This was just about as far west as the juice went on Conrail- note the "AC motor stop here" sign up above. The internal combustion power has cut off and this set of 3 GG1's, all "pans up", have tied on to this Edgemoor bound train in Harrisburg. Units 4889, 4811, and 4849 should be plenty of power to get this train of auto parts cars to it's destination.
After taking a tour of the west end of the system, these dozen GG1's destined for the scrapper have arrived in Kent, Ohio for a crew change. They had left Wilmington without spacer cars, but someone in Crestline decided all that "dead weight" needed extra braking, so hoppers were added between each unit (never mind they had gone from Wilmington to Chicago and back to Crestline without them.....). After all was set in Crestline the train went east via Orrville and up to the former Erie Lackawanna in Akron, then east from there to the scrapper in Hubbard- more railroad than those old electrics had planned to see! The leader of this motley pack of junk survives today as CSX 8826. For additional info see :
Former CR/PC/PRR 4822 and 4885 are seen at Reily St., Harrisburg, PA, on 5/4/1982 being shipped to Naporano Iron & Metal in Newark, NJ for scrapping. The writing next to the right of the road number reads "Driver Brake Only"