Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Conrail Historical Society Convention

Received the following via email from Kermit Geary, Jr. The text, captions and first photo are his. The other 3 photos are by Nate Haydt.

Greetings: Spent the last weekend sloshing through the rain in the Altoona, PA area with the Conrail Historical Society in search of the SD80MAC's. Saw the last two in Dress Blue (albeit faded) along with many sisters who already got the 'dip' treatment from NS. Sundays tour of the Juniata Shops was interesting, but with a complete photo ban in effect, was unable to document any changes. The Saturday banquet was good with the NS regional General Manager, Bob Bartle, giving many insights to the whys and hows of major projects past and pending in the area.

Otherwise, spending the last week of freedom before heading back to work with Sperry Rail Service.....maybe we'll be testing through your home town!!!

"Giggles the Bus Boy" enlivens the CRHS banquet

"Spirit of Conrail" lives on for now...by Nate Haydt

NS 7205..one of two SD80MAC's still in dress blue. South Fork, PA by Nate Haydt

NS 7215 at South Fork, PA by Nate Haydt