A collection of scenic shots of Conrail action from April 1st, 1976 through the final split day. These photos are arranged by their photographer and general subject. They capture Conrail at work moving freight (and occasionally passengers) and contain photos from all across the system.
Carl has shot a large variety of Conrail photos over the years, and we've broken them down into a few albums for your viewing pleasure.
Lee Weldon was present on what turned out to be CR's last day running along Boston St. in Baltimore. Luckilly he was out on his lunch break with his Pentax and snapped these photographs that we can enjoy today.
A Lansdale, PA native, Dick Bregler is a retired USMC Gunnery Sargeant who made several trips into the heart of Conrail country over the years. He has been gracious enough to submit his entire collection of Conrail images for us to publish for your viewing pleasure.
Don Kalkman III has been shooting railfan photographs for a long time. Like all of his work, his Conrail images are of top quality. We currently have a selection of his work from the mid 90s, but hope to grow it as he makes more available.
Doug Davidson, who lives in Evanston, ILÂ captured Conrail in action all around Chicago and Northwest Indiana from '76 til the merger in '99, including rare shots on the ex PRR Pan Handle mainline that ran thru the South Chicago suburbs, the ex PRR Pittsburgh to Chicago mainline, and the ex NYC main that later became the Chicago line during Conrail's early years.Â The many goodies that Doug captured on film include the bottle train(hot steel moved in specially equipped cars), the few years that Conrail operated the Valpo "Dummy" commuter service, and local service all over the Chicago area in general.Â While Doug is not a member, he was very gracious in allowing his photos to be posted to our website, so take a look inside at some great Conrail action, Chicagoland style.
Glenn Fresch is an avid rail photographer who's day job is running trains on NJT in North Jersey. He spent a lot of time photographing Conrail in it's later, glory years, and his collection can be viewed here.
J. Osciak grew up in Southeastern PA and spent a lot of time shooting the eastern portion of Conrail's system during the life of the railroad.
Bruce Kerr has been been a Conrail fan since before there was a Conrail. He's had the great ability to see the way it works from the inside, and here brings us selections from his great collection of photos, many that only a pro could get.
Learn more about Bruce on his Member Spotlight page.
Jim grew up in Chicago and spent his youth playing sandlot baseball and watching Hiawatha's from left field. In the 1960s he rode behind CB&Q 4960 and 5632 on fan trips with his father. He moved to the east coast in the mid 70s and his interest in railroading was rekindled by the Chessie Steam Specials. He's been photographing railroads ever since.Â
Joe Osciak has been actively shooting in the Mid-Atlantic states for many years, and we are happy to present a collection of his fine Conrail photographs
This album will feature the photography of Terry Nardella, employee of the Juniata Shops in Altoona, PA.