Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by rr9731's girl, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. rr9731's girl

    rr9731's girl New Member

    does any one know what other roads worked with conrail in the north east during the 90's and what type of railroad loco names you may have seen running with cr units :wave:
  2. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    My first thought after a brief search was to check's Conrail forum but I see
    RR9731 already did that! :) You might still get some responses there but maybe some one here can add some info.

  3. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Guilford System(Boston & Maine), The Suzy Q(Susquahanna) Vermont Central(or Canadian National), Providence and Worster, The Housatonic.

    Some of the locos I've seen were B32's, SD 40's Gp-40's, couple of U36b's, and once before the CSX/NS split, an SD80MAC.
  4. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    The other names you might see were PennCentral, Pennsylvania and New York Central -- the roads that were there before. They would be in faded paint (certainly the last two). There would be a lot of other roads that crossed Conrail, but I don't know which might run with it.
  5. SeriousSam

    SeriousSam Member

    UP worked with Conrail. Or the other way around.
  6. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    I don't know if any diesels lasted in PRR colors into Conrail, though I recall a photo of an NYC engine wearing Conrail patches. Among electrics, some definitely remained in PRR colros into Conrail. I also don't know of any New Haven engines lasting in those colors into 1976 or later.

    The other predecessors of Conrail were Erie-Lackawanna, Reading, Lehigh Valley and Lehigh & Hudson River. Any of those would have been around in the early days. None are appropriate for the 90s.
  7. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    I'm pretty certain that CP Rail had a lot of interchange and interaction with Conrail, particularily in New York State, and around the Chicago area.

  8. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    There would also be commuter runs like NJ Transit. And Amtrak. Someone else would have to say which ones went on Conrail.
  9. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Yes,I seen UP,RG,IC,CP,CN,SP,CSX and other units on trains heading east to include trains heading toward Oak Island.
  10. rr9731's girl

    rr9731's girl New Member

    thanks for the information guys, much appreciated. now just to decide which one to go about using....
  11. Squidbait

    Squidbait Recovering ALCO-holic

    Why choose just one? :D

    I've got pics from the 90's of Conrail trains with Santa Fe, BN, CN&W, SP and UP units both in the consists and leading.
  12. rr9731's girl

    rr9731's girl New Member

    i just didnt want something that would not seem right, but yes more than 2 roads would be good
  13. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Don't forget lease units such as HELM,MPI,GATX,LMS etc. as well.
  14. chooch.42

    chooch.42 Member

    Conrail's Juniata Loco Shop also did paint jobs for several lines - locos would arrive in primer, get thier new work clothes on and leave in consist and sometimes working for owners interchange point. NS seems to be continuing this business (Ohio Central units being done now). I cant list all the RRs, but BN, BNSF,NJDOT,and CAL-TRANS are some I remember. Gives you license for almost anything !!!
  15. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    LMS was owned by Conrail!

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