Living in the Berkshires in the early 90's was a great way to capitalize on the Conrail's "blue boats" on the former NYC B&A. Looking back I can still hear the brace of Dash 8s as they chuffed t... (more)
Westbound CSX empty unit coal train V122 was exiting Randolph Tunnel, near Doe Gully, WV on Oct. 23, 1993 with two Conrail units. At the time, CSX was pooling power with Conrail on unit coal trai... (more)
In a view from the famous Bear Mountain Bridge, a southbound Conrail stack train crosses Popolopen Creek Bridge at Fort Montgomery, New York, on April 14, 1991. Two EMD SD50s, Nos. 6739 and 6831, ... (more)
Thanks to a weekend photo release from Conrail (and a guided tour of all of the facilities at Altoona, plus a ride on a helper from Gallitzin to Altoona all on the day before), here's a shot of a ... (more)
The conductor is reaching for the orders as this eastbound manifest rolls across the Elgin Joliet & Eastern diamond. The train is on the former NYC Michigan Central Porter Branch.
A pair of SD45 helpers drift back down the hill.
Fairly new SD40-2 leads ex-EL U36C up hill at MP 240
A helper set head uphill.
An eastbound Conrail manifest train crosses the Great Miami River at Sidney, Ohio on former CCC&St.L trackage in west central Ohio.
An eastbound Conrail TV train passes Alto Tower with what was then pretty common power, but would be nice to see today.
A Conrail “TV” train heads west through Tunnelhill, Pennsylvania, on the colorful autumn day of October 23, 1988. A trio of General Electric B36-7s pull the hot train of trailers and containers.
Conrail B23-7s fill the yard in Selkirk as their days were numbered following the takeover by CSX and NS. Also visible are a pair of newly delivered CSX AC6000 engines 636 and 634 to the right. O... (more)
Conrail 6811 is seen westbound at Mina, Ohio passing the site of the former New York Central water treatment and storage site. There once was a coal dock and bunkhouse located here as well.
Hey! Wait for me! What you do if you are not sure if you need a helper or not. An SD40/SD45 helper set chase a van train up the hill.
Getting there. Not quite the soon-to-be standard van power of a quartet of GP40s, this train, most likely Mail 9, has a GP38-2 in the third slot as it take a run at Horseshoe Curve.