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Re: East Penn Drill in and around Allentown, PA (1980s & 1990s) - By A-townbranchfan on 11/21/16 at 22:03:35 - '024_683x864.jpg' 129 KB
As a final follow-up to the earlier entries on this thread, I'm posting a picture I took two weeks ago while standing at the former Walnut Street crossing (looking north toward Hamilton Street) of the "old main" of the Lehigh Valley in downtown Allentown.  Figured I'd take one last picture before the rails in the street were removed.  So much for hoping rail service would return to Whitehall Cement or any of the other businesses along the track shown in the first couple pages of this thread.  Glad I spent all those hours chasing the East Penn Drill back in the 80s and 90s so the memories will live on through the photos I've posted here... like reply #24 on page two showing this same location during better times.   Enjoy!     --Mark

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Re: Conrail Guess The Location - By Thinkin Lincoln on 05/10/16 at 14:35:10 - 'CONRAIL_Gorham_IL_John_Carpenter_alongtherails.wordpress.jpg' 84 KB
Very good, Charlie!
 
Yes, after I did some research (on a part of the country I am only just beginning to learn more about), I realized it wasn't on Conrail track, but by then it was too late....Sorry about that, but I see my "map clues" were sufficient! This seems to be on the old Missouri Pacific.
 
I don't have a date (I'm guess the late 1980's), taken by John Carpenter, and via alongtherails.wordpress.com
 
 


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Re: Conrail Guess The Location - By Thinkin Lincoln on 05/02/16 at 14:20:00 - 'CR2-2.jpg' 52 KB
Thanks, Charlie!
 
That's what I enjoy most about playing GTL, it's a neat history hunt for both the poster and the guessers!
 
OK, here's a new one.....While I am sure that this village located in the southern part of this Midwestern state is a nice place to live, unlike the bright and shiny company that it shares a name with, it's got a dark history....In 1925 a tornado did its best to wipe it out, and then again in 1999, when a serial murder came to town, who unfortunately and ironically, may have come to town on the railroad.
 
"Back in the day", the MoPac, Cotton Belt, and IC ran thru town. The train shown here is a Conrail train coming off the old PRR at St. Elmo, by way of Mt. Vernon, and is running on trackage rights to St. Louis.
 
And oh yes, there are at least four other town across the country with the same name (not unusual, but it might help)

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Re: Conrail Guess The Location - By Thinkin Lincoln on 04/29/16 at 15:15:18 - 'CONRAIL_Steator_IL_1986_B_NIcholson_RailPictures.net.jpg' 207 KB
Yes indeed, Marty, I can see you know where you are, so I'll call this one "confirmed"......This is Streator, Il, where the NYC's Kanankee Belt Route, which ran from South Bend IN to Zearing IL, interchanged with the AT&SF and CB&Q here. LINK URL
 
As for the clues?
 
The "red river"? Streator is on the Vermillion River
 
"In The Good Old Summertime"? George "Honey Boy" Evans wrote this little ditty while living here.
 
"if you're Worthy"? Streator was named after Worthy S. Streator, a physician and industrialist. He helped form the Vermilion Coal Company, and in his honor got a town named after him....Funny part is, he never lived or even visited Streator!
 
"Glass Container Capital of the World"? Streator had a bout five different large glass manufacturers in town, and also sits amid a large silica sand deposit.
   
"Do you like ice cream?" Baskin-Robbins co-founder Bert Baskin was born here.
   
"pipe up"? Streator has an annual pipe organ festival called "Pipe Dreams" every February.
 
The photo was taken in 1986 by B. Nicholson, via RailPictures.net
 
Good job, everyone!
 


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Re: Conrail Guess The Location - By L. Winston Ogle on 04/22/16 at 10:15:19 - 'CR1-2.jpg' 132 KB
Ready for another? I promise, this one will be less obscure of a location......
 
So in this shot we see some GC C32-8's, and if I remember my Conrail locomotive assignments correctly, were normally found on the ex-NYC Boston and Albany line, but this is about as far from Massachusetts as you can get on 'ol Conrail! However, "back in the day", a freight car could travel from Boston to here without ever being interchanged to another RR..........
 
