Conrail’s Cement Secondary local, WJAL-12 passes the former Lehigh & New England depot in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. The buildings to the left were originally part of Nazareth Steel Fabricators, but ... (more)
The area of Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley centered about Nazareth is dotted with cement quarries and mills. The largest remaining portion of the Lehigh & New England, along with a little bit of the... (more)
Leaser and Legacy
The early days of Conrail were colorful, if nothing else. On top of all of the predecessor paint schemes that could find their way to any location on the system, ... (more)
Conrail and the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac had a short-lived run-through train between Allentown, Pennsylvania and Richmond, Virginia. The train ran on the former Reading to Philadelphia... (more)
Hauling coal bound for the Pennsylvania Power & Light fossil generation plant in Martins Creek, Pennsylvania, Conrail Train UFM passes the site of the Lehigh Valley’s Calypso yard in Bethlehem, Pe... (more)
A westbound Conrail local with a pair of GP10’s rolls around the site of the former Lehigh Valley South Easton car shops in Easton, Pennsylvania.
EMD’s F-units were the first-generation workhorses of mainline railroading. Few paint schemes express the everyday get-the-job-done nature of the bulldog-nosed unit... (more)
Union Pacific Challenger 3985 is under steam and positioned next to the Cheyenne engine house. Tomorrow, the big Alco will be making a round trip to Laramie.
Union Pacific SD40 3110 stands outside the shops at Cheyenne, Wyoming on a rainy May day in 1987.
Union Pacific’s SD45’s always appealed to me, with their flared radiators and two-digit numbers in a fleet that numbered in the thousands. Unfortunately, they eluded me in my few visits to the UP ... (more)
The May, 1985 excursion from Denver to Laramie featured Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 3985 on the round trip between Speer Junction and Laramie. The Denver – Speer Junction legs were pulled by Centennial ... (more)
An assortment of five Southern Pacific SD’s brings an eastbound train off of Cajon Pass on the Palmdale Cutoff at Dike.
An eastbound Southern Pacific train passes through Tunnel 5 as it ascends the Tehachapi grade.
SEPTA’s AEM7 test train has been reconfigured to point south, and is now leaving Lansdale to return to Philadelphia.
With its train of five blueliners in the Lansdale holding yard, the Amtrak AEM7 being tested by SEPTA has coupled to the opposite end of the MU cars, and is preparing to return to Philadelphia.