Well, you might be able to guess that this was my first ever train photo.
This is Delaware & Hudson train PYPO (most likely) traveling east (north)
across Conrail's Rockville Bridge in Harrisburg, PA. This photo was taken
on June 6, 1988 on an instamatic ASA200 camera...
Here is a picture of Conrail's Electronic Controlled Pneumatic brakes
train, at Hershey PA. This is train XSG-18E on February 2, 1997. The
coal test train has been running on UEP/XSG Eddystone coal trains using
SD60M's 5521-5523 and 5525 for power. (Image shown full-size)
This is a picture of an ECP-equipped hopper car. Note the yellow painted
corners. Another spotting feature (at night) is the LED (light-emitting
diode) on the CCU (Car Control Unit) on one end of the car. (Image shown
This is a Reading & Northern passenger excursion at a photo runby at
Tamaqua tunnel. This trip ran in June, 1992; and was one of the first
passenger trips from Leesport to Jim Thorpe over the then-new connection
from the R&N to the Carbon & Schuylkill at Haucks.
LMS 712 is a C40-8W leased by Conrail. LMS stands for Locomotive Management
Services, which is co-owned by General Electric and Conrail. These units
have spent much time on Canadian National and Union Pacific. Note the
retrofit air conditioner to the rear of the left (fireman's) side of the
Oops! That about sums this one up... Used to be C36-7 6641. Photo by Kevin Burkholder