mtn & Rdg tourist line and Reading & Northern. The steamer is stored in Port Clinton, PA on the R&N awaiting repairs.

(Historic info provided by the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society)

Allegheny 2102 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (13)

Former Reading T-1 4-8-4 #2102 and GTW 2-8-2 #4070 continue their climb up Horseshoe Curve on their way back to Pittsburgh on May 22, 1977. All manner of steam railfans were gathered around the massive Curve to capture a glimpse of the powerful 4-8-4 and her 2-8-2 helper, and neither steamer disappointed.

For the second week in a row, Steam Tours, Inc. ran a Pittsburgh to Altoona excursion led by the famed Reading Company T-1 #2102. The Northern was lettered "Allegheny" following her 1974 purchase from Steam Tours by the Allegheny RR Tour Group of Ohio.

Built October, 1945 at the Reading, PA shops using components from class I-10sa Consolidation #2044, T-1 #2102 was used for fast freight service until stored in the mid-1950's. As part of the Reading Company's successful Iron Horse Ramble excursions run from 1959-64, #2102 was used extensively.

After the Rambles ended, the T-1 was sold to Steam Tours in 1966, then to Allegheny RR Tour Group in 1974, and in 1977 sold to Rail Diversified of Ohio. In 1985, RCT&HS-sponsored tours to bring the Northern home to Reading, PA. Finally, #2102 was sold to Andrew Muller who operated tours into the 1990's on the Blue Mtn & Rdg tourist line and Reading & Northern. The steamer is stored in Port Clinton, PA on the R&N awaiting repairs.

(Historic info provided by the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society)

Allegheny 2102 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (14)

Former Reading T-1 4-8-4 #2102 and GTW 2-8-2 #4070 are working hard as they continue to climb Horseshoe Curve on their way back to Pittsburgh on May 22, 1977. All manner of steam railfans were gathered around the massive Curve to capture a glimpse of the powerful 4-8-4 and her 2-8-2 helper, and neither steamer disappointed.

For the second week in a row, Steam Tours, Inc. ran a Pittsburgh to Altoona excursion led by the famed Reading Company T-1 #2102. The Northern was lettered "Allegheny" following her 1974 purchase from Steam Tours by the Allegheny RR Tour Group of Ohio.

Built October, 1945 at the Reading, PA shops using components from class I-10sa Consolidation #2044, T-1 #2102 was used for fast freight service until stored in the mid-1950's. As part of the Reading Company's successful Iron Horse Ramble excursions run from 1959-64, #2102 was used extensively.

After the Rambles ended, the T-1 was sold to Steam Tours in 1966, then to Allegheny RR Tour Group in 1974, and in 1977 sold to Rail Diversified of Ohio. In 1985, RCT&HS-sponsored tours to bring the Northern home to Reading, PA. Finally, #2102 was sold to Andrew Muller who operated tours into the 1990's on the Blue Mtn & Rdg tourist line and Reading & Northern. The steamer is stored in Port Clinton, PA on the R&N awaiting repairs.

(Historic info provided by the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society)

Allegheny 2102 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (15)

Former Reading T-1 4-8-4 #2102 and GTW 2-8-2 #4070 are working hard as they continue their climb up Horseshoe on their way back to Pittsburgh on May 22, 1977. All of the steam railfans got what they came for as the powerful Northern and her Mikado helper did not disappoint.

For the second week in a row, Steam Tours, Inc. ran a Pittsburgh to Altoona excursion led by the famed Reading Company T-1 #2102. The Northern was lettered "Allegheny" following her 1974 purchase from Steam Tours by the Allegheny RR Tour Group of Ohio.

Built October, 1945 at the Reading, PA shops using components from class I-10sa Consolidation #2044, T-1 #2102 was used for fast freight service until stored in the mid-1950's. As part of the Reading Company's successful Iron Horse Ramble excursions run from 1959-64, #2102 was used extensively.

After the Rambles ended, the T-1 was sold to Steam Tours in 1966, then to Allegheny RR Tour Group in 1974, and in 1977 sold to Rail Diversified of Ohio. In 1985, RCT&HS-sponsored tours to bring the Northern home to Reading, PA. Finally, #2102 was sold to Andrew Muller who operated tours into the 1990's on the Blue Mtn & Rdg tourist line and Reading & Northern. The steamer is stored in Port Clinton, PA on the R&N awaiting repairs.

