One of our biggest accomplishments has been the acquisition and preservation of the Conrail N7E caboose number 21165. Our caboose was graciously donated to the CRHS and is currently undergoing restoration while still being used in revenue service at the Middletown and Hummelstown Railroad near Hershey, PA.
Our most recent acquisition is Conrail F41 flatcar #715788. This versatile car carried numerous open loads across the Conrail system. It will be undergoing restoration while in use on the Middletown and Hummelstown Railroad in Middletown, PA.
Camp Car 62610
Our camp car was a bunk car which once housed track crews as they repaired and replaced track across the Conrail system. With the help of Norfolk Southern we were able to save this unique piece of Conrail history. It will be undergoing restoration at Topton, PA.
Preservation of a MP242.7 Signal Head
Change on the Pittsburgh Line is a constant. With some generous help, the CRHS has preserved a signal head from the MP 242.7 signal bridge. This signal bridge sat just west of the world famous Horseshoe Curve, and was a fixture of the line from the early 20th century through the fall of 2009.
The Preservation of the Berea Ohio Signals
The Preservation of the Pier 122 Sign
When the Philadelphia Port Authority began tearing down the Pier 122 Ore Pier, the CRHS swept into action and preserved the large sign that announced the pier's ownership to the world. This sign is now part of our collection, and is preserved for posterity.
Preserving The Lucknow Rail Mill
The Lucknow Welding, Cropping and Dismantling Rail Mill has been a Harrisburg landmark. This plant assembled lengths of continuously welded rail that critical to Conrail's success. The CRHS has worked in conjunction with Norfolk Southern to preserve significant artifacts from the facility.