Now, I'm not sure if the river that flows through this city really is red colored like its name implies (I sure hope not!) and if this photo was taken In The Good Old Summertime, but if you're Worthy, you should be able to GTL with no problem!

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Re: Conrail Guess The Location - By L. Winston Ogle on 04/21/16 at 15:17:03 - 'CONRAIL_Schererville_Hartsdale_Indiana_1987.jpg' 170 KB
Well I guess I have to admit, this one is tough, so unless you are from Indiana, you won't find it. This is Schererville (originally Hartsdale) Indiana, circa 1987. Apparently, the town, named after the farmer who's land it was built on (Aaron Hart), was gobbled up by the adjacent town of Schererville in 1911 when Mr. Hart died, and the town and it's farming "industry" failed and withered away.
 
LINK URL ,_Indiana

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Re: Conrail Guess The Location - By L. Winston Ogle on 04/13/16 at 16:07:24 - 'CR-4.jpg' 74 KB
Keeping the Midwest theme rolling.....
 
This town that hasn't actually been a town since the original land owner/developer from who's farm from which it was named for died while digging a ditch, and was annexed in 1911 by the next town over (sheesh, what a mouthful!), and was/is the location where the PRR Panhandle line and NYC Michigan Central line crossed (where DIDN'T those railroads cross in the Midwest) while headed to/from/around Chicago.  
 
Most of the track is still there today under NS ownership...


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Re: Conrail Guess The Location - By Raritan Clunker on 04/07/16 at 10:38:47 - 'CR_Bethlehem_Charles_Freericks_1978_Railpictures_dot_net.jpg' 155 KB
Yessiree, this is Bethlehem on the old Reading!
 
This 1987 shot by Charles Freericks on Railpictures.net shows it crossing New St., heading towards the LV crossing and Allentown Yard

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Re: Conrail Guess The Location - By Raritan Clunker on 04/04/16 at 15:57:40 - 'CR-3.jpg' 79 KB
A sad, sad photo...The track railroad is gone, the railroad is gone, and the engine type is gone....But you can still go there today and walk it! Where are we?

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Re: HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY, CONRAIL! - By NEFAN on 04/03/16 at 11:59:33 - 'aa_Conrail_873x571.jpg' 75 KB
Conrail - UGH, lost one of my favorite RR's that day (EL). I did grow to enjoy Conrail later on. That first summer the amount of freight trains on the Bergen County line doubled from what the EL was running.  
 
Here is the first CR unit I ever saw at Waldwick NJ the summer of 1976.

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HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY, CONRAIL! - By Raritan Clunker on 04/01/16 at 16:08:06 - 'pictures_301_cr1666a.jpg' 169 KB
I can't believe that nobody made mention of this today!  
 
I always that that April Fools Day was an appropriate birthday for Conrail, the railroad that took an bunch of broken railroads and made a mess of the mess before it grew up to be a beautiful swan, LOL!
 
Growing up in the 70's and 80's, I hated Conrail for ripping things up and making my favorite railroads go away (no matter that I was only 5 when CR came into existence and never really "knew" the "Magnificent 7"), but now I have become wistful of Conrail, and miss the fact that I didn't pay ENOUGH attention.  
 
GP-15-1's were the first power I ever remember seeing, and my first trip to Horseshoe Curve will never be forgotten.
 
I invite the rest of you will chime in with your cherished Conrail memories.


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Re: Conrail Guess The Location - By Raritan Clunker on 03/30/16 at 15:56:30 - 'CR_1.jpg' 95 KB
Back when Conrail was colorful......
 
This Ohio city is known for sports -The National Marble Tournament, Professional Bowlers Association, and Women's Professional Mud Wrestling were located here at one time or another, along with hosting the All-American Soapbox Derby, and the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
 
But be careful, you also don't want to fall out of your balloon, but if you land right, you'll just bounce off the ground.

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Re: Conrail Guess The Location - By J. W. Booth on 02/19/16 at 14:59:05 - 'CR_Houser_Coll_Bethlehem_PA_1976.jpg' 210 KB
Indeed it is sir, indeed it is...............C. Houser Jr. collection circa 1978

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Re: Conrail Guess The Location - By J. W. Booth on 02/18/16 at 15:47:52 - 'CR-2.jpg' 87 KB
You go this way! No, you go that way! "Uh-oh, better get MAACO!"

