Freight Car Photos (1976 - 1999)

Open Hoppers

For most of its existence, Conrail depended on a fleet of open hoppers to haul coal from mines all over the system to customers.

Flatcars

From the run-of-the-mill 53' flatcar to unique pieces like the one-of-a-kind FD2 "Queen Mary", Conrail had a very interesting and diverse flatcar fleet.

Coalporters

Conrail rostered a large fleet of coalporter cars. Hollidaysburg Car shops rebuilt old triple hoppers into the G52H, G52L and G52R class starting in 1991.

Autoracks

Conrail rostered a wide assortment of autoracks. From aging open racks dating back to predecessor roads to modern, fully-enclosed TTX cars, you can find them here.

Ore Jennies

Check inside to view photos of the distinctive ex-PRR ore jennies.

Coil Steel Cars

Conrail rostered a wide variety of coil cars. Their fleet was originally composed of cars of EL, RDG, NYC, PRR, and PC origins, and was augmented by several groups Conrail purchased over the years.

Covered Hoppers

Conrail had many different covered hoppers, the vast majority inherited from predecessor roads. Many were sold off to private companies or leasers in the 1990's.

Mechanical Reefers

While not a major portion of Conrail's roster, they did own a handful of mechanical reefers, including the experimental 359020 with a satellite-tracking system to monitor the car's location and temper

Gondolas

Conrail had a wide variety of 52' and 65' gondolas inherited from the predecessor roads to handle the extensive steel and metal business that existed on the system.

Boxcars

From 40' hand-me-downs from the predecessor roads to massive new 86' hi-cube auto parts cars, Conrail had almost every type of boxcar imaginable.

CR cars stored in Rose Yard 6/7/97

An overview of Rose Yard in Altoona, PA on 6/7/97, shows many stored cars that includes 3 bay coal hoppers as well as other rolling stock. CR cars stored in Rose Yard 6/7/97
Photo By: 
Jeff Weaver

CR cars stored in Rose Yard 6/7/97

An overview of Rose Yard in Altoona, PA on 6/7/97, shows many stored cars that includes 3 bay coal hoppers as well as other rolling stock. CR cars stored in Rose Yard 6/7/97
Photo By: 
Jeff Weaver

CR cars stored in Rose Yard 6/7/97

Various stored CR freight cars are seen Rose Yard in Altoona, PA on 6/7/97.CR cars stored in Rose Yard 6/7/97
Photo By: 
Jeff Weaver

CR cars stored in Rose Yard 6/7/97

An overview of Rose Yard in Altoona, PA on 6/7/97, shows many stored cars that includes 3 bay coal hoppers as well as other rolling stock. CR cars stored in Rose Yard 6/7/97
Photo By: 
Jeff Weaver

CR cars stored in Rose Yard 6/7/97

An overview of Rose Yard in Altoona, PA on 6/7/97, shows many stored cars that includes 3 bay coal hoppers as well as other rolling stock. CR cars stored in Rose Yard 6/7/97
Photo By: 
Jeff Weaver

CR cars stored in Rose Yard 6/7/97

An overview of Rose Yard in Altoona, PA on 6/7/97, shows many stored cars that includes 3 bay coal hoppers as well as other rolling stock. CR cars stored in Rose Yard 6/7/97
Photo By: 
Jeff Weaver

CR cars stored in Rose Yard 6/7/97

An overview of Rose Yard in Altoona, PA on 6/7/97, shows many stored cars that includes 3 bay coal hoppers as well as other rolling stock. CR cars stored in Rose Yard 6/7/97
Photo By: 
Jeff Weaver

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