Conrail commuter #5511         
A Conrail westbound local pulls up to the eastbound high platform. Passengers could make a cross platform change here to train #1812, the "Scoot" to Bayonne, a short lived service that ran from 1967 to 1978. Prior to 1967, CNJ trains had all run up the CNJ main to Bayone, and on to Jersey City. Then came the Aldene Plan, which included the purchase of the GP40Ps (painted in B&O blue), and a change of route, with trains heading east of here up the Lehigh Valley to Newark, and then on the Pennsylvania in to Penn Station. GP40P 3680 was was delivered 10/1968, and was rebuilt into a GP40PH-2 by Conrail.
Date: 6/25/1977 Location: Cranford, NJ   Map Show Cranford on a rail map Views: 2126 Collection Of:   Charles Knox Freericks
Locomotives: CNJ 3680(GP40P)    Author:  Charles Knox Freericks
Conrail commuter #5511
Picture Categories: This picture is part of album:  1970s and 1980s
User Comments
Name Type Comments Date
Ted Marshall General I immediately recognized this photo as a classic Freericks. ;-) Great photo from the end of a great era for passenger trains in the northeast. I love it! 9/3/2009 4:20:09 PM
John Danielson General Great photo Charles...had to check it out because it's New Jersey and it was on the RR archive home page! 3/28/2010 10:05:43 PM
Jim Dodds General Pretty neat old photo, and great history! Seen on the homepage :) 12/25/2010 12:03:51 AM
Jonathan Hinely General Amazing photo, and on the homepage 2/20/2011 4:08:38 PM
Robert Jackson General GREAT! (SEEN ON THE HOMEPAGE 3-2-11!) 3/2/2011 4:39:43 PM
Robert Jackson General GREAT! (SEEN AGAIN ON THE HOMEPAGE 9-19-11!) 9/19/2011 8:21:33 PM
Jacob Rink General Outstanding photo! 8/9/2012 8:55:41 AM
Corey Taylor General Cool Pic! Made Homepage! 9/30/2013 9:47:33 PM
Ben Kranefeld General Great CNJ shot! NJ Strong!! Seen on homepage 12/2/2013 1:03:46 PM
Tom Beckett General Home page 09-04-2016. Good to see one of those units in its original configuration and paint. That whole area has changed dramatically since NJT took over. As frustrating as it must have been to work on and ride those trains for those who did it daily, I miss the "baling wire and tape" existence of NJ railroads in that time. Even ten years after NJT started up, you knew what road you were on. Now, it all looks the same-and the CNJ is nothing like the high density road it was in Cranford. 9/4/2016 3:38:09 AM
Robert Jackson General GREAT!!!! (SEEN ON THE HOMEPAGE (again) 11-22-2016!) 11/22/2016 6:47:05 PM
Tony Held General Splendid photo. I never knew units last in C.N.J. paint so late into the 1970s. 5/17/2018 3:04:59 PM

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