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A mixed freight powered by nearly new SD60M 5548 and 5550 pass Lewistown Yard by Roundhouse Road crossing westbound on the CR Pittsburgh Line on August 14, 1993.
Photo Online: April 19, 2008

Jim Appleman - A mixed freight powered by nearly new SD60M 5548 and 5550 pass Lewistown Yard by Roundhouse Road crossing westbound on the CR Pittsburgh Line on August 14, 1993.
Jim Appleman (158K)

The 1995 version of the Juniata Locomotive Shop 3-D sign.
Photo Online: April 19, 2008

Jim Appleman - The 1995 version of the Juniata Locomotive Shop 3-D sign.
Jim Appleman (144K)

Here's a lineup of stored GE's, mostly faded old CR U23B's, as well as a couple of NJT U34CHs and an ex-ATSF C30-7 at the Juniata Locomotive Shop on August 18, 1995.
Photo Online: April 19, 2008

Jim Appleman - Here's a lineup of stored GE's, mostly faded old CR U23B's, as well as a couple of NJT U34CHs and an ex-ATSF C30-7 at the Juniata Locomotive Shop on August 18, 1995.
Jim Appleman (191K)

Here's coming and going views of OCS-112 with CR 4020 and 4021: Conrail's OCS-112 travels north on CR's Corning Secondary along Pine Creek north of Slate Run, PA on July 27, 1988. What decisions might have been finalized as a result of this trip? In 72 days, this line would see its last through freights, as the line would be abandoned from Wellsboro Junction to Jersey Shore, PA...
Photo Online: April 19, 2008

Jim Appleman - Here's coming and going views of OCS-112: Conrail's OCS-112 travels north on CR's Corning Secondary along Pine Creek north of Slate Run, PA on July 27, 1988. What decisions might have been finalized as a result of this trip? In 72 days, this line would see its last through freights, as the line would be abandoned from Wellsboro Junction to Jersey Shore, PA...
Jim Appleman (178K)

...but now just about everyone can experience the natural beauty of what could be only seen from the trains as the right-of-way is now the Pine Creek Rail-Trail.
Photo Online: April 19, 2008

Jim Appleman - ...but now just about everyone can experience the natural beauty of what could be only seen from the trains as the right-of-way is now the Pine Creek Rail-Trail.
Jim Appleman (186K)

Conrail CIR-111, the James E. Strates Shows Inc. carnival train travels north on CR's Corning Secondary along Pine Creek north of Slate Run, PA on August 1, 1988. Conrail motive power for the train was SD40 6308 and SD40-2 6403.
Photo Online: April 19, 2008

Jim Appleman - Conrail CIR-111, the James E. Strates Shows Inc. carnival train travels north on CR's Corning Secondary along Pine Creek north of Slate Run, PA on August 1, 1988. Conrail motive power for the train was SD40 6308 and SD40-2 6403.
Jim Appleman (197K)

June 6, 1989, the Conrail OCS, led by CR 4022 E8A, stops at Saegers Station Road crossing on the Buffalo Line near CP Muncy between Montgomery and Muncy, PA. Executives riding the train take a tour of the Koppers facility.
Photo Online: April 19, 2008

Jim Appleman - June 6, 1989, the Conrail OCS, led by CR 4022 E8A, stops at Saegers Station Road crossing on the Buffalo Line near CP Muncy between Montgomery and Muncy, PA. Executives riding the train take a tour of the Koppers facility.
Jim Appleman (115K)

CR 4022 above from another angle on the same day.
Photo Online: April 19, 2008

Jim Appleman - CR 4022 above from another angle on the same day.
Jim Appleman (128K)

Here's a view of the engine terminal at Conrail's Lewistown Yard, Lewistown, PA on a foggy October 26, 1991. Engines are CR 9525 SW1500, CR 7565 GP10, and CR 7556 GP10. A sand hopper PC 74202 and a CR hi-rail truck in the background.
Photo Online: April 19, 2008

Jim Appleman - Here's a view of the engine terminal at Conrail's Lewistown Yard, Lewistown, PA on a foggy October 26, 1991. Engines are CR 9525 SW1500, CR 7565 GP10, and CR 7556 GP10. A sand hopper PC 74202 and a CR hi-rail truck in the background.
Jim Appleman (107K)

A Speno grinding train pulled by CR 6120 SD-45 works east to PP&L's Montour Steam Electric Station at Strawberry Ridge, PA, November 23, 1981. This is the first time I ever observed a 6-axle diesel-electric locomotive as well as a grinding train working on the Watsontown Secondary.
Photo Online: June 20, 2006

Jim Appleman - A Speno grinding train pulled by CR 6120 SD-45 works east to PP&L's Montour Steam Electric Station at Strawberry Ridge, PA, November 23, 1981. This is the first time I ever observed a 6-axle diesel-electric locomotive as well as a grinding train working on the Watsontown Secondary.
Jim Appleman (257K)

CR SD-50 6824 leads GP-40-2's 3367 and 3321 and GP-30 2212 on the Pittsburgh Line near Petersburg, PA on a rainy Friday afternoon, October 21, 1988. The westbound train was running the reverse track as the westbound track was out of service for testing by SRS 143.
Photo Online: April 25, 2006

Jim Appleman - CR SD-50 6824 leads GP-40-2's 3367 and 3321 and GP-30 2212 on the Pittsburgh Line near Petersburg, PA on a rainy Friday afternoon, October 21, 1988. The westbound train was running the reverse track as the westbound track was out of service for testing by SRS 143.
Jim Appleman (119K)

