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9/19/2021
 
 
 
 
 
By:David Abeles
Dates:12/30/1994 - 9/20/2008
Album Info:I began learning rail photography in 1994, with the purchase of a Nikon FG. Most of my time was spent watching Conrail trains on the ex-Lehigh Valley mainline in western NJ, and this album will be a cross-section of my work from those early days through the end of my film days on the NS Lehigh Line. All images are scanned from 35mm slides, and more will come along as I scan them...and I'm hoping the scans will get better as I learn more about scanning!
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Fall at Pattenburg Curve
Title:  Fall at Pattenburg Curve
Description:  Conrail train PIOI rounds Pattenburg Curve in the hamlet of the same name as western New Jersey's fall colors peak in October 1994.
Photo Date:  10/16/1994  Upload Date: 9/5/2009 7:03:30 PM
Location:  Pattenburg, NJ
Author:  David Abeles
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Locomotives:  CR 5541(SD60M)
Views:  760   Comments: 4
Fighting the Storm
Title:  Fighting the Storm
Description:  Conrail train ALSE-7 works up the grade at Bloomsbury, NJ, as snow begins to accumulate on December 27, 1997. The old LV signal at right stands guard while 2 SD60M's, 5506 and 5503, grind east with 103 cars of manifest towards New Jersey's "Continental Divide."
Photo Date:  12/27/1997  Upload Date: 9/1/2009 6:57:01 PM
Location:  Bloomsbury, NJ
Author:  David Abeles
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Locomotives:  CR 5506(SD60M) CR 5503(SD60M)
Views:  596   Comments: 1
Racing a Spring Shower
Title:  Racing a Spring Shower
Description:  Conrail train ALCA (Allentown, PA to Camden, NJ) emerges from Musconetcong Tunnel into Pattenburg, NJ, just ahead of a spring shower in May 1998.
Photo Date:  5/24/1998  Upload Date: 9/5/2009 6:56:25 PM
Location:  Pattenburg, NJ
Author:  David Abeles
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Locomotives:  CR 6234(C40-8W)
Views:  369   Comments: 0
Leaving a Storm Behind
Title:  Leaving a Storm Behind
Description:  Conrail train SENS (Selkirk, NY to NS at Hagerstown, MD) pulls slowly up the Royce Running Track in Manville, NJ, to tie down for a crew change, leaving a massive spring thunderstorm behind in May 1998.
Photo Date:  5/13/1998  Upload Date: 9/5/2009 6:56:11 PM
Location:  Manville, NJ
Author:  David Abeles
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Locomotives:  CR 6066(C40-8W)
Views:  340   Comments: 0
Steel City Curve
Title:  Steel City Curve
Description:  Conrail GP40-2 3334 pilots two NS diesels and train ALSE around Steel City Curve in Bethlehem, PA, with a backdrop of the rolling mill at Bethlehem Steel just months before the NS/CSX split of Conrail. A loaded coal train for Portland, PA, is tied down on the River Running Track in the background.
Photo Date:  5/31/1998  Upload Date: 9/5/2009 6:55:36 PM
Location:  Bethlehem, PA
Author:  David Abeles
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Locomotives:  CR 3334(GP40-2)
Views:  613   Comments: 1
Still Calling Themselves AL-18
Title:  Still Calling Themselves AL-18
Description:  The crew on NS local H-74 was still calling themselves by their Conrail symbol as they rolled through the newly-single tracked tunnel in October 1999.
Photo Date:  10/25/1999  Upload Date: 9/5/2009 7:19:23 PM
Location:  Pattenburg, NJ
Author:  David Abeles
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Locomotives:  NS 2933(GP38)
Views:  271   Comments: 0
ML-440 Crosses the South Branch of the Raritan River
Title:  ML-440 Crosses the South Branch of the Raritan River
