1993 Images

1993 was yet another successful year for Conrail. More coalporters were being cranked out of Hollidaysburg, while large numbers of new SD60Ms and C40-8Ws were arriving to pull them. Conrail had also worked with Thrall Car to develop the new CoilSHIELD cars.

Ballast Train at Warrior Ridge in 1993

A westbound ballast train is seen near Warrior Ridge, PA in 1993

Conrail Caboose at Summerhill, PA in 1993

By now a rare sight in a mainline freight, a Conrail N5C caboose is spotted in an eastbound freight at Summerhill, PA in 1993.

CR 1659 at Conway Yard in 1993

Conrail GP15-1 1659 is seen trailing on a set of light power at Conway Yard in 1993.

CR 1956 at Conway Yard in 1993

Conrail B23-7 is seen leading a set of power west through Conway Yard in 1993.

CR 3001 Grazierville, PA 1993

Conrail GP40 3001 is seen running light westbound at Grazierville, PA in 1993.

CR 3171 at Lewistown, PA in 1993

Conrail GP40 3171 is seen leading a westbound freight at Lewistown Junction, PA in 1993.

CR 3327 at Grazierville, PA in 1993

Conrail GP40-2 3327 is seen heading east at Grazierville, PA in 1993.

CR 3359 at Mifflin, PA in 1993

Conrail GP40-2 3359 is seen leading a westbound TV train at Mifflin, PA in 1993.

CR 3398 at Altoona, PA in 1993

Conrail GP40-2 3398 is seen leading a westbound TV train up the east slope just west of Altoona, PA in 1993.

CR 5000 at Mifflin, PA in 1993

Conrail B36-7 5000 is seen trailing on a westbound TV train at Mifflin, PA in 1993.

CR 5027 at Horseshoe Curve in 1993

Conrail B36-7 5027 is seen leading a westbound freight around Horseshoe Curve in 1993. The presence of the auto frames on the head end means this train could have been ALPI-F.

CR 5529 at Cresson, PA in 1993

Conrail SD60M 5529 is still looking brand-new as she and a sister unit lead a westbound TV train through Cresson, PA in 1993.

CR 6014 inside Juniata in 1993

Conrail C39-8 6014 is seen inside the A-bay at Juniata, having some repairs done to her rear end in 1993.

CR 6130 at Spruce Creek in 1993

Conrail C40-8W 6130 is seen heading west at CP-Tunnel near Spruce Creek, PA in 1993.

CR 6137 at Altoona, PA in 1993

Conrail C40-8W 6137 is seen leading a westbound TV train just west of the Brickyard in Altoona, PA in 1993.

CR 6156 at Warrior Ridge, PA in 1993

Conrail C40-8W 6156 is seen leading a westbound ballast train at Warrior Ridge, PA in 1993.

CR 6157 at Horseshoe Curve in 1993

Conrail C40-8W 6157 is seen leading an eastbound freight into Horseshoe Curve in 1993.

CR 6163 at Cresson, PA in 1993

Conrail C40-8W 6163 is seen leading a westbound freight at Cresson, PA in 1993.

CR 6174 at the Brickyard, Altoona PA in 1993

Conrail C40-8W 6174 is seen leading a westbound freight at the Brickyard in Altoona, PA in 1993. Seeing 3 gleaming new blue 6-axle units on a train really exemplifies what Conrail became.

CR 6360 at the Brickyard in Altoona, PA 1993

Conrail SD40-2 6360 is seen leading a 4-banger helper set west at the Brickyard in Altoona, PA in 1993. 16 years after arriving on the railroad, it looks like she has worked hard enough to earn her first re-paint, sporting a clean coat of blue with the new white numberboards and white frame stripe.

CR 6362 at Horseshoe Curve in 1993

Conrail SD40-2 6362 is seen shoving on the rear of a westbound TV train at Horseshoe Curve in 1993.

CR 6362 eastbound at Horseshoe Curve in 1993

Conrail SD40-2 6362 is seen running light eastbound down Horseshoe Curve in 1993.

CR 6363 at Pitcairn, PA in 1993

Conrail SD40-2 6363 is seen shoving on the rear of an eastbound coal train at Pitcairn, PA in 1993. Very heavy trains could require helpers even on the less-tortuous grades between Johnstown and Pittsburgh.

