When it was formed, Conrail inherited a mess of unreliable locomotives from it’s predecessors. Some of it’s first purchases were a group of GP40-2s. These were initially purchased to work on the line’s high priority Trailvan trains, however, by the mid 80s they were no longer restricted to this service and were found system wide.

My model is a painted Atlas model, that I have altered to get closer to actual Conrail locomotives. The biggest and most important step was replacing the stock Atlas anti-climber with a part from BLMA. This isn’t the most accurate model, but the additions of the cab signal box and sinclair radio antenna are my attempt to bring it closer to actual Conrail practice.