(Historic info provided by the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society)

Allegheny 2102 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (16)

Former Reading T-1 4-8-4 #2102 and GTW 2-8-2 #4070 are almost out of sight as they climb up Horseshoe Curve on their way back to Pittsburgh on May 22, 1977. All of the steam railfans got what they came for as the powerful Northern and her Mikado helper put on quite a show.

For the second week in a row, Steam Tours, Inc. ran a Pittsburgh to Altoona excursion led by the famed Reading Company T-1 #2102. The Northern was lettered "Allegheny" following her 1974 purchase from Steam Tours by the Allegheny RR Tour Group of Ohio.

Built October, 1945 at the Reading, PA shops using components from class I-10sa Consolidation #2044, T-1 #2102 was used for fast freight service until stored in the mid-1950's. As part of the Reading Company's successful Iron Horse Ramble excursions run from 1959-64, #2102 was used extensively.

After the Rambles ended, the T-1 was sold to Steam Tours in 1966, then to Allegheny RR Tour Group in 1974, and in 1977 sold to Rail Diversified of Ohio. In 1985, RCT&HS-sponsored tours to bring the Northern home to Reading, PA. Finally, #2102 was sold to Andrew Muller who operated tours into the 1990's on the Blue Mtn & Rdg tourist line and Reading & Northern. The steamer is stored in Port Clinton, PA on the R&N awaiting repairs.

(Historic info provided by the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society)

Amtrak 402 Marysville, PA 6-18-1977

Amtrak E-9A 402 (ex-B&O 1456) leads an A-B-B consist pulling approximately 14 cars across Rockville Bridge in June, 1977.

Amtrak 402 Marysville, PA 6-18-1977

Amtrak E-9A 402 (ex-B&O 1456) leads an A-B-B consist of approximately 14 cars over Rockville Bridge in June, 1977.

Amtrak 420 Harrisburg, PA 7-9-1977

Amtrak E-units mixed in with numerous CR power at the Harrisburg shops. Amtrak ex-UP E-9A 420 is coupled between E-8A's 438 and 442 in front of a blue SD-45 and an ex-EL SDP-45.

Amtrak 438 Harrisburg, PA 7-9-1977

Amtrak E-units mixed in with numerous black and blue CR power at the Harrisburg shops. Amtrak ex-RF&P E-8A 438 is coupled with ex-UP E-9A 420 in front of black and blue SD-45s and an ex-EL SDP-45.

Amtrak 438 Harrisburg, PA 7-9-1977

Harrisburg shops has mixed CR black, blue and gray units and Amtrak E-8A's and E-9A's. In July, 1977, once ready for service again ex-RF&P E-8A 438 and ex-UP E-9A 420 will head back to Harrisburg station to replace westbound trains brought in by GG-1s.

Amtrak 447 Harrisburg, PA 7-9-1977

Amtrak E-units mixed in with numerous black and blue CR power at the Harrisburg shops. Amtrak ex-L&N E-8A 447 is coupled with ex-UP E-9A 420 in front of GP-9 7174 and SD-45 6188.

Amtrak 450 Harrisburg, PA 5-7-1977

With a CR container train passing behind, Amtrak E9B 450 (ex-MILW 32B) rests at Harrisburg in May, 1977.

Amtrak 4935 Harrisburg, PA 6-18-1977

With a CR TV train rolling by the Harrisburg engine terminal, Amtrak GG-1 4935 rests a month after restoration to her original PRR livery.

Amtrak 772 Morrisville, PA 7-9-1978

Amtrak GP-7 772 and RS-3's 114 and 127 are coupled to MOW unit 15152 at Morrisville in July, 1978.

Amtrak 904 Philadelphia, PA 5-15-1977 (2)

While a pair of ex-PC E-44's(4442 and 4404) lead a mixed freight on the high line, Amtrak GG-1 904 roars past Arsenal tower on May 15, 1977.

