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

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 9418 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR SW-1001 9418 (ex-RDG 2618) working Morrisville yard in June, 1979.

CR 9418 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

CR SW-1001 9418 (ex-RDG 2618) rests outside the Morrisville locomotive shops in June, 1979.

CR 9962 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR RS-3M 9962 at Selkirk yard in August, 1979.

CR 9962 Selkirk, NY 8-10-1979

CR RS-3M 9962, SW-1 8429, and NW-2 9270 at Selkirk yard in August, 1979.

CR NJDOT EL 3200 and 3300 series Maplewood, NJ 8-17-1979

Erie Lackawanna low (3200 series) and high roof (3300 series) MU's run through Maplewood, NJ in August, 1979.

The MU's retained their EL olive paint and gold numbering until their final runs in August, 1984 when Edison's 3000 volt DC power was turned off and the new 25000 volt 60 hertz AC was turned on.

CR NJDOT EL 3217 Maplewood, NJ 8-17-1979

Erie Lackawanna MU's, led by low roof trailer 3217, pull through Maplewood, NJ in August, 1979.

Unlike the ex-EL U34CH's, the MUs were not renumbered while under contract to NJDOT.

They retained their EL olive paint and gold numbering until their final runs in August, 1984 when Edison's 3000 volt DC power was turned off and the new 25000 volt 60 hertz AC was turned on.

NTSB 210 South Amboy, NJ 8-17-1979

To supplement CR-contracted ex-PC E-units, NJ Transit leased NTSB E-8A 210 (ex-Amtrak 210, nee-B&O 1463) until May, 1981. The E-unit receives service alongside repainted ex-PC E-8A's at the South Amboy engine facility in August, 1979.

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