The Conrail story from 1988 and 1989, along with vintage film from predecessor Penn Central. See Conrail’s former Reading line as we head through Allentown, Reading and other scenic spots including many small towns and splendid countryside. The scenic Southern Tier on the former Erie mainline brings lots of action with Conrail, NYS&W and Delaware & Hudson trains – and more! Learn the Conrail story that saved the rail industry by merging many failed roads into a first-class operation. See a great variety of diesel power and freight cars before the graffiti era. The 1988-era was at the point in time when Conrail had transformed itself into a successful railroad.
See some scenes from the early 1970s with a struggling Penn Central and its collection of old and eclectic diesels. This material was shot over a two year period of time, in all seasons. It was shot by videographer, Tom Luckey in a professional video format. It has been digitized, image enhanced and edited to bring you a look at many things you miss, but can no longer see. Conrail was split up into parts of the NS and the CSX system in 1999. We bring it back to your screen!