All attention this day, however, was focused on the next Amtrak train to come through: The maiden run of refurbished former PRR GG-1 4935 sponsored by the "Friends of the GG-1."

ATSF 3125 Enola, PA 5-7-1977

ATSF GP-20 3125 is sandwiched between a RDG SD-45 and an ex-PC GP-38-2 at Enola in May, 1977.

ATSF 3125 Enola, PA 5-7-1977

Lots of power at Enola on May, 7, 1977. ATSF GP-20 3125 joins CR GP38-2 8101, SD45 6104 and other black and blue power on the engine ready tracks.

ATSF F-7B Enola, PA 7-9-1977 (1)

With all the leased power passing through Enola between May to July, 1977, it wasn't unusual to see CN, CNW, SP, or Sante Fe units. 

However, an ancient AT&SF F-7B in Warbonnet lettering set apart alone, was quite a surprise.

ATSF F-7B Enola, PA 7-9-1977 (2)

With all the leased power passing through Enola between May to July, 1977, it wasn't unusual to see CN, CNW, SP, or Sante Fe units. However, an ancient AT&SF F-7B in Warbonnet lettering set apart alone, was quite a surprise.

BAR 79 Conway, PA 8-8-1977

Late in the day at Conway in August, 1977, leased BAR GP9 79 waits for another assignment.

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.

Bethlehem roundhouse Bethlehem, PA 1-7-1978

A Reading Company RDC was a curious visitor to the Bethlehem roundhouse in January, 1978, joining a pair of ex-LV SW8's and an ex-PC switcher.

BM 1715 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.

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.

CE 107 Mingo Junction, OH 08-8-1977

Cleveland Electric 107 leads a pair of EMD units that join the typical Alcos at the Mingo Junction roundhouse in August, 1977.

CN 5581 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Former PC GP40 3040 leads leased CN GP38-2 5581 and CR U25B 2571 (ex-EL 2502) by the Juniata shops deadline on their way to Conway in August, 1977.

The next day at the Conway engine terminal, both CN 5581 and U25B 2571 were mixed with other CR power, ready for another assignment.

CN 5581 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

CN GP-38-2 5581 mixed in with former PC GP40 3040 and ex-EL U25B 2571 pulling a mixed freight by the Juniata shops deadline on their way to Conway. The next day at Conway engine terminal, both CN 5581 and U25B 2571 were seen mixed with other power, ready for another assignment.

CN 5581 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Former PC GP40 3040 leads leased CN GP38-2 5581 and CR U25B 2571 (ex-EL 2502) by the Juniata shops deadline on their way to Conway in August, 1977. The next day at the Conway engine terminal, both CN 5581 and U25B 2571 were mixed with other CR power, ready for another assignment.

CN 5581 Conway, PA 8-8-1977

CN GP-38-2 5581 lined up between SD45-2 6656 and GP-35 3625 in the lines of power at Conway in August, 1977.  

The previous day, the 5581 was seen mixed in with other CR power pulling mixed freight through Altoona.

CNW 812 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (1)

CR GP38 7866 leads CNW GP30 821, U23B 2742, and CNW GP30 812 down Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

CNW 812 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (2)

CR GP38 7866 leads CNW GP30 821, U23B 2742, and CNW GP30 812 down Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

CNW 812 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (3)

CR GP38 7866 leads CNW GP30 821, U23B 2742, and CNW GP30 812 down Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

CNW 812 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (4)

CR GP38 7866 leads CNW GP30 821, U23B 2742, and CNW GP30 812 down Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

CNW 818 Enola, PA 6-18-1977 (4)

Leased CNW GP-30 818 follows CR SD-35 6038 as they roll into Enola yard in June, 1977.

CNW 818 Enola, PA 6-18-1977 (5)

Leased CNW GP-30 818 follows CR SD-35 6038 into Enola yard in June, 1977.

CNW 818 Enola, PA 6-18-1977 (6)

CR SD-35 6038 leads leased CNW GP-30 818 and F-7A 1729 into Enola yard in June, 1977.

CNW 818 Marysville, PA 6-18-1977 (1)

Leased CNW GP-30 818 runs second behind CR SD-35 6038, with F7-A 1729 trailing, as they roll toward Enola yard in June, 1977.

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