My father and I took a trip to Brown Yard to get one of two remaining EP-5s in operation for Conrail. We found EP-5 #4973 all right, but seeing both pantographs down was not a good sign. #4973 h... (more)
Two PC EP-5s made it to Conrail, but they lasted less than a year in operation. My father and I took a trip to Brown yard to photograph #4973, but unfortunately it had failed on this day, and GP-... (more)
NS 1703, which finally escaped from Port Reading Yard, couples onto a cut of cars left by the Oak Island transfer just before sunset.
NS 1700 and 3429 idle by the Browns Yard office before their overnight run back to Oak Island Yard. Taken with permission.
As severe storms develop to the north and west, NS 1702 and 1705 lead OI-16 into Browns Yard just after 4PM and before the rain. The SD45-2s have been the common power on the Oak Island to Browns ... (more)
Two of only 6 SD45-2s on the Norfolk Southern roster, NS 1705 (ex-CR 6666) and 1701 (ex-CR 6655), bring OI16 past the Browns Yard office. A special thanks goes to the furniture store for letting m... (more)
CSXT 8813 (YPSA22) glides past CSXT 4428 (WPSA33) as a bunch of MU cables hang out a makeshift hanger which is a spike nailed into the lightpole. Photo taken with permission.
With the tide in, the only two shots possible of the South River Bridge on the Amboy Secondary are from the ballast along the tracks and from a very small opening in the trees off of Kearney Ave. ... (more)
The Conrail Shared Assets 2007 Browns Yard Santa Train awaits departure in Browns Yard. This is the first year this train has run with a set of engines in Norfolk Southern paint.
Prior to being repainted by CSX the 8973 was regularly rotated in and out of Browns yard in Conrail blue. This unit was assigned to Conrail Shared Assets Operations in New Jersey.
Signs of electrification are still present into 2007 some 30+ years after the last electric ran on the ex-PRR line. Two of the seven SD45's still rostered by eastern Class I railroads sit in Brown... (more)
Conrail SA2 setting up its train at the start of the workday while NS SD45-2 1702 drills cars in the background. Taken from a RR crossing with a telephoto lense.
The annual Conrial Browns Yard Santa Train starts its trip south with a newly repainted Conrail caboose.
After being beaten up, this former Conrail GP38-2 will not be operating on the 2003 Conrail Browns yard Santa Train. You can see the CSX power decked out for the holiday train in the background.
Conrail transfer job JR-2 is nearing the end of its run at Browns Yard. The catenary poles are a reminder of the PRR electrification on this route which was originally the Camden & Amboy RR.