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I am redesigning this section of the website. It will take time to add everything I would like to add, and re-add from the old section. Right now I am focusing on the book section. More will come, such as the old Office Train pages, as time permits. Thank you for your patience.

Conrail
CR   Covering all aspects of Conrail, such as locomotives, rolling stock, facilities, and scenic shots, from 1976 until 1999. Sorry, we don't cover Conrail beyond 1999.

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Central Railroad of New Jersey
CNJ   The CNJ primarily ran in New Jersey and into the eastern section of Pennsylvania. It was one of the smaller original railroads of Conrail but was a railfan favorite.

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Erie Lackawanna
EL   Originally meant to merge with the Chessie System as a competitor for Conrail, the Erie Lackawanna became one of the original railroads of Conrail in 1976. It comprised much of the northen section of Conrail.

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Lehigh & Hudson River Railway
LHR   The L&HR was the smallest of the six railroads that formed Conrail in 1976. It was a bridge line across northwestern New Jersey, connecting into New York and eastern Pennsylvania.

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Lehigh Valley Railroad
LV   The Lehigh Valley, known for its many paint schemes on its locomotives and freight cars, operated mainly as a coal hauler in eastern Pennsylvania into central New York. It merged into CR in 1976.

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Monongahela Railway
MGA   The MGA was a coal-hauling short line in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, jointly controlled originally by the PRR, NYC, P&LE, and B&O. The railroad was merged into Conrail on May 1, 1993.

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New York Central
NYC   The the New York Central merged with the Pennsylvania to form Penn Central in 1968, much of the railroad's equipment and facilities remained unchanged lomg after Conrail was formed, which is why we feature it here.

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New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad   The oldest ancestor of what became the New York, New Haven & Hartford was the Old Colony Railroad, which opened in 1845. The last of several reorganizations occurred in 1961, and the bankrupt "New Haven" was forced into newly created Penn Central in 1968.

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Penn Central
PC   The largest of the predecessor railroads making up Conrail in 1976, Penn Central probably influenced Conrail the most.

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Pennsylvania Railroad
PRR   Though the Pennsy merged with the New York Central to form Penn Central in 1968, much of the PRR's equipment and facilities remained in use during Conrail.

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Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines
PRSL   The Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines mainly operated in southern New Jersey. It was created in 1933 as a joint consolidation venture between the Pennsylvania and the Reading Company.

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Reading Company
RDG   The Reading Company became an important part of Conrail, with most of Conrail's East-West traffic traveling over the Reading Company from Harrisburg to Allentown.

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