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. Photo taken with permission.
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Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.
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Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.
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Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.
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Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.
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Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.
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Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.
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Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.
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Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.
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Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.
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Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.
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Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.
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Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.
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Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.
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Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.
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Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.
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Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.
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Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.
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Conrail Lucknow Rail Mill 1-21-08 Harrisburg, PA. Photo taken with permission.
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Rail at Lucknow
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Point man Larry Furman guides a ribbon of newly-minted fit rail into a rail train 1982.
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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.
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Hydraulic wrenches loosen nuts and bolts in the dismantling plant.
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An overhead view of the outside storage area where new and fit rail is stockpiled according to weight and class.
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The entire signage collection from the Lucknow property was acquired by the CRHS in January 2009 thanks to the support of Norfolk Southern.
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The entire signage collection from the Lucknow property was acquired by the CRHS in January 2009 thanks to the support of Norfolk Southern.
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The entire signage collection from the Lucknow property was acquired by the CRHS in January 2009 thanks to the support of Norfolk Southern.
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The entire signage collection from the Lucknow property was acquired by the CRHS in January 2009 thanks to the support of Norfolk Southern.
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A shot of equipment at the Lucknow rail mill in 1986.
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A shot of 78' lengths of rail being stored prior to welding into the 1/4 mile strands used by Conrail in 1986.
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A shot of equipment at the Lucknow rail mill in 1986.
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A shot of equipment at the Lucknow rail mill in 1986.
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A shot of rail being unloaded from gondolas, one of which appears to be a Reading paint-out at Lucknow in 1986.
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Example of a saw blade used for cutting rail at Lucknow in 1986.
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Shot of welded rail cars being loaded at Lucknow, 1986.

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