Conrail’s U23C’s and SD38’s spent most of their time in hump service at classification yards around the system. Occasionally, one of them would get to stretch their legs in the road. Here a U23C h... (more)
A patched Lehigh & Hudson River C420 and a repainted Lehigh Valley RS11 stand on a house track at Bethlehem, Pannsylvania.
Six months into Conrail’s existence, I’m sure that I took this photo to record the former Erie-Lackawanna U33C in Conrail blue, still a rarity at that time. Almost exactly forty-one years later, t... (more)
What Did They do to You?
Until I came across this forgotten slide, I would have sworn that none of Conrail’s MT4 or MT6 slugs ever locked knuckles with an Alco road switcher of the... (more)
Conrail only had 2. The PRR bought 2 customized SD7 units for the 5.98% Madison Hill line in Indiana. The 2 survived into the Conrail era and were eventually assigned to yard/local servic... (more)
Conrail RS11 7652, a relative newcomer to the Bethlehem Engine Terminal, stands with two long-term veterans. SW900m 8650 has been a regular since the Lehigh Valley took over the Jersey Central’s l... (more)
Reading Lines Alco C-630 no.5306(3000hp). Date Built 6/66-10/67 Numbered 5300-5311.
In the early 1970s, the Jersey Central leased ten ex-Wabash F7s from the Norfolk & Western to help with a perennial power shortage. N&W 3697 was awaiting its next assignment outside the CNJ/RDG ro... (more)
Jersey Central 2505, one of the railroad's dozen SD35s, posed at the Bethlehem, PA, engine terminal shared by the CNJ and Reading. The dust probably came from a recent assignment on one of the ra... (more)
The dismal fourth day of Conrail finds a business-as-usual scene at Bethlehem. It’s not that way everywhere, as the Lehigh Valley road power is gone, and there’s a big presence of the despised Pen... (more)
The early years of Conrail saw many leased units from other roads on the property. Here a Bangor& Aroostook GP7 pauses with an ex-Lehigh Valley “hammerhead” RS3 at the Bethlehem roundhouse.
A warm August morning finds Reading SW1500 2761 on one ot the turntable tracks of Conrail’s Bethlehem engine terminal.
Reading GP39-2 3410, at the Lehigh Valley engine terminal in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, waits for the call to go west.
”EROUTE FOR OVERHAUL ALTOONA BACK SHOP”(sic)
Conrail’s Mechanical Department in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, wanted to make sure this SW8 made it to Altoona without being commandeered... (more)
Philadelphia, Bethlehem & New England NW2 24 drills a cut of cars between the two yard towers in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The Bethlehem Steel switching road barely made it beyond Bethlehem’s borde... (more)