Wade Massie's Conrail

Looking west at Conway, an endless sea of freight cars and blue diesels.
This westbound local rolls through Emsworth, PA.
The trailing NS unit is a harbinger, Conrail's days were numbered when the photo was taken.
Conrail TV-22 approaches Conway as he passes Rochester Tower, still open at the time of this photograph. The Cleveland Line diverges to the left, crossing the Beaver River. At this point the lead engine is crossing from the Fort Wayne Line to the Youngstown Line.
Conrail 3403 crosses over at Leets while a local trundles past on the eastbound main.
Conrail 3663 has been put out to pasture in East Altoona.
Conrail's classy OCS makes an appearance on the Pittsburgh Line, shown here running alongside Turtle Creek.
A sharp pair of MACs hustle westbound autoracks through the curves at Emsworth.
A lengthy train of Clairton coke rolls west on the busy Fort Wayne Line.
Nocturnal action along the Mon - a soutbound waits on the main while another train passes by in West Elizabeth.
An eastbound traverses the former PRR main, adjacent to Alcosan, Pittsburgh's water treatment plant.
Conrail ML401 passing one of the last semaphores on the Southern Tier.
Blue sky and blue diesels, a perfect match on the Mon Line.
A morning eastbound on Conrail's busy Pittsburgh Line rolls through the municipalities of Rankin (left) and Swissvale (right). The tracks form the border between the two municipalities in this area.
Westbound at MP 11, a loaded coal train passes the skeleton of a PRR signal bridge.
Conrail 6145's westbound train squeals through the sharp curve between Federal Street and CP-Penn.
An eastbound coal drag slips past "M" Tower and onto the Cumberland Subdivision main.
Nothing but a sea of blue and white as far as the eye can see.
Empty hoppers pass through Clairton, destined for the former MGA coalfields in SW Pennsylvania.
Eastbound grain on CSX crosses the shallow waters of the Potomac River.
The crew on this doublestack train has a great view as they pass above the Station Square T stop.  The 756 would later be renumbered to 6282 and ultimately become CSXT 7395 after the split.
Two former Conrail units lead 286 east along the Monongahela River, just west of Station Square.
Helpers assist an eastbound coal drag between Cresson and Gallitzin. Over a decade later, SD40-2s still hold down helper assignments on the Pittsburgh Line.
Five former Monongahela units lead a northbound coal train near Monongahela. The background bridge is the abandoned P&WV line which served the steel mills in Donora.

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