Conrail Passenger Service - Page 9

For a few years after its creation, Conrail still provided commuter passenger service in a number of cities.

This excellent site has some more information about Conrail's short lived passenger operations.

NJDOT contracted Conrail to operate NJ commuter lines from Conrail’s formation in April 1976 until 1979, when the Public Transportation Act created NJ Transit. Passenger service continued under contract by NJ Transit with Conrail from 1979 until the end of 1982.  On January 1, 1983 NJ Transit assumed passenger operations from Conrail.

NJ diesel-powered passenger service was provided by former EL U34CH's, CNJ GP-40P's, PC E-7A and E-8A's, and PRSL and CNJ Budd Company RDC's.  Electric-powered service was provided by former PC GG-1's and Silverliners (St. Louis Car Company Arrow I and GE Arrow-II's and III's), and EL MU's (Pullman GE).

Septa contracted Conrail to operate regional Philadelphia passenger service until the early 1980's.

Diesel-powered passenger service was provided by former RDG FP-7A's and Budd Company RDC's.  Electric-powered service was provided by former RDG MU's (Harlan & Hollingsworth MU's built 1931) and Silverliners (Budd Company II's and GE, Avco IV's), as well as former PC MP-54's and Silverliners (Budd Company II, St. Louis Car Company III's, and GE, Avco IV's).

North of NJ, Conrail operated NYC commuter lines using diesel and electric-powered ex-NH FL-9's and Budd Company RDC's.

NJT 4334 South Amboy, NJ 7-10-1981

One of two E-8As painted in white NJ Transit colors at the South Amboy shops in July, 1981. Former SR 6913 was rebuilt by ICG in 1979, and acquired by NJT in 1980. Following decades of service for the Southern Railway, CR-operated 4334 over the NY&LB until retirement later in 1982.

NTSB 210 South Amboy, NJ 8-17-1979

To supplement CR-contracted ex-PC E-units, NJ Transit leased NTSB E-8A 210 (ex-Amtrak 210, nee-B&O 1463) until May, 1981. The E-unit receives service alongside repainted ex-PC E-8A's at the South Amboy engine facility in August, 1979.

PC Chestnut Hill timetable transition to ConRail 04-25-1976

Following Septa's Philadelphia commuter operations transition from PC-contracted operations to ConRail in April, 1976, the "Chestnut Hill to Philadelphia" timetable was revised for April 25, 1976 to replace "Penn Central" and the PC logo with the new "ConRail" logo, with lines above and below, and the "SEPTA" name below.

In addition, a color change from the PC dark blue to black lettering to the new CR blue was seen.

Unlike the RDG Division commuter timetables that did not show the transition to ConRail until May, 1976, the PC to ConRail revision was released the end of April.

 

PC Chestnut Hill timetable transition to CONRAIL 10-31-1976

The initial CR April 25, 1976 "Chestnut Hill to Philadelphia" timetable showed the new "ConRail" logo, with lines above and below.

A second revision of the timetable in October 31, 1976 shows the familiar "CONRAIL" and wheels on rails logo alongside.

In addition, "SEPTA" has been removed from below the "ConRail" logo, and added as "SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY" at the bottom of the timetable.

PC Chestnut Hill timetable transition to CONRAIL 4-30-1978

The October 31, 1976 Chestnut Hill to Philadelphia timetable showed the change from the initial "ConRail" logo to the familiar "CONRAIL" with wheels on rails logo.

An April 30, 1978 version of the table shows the same "CONRAIL" with wheels on rails logo, but also includes the new SEPTA logo alongside. 

Also, Chestnut Hill station was listed as "Chestnut Hill West" to reflect Septa's renaming of the the ex-PRR Chestnut Hill station on April 1, 1977.  Finally, a color change was made from dark blue to black to a lighter blue.

PC Chestnut Hill timetable transition to SEPTA 10-29-1978

The April 30, 1978 Chestnut Hill West to Philadelphia timetable showed the familiar "CONRAIL" with wheels on rails logo.

