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Photo ID: 738277

Two SD40 "snappers" are coupled ahead of the road power (SD50, 2 SD40s) on a 109 car Ore Extra passing MG on a rainy afternoon. There is just enough power fore and aft to lift the heavy ... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: MG Interlocking west of Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6398
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 06, 1995


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Added: Jun 03, 2020

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Photo ID: 738276

A four-pack of SD40s ramrod a 109 car Ore Extra up the grade past MG Interlocking in the summer of '95.

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: MG Interlocking west of Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6377
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 06, 1995


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Added: Jun 03, 2020

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Photo ID: 737113

CR 3276, a former Reading Company GP40-2, is in charge of symbol ALPI as the manifest ascends the mountain. Horseshoe Curve lays in the valley beyond the classic PRR-era signal bridge at this remo... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD GP40-2
Location: McGinley's Curve, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 3276
Train ID: ALPI
Photo Date: October 13, 1994


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Added: May 23, 2020

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Photo ID: 736618

A westbound mail train is attacking the mountain on a May afternoon. Power is typical of the era - a trio of four axle GE and EMD power, although newer units were soon to take over. The scene is b... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: GE B36-7
Location: McGinley's Curve, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 5015
Train ID: Mail 3
Photo Date: May 28, 1994


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Added: May 18, 2020

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Photo ID: 736415

On one of those capricious spring days when the sun is in and out of the clouds, and at a time when there was still some auto parts business from the GM and Ford plants at Linden and Metuchen, NJ,... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Horseshoe Curve, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6430
Train ID: LMTO
Photo Date: May 05, 1995


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Added: May 17, 2020

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Photo ID: 735316

Penn Central train NS-1 (New Haven/Cedar Hill to Selkirk via Springfield) climbs the Berkshire hills through Huntington, MA behind an ex-NYC U25B and an ex-NH RS-11, RS-3, and GP9.

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: GE U25B
Location: Huntington, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: PC 2517
Train ID: NS-1
Photo Date: July, 1970


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: May 08, 2020

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Photo ID: 735315

A mix of former NYC and NH power leads Penn Central train NS-1 (New Haven/Cedar Hill to Selkirk via Springfield) through Beckett, MA, on a summer afternoon. An ex-NYC U25B leads an RS-11, RS-3, an... (more)

Railroad: Penn Central
Locomotive: GE U25B
Location: Beckett, Massachusetts, USA
Locomotive #: PC 2517
Train ID: NS-1
Photo Date: July, 1970


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: May 08, 2020

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Photo ID: 735195

Three Conrail B36-7’s lead train Mail-3 through Belt Line Junction near Reading, Pennsylvania. The B36-7’s have been the preferred power for Mail and other hot trains since they bumped GP40 and40-... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: GE B36-7
Location: Belt Line Junction, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 5010
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 11, 1988


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: May 06, 2020

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Photo ID: 734938

Proceeding west on the Southern Tier line, Conrail train ALCG approaches an eastbound semaphore in double track territory west of Chemung, New York.

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: GE C30-7A
Location: Chemung, New York, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6585
Train ID: CR CGAL
Photo Date: May 04, 1986


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: May 04, 2020

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Photo ID: 734918

Conrail train ALCG begins the last leg of its journey, heading westward on the Southern Tier line at Waverly, New York. Ted Clark’s Busy Market still is located at this site, but the building and ... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: GE C30-7A
Location: Waverly, New York, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6585
Train ID: CR CGAL
Photo Date: May 04, 1986


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: May 04, 2020

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Photo ID: 734827

Conrail train ALCG crosses the Susquehanna River on the former Lehigh Valley bridge at Towanda, Pennsylvania. The track in the foreground is the Towanda Monroeton Shipper’s Lifeline, a six-mile Co... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: GE C30-7A
Location: Towanda, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6585
Train ID: CR CGAL
Photo Date: May 04, 1986


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: May 03, 2020

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Photo ID: 734789

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Newport, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6510
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1986


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By: Richard Kimble

Added: May 03, 2020

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Photo ID: 732344

As snow comes to the Heartland this Easter Sunday, I thought I'd go back to an April day in '93 when rain turned to snow overnight and yielded a heavy, wet snow in central Pennsylvania. At MG, hal... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: GE C39-8 (Dash 8-39C)
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6020
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 22, 1993


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By: Rick Erben

Added: Apr 12, 2020

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Photo ID: 732227

A pair of Locomotive Management Services Dash 8s, leaving no doubt as to their caretaker, lead a westbound intermodal train past old Huntingdon Block Station on a July afternoon. Ektachrome.

Railroad: Locomotive Management Services
Locomotive: GE C40-8W (Dash 8-40CW)
Location: Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: LMS 752
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 11, 1996


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Added: Apr 11, 2020

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Photo ID: 730708

One of my favorite places to observe traffic was MG, located about 2 miles west of Horseshoe Curve on the climb to Gallitzin. The block station was open and symbol OIPI (Oak Island-Conway) was cro... (more)

Railroad: Conrail
Locomotive: GE C40-8W (Dash 8-40CW)
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CR 6238
Train ID: OIPI
Photo Date: April 29, 1995


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Added: Mar 30, 2020

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