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Re: Conrail Guess The Location - By firstbelt on 02/01/16 at 20:11:34 - '4684_CR_05-29-1978.jpg' 153 KB
on Jan 31st, 2016, 1:38pm, Charlie Ricker wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Washington Hill?

 
Washington Hill it is.  I believe Conrail eventually eliminated helpers on the B&A.  It was the stomping grounds of GE diesels, too.  These shots were taken on the way home from a visit to Boston.  Washington MA is roughly 126 miles from Boston.

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Re: Conrail Guess The Location - By firstbelt on 01/28/16 at 21:22:32 - '4682a_CR_05-29-1978.jpg' 178 KB
Here's another one, if no one objects.  Conrail SD40 6308 on a pusher siding in 1978.  Engine is now roaming the country as HLCX 6066.  Only clue in the picture is mile post 126, but pushers are generally used in hilly or mountainous terrain.

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Re: Conrail Guess The Location - By firstbelt on 01/26/16 at 21:36:48 - '4164a_CR_07-28-1977.jpg' 138 KB
Here's another photo near the southern edge of the Conrail system.  Those are tracks used by a couple other class ones to the left of photo, and a station turned into city offices.

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Re: Conrail Guess The Location - By The Raritan Commuter on 01/22/16 at 11:04:25 - 'CR_Sayre_1986_Scot_Lawrence.jpg' 114 KB
Correct you both are, guys, it wasn't a hard one....Photo credit goes out to our own Scot Lawrence, circa 1986

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Re: Conrail Guess The Location - By The Raritan Commuter on 01/21/16 at 14:11:57 - 'CR.jpg' 108 KB
Same state, different area, different ex-railroad

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Re: Conrail Guess The Location - By The Raritan Commuter on 01/21/16 at 13:50:17 - 'CR_Mapleton_PA_Extra_127_South_1978_Railpictures.net.jpg' 255 KB
I think you got close enough, Charlie!
 
This is Jacks Narrows in Mapleton PA.....This was taken in 1978 by user name Extra 127 South on railpictures.net.

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Re: Conrail Guess The Location - By Bridge 1A on 01/11/16 at 14:52:46 - 'CR1.jpg' 172 KB
Anyone for a 78' Corvette? Train is eastbound, probably headed for Doremus Ave.

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Re: Conrail Guess The Location - By Bridge 1A on 12/23/15 at 16:24:10 - 'CR_HGLND_a.jpg' 96 KB
Early Conrail GTL

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Re: Conrail Guess The Location - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 12/15/15 at 12:19:17 - 'CR_1a.jpg' 79 KB
Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's a Baby Tunnel Motor! GTL!

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Re: Conrail Guess The Location - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 12/09/15 at 16:26:06 - 'CR_TomHilldr_91a.jpg' 71 KB
How about here?

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Conrail Guess The Location - By H. F. MALONE 3041 on 12/01/15 at 14:05:36 - 'CR1A.jpg' 33 KB
OK, I didn't see one started, so why NOT leave this stone unturned?
 
GTL, people.........

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Re: Some Conrail "No-Mores" - By railfan1979 on 06/16/07 at 02:48:52 - '2007_0615_004.jpg' 210 KB
Unfortunately, this hopper is taking her last ride(note the the pink sticker), But looking at the trucks(journal boxes? what are those? ), you can tell she's done her share of work. Also note the old ACI( KarTrak) barcode on the right. taken june 15, 2007 at akron, ohio

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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By PVMRR76 on 04/28/07 at 12:18:22 - 'MAC7214coolt.jpg' 138 KB
MAC 7214 backs around the curved siding to the Conemaugh Plant gypsum loader. The parabolic cooling towers dominate the scene.

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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By PVMRR76 on 04/28/07 at 12:15:53 - 'MAC7124swtchuff.jpg' 161 KB
The conductor gets in position to throw the switch at Conemaugh Generating Station after 7214, the train and a second MAC on the rear go by.

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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By PVMRR76 on 04/28/07 at 12:13:23 - 'MAC7214apr22-07.jpg' 152 KB
A close up of her Conrail Quality dress. Beats the pants off the NS "horsehead" black!!!!

