The merger of six bankrupt railroads into the Consolidated Rail Corporation on April 1, 1976 was destined to change the Face of Railroading in the Northeast forever.
During May 1976, Paul Geiger set out to record the first days of the New Giant, and to film what remained of the Erie Lackawanna, Lehigh Valley, Reading, Lehigh and Hudson River, Central New Jersey, and Penn Central.
"Conrail's Beginning" follows Paul's journey, visiting each of the component railroads in locations such as Buffalo, Sayre, Elmira, Binghamton, Newark, Elizabethport, Reading, Harrisburg, and Altoona.
Join us as we explore the beginning of THE major Carrier in the Northeast, the company that bucked the odds and confounded the experts, the Railroad that has come to be known as "Big Blue".
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