Conrail local freight FW13 with the still PC painted 9131 is switching Strauss Fertilizer at North Manchester, IN in April 1976. The dust in the background was caused by a gondola derailing as the photographer took the shot. FW13 originated out of Ft. Wayne, IN during Conrail years to give Saturday only service on the Mexico Secondary, a remnant of an ex PRR line that originally ran between Logansport and Butler, IN but by April 1976 only ran from North Manchester to Mexico, IN. Paul Lutz photo with permission
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Conrail Road Number
Predecessor Paint Scheme

41.000601, -85.768597

Submitted by CRHS Admin on Sat, 09/26/2020 - 23:57