Posts Tagged ‘Penn Central caboose’

Not What it Appears to Be

March 12, 2020

It may look like a Penn Central caboose but when this photograph was made this car was on the roster of Conrail.

Conrail No. 24546 is shown in Akron in July 1976. Note the Pennsylvania Railroad boxcar ahead of it.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

A Decade Apart in Alliance

January 20, 2020

Alliance has been a railroad hot spot for decades, first as a major junction on the Pennsylvania Railroad and later for Penn Central and Conrail. Now Norfolk Southern is the only game in town.

Here are two images made in Alliance more than a decade apart.

In the top photograph, PC GP 9s 7078 and 7344  sit in the yard in September 1972. No. 7078 was built for the Pennsy while No. 7344 is of New York Central heritage.

In the bottom photograph, Conrail GP15-1 No. 1658 leads a train at Alliance on Jan. 21, 1984.

Photographs by Robert Farkas