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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By PVMRR76 on 04/28/07 at 12:11:40 - 'MAC7214sewardplant.jpg' 118 KB
April 22nd and a sighting of the BIGGEST of the "Big Blue". SD-80MAC 7214 working the power plant gypsum train on the Sang Hollow line between Seward and Huff, PA. (I posted other photos of this train in the Norfolk Southern thread in the Mainline board if you want to have a look)
 
Here, our Big Mac has just received clearance to exit the Seward Generating Station siding.

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Wayside Conrail - By lehighrrgreg on 04/19/07 at 22:01:04 - 'RAM.jpg' 120 KB
This topic extends into the Railroad Infrastructure category but I figured that more people with specific knowledge of my question would be browsing this forum.    With that said:
 
 Conrail marked off its dark territory with the classic veritcal blue with white lettering station signs and red and yellow targets.   How were these signs produced?  In- house or contracted..  and it appears the lettering is die-cut and applied with adhesive.  Is this commercially available?   Im  considering making a replica DCS block limit sign with my last name for the front lawn.  
 
Suggestions and responses are appreciated.
 
Greg  

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Re: Favorite Conrail Locomotive - By PVMRR76 on 04/07/07 at 09:35:09 - '6659CPTOMSjan93_copy.jpg' 143 KB
Finally scanned the Tri-X negative of SD45-2 #6659 and two more her kind moving the Dias mine coal train Eastbound at CP TOMS near Blairsville. Shot in January 1993. This was one of the last trains ever from Dias mine on the Black Lick secondary, which is now the 'Ghost Town Trail'.

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Re: C39-8 survivor. - By NSHorseheadSD70 on 03/28/07 at 17:08:21 - 'DSCN0728Maidsville_WV_19_July_2006_Chris_640x480.jpg' 62 KB
Very nice. I got my picture taken in front of the 8203. Here is is.

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Re: Favorite Conrail Locomotive - By silver_champion on 02/08/07 at 08:38:06 - '3-2.jpg' 341 KB
Here is a picture of a Blue E33.

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Re: Favorite Conrail Locomotive - By silver_champion on 10/17/06 at 11:29:10 - '4.jpg' 226 KB
E8's

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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By The_Rat on 12/10/06 at 19:21:24 - 'DSC02879.jpg' 167 KB
11A today on the NS Pittsburgh Line at Cresson
 
SOWEEET!

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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By Charlie_O on 11/11/06 at 17:41:16 - 'CSX_8845.jpg' 222 KB
Last month I found this old CR SD50 (one marker light still working) helping out on eastbound CSX trash train K206, seen here on a gloomy day at Amosland Road grade crossing in Holmes, PA.
-Charlie

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Re: Favorite Conrail Locomotive - By PVMRR76 on 10/28/06 at 11:25:41 - 'CR6628EBpandora_copy.jpg' 215 KB
This is my Second favorite Conrail engine, however this is my FAVORITE Conrail photograph. C36-7 #6628 leads a solid high cube boxcar train under the old iron bridge at Pandora (Loyalhanna) PA on the Pittsburgh Division, October 1996.  
 
P.S. this is post #100!!!

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Re: Early Conrail:::::::: - By PVMRR76 on 10/28/06 at 09:15:30 - 'JD29APR78tv-11_copy.jpg' 138 KB
April 29, 1978 is the date, Conpit Junction is the place. This scene can't be duplicated today for several reasons. Foremost, this shot was taken from a window of JD tower. Second the lead engine is SD-45 #6162. Finally, there are now three less tracks.  
 
Train watching was a lot more fun before Norfolk Southern!!!!

