Switchers in the Snow. A Conrail SW1500/SW1001 pair are on their way to service a major customer at the end of the ex PRR branch to Devault, Pa. Since this photo was taken, the customer ... (more)
41 years after her birth, the 4838 is still being trusted to pull the hottest freight. She's temporarily paused here for track work, waiting for a westbound Silverliner to pass, to allow her to c... (more)
An analysis of the air in Altoona, Pennsylvania in the 1970’s would have revealed that the four most predominate components of that air were nitrogen, oxygen, diesel exhaust, and brake shoe smoke.... (more)
Class units of Conrail’s C32-8 and C30-7A classes, joined by another C32-8, have dropped their westbound train on a hump lead, and are now proceeding to the west end of Allentown yard. All three u... (more)
It is a bright, clear morning as former Conrail 5420 joins a mixture of SP and UP power at the diesel service area in the Tucson yard. Photo taken with permission.
It's a mild autumn afternoon as just another of the daily parade of manifests comes hi-tailing out the Juniata River valley at a rural grade crossing east of Newport. Conrail in its prime ran a fa... (more)
Three Builders, Three Decades
Locomotives of three different manufacturers from three different decades pass each other at the west end of Conrail’s Allentown, Pennsylvania yard. ... (more)
A Conrail Allentown yard job works the west end of the yard as morning fog lingers in the Lehigh River Valley. With Penn Central roots, Conrail’s fleet of nineteen U23C’s seemed to keep their assi... (more)
Visiting power from western railroads was still relatively uncommon in the northeast in the 1980’s. Here a Union Pacific SD40-2 has come to Allentown, in a power set with a Conrail SD50 and a Conr... (more)
A Conrail GP35 leads a CNW SD40-2 and UP SD40-2 on an eastbound coal train on the Indiana Harbor Belt. Tom Golden photo.
A pair of Conrail GEs leads an eastbound manifest train along the Indiana Harbor Belt in Hammond. Tom Golden photo.
CR 5023, a B23-7 has the lead on two Dash 8-40Bs handling a coil train from the Burns Harbor area through Porter, IN on its way east. A CP trackage rights train waits its turn to divert off the CR... (more)
The shadows are closing on the ex-MGA's Manor Branch as the "Bailey Helpers", composed of a trio of ex-MGA units, crest the summit.
Northbound coal loads approach the summit of the ex-MGA's Manor Branch.
Southbound empties cross Ten Mile Run Creek at Mather, Pa. on the ex-MGA.