Chris Howe's Conrail action 1996

Various Conrail action shots taken in a variety of locations in Indiana and Ohio from 1996

Conrail 6189 on UWE coal train

Westbound UWE Wisconsin Electric coal train (WEPX reporting marks) with 6189 on the point at the 332 signals, just west of Archbold, OH back in 1996

CR 3283 Elkhart, IN 8/2/96

MGL with GP40-2 3283 on the point passes under a signal bridge in Elkhart, IN on August 2, 1996

CR 3325 on INST-1 Portage, OH

In a dramatic shot, INST-1 with the 3325 as lone power is northbound as a thunderstorm develops behind it just south of Portage, OH on May 1, 1996

CR 3344 on Mail-44 at Muncie, IN

CR 3344 leads Mail-44 thru Muncie, IN on December 20, 1996 as NS 144 waits for the signal in the background at the left of the photo.

CR 3364 on BRSE-5 at CP-463 in LaPorte, IN

BRSE-5 with 3364 on the point at CP463 LaPorte, IN on June 15, 1996

CR 3399 on MGL-14 at Waterloo, IN

CR 3399 and 3382 leads empty steel train MGL-14 at Waterloo, IN on October 11, 1996.

CR 4100 on ELTR-0

In what still stands as the best photo I've ever taken, ELTR-0 is led by the class 80MAC 4100 and fellow MAC 4109, along with a pair of CR EMD's, on the Marion Branch at Anderson, IN on December 20, 1996

CR 4106 leads ELPI-5B at Waterloo, IN

Conrail ELPI-5B with a pair of SD80MAC's, including 4106 on the point, at Waterloo, IN on May 25, 1996. This was my first ever shot of the then new 80MAC's.

CR 5006 Waterloo, IN

Westbound Conrail freight led by 5006 at Waterloo, IN in July 1996

CR 5008 on Bryan local Stryker, OH

The Bryan local with the 5008 for power poses on the bridge over the Tiffin river in Stryker, OH back in March 1996. This is the same engine that I got on a RR241 a month earlier by Van Wert, OH.

CR 5057 leads ELST-0 at Waterloo, IN

ELST-0 with the 5057 on the point at Waterloo, IN on April 10, 1996

CR 5066 on XUP-49 at Waterloo, IN

CR 5066 and fellow GE leads XUP-49 at Waterloo, IN on October 9, 1996. This train was delivering brand new hoppers to the Union Pacific railroad that had been built in Johnstown, PA.

CR 5504 on PIEL-2B at Waterloo, IN

Westbound Conrail PIEL-2B at Waterloo, IN back in 1996

CR 5513 leads Mail-8M at LaPorte, IN

Eastbound Mail-8M with 5513 in the lead at CP463 LaPorte, IN on June 15, 1996.

CR 5529 at Delta, OH

Westbound Conrail TV train with 5529 on the point at Delta, OH on March 12, 1996.

CR 5529 on PISW-0 at Muncie, IN

Conrail SD60M 5529, NS 6680, and CR 9514 leads train PISW-0 thru snowy Muncie, IN on December 20, 1996. Chris Howe photo

CR 5560 leads IHEL-5 at LaPorte, IN

Eastbound IHEL-5 with 5560 on the point leaving the siding at LaPorte, IN, CP463 on June 15, 1996

CR 5568 on TV-556 at Waterloo, IN

Conrail TV556 at Waterloo, IN on May 23, 1996

CR 5609 on PIBR-3 at Waterloo, IN

Westbound PIBR-3 at Waterloo, IN on May 23, 1996

CR 5631 Corunna, IN 06-11-1996

Conrail SEBR-1 with 5631 and CNW 6913 on the point at Corunna, IN on June 11, 1996

CR 6070 leads TV-80 at Waterloo, IN

Conrail TV80, a Thursday only train, at Waterloo, IN back in 1996

CR 6087 at Waterloo, IN

A eastbound Conrail freight with the 6087 on the point at Waterloo, IN back in 1996

CR 6114 at Bryan, OH in 1996

TV200X with 6114 on the point taken from the County Road 8 Bridge near Bryan, OH in July 1996

CR 6137 on ELIN-0 Fortville, IN

Conrail ELIN-0 at Fortville, IN on May 20, 1996

CR 6150 Ingalls, IN 05-20-1996

Conrail INGR-0 at Ingalls, IN on May 20, 1996. Note the CNW EMD and GE trailing the 6150

CR 6169 at Delta, OH

A westbound Conrail freight with the 6169 on the point going past the classic NYC signals at Delta, OH on March 12, 1996. These signals were replaced not too long after this picture was taken.

