Conrail Rainbow Years, Volume 3: Raritan Valley Line and North Jersey Coast Line Commuter Operations

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by Frank Garon

Publisher: The Garbely Publishing Company
Released: February 19, 2021
ISBN: 978-1-7349588-3-6
Pages: 90
Format: 8.5"x11" softcover

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.