A heavily revised October 29, 1978 version of the table shows the CONRAIL logo removed, replaced by "Operated by Conrail under contract with Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority" at the bottom of the table.

The blue colors are replaced with orange, and Septa's stylized version of commuter power has been added.

PC Commuter Ticket transition to CR April, 1976 to October, 1976

When the Penn Central transitioned to Conrail-contracted commuter operations in April, 1976, the top of the ticket receipts changed from the PC logo to the "ConRail" logo, with lines above and below, as also seen on the RDG division ticket receipts.

The wheels on rails "CONRAIL" logo appeared on the ticket receipts soon after.

With no dates selected on these ticket receipts, a true date in 1976 for the transition from "ConRail" to "CONRAIL" is unknown.

PC Elwyn Media timetable transition to ConRail 04-25-1976

Following Septa's Philadelphia commuter operations transition from PC-contracted operations to ConRail in April, 1976, the "Elwyn Media to Philadelphia" timetable was revised for April 25, 1976 to replace "Penn Central" and the PC logo with the new "ConRail" logo, with lines above and below, and move the "SEPTA" name below.

An interesting note is the addition of the "Extra Bicentennial Service," with Saturday scheduling, for Sunday July 4, Monday July 5, and Sunday August 8.

Unlike the RDG Division commuter timetables that did not show the transition to ConRail until May, 1976, the PC to ConRail revision was released the end of April.

 

PC Elwyn Media timetable transition to CONRAIL 10-31-1976

The "Elwyn Media to Philadelphia" April 25, 1976 timetable shows the new "ConRail" logo, with lines above and below.

A second revision of the timetable in October 31, 1976 shows the familiar "CONRAIL" and wheels on rails logo alongside.

In addition, "SEPTA" has been removed from below the "ConRail" logo to alongside the "CONRAIL" logo. 

Finally, there was a second version of the October 31, 1976 timetable that did not include the "SEPTA" name alongside the "CONRAIL" logo, but included "SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY" at the bottom.

PC Elwyn Media timetable transition to CONRAIL 10-31-1976 (2)

Following the initial PC to  "ConRail" revision of the "Elwyn Media to Philadelphia" timetable in April 25, 1976, there were two versions released in October 31, 1976.

The first version showed "CONRAIL" with the wheels on rails logo below and the "SEPTA" name alongside.

The second version showed "CONRAIL" with the wheels on rails logo alongside, but no "SEPTA" name. Instead, "SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY" was added at the bottom.

PC Harrisburg timetable transition to ConRail 4-25-1976

Following Septa's Philadelphia commuter operations transition from PC-contracted operations to ConRail in April, 1976, the "Harrisburg to Philadelphia" timetable was revised for April 25, 1976 to replace "Penn Central" and the PC logo with the new "ConRail" logo, with lines above and below, and move the "SEPTA" name below.

In addition, the PC dark blue to black lettering was changed to the new CR blue. However, the pictured Silverliner III's PC herald remained unchanged. 

Unlike the RDG Division commuter timetables that did not show the transition to ConRail until May, 1976, the PC to ConRail revision was released the end of April.

PC Levittown timetable transition to ConRail 04-25-1976

Following Septa's Philadelphia commuter operations transition from PC-contracted operations to ConRail in April, 1976, the "Levittown to Philadelphia" timetable was revised for April 25, 1976 to replace "Penn Central" and the PC logo with the new "ConRail" logo, with lines above and below.

In addition, the PC blue to black dark lettering was changed to the new CR blue. However, the pictured Silverliner III's PC herald remained unchanged.

Unlike the RDG Division commuter timetables that did not show the transition to ConRail until May, 1976, the PC to ConRail revision was released by the end of April.

PC Levittown timetable transition to CONRAIL 10-31-1976

The Levittown to Philadelphia April 25, 1976 timetable shows the new "ConRail" logo, with lines above and below.

A second revision of the timetable in October 31, 1976 shows the familiar "CONRAIL" and wheels on rails logo alongside.

In addition, "Trenton" has been added to the list of stations.

