by L&HR C&S
In the early 1980s Conrail would run the local up the old L&HR from Allentown to Franklin and back on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. After getting out of school, it would be off to see what kind of power they had sent up for the days run. Alot of GP30 and 35s where used, but it could be anything from an SW switcher, an SD9 or GP9 on up. One day, three SD40-2s wheeled a train of 15 mine hoppers north to Franklin. My time with the camera did not start till after the ALCOs where gone, but I did get to see alot of Reading, EL and PC paint on EMD locomotives. On this day, CR 7550 is heading back west before the sun goes down. The picture at Huntsville tells that the end is near; about 3 months before the line shut down, Conrail's C&S department painted the grade crossing warning devices at each crossing.
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