Alan Page's CR: 5-1979 to 4-1980

This album features year four of Conrail operations.

The year saw Alco’s fade from mainline service at Morrisville, Bethlehem, and Enola, although Alco RS-11’s were still operating at Bethlehem in July, 1979.  

At Croxton in August, 1979, Alco RS-3M’s were operational along with some ancient SW-1’s. 

After over 40 years of service, GG-1’s were still going strong in June of 1979.  An August funeral train of E-44’s and E-33’s at Morrisville, however, signaled the nearing end for all electric power on Conrail. GG-1's and E-33's led mainline freights in late November, 1979, but by the spring of 1980, only E-44’s were seen operating out of Morrisville and Enola.

Amtrak 262 Altoona, PA 8-4-1979

On track 2, Amtrak F40PHR 262 is just about to roll by a CR freight braking down Horseshoe curve on track 1 in August, 1979.

CR 1119 Allentown, PA 7-7-1979

CR SD-38 6925 teams with MT-6 yard slug 1119 to work the Allentown hump in July, 1979.

Collinwood rebuilt ex-PC RSD-12 6857 into MT-6 1119 in May, 1979.

CR 1119 Allentown, PA 7-7-1979

CR SD-38 6925 teams with MT-6 yard slug 1119 to work the Allentown hump in July, 1979.

Collinwood rebuilt ex-PC RSD-12 6857 into MT-6 1119 in May, 1979.

CR 1905 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR B23-7 1905 leads U30B 2846, U25B 2512, and U33B 2901 in a quartet of GE units through Morrisville in June, 1979.

CR 1932 Altoona, PA 8-4-1979

CR B23-7 1932 follows U25B 2644, and B23-7 1969 as they roll mixed freight down Horseshoe in August, 1979.

CR 1932 Altoona, PA 8-4-1979

CR B23-7 1932 follows U25B 2644, and B23-7 1969 as they roll mixed freight down Horseshoe in August, 1979.

CR 1969 Altoona, PA 8-4-1979

CR B23-7 1956 leads U25B 2644 and B23-7 1969 with mixed freight down Horseshoe in August, 1979.

CR 1976 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR B23-7 1976 waits for assignment at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 2211 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

Ex-PC GP30 2211 shuffles freight at Morrisville in August, 1979.

CR 2217 Morrisville, PA 11-17-1979

Ex-PC GP-30's 2217 and 2231 work Morrisville yard on November 17, 1979.

CR 2217 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

Ex-PC GP30's 2217 and 2219 pull freight through Morrisville in August, 1979.

CR 2219 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

Ex-PC GP30 2219 follows 2217 as they pull freight through Morrisvllle in August, 1979.

CR 2222 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

CR GP30 2222 works Morrisville yard in August, 1979.

CR 2224 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR GP-30 2224 works Morrisville yard in June, 1979.

CR 2225 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR GP-30 2225 follows 2233 as they pull through Morrisville, PA in June, 1979.

CR 2231 Morrisville, PA 11-17-1979

CR GP-30's 2231 and 2217 work Morrisville yard late in the day on November 17, 1979.

CR 2233 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR GP-30's 2233 and 2225 pull through Morrisville yard in June, 1979.

CR 2500 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25B's 2500 and 2510 roll light through Selkirk yard in August, 1979.

CR 2500 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25B's 2500 and 2510 roll light through Selkirk yard in August, 1979.

CR 2500 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25B's 2500 and 2510 run light through Selkirk yard in August, 1979.

CR 2501 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25B 2501 and other black and blue power at Selkirk yard in August, 1979.

CR 2512 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR U25B 2512 is the third in a quartet of GE power rolling through Morrisville in June, 1979.

CR 2522 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25B 2522 works the yard at Selkirk, NY in August, 1979.

CR 2522 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25B 2522 works the yard at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 2529 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25B 2529 works Selkirk yard in August, 1979.

CR 2529 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25B 2529 rolls past sister-unit 2500 at Selkirk yard in August, 1979.

CR 2549 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

Ex-PC U25B 2549 is third in line following GP38-3 8082 and U25C 6806 through Morrisville yard in August, 1979.

CR 2549 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

Ex-PC U25B's 2549 and 2635 follow GP38-2 8082 and U25C 6806 through Morrisville yard in August, 1979.

CR 2558 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25B 2558 waits for assignment in a line of U-boats at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 2560 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25B 2560 at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 2566 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25B 2566 waits for assignment at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 2566 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25B 2566 waits for assignment at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 2611 Morrisville, PA 11-17-1979

After departing Morrisville yard, CR U25B 2611 runs 4th behind U30B 2844, SD45 6225, and SD40 6329 on the NEC at Morrisville in November, 1979.

CR 2611 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25B 2611 and U25C 6815 lead the line up of U-boats at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 2635 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

U25B 2635 at the tail end of a trio of U-boats following ex-PC GP38-2 8082 through Morrisville in August, 1979.

CR 2635 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

Ex-PC U25B's 2549 and 2635 follow GP38-2 8082 and U25C 6806 through Morrisville yard in August, 1979.

CR 2644 Altoona, PA 8-4-1979

CR U25B 2644 runs between a pair of B23-7's as they roll mixed freight down Horseshoe in August, 1979.

CR 2675 Altoona, PA 8-4-1979

With EMD leading, U25B 2675 (ex-PC) second, U36C 6564 (ex-EL 3301) third, and two more U-boats following, a quintet of units pound through Altoona in August, 1979.

CR 2834 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U30B 2834 waits for assignment at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 2841 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U30B 2841 idles at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 2844 Morrisville, PA 11-17-1979

CR U30B 2844 does not look ready to depart Morrisville yard in November, 1979. Later that day, SD40 6329 would lead SD45 6225, 2844, and U25B 2611 eastbound on the NEC.

CR 2846 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

Running second in a quartet of CR blue U-boats, U30B 2846 moves through Morrisville in June, 1979.

CR 2854 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

Still in PC paint and showing a NYC stripe, CR U30B 2854 rests with blue power at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 2856 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U30B 2856 rests in a line of blue power at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 2856 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

One place at Selkirk where EMD's outnumbered U-boats was in this lineup of CR U30B 2856 between SD40 6306 and GP40-2 3296.

CR 2864 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U30B 2864 waits for assignment at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 2865 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U30B 2865 outside the shops at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 2886 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U30B 2886 at Selkirk, NY in August, 1979.

CR 2892 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U33B 2892 lined up outside the Selkirk shops in August, 1979.

CR 2896 Altoona, PA 8/4/1979 (01)

CR U33B 2896 leads a quartet of U-boats as they pull a TV train up Horseshoe Curve in August, 1979.

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