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Conrail Classics
Images of Big Blue
Photo Album By: Rick Erben
 
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Photo ID: 715000

A pair of SD40-2 "snappers" are coupled ahead of the road power on Conrail Mail 9 (Morrisville, PA-Chicago) as the train rounds the most famous bend in railroading at Horseshoe Curve. Hi... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6382
Train ID: Mail 9
Photo Date: October 15, 1993


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By: Rick Erben

Added: Nov 01, 2019

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Photo ID: 714403

LMS 724, one of the GE lease units painted for Big Blue, drops downgrade past the westward home signals for MG on an autumn afternoon. STES (Sterling, MI to Harrington, DE) has auto parts for Newa... (more)

Railroad: Locomotive Management Services
Locomotive: GE C40-8W (Dash 8-40CW)
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: 724
Train ID: STES2
Photo Date: October 13, 1994


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By: Rick Erben

Added: Oct 26, 2019

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Photo ID: 713739

A Bruce Van Sant original Kodachrome slide from my collection

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: E-44
Location: Marietta, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 4426
Train ID: EN-1
Photo Date: June 06, 1978


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By: Nate Murry

Added: Oct 20, 2019

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Photo ID: 713734

A Bruce Van Sant original Kodachrome slide from my collection

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: E-44
Location: Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 4430
Train ID: ENWA-7A
Photo Date: February 17, 1980


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By: Nate Murry

Added: Oct 20, 2019

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Photo ID: 713524

What we have here is a discouraging matter of timing in that the 6406, a train of empty PPLX hoppers, had stalled at MG and had to await rescue helpers to come up from Altoona to shove. It got mov... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6406
Train ID: XFS-137
Photo Date: November 02, 1996


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By: Rick Erben

Added: Oct 19, 2019

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Photo ID: 712824

It's a chilly morning on the mountain as symbol PIMO for Morrisville, PA eases downgrade just past the westward home signals for MG. The 135 car tonnage outfit had five locomotives on the point pl... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: 6369
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 02, 1996


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By: Rick Erben

Added: Oct 13, 2019

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Photo ID: 712821

In the waning light of an autumn afternoon, a westbound manifest comes 'round the bend into Horseshoe Curve at the now defunct 2416/2417 signal bridge.

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Horseshoe Curve, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: 6440
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 15, 1993


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By: Rick Erben

Added: Oct 13, 2019

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Photo ID: 712555

EL 2573 leads NY84 at Amolamink,PA, just prior to derailing several miles later, May 27, 1976.

Railroad: Erie Lackawanna
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Analomink, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: EL 2573
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 27, 1976


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By: Timothy Tonge

Added: Oct 10, 2019

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Photo ID: 712398

CR 7738 & CR 6389 lead a westbound manifest freight over the curved stone arch bridge crossing the Little Juniata River. In view are two ex-ATSF high cube box cars acquired by Conrail.

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD GP38
Location: Union Furnace, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 7738
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 21, 1988


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By: Jim Appleman

Added: Oct 09, 2019

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Photo ID: 711758

CR 6428, CR 3673 GP35 (ex-EL 2567), & CR 6266 SD40 (retaining its PC 6266 number) lead this westbound trailer-van train up the grade at Slope. The old overpass at 241/2 Street was still in service... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6428
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 22, 1980


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By: Jim Appleman

Added: Oct 03, 2019

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Photo ID: 710865

A manifest freight heads west with CR stenciled ex-EL 3680 leading. The loaded PPLX coal train was stopped at CP Gray on the controlled siding.

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SD45-2
Location: Tyrone, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6665
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 10, 1976


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By: Jim Appleman

Added: Sep 24, 2019

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Photo ID: 710546

On a hot and humid July afternoon the 5540 East is crossing over at Port interlocking, a short distance west of the town of Newport. The track in the foreground is the old main line that went righ... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SD60M
Location: Newport, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 5540
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 28, 1993


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By: Rick Erben

Added: Sep 21, 2019

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Photo ID: 709746

An Original, Three Patches, and a Repaint

EMD power is in abundance as a Penn Central SD40 teams up with a patched Conrail SDP45 and a patched SD40 to lead an empty hopper train in... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: Bennington Curve, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6355
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 09, 1977


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Sep 13, 2019

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Photo ID: 709733

An SD40 and two SD40-2s lead a westbound Conrail manifest into Reading Pennsylvania on the former Reading main line. The lead unit is passing the former Reading Brewing Company brewery, which clo... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6348
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 20, 1986


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Sep 12, 2019

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Photo ID: 709564

An early Conrail repaint, SD40 6317, leads a Jersey Central GP9 and a patched Erie-Lackawanna SD45 westbound out of Allentown yard. This location is now known as CP Ham.

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SD40
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6317
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 08, 1977


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Sep 11, 2019

Views: 3,078
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