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By:Tom Beckett
Dates:4/1/1976 - 6/1/1999
Album Info:Conrail trains on ex NYC lines, primarily the Chicago, West Shore, and Boston Lines, but other places as well. Also included are trains on ex New Haven lines in New England and the NY City area.
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Off in a backwater
Title:  Off in a backwater
Description:  As the 1970s wore on, the Bay Ridge Branch, once a busy freight corridor with several trains a day coming off the New Haven to the car floats, became a backwater of the PC system. It would remain so under Conrail, who finally sold it to the LIRR. I often wondered why the daily CR train that came down to Fresh Pond from the Bronx lingered so long there. Surely it couldnt take that many hours to conduct the interchange. A trip to Bay Ridge explained why. I was there for non rail reasons when I caught the local train that handled whatever traffic there was on the Bay Ridge Branch. As you can see, there isnt much. The train is near 8th Av and 65th St in Bay Ridge-thats the N-Sea Beach 8th Av station beyond the train-with an SW 1500 still in PC paint, a caboose and two cars. The line is 10 MPH all the way to Fresh Pond, so it will be a long trip back. Once at Fresh Pond, they have to put the cars in their train for Oak Point, get the power back together, and go back to the Bronx. It makes for a long day. Now I know why those trains sit all day.
Photo Date:  11/22/1977  Upload Date: 12/9/2016 5:27:04 AM
Location:  Bay Ridge, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  196   Comments: 1
Not much difference
Title:  Not much difference
Description:  At this point in Conrails history, there was still a lot of equipment in predecessor paint schemes, and it was not uncommon to see solid sets of un repainted power, though most non PC units had at least been renumbered if not patch painted. Since the PC people largely ran the show, their numbering plan held sway. As such, most PC power did not need to be renumbered, so you were more likely to see untouched PC power than anything else. An example is here at Poughkeepsie, where we have not only this U25B, but a transfer caboose still in PC garb. There's also something in NYC lettering in the yard, though I can't see enough of it to identify. All this is in the shadow of the former New Haven Poughkeepsie Bridge, out of service since a fire in May 1974, and now a pedestrian walkway over the river.
Photo Date:  12/26/1977  Upload Date: 12/9/2016 5:19:19 AM
Location:  Poughkeepsie, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock,Station
Locomotives:  PC 2638(U25B)
Views:  225   Comments: 3
All at home
Title:  All at home
Description:  An eastbound blasts through Utica station with two ex PC units and one CR picked up after Auto Train couldnt pay for it.
Photo Date:  7/20/1978  Upload Date: 12/17/2016 4:54:17 AM
Location:  Utica, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  CR 2313(GP35) CR 2612(U25B) CR 2974(U36B)
Views:  114   Comments: 0
Wrong line
Title:  Wrong line
Description:  An ex EL GP 35 trails on this eastbound coal train rolling through Utica on the NYC. EL called at the ex DLW yard, just west of here, when there was still an EL.
Photo Date:  7/20/1978  Upload Date: 12/17/2016 5:08:52 AM
Location:  Utica, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  CR 3689(GP35) BAR 81(GP38)
Views:  116   Comments: 0
Making up the local
Title:  Making up the local
Description:  An RS 3 works the Utica yard, making up a train that will go out later in the day. Note the St Lawrence box car, one of a per diem fleet that was popular at the time.
Photo Date:  7/20/1978  Upload Date: 12/17/2016 5:13:09 AM
Location:  Utica, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CR 5365(RS3)
Views:  207   Comments: 0
Put power
Title:  Put power
Description:  The Putnam Division was still a going concern in the late 70s, though its days were numbered. Service at the time went as far as an A&P warehouse in, I think, Tuckahoe. The power requirements were not extensive, and this GP 7 was more than up to the task. Seen at the Putnam Division yard in the Bronx, where the Hudson Line follows the Harlem River, and the Put goes north. Note the small Conrail lettering and can opener on the long hood. And how about those PC trailers at left!!
