A set of Union Pacific power leads a westbound Norfolk Southern train through Topton, Pennsylvania. There’s something that just doesn’t feel right about a UP SD70Ace rolling past a distinctly Read... (more)
People familiar with central Pennsylvania will think that I’m referring to a well-known landmark near Middletown, but the reference is to the ex-CN SD60F alive and well o... (more)
Conrail E10B class unit 4750 stands in the former Niagara Junction yard in Niagara Falls, New York. The 1952 Niagara Junction veteran would soon be retired, only to get a new lease on life working... (more)
Lunch pail in hand, an employee at Conrail’s Enola Yard walks toward the servicing area to report for his second-trick duties. A co-worker has already claimed a parking spot closer to the shops.
After working customers in the Norristown, Pennsylvania, a Conrail local out of Abrams returns to home base as a caboose hop.
Conrail was the second-largest purchaser of the SD50, rostering 135 of the big EMD’s. Here one of them leads an eastbound coal train through Bridgeport, Pennsylvania on the former Reading main lin... (more)
On a dreary December day, an eastbound Conrail auto parts train has pulled out of Abrams yard and is passing Norris Tower near Bridgeport, Pennsylvania. While he no longer has to hoop up orders, ... (more)
A westbound Conrail hopper train is headed back to the mines as it rolls through Bridgeport, Pennsylvania. The motive power consist is somewhat unusual with an SD38 as the second unit. Conrail’s S... (more)
Westbound Conrail tonnage rolls through Bridgeport, Pennsylvania on the former Reading main line. Lead unit 6440 is one of ten SD40-2’s and ten C30-7’s that were purchased new in 1977 and tracked ... (more)
On July 9, 1988, the Blue Mountain and Reading ran an excursion from Reading to Philadelphia on Conrail’s Philadelphia main. Reading T-1 2102 was featured, and Reading Technical & Historical Socie... (more)
After the crew has ensured that there will be no derailments due to ice and snow in the switch, Conrail’s North Penn local spots a car in Hatfield, Pennsylvania.
The crew of Conrail’s North Penn local inspect their work after clearing the snow and ice out of the switchpoints of a siding that they’re about to serve.
Conrail’s North Penn local works north past the station at Hatfield. Pennsylvania. The station’s platform lights haven’t lit the path for a passenger since 1981.
The mill of Nazareth Cement Company has been a local landmark since 1899. Several corporate ownership changes have occurred, and a plant modernization was performed sometime in the late 1970’'s or... (more)
The power for Conrail’s Cement Secondary local WJAL-12 stands in front of the Essroc cement plant in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.