Chris Howe's Conrail action 1996

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

1
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
2
MGL with GP40-2 3283 on the point passes under a signal bridge in Elkhart, IN on August 2, 1996
3
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
4
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.
5
BRSE-5 with 3364 on the point at CP463 LaPorte, IN on June 15, 1996
6
CR 3399 and 3382 leads empty steel train MGL-14 at Waterloo, IN on October 11, 1996.
7
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
8
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.
9
Westbound Conrail freight led by 5006 at Waterloo, IN in July 1996
10
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.
11
ELST-0 with the 5057 on the point at Waterloo, IN on April 10, 1996
12
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.
13
Westbound Conrail PIEL-2B at Waterloo, IN back in 1996
14
Eastbound Mail-8M with 5513 in the lead at CP463 LaPorte, IN on June 15, 1996.
15
Westbound Conrail TV train with 5529 on the point at Delta, OH on March 12, 1996.
16
Conrail SD60M 5529, NS 6680, and CR 9514 leads train PISW-0 thru snowy Muncie, IN on December 20, 1996. Chris Howe photo
17
Eastbound IHEL-5 with 5560 on the point leaving the siding at LaPorte, IN, CP463 on June 15, 1996
18
Conrail TV556 at Waterloo, IN on May 23, 1996
19
Westbound PIBR-3 at Waterloo, IN on May 23, 1996
20
Conrail SEBR-1 with 5631 and CNW 6913 on the point at Corunna, IN on June 11, 1996
21
Conrail TV80, a Thursday only train, at Waterloo, IN back in 1996
22
A eastbound Conrail freight with the 6087 on the point at Waterloo, IN back in 1996
23
TV200X with 6114 on the point taken from the County Road 8 Bridge near Bryan, OH in July 1996
24
Conrail ELIN-0 at Fortville, IN on May 20, 1996
25
Conrail INGR-0 at Ingalls, IN on May 20, 1996. Note the CNW EMD and GE trailing the 6150
26
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.
27
Conrail 6189 and UP EMD lead INST-0 at Fortville, IN on May 20, 1996
28
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.
29
CR 6238 and friend lead CAEL-9 at Waterloo, IN on November 21, 1996
30
Conrail STCO-2 on the Toledo Branch at Van Buren, OH on March 12, 1996
31
CR 6433 leads high/wide train KAOI-2D at Bryan, OH on December 22, 1996
32
TV11 with 6464 on the point near Sandusky, OH on June 25, 1996
33
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.
34
Conrail ELTO-5 at Waterloo, IN on May 25, 1996
35
Conrail SD40-2 6499 leads train TV207 past the passenger depot in Elkhart, IN on August 2, 1996
36
Conrail 6522 on ELCO-2 north of Galatea, OH on March 12, 1996
37
STCO-5 with 6575 on the point at Ridgeway, OH on June 25, 1996
38
ELBU-0 with Conrail 6702 and ATSF 518 on the point at Waterloo, IN on April 10, 1996.
39
A westbound Conrail freight with 6721 on the point at Fortville, IN on May 20, 1996
40
CR 6731 and a GE leads BOEL-0 at Waterloo, IN on October 11, 1996.
41
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.
42
INST-3 on the Toledo Branch approaches the diamond with the CSX ex B&O mainline at Galatea, OH on April 13, 1996
43
ELTO-3 west of Ligonier, IN on April 3, 1996
44
CR 744 and friend leads Mail-8M eastbound at Waterloo, IN on October 19, 1996.
45
Conrail ELPI-2B with 757 on the point at Waterloo, IN on June 3, 1996
46
Conrail Mail-8M with the 759 on the point at Waterloo, IN on May 4, 1996
47
Westbound Conrail work train with the 7920 as its lone power east of Mt. Victory, OH on June 25, 1996
48
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.
49
Westbound Conrail freight led by the 8050 at Waterloo, IN in July 1996
50
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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