Photo Date:  8/18/1978  Upload Date: 12/18/2016 6:22:11 AM
Location:  Bronx, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CR 5638(GP7)
Views:  163   Comments: 0
Hump set
Title:  Hump set
Description:  A hump set seen from Amtrak's Lake Shore works at Elkhart. This was a typical combination at the time, an SD38 and a GP9B.
Photo Date:  8/18/1978  Upload Date: 12/29/2013 5:07:25 AM
Location:  Elkhart, IN
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6946(SD38) CR 3805(GP9B)
Views:  581   Comments: 0
Lots of these
Title:  Lots of these
Description:  A model CR had a lot of at start up was the U30B, almost 60 of them. They were common on the trains to Long Island, which ran out of Selkirk. That yard had most of the GEs assigned to it for maintenance, so they were daily visitors at Fresh Pond, which is where we see this one. It and the other road power are waiting for the crew to come back from Bay Ridge with their SW 1500 and whatever cars they might have.
Photo Date:  5/8/1979  Upload Date: 12/17/2016 5:28:46 AM
Location:  Fresh Pond, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CR 2880(U30B) CR 2815(B23-7)
Views:  144   Comments: 0
Starting back
Title:  Starting back
Description:  The SW 1500 has returned from Bay Ridge, and LISE now starts back for Selkirk. One of the four U36B's leads.
Photo Date:  5/8/1979  Upload Date: 12/17/2016 5:35:24 AM
Location:  Fresh Pond, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 2972(U36B)
Views:  91   Comments: 0
SELI power lays over
Title:  SELI power lays over
Description:  Power for SELI waits at Glendale as seen from the street while working the Long Island RR interchange. Sometimes the power wuold sit ehre for hours while the switcher they brought down would work the Bay Ridge line. It made catching the train on the move a challenge.
Photo Date:  6/1/1979  Upload Date: 1/4/2014 4:23:54 AM
Location:  Glendale, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Bridge,Yard
Locomotives:  CR 2870(U30B) CR 2886(U30B)
Views:  329   Comments: 0
Getting a trim
Title:  Getting a trim
Description:  The yard engines in the various hump yard on the Conrail system were medium horsepower six axle units, either U23Cs or SD 38s, which had good adhesion, but didnt need a lot of raw power. At Selkirk, where most of the GE power was assigned(Selkirk was known as the GE captial of the world for a time) this meant U23Cs. We see one working as trim unit in the eastbound bowl.
Photo Date:  7/3/1980  Upload Date: 12/18/2016 6:26:30 AM
Location:  Selkirk, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6712(U23C)
Views:  116   Comments: 0
Connecticut local
Title:  Connecticut local
Description:  It would not be many more years til Conrail got out of Connecticut. As it was, freight service on the Waterbury branch north of Waterbury was already being handled by the B&M. Here we see an SW 1500 from behind the ghetto grilles of RDC 18, approaching Waterbury,
Photo Date:  5/21/1981  Upload Date: 1/26/2013 3:40:26 AM
Location:  Waterbury, CT
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 9504(SW1500)
Views:  694   Comments: 0
Lite power for Harmon
Title:  Lite power for Harmon
Description:  A CR B23-7 takes a pair of FL9's to Harmon for commuter service out of Grand Central. Conrail ran the commuter trains on the ex NYC and New Haven til they were conveyed to Metro North a year later. Note the fresh paint on the cab units.
Photo Date:  6/4/1981  Upload Date: 1/27/2013 11:28:42 PM
Location:  Hudson, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CR 2802(B23-7) CR 5045(FL9) CR 5023(FL9)
Views:  655   Comments: 4
Local power
Title:  Local power
Description:  A B23-7 sits at Hudson waiting for its next trip to the feed mill, which would involve a trip through downtown Hudson on street trackage.
