Alan Page's CR: 5-1979 to 4-1980 - Page 2

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.

CR 2896 Altoona, PA 8/4/1979 (02)

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

CR 2896 Altoona, PA 8/4/1979 (03)

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

CR 2901 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

Last in a quartet of CR blue U-boats, U33B 2901 moves through Morrisville in June, 1979.

CR 2912 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U33B 2912 waits for assignment at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 2949 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U33B 2949 waits for assignment with B23-7 1976 and a U25B at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 2966 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U33B 2966 at the Selkirk engine terminal in August, 1979.

CR 3689 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR GP35 3989 (ex-EL 2583) waits for assignment at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 3692 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

One of only a few EMD's at Selkirk, CR GP35 3692 (ex-EL 2586) waits for assignment in August, 1979. Shades of Erie Lackawanna and the road number are beginning to show through!

CR 3692 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR GP35 3692 (ex-EL 2586) was beginning to show "Erie Lackawanna" and her old road number at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 3832 Enola, PA 8-3-1979

CR GP9B 3832 runs second behind GP9 7161 at Enola yard in August, 1979.

CR 4372 King of Prussia, PA 6-8-1979

Former RDG FP-7A 902 (CR 4372), repainted in SEPTA colors, leads a five coach push-pull through Abrams in June, 1979.

CR 4373 King of Prussia, PA 5-25-1979

Ex-RDG FP-7A 903 (CR 4373), repainted in SEPTA colors, brings up the rear of a five coach push-pull on a May day in 1979.

CR 4401 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

A very sad August, 1979 day at Morrisville as CR E-44 4401 assists with a retirement train of sister E-44's and E-33's.

CR 4417 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

A sad August day at Morrisville in 1979 as E-44 4417 prepares to move west with a retirement train of E-33's and E-44's.

CR 4418 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

A trio of E-44's, led by 4418, moves through Morrisville in August, 1979.

CR 4424 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

Active CR E-44's 4424 and 4446 wait for assignment by the Morrisville shops while in the yard a retirement train of sister units and E-33's was preparing to move west.

CR 4427 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

A sad August day at Morrisville in 1979 as E-44 4427 joins E-33's and other E-44's in a retirement train preparing to move west. A trio of E-44's led the train with SD45 6209 and SD40's 6352 and 6370 assisting.

CR 4429 Enola, PA 5-26-1979

Outside the Enola locomotive shops, CR blue E-44 4429 teams up with sister E-44 4432 in May, 1979.

CR 4432 Morrisville, PA 8/17/1979

CR E-44 4432 runs between E-44 4417 and CR blue 4401 as they wait to head westbound with a funeral train at Morrisville on August 17, 1979.

CR 4436 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

Leading a duo of E-44's through Morrisville, CR 4436 roars by with a TV train in June, 1979.

CR 4437 Enola, PA 5-26-1979

CR E-44 4437 at the Enola engine terminal in May, 1979.

CR 4446 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

Active CR E-44's 4424 and 4446 wait for assignment by the Morrisville shops while in the yard a retirement train of sister units and E-33's was preparing to move west.

CR 4447 Morrisville, PA 11-17-1979

CR E-44 4447 late in the day at Morrisville on November 17, 1979.

CR 4461 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

A sad August day at Morrisville in 1979 as E-44's 4461 and 4427 make up part of a retirement train preparing to move west.

CR 4401 is the last of a trio of E-44's that led the train with SD45 6209 and SD40's 6352 and 6370 assisting.

CR 4461 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

A sad August day at Morrisville in 1979 as E-44 4461 makes up part of a retirement train preparing to move west. Leading the train was a trio of E-44's with SD45 6209 and SD40's 6352 and 6370 assisting.

CR 4602 Morrisville, PA 11-17-1979

CR E-33 4602 roaring through Morrisville, PA on November 17, 1979.

CR 4603 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

A sad August day at Morrisville in 1979 as E-33 4603 makes up part of a retirement train preparing to move west.

The train was led by a trio of E-44's with SD45 6209 and SD40's 6352 and 6370 assisting.