On a Sunday afternoon, Conrail's Green Leaf Turn with CR 7974 was heading to the Green Leaf fertilizer plant at the end of in-service track at MP 14 of the former Watsontown-Berwick Secondary. This vehicle crossed the track well in advance of the 5 mph train entering the crossing at Watsontown Industrial Track in Strawberry Ridge, PA, on September 21, 1980.
Photo Online: April 25, 2006

Jim Appleman - On a Sunday afternoon, Conrail's Green Leaf Turn with CR 7974 was heading to the Green Leaf fertilizer plant at the end of in-service track at MP 14 of the former Watsontown-Berwick Secondary. This vehicle crossed the track well in advance of the 5 mph train entering the crossing at Watsontown Industrial Track in Strawberry Ridge, PA, on September 21, 1980.
Jim Appleman (105K)

Conrail B23-7 1942 and GP-38-2 8065 power the rail train on this trip into Pine Creek Valley on March 27, 1989, to lift another load of rails as Conrail abandoned 66 miles of the Corning Secondary from Wellsboro Junction to Jersey Shore, PA. The very scenic abandoned right-of-way is now the Pine Creek Rail-Trail.
Photo Online: January 31, 2006
CR 1942
Jim Appleman - Conrail B23-7 1942 and GP-38-2 8065 power the rail train on this trip into Pine Creek Valley on March 27, 1989, to lift another load of rails as Conrail abandoned 66 miles of the Corning Secondary from Wellsboro Junction to Jersey Shore, PA. The very scenic abandoned right-of-way is now the Pine Creek Rail-Trail.
Jim Appleman (177K)

SD-40 helper set CR 6285 and CR 6300 drift down the East Slope past the brickyard into Altoona for the next assignment of assisting a westbound freight up the mountain on Conrail's Pittsburgh Line. July 21, 1990.
Photo Online: January 31, 2006
CR 6300
Jim Appleman - SD-40 helper set CR 6285 and CR 6300 drift down the East Slope past the brickyard into Altoona for the next assignment of assisting a westbound freight up the mountain on Conrail's Pittsburgh Line. July 21, 1990.
Jim Appleman (169K)

Here's a look back to February 7, 1979. An empty Conrail UFS is heading west through the backwoods west of Ottawa at MP 8.7 on Conrail's Watsontown Secondary. This was during the several years when CR GP-38-2's 8040-8064 were the assigned UFS units and 5 units were the norm. UFS was CR's symbol for Strawberry Ridge PPLX trains. I lived near the Watsontown Secondary about 3 miles west of PP&L's Montour Steam Electric station. I took a hike down through the woods from home to get this shot.
Photo Online: December 23, 2005
Merry Xmas
Jim Appleman - Here's a look back to February 7, 1979. An empty Conrail UFS is heading west through the backwoods west of Ottawa at MP 8.7 on Conrail's Watsontown Secondary. This was during the several years when CR GP-38-2's 8040-8064 were the assigned UFS units and 5 units were the norm. UFS was CR's symbol for Strawberry Ridge PPLX trains. I lived near the Watsontown Secondary about 3 miles west of PP&L's Montour Steam Electric station. I took a hike down through the woods from home to get this shot.
Jim Appleman (227K)

SD-70MAC CR 4136 is in the Juniata Locomotive Shops backshop July 28, 1998, just a little over 3 months after it was built. It is seen coupled to CR 504, ex-ATSF C30-7.
Photo Online: January 15, 2006
CR 4136
Jim Appleman - SD-70MAC CR 4136 is in the Juniata Locomotive Shops backshop July 28, 1998, just a little over 3 months after it was built. It is seen coupled to CR 504, ex-ATSF C30-7.
Jim Appleman (199K)

Conrail B40-8 5089 and B36-7's 5044 and 5043 lead a westbound intermodal train west of Marysville, PA, near the location of old Banks Tower on October 24, 1992.
Photo Online: September 12, 2007

Jim Appleman - Conrail B40-8 5089 and B36-7's 5044 and 5043 lead a westbound intermodal train west of Marysville, PA, near the location of old Banks Tower on October 24, 1992.
Jim Appleman (227K)

After testing east to Ridge on the Watsontown Secondary, CR 1933 B23-7 reverses direction and pushes Geometry Train SPL-201 back to Wat Interlocking and the Buffalo Line at Watsontown.
Photo Online: September 12, 2007

Jim Appleman - After testing east to Ridge on the Watsontown Secondary, CR 1933 B23-7 reverses direction and pushes Geometry Train SPL-201 back to Wat Interlocking and the Buffalo Line at Watsontown.
Jim Appleman (183K)

Conrail's ex-PC GP40 3199 leads a UFS train of empty PPLX hoppers under PA Route 147 (now I-180) near McEwensville, PA, on June 18, 1976, on Conrail's Watsontown-Berwick Secondary. With 25 miles of this line taken out of service in 1978, this portion of track became the Watsontown Secondary.
Photo Online: September 12, 2007

Jim Appleman - Conrail's ex-PC GP40 3199 leads a UFS train of empty PPLX hoppers under PA Route 147 (now I-180) near McEwensville, PA, on June 18, 1976, on Conrail's Watsontown-Berwick Secondary. With 25 miles of this line taken out of service in 1978, this portion of track became the Watsontown Secondary.
Jim Appleman (234K)

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