Conrail Cyclopedia: Always Updating

Page Updated:
Mar 12, 2015


Locomotives

Rolling Stock

Maintenance

Scenic Gallery:
  Appleman
  Chando
  DeGroff
  Durant
  Durfee
  Hart
  Kuiphoff
  Matuska
  Molesworth
  Morris
  Oltmann
  Palmer
  Trenn
  Waller
  Weber
  Other

CRCyc Library



CRCyc Home

What's New

Contributors


The Conrail Cyclopedia - Serving Conrail fans world-wide since 1998.
 
Photos orgainized by newly added first.
<< Previous Page | 1 | 2 | Next Page >>

It's almost sunset as CR 2354, a former Penn Central GP35 2354 and a U-boat roll past the old Reading Company shops at Rutherford, PA. Kodachrome sure could bring out the deep colors in an image!
Location: Rutherford, PA   1-21-81
Photo Online: March 12, 2015

Robert Waller - Rutherford, PA   1-21-81
Robert Waller (362K)

Two westbound C40-8W's (CR 6066 and 6133) pulling a general freight meet an eastbound unit coal train (CR 6790 SD50 and CR 5560 SD60) at Wyomissing, PA.
Location: Wyomissing, PA   3-24-96
Photo Online: Mar 12, 2015

Robert Waller - Wyomissing, PA   3-24-96
Robert Waller (296K)

We're looking eastbound along the Conrail mainline behind the old Hershey plant. The Hershey switcher sits in the siding.
Location: Hershey, PA   3-29-96
Photo Online: March 12, 2015

Robert Waller - Hershey, PA   3-29-96
Robert Waller (360K)

We're just east of Derry Road in Hershey, looking east at the sidings used for the Hershey plant, as a westbound NS train passes by the Herhsey switcher. Though Conrail technically has not been a Class 1 railroad for several days now, this scene would have been common for years prior. This would be my last day railfanning what I knew as Conrail, since we had moved to Florida in 1997.
Location: Hershey, PA   6-15-99
Photo Online: March 12, 2015

Robert Waller - Hershey, PA   6-15-99
Robert Waller (264K)

I used to love all the run-through and borrowed locomotives we would see while railfanning Conrail in PA, and this day was no different when we caught an old Soo Line ex-Milwaukee Road "bandit" on an eastbound freight at Derry Road in Hershey. I also happened to like the Soo Line, making it even better.
Location: Hershey, PA   6-15-99
Photo Online: March 12, 2015

Robert Waller - Hershey, PA   6-15-99
Robert Waller (312K)

Not long after the Soo Line passed by (photo above), the westbound CP Rail runthrough came through Hershey at Derry Road, with CP 5676 SD40-2 in the rear.
Location: Hershey, PA   6-15-99
Photo Online: March 12, 2015

Robert Waller - Hershey, PA   6-15-99
Robert Waller (318K)

My buddy Lon, sitting on the trailer listening to his scanner, monitors the action in the area as a westbound approaches us at Derry Road in Hershey. The train included a number of dead engines in tow, including a slug and its mate that had been damaged in a derailment. I have photos of those engines on their respective pages here at the CRCyc. We kept meeting up with this train as it made its way into Harrisburg. It's hard to imagine that this was 16 years ago!
Location: Hershey, PA   6-15-99
Photo Online: March 12, 2015

Robert Waller - Hershey, PA   6-15-99
Robert Waller (464K)

While the westbound lead by CR 6570 waits for some eastbound traffic to clear, I snap a closer photo of it, without my good buddy in the shot.
Location: Hershey, PA   6-15-99
Photo Online: March 12, 2015

Robert Waller - Hershey, PA   6-15-99
Robert Waller (356K)

An eastbound meets up with the waiting westbound at Derry Road.
Location: Hershey, PA   6-15-99
Photo Online: March 12, 2015

Robert Waller - Hershey, PA   6-15-99
Robert Waller (300K)

We're finally on our way and working our west toward Harrisburg. We're out at the bridge over Old West Chocolate Ave, one of my favorite spots. The Hershey switcher is passing by us, heading west.
Location: Hershey, PA   6-15-99
Photo Online: March 12, 2015

