Alan Page's CR: 5-1981 to 4-1982

This album features year six of Conrail operations. 

The year saw the finality of the end of Conrail electric service by the scrapping of some GG-1’s at Naparano. In NJ, however, CR-contracted commuter service for NJDOT continued into 1982 with former PC E-8A’s, ex-CNJ GP-40P’s, and timeless GG-1’s continuing their strong records of service.

CR 1608 Elizabethport, NJ 7-10-1981

CR GP-15-1 1608 at Elizabethport, NJ in July, 1981.

CR 4107 South Amboy, NJ 3-6-1982

CR-operated NJDOT GP40P 4107 (ex-CNJ 3678) pulls through South Amboy, NJ in March, 1982.

CR 4167 Elizabethport, NJ 7-10-1981

CR-operated NJDOT U34CH 4167 (ex-EL 3367, refurbished by Conrail) rests outside the Elizabethport shops in July, 1981.

CR 4167 Elizabethport, NJ 7-10-1981

CR-operated NJDOT U34CH 4167 (ex-EL 3367, refurbished by Conrail) rests outside the Elizabethport shops in July, 1981.

CR 4323 South Amboy, NJ 3-6-1982

One of two CR-operated E-8As painted in white NJ Transit colors, former PC 4323, joins NJDOT E-8A 4267 (ex-PC 4251 rebuilt by ICG in 10/1978) at South Amboy in March, 1982.

CR 4879 South Amboy, NJ 7-10-81

Conrail operated NJ commuter lines under contract from NJDOT until January 1, 1983 when NJ Transit assumed control. With former PC providing GG-1s, E-8A's, and a few E-7A's, great passenger consists like this scene were available in NJ for many years.

On a hot and bright July day in 1981, GG-1 4879 pulls through South Amboy with a string of coaches.

CR retired their freight fleet of GG-1's in 1979, but the NJDOT-contracted GG-1's 4872-4884 saw their operating days extended to the fall of 1983.

CR 6191 Altoona, PA 8-21-1981

A pair of CR's V-20-powered SD-45 pushers (ex-PC 6191 and 6218) head down the curve for another helper assignment in August, 1981.

CR 6212 Altoona, PA 8-21-1981

CR SD-45 6212 pushes hard at the rear of a pair of pushers in August, 1981.

CR 6418 Valley Forge, PA 2-15-1982

CR SD40-2 6418 (1977-built) leads former PC SD40 6252 in a quartet of power passing Valley Forge National park station on President's day, 1982.

CR 6512 King of Prussia, PA 2-15-1982

A pair of 1979-built SD-40-2's, CR 6512 and 6514, lead a freight into Abrams yard on President's day, 1982.

CR 7656 Altoona, PA 3-13-1981

CR GP-38-2 8251 leads GP38AC 7656 (ex-LV 310) and a U-boat down Horseshoe Curve in March, 1981.

CR 8178 Newark, NJ 2-15-1982

CR GP-38-2 8178 and GP-40-2 3310 lead a quartet of blue power rolling through Newark, NJ in February, 1982.

CR 9236, Elizabethport, NJ 7-10-1981

Looking worn from many years of service, CR NW-2 9236 (ex-EL 442) rests outside the Elizabethport shops in July, 1981.

CR 9594 King of Prussia, PA 2-15-1982

With ex-PC X44 class 50' boxcar 274858 in tow, CR SW-1500 9594 (ex-RDG 2755) works Abrams yard on President's day, 1982.

CR 9617 King of Prussia, PA 2-15-1982

CR SW-1500 9617 (ex-RDG 2767) takes a break from yard work at the Abrams engine terminal on President's Day in February, 1982.

The Conrail crews painted the flag pole CR blue!

CR S1123 Abrams, PA 2-15-1982

With CR Ford truck S1123 parked nearby, CR SW-1500 9617 (ex-RDG 2767) rests at the Abrams engine terminal on President's Day in February, 1982. The Conrail crews even painted the flag pole CR blue!

DH 2316 King of Prussia, PA 2-15-1982

D&H GP38-2 7314 leads U23B 2316 and C420 404 past an ex-PRR N-8 cabin at Abrams yard on President's day, 1982.

DH 404 King of Prussia, PA 2-15-1982

D&H Alco C420 404 (ex-LV 404) trails GP-38-2 7314 (ex-LV 314) and U23B 2316 as they pass by a CR blue caboose at Abrams on President's day, 1982.

DH 7314 King of Prussia, PA 2-15-1982 (1)

Passing behind a CR blue caboose, D&H 7314 leads a trio of 3 different builders through Abrams on President's day, 1982. The colorful mix of D&H paint schemes on GP-38-2 7314 (ex-LV 314), U23B 2316, and Alco C420 404 (ex-LV 404) reminded of Conrail's rainbow years of '77 and '78.

DH 7314 King of Prussia, PA 2-15-1982 (2)

Passing behind a CR blue caboose, D&H 7314 leads a trio of 3 different builders through Abrams on President's day, 1982.

The colorful mix of D&H paint schemes on GP-38-2 7314 (ex-LV 314), U23B 2316, and Alco C420 404 (ex-LV 404) reminded of Conrail's rainbow years of '77 and '78.

DH 7314 King of Prussia, PA 2-15-1982 (3)

D&H GP38-2 7314 leads U23B 2316 and C420 404 past an ex-PRR N-8 cabin at Abrams yard on President's day, 1982.

DH 7613 Enola, PA 5-26-1981

D&H 7613 leads a quartet of GP-39-2's on CR rails near Enola in May, 1981.

NIMX 4864 Newark, NJ 2-15-1982

Ex-PC SW7 8897 pulls Naparano Iron and Metal-branded GG-1's 4864 and 4887 to scrap at Newark, NJ in February, 1982.

NIMX 4887 Newark, NJ 2-15-1982

A sad day for the fans of the engineering and styling excellence that was the GG-1 locomotive.

Ex-PC SW7 8897 pulls Naparano Iron and Metal-branded GG-1's 4864 and 4887 to scrap at Newark, NJ in February, 1982.

NIMX 4887 Newark, NJ 2-15-1982

A sad day for the fans of the engineering and styling excellence that was the GG-1 locomotive.

Ex-PC SW7 8897 pulls Naparano Iron and Metal-branded GG-1's 4864 and 4887 to scrap at Newark, NJ in February, 1982.

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