Monday, April 04, 2016

(04-01) Frontispiece with 'Conrail' 8098

The preserved SCL SD45 looks even nicer, now that it is fully lettered.

Neat juxtaposition of motive power. Would have been really nice to have had the CR, PC, EL, LV, RDG, CNJ 
and MGA Heritage units all gathered together for a group photo, somewhere on the system, but that mini CR anniversary 'celebration' wasn't going to happen, with the Canadian beaver breathing down the American stallion's neck with merger overtures. Hey, as distracted as they are by the CP's advances, at least NS officially DID mark the occasion with a CR photo on its website Frontispiece on the April 1 'birth' date, which it was by no means obliged to do!   ---NSC


Today, April 1, marks the 40th anniversary of the beginning of Conrail operations.  In this photo, Conrail No. 8098 (on right) rolls past Seaboard Coast Line No. 2024.