Conrail's Western Region was initially comprised of three former NYC divisions (Cleveland, Toledo, and Chicago) and one PRR (Fort Wayne). Follow the early efforts to maintain operation while rehabilitation was taking place and watch in the 1980s as Conrail operations began to really take off.
The early years include many photographs of locomotives of predecessor railroads stenciled with "CR". Pool power and early Amtrak add interest to this title.
Contents:The Four Divisions Comprising Conrail's Western Region, pp. 4-5;Part 1: The Early Years 1976-1979:Trackside on the Cleveland Division, pp. 6-11;Trackside on the Toledo Division, pp. 12-19;Toledo Division Branch Lines in Michigan, pp. 20-48;The Air Line, pp. 49-57;Trackside on the Chicago Division, pp. 58-64;Trackside on the Ft. Wayne Division, pp. 65-79;Part 2: Conrail Keeps it Moving on the Western Region 1980-1990:Trackside on the Michigan Branch, pp. 80-84;Trackside on Conrail's Elkhart-Toledo Main Line, pp. 85-101;Trackside Around Toledo, pp. 102-117;Trackside Eastward on the Toledo and Cleveland Divisions, pp. 118-128.
Hardcover with jacket, 128 pages, standard portrait size, Color images with captions.