Conrail SD45-2 locomotive roster. Always updating.

Page Updated:
Dec 26, 2005


Locomotives:
  EMD SD:
    SD7
    SD9
    SD35
    SD38
    SD40
    SD40-2
    SD40-2R
    SD45
    SD45-2:
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      Paint Roster
    SDP45
    SD50
    SD60
    SD60M
    SD60I
    SD70
    SD70MAC
    SD80MAC
  EMD GP
  EMD SW
  EMD E/F
  GE Dash7/8
  GE U-Boat
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CR SD45-2 In 1976 Conrail inherited thirteen 3,600hp SD45-2's from the Erie Lackawanna, which had purchased the units in 1972 and were the EL's last new locomotives before Conrail. The EL purchased the locomotives for fast freight service. But the units did not see the same service under Conrail due to their HT-C trucks, thereby restricting them to pusher duty over Horseshoe Curve in Central Pennsylvania for most of their career on Conrail.

These repaint rosters are my attempt to discover how long a predecessor ran in its original paint scheme and when Conrail painted it blue for the first time. All dates listed are the earliest and latest the unit was seen in that paint scheme. Dates often change as new photos are examined. If I know for certain that a date is the absolute earliest or latest, then I mention this in the notes. This is a constant work in progress aimed at helping those of us who model the transition era get our consists looking reasonably accurate for blue, stenciled, and original paint scheme ratios.

                    Latest    Earliest    Latest    Earliest
 CR #   Former #    Former    Stencils   Stencils     Blue     Note
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 6654    EL 3669   --------   04/01/77   --------   08/??/78
 6655    EL 3670   06/??/76   --------   --------   04/12/77
 6656    EL 3671   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6657    EL 3672   --------   --------   --------   11/??/77
 6658    EL 3673   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6659    EL 3674   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6660    EL 3675   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6661    EL 3676   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6662    EL 3677   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6663    EL 3678   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6664    EL 3679   --------   11/18/76   --------   --------
 6665    EL 3680   --------   08/??/78   --------   --------
 6666    EL 3681   --------   02/27/77   --------   --------
 Roster Notes:
  A. Engine spotted stored in CR stencils by latest date listed.
  B. Engine spotted in deadline in CR stencils with a line through road number by latest date listed.
  C. Engine spotted stored in original predecessor paint and numbers by latest date listed.
  D. Engine spotted stored though fully repainted in Conrail colors. Still looking for date loco had been repainted while still in service.





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