CR 4809 Morrisville, PA 11-17-1979

This may have been the last freight run on Conrail for both GG1's 4864 and 4809.  The pair was rolling freight through Morrisville on the Northeast Corridor on November 17, 1979.  Less than a week later on November 21, the day before Thanksgiving, GG1 4859 and 4887 led ENWI-1 out of Enola headed for Wilmington.  This was the last freight run by GG1's on Conrail.  Information on the last run by GG1's provided in Dan Cupper's dedication of GG1 4859 for the Harrisburg NRHS on November 15, 1986.

CR 4835 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR GG-1 4835 waits for assignment by the sanding tower at Morrisville yard in June, 1979.

CR 4835 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR GG-1 4835 leads 4850 as they roll through Morrisville in June, 1979.

CR 4850 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR GG-1 4850 rests between assignments at Morrisville yard in June, 1979.

CR 4850 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR GG-1 4850 follows lead unit 4835 as they roll through Morrisville in June, 1979.

CR 4850 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR GG-1 4850 follows lead unit 4835 as they roll through Morrisville in June, 1979.

CR 4864 Morrisville, PA 11-17-1979

This may have been the last freight run on Conrail for both GG1's 4864 and 4809.  The pair was rolling freight through Morrisville on the Northeast Corridor on November 17, 1979.  Less than a week later on November 21, the day before Thanksgiving, GG1 4859 and 4887 led ENWI-1 out of Enola headed for Wilmington.  This was the last freight run by GG1's on Conrail.  Information on the last run by GG1's provided in Dan Cupper's dedication of GG1 4859 for the Harrisburg NRHS on November 15, 1986.

CR 4867 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR GG-1 4867 is sandwiched between lead unit 4891 and 4889 as they head through Morrisville yard in June, 1979.

CR 4867 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR GG-1 4867 is sandwiched between sister units 4891 and 4889 as they head through Morrisville yard in June, 1979.

CR 4889 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR GG-1 4889 is at the tail end of a trio of G's rolling through Morrisville yard in June, 1979.

CR 4889 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR GG-1 4889 is at the tail end of a trio of G's as they pull through Morrisville yard in June, 1979.

CR 4891 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR GG-1 4891 leads 4867 in a trio of G's through Morrisville in June, 1979.

CR 4891 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR GG-1 4891 leads 4867 and 4889 as they head through Morrisville yard in June, 1979.

CR 4891 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR GG-1 4891 leads 4867 and 4889 as they head through Morrisville yard in June, 1979.

CR 4891 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

Leading a trio of GG-1's, CR 4891 rolls under the catenary at Morrisville yard in June, 1979.

CR 5969 Bethlehem, PA 7-7-1979

CR 5969 (ex-EL 1231) leads 5972 (ex-EL 1234), 5984 (ex-EL 1246), and CR blue 5973 (ex-EL 1235) behind an ex-PC GP-38 at Bethlehem in July, 1979.

CR 5972 Bethlehem, PA 7-7-1979

CR 5972 (ex-EL 1234), 5984 (ex-EL 1246), and CR blue 5973 (ex-EL 1235) run second, third and fourth in a quartet of former EL GP-7's at Bethlehem in July, 1979.

CR 5984 Bethlehem, PA 7-7-1979

CR 5984 (ex-EL 1246) and CR blue 5973 (ex-EL 1235) run third and fourth in a quartet of former EL GP-7's at Bethlehem in July, 1979.

CR 6079 Altoona, PA 8-4-1979

CR SD45's 6156 and 6079 run light down Horseshoe for another pusher assignment in August, 1979.

CR 6103 Secaucus, NJ 8-11-1979

CR SD45 6103 (ex-RDG 7603) leads a line of eight CR blue units, and a lone PC black unit, idling at Croxton yard in August, 1979.

CR 6114 Gallitzin, PA 8-4-1979 (2)

Former PC SD45's 6177 and 6114 push hard on CR N12-class caboose 24531 at Gallitzin in August, 1979.

CR 6146 Cresson, PA 8-4-1979

It was all 20-cylinders at Cresson on this overcast day in August, 1979.

Ready to flex their 3,600hp La Grange muscle, this helper trio included ex-PC 6146 and 6169, and CR blue 6070 (ex-EL 3605).

CR 6149 Altoona, PA 8/4/1979 (01)

A pair of SD45s, with a caboose mate, push hard on a TV train climbing Horseshoe Curve in August, 1979.

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