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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By Charlie_O on 10/18/06 at 14:26:58 - 'NS_6750_CR.jpg' 210 KB
'Quality' SD60I (marker lights removed) leads light power east at Port Kennedy PA, on its way to pick up empty stone hoppers at Abrams.  
-Charlie

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Re: Favorite Conrail Locomotive - By chuchubob on 10/17/06 at 11:29:10 - '06_10-15_04.jpg' 155 KB
E8's

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Re: Early Conrail:::::::: - By PVMRR76 on 10/03/06 at 23:34:18 - 'ALCO_2419_BLAIRS1979_copy.jpg' 116 KB
This grainy B&W photo(taken with an ITT Pocketmatic 110!) shows the only Conrail Alco I ever saw in Blairsville, PA. Behind the grey M.O.W. caboose is an EMD SW-1. I heard the C-424 #2419 idling and rode my bike about 1/2 mile to grab the photo. 1980 ish.
=Bill=

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Re: Early Conrail:::::::: - By PVMRR76 on 10/03/06 at 20:16:12 - 'Conemaugh_F40_266_APR25-8_copy.jpg' 109 KB
Here Amtrak F40 # 266 snakes past An EL SD45 at Conemaugh Yard, Johnstown,PA on April 25, 1982.

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Re: Early Conrail:::::::: - By PVMRR76 on 10/03/06 at 20:13:34 - 'CR6657conemaugh7-16-82_copy.jpg' 100 KB
Another shot from July 16,1982 at Conemaugh with freshly painted ex- EL SD4502 #6657. These huge units (6654-6666) were my favorite Conrail units for years.

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Re: Early Conrail:::::::: - By PVMRR76 on 10/03/06 at 20:09:23 - 'EL6069C_Tower_7-16-82_copy.jpg' 99 KB
EL SD45 #6069 rumbles past "C" tower in Conemaugh Yard near Johnstown, PA on July 16, 1982. Among my first photos with a 35mm SLR as teen.

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Re: Surviving Conrail GP30s and GP35s - By Bob on 08/25/06 at 16:02:43 - 'mta_geep.jpg' 148 KB
Metro North #'s 101-106 are classified as GP35Rs.  These are Conrail GP35 Rebuilds.  I'd like to find the corresponding Conrail #'s.  Little help Charlie?
 
man, that GP30 is sweeeeet!

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Re: Favorite Conrail Locomotive - By SSW9389 on 05/13/06 at 18:29:35 - 'HELPERSONTHECURVE.jpg' 208 KB
My favorite would be the SD40-2. Here's a pair at Kittaning Point.  

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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By DannyR on 04/11/06 at 22:31:53 - 'CSX_C40-8W_7301_mod.jpg' 278 KB
CSX C40-8W #7301 idles in the late evening sun at Charlotte, NC

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Re: Red classification lights on Conrail SD60s - By DannyR on 04/05/06 at 22:15:16 - 'CSX_SD60I_8729_mod.jpg' 127 KB
CSX SD60I #8729 (ex-Conrail #5591) is facing away from the setting sun while showing off its red markers on an April evening in Charlotte, NC.

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Re: Collinwood Pic's - By dansapo on 04/01/06 at 23:13:42 - 'GP8_Conrail_Collinwood_March_1994.jpg' 116 KB
gp-8 #5438  Feb 1994

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Collinwood Pic's - By dansapo on 04/01/06 at 23:10:20 - 'Collinwood_Feb_1994.jpg' 95 KB
I took these in 1994. I hope the photo can show with good detail but you'll see some recently retired gp-8's or 10's, a B&O sd-40,SF C30-7's

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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By co_riff on 03/31/06 at 19:40:26 - 'P1010003.jpg' 157 KB
Nitro WV.Ns Secondary 3-28-06   C39-8  still in service. Curtis
 
LINK URL


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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By Chris707 on 03/31/06 at 00:01:55 - 'DSCF0108a.jpg' 193 KB
ex LMS 707 still hanging on in  Blue on 3/29/106 in Coraopolis, PA

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Re: Red classification lights on Conrail SD60s - By NJ Railfan on 03/26/06 at 17:13:12 - 'marker2.jpg' 75 KB
...

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Re: Red classification lights on Conrail SD60s - By NJ Railfan on 03/26/06 at 17:12:32 - 'marker1.jpg' 36 KB
caught this on the river line a few weeks ago, not an SD60, but it works...
 


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i wonder if this will switch to csx or ns - By gilly327 on 03/20/06 at 21:26:30 - '3-20-2006-01_708x472.jpg' 104 KB
?

