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Conrail.Conrail Days

June 7 - 9, 2013.

The Consolidated Rail Corporation arose from a federal bail out of the railroad industry in the 1970s to become a profitable and successful private enterprise.

The railroad started its life with a colorful mixture of aging, classic locomotives. Eventually, as it became profitable, Conrail utilized modern and innovative cars and engines, like the legendary giant SD80MACs and the unique Coilshield cars.

The railroad operated through the heavily populated northeast and served many of the nation's largest cities, from New York and Philadelphia to Chicago. Conrail's demise was a result of a merger between Norfolk Southern and CSX. However, during its 23 years in business, Conrail transformed northeastern railroading from bankruptcy to blue chip status.

Featuring static displays on the: SD60 Series Locomotives; Conway Yard; Conrail Operations In Hershey.

Also featuring: Conrail videos and slide presentations; An operating model train layout by the Lower Susquehanna Valley Model Railroaders; The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania's own Conrail locomotive GP30 No. 2233.

The program, presented in partnership with the Conrail Historical Society, is part of the regular admission.

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