Doug Davidson's Conrail action in Pennsylvania

Doug captured Conrail action in Pennsylvania, including some rare shots inside the Juniata Backshop complex and those results are inside this album.

A Conrail meet on Rockville bridge

A pair of Conrail freights meet on the Rockville Bridge, in May 1996. Doug Davidson photo with permission

ATSF GE being worked on in JBS

At the time of our visit, there were more Santa Fe and CSX units in the shop then there were Conrail units. This was a result of contract work performed by Conrail for other locomotive owners. Doug Davidson photo with permission

C Tower Johnstown, PA August, 1995

Conrail's C Tower at Johnstown, PA, in August 1995. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CEICO 103 at Beaver Falls, PA

A westbound Conrail coal train behind a quartet of Cleveland Electric GP38-2s(CEICO 103, 105, 101, 104) crosses the Beaver River in Beaver Falls, PA in August 1995. Doug Davidson photo with permission

Conrail action at East Conemaugh, PA

Panoramic view of Conrail action in the Conemaugh River valley depicts an eastbound coal train heading up grade, while a manifest with helpers on the rear drops down into Johnstown, in May 1996. Doug Davidson photo with permission

Conrail caboose storage track at Altoona, PA

Conrail cabooses line a track in the yard at Altoona on the morning of September 30, 1994. While no numbers are visible, it appears there are several ex NYC bay window cabooses, a few ex PRR ones, and at least one ex RDG wide vision caboose in the storage line. Doug Davidson photo with permission

Conrail Frankford Jct yard Philadelphia, PA

General view of Conrail's Frankford Jct. Yard in Philadelphia, PA on June 2, 1996. Doug Davidson photo with permission

Conrail freight car storage

Conrail gons wait in the weeds at Altoona, PA on Sept. 29, 1994. Doug Davidson photo with permission

Conrail stored gondolas at Altoona, PA

Bring out your dead. Freight cars, some wearing markings from fallen flags, have an uncertain future in a storage yard at Altoona on Sept. 29, 1994. Doug Davidson photo with permission

Conrail westbound freight at Temple, PA

A westbound Conrail freight is seen at CP Laurel on the former Reading Railroad Allentown-Reading main, in May 1996. The former Reading line to Evansville, PA diverges to the left. Doug Davidson photo with permission

Conrail westbounds at McGarvey's Curve, PA

Two westbound Conrail freights, one on Track No. 2 (center track) is chasing the helper units of a westbound on Track No. 1 at McGarvey's Curve on Sept. 30, 1994. Doug Davidson photo with permission

Conrail's Pittsburgh, PA bridge

Conrail's Allegeheny River bridge at Pittsburgh, PA in August 1995. Doug Davidson photo with permission

Conway yard deadline

The locomotive deadline at Conrail's Conway Yard hosts among other locomotives, a PC&Y switcher on September 27, 1994. Units that can be identified in this photo are 7518, 2358, 3688, 2198, 2191, 2261, and 3644. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 1128 at JBS

Mike Morris (near) of C&NW and Conrail's Vince Laratonda look over some recently out-shopped locomotives, including MT6 road slug 1128, at the Juniata Shops on October 3, 1994. It should be noted that Doug worked for the CNW at the time this photo was taken. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 21248 at Allentown, PA

Conrail class N21 bay window caboose 21248 brings up the rear of a local freight at Allentown, PA, on May 30, 1996. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 23508 at Cresson, PA

Conrail class N8B caboose No. 23508 is seen on a work train at Cresson, PA, in August 1995. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 3306 at Scotch Run, PA

An eastbound Conrail TV train behind GP40-2 No. 3306 drops down the grade east of Horse Shoe Curve on September 30, 1994. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 5046 at Gallitzin, PA

Conrail westbound freight led by CR 5046 bursts forth from the Gallitzin Tunnel on Sept. 29, 1994. The adjacent Allegheny Tunnel is being enlarged at right.

CR 5534 at Altoona, PA

An eastbound Conrail freight led by 5534 and 6304 approaches the Juniata Shops and CP Works at Altoona, PA on September 30, 1994. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 5544 at Horseshoe Curve

Conrail SD60M No. 5544 tows a westbound Roadrailer around Horseshoe Curve on September 30, 1994. The symbol was probably either RR261 or RR241. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 5595 at Altoona, PA

Eastbound Conrail coal train behind SD60M No. 5595 at Altoona, PA, in August 1995. This is the same road power Doug photographed sitting at Ashtabula Yard earlier in the month. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 5595 at Altoona, PA

Eastbound Conrail coal train behind SD60M No. 5595 at Altoona, PA, in August 1995. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 5595 at Altoona, PA

