Conrail Rainbow Years, Volume 4: The EL Commuter Region


The fourth in a series of titles covering Conrail’s first years of operations (1976-1982), this book features more of the finest in early Conrail photography. The book covers Conrail’s “Rainbow Years” on New Jersey’s ex-EL commuter lines, when motive power in a variety of patched-out color schemes from NJDOT and predecessor railroads operated through the area. A smattering of freshly painted Conrail blue locomotives, as well as other railroads’ locomotives that were purchased to alleviate power shortages, added to the color palette. This book covers both freight and passenger operations across the entirety of Conrail’s ex-EL commuter territory in New Jersey, with over 160 full-color images of Conrail’s unique Rainbow Years.

82 pages, softcover