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By:Alan Page
Dates:2/12/1977 - 3/26/1977
Album Info:A cool February day in 1977 was one of the last days of all Reading colors at Abrams yard. The day drew many railfans and Conrail did not disappoint. Numerous RDG SW1500's, and GP7's worked the yard, and two westbound PRSL and PC-led mixed freights rolled through. All SW1500's and their caboose mates, and all GP-7's were untouched by CR stencils. Though not working the yard, there were two SW1500's with small CR stencils in the engine terminal. The following week would see CR stencils applied to SW1500 9595 (RDG 2756) and GP-7's 5817 (RDG 625), 5828 (RDG 626), and 5835 (RDG 633). Also on Feb 19, RDG SW1500 2752 would be repainted CR 9591. A month later on March 26, CR blue 9591 appeared with silver trucks, while SW1500's 2770 and 2763 remained in RDG colors.
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RDG GP7 625, CR GP10 7567, RDG SW1500 2766 and GP7 636
Title:  RDG GP7 625, CR GP10 7567, RDG SW1500 2766 and GP7 636
Description:  RDG GP7 625 leads CR GP10 7567, RDG SW1500 2766, and GP7 636 through Abrams yard on February 12, 1977.
Photo Date:  2/12/1977  Upload Date: 8/14/2017 5:13:15 AM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  RDG 625(GP7) CR 7567(GP10) RDG 636(GP7) RDG 2766(SW1500)
Views:  228   Comments: 0
RDG GP7 625
Title:  RDG GP7 625
Description:  Passing by the yard office, RDG GP7 625(CR 5817) works Abrams with fellow RDG yard mates SW1500 2766(CR 9616) and GP7 636(CR 5838), as well as CR GP10 7567.
Photo Date:  2/12/1977  Upload Date: 10/30/2015 4:58:20 PM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  RDG 625(GP7) CR 7567(GP10)
Views:  156   Comments: 0
RDG SW1500 2766 and GP7 636
Title:  RDG SW1500 2766 and GP7 636
Description:  Many railfans were on hand at Abrams while RDG GP7 625, GP10 7567, RDG SW1500 2766, and RDG GP7 636 worked the yard on February 12, 1977
Photo Date:  2/12/1977  Upload Date: 8/13/2017 4:26:34 PM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  RDG 2766(SW1500) RDG 636(GP7)
Views:  101   Comments: 0
RDG GP7 625, GP10 7567, RDG SW1500 2766, and RDG GP7 636
Title:  RDG GP7 625, GP10 7567, RDG SW1500 2766, and RDG GP7 636
Description:  Many railfans were on hand at Abrams while RDG GP7 625, GP10 7567, RDG SW1500 2766, and RDG GP7 636 worked the yard on February 12, 1977
Photo Date:  2/12/1977  Upload Date: 8/13/2017 4:30:07 PM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  RDG 625(GP7) CR 7567(GP10) RDG 2766(SW1500) RDG 636(GP7)
Views:  185   Comments: 0
RDG GP7 625
Title:  RDG GP7 625
Description:  Many railfans were on hand at Abrams while RDG GP7 625, GP10 7567, RDG SW1500 2766, and RDG GP7 636 worked the yard on February 12, 1977.
Photo Date:  2/12/1977  Upload Date: 7/23/2015 6:33:52 PM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  RDG 625(GP7)
Views:  147   Comments: 0
RDG GP7 636
Title:  RDG GP7 636
Description:  Many railfans were on hand at Abrams while RDG GP7 625, GP10 7567, RDG SW1500 2766, and RDG GP7 636 worked the yard on February 12, 1977.
Photo Date:  2/12/1977  Upload Date: 7/23/2015 6:37:28 PM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  RDG 636(GP7)
Views:  199   Comments: 0
RDG GP7 625
Title:  RDG GP7 625
Description:  RDG GP-7 625 (CR 5817) works Abrams yard in her last days in Reading paint.
Photo Date:  2/12/1977  Upload Date: 7/23/2015 6:41:02 PM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  RDG 625(GP7)
Views:  170   Comments: 0
CR GP10 7567
Title:  CR GP10 7567
Description:  CR GP-10 7567 mixes with original RDG power at Abrams in February, 1977.
Photo Date:  2/12/1977  Upload Date: 7/23/2015 6:42:25 PM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  CR 7567(GP10)
Views:  142   Comments: 0
RDG MOW Gondola 96331
Title:  RDG MOW Gondola 96331
Description:  RDG MOW Gondola 96331 at Abrams in February, 1977.
