After the Lehigh Valley took over the CNJ lines in Pennsylvania in 1972, the LV main between Bethlehem and Lehighton was redundant trackage. The LV chose to keep the tracks operational, primarily ... (more)
Connection. Seen here on Conrail's Bloodgood Branch is two different sized rails welded together. While it looks like more of crude method compared to compromize joints, it still gets the job done... (more)
For "Work Train Service Only" on the former New York Central Chicago Line in 1978.
Lehighton Bicentennials 1 - On a Friday afternoon, I ventured out on the former CNJ main line west of Allentown. I encountered a stopped train near Walnutport, and approached the crew to see why t... (more)
CR 3374 leads a northbound Wisconsin Central freight past the wig wags at Van Dyne, WI. This looks more like Ohio or Indiana than Wisconsin, and the trackage has seen a number of ownership changes... (more)
A GP38 and three C30-7's lead Conrail freight ALCG (Allentown - Corning) westbound through the Lehigh Narrows. Viewed from the Flagstaff Mountain overlook, the train is on the Lehigh Valley side o... (more)
Still looking like it has that "new locomotive smell", one of Conrail's early wide cabs enters Belt Line Junction off of the Reading Low Grade. Wide cabs were a novelty at the time, but ... (more)
Conrail Local WJAL-1, with coal for Portland Generating Station, threads its way through the site of the former Lehigh Valley Easton passenger station. All of the station's above-track-level struc... (more)
In order to gain access to trackage rights on the Jersey Central, the Lehigh and Hudson River had to build a bridge over the Delaware River between Phillipsburg, NJ, and Easton, PA. This connector... (more)
A westbound manifest exits Phillipsburg, NJ and crosses the Delaware River into Pennsylvania.
A pair of SD50's pull an eastbound manifest across the Delaware River.
With the downtown section of the city of Easton, Pennsylvania as a backdrop, three GP40-2's lead an eastbound intermodal train across the Delaware River and into Phillipsburg, New Jersey.
The NS Conrail heritage unit rolls through Central Bridge NY on the point of 939 (205)
Conrail GP40-2 3274 leads a west bound trailer train at Manor, PA. 3/25/1984