Alan Page's CR: 5-1978 to 4-1979

This album features year three of Conrail operations.

The year saw GP-30’s replace Alco’s from Morrisville yard service, but Alco’s still operated out of Bethlehem, Enola, Conway and Mingo Junction into the spring of 1979.  Electric power remained strong as former PRR GG-1’s, E-44’s, and E-33’s led mainline freights throughout the spring of 1979.

Allentown yard Allentown, PA 7-16-1978

A flock of birds looks like snow over Allentown yard, while CR SD9's 6909 and 6908 shuffle cars on July 16, 1978.

Amtrak 114 Morrisville, PA 7-9-1978

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

Amtrak Turboliner Harmon, NY 2-28-1979

With a trio of U-boats up front and N5C class cabin 23071 (ex-PRR 477872) at the rear, a mixed freight passes through Harmon, NY in February, 1979. A four-unit Amtrak Turboliner passes by the Harmony deadline a few tracks over. The deadline contained many FL-9's, some E-8A's, and an RS-3.

ATSF 3645 Altoona, PA 3-17-1979

Sante Fe GP39-2 3645 and U23B 6312 follow up CR SD40-2 6446 and SD-45's 6134 and 6156 as they pound up the Curve in March, 1979.

ATSF 3645 Altoona, PA 3-17-1979

Sante Fe GP39-2 3645 and U23B 6312 follow up CR SD40-2 6446 and SD-45's 6134 and 6156 as they pound up the Curve in March, 1979.

ATSF 3645 Altoona, PA 3-17-1979

Up front, SD40-2 6446 leads ex-PC SD45's 6134 and 6156, followed by Sante Fe GP-39-2 3645 and U23B 6312, as they charge up the curve in March, 1979.

ATSF 6312 Altoona, PA 3-17-1979

Sante Fe GP39-2 3645 and U23B 6312 follow up CR SD40-2 6446 and SD-45's 6134 and 6156 as they pound up the Curve in March, 1979.

CR 2051 Mingo Junction, OH 8-19-1978

CR C430 2051 (ex-NYC) ready for assignment at Mingo Junction in August, 1978.

CR 2051 Mingo Junction, OH 8-19-1978

CR C430 2051 (ex-NYC) ready for assignment at Mingo Junction in August, 1978.

CR 2051 Mingo Junction, OH 8-19-1978

CR C430 2051 (ex-NYC) ready for assignment at Mingo Junction in August, 1978.

CR 2052 Mingo Junction, OH 8-19-1978

CR C430 2052 (ex-NYC) ready for assignment at Mingo Junction, OH in August, 1978.

CR 2052 Mingo Junction, OH 8-19-1978

CR C430's 2052 (ex-NYC) and 2059, along with GP38 7730, wait for assignment at Mingo Junction in August, 1978.

CR 2058 Weirton, WV 8-19-1978

CR C430 2058 waits for assignment at the Weirton, WV engine terminal in August, 1978.

CR 2058 Weirton, WV 8-19-1978

CR 2058, one of ten ex-PC C430's, waits for assignment at the Weirton, WV engine terminal in August, 1978.

CR 2059 Mingo Junction, OH 8-19-1978

CR C430 2059 lined up between GP38 7730 and sister unit 2052 at Mingo Junction in August, 1978. 

The former NYC Alco was the last of 10 C430's in CR series 2050-2059,

CR 2072 Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

A crewman makes sure that CR blue C420 2072 (ex-L&HR 21) gets safely onto the turntable at Bethlehem in July, 1978.

CR 2072 Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

CR C420 2072 belches typical Alco smoke coming off the turntable at the Bethlehem roundhouse in July, 1978.

CR 2072 Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

CR GP-9 7193 and C420 2072 join forces on the Bethlehem turntable in July, 1978.

CR 2173 Morrisville, PA 7-9-1978

CR GP-30 2173 (ex-RDG 3605) and C424 2495 (ex-RDG 5206) rest in lines of power by the Morrisville shops in July, 1978.

CR 2173 Morrisville, PA 7-9-1978

CR GP-30 2173 (ex-RDG 3605) rests in lines of power by the Morrisville shops in July, 1978.

CR 2174 Morrisville, PA 7-9-1978

Former RDG GP-30 2174 and CR N8B class cabin 23613 (ex-NH 628) move through Morrisville yard in July, 1978.

CR 2174 Morrisville, PA 7-9-1978

CR GP-30 2174 (ex-RDG 3606) works Morrisville yard in July, 1978.

CR GP-30's replaced the Alco RSD12's and RS-11's that worked Morrisville yard a year earlier.

CR 2174 Morrisville, PA 7-9-1978

CR GP-30 2174 (ex-RDG 3606) works Morrisville yard in July, 1978.

The GP-30's replaced the Alco RSD12's and RS-11's that worked the yard a year ealier.

