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A fairly beaten N21 class wide-vision caboose CR 21286.
Location: Baltimore, MD   1982
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Ralph Molesworth - Baltimore, MD   1982
Ralph Molesworth (249K)

The city of Baltimore rises in the background of Bayview Yard in 1982. For some reason, this shot reminds me of the many such yard photos in early Conrail employee magazine issues.
Location: Baltimore, MD   1982
Photo Online: April 27, 2016

Ralph Molesworth - Baltimore, MD   1982
Ralph Molesworth (236K)

Another shot a bit farther to the side of Bayview in Baltimore.
Location: Baltimore, MD   1982
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Ralph Molesworth - Baltimore, MD   1982
Ralph Molesworth (239K)

We're looking down on the storage tracks of Bayview Yard in Baltimore, MD some time in 1982.
Location: Baltimore, MD   1982
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Ralph Molesworth - Baltimore, MD   1982
Ralph Molesworth (287K)

Conrail SD50's 6706 & 6767 sit by the engine terminal in Enola, PA.
Location: Enola, PA   1986
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Ralph Molesworth - Enola, PA   1986
Ralph Molesworth (135K)

It's 1989 and CR 1667 GP15-1 is joined by CR 6461 SD40-2 and a string of B36-7's at Bayview Yard in Baltimore.
Location: Baltimore, MD   1989
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Ralph Molesworth - Baltimore, MD   1989
Ralph Molesworth (166K)

A great shot of Enola, PA in 1986. In the foreground is an SD45, in the background is a GP30, plus many switchers.
Location: Enola, PA   1986
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Ralph Molesworth - Enola, PA   1986
Ralph Molesworth (221K)

More shots of Enola in May 1986.
Location: Enola, PA   5-86
Photo Online: June 3, 2015

Ralph Molesworth - Enola, PA   5-86
Ralph Molesworth (360K)

Yet more locos in a sea of blue from the heydays of Conrail.
Location: Enola, PA   5-86
Photo Online: June 3, 2015

Ralph Molesworth - Enola, PA   5-86
Ralph Molesworth (358K)

In late 1985, Conrail began a massive purge of older legacy locomotives from its locomotive roster, placing the units into long-term storage in places such as Rutherford, Enola, and Altoona in Pennsylvania. They were to remain there until sold off to other railroads, sold off for scrap, or salvaged for parts. This year tends to mark the end of the "rainbow era" of locomotives running in predecessor colors. If it hadn't been painted blue by then, it was placed into storage.

In May 1986, Conrail employees had a 1-day strike in support of employees at the Maine Central, who were going on strike. 9-% of Conrail was shut down that day. Expecting their employees to walk out that day, Conrail began days earlier sidelining much of their locomotive fleet in whatever yard had space available. Enola was one such temporary storage space. When Conrail combined their already-stored fleet with the temporarily-stored fleet, it made for quite a scene. Unfortunately, it would last only a short time. Once the Conrail crews reported back for work, the trains began rolling again and the massive seas of blue engines sidelined in Enola and elsewhere disappeared.

These photos chronicle those crazy days in May 1986.
Location: Enola, PA   5-86
Photo Online: June 2, 2015


Ralph Molesworth - Enola, PA   05-86
Ralph Molesworth (262K)

Looking at the sea of temporarily stored locmotives from high on Marysville Road.
Location: Enola, PA   5-86
Photo Online: June 2, 2015

Ralph Molesworth - Enola, PA   5-86
Ralph Molesworth (153K)

Every Shape And Kind. Another shot during the strike, showing how diverse Conrail was back then, from SD45s to paint-out GP30s. How many locomotive models can you spot?
Location: Enola, PA   5-86
Photo Online: June 2, 2015

Ralph Molesworth - Enola, PA   5-86
Ralph Molesworth (258K)

We're down in the terminal now.
Location: Enola, PA   5-86
Photo Online: June 2, 2015

Ralph Molesworth - Enola, PA   5-86
Ralph Molesworth (143K)

Looking at the line stored by the old coaling tower.
Location: Enola, PA   5-86
Photo Online: June 2, 2015

Ralph Molesworth - Enola, PA   5-86
Ralph Molesworth (149K)

Another shot of the coaling tower.
Location: Enola, PA   05-86
Photo Online: June 2, 2015

Ralph Molesworth - Enola, PA   05-86
Ralph Molesworth (161K)

Conrail GP40s pass by Armco Steel in east Baltimore. The lead unit is xPC 3236, followed by xPC 3226 and CR 3273. This was a telephoto shot.
Location: Baltimore, MD   2-82
Photo Online: June 2, 2015

Ralph Molesworth - Baltimore, MD   2-82
Ralph Molesworth (238K)

Here we see all the lead units passing by.
Location: Baltimore, MD   2-82
Photo Online: June 2, 2015

Ralph Molesworth - Baltimore, MD   2-82
Ralph Molesworth (195K)

Conrail B23-7 #1953 and SD40-2 #6383 are dwarfed by mountains of containers at Bayview Yard in Baltimore, MD.
Location: Baktimore, MS   3-89
Photo Online: June 2, 2015

Ralph Molesworth - Baktimore, MS   3-89
Ralph Molesworth (245K)

Conrail RS3M #9994 and SD9 #6912 are at Bayview Yard in Baltimore, MD.
Location: Baltimore, MD   2-82
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Ralph Molesworth - Baltimore, MD   2-82
Ralph Molesworth (188K)

SD40 CR 6332 sits in line with a host of other SD40's.
Location: Enola, PA   5-86
Photo Online: June 2, 2015

Ralph Molesworth - Enola, PA   5-86
Ralph Molesworth (201K)

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