Photo Date:  6/4/1981  Upload Date: 1/27/2013 11:35:23 PM
Location:  Hudson, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  CR 2811(B23-7)
Views:  286   Comments: 0
Ancient power
Title:  Ancient power
Description:  One of only a few SW 1s on the Conrail system. This one dates to 1940.
Photo Date:  6/9/1981  Upload Date: 5/29/2011 3:43:58 AM
Location:  Waterbury, CT
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Station
Locomotives:  CR 8440(SW1)
Views:  1076   Comments: 0
View from Amtrak
Title:  View from Amtrak
Description:  For some reason the 6 axle U boats seemed to avoid me, and I never caught one in an action shot, but once in a while Id get on in a yard. Here we see 6810 from an Empire Service train at Utica. Also of note is another vanished breed, the end cab switcher, this one an SW 9, in the yard.
Photo Date:  8/11/1981  Upload Date: 2/17/2013 1:08:39 AM
Location:  Utica, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  CR 6810(U25C) CR 8923(SW9)
Views:  446   Comments: 0
Yard set
Title:  Yard set
Description:  An SD38/MT 6 set works at Niagara Falls, seen from the Maple Leaf.
Photo Date:  8/28/1982  Upload Date: 3/24/2013 4:15:52 AM
Location:  Niagara Falls, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6937(SD38) CR 1103(MT6)
Views:  333   Comments: 0
Yard power, and a rare road unit
Title:  Yard power, and a rare road unit
Description:  Conrail used many of the ex PC SW1500s for local and yard jobs in the New York area. We see one here at Oak Point in company of a much more unusual unit, though a regular visitor to the city. Selkirk was home base to much of CRs GE fleet including the four U36Bs. They were a common sight on SELI/LISE and its occasional modification, SEOP/OPSE, the connection to the Long Island at Fresh Pond. U36B 2974 is on hand today, and will return to Selkirk later in the evening.
Photo Date:  3/22/1983  Upload Date: 11/3/2013 1:36:09 AM
Location:  Bronx, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  CR 9508(SW1500) CR 2974(U36B)
Views:  364   Comments: 0
Still PC
Title:  Still PC
Description:  No, not politically correct, Penn Central. In 1983 it was still possible to see units inpredecessor paint jobs, but there were not many by this time. SW1500 9509 is one, still in its Penn Central garb. at Oak Point
Photo Date:  3/22/1983  Upload Date: 11/3/2013 1:38:06 AM
Location:  Bronx, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  CR 9509(SW1500)
Views:  331   Comments: 1
One of many
Title:  One of many
Description:  Conrail had over 100 SW1500s, I saw four of them this day at Oak Point yard in the Bronx.
Photo Date:  3/22/1983  Upload Date: 11/3/2013 1:41:34 AM
Location:  Bronx, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  CR 9512(SW1500)
Views:  269   Comments: 0
SW1500
Title:  SW1500
Description:  CR 9534 works at Oak Point yard
Photo Date:  3/22/1983  Upload Date: 11/3/2013 1:46:10 AM
Location:  Bronx, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  CR 9534(SW1500)
Views:  280   Comments: 0
U25
Title:  U25
Description:  In MAy of 1983, Tri State Chapter NRHS rana trip on the West Shore to Selkirk. On arrival at Selkirk, we passed the dead line, which had a lot of interesting items. These were all taken from the train through those wonderful Lexan windows, so the quality may not be so hot, but the subjects aer worth a little grubbiness.
Photo Date:  5/28/1983  Upload Date: 11/9/2013 12:55:09 AM
Location:  Selkirk, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  CR 2528(U25B) CR 2557(U25B) CR 2963(U33B)
Views:  295   Comments: 1
Four 3s
Title:  Four 3s
Description:  On the Selkirk trip, I found this unit outside the shop. I look for units with four of the same number, so this was a good catch.
Photo Date:  5/28/1983  Upload Date: 11/9/2013 1:03:24 AM
Location:  Selkirk, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  CR 3333(GP40-2)
Views:  284   Comments: 1
SD 35
Title:  SD 35
Description:  An ex PC SD35 was in the Selkirk deadline. The GP 9 to the left appears to have been a CNJ unit.
