Surviving Conrail Freight Cars

Conrail's freight cars now mostly work for their new owners. See them under NS and CSX ownership in this gallery.


Although most of Conrail's 50' Boxcar fleet did not survive until the end of Conrail, some found their way onto NS and CSX. Many shortlines still use them as storage cars.

Conrail rostered a large fleet of coalporter cars. Hollidaysburg Car shops rebuilt old triple hoppers into the G52H, G52L and G52R class starting in 1991. In 1995, Conrail began assembling and painting the G52X Cromweld class out of kits supplied by Johnstown-America. Conrail also acquired several hundred cars from SFIX (System Fuels, Inc.) which were assigned to the G52W class.
Conrail had an extensive covered hopper fleet, although throughout the 1990's many were sold to leasing or other private companies. Many of those cars and ones that made it to NS and CSX are still surviving to this date.
Many Conrail gondolas still survive on today. See them in this gallery hauling anything from granite to steel.

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