Most of Conrail’s big Alcos never saw that paint shop for a coat of blue paint. Most of its ex-PC SD40-2’s were quickly transformed to its new corporate image. Here a C636 and a C630 working out ... (more)
A Rails Northeast article by Jay Potter, titled “The Monsters of Mingo Junction”, made the small industrial town of Mingo Junction, Ohio, a bucket list destina... (more)
The Delaware-Lackawanna's big Century 636, at the moment of startup, emanating a typical Alco-like burst of thick, black smoke. The 3642 was built in April of 1968 as the Penn Central No. 6342.
After cutting off from their train that originated in the Pacific Northwest, four ex-SP&S Alcos head to the engine facility for diesel and sand.
A WP workman sands four big BN (ex-SP&S) Alcos that have just come in on symbol BN 137.
A Conrail C636 gets refueled at the service rack at Mingo Junction, Ohio. Those Hi-Ad trucks gave these units an extra-brutish look.
Bethlehem Engine Terminal hosted its share of six-axle Alco Centuries in the pre-Conrail era. Besides the Lehigh Valley’s fleet of C628’s, which were resident power, Reading C630’s were also frequ... (more)
On a pleasant Saturday afternoon, the DL PT97 chugs out of town with it's NS interchange. The crew will pick up an additional block of empty grain hoppers at Slateford Junction before heading to ... (more)
A very overpowered local heads past the historic Lackawanna Railroad station in Scranton Pennsylvania on a warm summer morning
A five unit set of Alcos lead PT98 down the "Old Road" towards the interchange with NS at Portland. The abandoned DL&W cutoff can be seen in the background.
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)
Set to get back to work after Railfest.
Where else could one find two M636s being pulled by two RS-3s?
"Freight Making a Station Stop"