Which Way is Level?
Track on three different gradients is visible in this view looking across the center of Conway Yard. While a GP9 drifts down the westbound hump, a pair of SD38’... (more)
Immediately after its formation, Conrail transferred all six-axle Alco Centuries to Ohio for use in iron ore drag freight service. Of course a lot of that ore was destined for the steel mills in t... (more)
An eastbound Conrail hopper train approaches the newly renovated Main Street crossing in Royersford, Pennsylvania. The brick station was built by the Reading in 1931. After fifty years of service,... (more)
There’s quite a variety of power to be seen in this 1992 view of the area outside of Conrail’s Juniata shops. Beside the front-and-center E8’s used on Office Car Specials, the Conrail model list i... (more)
One of Conrail’s observation cars from the office car fleet needed to be wyed in Reading. A lowly GP15-1 was elected to be an “Executive E Unit” for a few short minutes.
Amid the bleak foliage of a spring that has not yet sprung, a Conrail TV train rolls west under the signal bridge between Cove and Duncannon, Pennsylvania.
An eastbound Conrail manifest stands at the sweeping curve at Cove, Pennsylvania. With headlights off, no crew in the cab, and parked on the track least likely to have an eastbound train, the trai... (more)
Two Conrail B23-7’s and an SD40 bring a train into Enola Yard’s west end late on a February afternoon. In the background are the Susquehanna River and the rocky cliffs above Rockville. .
Conrail purchased sixty B36-7’s from General Electric in 1983. The GE’s were immediately placed into service as the motive power of choice for Conrail’s high-speed Trailer Van intermodal service. ... (more)
Look what I brought from Altoona!
The conductor prepares to climb off of brand new Conrail C40-8W 6064 as it approaches the eastbound receiving yard throat to Enola Pennsylvania. T... (more)
GP 10’s and U23B’s were common yard power at Conrail’s Enola yard. Seeing them paired with each other was a little more unusual.
The Ringling Brothers circus train rolls east on the former Reading main line at Birdsboro, Pennsylvania.
Lions and Tigers (No Bears)! Oh My!
In the 1990’s, I photographed the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey’s circus trains quite a few times. For me, along with seeing the long st... (more)
The Ringling Brothers circus train (I don’t recall which unit) threads its way through the crossovers at Wyomissing Junction, Pennsylvania. The train is headed for the Reading Belt line via Valley... (more)
Empty coal hoppers from Bethlehem Steel begin their journey back to the mines. The early Conrail motive power consist includes an Erie-Lackawanna SD45, a Penn Central GP30, and a Reading C424.