GP40 #3271 was assigned to a tie replacement train at Conpit Junction. When I was in 11th grade, my father and I took a weekend to drive down to Conpit Junction (near Johnstown, PA) after I was enticed by a 1991 issue of "Railpace" news magazine. (Please excuse the quality; this is a scan from a print from a very cheap point-and-shoot of 1990s technology). Just our luck, it turned out to be the same weekend the tie replacement gang was out, and so traffic through the area was limited. This shot is of the work train pulling out on the morning of July 14, 1993 from a secondary track where it had been parked the night before. I didn't think anything of it at time time, but I'm glad I got that PRR-style signal mast in the background!
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