RailPictures.Net Photo: CNW 1761 Chicago & North Western Railroad EMD GP9 at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania by Doug Lilly
  Login · Sign Up 

Photo Location Map Locomotive Details Location/Date of Photo

» Chicago & North Western Railroad (more..)
» EMD GP9 (more..)
» Unknown
» Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA (more..)
» May 20, 1977
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
» CNW 1761 (more..)
» Unknown
» Doug Lilly (more..)
» Contact Photographer · Photographer Profile 
Remarks & Notes 
Leaser and Legacy

The early days of Conrail were colorful, if nothing else. On top of all of the predecessor paint schemes that could find their way to any location on the system, lease units from Chicago & North Western, Bangor & Aroostook, Canadian National, and others were brought in to help with the aged, under-maintained and unreliable units that made of the majority of Conrail’s roster. Here a leased C&NW GP9 visits the engine terminal at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Also on the service track are an Erie Lackawanna GP35, a Penn Central GP40, and a former Lehigh Valley RS11. Although it hasn’t been renumbered/rebranded, the EL GP35 has been in the shops since the merger, as is indicated by presence of a silver box next to the short hood in the engineer’s side. This box housed equipment for PRR-style cab signals, which were required for a locomotive to lead a train on the former PRR lines.
Community Response Photo Comments (0) 
Views: 5,225     Favorited: 16
Since added on February 01, 2019

+ Add to Favorites

+ Nominate for People's Choice

+ Subscribe

+ Add to Photo Album

+ Post a Photo Comment
* Views on this page updated in real-time.

 User Photo Albums Containing this Photo (3)+ Add to Album
Colorful - Crazy - Consists

Album created by member James R Doughty
Album Views: 31,898
Crazy pool power consists, colorful gatherings of locomotives at a diesel service area, or a mixture of colorful locomotives in storage lines. A minimum of four different paint schemes required.
Classic Railroading

Album created by member Chessiefan2
Album Views: 298,102
Railroading in the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, basically anything but the 2000s.
Paint Schemes

Album created by member Nathan Richters
Album Views: 407,749
Not just heritage schemes, not just commemorative schemes - this album is devoted to some of the world's most interesting paint schemes, past or present.
Add to Photo Album or Get Your Own Photo Album

EXIF Data for this photo: [What's this?]

This image contains EXIF headers - Click Here to show the data.

Photo Copyright © 2019 Doug Lilly. All Rights Reserved. Photo Usage Policy
This website Copyright © 2002-2020. All Rights Reserved.
Do Not Sell My Personal Information