PC Manayunk timetable transition to ConRail 04-25-1976

Following Septa's Philadelphia commuter operations transition from PC-contracted operations to ConRail in April, 1976, the "Manayunk to Philadelphia" timetable was revised for April 25, 1976 to replace "Penn Central" and the PC logo with the new "ConRail" logo, with lines above and below, and move the "SEPTA" name below..

In addition, the PC blue to black dark lettering was changed to the new CR blue. However, the pictured Silverliner III's PC herald remained unchanged.

Unlike the RDG Division commuter timetables that did not show the transition to ConRail until May, 1976, the PC to ConRail revision was released by the end of April.

PC Manayunk timetable transition to CONRAIL 10-31-1976

The "Manayunk to Philadelphia" April 25, 1976 timetable shows the new "ConRail" logo, with lines above and below.

A second revision of the timetable in October 31, 1976 shows the familiar "CONRAIL" and wheels on rails logo alongside and underneath. Also, "30th ST. STATION & PENN CENTER" was added under "PHILADELPHIA."

In addition, "SEPTA" has been removed from below the "ConRail" logo to alongside the "CONRAIL" logo.

PC Manayunk timetable transition to CONRAIL 10-31-1976 (2)

Following the initial PC to "ConRail" revision of the "Manayunk to Philadelphia" timetable in April 25, 1976, there were two versions released in October 31, 1976.

The first version showed "CONRAIL" with the wheels on rails logo below and the "SEPTA" name alongside.

The second version showed "CONRAIL" with the wheels on rails logo alongside, but no "SEPTA" name. Instead, "SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY" was added at the bottom.

PC Paoli Bryn Mawr timetable transition to ConRail 04-25-1976

Following Septa's Philadelphia commuter operations transition from PC-contracted operations to ConRail in April, 1976, the "Paoli Bryn Mawr to Philadelphia" timetable was revised for April 25, 1976 to replace "Penn Central" and the PC logo with the new "ConRail" logo, with lines above and below, and move the "SEPTA" name below.

In addition, a color change from the PC dark blue to black lettering to the new CR blue was seen.

A final interesting note is the addition of the "Extra Bicentennial Service," with Saturday scheduling, for Sunday July 4, Monday July 5, and Sunday August 8.

Unlike the RDG Division commuter timetables that did not show the transition to ConRail until May, 1976, the PC to ConRail revision was released the end of April.

PC Paoli Bryn Mawr timetable transition to CONRAIL 10-31-1976

The Paoli Bryn Mawr to Philadelphia April 25, 1976 timetable shows the new "ConRail" logo, with lines above and below.

A second revision of the timetable in October 31, 1976 shows the familiar "CONRAIL" and wheels on rails logo alongside.

In addition, "SEPTA" has been removed from below the "ConRail" logo and spelled out as "SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY" at the bottom of the table.

Also, the "DO NOT CROSS RAILROAD TRACKS" warning was added at the bottom.

PC Paoli Bryn Mawr timetable transition to CONRAIL 10-31-1976 (2)

Following the initial PC to "ConRail" revision of the "Paoli Bryn Mawr to Philadelphia" timetable in April 25, 1976, there were two versions released in October 31, 1976.

The first version showed "CONRAIL" with the wheels on rails logo below and the "SEPTA" name alongside.

The second version showed "CONRAIL" with the wheels on rails logo alongside, but no "SEPTA" name. Instead, "SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY" was added at the bottom. The safety notification "DO NOT CROSS RAILROAD TRACKS" was also added.

PC West Chester timetable transition to ConRail 04-25-1976

Following Septa's Philadelphia commuter operations transition from PC-contracted operations to ConRail in April, 1976, the "West Chester to Philadelphia" timetable was revised for April 25, 1976 to replace "Penn Central" and the PC logo with the new "ConRail" logo, with lines above and below, and move the "SEPTA" name below.

In addition, a color change from the PC dark blue to black lettering to the new CR blue was seen.

A final interesting note is the addition of the "Extra Bicentennial Service," with Saturday scheduling, for Sunday July 4, Monday July 5, and Sunday August 8.

