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  • Discussion related to the operations and equipment of Consolidated Rail Corp. (Conrail) from 1976 to its present operations as Conrail Shared Assets. Official web site can be found here: CONRAIL.COM.
Discussion related to the operations and equipment of Consolidated Rail Corp. (Conrail) from 1976 to its present operations as Conrail Shared Assets. Official web site can be found here: CONRAIL.COM.

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  by railroader9731
does anyone know what cr back hoes were numbered or have pics

  by overseer
I have plenty of pics of Conrail MOW Equipment and numbers what info are you looking for?

Conrail Back Hoes were numbered in the EF5700 Series this accounts for mostley Backhoes made by FORD which seems to be what they have the most of On occation the odd ball Case Back Hoe shows up. They do lease John Deere, Caterpiller, and Case equipment as well.

  by railroader9731
i modeling a jd backhoe tie remover and u-haul thats a good site but seems to lack a lot of mow pics. thanks for the site tho :wink:

  by U-Haul
Sur glad I could help you.

  by Nova55
I can get the numbers ( and locations ) of CR backhoes from my MoW books if needed...

  by crij
Overseer & Nova55,

Do you have the numbers and/or photos of the 1992/3 GMC Hi-rail flatbed trucks, with storage bins down both sides, specifically the first one, which was the oddball of the fleet?

The easiest way to tell this unit from the rest is that the front wheel-wells are 1/3 of the way into the hood, and the cab is not as deep as the rest. Another noticeable difference was that the center cab roof lights on the front were all in one long strip, where as the others were 3 separate lights. Also the front hi-rails were completely under the truck and the bumper was mounted in the factory location.

See the Conrail Encyclopedia photo below for the later version. http://crcyc.railfan.net/mow/vehicles/enolatrucks.jpg

If you want, feel free to contact me off list: rcizik at earthlink dot net.


Rich Cizik

  by railroader9731
yea that would be great and thanks

  by overseer
Hay Guys I found a Photo of a CONRAIL CASE Back Hoe in my collection there numbering is in the EF5800 series FORDS are in EF5700 Series. That just leaves Caterpiller and John Deere to go if Conrail ever had any.


I have seen these 1/ 25 Delivery Van/Trucks around on Conrail befor but only as a Full Van. I'm sorry to say that I have not yet been able to snap a photo of eather of the two Styles. I don't have any numbers for eather style eather. I have been working on a List of Conrail MOW Lettering meanings and will post them soon
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  by railroader9731
looking forward to it overseer

  by overseer
These photo links are of Conrail CASE Model 580 Super K Back Hoe # EF5800 both shots were taken in Weedsport, NY on 1/23/2005



The next 3 are Conrail Ford Back hoes note the buckit changes on the dipper stick change but the back hoe numbers change.

Photo number 1 is Conrail #EF1545 taken in Weedsport, NY (Centerport)
on 3/24/04 note the door is made of plywood with hard plastic window must have been damaged and in a hurry used what was laying about the shop for a new door. This had a 8 inch wide buckit on the back side with 3 teeth

Phote number 2 is Conrail EF1505 taken in Jordan, NY on 5/2/00

Photo number 3 is Conrail 2500 taken in Jordan, NY on 6/3/01 note the full bucket on the dipper stick with no teeth on it.

And for Special Request by CRIJ I found this Photo of a Conrail Van like what CRIJ was looking for but in full body this is Ex Conrail F5259 taken in Lyons, NY on 4/30/00. I did not know that I had a photo of this till later this morning.

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  by Nova55
as promised...
Good until 2000..

TBH 5760 Framingham MA
TBH 5686 Middloeborro MA
TBH 5774 Boston MA
TBH 5704 Pittsfield MA
TBH 5569 New Haven CT
TBH 7001 Selkirk NY
TBH 5715 Selkirk NY
TBH 5564 Watertown NY
TBH 5761 Fonda NY
TBH 5695 Massena NY
TBH 5743 Dewitt NY
TBH 5654 Kenmore NY

Will post another batch later on...