Friday, June 18, 2010
A former Penn Central EMD SW-1 switcher and N5 class caboose at Washington DC not long after the creation of Conrail. August 1976. From the internet.
Welcome aboard Eddie's Railfan Page from the city of Chicago Illinois.
Although I mostly post photos and videos from My own personal collection here, I occasionally enjoy the opportunity to surf the internet to find historic or even unique material to keep things fresh.
The railroad Conrail, offially known as Cosolidated Rail Corp, was created by the United States Govorment under then U.S President Gerald Ford in April of 1976, to bail out and keep operating six important and very bankrupt northeastern United States railroads. The Penn Central was so broke financially, that it proboubly topped the list at the time.
It is August of 1976, and a now Conrail EMD SW-1 and class N-5 caboose, are viewed at work in Washington DC during America's BiCentenial year.