Unlike the RDG Division commuter timetables that did not show the transition to ConRail until May, 1976, the PC to ConRail revision was released the end of April.

PC West Chester timetable transition to CONRAIL 10-31-1976

The "West Chester to Philadelphia" April 25, 1976 timetable shows the new "ConRail" logo, with lines above and below.

A second revision of the timetable in October 31, 1976 shows the familiar "CONRAIL" and wheels on rails logo alongside.

In addition, "SEPTA" has been removed from below the "ConRail" logo, and added as "SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY" at the bottom of the timetable.

PC West Chester timetable transition to CONRAIL 10-31-1976 (2)

Following the initial PC to "ConRail" revision of the "West Chester to Philadelphia" timetable in April 25, 1976, there were two versions released in October 31, 1976.

The first version showed "CONRAIL" with the wheels on rails logo below and the "SEPTA" name alongside.

The second version showed "CONRAIL" with the wheels on rails logo alongside, but no "SEPTA" name. Instead, "SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY" was added at the bottom.

PC Wilmington Chester timetable transition to ConRail 04-25-1976

Following Septa's Philadelphia commuter operations transition from PC-contracted operations to ConRail in April, 1976, the "Wilmington Chester to Philadelphia" timetable was revised for April 25, 1976 to replace "Penn Central" and the PC logo with the new "ConRail" logo, with lines above and below.

A final interesting note is the addition of the "Extra Bicentennial Service," with Saturday scheduling, for Sunday July 4, Monday July 5, and Sunday August 8.

Unlike the RDG Division commuter timetables that did not show the transition to ConRail until May, 1976, the PC to ConRail revision was released the end of April.

PC Wilmington timetable transition to CONRAIL 10-31-1976

The Wilmington Chester to Philadelphia April 25, 1976 timetable shows the new "ConRail" logo, with lines above and below.

A second revision of the timetable in October 31, 1976 shows the familiar "CONRAIL" and wheels on rails logo alongside.

In addition, "SEPTA" has been removed from below the "ConRail" logo, and added as "SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY" at the bottom of the timetable.

PC Wilmington timetable transition to CONRAIL 10-31-1976

Following the initial PC to "ConRail" revision of the "Wilmington to Philadelphia" timetable in April 25, 1976, there were two versions released in October 31, 1976.

The first version showed "CONRAIL" with the wheels on rails logo below and the "SEPTA" name alongside.

The second version showed "CONRAIL" with the wheels on rails logo alongside, but no "SEPTA" name. Instead, "SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY" was added at the bottom.

PRR P-70 Coach Philadelphia, PA 11-20-1976

PRR P-70 coach at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia in November, 1976.

RDG Commuter Ticket transition to CR April, 1976 to October, 1976

When the Reading Division of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) transitioned to Conrail-contracted operations in April, 1976, the top of the ticket receipts changed from the Reading Lines diamond to "Consolidated Rail Corporation."

The initial "ConRail" logo with lines above and below, as seen on RDG division timetables from May 1 through October 31, 1976, was not used.

The wheels on rails "CONRAIL" logo in CR blue appeared on the ticket receipts soon after.  As dates were not reflected on the RDG division commuter ticket receipts, a true date in 1976 for the transition to CR blue is unknown.

RDG Division Bethlehem Quakertown timetable (Ver 1) transition from RDG to ConRail 5-23-1976

Following Septa's Reading Division transition to Conrail-contracted commuter operations in April, 1976, the "Bethlehem-Quakertown to Philadelphia" timetable was revised for May 23, 1976 to show the Reading Lines diamond replaced with the new "ConRail" logo, with lines above and below.

ConRail's May 23, 1976 version 1 timetable was printed in light blue color rather than in both dark and light blue colors as seen on the previous September 7, 1975 Reading Lines timetable.

The final changes showed "Reading Division" added alongside the logo, and the ConRail logo added to the pictured MU.

RDG Division Bethlehem Quakertown timetable (Ver 2-4) transition from ConRail to CONRAIL 10-31-1976

Septa's Reading Division revised the "Bethlehem-Quakertown to Philadelphia" May 23, 1976 timetable in June 26, 1976.

