Reading in the Conrail Era
Vol. 1: 1976-1982
By Bob Davis.
Cloth with dust jacket, 8.5x11.5", 128 glossy pages, color photos throughout. April 1, 2023 release.
"Volume 1 begins with a sampling of the final year of the Reading as an independent company and continues with a look at the first seven years of the railroad as an important component of the new Conrail system.
"We see the multi-color motive power of early Conrail gradually transforming into CR “dress blue” with more variety provided by the diesels of the Delaware & Hudson, whose trackage rights over the Reading continued into the Conrail era."