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.
In the mid 80s, the Maryland Midland purchased a pair of former Burlington Northern SD24s. In real life, these engines proved to be short lived on the MMID: being too punishing on their track and ill suited to the railroad’s needs. However, in the alternate reality in which my NCR themed layouts exist, they stuck […]
Some new Maryland Midland power has shown up in York. Back in 2004, I worked on a special run project with Atlas while at MB Klein: Maryland Midland’s GP38-3s. I didn’t buy a set, because I was a broke college student, but I’ve finally rectified that situation.
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.
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.
Conrail 6303 is an ex-Penn Central SD40. It is a Kato SD40 that I custom painted.
Conrail’s SD35 were mostly retired by 1985. A few survived being pressed into service during traffic surges, but their dilapidated condition shows that their time was running out.
This geep started out as an undecorated Atlas model that I detailed and painted to match a Conrail prototype.