Old No. 31, which made its first run on the Strasburg on September 1, 1960, is seen here 30 years later, ready to shove a heavy Santa Claus Special up the grade.
The 4876, famous for crashing into DC Union Station with the "Federal Express" in 1953, is crossing over for another run back to New York City. It's looking pretty bad here with a ruste... (more)
The trainmen are riding the rear platform of an ex-Pennsy SW9 built in April, 1953 (PRR 8542) as it rumbles past the old REA express platform and CORK tower. (CORK took its name from the Armstron... (more)
Night scene at the 1985 50th Anniversary NRHS Convention in Strasburg, with PRR light Atlantic 7002 posing by the recently restored J-Tower. Strasburg engineer Linn Moedinger is about to grab ord... (more)
The re-erection of Conrail's LEMO tower at Strasburg in 1985, with my wife, daughter, and sister-in-law posed for a sense of scale; it's a huge building. The tower was cut into seven pieces for h... (more)
It's 1986, and a Westinghouse-equipped Budd Metroliner coach (PRR Class MP85E4) is rounding the bend just east of the Strasburg Rail Road interchange. Note the old PRR 152-lb jointed rail still in... (more)
Wall-to-wall GG-1s; left to right- 4885, 4822, 4891, 4850, and 4809.
80 mph doubleheaded GG-1s 925 & 919 are about to give us a good spraying from their twenty-four 57" driving wheels on a rainy Saturday in 1977.
Classy mid-80s Keystone Service, with rebuilt Budd Metroliners clattering along the old PRR 152-lb jointed rail. Car 887 (originally built as a GE-equipped parlor car) is followed by a GE snack b... (more)
Conrail Cornwall Branch action, on what's now the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail. The train is about to switch off the old Cornwall RR (Reading RR) line onto the old Cornwall & Lebanon (PRR) line, wit... (more)
New Years Eve 1988, with two Conrail freights meeting on Rockville Bridge. Note the alignment of the original bridge to the right of the signal bridge.
GG-1 4872 (Altoona-Westinghouse, 1-39) with 9 cars from New York City for the waiting E-Units at South Amboy.
The 611 & 1218 are coming from the Shaffers Crossing Shops to doublehead the NRHS convention special out of town.
Eastbound Silverliners, traveling through the beautiful farmland of western Lancaster County. The 208 is one of 38 PRR Class MP85B cars from 1963.
Penn Central GG-1 No. 4890 (Altoona/GE, March, 1940) is leading the westbound "National Limited" at a mile-a-minute along the weed-infested old PRR mainline, passing under the Marietta Pike bridge... (more)