Alan Page's CR: 5-1977 to 4-1978 - Page 2

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.

CNW 818 Marysville, PA 6-18-1977 (2)

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

CNW 818 Marysville, PA 6-18-1977 (3)

CR SD-35 6038 leads leased CNW GP-30 818 and F-7A 1729 as they roll off Rockville Bridge toward Enola yard in June, 1977.

CNW 826 Conway, PA 8-8-1977

A three-unit engine move at Conway in August, 1977 includes CR blue GP38 7832, leased CNW GP35 826, and SD45 6078 (ex-EL 3613).

Two autoracks loaded with new Ford Pinto's on the next track gives historical perspective.

CNW 826 Enola, PA 5-7-1977

Leased CNW GP35 826 mixed with ex-RDG GP35 2180 and other CR power at Enola in May, 1977.

CR 1755 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (1)

CR GP40 3165 runs third in a seven-unit consist that blasted up the Curve on May 22, 1977.

The GP40 leads U23B 2759, F-7A 1755, and GP40's 3065 and 3071.

CR 1776 Hoboken, NJ 8-5-1977

The coach yard tracks are overgrown as Conrail 1776, ex-EL 3351, waits to depart from Hoboken in August, 1977.

CR 1885 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977

Former EL F-7A 7091 (CR 1885) appears being readied for retirement at the Juniata shops in May, 1977.

CR 1885 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977

Ex-EL F-7A 7091 (CR 1885) and E-8A 814 (CR 4004) sit in the maintenance line outside the Juniata shops. The EL cab units may have seen their last operating days, and are being prepared for retirement at the Juniata shop's large deadlines.

CR 1885 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977

Ex-EL F-7A 7091 (CR 1885) and E-8A 814 (CR 4004) sit with ex-PC/PRR SW-1 8593 in the maintenance line outside the Juniata shops.

The units may have seen their last operating days, and are being prepared for retirement to the Juniata shop's large deadlines.

CR 1885 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977

Ex-EL F-7A 7091 (CR 1885) and E-8A 814 (CR 4004) sit with ex-PC/PRR SW-1's 8593 and 8450 in the maintenance line outside the Juniata shops. The units may have seen their last operating days, and are being prepared for retirement to the Juniata shop's large deadlines.

CR 2049 Conway, PA 8-8-1977

CR C430 2049 (ex-RDG 5212), one of only two ex-RDG C430's, lined up with CR C424 2474 (ex-PC 2415) at Conway in August, 1977.

CR 2050 Mingo Junction, OH 8-8-1977

CR Alco C430 2050 waits for assignment in a trio of ex-NYC C430's at Mingo Junction.

CR 2051 Mingo Junction, OH 8-8-1977

CR C430 2051 rests next to C630 6777 at the Mingo Junction roundhouse between runs in August, 1977.

CR 2052 Mingo Jct, Ohio 8-8-1977

Late in the day at Mingo Junction in August, 1977, a trio of ex-NYC C430's waits for assignment.

CR 2057 leads 2052 and 2050, two Alcos that made it to CR blue.

CR 2052 Mingo Junction, OH 8-8-1977

The lights are coming on at Mingo Junction as a trio of ex-NYC C430's wait for assignment.

CR 2057 leads 2052 and 2050, two Alcos that made it to CR blue.

CR 2057 Mingo Jct, Ohio 8-8-1977

The lights are coming on at Mingo Junction in August, 1977 as a trio of ex-NYC C430's waits for assignment. CR 2057 leads 2052 and 2050, two Alcos that made it to CR blue.

CR 2057 Mingo Junction, OH 8-8-1977

CR Alco C430 2057 heads a trio of ex-NYC C430's late in the day at Mingo Junction.

CR 2058 Conway, PA 8-8-1977

Nothing but ALCo's in sight at the Conway engine terminal in August, 1977!

All of the major predecessor roads except CNJ are present with ex-RDG C630 5791, ex-PC C425 2442 and C430 2058, ex-LV C628 6734, and an ex-EL RS-3 huddlled around the turntable. Sadly, the whitelined LV C628 shows the signs of being cannibalized for parts.

CR 2072 Bethlehem, PA 1-7-1978

The scene at the Bethlehem engine terminal in January, 1978 has CR C420's 2072 and 2076 (ex-L&HR 21 and 28) waiting alongside a trio of D&H GP-39-2's still in their Reading colors.

CR 2072 Bethlehem, PA 1-7-1978

CR C-420 2072 (ex-L&HR 21) and D&H GP39-2 7403 (ex-RDG 3403) wait on opposite tracks for assignment at Bethlehem in January, 1978.

CR 2072 Bethlehem, PA 1-7-1978

CR C420's 2072 and 2076, ex-L&HR 21 and 28, wait for assignment at the Bethlehem engine terminal in January, 1978.

CR 2073 Bethlehem, PA 8-6-1977

CR C420 2073 (ex-L&HR 23) shuffles a former LV caboose at the Bethlehem roundhouse in August, 1977.

CR 2211 Morrisville, PA 3-4-1978

CR ex-PC GP-30 2211 and GP-9B 3812 work in the snow at Morrisville in March, 1978.

GP30's replaced the Alco RSD12's and RS-11's that worked Morrisville yard into the summer of 1977.

