Alan Page's CR: 5-1979 to 4-1980 - Page 3

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 6149 Altoona, PA 8/4/1979 (02)

CR SD45 6149 and a sister unit push up the hill at Horseshoe in August, 1979.

CR 6149 Altoona, PA 8/4/1979 (03)

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

CR 6156 Altoona, PA 8-4-1979

CR SD45's 6156 and 6079 (ex-EL 3614) run light down Horseshoe for another pusher assignment in August, 1979.

CR 6175 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

Venturing into U-boat territory at Selkirk, CR SD45 6175 waits for assignment in August, 1979.

CR 6177 Gallitzin, PA 8-4-1979

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

CR 6185 Altoona, PA 8-4-1979

Former PC SD45 6185 pushes hard up Horseshoe Curve in August, 1979.

CR 6185 Gallitzin, PA 8-4-1979

With CR N7A-class caboose 21540 (ex-NYC 20339) trailing, CR SD-45's 6185 and 6193 push hard into the tunnels at Gallitzin in August, 1979.

CR 6193 Altoona, PA 8-4-1979

CR SD45's 6185 and 6193 run light down Horseshoe for another pusher assignment in August, 1979.

CR 6193 Gallitzin, PA 8-4-1979

With CR N7A-class caboose 21540 (ex-NYC 20339) trailing, CR SD-45's 6185 and 6193 push hard into the tunnels at Gallitzin in August, 1979.

CR 6209 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

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

SD45 6209, with E-33 4603 tucked behind, and SD40 6370 assist a trio of E-44's with 4417 on the point.

CR 6225 Morrisville, PA 11-17-1979

After departing Morrisville yard, CR SD40 6329 leads CR SD-45 6225, U30B 2844, and U25B 2611 on the NEC at Morrisville in November, 1979.

CR 6329 Morrisville, PA 11-17-1979

After departing Morrisville yard, CR SD40 6329 leads CR SD-45 6225, U30B 2844, and U25B 2611 on the NEC at Morrisville in November, 1979.

CR 6352 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

A sad August day at Morrisville in 1979 as E-44 4427 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 6433 Altoona, PA 8/4/1979

CR SD40-2 6433 and an SD45 pull a TV train up Horseshoe Curve in August, 1979.

CR 6437 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR SD-40-2 6437 leads SD-40 6243 in a quartet of CR power hustling a TV train through Morrisville in June, 1979.

CR 6564 Altoona, PA 8-4-1979

With EMD leading, U25B 2675 (ex-PC) second, U33C 6564 (ex-EL 3301) third, and two more U-boats following, a quintet of units pound through Altoona in August, 1979.

CR 6564 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 6564 Harrisburg, PA 8-3-1979 (1)

CR U33C 6564 (ex-EL 3301) runs second in a quartet of U-boats as they roll past Amtrak E-units. CR U30C 6579(ex-RDG 6300) and U23B 2701(ex-PC) follow at Harrisburg in August, 1979.

CR 6564 Harrisburg, PA 8-3-1979 (2)

CR U33C 6564 (ex-EL 3301) runs second in a quartet of U-boats as they roll past Amtrak E-units. CR U30C 6579(ex-RDG 6300) and U23B 2701(ex-PC) follow at Harrisburg in August, 1979.

CR 6564 Harrisburg, PA 8-3-1979 (3)

CR U33C 6564 (ex-EL 3301) runs second in a quartet of U-boats as they roll past Amtrak E-units. CR U30C 6579(ex-RDG 6300) and U23B 2701(ex-PC) follow at Harrisburg in August, 1979.

CR 6564 Harrisburg, PA 8-3-1979 (4)

CR U33C 6564 (ex-EL 3301) runs second in a quartet of U-boats as they roll past Amtrak E-units. CR U30C 6579(ex-RDG 6300) and U23B 2701(ex-PC) follow at Harrisburg in August, 1979.

CR 6587 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

With a PC green bus behind, CR U36C 6587 (ex-EL 3316) has the power on at the service area outside the Morrisville shops in August, 1979.