Photo Date:  5/28/1983  Upload Date: 11/9/2013 1:06:24 AM
Location:  Selkirk, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  CR 6006(SD35) CR 7272(GP9)
Views:  378   Comments: 0
U25C class unit
Title:  U25C class unit
Description:  When Conrail was receiving deliveries of SD40-2s in the last 70s, they renumbered some of their GEs from the 6500s to 6800s. This is the first of their U25Cs now in the Selkirk deadline.
Photo Date:  5/28/1983  Upload Date: 11/9/2013 1:09:37 AM
Location:  Selkirk, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  CR 6800(U25C)
Views:  408   Comments: 1
Mixed bag
Title:  Mixed bag
Description:  The dead line at Selkirk had all kinds of goodies in it. Heres a mix of GE, slug cut down from an Alco, and as built GP 9
Photo Date:  5/28/1983  Upload Date: 11/9/2013 1:11:55 AM
Location:  Selkirk, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  CR 7308(GP9) CR 1102(MT6) CR 2626(U25B)
Views:  334   Comments: 0
Class unit
Title:  Class unit
Description:  CR 2700, first of almost 100 U23Bs, sits at Selkirk.
Photo Date:  5/30/1983  Upload Date: 11/14/2013 1:25:28 AM
Location:  Selkirk, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  CR 2700(U23B)
Views:  275   Comments: 0
CR 3370
Title:  CR 3370
Description:  CR 3370 pokes its nose out of he Selkirk diesel shop
Photo Date:  5/30/1983  Upload Date: 11/14/2013 1:27:30 AM
Location:  Selkirk, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CR 3370(GP40-2)
Views:  177   Comments: 1
GP 10 innards
Title:  GP 10 innards
Description:  A GP 10 has its hood doors open so its interior can be seen, a classic EMD 567
Photo Date:  5/30/1983  Upload Date: 11/14/2013 1:30:14 AM
Location:  Selkirk, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  CR 7508(GP9)
Views:  212   Comments: 0
Slug set
Title:  Slug set
Description:  Conrail had several of these slug sets that were used to switch yard. They were comprised of an SD38 and a slug built from a cut down RSD12. This set is outside the engine shop at Selkirk yard.
Photo Date:  5/30/1983  Upload Date: 11/14/2013 1:32:31 AM
Location:  Selkirk, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  CR 6939(SD38) CR 1118(MT6)
Views:  276   Comments: 0
Almost in the Bronx
Title:  Almost in the Bronx
Description:  The head end of LISE has almost reached the Bronx as seen from the Queens approach in Astoria Park.
Photo Date:  11/15/1983  Upload Date: 11/28/2013 1:44:30 AM
Location:  Astoria, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CR 2802(B23-7) CR 1910(B23-7) CR 2805(B23-7) CR 9508(SW1500)
Views:  267   Comments: 0
LISE
Title:  LISE
Description:  One of the more obscure operations on the Conrail system was SELI/LISE, which also ran under several other symbols over the years. It connected Conrail with the Bronx and the Long Island RR, which had a minimal freight operation compared to its commuter trains. Catching it was not difficult if you knew when the trains ran, though my issue was usually more a case of having the free time to do it. I got lucky one day in November 1983, catching it as it was going over the Hell Gate bridge.
Photo Date:  11/15/1983  Upload Date: 11/28/2013 1:41:48 AM
Location:  Astoria, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CR 2802(B23-7) CR 1910(B23-7) CR 2805(B23-7) CR 9508(SW1500)
Views:  406   Comments: 0
LISE at Queens Blvd
Title:  LISE at Queens Blvd
Description:  LISE came up the NY Connecting RR from Fresh Pond, where it interchanged with the LIRR. Power was typically a set of GE's, several hundred of which were based at Selkirk, including on occasion one of more of the U36B's that were built for Auto Train. Don't think I ever saw an EMD road unit. The SW1500 was to run local cars on the Bay Ridge Branch beyond Fresh Pond, which CR owned at the time. The departure back to the Bronx depended on how long it toook to service the branch, but it was typically several hours. Here it crosses over Queens Blvd on a series of concrete arches.
