Bill Kalkman's Conrail

CR 1939 and three SDs pull a grain train into Baltimore's Central Soya elevator, 9-25

CR SD40-2s-6458 & 6453, with SD40-6335 & B23-7-1939, are arriving at the Central Soya elevator with an E/B GRB grain train. In the distance, Central Soya's ex St. Johnsbury & Lamoille County RS3-204 awaits its call to duty. It was built in 1950 as Lehigh & Hudson River 4. 3:30PM on 9/29/85 in E. Baltimore, MD.

CR 1953 and 8157 at Havre de Grace MD, 3/82

Eleven units, led by B23-7 1953, are on WB empty hopper train UMP-61 as they pass GP38-2 8157 on a light engine move on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. 10:10AM on 3/28/82 in Havre de Grace, MD.

CR 2175 switching at the McCormick Spice Mill in Hunt Valley MD, 2/82

Here's a close-up of GP30-2175 switching at the McCormick Spice Mill in the Hunt Valley Industrial Park. At the corner of Gilroy & Clubhouse Roads as I recall. 4:15PM on 2/23/82 in Hunt Valley, MD.

CR 2175 Switching in the Hunt Valley Industrial Park, MD, 2/82

GP30 2175 is switching a paper warehouse in the Hunt Valley Industrial Park on a spur that comes off of the former PRR Northern Central Line.

Photo was taken on 4:45PM on 2/23/82 in Hunt Valley MD.

CR 2789 & 8120 Leading a Freight Past MG Tower, 4/82

CR U23B-2789 & GP38-2-8120 are leading a W/B freight as they pass MG Tower at Mid-Grade on the east slope. 1:29PM on 4/24/82 west of Altoona, PA.

CR 3280 is on the point of an E/B freight rolling through Parkesburg, PA on 10/81.

Under wire: GP40-2 3280 is on the point of an E/B freight rolling through Parkesburg, PA at 10:30AM on 10-24-81.

CR 4402 and two more E44s lead a southbound freight through the BWI Amtrak station, 1/81

Three E44s, led by 4402, are on a S/B Potomac Yard bound freight as they pass through Amtrak's Baltimore-Washington International Airport station on the Northeast Corridor. 1:48PM on 1/25/81 in BWI Station, MD.

CR 6114, 3631, 6384 and 6459 are on the point of a coal train at Bay Tower in Baltimore, 3/84

SD45-6114, GP35-3631 & SD40-2s-6384, 6459 are on the point of a S/B coal train. Its either a Morgantown (UMP) or Chalk Point (ULK) train. I never heard the symbol. Bay Tower is to the left of 6114. 2:30PM on 3/3/84 in East Baltimore, MD. These 80 car, 10,000 ton trains usually needed a helper to get through Baltimore.

CR 6215 and three more SD45s lead a southbound coal train at Wilkens Ave, just outside Baltimore. 12/80.

A S/B coal train is passing under the Wilkens Avenue overpass on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor.

SD45s- 6215, 6220 & 6223 are on the point along with an unidentified fourth unit.

Late morning on 12/20/80 in W. Baltimore, MD.

CR 6262 leads a S/B freight on the Northeast Corridor in Middle River MD, 12/81

Five years and eight months after the birth of "Big Blue", blackberry ex Penn Central SD40-6262 is leading two CR blueberries, SD40-2 6377 & SD35 6023, on a S/B freight on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, about to cross Martin Blvd in Middle River, MD.

The blackberries/blueberries terms were coined by noted rail photographer J. J. Young, Jr.

1:47PM on 12/19/81.

CR 6344 & 6303 with a loaded coal train on the NEC at Perryman MD, 12/81

Back when freight on the Northeast Corridor was a regular occurrence in daylight, two CR SD40s-6344 & 6303 are S/B with a loaded coal train.

The industrial spur, long gone, led to the Mitchell's Corn facility.

3:25PM on 12/5/81 in Perryman, MD.

CR 6350 leads a Popes Creek bound coal train under Dorsey Rd in Harmans, MD. 8/84

A coal train (symbol unknown) is rolling S/B on track two of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. SD40s-6350, 6301, 6315 & SD40-2-6384 are on the point. Dorsey Road is overhead. 2:00PM on 8/25/84 in Harmans, MD.

CR 6366, 2240, 2750, 1978 & 8024 at Collington Siding on the Popes Creek Secondary, 8/83

SD40-2 6366, GP30 2240, U23B 2750, B23-7 1978 & GP38-2 8024 are leading a S/B ULK (Chalk Point) coal train. Here, before heading south, it is switching some cars at the south end of the Collington Siding under Old Annapolis Road on the Pope's Creek Secondary. 12:15PM on 8/14/83 in Bowie, MD.

CR 6366, 2240, 2750, 1978 & 8024 leading ULK on the Popes Creek Secondary, 8/83

A good mix of CR power (SD40-2-6366, GP30-2240, U23B-2750, B23-7-1978 & GP38-2-8024) is leading a S/B ULK (Chalk Point) coal train. Here, its crossing Mt. Oak Road on the Pope's Creek Secondary. 12:45PM on 8/14/83 in Bowie, MD.