The June 26, 1976 version 2 again showed the original "ConRail" logo, with lines above and below.

An additional version 3 revision was made in September 7, 1976 showing the wheels on track logo with "CONRAIL" alongside. A version 4 revision was made in October 31, 1976 without change from the September timetable.

RDG Division Bethlehem Quakertown timetable transition to CONRAIL under contract 10-29-1978

Following the initial Septa's Reading Division transition to Conrail-contracted commuter operations in April, 1976, four versions of the "Bethlehem-Quakertown to Philadelphia" timetable were printed for the dates 5-23-1976, 6-26-1976, 9-7-1976, and 10-31-1976.

Versions 1 and 2 showed the Reading Lines diamond replaced with the new "ConRail" logo, with lines above and below, and "Reading Division" added alongside the logo. Versions 3 and 4 showed the "ConRail" logo replaced with the familiar wheels on track logo with "CONRAIL" alongside.

A heavily revised October 29, 1978 version of the table shows the CONRAIL logo removed, and "Operated by Conrail under contract with Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority" added at the bottom. The blue Bethlehem colors were changed to green, and Septa's stylized version of commuter power was added.

The cartoon appears to represent a combination of an MU and a cab unit which seemed to fit the Reading Division that operated Silverliners and FP7's. However, Septa also included this cartoon on ex-PC Philadelphia commuter line timetables that only operated MU's.

RDG Division Chestnut Hill timetable transition to ConRail 05-23-1976

When the Reading Division of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) transitioned to Conrail-contracted operations in April, 1976, the bottom of the white cardstock "to Philadelphia from Chestnut Hill" May, 23, 1976 timetable showed the Reading Lines diamond removed and the initial "ConRail" logo, with lines above and below, added. 

In addition to the logo change, "Reading Division" was added alongside the logo.

Due to the transitional dates of commuter timetables, the May 23 timetable appeared to be the first change since the February issue.

Conrail was now reflected as the new operator of the commuter line that ran RDG MU's, RDC's, and FP7A's.

The white cardstock timetables were common for many of the Philadelphia lines running to and from Reading terminal.  All white with blue lettering, they were a simple alternative to the fold-out timetables with their specific colors designating a particular line (i.e. Chestnut Hill yellow, Warminster pink, Newtown orange, Lansdale gray, West Trenton blue, and Norristown green, for example). 

RDG Division Chestnut Hill timetable transition to CONRAIL 09-7-1976

Following the May 23, 1976 white cardstock timetable revision of SEPTA's Reading Division to include the new "ConRail" name in place of the Reading Lines diamond, the June 26, 1976 version maintained the original "ConRail" name.

However, for the September 7, 1976 timetable revision, the Chestnut Hill to Philadelphia timetable showed the well known all caps "CONRAIL," with the familiar wheels on rails logo added.

The white cardstock timetables were common for many of the Philadelphia lines running to and from Reading terminal.  All white with blue lettering, they were a simple alternative to the fold-out timetables with their specific colors designating a particular line (i.e. Chestnut Hill yellow, Warminster pink, Newtown orange, Lansdale gray, West Trenton blue, and Norristown green, for example).

RDG Division Chestnut Hill timetable transition to ConRail 5-23-1976

Following Septa's Reading Division transition to Conrail-contracted operations in April, 1976, the "Chestnut Hill to Philadelphia" timetable for May 23, 1976 was revised to replace the Reading Lines diamond with the new "ConRail" logo, with lines above and below, and add "Reading Division" alongside.

The notification for Reading Company police was changed to ConRail police along with a change from the old style phone numbers that included letters to the new all digit numbers.

As seen on other RDG Division tmetables following the Conrail startup, the May timetable was the first version to show the Conrail transition.

RDG Division Chestnut Hill timetable transition to CONRAIL 9-7-1976

The initial CR May 23, 1976 "Chestnut Hill to Philadelphia" timetable showed the new "ConRail" logo, with lines above and below.