CR 6364 at Horseshoe Curve in 1993

Conrail SD40-2 6364 is seen shoving on the rear of a westbound TV train at Horseshoe Curve in 1993.

CR 6365 at Cresson, PA in 1993

Conrail SD40-2 6365 is seen shoving on the rear of a westbound freight at Cresson, PA in 1993.

CR 6365 at Horseshoe Curve in 1993

Conrail SD40-2 6365 is seen assisting an eastbound freight down Horseshoe Curve in 1993.

CR 6365 at Summerhill, PA in 1993

Conrail SD40-2 6365 is seen shoving on the rear of an eastbound freight at Summerhill, PA in 1993.

CR 6366 at Gallitzin, PA in 1993

Conrail SD40-2 6366 is seen making a trip onto the helper loop at CP-UN in Gallitzin, PA in 1993, so she can head back down the mountain to Altoona and help another westbound tackle the Alleghenies.

CR 6366 at Gallitzin, PA in 1993

Conrail SD40-2 6366 is seen shoving on the rear of a westbound freight at Gallitzin, PA in 1993.

CR 6366 at Gallitzin, PA in 1993

Conrail SD40-2 6366 is seen making a trip onto the helper loop at CP-UN in Gallitzin, PA in 1993, so she can head back down the mountain to Altoona and help another westbound tackle the Alleghenies.

CR 6370 at Summerhill, PA in 1993

Conrail SD40-2 6370 is seen leading a westbound freight through Summerhill, PA in 1993.

CR 6374 at the Brickyard, Altoona, PA in 1993

Conrail SD40-2 6374 is seen trailing on a westbound 4-banger of helpers as it passes the Brickyard crossing in Altoona, PA in 1993.

CR 6376 at the Brickyard in Altoona, 1993

Conrail SD40-2 6376 is seen trailing on a westbound helper set at the Brickyard crossing in Altoona, PA in 1993. To see a blue helper set passing a string of Conrail big-boxes in this day would be incredible...

CR 6382 at Cresson, PA in 1993

Conrail SD40-2 6382 is seen leading a westbound freight at Cresson, PA in 1993.

CR 6434 at Spruce Creek, PA in 1993

Conrail SD40-2 6434 is seen leading an eastbound freight out of the Spruce Creek tunnel in 1993.

CR 6460 at Mifflin, PA in 1993

Conrail SD40-2 6460 is seen bringing an eastbound coal train to a stop at the signal at CP-Mifflin in Mifflin, PA in 1993.

CR 6460 at Mifflin, PA in 1993

Conrail SD40-2 6460 is seen leading an eastbound coal train through CP-Mifflin in Mifflin, PA in 1993.

CR 6506 at Gallitzin, PA in 1993

Conrail SD40-2 6506 is seen leading a westbound freight out of the Allegheny Tunnel in Gallitzin, PA in 1993.

CR 6640 at Barree, PA in 1993

Conrail C36-7 6640 is seen leading a train at Barree, PA in 1993.

CR 6740 at Cresson, PA in 1993

Conrail SD50 6740 is seen leading a westbound empty coal train at Cresson, PA in 1993.

CR 6851 at Gallitzin, PA in 1993

Conrail SD60 6851 is seen leading a westbound freight at Gallitzin, PA in 1993.

CR 6864 on the Pittsburgh Line in 1993

Conrail 6864 is seen trailing on a train as it rockets across the old Middle Division in 1993.

CR 7887 inside Juniata in 1993

Conrail GP38 7887 is seen inside the Juniata Shops during a 1993 tour.

CR 9378 at Lewistown, PA in 1993

Conrail SW1200 9378 is seen switching around Lewistown Junction in 1993.

CR 9378 at Lewistown, PA in 1993

Conrail SW1200 9378 is seen switching around Lewistown Junction in 1993.

Equipment inside Juniata in 1993

Shot of a friction-bearing truck assembly inside Juniata, 1993.

Juniata Powerhouse in 1993

A 1993 shot of the Juniata powerhouse during a PRR T&HS tour.

Juniata Tour in 1993

A shot showing new locomotive wheelsets inside Juniata during a 1993 tour.

Three-way meet at Mifflin, PA in 1993.jpg

An eastbound coal train is seen holding at the CP-Mifflin home signal while a westbound led by three Geeps blasts under the gantry...meanwhile the eastbound Broadway Limited is bearing down on the signal.

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