Posts Tagged ‘Conrail intermodal trains’

Passing Crest Tower

September 3, 2022

Crest Tower had long since closed and Conrail was in its final year of independent operation when this image was made in Crestline on Aug. 15, 1999. The train, which is probably TV 6, is operating on the Indianapolis Line headed toward Cleveland. Today CSX operates this route and has renamed it the Mt. Victory Subdivision.

Photograph by Craig Sanders

The View From Berea Tower

August 28, 2022

A westbound Conrail stack train rumbles through Berea in a view made from Berea Tower. I had permission to be on the property to gather information for an article for Trains magazine. The date is Oct. 8, 1994.

Photograph by Craig Sanders

The Classic Alliance View

June 10, 2022

Conrail C40-8W No. 6069 leads an eastbound intermodal train through Alliance in the fall of 1998. The train is on the connection from the Cleveland Line to the Fort Wayne Line and this is the classic Alliance view of an eastbound taking this well-traveled path. Today these tracks are owned by Norfolk Southern and the major of eastbounds coming into town on the Cleveland Line use this same connection.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Passing at the Amtrak Station in Alliance

June 1, 2022

The photographer is standing on the Amtrak boarding platform in Alliance to capture Conrail SD60M No. 5548 leading an eastbound in Alliance on Oct. 19, 1996. On the other track is a westbound intermodal train. Both trains are on the Fort Wayne Line.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Another Alliance Conrail Memory

April 6, 2022

Conrail B36-7 No. 5052 is eastbound in Alliance in early 1989. The intermodal train is on the Fort Wayne Line and is crossing the Cleveland Line that continues beyond Alliance south to Bayard.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Running Along the Tuscarawas in Massillon

March 30, 2022

Conrail B36-7 No. 5059 is eastbound in Massillon with an intermodal train on July 28, 1988, on the Fort Wayne Line. To the right is the Tuscarawas River.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Another Conrail Train in Alliance

November 23, 2020

Conrail GP40-2 No. 3400 is on the point of an eastbound intermodal train near Alliance on June 12, 1980. The unit despite its road dirt is still new having been built four months earlier. It would later go to join the Norfolk Southern motive power roster with roster number 3068.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Railroading as It Once Was: Legit Tagging

December 28, 2016


Here is some legit tagging from May 1978. In 1975 Clipper Express let the West Town Community Youth Art Center of Chicago paint one of its TOFC trailers. There were several other Clipper Express trailers painted with various themes, too. This unit was on Conrail TV 98 eastbound on the former Erie Lackawanna in Akron.

Photograph by Roger Durfee