On the day of the Akron Railroad Club’s end of the year dinner, I spent the morning in Pittsburgh with my friend Adam.
We were driving down the main drag of New Brighton, Pennsylvania, when I spotted something on the Fort Wayne Line of Norfolk Southern that I wanted to check out.
I had seen a Conrail caboose sitting on a siding attached to a work train. There was no locomotive with the train so it probably was sitting there for the weekend.
What a coincidence that on the day that I would be attending a program that evening about Conrail I would see a piece of Conrail.
It has been 17 years since Big Blue became a fallen flag, but traces of it still abound.