Photo Date:  2/12/1977  Upload Date: 7/23/2015 6:44:29 PM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  125   Comments: 0
CR GP30 2219
Title:  CR GP30 2219
Description:  CR GP30 2219 leads a mixed freight past RDG GP7 633 (CR 5835) at Abrams in February, 1977.
Photo Date:  2/12/1977  Upload Date: 7/23/2015 6:46:33 PM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Scenic,Yard,Signal,Action
Locomotives:  RDG 633(GP7) CR 2219(GP30)
Views:  254   Comments: 0
RDG GP7 622
Title:  RDG GP7 622
Description:  RDG 622 (CR 5806) is sandwiched between two sister GP-7's as they work Abrams yard in February, 1977.
Photo Date:  2/12/1977  Upload Date: 7/23/2015 6:49:16 PM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  RDG 622(GP7)
Views:  181   Comments: 0
RDG GP7 622
Title:  RDG GP7 622
Description:  RDG 622 (CR 5806) pauses under the signal bridge along with two sister GP-7's at Abrams in February, 1977. I couldn't keep my faithful railfan chariot '73 Plymouth Scamp out of the picture.
Photo Date:  2/12/1977  Upload Date: 7/23/2015 6:50:39 PM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  RDG 622(GP7) RDG 635(GP7)
Views:  193   Comments: 0
RDG GP7 633
Title:  RDG GP7 633
Description:  Still in RDG paint, but not for long, GP-7 633 (CR 5835) idles at Abrams between yard assignments.
Photo Date:  2/12/1977  Upload Date: 7/23/2015 6:54:42 PM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  RDG 633(GP7)
Views:  262   Comments: 0
RDG GP7 622
Title:  RDG GP7 622
Description:  RDG 622 takes a rest from yard duty under the signal bridge at Abrams in February, 1977. My faithful railfan chariot '73 Plymouth Scamp rests by the explosives in Abrams small parking area.
Photo Date:  2/12/1977  Upload Date: 7/23/2015 6:56:06 PM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  RDG 622(GP7)
Views:  228   Comments: 0
RDG GP7 635
Title:  RDG GP7 635
Description:  Still in RDG paint, GP-7 635 (CR 5837) idles near the Abrams yard office in February, 1977.
Photo Date:  2/12/1977  Upload Date: 7/23/2015 6:59:05 PM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  RDG 635(GP7)
Views:  115   Comments: 0
RDG SW1500 2766
Title:  RDG SW1500 2766
Description:  RDG SW1500 2766 (CR 9616), CR GP10 7567, and two GP7s work Abrams yard in February, 1977.
Photo Date:  2/12/1977  Upload Date: 7/23/2015 7:00:50 PM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  RDG 2766(SW1500) CR 7567(GP10)
Views:  185   Comments: 1
RDG GP7 636
Title:  RDG GP7 636
Description:  RDG GP7 636 (CR 5838) works Abrams with fellow RDG yard mates SW1500 2766 and GP7 625, as well as CR GP10 7567. Watching the yard work at trackside and parking near the Abrams signal bridge were safe and typical happenings in the early days of Conrail. The sights, sounds and smells of typical RDG yard work may have stirred the heart of the smallest railfan at Abrams that day.
Photo Date:  2/12/1977  Upload Date: 7/23/2015 7:04:21 PM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  RDG 636(GP7) RDG 2766(SW1500)
Views:  241   Comments: 1
RDG SW1500 2770
Title:  RDG SW1500 2770
Description:  RDG SW1500 2770 (CR 9620) works Abrams yard sandwiched between ex-PC N5B 22841 and RDG N4 92887 (CR 18752) cabooses.
Photo Date:  2/12/1977  Upload Date: 7/23/2015 7:07:41 PM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  RDG 2770(SW1500)
Views:  112   Comments: 0
RDG SW1500 2759
Title:  RDG SW1500 2759
Description:  RDG SW-1500 2759 (CR 9598) works Abrams yard in February, 1977.
Photo Date:  2/12/1977  Upload Date: 7/23/2015 7:13:16 PM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  RDG 2759(SW1500)
Views:  120   Comments: 0
RDG GP7 635
Title:  RDG GP7 635
Description:  Near the end of a cold February, 1977 day, the Abrams engine terminal is full of green and yellow RDG GP-7s and SW-1500s.
Photo Date:  2/12/1977  Upload Date: 7/23/2015 7:48:09 PM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  RDG 635(GP7) RDG 2763(SW1500)
Views:  210   Comments: 0
CR U25B 2559
Title:  CR U25B 2559
Description:  Late in the day, CR U25B 2559 and ex-RDG GP-35 3638 pull through Abrams in February, 1977.