Photo Date:  11/15/1983  Upload Date: 11/28/2013 1:49:48 AM
Location:  Astoria, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CR 2802(B23-7) CR 1910(B23-7) CR 2805(B23-7) CR 9508(SW1500)
Views:  373   Comments: 0
Approaching the tunnel
Title:  Approaching the tunnel
Description:  A southbound train out of North Bergen yard approaches the Weehawken tunnel, about to go under Tonnelle Av
Photo Date:  2/21/1984  Upload Date: 6/6/2014 3:36:57 AM
Location:  North Bergen, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 1970(B23-7) CR 8186(GP38-2) CR 6287(SD40)
Views:  213   Comments: 0
Rebuilds
Title:  Rebuilds
Description:  A pair of rebuilds of both GP7 and 9 works a train toward Weehawken tunnel.
Photo Date:  2/21/1984  Upload Date: 6/6/2014 3:39:38 AM
Location:  North Bergen, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 7546(GP10) CR 5428(GP8)
Views:  280   Comments: 0
Ex EL unit
Title:  Ex EL unit
Description:  The Erie Lackawanna bought a group of SDP45s with no steam generators, so they could get the 5000 gallon fuel tanks. They made it into Conrail, but went back to lessor NS when the lease was up. I caught this one from the Cardinal on the way out of Chicago.
Photo Date:  3/20/1984  Upload Date: 6/4/2014 3:44:20 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  CR 6693(SDP45) CR 3215(GP40)
Views:  226   Comments: 0
Geep on a local
Title:  Geep on a local
Description:  Conrail rebuilt some of its older GP units and kept them in local service for several more years. It was a cheap way to get some serviceable power in the early days. Heres one of them working a cut of trailer flats at North Bergen.
Photo Date:  5/15/1984  Upload Date: 6/26/2014 2:58:55 AM
Location:  North Bergen, NJ
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 5454(GP8)
Views:  218   Comments: 1
EL power
Title:  EL power
Description:  Prior to the wave of GEs that invaded the Boston Line in the mid 80s, former EL SD45-2s found a home there. Here, four of them go east to Washington Hill with an eastbound.
Photo Date:  7/13/1984  Upload Date: 6/27/2014 3:39:25 AM
Location:  Pittsfield, MA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 6663(SD45-2) CR 6654(SD45-2) CR 6665(SD45-2) CR 6656(SD45-2)
Views:  320   Comments: 0
Morning westbound
Title:  Morning westbound
Description:  A westboud trailvan speeds past Utica behind what was then typical power, B36-7s and GP40s. The smokestack is for the station power house.
Photo Date:  7/14/1984  Upload Date: 6/27/2014 3:32:24 AM
Location:  Utica, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  CR 5051(B36-7) CR 5054(B36-7)
Views:  183   Comments: 0
Ex EL power in the Berkshires
Title:  Ex EL power in the Berkshires
Description:  A trio of ex EL SD 45-2s and a GE lead a westbound train past the Amtrak station at Pittsfield Mass
Photo Date:  7/14/1984  Upload Date: 2/27/2012 12:39:00 AM
Location:  Pittsfield, MA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6662(SD45-2) CR 6658(SD45-2) CR 6656(SD45-2)
Views:  455   Comments: 1
Late in the day
Title:  Late in the day
Description:  A westbound coal train rolls past the Utica station just after the sun quit.
