The Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) was incorporated in October 1974. It was formed under the auspices of the United States Railway Association, a quasi-public agency established for the purpose of solving the problems of bankrupt railroads in the Northeast and Midwest. The Conrail photograph collection consists of a large number of images from its company files, but the majority of the material comes from its predecessor companies: Pennsylvania Railroad and Penn Central Transportation Company.
The selected images in this digital collection consist of views from 30th St. Station (concourse and power house interiors); Madison Square Garden under construction; views of Pennsylvania Railroad employees at a number of jobs (dispatcher, engineer, welder, foreman, secretary) and locations, including Altoona and Hollidaysburg shops, Greenville barge transfer in Brooklyn; and lastly, creative photography of objects commonly found in the plants and offices of the railroad.
For more information on this collection, view the finding aid online.