This gallery of photos taken during the Conrail era (1976 - 1999) is broken down by builder and models.
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Alco had stopped building locomotives by the time Conrail came on the scene, but on April 1 1976 it inherited a number of the company's products. Conrail continued to use these locomotives into the 1980s. This album also includes Conrail's slug units made from Alco products, and the RS3m, Penn Central and Conrail's rebuilt RS3 roadswitchers.
Conrail inherited their electric locomotive fleet from the PC, and continued electric freight operations on their own Port Road Branch and Amtrak's Northeast Corridor until early 1981. Conrail also operated the Niagra Junction Railroad's electric lines in New York from April 1st 1976 to January 1978.
Electro-Motive Diesel supplied a large fleet of locomotives to Conrail and its predacessors. These locomotives ranged from the few SW1 switchers dating from the 1940s to the unique to Conrail SD80MAC.
General Electric (GE) is one of the world's leading conglomerates. Their locomotive building business consisted mainly of industrial units and components for other manufacturers. This changed when they entered the road locomotive business with 1959's U25B. From that time on, GE has supplied locomotives to railroads around the world, and Conrail and its predecessors were no different. CR inherited a fleet of GE's "U-boats", and purchased numerous dash 7 and dash 8 models new.