Conrail ended its ownership and operation of the Bloomsburg Branch and the Center County Cluster on July 31, 1984. SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority became the new owner. Richard Robey, the new operator, renamed the Bloomsburg Branch the North Shore Railroad (NSHR), and the Center County Cluster the Nittany & Bald Eagle Railroad (NBER).

Conrail provided an OCS for the dedication ceremony of SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority and the new operator. The NSHR ceremony was Aug. 14, 1984 and the NBER ceremony was the following day.

This photo shows the OCS doing a photo runby at a rural crossing north of Northumberland for the media. Other interested folks benefited as well!

CR 7977 (PC 7977) was the OCS locomotive for these ceremonies. CR OCS cars were #10, #12, #26, & #11.


See ex-CR 7977 serving in another OCS service in Roger Durfee's photo .



Photo Date
Conrail Road Number
CR 7977
Post Conrail Owner(s)
Post Conrail Road Number(s)
EMD 777, UP 1930, UP 430, LLPX 2314, IAIS 709

40.924659301539, -76.731067794753

Submitted by Jim Appleman on Thu, 08/11/2022 - 09:16