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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By gilly327 on 03/20/06 at 18:57:39 - '3-20-2006-05_708x472.jpg' 90 KB
and here backing up into frontier yard.   we had also seen a big blue behind a ns loco but couldnt get close enough for a picture

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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By gilly327 on 03/20/06 at 18:24:17 - '3-20-2006-03_708x472.jpg' 92 KB
heading into csx's frontier yard ,buffalo,ny  3/12

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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By Charlie_O on 03/02/06 at 14:04:19 - 'NS_8378_CR.jpg' 141 KB
Great shots Bob, Steve, Danny.
 
Was caught in an unexpected rain shower last Thursday while awaiting an eastbound NS train 38G at Port Kennedy PA.  Of course, she arrived at the climax of the squall.... with a CR Quality leader.
-Charlie

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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By chuchubob on 03/02/06 at 11:31:07 - '062002-27202.jpg' 93 KB
CSAO CA-20, Mount Laurel, NJ; Feb 27, 2006
 
GP38-2 5279 and GP15-1 1427.

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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By DannyR on 03/01/06 at 17:28:51 - 'CSX_GP15_1554_mod.jpg' 208 KB
CSX GP15 #1554 (ex CR #1658 ) idles at Pinoca Yard; Charlotte, NC

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Re: Favorite Conrail Locomotive - By silver_champion on 05/25/05 at 21:27:58 - '1.jpg' 169 KB
Here is a shot taken near Mingo Jct in Ohio.
Gotta LOVE those Alcos!  (C430's)

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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By DannyR on 02/08/06 at 22:16:09 - 'NS_SD60M_6769_mod.jpg' 198 KB
SD60M #6769 in the consist of NS 118; Kannapolis,NC.

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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By DannyR on 02/03/06 at 10:45:39 - 'NS_SD60M_6772.jpg' 170 KB
SD60M #6772 climbs the hill at Five Row, NC with NS 173 in tow.

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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By Charlie_O on 01/30/06 at 17:21:07 - 'CSX_4423horiz.jpg' 170 KB
Caught this ex-Con shuttling cars between West Falls and Midvale yards in Philly.  Was surprised to hear him ID himself on the scanner as "CONRAIL 4423" despite the CSXT patch job. I guess old habits die hard.
 
-Charlie

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Re: Surviving Conrail GP30s and GP35s - By ReadingRN on 01/21/06 at 23:06:01 - 'HPIM0880.jpg' 231 KB
I have a picture of former Conrail 3640. This is a picture of it at the RCT&HS shops getting restored.
 
Bryan Eberly

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Re: Dash 8-40CW - By Charlie_O on 01/19/06 at 22:15:46 - 'NS_8366_horsehead.jpg' 282 KB
on Jan 17th, 2006, 11:21pm, towny72 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
going off of nslocos I could only find 24 in NS paint, and 1 in the new horse head paint.

 
 
Well, here's the "one"... oddly it was my first "horsehead" sighting, nearly 3 years ago.

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Re: Dash 8-40CW - By Charlie_O on 01/17/06 at 17:51:33 - 'NS_8466_CR-2.jpg' 230 KB
on Jan 15th, 2006, 11:56pm, towny72 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
756 units produced by GE . Between Conrail and LMS about 300 hundred of these units would be in BLUE!!!!!!!

 
And alot still are...


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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By Charlie_O on 01/13/06 at 16:25:50 - 'CSX_5256.jpg' 120 KB
A recent CSX trash train (K206?) featured an ex-CR unit helping out behind a new GEVO...seem here crossing Columbia Bridge in Philly...
-Charlie

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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By Charlie_O on 01/13/06 at 16:23:32 - 'NS_3406_vert.jpg' 145 KB
3rd in the lash of train 507 was an ex-CR SD40-2 that seemed to have had new trucks installed.  
-Charlie

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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By Charlie_O on 01/13/06 at 16:16:39 - 'NS_8312_CR.jpg' 226 KB
Nice ones, Danny.
 
* * * *
 
Recently caught NS 8312 (C40-9) at the point of a westbound 507 (coal empties).
-Charlie

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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By DannyR on 01/07/06 at 11:09:30 - 'NS_SD60I_6746_mod.jpg' 137 KB
SD60I #6746 leads NS 338 through Kannapolis, NC on a January afternoon.

