Conrail 6831 blasts out of the now closed Gallitzin Tunnel in a cloud of diesel smoke with a coal train in June of 1992.
An eastbound coal train leans into the 1.1% grade of the Hill Track from Reading to Blandon via Laureldale. The locomotives diverged from the former Reading main line about a half-mile back, and a... (more)
Viewed from the 11th Street overpass, a westbound Conrail manifest creeps through the center of Laureldale, Pennsylvania on the former Reading Hill Track. Long out-of service, the line was reopene... (more)
Conrail suffered a major service interruption on July 24, 1984. Around 5 o’clock in the morning, westbound train OIIN was passing the Berks Products stone quarry in Temple, Pennsylvania when sev... (more)
Let it snow! Just after being re-assigned to CNW's Cleveland sales office, I ventured over to see the famous former NYC Collinwood facilities. I was rewarded with an eclectic group of pre-Conrail ... (more)
Helpers push Conrail train UPS, laden with coal for the Portland Generating Station, through Bangor, Pennsylvania. The view is from the West Messinger Street bridge, known locally as “the viaduc... (more)
A New Era
Conrail Symbol ABP-1 rolls northward though Flicksville, Pennsylvania on the former DL&W Bangor & Portland Division. This is the very first APB-1 and it represents a big ... (more)
Jersey bound, a Conrail TV train traverses the junction from the East Penn line to the former Lehigh Valley main line at East Penn Junction. In the background are the former Reading bridge over th... (more)
An eastbound Conrail coal train, possibly a UPS, rolls through the location known a Geissingers on the former Lehigh Valley main line between Allentown and Bethlehem. Originally named for the fami... (more)
A pair of six-axle EMDs leads a stack train on the former New York Central-portion of Conrail's Chicago Line. Tom Golden photo.
A SD50 leads a C40-8W on an eastbound train operating on Conrail's former Penn Central Chicago to Buffalo route. Tom Golden photo.
A foggy fall morning in the Susquehanna Valley, as a trio of SD50s pull Shawmut Line coal loads into Enola Yard.
A loaded northbound coal train bound for the Orange & Rockland power plant holds the siding at Teaneck while Conrail SECS passes southbound on the main. The coal train originated on Norfolk South... (more)
Conrail RSD5 6802 awaits its fate in the deadline at Collinwood, Ohio. Unfortunately, that fate was the scrapper’s torch.
Both tunnels are still in use as CR 6369 leads a westbound freight thru town in June of 1992.