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Marvin Crim - So Anderson
Larry Lewman Emporia CR Photos
In the spring of 1976, I was on my way to work when I noticed a blue unit sitting in So. Anderson Yard. I pulled in, got out to hurriedly take some shots of it and get on to work. The sun had just come up and the lighting was not great, I didn't have a good camera with me and I had no idea about the history of this unit.
It was 3 or 4 weeks later that I discovered this GP-40 was the first locomotive to wear the Conrail paint scheme. I wish I'd had better lighting, a better camera and that they had parked it out in the open. But here it is in South Anderson not too long after getting her new paint scheme.
Sigh the good ol days
Fall of 1976
This was the first locomotive in Anderson painted in Conrail Blue. It was new, so new, in fact, that it didn't have sunvisors over the window. That is why the engineer had a rag stuck over his head in the first photo.
Notice the number of PennCentral locomotives along with the one CR.
The crew working the loading of the grain cars.
Photos by Marvin Crim and Larry Lewman
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