Alan Page's CR: 5-1978 to 4-1979 - Page 3

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.

CR 6075 Allentown, PA 7-16-1978 (4)

CR SD45 6075 (ex-EL 3610) leads 1977-built SD40-2 6389 with a load of hoppers through Allentown in July, 1978.

CR 6075 Allentown, PA 7-16-1978 (5)

CR SD45 6075 (ex-EL 3610) leads 1977-built SD40-2 6389 with a load of hoppers through Allentown in July, 1978.

CR 6075 Allentown, PA 7-16-1978 (6)

CR SD45 6075 (ex-EL 3610) leads 1977-built SD40-2 6389 with a load of hoppers through Allentown in July, 1978.

CR 6156 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.

CR 6175 Morrisville, PA 2-28-1979

CR SD-45 6175 teams up with U25B 2601 at Morrisville yard in February, 1979.

CR 6241 Morrisville, PA 2-28-1979

CR SD-40 6241 teams up with SD-40-2 6479 at Morrisville yard in February, 1979.

CR 6295 Pittsburgh, PA 8-18-1978

PC SD-45 6172 leads SD-40's 6295 and 6250 quickly through Pittsburgh in August, 1978.

CR 6366 Altoona, PA 3-17-1979

CR SD-40-2 6366 leads a six-unit consist of power through Altoona in March, 1979.

CR 6369 Altoona, PA 7-25-1978

CR SD40-2 6369 and SD45-2 6658, ex-EL 3673, push hard up the Curve in July, 1978.

CR 6417 Allentown, PA 7-16-1978

CR SD40-2 6417 heads C30-7 6609* Test Unit through Allentown in July, 1978.

CR 6446 Altoona, PA 3-17-1979

1978-built SD40-2 6446 leads ex-PC SD45's 6134 and 6156, and two Sante Fe units, up the curve in March, 1979.

CR 6521 Morrisville, PA 7-9-1978

CR U28C 6521 and GP9 7174 pull through Morrisville yard on a bright July day in 1978.

CR 6541 Allentown, PA 12-26-1978

With a light coating of snow, former PC U33C 6541 works Allentown yard in December, 1978.

CR 6577 Secaucus, NJ 3-1-1979

With a full crew, CR U33C 6577 (ex-EL 3314) pauses at Croxton yard in March, 1979.

CR 6609* Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

CR C30-7 6609* Test Unit follows SD40-2 6417 through Bethlehem in July, 1978. 

The 10 C30-7 3,000hp units were the first new six-axle power purchased by Conrail in 1977.

*Like 6609, many of the 10 C30-7's added a star and "Test Unit" under the model designation.

CR 6659 Altoona, PA 7-24-1978

SD45-2's 6659 (ex-EL 3674) and 6665 (ex-EL 3680) prepare for pusher duty on the Curve in July, 1978.

CR 6660 Altoona, PA 7-25-1978

CR SD45-2 6660, ex-EL 3675, and SDP-45 6691, ex-EL 3660, pull hard on GP-40 3181 and a load of piggybacks in July, 1978.

CR 6660 Altoona, PA 7-25-1978

CR 6660, ex-EL 3675 and SDP-45 6691, ex-EL 3660, run light down the hill to begin their next pushing operation.

CR 6660 Altoona, PA 7-25-1978

CR SD-45-2 6660 (ex-EL 3675) and SDP-45 6691 (ex-EL 3660) run light down the hill to begin their next pushing operation.

CR 6679 Mingo Junction, OH 8-19-1978

CR 6679 (ex-EL 3648) leads 6689 (ex-EL 3658) and 6673 (ex-EL 3642) in a trio of 20-cylinder SDP-45's at Mingo Junction in August, 1978.

CR 6683 Altoona, PA 7-24-1978

CR SDP-45 6683 (ex-EL 3652), SD-40-2 6396, and U33B 2872 roll a line of covered hoppers through Altoona in July, 1978.

CR 6691 Altoona, PA 7-25-1978

CR SDP-45 6691 (ex-EL 3660) leads SD-45-2 6660 (ex-EL 3675) and GP-40 3181 on a TV train up Horseshoe Curve in July, 1978.

CR 6691 Altoona, PA 7-25-1978

CR SDP-45 6691 (ex-EL 3660) leads SD-45-2 6660 (ex-EL 3675), GP-40 3181, and a U23B on a TV train up Horseshoe Curve in July, 1978.

CR 6691 Altoona, PA 7-25-1978

CR SDP-45 6691 (ex-EL 3660) leads SD-45-2 6660 (ex-EL 3675) GP-40 3181, and a U23B on a TV train up Horseshoe Curve in July, 1978.  PRR 4-6-2 #1361 on display may have been pounding up the Curve pulling the Broadway Limited a little over 20 years prior. 