CR 2186 Morrisville, PA 11-18-1978

CR GP-30 2186 (ex-RDG 3618) leads a pair of GP10's, with CR 7569(ex-PC 7118) in front, through Morrisville yard in November, 1978.

CR 2199 King of Prussia, PA 8-25-1978

CR GP-30 2199 works with GP-7 5829 (ex-RDG 627) at Abrams yard in August, 1978.

CR 2199 Morrisville, PA 3-10-1979

On a dreary March, 1979 day, ex-PC GP30 2199 works Morrisville yard.

CR 2211 Morrisville, PA 3-10-1979

CR GP-30 2211 works Morrisville yard in March, 1979.

CR 2221 Morrisville, PA 3-10-1979

CR GP-30 2221 works the yard at Morrisville in March, 1979.

CR 2227 Morrisville, PA 7-9-1978

CR GP-30 2227 is last in a duo of GP-30's pulling a line of hoppers at Morrisville on a bright day in July, 1978.

CR 2235 Morrisville, PA 3-10-1979

CR GP-30 2235 works with a GP-9B in Morrisville yard in March, 1979.

CR 2240 Morrisville, PA 3-10-1979

CR GP-10 7574 (ex-PC 7262) and GP-30 2240 work Morrisville yard in March, 1979.

CR 2243 Morrisville, PA 7-9-1978

CR GP-30 2243 leads sister unit 2227 pulling hoppers through Morrisville on a bright July day in 1978.

CR 23071 Harmon, NY 2-28-1979

With a trio of U-boats up front and N5C class cabin 23071 (ex-PRR 477872) at the rear, a mixed freight passes through Harmon, NY in February, 1979.

A four-unit Amtrak Turboliner passes by a few tracks over.

CR 2407 Weirton, WV 8-19-1978

Former PC RS-27 2407 waits between assignments at the Weirton, WV engine terminal in August, 1978.

CR 2407 Weirton, WV 8-19-1978

Former PC RS-27 2407 waits between assignments at the Weirton, WV engine terminal in August, 1978.

Someone at the Weirton terminal took the time to paint the phone box CR blue!

CR 2407 Weirton, WV 8-19-1978

With former GP-9's 7074 and 7014 behind, former PC RS-27 2407 waits between assignments at the Weirton, WV engine terminal in August, 1978.

CR 2423 Altoona, PA 7-24-1978 (3)

An Alco lover's dream at Altoona in July, 1978!

A pair of ex-PC C425's, 2423 and 2418, follow ex-LV C628 6728 and lead SD35 6003 as they pound toward Horseshoe Curve. The C628 and two C425's in the consist were put together earlier in the day at Enola to head toward Conway.

CR 2434 Pitcairn, PA 8-20-1978 (1)

CR GP-40 3227 leads C425's 2434 and 2425 through Pitcairn, PA in August, 1978.

CR 2434 Pitcairn, PA 8-20-1978 (2)

CR GP-40 3227 leads C425's 2434 and 2425 through Pitcairn, PA in August, 1978.

CR 2434 Pitcairn, PA 8-20-1978 (3)

CR GP-40 3227 leads C425's 2434 and 2425 through Pitcairn, PA in August, 1978.

CR 2434 Pitcairn, PA 8-20-1978 (4)

CR GP-40 3227 leads C425's 2434 and 2425 through Pitcairn, PA in August, 1978.

CR 2436 Pitcairn, PA 8-20-1978

CR GP-38 7781 leads C425 2436 and mixed freight through Pitcairn, PA in August, 1978.

CR 2444 Weirton, WV 8-19-1978

Ex-PC C425 2444 leads a quartet of three ALCos and one GP-9 in Weirton, WV in August, 1978.

CR 2444 Weirton, WV 8-19-1978

Former PC C425 2444 leads C424 2493 (ex-RDG 5204), GP9 7076, and C425 2455 in a quartet of CR power at Weirton, WV in August, 1978.

CR 2444 Weirton, WV 8-19-1978

Ex-PC C425 2444 leads a quartet of CR power in Weirton, WV. This was becoming a rare lineup in August, 1978 as three of the four units were ALCos.

CR 2500 Bethlehem, PA 11-25-1978

CR U25B 2500 (ex-PC) rests beside an EL 40' boxcar at the Bethlehem turntable in November, 1978.

CR 2553 Harmon, NY 2-28-1979

CR U25B's 2566 and 2553 head up a trio of U-boats pulling through Harmon, NY in February, 1979.

CR 2553 Harmon, NY 2-28-1979

In a trio of U-boats, CR U25B 2566 leads 2553 as they pull mixed freight past an FL-9 deadline at Harmon, NY in February, 1979.

CR 2566 Harmon, NY 2-28-1979

CR U25B 2566 leads a trio of U-boats past an FL-9 deadline at Harmon, NY in February, 1979.

CR 2566 Harmon, NY 2-28-1979

CR U25B's 2566 and 2553 head up a trio of U-boats pulling through Harmon, NY in February, 1979.

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