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  • Photo day—All black in Toledo

    Photo day—All black in Toledo

    Conrail GP38-2 #8006, along with a sister also still in Penn Central black, lead a northbound train approaching the Nebraska Avenue crossing in Toledo, Ohio on 24 August 1982. The lead locomotive was built by EMD for Penn Central in […]

     
  • Photo day—Good Friday at Clinton

    Photo day—Good Friday at Clinton

    On Good Friday, 17 April 1981, Edward Hodges photographed Conrail’s Clinton Local switching at the Budd Company siding in Clinton, Michigan. The Local’s “regular” locomotive GP-8 #5457 manoeuvres a Penn Central boxcar on the plant siding, while the rest of […]

     
  • Photo day—Crossing over at Lima

    Photo day—Crossing over at Lima

    A southbound Chessie System (B&O) freight bounces through the crossovers located just north of NS Tower in Lima, Ohio on 23 May 1982. Lead unit Western Maryland SD40 #7570 still wears the line’s attractive “speed lettering” livery. Delivered to the […]

     
  • Photo day—Spring weather near Tecumseh

    Photo day—Spring weather near Tecumseh

    The leaves on the line side trees are coming out as Conrail’s “Clinton Local” approaches Tecumseh, Michigan on 21 May 1981. The train had just crossed the River Raisin trestle and was leaning into the curve behind Paul’s Trailer Court […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
 

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