Conrail, short for Consolidated Rail Corporation, was formed on April 1, 1976, from the remnants of several bankrupt railroads in the Northeastern US. I didn’t start serious photography until mid-1976, so I never got pictures of any of Conrail’s predecessors. Conrail itself is now a “fallen flag” having been divided up between CSXT and Norfolk Southern in 1999.
For the first several years, Conrail continued to run electric locomotives using an aging fleet of GG-1’s, E-33’s and E-44’s. Electrics were always my favorite and I wish I had been around earlier to catch more of them.
One of the most famous railroad landmarks in the world, Horseshoe Curve is well worth the trip. Access is much more restricted now than it used to be, but it still a great show.
Some miscellaneous shots around the Conrail system.