Conrail inherited a large number of early GPs from its predecessors. 7182 is a GP that is an ex-Penn Central unit that hasn’t been given its coat of blue yet.
There are some important precautions that must be taken when installing DCC decoders in Micro-Trains’s SW1500s.
My model of Conrail B23-7 1928 had a frame that “disintegrated”, and I finally got around to replacing it.
I’m using the post-holiday downtime to make some progress on a few projects I’ve got going: repairing my GP10 5863, detailing my new SW1500s: 9590 and 9594, and detailing my new GP7 5601.
The 10 year old Kato SD45 mechanism that will be powering my model of Conrail 6147 has put many scale miles under its wheels. While working on the paint and decals on the shell I realized I should also pay the mechanism some attention.
Conrail only owned 6 “normal” C30-7s, so 6602 is a bit of an oddball compared to the 50 C30-7As that far outnumbered them on the roster. However, in N scale, we don’t have C30-7As available, but way back in 1994 Kato released the C30s in 2 numbers. A few months back I came across one […]
The U23B was General Electric’s equivalent to EMD’s wildly successful GP38. It was a 2300HP road switcher that was aimed at both road and local service. Conrail inherited a number of U23Bs from Penn Central and the Lehigh Valley. They served in duties as intended for a number of years, but were slowly being phased […]
I admit it, I’m a sucker for GP30s. There’s something about the purposeful “bulldog” look to them that I find appealing. Also, they were common secondary power during the early years of Conrail. I already have one, but when Atlas came out with a new run of them a few years ago, and they went […]
Conrail 7883 is an almost stock Atlas GP38.
Conrail’s SD40s were hard working locomotives. It inherited 118 of them from the Penn Central (originally from the PRR) and the CNJ. They proved to be more reliable than their bigger brothers, the SD45s, and as such served in much more widespread and longer service.