Double-stack trains are an integral part of today’s railroad scene, but they were cutting edge in the mid-1980’s. Most west-coast and southeastern ports were served by rail lines that could accomm... (more)
A westbound Conrail train, most likely OIBU (Oak Island – Buffalo), nears the top of the grade at Gulf Summit, New York.
What appears to be a Bethlehem Steel coke train from Saucon yard rolls westbound on Conrail’s Lebanon Valley Line at Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania.
An eastbound hopper train threads its way across the westbound main of Conrail’s Lebanon Valley Line at Wyomissing Junction, Pennsylvania. The train is entering the track that connects Wyomissing ... (more)
A clean, but eclectic, mix of Conrail power leaves the yard in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The mix includes a C36-7, an SD50, a U36B, an SD38, and an MT6 slug. The latter two are a yard set that like... (more)
An SD45 and a pair of GP40-2s accelerate a southbound Conrail freight through the station at North Elizabeth, NJ, on a spring morning.
There were still four tracks up the mountain in 1978 when this 1964-built ex-PRR SD35 was leading three other EMDs west of Horseshoe Curve. No. 2 track was removed in the 1980s.
6558 leads classmates 6557, 6569 and 6560.
C30-7As 6550,6579,6585 and 6555 are heading east on the Boston line and about to enter State Line Tunnel.
Conrail SD80MACs 4125 and 4100 are eastbound on the Boston line.
SD40-2 6409 heads eastbound merchandise.
Conrail C30-7As 6558/57/69/60 roll a freight from the Boston line into the reception sidings at Selkirk Yard.
Well-armored Amtrak F40 209 and Conrail C30-7A 6574 compare notes before going to work on a summer afternoon at Springfield, MA.
Conrail local WHRE-99, a job that worked east from Reading along the Reading Belt Line and the former Reading main line, is seen here returning west at Stowe, Pennsylvania.
Conrail U23B 2788 reaches the end of the Pottstown Industrial Track in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, and joins the former Reading main line at MP41, just west of Pottstown.