Robert Waller - Hershey, PA   6-15-99
Robert Waller (400K)

CR 6570 is finnaly on its way west when we meet up with it again at Old West Chocolate Ave.
Location: Hershey, PA   6-15-99
Photo Online: March 12, 2015

Robert Waller - Hershey, PA   6-15-99
Robert Waller (457K)

After a quick lunch, we headed back trackside to catch a westbound passing by behind Hersheypark. (Sized for wallpaper.)
Location: Hershey, PA   6-15-99
Photo Online: March 12, 2015

Robert Waller - Hershey, PA   6-15-99
Robert Waller (530K)

A shot of the old signal at Hersheypark. Since NS had begun replacing the old Reading Company and Conrail signals, I wanted to have a shot of this before it was gone.
Location: Hershey, PA   6-15-99
Photo Online: March 12, 2015

Robert Waller - Hershey, PA   6-15-99
Robert Waller (255K)

Having left Hershey and after having done some train watching in Harrisburg and Rockville, we headed down to the Enola yard and terminal to see what was happening and take one last look. Here we see the west end of the yard.
Location: Enola, PA   6-15-99
Photo Online: March 12, 2015

Robert Waller - Enola, PA   6-15-99
Robert Waller (326K)

Another shot looking down at the engine terminal at Enola.
Location: Enola, PA   6-15-99
Photo Online: March 12, 2015

Robert Waller - Enola, PA   6-15-99
Robert Waller (314K)

A nice overhead view of some freight in the yard.
Location: Enola, PA   6-15-99
Photo Online: March 12, 2015

Robert Waller - Enola, PA   6-15-99
Robert Waller (642K)

After travelling along the yard, we drove down into the engine terminal. I had to get a shot of the sign for posterity. I originally posted this photo in 1999, but this is a new scan. What follows is my orginal text: "Welcome to Enola Yard! This is the old Conrail sign that you used to see when entering the Enola engine terminal trackside. Even though NS had just taken over, NS gons had been a common sight for years in the yard."
Location: Enola, PA   6-15-99
Photo Online: Mar 12, 2015

Robert Waller - Enola, PA   6-15-99
Robert Waller (379K)

Another re-scanned classic from my gallery. Here is the original text from 1999: "This is the infamous Conrail trash can from Enola Engine Terminal in Enola, PA. Shortly after I took this photo a few days after NS took over Conrail in 1999 the can was gone. Now who is laughing at my photo! Mwahahaha! (Lon Godshall was with me when I shot the can and ribbed me about it for days, until someone let us know that the can had suddenly disappeared. Then he changed his tune! I have a feeling the can is resting in peace in a former Conrail employee's backyard.)"
Location: Enola, PA   6-15-99
Photo Online: Mar 12, 2015
Who Kicked The Can?
Robert Waller - Enola, PA   6-15-99
Robert Waller (570K)

My final shot of what I had known as Conrail, even if we were two weeks too late to see the railroad on its last day. A lot has changed in my life since this day in 1999. Hard to imagine it was so long ago! Here is the original text from the post: "The same day I shot the sign and can photos below, I shot the south side of the engine terminal. It's a few days after NS took over in 1999 and no one in Enola is happy. Trains were backed up all over the place, NS crews were pouring in from the deep south to replace Conrail crews that had been sent elsewhere. Total chaos. Everyone suddenly hated their job. It was not a good day to shoot the terminal from trackside, even though we had been down there a few minutes earlier shooting some still-Conrail locos. I snapped this shot as Lon and I drove off. It would be my last view of Enola before heading back home to my neck of the deep south."
Location: Hershey, PA   6-15-99
Photo Online: Mar 12, 2015

Robert Waller - Enola, PA   6-15-99
Robert Waller (324K)

Photos orgainized by newly added first.
<< Previous Page | 1 | 2 | Next Page >>

Copyright (c) 1998-2016 Robert S. Waller. All rights reserved.
Photos for personal use only. All rights reserved by original owner of image.
Reproduction or redistribution in any form without express written permission is prohibited.
The use of Highslide JS is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License.