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Wreck Train
Some of the largest maintenance of way equipment Conrail owned was wreck train service: heavy diesel cranes, derricks, wreckers, and more.
Updated: Sep 19, 2014

Wreck Train

Track Gang
Ballast regulators, American cranes, Fairmont tampers, Plasser Assistant Roadmasters, Burro cranes, and more that keep it all running.
Updated: Jun 2, 2005

Hoppers

Jordan Spreaders
A spreader shapes ballast profiles, spreading gravel along the ties. They can also be used to remove snow, build banks, dig ditches, and trim brush.
Updated: Sep 19, 2014

Jordan Spreaders

Ballast Train
A look at Conrail's ballast hoppers and side-dump cars. The Ballast Express locomotives can be found on the C32-8 and C36-7.
Updated: Dec 28, 2005

Ballast

Snow Removal
Conrail had everything from ancient Russell snow plows built in the 1930s to ultra-modern blowers equipped with jet aircraft engines.
Updated: Jun 20, 2006

Snow Removal

Vehicles
The Oak Island crane, the Altoona crane, yellow trucks, blue trucks, fuel trucks, and many more different types of Conrail Vehicles.
Updated: Feb 3, 2004

Vehicles

Storage Cars
If you have damaged boxcars, baggage cars, and other rolling stock, take a lesson from the prototype and turn them into storage cars.
Updated: Mar 13, 2004

Storage Cars

MoW Gondolas
Conrail had a large fleet of dedicated maintenance of way gondolas that carried everything from scrap rail to complete switches.
Updated: Jun 2, 2005

MoW Gondolas

Scale Test Cars
Some of the funkiest looking equipment were scale test cars that Conrail used to make sure their scales were properly weighing freight.
Updated: Dec 23, 2005

Scale Test Cars

Other Equipment
Conrail had so many interesting pieces of maintenance equipment. Equipment here just doesn't fit into any categories yet.
Updated: Dec 23, 2005

Other Equipment

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