Before being rebuilt, and still wearing its Pennsylvania Railroad station signs, the station at Lewistown, Pennsylvania bears witness to the passing of the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Blue U... (more)
Empty hoppers roll west over Conrail’s Middle Division at Mifflin, Pennsylvania. Two B23-7’s will get the train to Altoona, but more power will be needed to get them around Horseshoe Curve.
Every weekend, Conrail gathered locomotives along the former Reading tracks serving Pennsylvania’s anthracite regions (now R&N), and sent them to Enola for servicing. The westbound move is seen he... (more)
Steam at Rockville
In the sixty-plus years since the Pennsylvania Railroad dropped its fires, only abut five occasions come to mind when steam once again ran on the Great Broad Way... (more)
A few minutes before sunset, the daily run-through train from Hagerstown, Maryland passes Conrail’s Rockville Tower in Rockville, Pennsylvania.
After a Conrail Buffalo Line train crept up to a red signal, the dispatcher finally gave it the railroad, and the crew is wasting no time getting up to track speed.
With the rear of its train still on the Rockville Bridge, a Conrail manifest begins its journey over the Buffalo line just north of Rockville, Pennsylvania.
Conrail had a daily run-through manifest between Enola, Pennsylvania and Hagerstown, Maryland with the Chessie System, and later CSX. Here the westbound train has just departed Enola, crossing the... (more)
Conrail train CIR-101, the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Blue Unit, passes the Seventh Street parking garage in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Passing through Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania, the 1992 edition of the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Blue Unit continues westward on its cross-state trip.
After a pre-dawn departure from Philadelphia, the 1992 edition of the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Blue Unit train wakes up Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania.
All Red at Valley Junction
The westbound signals at Valley Junction, Pennsylvania are all displaying a red indication while the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus Red Unit tr... (more)
Two Conrail SD40’s switch the Bethlehem Steel coke works between Bethlehem and Hellertown, Pennsylvania. Across the tracks and to the left was a station known as Didier.
A six-month-old Conrail C39-8 and an SD50 have arrived at Saucon Creek with a train, and are now waiting by the yard office until an outbound train is ready.
Conrail’s Saucon Drill is working in a sea of Bethlehem Steel coke hoppers in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The second unit is one of thirteen ex-New York Central GP20’s on the roster making an unusual... (more)