Conrail Gallery


Photographer: Terry Nardella (collection of Steve Ondik/CRHS)
Location: Altoona, PA
Date: January 19, 1996
Description: Conrail's first two SD80MACs are seen inside the Juniata Paintshop.


Photographer: Terry Nardella (collection of Steve Ondik/CRHS)
Location: Altoona, PA
Date: January 30, 1996
Description: Another SD80MAC is seen outside the paintshop.


Photographer: James Falcsik
Location: Greensburg, PA
Date: February 1996
Description: Class unit 4100 is eastbound as the sole power on this stack train. There are no helpers at the rear either. The grade here is about 1%.


Photographer: Brad Curcio
Location: Conway, PA
Date: April 1996
Description: As CR looked for the best utilization for the 80's, one of the tests was a "double" coal train from Southwest PA to Baltimore (via Philly). It was the longest and heaviest train Conrail ever put over the mountain. It was a two 80's-90 cars-two 80's-90 cars set up. Because of the siding length limitation they broke the train in two equal parts in Philly. From the Bailey mine to Philly it was one huge 24,000 ton DPU test train. Here, the 80MAC's are prepared for the test train the day before.


Photographer: Brad Curcio
Location: Bailey Mine, PA
Date: April 1996
Description: Brad says the train was loaded and ready to go when they arrived by car from Conway. He rode the DPU units mid-train and boy was the crew impressed. (They had a road foreman and engineer as a backup in case the DPU failed) They walked right up the grade from 0 mph with the lead units in throttle 8 and the DPU in throttle 6.


Photographer: Brad Curcio
Location: Bailey Mine, PA
Date: April 1996
Description: A nice shot of the DPU power at the mine. Pulling out of the mine was impressive. The crew was not sure they would get all 24,000 tons moving starting on the steepest part of the grade. After some sanding of the wheels we were rolling.


Photographer: Brad Curcio
Location: Waynesburg, PA
Date: April 1996
Description: Here the DPU set passes an empty train headed for the mine on their way into Waynesburg.


Photographer: Brad Curcio
Location: Conemaugh, PA
Date: April 1996
Description: DPUs pass 4109 on a westbound manifest in Conemaugh.


Photographer: James Falcsik
Location: Greensburg, PA
Date: April 1996
Description: There were five SD80MACs on the SWP interchange at CP-Rade today. They are destined for Altoona and the Juniata Paint Shop for their first coat of blue paint. The two in this photo are 4121 and 4122.


Photographer: James Falcsik
Location: Wall, PA
Date: August 1996
Description: A pair of 80MACs is at Wall near the Spring Hill Bridge at the entrance to Pitcairn Yard.


Photographer: Jeff Lubchansky
Location: Boston, MA
Date: September 1996
Description: From the rear of these units, you get a good idea of how long they are. At 80' 2", they are the longest modern diesels around and share the same frame as the SD90MAC.


Photographer: James Falcsik
Location: Greensburg, PA
Date: July 1996
Description: CR 4118 leads a lite power move near CP-Rade.


Photographer: Jeff Lubchansky
Location: Altoona, PA
Date: October 1997
Description: A few months after being purchased by CR from EMD, former EMD demo 8001 is on display at Altoona Railfest 1997.


Photographer: Jeff Lubchansky
Location: Little Ferry, NJ
Date: November 1997
Description: CR 4102 and sister lead a truck train in New Jersey.


Photographer: Kermit Geary Jr.
Location: Martins Creek, PA
Date: January 4, 1998
Description: CR 4104 is leading a UPS-300 along Martins Creek in Martins Creek, PA off the Rt 611 bridge.


Photographer: Mark Wurst
Location: Bound Brook, NJ
Date: October 1998
Description: An eastbound Conrail train rolls through Bound Brook, NJ with a pair of SD80MACs.


Photographer: Roger Durfee
Location: Cresson, PA
Date: October 31, 1998
Description: A pair of 80MACs is leading ALPI-1F westbound through CP-MO less than two months before MO tower was demolished.


Photographer: Chris Howe
Location: Bryan, OH
Date: March 1999
Description: SD80MAC 4129 leads PIEL's manifest train including an unknown non-blue unit.


Photographer: Roger Durfee
Location: Altoona, PA
Date: March 17, 1999
Description: CR 4113 and 4133 head XSM-33E west at the brickyard crossing in Altoona.


Photographer: Chris Howe
Location: Union City, OH
Date: May 27, 1999
Description: Manifest STIN is lead by a pair of MACs including CR 4100.


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