A few months back, one of my photos started a discussion about the radiator overhangs on Dash-7 GE’s being noticeably different from those on 33- and 36-series U-boats. This photo of a U33B and a ... (more)
A Conrail C636 gets refueled at the service rack at Mingo Junction, Ohio. Those Hi-Ad trucks gave these units an extra-brutish look.
Four Cleveland Electric Illuminating GP38-2’s ease a train of empty hoppers past the Wheeling-Pittsburg steel mill, and toward the yard in Mingo Junction, Ohio. At the l... (more)
Spending its last years in ore service in Ohio, former Reading C630 5303 rests in the roundhouse at Mingo Junction. The SDP45 to the left stands derelict today in Roanoke, Virginia as part of the... (more)
The feature article in the January 1977 issue of Trains magazine was Jay Potter’s The Monsters of Mingo Junction, which highlighted Conrail’s assignment... (more)
In the early days of Conrail, all of the six-axle Alco Centuries were based in Ohio for heavy drag freight service, and the epicenter was Mingo Junction. A long weekend visit yielded less of the b... (more)
Soon after the formation of Conrail, Mingo Junction, Ohio received a reputation for being the center of the Conrail Alco universe. Here an RS27 stands with two EMD switchers in front of the sandin... (more)