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Chuck Zeiler's Collection
 
7/15/2024
 
 
 
 
 
Owner: Conrail
Model:EMD GP9Built As:NYC 5991 (GP9)
Serial Number:21004Order No:5447
Frame Number:5447-18Built:3/1956
Notes:ex-NYC 5991
Other locos with this serial:  CR 7391(GP9) MNN 1001(GP9u)
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CR GP9 7391
Title:  CR GP9 7391
Description:  Conrail GP9's 7391 and 7392, and E8 4327 (DIT) heading southeast near Crown Point, Indiana on an unknown day in June 1982, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 7391 was built in March 1956 as NYC GP9 5991 (c/n 21004) on EMD Order 5447, was renumbered to NYC 7391, then PC 7391, then CR 7391, later traded to EMD.

I was driving south on I-65 and happened to see headlights approaching from the west. I jumped off the Interstate, but by then this train had already passed me. I had to take some liberties with the local speed zones to get this photo, and even then the best I could do was get ahead a short distance, pull over and stick the camera out the window. The hogger was working his engines. A visit to Google Earth today shows that these rails have since been removed. * NOTE * Mark E left a Comment asking if I was sure this was shot in 1984. I went back and looked at the slide mounts (there are three slides in this sequence), and they are all stamped June 1982 and sequentially numbered. According to crcyc.railfan.net the E8's were all retired in January 1978, so I'll admit there is some question about the validity of the date. I do have a couple of slides of a CR E8 in Chicago commuter service dated July 1978. I was on a business trip and these are slides from my employer's camera, so they are not as carefully marked as they should be. The slide date stamp is all I can go by at this point.

Photo Date:  6/1/1982  Upload Date: 9/14/2010 2:11:42 PM
Location:  Crown Point, IN
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Track,Action
Locomotives:  CR 7391(GP9) CR 7392(GP9) PC 4327(E8A)
Views:  2884   Comments: 8
CR GP9 7391
Title:  CR GP9 7391
Description:  Conrail GP9 7391 and 7392, and PC E8 4327 heading southeast near Crown Point, Indiana sometime in June 1982, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. This is the third shot of a sequence of three, and as you can see, it is a panning shot. I was attempting to get the photo before the truck on the right blocked my shot, and unfortunately, I got a nice photo of a road sign for my efforts. Thanks to Les Beckman for keeping me honest, I has earlier posted two photos of this train, and mentioned that I had a third shot, but never posted it because I thought the road sign wrecked the shot. Oh well, better luck next time.
Photo Date:  6/2/1982  Upload Date: 2/26/2020 10:27:10 AM
Location:  Crown Point, IN
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives:  CR 7391(GP9) CR 7392(GP9) PC 4327(E8A)
Views:  145   Comments: 0
PC E8 4327
Title:  PC E8 4327
Description:  PC E8 4327 southeast of Crown Point, Indiana on an unknown day in June 1982, photo by Chuck Zeiler. Number 4327 was built in August 1953 as NYC E8 4084 (c/n 18542) on EMD Order 2055. It became PC 4084 and was renumbered to 4327. then NJTR 4327, then NJTR 4251, then TCRX 6902. Up front doing all the work are CR GP9's 7392 and 7391.
Photo Date:  6/3/1982  Upload Date: 9/14/2010 2:29:02 PM
Location:  Crown Point, IN
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  CR 7392(GP9) CR 7391(GP9) PC 4327(E8A)
Views:  1791   Comments: 8


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