Conrail Cranes and Wreck Equipment

CNJ 451M

CNJ crane 251M and EL gondola 12636 just off the main line in South Amboy, NJ in June, 1980.

CR 03133 EL 160 ton crane 10-76

A former Erie machine, this 160 ton Bucyrus crane was the last steam powered crane on the EL. Shown here at Port Jervis, NY in October 1976. Boom car 414303 is a cut down gondola and would be a neat model project.

CR 45210 Conway crane 08-80

By 1980 the big blue crane had been replaced with this former Erie Lackawanna crane, although the boom car stayed the same. This unit came to Conrail as EL 03302 and was based in Meadville during the later days of the EL. It first carried CR number 50212, then was renumbered to 45210. Al Mixter photo, Conway, Pa 08-26-1980.

CR 45903 Conway relief wreck train 08-76

Another Al Mixter shot of the Conway relief train after being painted at Conway. I guess CR wasn't shy about displaying the new company image at derailments.

CR 48313

CR SW-8M 8683 (ex-LV 269) works a load of light tanks, along with support from the big hook of CR 48313, at Allentown yard in December, 1978.

CR 50202 250 ton crane Conway 08-76

Close up view of CR crane 50202 after being painted at Conway. Boom flat 45501 is also now blue and sporting non-standard lettering. Al Mixter photo August 25th, 1976.

CR CB 4177 at Rochester PA

Conrail Burro Crane CB 4177 is seen at Rochester, PA

EL 65150

Former EL crane 65150 and gondola 433619 at Croxton yard in February, 1979.

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