Posts Tagged ‘east conway’

Conrail H Unit Passes through N.E. Ohio

August 8, 2016




The past several weeks the Conrail heritage unit of Norfolk Southern has been leading trains through Northeast Ohio.

Two weeks ago I caught it going by Berea tower (top photograph). This is a significant location both locally but also for the Conrail system.

Conrail’s route structure was basically an X with the lines crossing at Cleveland and, specifically, at Berea tower.

On Saturday, I caught the Conrail H unit leading again, this time at East Conway (middle and bottom photographs). Conway Yard was an important point on the former Pennsylvania Railroad ever since it opened in 1957. This continued through Penn Central and Conrail and remains so with Norfolk Southern.

Many photos have been taken throughout the years at this iconic spot and I thought this would be a worthy inclusion with those.

Article and Photographs by Todd Dillon

Catching the Monongahela Heritage Locomotive

August 16, 2012

Here are some photographs of the Norfolk Southern 8025, the Monongahela heritage locomotive, that I took on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.

It was leading a very short No. 170 eastbound. We were down in the Conway area to catch and ride the 765 trips, but got word this unit was behind 16E and not in the yard yet.

Even though it was almost 9 a.m. and time for the first 765 run, we decided to gamble. In a moment of perfect timing we saw it drifting down main No. 1 toward Rochester as we rounded a curve on Pennsylvania Route 65.

I managed to nail it just west of CP Rochester, passing under the classic Pennsylvania Railroad signals on the east side of CP Rochester and then at East Conway.

Between the last two photos we bagged a slightly late running 765 blasting east at East Conway.

Article and Photographs by Roger Durfee