1991 Images

By 1991, little remained of the Conrail that was formed 15 years prior. Early fleets of SD45s and U-Boats had given way to new SD50s, SD60s, and Dash-8s to power mainline trains. Older Geeps were still holding on, but the vast majority of the fleet had been Conrail from the start. Not only had Conrail survived; by this point, it was a world-class railroad.

CR 1935 at Cresson, PA

Conrail B23-7 1935 is trailing on a westbound empty coal train at Cresson, PA in 1991.

CR 1936 at Cresson, PA 1991

Conrail B23-7 1936 is in charge of a westbound empty coal train as it passes MO tower in 1991.

CR 1936 on the west slope

Conrail B23-7 1936 is seen again on the same train in 1991, this time approaching the viaduct over the Little Conemaugh River between South Fork and Mineral Point, PA. For some reason the train has crossed over to track 1 to run against the flow of traffic instead of using tracks 2 or 3.

CR 1937 and CR 6506 at Overview

Conrail B23-7 1937 and SD40-2 6506 are head out on a light engine move departing Enola Yard at Overview in 1991.

CR 3380 leads TV80 southbound at Tomkins Cove, NY

CR TV80 southbound at Tomkins Cove, NY. TV80 was a "River Line" Friday only train..

CR 6054 at Cresson, PA 1991

Brand-new Conrail C40-8W 6054 heads west past MO tower in Cresson while a helper set heads east on track 1 in 1991.

CR 6088 at Cresson, PA

Conrail C40-8W 6088 brings up the rear of a westbound light engine move at Cresson, PA in 1991.

CR 6128 at Cresson, PA

Conrail C40-8W 6128 is trailing on a westbound freight at Cresson, PA in 1991.

CR 6130 and CR 6383 at Cresson, PA

Conrail C40-8W 6130 barrels west through Cresson with a mixed freight while SD40-2s 6383 and 6370 idle between helper assignments in 1991.

CR 6361 at Cresson, PA

Conrail SD40-2 6361 is seen heading east at Cresson, PA in 1991.

CR 6361 at Cresson, PA 1991

Conrail SD40-2 6361 heads east towards MO tower in Cresson in 1991.

CR 6370 at Cresson, PA

Conrail SD40-2 6370 sits on the lead into the Cresson engine house in 1991, shot from the Cresson Secondary flyover bridge.

CR 6370 at Cresson, PA

Conrail SD40-2 6370 is seen at Cresson, PA in 1991.

CR 6370 at Cresson, PA

Conrail SD40-2 6370 is seen at Cresson, PA in 1991.

CR 6370 on the west slope

Conrail SD40-2 is seen heading light westbound between South Fork and Mineral Point, PA in 1991.

CR 6372 at Cresson, PA

Conrail SD40-2 6372 sits on the lead to the Cresson engine house while 6361 charges eastward on track 1 in 1991.

CR 6372 at Cresson, PA

Conrail SD40-2 6372 is seen sitting on the lead to the Cresson engine house in 1991, shot from the old Cresson Secondary flyover.

CR 6389 at Cresson, PA 1991

Conrail SD40-2 6389 is seen trailing on an eastbound helper set at MO tower in Cresson in 1991.

CR 6456 at Cresson, PA

Conrail SD40-2 6456 is seen leading a westbound empty coal train at Cresson, PA in 1991.

CR 6456 on the Pittsburgh Line

Conrail SD40-2 6456 is seen again in 1991, this time crossing the viaduct over the Little Conemaugh River between South Fork and Mineral Point.

CR 6460 at Cresson, PA

Conrail SD40-2 6460 is seen trailing on a westbound empty coal train at Cresson, PA in 1991.

CR 6857 at Overview

Conrail SD60 6857 is seen leading a train out of Enola Yard from the old Overview bridge in 1991.

CR OISE-1 at Fort Montgomery, NY

Northbound OISE-1 with SD40-2's 6501 and 6453 exits the north portal of Fort Montgomery, NY tunnel on Conrail's 15th Birthday 4/01/1991

Cresson helper terminal in 1991

A 1991 shot of the Cresson helper terminal, with several helpers languishing between tours of duty on the mountain.

Hopper frames at Hollidaysburg

A 1991 shot of stripped-down hopper cars in Hollidaysburg, destined for the G52L rebuild program.

Westbound coal on the west slope

A 1991 view of a westbound coal train crossing the Little Conemaugh River between South Fork and Mineral Point, PA.

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