Conrail began operations on April 1, 1976. Its
mandate was to revitalize rail service in the Northeast
and Midwest operating as a for-profit company.
Conrail's economic recovery and turnaround began in
1980 when the Staggers Rail Act, which largely
deregulated railroads, was signed into law. Conrail
company is a jointly-owned subsidiary, with CSX and
NS. Large version comes with supports.