Lucknow Welding, Cropping and Dismantling Rail Mill

Lucknow yard was small in comparison to Conrail's major freight yards; it measured 4,500 feet long and only 500 feet wide. Located next to Conrail's Harrisburg yard and intermodal facility, it churned out ten to twelve 1,500-foot ribbons of continuous welded rail in an assembly line fashion a day.

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Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA

Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.

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Rail at Lucknow

Lucknow 1982

Point man Larry Furman guides a ribbon of newly-minted fit rail into a rail train 1982.

Lucknow 1982

Looking east at Lucknow in 1982. The overpass in the background is I-81. Harrisburg Intermodal yard is located to the right of the picture.

Lucknow 1982

Hydraulic wrenches loosen nuts and bolts in the dismantling plant.

Lucknow 1982

An overhead view of the outside storage area where new and fit rail is stockpiled according to weight and class.

Lucknow Signs Acquired

The entire signage collection from the Lucknow property was acquired by the CRHS in January 2009 thanks to the support of Norfolk Southern.

Lucknow Signs Acquired

The entire signage collection from the Lucknow property was acquired by the CRHS in January 2009 thanks to the support of Norfolk Southern.

Lucknow Signs Acquired

The entire signage collection from the Lucknow property was acquired by the CRHS in January 2009 thanks to the support of Norfolk Southern.

Lucknow Signs Acquired

The entire signage collection from the Lucknow property was acquired by the CRHS in January 2009 thanks to the support of Norfolk Southern.

Lucknow Tour 1

A shot of equipment at the Lucknow rail mill in 1986.

Lucknow Tour 2

A shot of 78' lengths of rail being stored prior to welding into the 1/4 mile strands used by Conrail in 1986.

Lucknow Tour 3

A shot of equipment at the Lucknow rail mill in 1986.

Lucknow Tour 3

A shot of equipment at the Lucknow rail mill in 1986.

Lucknow Tour 4

A shot of rail being unloaded from gondolas, one of which appears to be a Reading paint-out at Lucknow in 1986.

Lucknow Tour 5

Example of a saw blade used for cutting rail at Lucknow in 1986.

Lucknow Tour 6

Shot of welded rail cars being loaded at Lucknow, 1986.

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