CR 6691 Altoona, PA 7-25-1978

CR 6660 (ex-EL 3675) and SDP-45 6691 (ex-EL 3660) run light down the hill to begin their next pushing operation in July, 1978.

CR 6696 Altoona, PA 7-25-1978

The ground was shaking as CR SDP-45 6696 (ex-EL 3665) led a trio of units hustling a TV train up Horseshoe Curve in July, 1978.

CR 6728 Altoona, PA 7-24-1978 (1)

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

Former PC SD-35 6003 leads ex-LV C628 6728 with "Snowbird" paint beginning to show through. Following third and fourth are ex-PC C425's 2423 and 2418.

CR 7569 Morrisville, PA 11-18-1978

CR GP-10 7569 (ex-PC 7118) follows lead CR GP-30 2186 (ex-RDG 3618) through Morriville yard in November, 1978.

CR 7612 Allentown, PA 8-27-1978

CR RS-11 7612 (ex-LV 403) leads high hood RS-11's 7642 and 7640 in a trio of former LV Alco's at Allentown yard in August, 1978.

CR 7640 Allentown, PA 8-27-1978

CR RS-11 7640 follows low hood 7612 and 7642 in a trio of former LV RS-11's at Allentown yard in August, 1978.

CR 7640 Bethlehem, PA 12-26-1978

The "LV" is showing through on the nose of RS-11 7640 as it rests at the Bethlehem engine terminal in December, 1978. 

CR 7643 Allentown, PA 7-16-1978

CR RS-11 7643, stenciled CR but still in Cornell red, works at Bethlehem in July, 1978.

CR 7668 Morrisville, PA 3-10-1979

CR GP-38 7668 (ex-PRSL 2008) and GP-9B 3826 work Morrisville yard in March, 1979.

CR 7781 Pitcairn, PA 8-20-1978

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

CR 7987 Secaucus, NJ 3-1-1979

CR GP-38-2 7987 pauses alongside GP-40 3187 at the Croxton engine terminal in March, 1979.

CR 8100 Altoona, PA 3-17-1979

CR GP-38-2 8100 leads a hot TV train up the Curve in March, 1979.

CR 8683 Allentown, PA 12-26-1978

CR SW-8M 8683 (ex-LV 269) works a load of light tanks, along with support from the big hook of CR 48313, at Allentown yard in December, 1978.

CR 8691 Secaucus, NJ 3-1-1979

CR SW-8 8691 (ex-EL 362) works Croxton yard in March, 1979.

CR 8691 Secaucus, NJ 3-1-1979

The crew of CR SW-8 8691 (ex-EL 362) discusses their next move as they work Croxton yard in March, 1979.

CR 9024 Secaucus, NJ 3-1-1979

CR SW-9 9024 (ex-EL 453) works Croxton yard in March, 1979.

CR 9024 Secaucus, NJ 3-1-1979

CR SW-9 9024 (ex-EL 453) works Croxton yard in March, 1979.

CR 9211 Secaucus, NJ 3-1-1979

CR NW-2 9211 (ex-EL 404) at Croxton yard in March, 1979.

CR 9211 Secaucus, NJ 3-1-1979

CR NW-2 9211 (ex-EL 404) at Croxton yard in March, 1979.

CR 9226 Secaucus, NJ 3-1-1979

CR NW-2 9226 (ex-EL 419) rests with SW-7 8864 (ex-EL 432), GP-35 2398, and a CR blue U-boat at the Croxton engine facility n March, 1979.

CR 9304 Morrisville, PA 7-9-1978

CR SW-1200M 9304 (ex-RDG Baldwin VO1000M 2704) between a GG-1 and SW9 8986 in lines of power outside the Morrisville shops in July, 1978.

CR 9340 Altoona, PA 7-25-1978

Time has run out for ex-L&HR C420 2076 as CR SW-1200 9340 moves what's left of the Alco outside the Juniata shops in July, 1978.

Morrisville sanding facility Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

A pair of GG1's rests at the Morrisville sanding facility in June, 1979.

PC 4049 Harmon, NY 2-28-1979

Amtrak E-unit 265 (former PC 4049) rests with a number of retired FL-9's at the Harmon, NY deadline in February, 1979.

PRR MOW Passenger Car Altoona, PA 8-18-1978

Appearing forgotten behind PC E-8A 4092 in the Juniata deadlines, rests an unidentified PRR MOW passenger car in August, 1978.

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