Skirting the Juniata River, a westbound Conrail TV train approaches the community of Newport, Pennsylvania. The presence of two SD40-2’s on an intermodal train was somewhat unusual, as four-axle u... (more)
Time is running out for the SD80MACs in paired sets on the Boston Line as the takeover of CSXT and NS closes in. On a beautiful May afternoon, FRSE bursts out of the craggy bore with some head e... (more)
Two Conrail SD50’s lead a westbound train of covered hoppers at Bailey, Pennsylvania, on the former PRR Middle Division. Between the power and the revenue traffic are a GP35, a GP9, and an SW9, al... (more)
An eastbound Conrail manifest rolls across the Rockville Bridge. The switcher is probably being ferried to a local assignment after work at Enola or Altoona.
Conrail mixed intermodal train TV2 stretches across the Rockville Bridge in the last light of a June day.
The weekly Conrail power move from Reading to Enola approaches its destination as it crosses the Rockville Bridge. This assemblage of local power from Reading, usually predominated by former Readi... (more)
The mist hasn’t yet burned off of the Schuylkill River valley as the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus train makes its westward journey through Birdsboro, Pennsylvania.
Allentown-Conway symbol ALPI-5F has snappers ahead of the road power and another pair of helpers on the rear as it brings 113 cars around Scotch Run curve, one mile east of the iconic Horseshoe, o... (more)
Trailvans east, trailvans west. Just another busy afternoon on the mountain as the 5603 West with a mail train climbs the grade, high along the steep precipice between Allegrippus and Cold curves ... (more)
The Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus usually had a two-week engagement in Philadelphia during the first two weeks in June. After a Sunday closing, the train would load overnight, and would... (more)
The Ringling Brothers Circus train rolls past the then-new parking deck at Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.
The Ringling Brothers Circus train is on its way to a two-week engagement at the Spectrum in Philadelphia. Here, two Conrail SD40-2’s pilot the train east through Swedeland, Pennsylvania.
Conrail GP30 2206 and 2203, both former PRR units with original numbers.
Conrail’s Saucon Drill works the Philadelphia, Bethlehem and New England interchange in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. An ore train rolls past on the North Penn branch.
On a beautiful autumn morning, Conrail freight “SEFR-18” rumbles by the flaming foliage at the “Cemetery of Maples” at MP-170. This was a favorite walk-in spot of mine during this era of Conrail.... (more)