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A bit far from it's old stomping ground on Horseshoe Curve, CR 6655 proves that these units could sometimes be found pulling regular freight trains across the system. Again the trademark EL horns mounted over the engineer's cab. In mid-1992 Conrail rebuilt this unit with a 3000hp prime mover.
Location: Philadelphia, PA   11-98
Photo Online: December 13, 1998
CR 6655 SD45-2
Rob Palmer - Philadelphia, PA   11-98
CR 6655
Rob Palmer (68K)

SD45-2 6657 leading TV-8BX.
Location: Middlefield station, MA   5-27-84
Photo Online: September 12, 2007

Carl Weber - Middlefield station, MA   5-27-84
CR 6657
Carl Weber (196K)

Close up of the conductor side cab and trucks.
Location: Unknown   1994
Photo Online: September 4, 1999
CR 6659 SD45-2
Rob Russell - 1994
CR 6659
Rob Russell (70K)

Detail shot of the fuel tank and mid-section of 6659. Note the blue paint on the tank.
Location: Unknown   1994
Photo Online: September 4, 1999
CR 6659 SD45-2
Rob Russell - 1994
CR 6659
Rob Russell (61K)

Shot of the conductor side rear of the unit.
Location: Unknown   1994
Photo Online: September 4, 1999
CR 6659 SD45-2
Rob Russell - 1994
CR 6659
Rob Russell (68K)

A typical unit painted in Conrail's first scheme with black numberboards and bottom foot step painted in white trim. Other than that, not much else to say. Doing pusher duty in Altoona. These units were eventually replaced several years later with SD40-2's. For more information on this unit, see EL 3675 below.
Location: Altoona, PA   5-2-87
Photo Online: January 8, 1999
CR 6660 SD45-2
Arnie Morscher - Altoona, PA   5-2-87
CR 6660
Arnie Morscher (106K)

SD45-2 6660 at North Adams Junction, Pittsfield, MA. One of a four unit lash-up, which had been busy this day moving empty and loaded ballast trains back and forth between Pittsfield and West Springfield.
Location: Pittsfield, MA   6-16-84
Photo Online: September 12, 2007

Carl Weber - Pittsfield, MA   6-16-84
CR 6660
Carl Weber (188K)

It's shortly after the Conrail start up as this still-EL SD45-2 leads a freshly painted U23B. This unit was built in July 1972, became CR 6660 as pictured above in the Conrail photos, then suffered an engine failure in 1998. It was eventually sold to the Reading & Northern, where it became R&N 3600.
Location: Unknown
Photo Online:July 23, 2001
EL 3675
Kevin DeGroff
(CR 6660) EL 3675
Kevin DeGroff (131K)

Prior to working most of their time in Altoona, the SD45-2's also saw regular freight service around the system.
Location: Gang Mills, NY   3-16-85
Photo Online:July 8, 2002
CR 6662
Kevin DeGroff - Gang Mills, NY   3-16-85
CR 6662
Kevin DeGroff (112K)

Another typical unit in pusher service.
Location: Altoona, PA   5-2-87
Photo Online: January 8, 1999
CR 6663 SD45-2
Arnie Morscher - Altoona, PA   5-2-87
CR 6663
Arnie Morscher (97K)

A nice elevated shot of locomotive showing roof details. Hey, think the engineer knows his lunch is sitting on the nose roof of a trailing unit? I wonder what he had that day. I hope it didn't smell that bad.
Location: Altoona, PA   5-2-87
Photo Online: January 8, 1999
CR 6664 SD45-2
Arnie Morscher - Altoona, PA   5-2-87
CR 6664
Arnie Morscher (132K)

Conrail 6665 repainted in the Quality scheme.
Location: Cresson, PA   8-19-95
Photo Online: August 10, 2008

Dave Trenn - Cresson, PA   8-19-95
CR 6665
Dave Trenn (145K)

Taken in Altoona, we have the "first and the last" SD45-2's. The 6654 and the 6666, which were resting between helper assignments. Carl says that he always liked the big "bathtubs", and the 6666 was the one he looked for.
Location: Altoona, PA   8-24-85
Photo Online: July 22, 2007

Carl Weber - Altoona, PA   8-24-85
CR 6666
Carl Weber (234K)

Broadside view of the 6666 in Altoona. Many of the "bathtub" SD45-2's took a "busman's holiday" in early 1984, working as road power on the old Boston & Albany.
Location: Altoona. PA   8-24-85
Photo Online: July 22, 2007

Carl Weber - Altoona. PA   8-24-85
CR 6666
Carl Weber (199K)

Kevin writes: An almost-brand new SD45-2 at Buffalo. Notice the yellow overspray on the fuel tanks. A couple of other EL SD45-2s were similarly afflicted, including 3678. Paint quality similar to Alco! No wonder EMD died, like Alco did.
Location: Buffalo, NY   c1972
Photo Online:July 23, 2001
EL 3681
Kevin DeGroff Collection - Buffalo, NY   c1972
(CR 6666) EL 3681
Kevin DeGroff Collection (110K)

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