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  • Photo day—PC lives on at Clinton

    Photo day—PC lives on at Clinton

    Conrail had been in existence for four months already in August 1976 when Edward Hodges photographed equipment for the Conrail Clinton Local behind the Budd Company plant at Clinton, Michigan. Yet the equipment is still in untouched Penn Central paint, a […]

     
  • Bąk—A country junction in Poland

    Bąk—A country junction in Poland

    In the early 2000s, the Polish State Railways (PKP) were quickly cutting back, and in some cases completely closing, passenger services on branch and secondary railway lines. I made a few trips to visit some of these lines in my […]

     
  • Photo day—Conrail at Coldwater

    Photo day—Conrail at Coldwater

    Conrail’s eastbound “Quincy Turn” eases past the former-LS&MS depot at Coldwater, Michigan on 18 May 1983. The train originated at Sturgis, and is headed east over the “Old Road” to the interchange with the Hillsdale County Railroad (HCRC) at Quincy, […]

     
  • Photo day—PC Heritage and a Canadian celebrity

    Photo day—PC Heritage and a Canadian celebrity

    It’s Conrail’s seven-month anniversary, 01 November 1976, but not much has changed on the Clinton Branch. Ed Hodges photographed GP-7 #5819 and caboose #19882 in the full colors of Conrail predecessor Penn Central on the Budd Company siding just south […]

     
  • Photo Day—The Plymouth at Budd

    Photo Day—The Plymouth at Budd

    On a snowy Saturday in January 1987, the Southern Michigan Railroad’s 35-ton Plymouth switcher makes a foray onto the Budd Company siding, just south of Clinton, Michigan. The switcher had been restored the previous year, and was running solo this […]

     
  • Conrail's collision at Millbury, Ohio—11/11/1983

    Conrail’s collision at Millbury, Ohio—11/11/1983

      On the evening of Friday, 11 November 1983, I heard on the news about a major Conrail accident at Millbury, Ohio, just east of Toledo. The next day I happened to be in Toledo with my parents, and so […]

     
  • Photo day—SC-1 on the Academy curve

    Photo day—SC-1 on the Academy curve

    The Michigan winter of 1981–82 was a long and hard one. Signs of winter remain on the spring afternoon of 08 April 1982 as Norfolk & Western Railway train SC-1, the “Super Charger” from Detroit to Kansas City, rounds the […]

     
  • Winter on the NYC "Old Road"

    Winter on the NYC “Old Road”

    By Douglas N. Leffler Attached are several images taken about 1950 in Hudson, Michigan on New York Central’s Toledo, Ohio to Elkhart, Indiana “Old Road” by my late friend, Jim Findlay. Jim was a resident of Hudson and regularly photographed […]

     
  • Winter blues in Tecumseh

    Winter blues in Tecumseh

    Southern boxcar #32984 is probably hoping for a quick return to warmer, sunnier climes of the South as it passes southbound through Tecumseh, Michigan on 22 January 1981, headed for Lenawee Junction. Photographer Edward Hodges was out on this bleak, […]

     
  • Ford Escape

    Ford Escape

    On the overcast afternoon of 14 October 1987, Conrail switcher #9332 returns to the yard with cars from the Ford Motor Company plant in Monroe, MI. The plant was constructed in 1929 by the Newton Steel Corp., and it was […]

     
 

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