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One of the three EMD Demo SD60 units that Conrail purchased in August 1984 but they did not appear on the roster until January 1986, during which time EMD continued using them as demo units, reducing the cost for Conrail when they officially came on the roster. Unfortunately, this is the only photo I shot of this unit. For some reason, my luck was usually bad with shooting SD60's. If modeling one of Conrail's SD60's, the three EMD Demo units would be the easiets choice, since they have standard class lights, the horn mounted on the cab instead of the long hood, the nose has the standard 2 grabs on the front and 2 grabs to the left side of the nose facing forward, and recessed (low clearance) radiator fans. 6840 was in bad shape when I caught up with it in 1995. (Thanks to Bob Myers, who shot roof photos of the units, I corrected the fan info Aug 10, 2008.)
Location: Wyomissing, PA   11-95
Photo Online: August 17, 2005
CR 6840
CR 6840
Robert Waller (133K)

Taken a few years later, the 6840 is in even worse shape than my shot from 1995 above.
Location: Altoona, PA   1998
Photo Online: April 25, 2006
CR 6840
CR 6840
Mike Stolter (120K)

Finally, we have a shot from the rear of the unit.
Location: Altoona, PA   1998
Photo Online: April 25, 2006
CR 6840
CR 6840
Mike Stolter (114K)

The conductor side is even worse than the engineer side. A real weathering challenge for any modeler.
Location: Altoona, PA   1998
Photo Online: April 25, 2006
CR 6840
CR 6840
Mike Stolter (144K)

With this shot, we now have all angles of 6840.
Location: Altoona, PA   1998
Photo Online: April 25, 2006
CR 6840
CR 6840
Mike Stolter (131K)

Here we see the second EMD Demo unit from the rear. Note the standard class lights on the rear as well. Plus it had been repainted in the Quality scheme. All three demo units (6840-6842) were equipped with Hump Control, the only Conrail SD60's so equipped.
Location: Wyomissing, PA   2-97
Photo Online: August 17, 2005
CR 6841 SD60
CR 6841
Robert Waller (106K)

This is a better shot of 6841, a former demo unit, taken from the front while still in its original paint scheme.
Location: Ashtabula, OH   7-7-92
Photo Online: June 18, 2004
CR 6841
CR 6841
Dave Trenn (164K)

If you choose to model one of the non-EMD demo units, you will have a much more difficult time. For example, the tall battery box is unique to Conrail SD60's, so is the countersunk radiator fans, the three grab irons up the engineer side of the noew, and the FRA-approved class lights. Plus the inertial intake grid is countersunk on Conrail units. These were also the first Conrail units with white boards.
Location: Reading, PA (CP Belt)   10-96
Photo Online: August 17, 2005
CR 6844
CR 6844
Robert Waller (99K)

You can see the taller than usual cab signal box on the front of 6847 as it leads PIBE (Pittsburgh - Bethlehem) along with an unidentified GP40-2.
Location: Wyomissing, PA   3-31-96
Photo Online: August 17, 2005
CR 6847 SD60
CR 6847
Robert Waller (139K)

6848 is teamed with a Norfolk Southern unit.
Location: Allentown, PA   [no date]
Photo Online: February 19, 2005
CR 6848
CR 6848
Reed Estabrook (80K)

A nice elevated shot of 6849.
Location: Ashtabula, OH   5-7-92
Photo Online: January 31, 2006
CR 6849
CR 6849
Dave Trenn (158K)

A crisp shot by Kevin on the lead of westbound LMPI through Hershey.
Location: Hershey, PA   2-20-99
Photo Online: December 17, 2002
CR 6851
CR 6851
Kevin DeGroff (143K)

6855 has the new white number boards.
Location: Collinwood, OH   10-5-90
Photo Online: January 31, 2006
CR 6855
CR 6855
Dave Trenn (123K)

6856 is heading east in this shot as well ith CR 5635 in the lead.
Location: Wyomissing, PA   8-96
Photo Online: August 17, 2005
CR 6856
CR 6856
Robert Waller (71K)

You can just make out the lower than normal horn mounted in front of the radiator fans.
Location: Reading, PA (CP Belt)   11-96
Photo Online: August 17, 2005
CR 6859 SD60
CR 6859
Robert Waller (100K)

I actually took a decent SD60 photo during the 1990s! And then the developer decides to blow up my photos slightly larger than they should have. I guess I never won when it came to these engines.
Location: Duncannon, PA   9-96
Photo Online: August 17, 2005
CR 6865 SD60
CR 6865
Robert Waller (121K)

Here we have a great shot of the conductor's side of the 6865.
Location: Hummelstown, PA   4-10-99
Photo Online: August 17, 2005
CR 6865
CR 6865
Kevin DeGroff (106K)

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