Photo Date:  2/12/1977  Upload Date: 7/23/2015 7:55:02 PM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  CR 2559(U25B) RDG 3638(GP35)
Views:  138   Comments: 0
RDG GP7 635
Title:  RDG GP7 635
Description:  At the end of a cold February, 1977 day, the Abrams engine terminal is full of green and yellow RDG GP-7s and SW-1500s.
Photo Date:  2/12/1977  Upload Date: 7/23/2015 7:41:18 PM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Scenic,Yard
Locomotives:  RDG 635(GP7) RDG 2763(SW1500)
Views:  287   Comments: 0
Former RDG GP7’s 635, 622, and 633
Title:  Former RDG GP7’s 635, 622, and 633
Description:  RDG GP7’s 635, 622, and 633 roll through Abrams yard on February 12, 1977.
Photo Date:  2/12/1977  Upload Date: 8/13/2017 2:54:09 PM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  RDG 635(GP7) RDG 622(GP7) RDG 633(GP7)
Views:  195   Comments: 0
Reading Company RDC
Title:  Reading Company RDC
Description:  With almost no light left, a trio of Reading Company RDCs raced through Abrams in February, 1977.
Photo Date:  2/12/1977  Upload Date: 7/24/2015 6:32:53 AM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Yard,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  RDG RDC(RDC1)
Views:  230   Comments: 0
Reading Company RDCs
Title:  Reading Company RDCs
Description:  A trio of Reading Company RDCs race through Abrams in February, 1977.
Photo Date:  2/12/1977  Upload Date: 7/24/2015 6:27:47 AM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Yard,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  RDG RDC(RDC1)
Views:  178   Comments: 0
RDG SW1500 2770
Title:  RDG SW1500 2770
Description:  With almost no light left, RDG SW1500 2770 and caboose mate continued to work Abrams in February, 1977.
Photo Date:  2/12/1977  Upload Date: 7/24/2015 7:50:39 AM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  RDG 2770(SW1500)
Views:  166   Comments: 0
RDG RDC's
Title:  RDG RDC's
Description:  A pair of former RDG RDC's barrels through Abrams yard on February 12, 1977.
Photo Date:  2/12/1977  Upload Date: 8/14/2017 5:27:22 AM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  RDG RDC(RDC1)
Views:  107   Comments: 0
RDG SW1500 2759
Title:  RDG SW1500 2759
Description:  A crewman hangs on as RDG SW1500 2759 rolls through Abrams yard on February 12, 1977.
Photo Date:  2/12/1977  Upload Date: 8/14/2017 5:37:41 AM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  RDG 2759(SW1500)
Views:  91   Comments: 0
PC GP30 2237
Title:  PC GP30 2237
Description:  PC GP30 2237 works alongside the RDG SW1500s at Abrams in March, 1977.
Photo Date:  3/26/1977  Upload Date: 11/14/2015 8:32:11 AM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  PC 2237(GP30)
Views:  168   Comments: 0
PC GP30 2237 and CR SW1500 9591
Title:  PC GP30 2237 and CR SW1500 9591
Description:  Former PC 2237 GP-30 and CR 9591 SW1500 (ex-RDG 2752) work Abrams yard in March, 1977. The paint crews had some fun with CR 9591 by repainting the trucks silver. The trucks were black on February 19, 1977.
Photo Date:  3/26/1977  Upload Date: 11/14/2015 8:34:42 AM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  PC 2237(GP30) CR 9591(SW1500)
Views:  229   Comments: 1
RDG SW1500 2763
Title:  RDG SW1500 2763
Description:  Former PC 2237 GP-30 and CR 9591 SW1500 (ex-RDG 2752) work Abrams yard in March, 1977. The paint crews had some fun with CR 9591 by repainting the trucks silver. The trucks were black on February 19, 1977.
Photo Date:  3/26/1977  Upload Date: 11/14/2015 10:58:02 AM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  RDG 2763(SW1500)
Views:  217   Comments: 0
PC GP30 2237
Title:  PC GP30 2237
Description:  Former PC 2237 GP-30 and CR 9591 SW1500 (ex-RDG 2752) work Abrams yard in March, 1977. The paint crews had some fun with CR 9591 by repainting the trucks silver. The trucks were black on February 19, 1977.
Photo Date:  3/26/1977  Upload Date: 11/14/2015 10:46:20 AM
Location:  King of Prussia, PA
Author:  Alan Page
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  PC 2237(GP30)
Views:  110   Comments: 0


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