Track Maintenance Equipment

Photos of ballast cleaners, sweepers, tampers, track stabilizers, and other equipment dedicated to keeping Conrail's tracks in tip-top shape are here.

Track surfacing machine TS 1009 on the MOW extra at Palmer, MA. on Aug. 15, 1998.
Ballast regulator BR 3012 on the MOW extra at Palmer, MA. on Aug. 15, 1998.
Ballast regulator BR 1164 at the rear of the MOW extra in Palmer, MA. on Aug.15, 1998. NO, I did NOT take a photo of EVERY car in the train, so don't ask.
Conrail 58543 is seen at Rochester, PA carrying ballast regulator BR1311
Conrail 58582 is seen at Palmyra, PA carrying MP9012. Car is ex NYC 481425 blt 2-50
Conrail 58590 is seen at Columbia, PA carrying ME 5415. Car is ex NYC 500374 built 4-53.
Conrail 58607 is seen at Cove, PA carrying a track stabilizer. Car is ex PC 755111/NYC 480861 blt 6-43.
Conrail 58609 is seen at Columbia, PA. Car is ex PC 755147/NYC 480899/NYC 499??? blt 1-43.
Conrail 58617 is seen at Columbia, PA carrying Ballast Regulator BR 3017. Car is ex PRR 474508 built 9-34.
Conrail 58702 is seen at Columbia, PA with ME 4036. Car is ex PRR 475002 blt 11-34.
Conrail 59612 is seen at Conway in July 1989. Car is ex PC 751293/NYC number unknown.
Four carloads of miscellaneous track equipment at Hinsdale, MA.
Self-propelled crane 93004 moves eastward at Washington depot, MA. on Sept. 29, 1984. The SP and a Burro were cleaning up after a major rail replacement atop Washington hill in Hinsdale and Washington. Over four miles of jointed rail on track 2 was changed over to CWR.
A ballast cleaner is kicking up some dust at Conway in July 1989. Try getting a photo with nothing but CR equipment in the shot these days...
CR ballast cleaner with BR40L boxcar 60142 at MP 53 on the Metro-North Hudson Line in Cold Spring, NY. on July 30, 1997.
A Conrail ballast regulator is seen at Columbia, PA
A Conrail ballast sweeper is seen at Lancaster, PA
A Conrail ballast sweeper is seen at Lancaster, PA
A Conrail tamper is seen at Columbia, PA
Conrail ballast regulator 1296 is seen at Columbia, PA
Conrail ballast regulator BR1310 is seen at Spruce Creek, PA in April 1989
Conrail track stabilizer BT1000 is seen at Palmyra, PA
Conrail track stabilizer BT1000 is seen at Birmingham, PA
Track stabilizer BT1000 eastbound near MP 143 in Hinsdale, MA. on April 23, 1989.
Track stabilizer BT1000 eastbound at the Dalton/Hinsdale, MA. town line near MP 143 on April 23, 1989.
Conrail switch undercutter BU2005 is seen at Hershey, PA
A unknown Conrail Fairmount Tamper is seen at Lancaster PA on 12/12/97.
Conrail ballast tamper ME 5062 is seen at Spruce Creek, PA in April 1989
Conrail ballast tamper MP 0908 is seen at Temple, PA
A CR Regulator is seen at Lancaster PA on 12/12/97.
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