I was later grateful that I chased this freight from Pittsfield to the State Line Tunnels as it was the last time I would catch a group set of the rare C32-8s leading a Boston Line freight and by... (more)
Conrail C40-8Ws 6167 and 6166 appear to be making their first trip east after being delivered by GE. Both units show as being built in the prior month, February 1993. The duo is assisted by olde... (more)
On an early spring morning the sound of dynamics echos off the bluffs of the mountain as eastbound CR SERE-4 descends the ruling 1.65% grade at the “Twin Ledges” at MP-131.5. A favorite spot for ... (more)
Lunch pail in hand, an employee at Conrail’s Enola Yard walks toward the servicing area to report for his second-trick duties. A co-worker has already claimed a parking spot closer to the shops.
A pair of clean Conrail GP38-2s reverse east for Paterson Yard after arriving at Ridgewood Junction from the Bergen County Line. This extra move was to pick up a cut of trash flats from Paterson.
The engineer eases RJC-02 to 10mph through Belford. Track conditions across the RJCP system were less than ideal at this time, heat caused numerous kinks on all of the Pa Lines' subdivisions. Moth... (more)
Double-stack trains are an integral part of today’s railroad scene, but they were cutting edge in the mid-1980’s. Most west-coast and southeastern ports were served by rail lines that could accomm... (more)
A westbound Conrail train, most likely OIBU (Oak Island – Buffalo), nears the top of the grade at Gulf Summit, New York.
What appears to be a Bethlehem Steel coke train from Saucon yard rolls westbound on Conrail’s Lebanon Valley Line at Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania.
An eastbound hopper train threads its way across the westbound main of Conrail’s Lebanon Valley Line at Wyomissing Junction, Pennsylvania. The train is entering the track that connects Wyomissing ... (more)
A clean, but eclectic, mix of Conrail power leaves the yard in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The mix includes a C36-7, an SD50, a U36B, an SD38, and an MT6 slug. The latter two are a yard set that like... (more)
An SD45 and a pair of GP40-2s accelerate a southbound Conrail freight through the station at North Elizabeth, NJ, on a spring morning.
There were still four tracks up the mountain in 1978 when this 1964-built ex-PRR SD35 was leading three other EMDs west of Horseshoe Curve. No. 2 track was removed in the 1980s.
6558 leads classmates 6557, 6569 and 6560.
C30-7As 6550,6579,6585 and 6555 are heading east on the Boston line and about to enter State Line Tunnel.