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Re: Conrail F-units - By glennk419 on 12/12/05 at 13:32:13 - 'rdg900franklinst.jpg' 37 KB
Conrail also received the three surviving RDG FP-7's No's 900, 902 and 903 although these were dedicated to Septa service between Philly and Reading (and as occasional "rail shiners" on the Bethlehem branch). They were eventually transferred to Septa and renumbered 4371 - 4373.  All three retained their as-delivered Reading paint through Conrail until Septa repainted them into its' Circus Train colors. The best news is that all three units survive today, two of which are operational and the third undergoing restoration.  


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Re: Conrail Electric - By glennk419 on 12/12/05 at 13:12:23 - 'Cr4800b.jpg' 78 KB
Another Bicentennial shot....

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Re: Conrail Electric - By glennk419 on 12/12/05 at 13:07:44 - 'Cr4800a.jpg' 62 KB
Dress Blues....not!

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Re: Conrail Electric - By glennk419 on 12/12/05 at 13:04:58 - 'Pc4800.jpg' 41 KB
on Feb 28th, 2005, 6:42pm, LL1060 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Anyone got pics of GG1 #4800 in CR blue or Bicen paint?

 
Some more photos of "Old Rivets" in less than flattering dress.....


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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By DannyR on 11/16/05 at 09:17:59 - 'NS_SD60M_6803_mod.jpg' 133 KB
Nice shots all and great to see that GP30 preserved.
 
 
SD60M #6803 looking at you head on as the point power for NS P61 at Statesville,NC.

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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By Charlie_O on 11/08/05 at 16:53:26 - 'NS_5279_CR.jpg' 215 KB
Third in the same lash was NS 5279 (GP38-2, nee-PC 8073), still wearing her "Quality" scheme.  The middle unit was an increasingly rare C39-8 (I believe also a fire survivor).  Quite a collection of misfits.
-Charlie

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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By Charlie_O on 11/08/05 at 16:47:03 - 'NS_8466_CR.jpg' 231 KB
I really haven't seen too many blue leaders lately, on either CSX or NS.  Was surprised to see this ex-LMS unit lead the 39G west thru Port Kennedy PA last Friday.  I know, she's technically a leaser,  but it was refreshing to see that blue nose poke thru the shadows.
-Charlie

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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By Charlie_O on 09/25/05 at 13:30:13 - 'NS_3038.jpg' 114 KB
Here's one I almost forgot....
NS 3038 (ex-CR 3347) GP40-2 rests at point of a coal drag in need of a re-crew. Port Kennedy... Thurs, Sept 22.

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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By CHESSIEMIKE on 09/10/05 at 07:30:44 - 'CSX_7134_C36-7_exConrail_S.jpg' 115 KB
Not a great shot, but I was surprised to see a C36-7 at Acca Yard still in mostly Conrail paint.  Not real recent, 7/30/05.  Are all 25 on the roster still in service?
CHESSIEMIKE

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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By Charlie_O on 08/29/05 at 20:19:25 - 'CSX_8754_rain.jpg' 114 KB
During a raging downpour, power for CSX trash train K276 gets a re-crew at Philly's Locust Street.  Work continues on the walking-biking-rollerblading trail that parallels the former B&O line.  Re-grading of the riverside park area continues to yield the occasional fragment of the line's B&O heritage.
-Charlie

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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By Miketherailfan on 08/20/05 at 11:03:15 - 'HPIM0809.jpg' 208 KB
NS 3015 trailing local C46 as seen in Pittsburgh's West Park, on June 24th, 2005.

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Re: Which era of Conrail was your favorite? - By John C. Durant on 08/09/05 at 09:09:35 - 'CR_4403.jpg' 157 KB
I like two Conrail era's. The early years up to where Conrail pulled the plug on the electrics and the 1990's before the split..
 
~John C.~

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Re: 45's - By SD90MAC on 07/27/05 at 10:22:34 - 'sdp456696.jpg' 38 KB
And 6696 again....

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Re: 45's - By SD90MAC on 07/27/05 at 10:21:57 - 'sdp456696_2.jpg' 43 KB
VMVX 6696 at the fuel racks in texas....

