Conrail commenced operations on April 1, 1976, forty years ago today. Happy Birthday Conrail!
This is the first advertisement for Conrail that appeared in a trade publication, Modern Railroads, in May 1976. Note the original logo with a capital letter C and R. This logo was only in use for about a month before the familiar steel wheels on rails logo appeared. Thanks and a hat tip to Robert S. Waller for preserving this piece of Conrail's history. His Conrail Cyclopedia website at www.crcyc.railfan.net contains a wealth of information and photos.
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