A pair of SD45s on the rear of an eastbound descending the grade at Horseshoe Curve in this view from August 1979.
Photo By Ben G. Helsel lll Collection of David J Stewart
Built in nearby LaGrange, a brand new Conrail SD50 awaits pick up by its owner at the Indiana Harbor Belt's Blue Island Yard. A set of older Conrail EMD power can be seen in the background as wel... (more)
A single Conrail GE, sporting the "Labor Management Project" decal on its nose, brings a stack train east on the Indiana Harbor Belt main. Tom Golden photo.
Nearly fifteen years after Conrail's takeover by NS and CSX, Conrail equipment keeps on rolling. This standard hopper car with non-rotary couplers is hauling coal well into the days of more moder... (more)
Conrail ALBU-3 climbs the short westbound grade through CP Alburtis.
Shoving hard against an ex-EL caboose
The black plague attacks the hill.
A northbound ore train waits for a recrew at Alliance, OH on Conrail's former Pennsy Ore Line. The lead unit is an ex-EL SDP45 and is trailed by a couple of big Alco Centuries.
The pushers for the westbound led by 3238 were 2 former PC SD45s, leaning hard into a pair of cabooses - one NYC and one PRR.
A westbound struggles uphill on "The Curve" behind Conrail GP40s during the early years of Big Blue.
Reminiscent of the CR years, NS heritage unit CR 8098 leads 12T across the trestle in Letchworth Park in Portageville, NY in the Spring of 2013. The tree's are just leafing out, giving the scenery... (more)
Conrail tv-9 headed west at Depew n.y. passes some old yard power on track 4.
The old can opener is still out there, but for how long?