2016-2: We explore the colorful Maine Central in the period just before the Guilford takeover, followed by a look back at the quirky M&O Subway that once served Fort Worth, Texas. Travis Outhit takes us up to Altus Hill in the Burlington Northern era, while Mike Bednar takes us off the beaten path in Pennsylvania. All this and more in the 2016-2 issue of Trains & Railroads of the Past!
If the Penn Central merger that brought the Pennsylvania Railroad and New York Central together was a disaster, what would you expect to get when you add five more ailing bankrupt carriers? That’s what the managers of Conrail were faced with on April 1, 1976. There is one thing for sure, it was one of the most interesting times to be a railfan!
It sounds like the roar of a jet engine coming around the sharp curve at Summit’s west end and coming into view with a heavy eastbound drag is what appears to be another snub-nosed diesel in UP livery. It looks like a diesel carbody, but sounds like an airplane struggling to become airborne.