Eastbound Conrail coal train led by the 5595 has just about completed its descent of the East Slope near the site of former Slope Tower in August 1995. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 5595 at Gallitzin, PA

Conrail SD60M No. 5595 is on the point of an eastbound coal train rolling past AR Tower at Gallitzin, PA, in August 1995. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 5620 at Conway, PA

A westbound Conrail TV train is seen at East Conway, behind SD60I No. 5620, in August 1995. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 5645 at Pittsburgh, PA

Conrail westbound TV train led by SD60I 5645 rolls through Penn Station in downtown Pittsburgh, in August 1995. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 5646 at Cresson, PA

Conrail SD60M No. 5646 is on the point of an eastbound coal train on the Cresson Secondary, in August 1995. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 584276 in storage at Altoona, PA

The vegetation is thick in this Conrail storage yard at Altoona, PA on September 29, 1994. Note the gondola closest to the camera, CR 584276. Its a class GE52F, an ex EL gon. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 6007 at Harrisburg, PA

A Conrail SD50 leads C39-8 6007 and DIT 7572 and 1007 which are whitelined and are heading to their new home on the Winchester & Western Railroad shown as it heads towards the Reading Bridge in Harrisburg, PA with an NS hopper train in May 1996. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 6034 at Cresson, PA 1

In this view looking east from the Route 53 bridge near Cresson, PA, two Conrail intermodal trains, the approaching one led by CR 6034, pass each other in May 1996. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 6034 at Cresson, PA 2

A Conrail double-stack train heads west behind C40-8 No. 6034 at Cresson, PA in May 1996. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 6082 at Cresson, PA

In a view from the Route 53 bridge, a Conrail intermodal train behind C40-8W No. 6082 heads east near Cresson, PA, in May 1996. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 6082 at South Fork, PA

Conrail C40-8W No. 6082 rounds the curve at South Fork with an eastbound double-stack train, in May 1996. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 6095 at Lilly, PA

An eastbound Conrail freight led by CR 6095 at Lilly, PA on September 29, 1994. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 6124 at Horseshoe Curve

A Conrail westbound bound for St. Louis behind a Conrail C40-8W 6124 and SP and Rio Grande tunnel motors comes around Horse Shoe Curve on September 30, 1994. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 6124 west at Horseshoe Curve

Conrail C40-8W No. 6124 teams up with SP and DRGW power to move a westbound freight up the grade around Horseshoe Curve on Sept. 30, 1994. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 6159 at Cresson, PA

Conrail C40-8W No. 6159 leads a westbound ballast train past closed MO Tower at Cresson, PA, in August 1995. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 6161 at Leetsdale, PA

Auto parts cars head west through Leetsdale, PA, behind a pair of C40-8Ws, including leader 6161, in a deluge which has flooded the side tracks in August 1995. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 6185 at Capitol Tower in Harrisburg, PA

Conrail C40-8W No. 6185 approaches Capitol Tower with a hopper train, in May 1996. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 6185 at Johnstown, PA

An eastbound Conrail TV train rolls through Johnstown, PA, behind C40-8W No. 6185 and 6079, in August 1995. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 6186 near Horseshoe Curve

A westbound Conrail freight behind C40-8W No. 6186 is approaching Horse Shoe Curve on Sept. 30, 1994. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 6186 west near Horseshoe Curve

Conrail C40-8W No. 6186 leads a westbound freight just east of Horseshoe Curve on Sept. 30, 1994. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 6195 Temple, PA

A westbound Conrail freight on the Allentown-Reading main at Temple, PA, on May 30, 1996, behind a pair of C40-8Ws Nos. 6195 and 6213. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 6200 at Horseshoe Curve

A westbound Conrail freight led by C40-8W 6200 negotiates Horse Shoe Curve on September 29, 1994. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 6201 at Altoona, PA

Eastbound Conrail ore empties led by C40-8W 6201 slide past Alto Tower in Altoona, PA on September 30, 1994. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 6221 at Altoona, PA

Conrail coal train heads east with C40-8W 6221 trailing approaching the Juniata Locomotive Shops at Altoona, PA, in August 1995. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 6232 at Gallitzin, PA

An eastbound Conrail TV train with CR 6232 on the point approaches Gallitzin Tunnel on Sept. 29, 1994. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 6247 at Lilly, PA

Conrail eastbound freight led by CR 6247 meets a westbound freight near Lilly, PA on Sept. 29, 1994. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 6358 at Horseshoe Curve

A westbound Conrail freight led by SD40-2's 6358 and 6366 climbs the grade approaching Horseshoe Curve, on October 3, 1994. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 6361 at Cresson, PA

Conrail helpers, including the CR 6361 facing the camera, tug on the tail of a loaded coal train passing MO Tower which by this date in August 1995, was closed. Doug Davidson photo with permission

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