CR 6189 Fortville, IN 05-20-1996

Conrail 6189 and UP EMD lead INST-0 at Fortville, IN on May 20, 1996

CR 6192 on OIEL-9 at Waterloo, IN

CR 6192 and friend leads OIEL-9 at Waterloo, IN on October 11, 1996. The 6192 is one of only two GE widecabs to have high number boards after being rebuilt because of crash damage.

CR 6238 on CAEL-9 at Waterloo, IN

CR 6238 and friend lead CAEL-9 at Waterloo, IN on November 21, 1996

CR 6256 on STCO-2 Van Buren, OH

Conrail STCO-2 on the Toledo Branch at Van Buren, OH on March 12, 1996

CR 6433 on KAOI-2D at Bryan, OH

CR 6433 leads high/wide train KAOI-2D at Bryan, OH on December 22, 1996

CR 6464 on TV11 at Sandusky, OH 6/25/96

TV11 with 6464 on the point near Sandusky, OH on June 25, 1996

CR 6467 on SPL-501 at Quincy, OH

A Conrail high-wide movement, symboled SPL-501, with 6467 for power seen at Quincy, OH on Jan. 30, 1996. Quincy is the location of the diamond of the ex DT&I(now a shortline) and the ex NYC Big Four mainline.

CR 6475 on ELTO-5 at Waterloo, IN

Conrail ELTO-5 at Waterloo, IN on May 25, 1996

CR 6499 on TV207 at Elkhart, IN 8/2/96

Conrail SD40-2 6499 leads train TV207 past the passenger depot in Elkhart, IN on August 2, 1996

CR 6522 on ELCO-2 Galatea, OH

Conrail 6522 on ELCO-2 north of Galatea, OH on March 12, 1996

CR 6575 on STCO-5 Ridgeway, OH

STCO-5 with 6575 on the point at Ridgeway, OH on June 25, 1996

CR 6702 on ELBU-0 at Waterloo, IN 4/10/96

ELBU-0 with Conrail 6702 and ATSF 518 on the point at Waterloo, IN on April 10, 1996.

CR 6721 West at Fortville, IN

A westbound Conrail freight with 6721 on the point at Fortville, IN on May 20, 1996

CR 6731 on BOEL-0 at Waterloo, IN

CR 6731 and a GE leads BOEL-0 at Waterloo, IN on October 11, 1996.

CR 6737 leads SEBR-1 at Waterloo, IN

Conrail SEBR-1 with 6737 on the point at Waterloo, IN on May 31, 1996. SEBR was an experiment to see if the train got to Chicago faster by avoiding Elkhart yard. It didn't work out and was resymbolled SEEL again a few months later.

CR 6738 on INST Galatea, OH

INST-3 on the Toledo Branch approaches the diamond with the CSX ex B&O mainline at Galatea, OH on April 13, 1996

CR 744 on Mail-8M at Waterloo, IN

CR 744 and friend leads Mail-8M eastbound at Waterloo, IN on October 19, 1996.

CR 757 leads ELPI-2B at Waterloo, IN

Conrail ELPI-2B with 757 on the point at Waterloo, IN on June 3, 1996

CR 759 leads Mail-8M at Waterloo, IN

Conrail Mail-8M with the 759 on the point at Waterloo, IN on May 4, 1996

CR 7920 at Mt. Victory, OH

Westbound Conrail work train with the 7920 as its lone power east of Mt. Victory, OH on June 25, 1996

CR 8050 leads WDBR-2 Waterloo, IN 5-29-1996

Conrail local train WDBR-2 with the 8050 for power at Waterloo, IN on May 29, 1996. The train was on its way to Kendallville to service some local industries.

CR 8050 Waterloo, IN 7-1996

Westbound Conrail freight led by the 8050 at Waterloo, IN in July 1996

CR 8138 on local at Bucyrus, OH

Conrail local train led by 8138 at Bucyrus, OH on June 25, 1996. This train is on one of the few remaining segments of the old NYC Eastern Branch, which goes north from Bucyrus to Spore to serve a limestone facility.

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