Description:  NS has been running Conrail for just more than 6 months as ML-440 rolls east through Neshanic, NJ, crossing the placid waters of the South Branch of the Raritan River with a colorful lashup on a misty morning.
Photo Date:  11/13/1999  Upload Date: 9/5/2009 7:25:28 PM
Location:  Neshanic, NJ
Author:  David Abeles
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Locomotives:  NS 5401(SD50)
Views:  656   Comments: 2
Light Power
Title:  Light Power
Description:  Light power rolls downgrade at Bloomsbury, NJ, several days after a snowfall in Febraury 2000.
Photo Date:  2/12/2000  Upload Date: 9/5/2009 7:19:51 PM
Location:  Bloomsbury, NJ
Author:  David Abeles
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Locomotives:  NS 9234(C40-9W)
Views:  271   Comments: 0
RR-282
Title:  RR-282
Description:  Eastbound roadrailers symboled RR-282 highball through Neshanic, NJ, headed for E-rail in June 2000.
Photo Date:  6/3/2000  Upload Date: 9/5/2009 7:29:28 PM
Location:  Neshanic, NJ
Author:  David Abeles
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Locomotives:  NS 6790(SD60M)
Views:  366   Comments: 1
212 and Late Fall Colors
Title:  212 and Late Fall Colors
Description:  NS 212 rolls downhill into Jutland, NJ, surrounded by late fall colors in 2001.
Photo Date:  10/28/2001  Upload Date: 9/6/2009 11:45:58 AM
Location:  Jutland, NJ
Author:  David Abeles
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Locomotives:  NS 9466(C40-9W)
Views:  291   Comments: 1
NS H76 on the L&HR Bridges
Title:  NS H76 on the L&HR Bridges
Description:  NS local H76, a turn from Allentown Yard to Portland, PA and an interchange with Delaware-Lackwanna, rumbles into New Jersey across the former L&HR bridges at Philipsburg.
Photo Date:  5/7/2005  Upload Date: 9/6/2009 11:32:57 AM
Location:  Phillipsburg, NJ
Author:  David Abeles
Categories:  Bridge
Locomotives:  NS 5097(GP38-2)
Views:  344   Comments: 0
214 Meets the Dawn
Title:  214 Meets the Dawn
Description:  NS 214 meets the first light of a misty dawn as it blasts east through CP67 at Bloomsbury, NJ.
Photo Date:  5/6/2005  Upload Date: 9/6/2009 11:35:47 AM
Location:  Bloomsbury, NJ
Author:  David Abeles
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Locomotives:  NS 8690(C40-8)
Views:  332   Comments: 0
214 meeting 19G
Title:  214 meeting 19G
Description:  214 heads straight for Musconetcong Mountain as NS 19G rounds the curve under I-78, slowing to wait for 214 to clear CP67 early in the morning of May 7, 2005.
Photo Date:  5/7/2005  Upload Date: 9/6/2009 11:36:04 AM
Location:  Bloomsbury, NJ
Author:  David Abeles
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Locomotives:  NS 8690(C40-8)
Views:  301   Comments: 0
Sometimes, things DO get better
Title:  Sometimes, things DO get better
Description:  As part of the installtion of a 3-mile controlled siding, NS had to clear brush along the Lehigh Line, opening up this shot near Stanton Station, NJ. All we need now is a Farmall next to the barn! Here, NS 65J heads west into evening light behind a nice conventional cab SD70.
Photo Date:  8/12/2007  Upload Date: 9/6/2009 11:36:30 AM
Location:  Stanton Station, NJ
Author:  David Abeles
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Locomotives:  NS 2543(SD70)
Views:  331   Comments: 1
H74 heads for Washington
Title:  H74 heads for Washington
Description:  NS H74, the Allentown, PA to Washington, NJ turn, diverges from the Lehigh Line and heads northeast up the old DL&W Philipsburg Branch towards Washington, NJ.
Photo Date:  8/12/2007  Upload Date: 9/6/2009 11:36:40 AM
Location:  Phillipsburg, NJ
Author:  David Abeles
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NS 5353(GP38-2)
Views:  290   Comments: 1


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