A second revision of the timetable in September 7, 1976 shows the familiar "CONRAIL" and wheels on rails logo alongside.

A third version for October 31, 1976 was unchanged.

RDG Division Conrail Commuter Shutdown Notice March 1977

Conrail notified commuters in March 1977 with this foldout bulletin, prior to the Septa Transit Worker's Union (TWU) strike:

"In the event of... A Septa Transit Shutdown"

Directions are given for both the Philadelphia Division (former PC) and the Reading Division.  Specific directions for riders at the main stations Penn Center (Suburban Station), 30th Street Station and Reading Terminal was also given.

The strike began March 25, 1977 and was settled on May 8, 1977.

RDG Division Conrail Commuter Shutdown Notice March 1977 (2)

Conrail notified commuters in March 1977 with this foldout bulletin (inside page 2), prior to the Septa Transit Worker's Union (TWU) strike.

"In the event of... A Septa Transit Shutdown"

Directions are given for both the Philadelphia Division (former PC) and the Reading Division.  Specific directions for riders at the main stations Penn Center (Suburban Station), 30th Street Station and Reading Terminal was also given.

The strike began March 25, 1977 and was settled on May 8, 1977.

RDG Division Conrail notice for Chestnut Hill to Phila Septa TWU strike adjustments March, 1977

Conrail prepared this Emergency Schedule Adjustments notice for RDG Division Chestnut Hill to Philadelphia commuters, in the event of a Septa Work Stoppage in March, 1977.

The Septa Transit Workers Union strike began March 25, 1977 and was settled on May 8, 1977.

RDG Division Conrail notice for Doylestown to Phila Septa TWU strike adjustments March, 1977

Conrail prepared this Emergency Schedule Adjustments notice for RDG Division Doylestown to Philadelphia commuters, in the event of a Septa Work Stoppage in March, 1977.

The Septa Transit Workers Union strike began March 25, 1977 and was settled on May 8, 1977.

RDG Division Conrail notice for Glenside to Phila Septa TWU strike adjustments March, 1977

Conrail prepared this Emergency Schedule Adjustments notice for RDG Division Glenside to Philadelphia commuters, in the event of a Septa Work Stoppage in March, 1977.

The Septa Transit Workers Union strike began March 25, 1977 and was settled on May 8, 1977.

RDG Division Conrail notice for Lansdale to Phila Septa TWU strike adjustments March, 1977

Conrail prepared this Emergency Schedule Adjustments notice for RDG Division Lansdale to Philadelphia commuters, in the event of a Septa Work Stoppage in March, 1977.

The Septa Transit Workers Union strike began March 25, 1977 and was settled on May 8, 1977.

RDG Division Conrail notice for Norristown to Phila Septa TWU strike adjustments March, 1977

Conrail prepared this Emergency Schedule Adjustments notice for RDG Division Norristown to Philadelphia commuters, in the event of a Septa Work Stoppage in March, 1977.

The Septa Transit Workers Union strike began March 25, 1977 and was settled on May 8, 1977.

RDG Division Conrail notice for Pottsville to Phila Septa TWU strike adjustments March, 1977

Conrail prepared this Emergency Schedule Adjustments notice for RDG Division Pottsville to Philadelphia commuters, in the event of a Septa Work Stoppage in March, 1977.

The Septa Transit Workers Union strike began March 25, 1977 and was settled on May 8, 1977.

RDG Division Conrail notice for Warminster to Phila Septa TWU strike adjustments March, 1977

Conrail prepared this Emergency Schedule Adjustments notice for RDG Division Warminster to Philadelphia commuters, in the event of a Septa Work Stoppage in March, 1977.

The Septa Transit Workers Union strike began March 25, 1977 and was settled on May 8, 1977.

RDG Division Doylestown timetable transition to ConRail 05-23-1976

During Septa's Reading Division transition to Conrail-contracted operations in April, 1976, the "Doylestown to Philadelphia" May 23, 1976 timetable shows the Reading Lines diamond replaced with the new "ConRail" logo, with lines above and below.

In addition, "Reading Division" was added alongside the logo as compared to the September 7, 1975 timetable.