CR 2249 Enola, PA 5-7-1977

Former PC GP-30's 2249 and 2248 wait for assignment outside the Enola shops in May, 1977

CR 2304 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977

N-7A class 21790 (ex-NYC 20381) feels the pressure of CR GP35 2304 and GP38 7799 applying the brakes as they roll down Horseshoe's track 2 on May 22, 1977.

CR 2323 Enola, PA 7-9-1977 (1)

PC GP35 2323 leads CN GP-38-2 5518 (later renumbered 4718), CNW GP-30 812, and an ex-PC SD45 with a mixed freight entering Enola yard in July, 1977.

CR 2323 Enola, PA 7-9-1977 (2)

PC GP35 2323 leads CN GP-38-2 5518 (later renumbered 4718), CNW GP-30 812, and an ex-PC SD45 with a mixed freight entering Enola yard in July, 1977.

CR 2323 Enola, PA 7-9-1977 (3)

PC GP35 2323 leads CN GP-38-2 5518 (later renumbered 4718), CNW GP-30 812, CR U30B 2847(ex-PC), and an ex-PC SD45 with a mixed freight entering Enola yard in July, 1977.

CR 2364 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977 (1)

Former PC GP-35 2364 leads sister unit 2337 and SDP45 6677 (ex-EL 3646) down the Curve in August, 1977.

CR 2364 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977 (2)

Former PC GP-35 2364 leads sister unit 2337 and SDP45 6677 down the Curve in August, 1977.

CR 2364 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977 (3)

CR SDP45 6677 (ex-EL 3646) trails GP-35's 2364 and 2337 as they brake down the hill at Horseshoe in August, 1977.

CR 2364 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977 (4)

CR SDP45 6677 (ex-EL 3646) trails GP-35's 2364 and 2337 as they brake down the hill at Horseshoe in August, 1977.

CR 2416 Conway, PA 8-8-1977

Amidst a sea of power at the Conway engine terminal, CR C425's 2416 and 2446 wait for assignment.

Former Alco C425's 2416 and 2446 represent the first and last of the 31 ex-PRR series.  

CR 21656 N7A and ex-PC 19324 N5 cabooses rest in the foreground.

CR 2418 Conway, PA 8-8-1977

Alcos, including C425 2418, filled the Conway roundhouse in August, 1977.

CR 2433 Conway, PA 8-8-1977

CR C425 2433 works with SD-40-2 6410 at Conway in August, 1977.

CR 2446 Conway, PA 8-8-1977

Two C425's pass by the massive lines of power at the Conway engine terminal in August, 1977.

Numbered 2416 and 2446, these Alcos represent the first and last of the series of 31 ex-PRR C425's brought to Conrail.

CR 2485 Conway, PA 8-8-1977

Late in the day at the Conway engine terminal in August, 1977, CR C424's 2474 and 2485 (ex-EL 2411) and GP38 7768 idle by the yard tower.

CR 2571 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

CR U25B 2571 (ex-EL 2502) is tucked in behind leased CN GP38-2 5581 as they roll mixed freight by the Juniata shop dead lines on their way to Conway in August, 1977.

CR 2931 Morrisville, PA 3-4-1978

CR U25B 2652 leads ex-PC U33B 2931 and GP35 2264 under the catenary at Morrisville yard on a snowy March day in 1978.

CR 2931 Morrisville, PA 3-4-1978

CR U33B 2931 and U25B 2652 under the catenary at Morrisville on a snowy March day, 1978.

CR 3120 Altoona, PA 3-27-1978

CR GP40 3120 and SD45 6219 take up the rear of a trio of units pulling a TV train up Horseshoe in March, 1978.

CR 3190 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

CR GP40 3190 leads CR-operated former PC E-8A 4249 and other E-units at South Amboy engine terminal in March, 1978.

CR 3238 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

In a quartet of all former PC power, GP40 3238 leads GP35 2296, U30B 2857 and GP38-2 8070 with a load of piggybacks through Altoona in August, 1977.

CR 3625 Marysville, PA 6-18-1977

Former RDG GP-35 3625 leads GP-38-2 8114 as they pull across Rockville Bridge in June, 1977.

CR 3639 Enola, PA 5-7-1977

Former RDG 3639 GP-35 sits coupled to its new running mate, ex-PC GP-40 CR 3225, as they wait for orders by the Enola engine facilities.

CR 3662 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (6)

CR SD45 6155 leads SD40 6335, ex-EL GP35 2556 (CR 3662), U25B 2620, and GP38 7661 (ex-PRSL 2001) as they pull hard up Horseshoe Curve on May 22, 1977.

CR 3664 Harrisburg, PA 6-18-1977 (1)

CR GP35 3664 (ex-EL 2558) and ex-PC SD45 6141 roll past the Harrisburg engine terminal in June 1977.

CR 3664 Harrisburg, PA 6-18-1977 (2)

CR GP35 3664 (ex-EL 2558) leads ex-PC SD45 6141 as they roll by PRR GG-1 4935 at the Harrisburg engine terminal in June, 1977.

CR 3664 Harrisburg, PA 6-18-1977 (3)

CR GP35 3664 (ex-EL 2558) and ex-PC SD45 6141 blast by the Harrisburg engine terminal with freight in June 1977.

CR 3664 Harrisburg, PA 6-18-1977 (4)

CR GP35 3664 (ex-EL 2558) and ex-PC SD45 6141 roll past PRR GG-1 4935 at the Harrisburg engine terminal in June, 1977.

EMDX 1976 is seen in the distance.

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