Photo Date:  7/14/1984  Upload Date: 6/27/2014 3:33:48 AM
Location:  Utica, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6722(SD50)
Views:  184   Comments: 0
Ex EL units on the Boston Line
Title:  Ex EL units on the Boston Line
Description:  Former EL SD 45-2s worked on the Boston Line during the early 1980s. Two are in the consist of this eastbound coal train leaving Pittsfield Mass
Photo Date:  7/14/1984  Upload Date: 11/13/2011 2:52:46 AM
Location:  Pittsfield, MA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6655(SD45-2) CR 6601(C30-7) CR 6657(SD45-2)
Views:  427   Comments: 1
Back to West Springfield
Title:  Back to West Springfield
Description:  The Conrail local that works Palmer has completed its tasks and now has the signal to cross the Central Vermont and head back to West Springfield yard. The diesel is a GP 8, product of a rebuild program that renewed 100 of the many GP 7s Conrail inherited at start up.
Photo Date:  2/19/1985  Upload Date: 9/26/2014 1:42:27 PM
Location:  Palmer, MA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CR 5452(GP8)
Views:  203   Comments: 0
Local and a unique caboose
Title:  Local and a unique caboose
Description:  A Conrail local works at Palmer Mass with the New England Division caboose.
Photo Date:  4/16/1985  Upload Date: 2/27/2012 12:35:51 AM
Location:  Palmer, MA
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  RollingStock,Station,Action
Locomotives:  CR 5452(GP8)
Views:  428   Comments: 1
TV train
Title:  TV train
Description:  A Trailvan train heads past the former West Shore station at Haverstraw en route to Selkirk and points west.
Photo Date:  4/19/1985  Upload Date: 9/28/2014 4:02:22 AM
Location:  Haverstraw, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  CR 3296(GP40-2) CR 3220(GP40) CR 3285(GP40-2)
Views:  206   Comments: 0
Tarrytown local
Title:  Tarrytown local
Description:  Conrail still had some freight business on the Hudson Division in the early 80s, enough to support a road train, SETT, from Selkirk to Tarrytown, and a couple of locals. Heres the first of two I saw that day passing south of Croton Harmon station. SW1500's were the typical power on most of the local trains in the area, and could be found all the way down into the Bronx and Queens. Note the dwarf signals.
Photo Date:  4/19/1985  Upload Date: 9/30/2014 2:22:21 AM
Location:  Harmon, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Signal,Action
Locomotives:  CR 9506(SW1500) CR 9535(SW1500)
Views:  227   Comments: 0
Headed for Tarrytown
Title:  Headed for Tarrytown
Description:  One of the Tarrytown based locals heads through Harmon making its way back to T-town.
Photo Date:  4/19/1985  Upload Date: 9/30/2014 2:26:36 AM
Location:  Harmon, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 9536(SW1500) CR 9538(SW1500)
Views:  248   Comments: 0
Racks from Doremus
Title:  Racks from Doremus
Description:  Conrail had a large auto unloading facility at Doremus Av in Newark, and would dispatch trains out of there with both loads and empties. Heres one crossing the bridge at Iona Island headed up the West Shore. Note the open top racks. Don't see those anymore.
Photo Date:  6/11/1985  Upload Date: 10/1/2014 2:22:41 AM
Location:  Iona Island, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CR 3319(GP40-2)
Views:  155   Comments: 0
TV west
Title:  TV west
Description:  A Trailvan train approaches West Point across the bridge south of Iona Island.
Photo Date:  6/11/1985  Upload Date: 10/1/2014 2:24:27 AM
Location:  Iona Island, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6436(SD40-2) CR 6321(SD40) CR 6354(SD40) CR 6255(SD40)
Views:  205   Comments: 0
Autos to Selkirk
Title:  Autos to Selkirk
Description:  An auto rack train rolls through Bear Mountain State Park as it makes its way up the West Shore.
Photo Date:  6/11/1985  Upload Date: 10/4/2014 2:13:06 AM
Location:  Iona Island, NY
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  CR 6438(SD40-2) CR 6396(SD40-2) CR 2727(U23B) CR 8017(GP38-2)
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