Conrail Coal Train in 1988.

It was a hazy sunny August morning when I exposed this trailing view of a Conrail coal train east of Bennington Curve on the famous former Pennsylvania Railroad grade between Altoona and Gallitzin.

Exposed on Kodak Verichrome Pan black & white negative film using a Rollei Model T (with Zeiss f3.5 75mm Tessar lens) with 645 (superslide) insert. Processed in Kodak D-76 diluted 1:1 with water. Negative scanned with an Epson V750, contrast adjusted electronically.
Exposed on Kodak Verichrome Pan black & white negative film using a Rollei Model T (with Zeiss f3.5 75mm Tessar lens) with 645 (superslide) insert. Processed in Kodak D-76 diluted 1:1 with water. Negative scanned with an Epson V750, contrast adjusted electronically.

Tracking the Light is on Autopilot while Brian is traveling.

3 thoughts on “Conrail Coal Train in 1988.”

  1. This photograph is stunning as I feel it philosophically expresses a lot of things, the coal which was the bread of Norfolk and Western; Altoona, which was where the legendary PRR’s Juniata is situated as well as its famous lines and then the journey of Conrail into its new owner(s) 10 years later. Bravo once again, its the Journey of History charmingly reflected in a photograph combining all my favorite railroads in the year of my birth.

    Nothing could be greater than this Brian. Thanks again!

  2. Beautiful, and it captures the spirit of the Standard Railroad which recently celebrated its birthday under its able successor, the Norfolk Southern. Bravo!

    So you did remember! Thanks

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