The notification for Reading Company police was changed to ConRail police along with a change from the old style phone numbers that included letters to the new all digit numbers.

As seen on other RDG Division tmetables following the Conrail startup, the May timetables appear to be the first to show the Conrail transition.

RDG Division Doylestown timetable transition to CONRAIL 9-7-1976

The "Doylestown to Philadelphia" May 23, 1976 timetable shows the new "ConRail" logo, with lines above and below.

A second revision of the timetable in September 7, 1976 shows the familiar "CONRAIL" and wheels on rails logo alongside.

Unlike the PC Division commuter timetables that showed the transition to "ConRail" in April, 1976, the RDG Division transition timetables did not appear until May.

RDG Division Fox Chase timetable transition from RDG to ConRail 5-23-1976

When the Reading Division of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) transitioned to Conrail-contracted operations in April, 1976, both the top and bottom of the orange cardstock "to Philadelphia from Fox Chase" May 23, 1976 timetable showed the Reading Lines diamond removed and the initial "ConRail" logo, with lines above and below, added.

In addition to the logo change at the top, "Reading Division" was added alongside.

Due to the transitional dates of commuter timetables, the May 23 timetable appeared to be the first change since the September 7, 1975 issue.

The white cardstock timetables were common for many of the Philadelphia lines running to and from Reading terminal.  All white with blue lettering, they were a simple alternative to the fold-out timetables with their specific colors designating a particular line (i.e. Chestnut Hill yellow, Warminster pink, Newtown orange, Lansdale gray, West Trenton blue, and Norristown green, for example).  The Fox Chase orange cardstock timtable was the only non-white version.

RDG Division Fox Chase timetable transition to CONRAIL 10-31-1976

After the May 23, 1976 timetable of SEPTA's Reading Division was revised to include the "ConRail" logo in place of the Reading Lines diamond, a second change was implemented.

Replacing the "ConRail" logo, with lines above and below, on the October 31, 1976 timetable was the all caps "CONRAIL," with the wheels on rails logo.

RDG Division Glenside timetable transition to ConRail 05-23-1976

During Septa's Reading Division transition to Conrail-contracted operations in April, 1976, the "Glenside to Philadelphia" May 23, 1976 timetable shows the Reading Lines diamond replaced with the new "ConRail" logo, with lines above and below.

In addition, "Reading Division" was added alongside the logo as compared to the September 7, 1975 timetable.

The notification for Reading Company police was changed to ConRail police along with a change from the old style phone numbers that included letters to the new all digit numbers.

As seen on other RDG Division tmetables following the Conrail startup, the May timetables appear to be the first to show the Conrail transition.

RDG Division Glenside timetable transition to CONRAIL 10-31-1976

The "Glenside to Philadelphia" May 23, 1976 timetable shows the new "ConRail" logo, with lines above and below.

A second revision of the timetable in October 31, 1976 shows the familiar "CONRAIL" and wheels on rails logo alongside.

Unlike the PC Division commuter timetables that showed the transition to "ConRail" in April, 1976, the RDG Division transition timetables did not appear until May.

RDG Division Glenside timetable transition to CONRAIL under contract 10-29-1978

After the May 23, 1976 timetable of SEPTA's Reading Division was revised to include the "ConRail" logo in place of the Reading Lines diamond, another update was made on October 31, 1976.  The October 31, 1976 version showed the familiar "CONRAIL," with the wheels on rails logo alongside.

A heavily revised October 29, 1978 timetable showed the CONRAIL logo removed, and "Operated by Conrail under contract with Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority" added at the bottom.  The 1982 version was further revised to state "Operated under contract for Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority" for Septa Regional Rail Service. 

The yellow Glenside-line colors were replaced with an orange color in the 1978 and 1982 versions. Both versions show Septa's stylized version of commuter power.

The cartoon appears to represent a combination of an MU and a cab unit which seemed to fit the Reading Division that operated Silverliners and FP7's. However, Septa also included this cartoon on ex-PC line October 29, 1978 timetables that only operated MU's.

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