CR 6366, 2240, 2750, 1978 & 8024 on the Herbert Secondary near Malcolm, MD 8/83

Our S/B ULK (Chalk Point) coal train on the Herbert Secondary heading toward Chalk Point. 2:00PM on 8/14/83 near Malcolm, MD

CR 6366, 2240, 2750, 1978 & 8024 on the Herbert Secondary near Malcolm, MD 8/83

Another shot of S/B ULK (Chalk Point) coal train on the Herbert Secondary heading toward Chalk Point. 2:00PM on 8/14/83 near Malcolm, MD

CR 6377 leads a Chessie System detour move on the Pittsburgh Line, 11/85

SD40-2-6377 is leading Chessie System GP38-3815 & SD40s-7561, 7575 on a W/B TOFC train on the ex PRR Middle Division. With the Juniata River on the left, this view is from PA Rt. 333 looking eastward. This is probably another detour train from CS due to storm damage on Sand Patch Grade & Rowlesburg.

CR 6395 Leads 6138 and a TV train at Frankford Junction on the NEC, 3/78

Relatively new SD40-2-6395 is up front with ex PRR/PC SD45-6138. I have no idea how I accessed this location. 2:15PM on 3/11/78 in Philadelphia, PA.

CR 6420 & 6519, with GP40 3200 on The Tropicana Juice Train, OJT-6, at Bayview Tower on Chessie, 5/82

The Tropicana Juice Train, OJT-6, is getting under way on Chessie System rails at CS's BA Tower in Bay View Yard. But, it won't be going east on the Philly Sub. It will pull down to North Point and then back over the connection to the Northeast Corridor to continue its journey north. CR SD40-2s-6420 & 6519, with GP40-3200, are on the point. 2:45PM on 5/16/82 in East Baltimore, MD.

CR 6423 leads a UMP coal train through West Baltimore

SD40-2s-6423, 6380, GP38-2-8154 & SD40-2-6373 are on the point of a S/B UMP (Unit Morgantown Power) coal train. They've just passed under Lafayette Street and are running on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor on track three. At Bowie, the train will make a left onto the Pope's Creek Secondary for the trip to MP. 11:42AM on 3/3/84 in West Baltimore, MD.

CR 6695 Eastbound with WPB-4 at Cove PA, 2/78

Conrail SDP45-6695 (ex Erie Lackawanna) is leading E/B WPB-4 on jointed rail. 12:40PM on 2/4/78 in Cove, PA.

CR 6903 & 6902 Shoving a coal train over the hump at Buckeye Yard. 11/80

SD9s 6903 & 6902 are shoving a coal train over the hump at Buckeye Yard.

1:00PM on 11/9/80 in Columbus, OH.

CR 6977 leads a still black GP38-2 and some other power at Summerhill PA, 9/84.

The new Main Street overpass is under construction as an E/B manifest passes by on track one of the Pittsburgh Line at MP 263.7. SD50 6777, GP38-2s 8082, 8238, GP35 2288 & SD50 6774 are on the point. 2:39PM on 9-30-84 in Summerhill, PA.

CR 7743 & 2741 are leading a ballast train past the Sam Rea Shops in Hollidaysburg, PA. 9-84

A ballast train is passing the Sam Rea Car Shops. A plethora of Conrail box cars are waiting to be worked on. GP38 7743 & U23B 2741 are leading. 3:30PM on 9-29-84 in Hollidaysburg, PA.

CR 7944 is approaching the Linglestown Road overpass near Rockville Bridge. 8/81

A tattered ex Penn Central GP38-2 7944 has just come across Rockville Bridge from Enola Yard and is approaching the Linglestown Road overpass. A sliver of Rockville Tower can be seen in the far distance.

9:05AM on 8/23/81 in Rockville, PA.

CR 8180 is leading a S/B freight through Bayview Yard, 1/15/84

Seen from the Orangeville engine terminal, GP38-2-8180 is leading a S/B freight through Bayview Yard. 1:41PM on 1/15/84 in East Baltimore, MD.

CR 8224, 2927, 2620, 2284 and 2368 on the point of a southbound coal train crossing the Gunpowder River. 1/80

Its New Year's day 1980 as a S/B Conrail coal train is crossing the Gunpowder River on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. GP38-2-8224, U33B-2927, U25B-2620 & GP35s-2284, 2368 are on the point. 1:30PM on 1/1/80 in Chase, MD.

D&H 7616 leading S/B Guilford train RPPY at Orangeville engine terminal, Baltimore MD, 3/84

D&H GP39-2-7616, B&M GP40-325, D&H GP39-2-7620 & another D&H EMD too filthy to identify are leading S/B Guilford train RPPY (Rouses Point, NY to Potomac Yard, VA). In this view from Conrail's Orangeville engine terminal, its on 'A' track of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. The bridge overhead is Chessie Systems Sparrows Point Industrial Track. 1:55PM on 3/3/84 in East Baltimore, MD.

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