Conrail Rainbow Years
Volume 3: Raritan Valley Line and North Jersey Coast Line Commuter Operations
By Frank Garon.
Softcover, 8x11", 90 pages, color photos throughout. 2021.
"The third 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' during contracted commuter operations in New Jersey, when motive power in a variety of patched-out color schemes from NJDOT and predecessor railroads operated along the Raritan Valley and North Jersey Coast Lines. A smattering of freshly painted NJDOT locomotives, as well as other railroads' locomotives that were purchased to alleviate power shortages, added to the color palette.
"This book features over 140 full-color images of Conrail's unique Rainbow Years."