A southbound run-through train works its way through the passenger platforms at Alexandria, Virginia. It won’t be long before all of this traffic is routed through Front Royal.
Conrail inherited about forty mechanical reefers from the Erie-Lackawanna, numbered in the EL 5000 series. Some, but not all, were repainted in what has to be the most striking and unusual freight... (more)
Conrail’s local WJAL-12 switches the Lone Star Cement mill just west of Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
Conrail’s Cement Secondary local passes the site of the former Lehigh & New England Dexter tower. To the left, some cars to be picked up are waiting at the Lone Star Cement mill.
Conrail’s Cement Secondary local passes through the area known as Dexter, where the Lehigh and New England’s Martins Creek branch crossed the Lackawanna’s Bangor & Portland Secondary. From what I ... (more)
Conrail’s Cement Secondary local passes through the area known as Dexter, where the Lehigh and New England’s Martins Creek branch crossed the Lackawanna’s Bangor & Portland Secondary. An L&NE towe... (more)
Conrail train WJAL-12, the Cement Secondary local, gets ready to work the remains of the former Lehigh & New England yard ay Tadmor, Pennsylvania. When the yard, located on the Martin’s Creek bran... (more)
Conrail’s U23C’s and SD38’s spent most of their time in hump service at classification yards around the system. Occasionally, one of them would get to stretch their legs in the road. Here a U23C h... (more)
A patched Lehigh & Hudson River C420 and a repainted Lehigh Valley RS11 stand on a house track at Bethlehem, Pannsylvania.
Six months into Conrail’s existence, I’m sure that I took this photo to record the former Erie-Lackawanna U33C in Conrail blue, still a rarity at that time. Almost exactly forty-one years later, t... (more)
What Did They do to You?
Until I came across this forgotten slide, I would have sworn that none of Conrail’s MT4 or MT6 slugs ever locked knuckles with an Alco road switcher of the... (more)
Conrail RS11 7652, a relative newcomer to the Bethlehem Engine Terminal, stands with two long-term veterans. SW900m 8650 has been a regular since the Lehigh Valley took over the Jersey Central’s l... (more)
Utah Railway F45 6606 stands in the road’s yard in Martin, Utah. It appears to have a severe case of runny paint, or more likely, has blown oil all over its roof.
A pair of Utah Railway’s F45’s, purchased from the Burlington Northern, idle in the yard at Martin, Utah. Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to see these units pulling freight.
Meet at Colton
Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr works its way up the storied Soldier Summit grade at Colton, Utah. A Utah Railway SD45 leads a train of empties eastbound... (more)