CR 6711 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U23C's 6711 and 6714 work Selkirk yard in August, 1979.

CR 6714 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U23C works Selkirk yard in August, 1979.

CR 6803 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

Renumbered from the 6500-6519 series, CR U25C 6803 receives service at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 6806 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

Former PC U25C 6806 (former 6506) is second in line following GP38-3 8082 through Morrisville yard in August, 1979.

CR 6806 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

Leaving Morrisville yard, ex-PC U25C 6806 and U25B 2549 follow GP38-2 8082 in August, 1979.

CR 6815 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U25C 6815 (renumbered from PC 6500-6519 series) at Selkirk yard in August, 1979.

CR 6828 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

Former PC U28C 6828 (ex-6528) waits for assignment at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 6831 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR U28C 6831 waits for assignment at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 6832 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

The service doors are open on U28C 6832 (ex 6532) at Selkirk in August, 1979.

CR 6925 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 7161 Enola, PA 8-3-1979

CR GP9 7161 leads GP9B 3832 and GP10 7594 (ex-PC GP9 7258) at Enola yard in August, 1979.

CR 7644 Bethlehem, PA 7-7-1979

CR RS-11 7644 (ex-LV) waits for assignment at the Bethlehem engine terminal in July, 1979.

CR 7644 Bethlehem, PA 7-7-1979

CR RS-11 7644 (ex-LV) at the Bethlehem engine terminal in July, 1979.

CR 7651 Bethlehem, PA 7-7-1979

CR blue RS-11's 7651 and 7652 run light past Bethlehem Steel in July, 1979.

CR 7652 Bethlehem, PA 7-7-1979

Former PC RS-11's 7652 and 7651 idle alongside SD-9's 6908 and 6909 by the steam-era coaling tower at Bethlehem in July, 1979.

CR 7652 Bethlehem, PA 7-7-1979

CR blue RS-11's 7651 and 7652 run light past Bethlehem Steel in July, 1979.

CR 8082 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

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

CR 8082 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

Leaving Morrisville yard, ex-PC GP38-2 8082 leads U25C 6806 and U25B's 2549 and 2635 in August, 1979.

CR 8151 Gallitzin, PA 8-4-1979 (1)

CR GP38-2 8151 leads U23B's 2719, 2748, and 2781, and a GP into the tunnels at Gallitzin in August, 1979.

CR 8151 Gallitzin, PA 8-4-1979 (2)

CR GP38-2 8151 leads U23B's 2719, 2748, and 2781, and a GP into the tunnels at Gallitzin in August, 1979.

CR 8151 Gallitzin, PA 8-4-1979 (3)

CR GP38-2 8151 leads U23B's 2719, 2748, and 2781, and a GP into the tunnels at Gallitzin in August, 1979.

CR 8151 Gallitzin, PA 8-4-1979 (4)

CR GP38-2 8151 leads U23B's 2719, 2748, and 2781, and a GP into the tunnels at Gallitzin in August, 1979.

CR 8449 Enola, PA 5-27-1979

Ancient CR blue SW-1 8449 lines up with GP30 2220 at a busy Enola engine terminal in May, 1977.

CR 8561 Enola, PA 5-27-1979

With U25B 2593 in the background, ancient SW-1 8561 was working at the Enola engine terminal with GP40 3084 in May, 1979.

CR 8695 Bethlehem, PA 7-7-1979

CR SW-8 8695 (ex-EL 366) and SW-900 9017 (ex-EL 446) teamed up at the Bethlehem engine terminal in July, 1979.

CR 9016 Allentown, PA 7-7-1979

CR SW-9 9016 (ex-EL 440) works Allentown yard in July, 1979.

CR 9016 Allentown, PA 7-7-1979

CR SW-9 9016 (ex-EL 440) teams up with NE-6 cabin 23813 (ex-PC 19819) to work Allentown yard in July, 1979.

CR 9019 Secaucus, NJ 8-17-1979

CR SW-9 9019 (ex-EL 448) idles at Croxton yard in August, 1979. CR 21303 N21 class cabin and a sister bay window caboose rest by the yard office.

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