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Re: 45's - By SD90MAC on 07/27/05 at 10:20:36 - 'sdp456699.jpg' 94 KB
I never was able to see the units in CR service but here are SDP45's on the espee!(VMVX 6699)

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Re: Which era of Conrail was your favorite? - By GP38 on 06/12/05 at 17:26:18 - 'CR_SD40-2_6387_Horseshoe_Curve..jpg' 469 KB
I loved Conrail up until the early 90`s, before that stupid Conrail Quality paint job and all those wide cab diesels also.  It was that time (wide cabs & the Quality paint jobs) that my intrests in NS and CSX grew ten fold.  I still stand by my original post and I will always love Conrail before the dreaded wide cabs. I feel a need to go and watch my Pentrex video. Conrail`s Horseshoe Curve. 1989 style.  

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Re: Conrail Electric - By Alcofan on 06/01/05 at 19:13:55 - 'CR_4800.jpg' 27 KB
Here is the 4800 in BiCentennial paint.

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Re: Conrail Electric - By Alcofan on 06/01/05 at 19:12:46 - 'CR_4800a.jpg' 23 KB
Here is a shot of CR GG-1 in CR paint.

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Re: Conrail Electric - By Alcofan on 06/01/05 at 17:40:35 - 'CR_4453.jpg' 28 KB
Here is a GE E44m in fresh paint just after GE delivered it. This was upgraded to 5000 horsepower from 4400 hp.
 
I do have a CR GG-1 BiCentennial which I will post as soon as I dig it out.
 
John

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Re: Long In The Tooth - By Charlie_O on 05/19/05 at 18:18:29 - 'CR_survivors.jpg' 114 KB
With nearly 30 years since the inception of Conrail, and 6 years since its demise as a Class One carrier, it continues to amaze me how many pre-CR locos remain in active service, whether on Class One roads, on shortlines, or in commuter service.  All these survivors are indeed getting "long in the tooth," yet soldier on.  
 
So I started looking thru my pix to see if I could find representatives from each of Conrail's major parent roads still at work on America's rails.  Turns out, I can do 5 out of 6, with the exception being the L&HR, whose equipment survives on the Arkansas & Missouri and on the Battenkill RR.  Sadly, I've visited neither of those roads, so have instead included a pic from my childhood fanning days in their place.  
 
Hope you enjoy the Survivors Gallery...
-Charlie


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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By Charlie_O on 05/16/05 at 18:38:10 - 'NS_5262.jpg' 227 KB
Nice shots, Tom.
 
* * *
 
Caught this old CR set leading NS local train H5A past CP River in Philly, headed for Abrams.  Leader still wears its CR Operation Lifesaver paint.
-Charlie

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Re: RS3m "Dewitt Geep" info? - By BC_and_A_railway on 04/26/05 at 20:59:30 - '12032.jpg' 77 KB
Well three went to the MD&DE!
Heres 1203! on there site theres the info on there history etc.
LINK URL


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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By gp80mac on 04/15/05 at 21:23:31 - 'crgp15.jpg' 87 KB
and finally...
 
GP15 1415.
 
That's all I have for now...
 
Tom.
 


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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By gp80mac on 04/15/05 at 21:21:13 - '8441wb.jpg' 125 KB
That's all from the Altoona area.
 
But don't despair...I happened upon a mixed freight with two blues in the consist closer to home in Washington Boro on the Port Road this morning.  
 
Here's 8441.
 
Tom.  
 


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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By gp80mac on 04/15/05 at 21:18:33 - 'prr3349.jpg' 120 KB
That's all from the curve.
 
A quick sidetrip to cresson revealed a blue SD40-2 (3349) mixed in with some black ones, leading a PP&L coal train.
 
Tom.

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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By gp80mac on 04/15/05 at 21:15:10 - 'prr3433.jpg' 185 KB
Closeup of 3433...
 
I still prefer the "non-quality" paint...
 
Tom.

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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By gp80mac on 04/15/05 at 21:13:18 - 'prr3380.jpg' 225 KB
I'm telling you guys...nothing looks better going around the curve than blue  
SD40-2s...
 
Case in point: 3380 and 3433

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Re: Big Blue Sightings II - By gp80mac on 04/15/05 at 21:11:37 - 'prr8450.jpg' 198 KB
Here's 8450 teamed up with primered SD70M 2626.
 
Tom.



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