On July 9, 1988, the Blue Mountain and Reading ran an excursion from Reading to Philadelphia on Conrail’s Philadelphia main. Reading T-1 2102 was featured, and Reading Technical & Historical Socie... (more)
After the crew has ensured that there will be no derailments due to ice and snow in the switch, Conrail’s North Penn local spots a car in Hatfield, Pennsylvania.
The crew of Conrail’s North Penn local inspect their work after clearing the snow and ice out of the switchpoints of a siding that they’re about to serve.
Conrail’s North Penn local works north past the station at Hatfield. Pennsylvania. The station’s platform lights haven’t lit the path for a passenger since 1981.
The mill of Nazareth Cement Company has been a local landmark since 1899. Several corporate ownership changes have occurred, and a plant modernization was performed sometime in the late 1970’'s or... (more)
The power for Conrail’s Cement Secondary local WJAL-12 stands in front of the Essroc cement plant in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
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.