J. Osciak's Conrail Action

J. Osciak grew up in Southeastern PA and spent a lot of time shooting the eastern portion of Conrail's system during the life of the railroad.

CR 2575 at Cove, PA in 1998

Conrail SD70 2575 is seen leading Mail3 westbound at Cove, PA on 10/15/1998

CR 3322 at Duncannon, PA in 1998

Conrail GP40-2 3322 is seen leading DIM-101 east at Duncannon, PA on 10/15/1998

CR 4020 at Wenonah, NJ in 1996

Conrail 4020 is leading OCS301 at Wenonah, NJ on 5/31/1996. The train is far off its usual mainline home, and is traveling the Vineland Secondary on a trip to promote light rail service in South Jersey.

CR 4020 Burlington, NJ 5/31/1996

Conrail E8A 4020 is seen powering the Trenton bound Office Car Special street running through Burlington City on a publicity trip for what would become the NJT River Line. 5/31/1996


CR 4021 at Swedeland, PA in 1990

Conrail E8A 4021 is seen powering a short westbound OCS move at Swedeland, PA on 8/30/1990

CR 4110 at Philadelphia, PA in 1999

Conrail SD80MAC 4110 is seen leading a UDP50 coal train at CP-Belmont in Philadelphia, PA on 4/29/99

CR 5021 at Rockville in 1990

Conrail B36-7 5021 is seen leading a long Mail9H at Rockville Bridge on 10/20/1990

CR 5042 at Perkiomen Jct in 1990

Conrail B36-7 5042 is seen leading Mail9 west past Perkiomen Junction, PA on 6/30/1990.

CR 5550 at Philadelphia, PA in 1996

Conrail SD60M 5550 is seen waiting on a K201 at Locust St in Philadelphia while a Z409 heads south on 4/27/1996

CR 5603 at Folcroft, PA in 1996

Conrail SD60I 5603 is seen leading a rare daylight PIED south on the Northeast Corridor on 3/4/1996

CR 6019 at Phoenixville, PA in 1991

Conrail C39-8 6019 is seen leading a PGAL westbound through Phoenixville, PA on 4/23/1991

CR 6196 at Philadelphia, PA in 1996

Conrail C40-8W 6196 is seen leading ALCS on the CSX Philly Sub in downtown Philadelphia, PA on 4/14/1996

CR 6457 at Norristown, PA in 1990

Conrail SD40-2 6457 is leading MOPI-X across the Schuylkill River on SEPTA's Norristown Line on 11/25/1990. Soon the train will join the Harrisburg Line at CP-Norris and proceed west to Conway Yard

CR 6491 at Valley Forge in 1990

Conrail SD40-2 6491 is seen powering ALCA at Valley Forge, PA on 9/18/1990

CR 6511 at Petersburg, NJ in 1997

Conrail SD40-2 6511 and the WPCA-20 crew is seen leading an empty coal train at Petersburg, NJ on 5/28/1997

CR 6634 at Philadelphia, PA in 1994

Conrail C36-7 6634 is seen leading a PICA across the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, PA on 1/9/94. Back then, Camden-bound trains had to run on the Northeast Corridor, as the Engelside connection that allows trains to move from the Trenton Line to the Delair Branch did not yet exist.

CR 6707 at Valley Forge, PA in 1993

Conrail SD50 6707 is seen leading a westbound freight through Valley Forge, PA on 2/7/93

CR 6782 at Duncannon, PA in 1998

Conrail SD50 6782 is seen leading a UFY998 coal train eastbound at Duncannon, PA on 10/15/1998

CR 6852 on Rockville in 1990

Conrail SD60 6852 is seen leading Mail3H west across Rockville Bridge on 10/20/1990

CR 749 at Philadelphia, PA in 1996

Conrail C40-8W 749 leads a XGW20 ore train past CP-Belmont in Philadelphia, PA on 3/3/1996. The train is on the new connection to the High Line, en-route to Pier 122 to be re-loaded with iron ore.

CR 7548 at Overview, PA in 1990

Conrail GP10 7548 leads a motley crew of motive power (including a GP8, another GP10, and a pair of EMD pups) on a XWB coal train coming into Enola Yard on A Track on 10/20/1990

CR 7743 Richland, NJ 11-24-1989

Conrail GP38 7743 is leading a WPCA-31X on the Beesley's Point Secondary at Richland, NJ on 11/24/1989.

CR 8094 at Braddock, NJ in 1997

Conrail 8094 is leading a coal train on the Beesley's Point Secondary at Braddock, NJ on 11/3/1997

CR 8094 at Braddock, NJ in 1997

Conrail 8094 and the WPCA-20 crew lead a coal train down the Beesley's Point Secondary on 11/3/1997

EMDX 7002 Bethlehem, PA 3-31-1993

EMDX 7002 and a pair of other SD70M test beds are seen on train OIEN waiting for a re-crew at Bethlehem, PA on 3/31/1993. The brand-new units sit in stark contrast to the overgrown remains of Florence Yard...in a mere 2 and a half years, the blast furnaces in the background at Bethlehem Steel will all be cold and empty.

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