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All SD70's were built to NS specs. The Conrail SD70 is too new a locomotive for my tastes, which ends around 1997. They are interesting units, but look to much like NS jobs to make me happy. I would have preferred more SD80MACs to these. My opinion.
Location: Indianapolis, IN (Avon Yard)   9-26-98
Photo Online: June 18, 2000
CR 2558
Jeff Lubchansky - Indianapolis, IN (Avon Yard)   9-26-98
CR 2558
Jeff Lubchansky (80K)

Looking through a wide-angle lens makes these units look rather impressive. The paint looks fresh after only two months on the rails.
Location: Indianapolis, IN (Avon Yard)   9-26-98
Photo Online: June 18, 2000
CR 2559
Jeff Lubchansky - Indianapolis, IN (Avon Yard)   9-26-98
CR 2559
Jeff Lubchansky (92K)

Freshly painted unit leads a loaded coal drag.
Location: Ellsworth, PA   8-29-98
Photo Online: September 11, 1998
CR 2564 SD70
Robert Palmer - Ellsworth, PA   8-29-98
CR 2564
Robert Palmer (64K)

Standard unit. Not much else can be said about these locos, other than the model designation is black on this unit.
Location: Conrail's Ellsworth Secondary, PA   8-30-98
Photo Online: October 15, 1998
CR 2566 SD70
Robert Palmer - Conrail's Ellsworth Secondary, PA   8-30-98
CR 2566
Robert Palmer (64K)

The 2566 has seen some service since the photo above.
Location: Elkhart, IN   Unknown
Photo Online: February 2, 2006
CR 2566
Jim Matuska - Elkhart, IN
CR 2566
Jim Matuska (127K)

Rob says the unit was so fresh out of Juniata Shops that he could smell the paint! He also noticed that the "SD70" designation on the battery box of this loco was done black, unlike on other SD70's, which are white.
Location: Shire Oaks, PA   8-29-98
Photo Online: September 11, 1998
CR 2567 SD70
Robert Palmer - Shire Oaks, PA   8-29-98
CR 2567
Robert Palmer (64K)

On a drizzly day, 2567 leads an eastbound freight on the old Middle Division.
Location: Cove, PA   11-2-99
Photo Online: May 30, 2004
CR 2567
John M. Terry - Cove, PA   11-2-99
CR 2567
John M. Terry (125K)

This might be one of the last locomotives by April still in original Conrail paint without a renumbering decal. Tom caught it on the Lehigh Secondary.
Location: Sayre, PA   4-1-00
Photo Online: April 18, 2000
CR 2568
Tom Hannon - Sayre, PA   4-1-00
CR 2568
Tom Hannon (100K)

A side shot of the 2568 in the midst of a Norfolk Southern consist.
Location: Sayre, PA   4-1-00
Photo Online: April 18, 2000
CR 2568
Tom Hannon - Sayre, PA   4-1-00
CR 2568
Tom Hannon (85K)

The unit is heading away.
Location: Sayre, PA   4-1-00
Photo Online: April 18, 2000
CR 2568
Tom Hannon - Sayre, PA   4-1-00
CR 2568
Tom Hannon (93K)

Close up of the conductor side cab of the 2568, one of the last Conrail locomotives to be wearing its original numbers.
Location: Sayre, PA   4-1-00
Photo Online: April 18, 2000
CR 2568
Tom Hannon - Sayre, PA   4-1-00
CR 2568
Tom Hannon (116K)

All it took was one winter in the northeast to make this unit look like a typical Conrail unit.
Location: Oak Island, NJ   2-20-99
Photo Online: June 18, 2000
CR 2559
Jeff Lubchansky - Oak Island, NJ   1-26-99
CR 2569
Jeff Lubchansky (76K)

2570 still looks fairly good since it had been built four months earlier.
Location: Oak Island, NJ   1-26-99
Photo Online: June 18, 2000
CR 2570
Jeff Lubchansky - Oak Island, NJ   1-26-99
CR 2570
Jeff Lubchansky (90K)

Captured on the Lower River track. Tony says that the unit was the lead unit on ATPI-3X (Altoona, PA - Pittsburgh/Conway, PA) after being released from the Juniata Shops. Well, the reason it is sitting in Conemaugh in this photo is because it experienced major computer problems and had to be set off here because the troubleshooters couldn't get the loco to cooperate.
Location: Conemaugh, PA   9-13-98
Photo Online: May 21, 1999
CR 2571 SD70
Tony Kimmel - Conemaugh, PA   9-13-98
CR 2571
Tony Kimmel (67K)

Another shot of 2571, this time leading a westbound freight over the old Middle Division.
Location: Marysville, PA   5-15-99
Photo Online:February 20, 2002
CR 2571
Kevin DeGroff - Marysville, PA   5-15-99
CR 2571
Kevin DeGroff (150K)

Captured at 1998's Altoona Rail Fest, 2574 is all spiffed up for the visitors.
Location: Altoona, PA   1998
Photo Online: June 18, 2000
CR 2574
Kevin DeGroff - Altoona, PA   1998
CR 2574
Kevin DeGroff (155K)

A rear, going-away shot of CR 2572.
Location: Olmsted Falls, OH   3-31-98
Photo Online: February 18, 2000
CR 2572
Arnie Morscher - Olmsted Falls, OH   3-31-98
CR 2572
Arnie Morscher (163K)

Notice the numberboards, with the actual numbers painted on them. Not Conrail practice! You can tell these are NS engines all the way.
Location: South Philadelphia, PA   11-16-98
Photo Online: November 24, 1998
CR 2574 SD70
Robert Palmer - South Philadelphia, PA   11-16-98
CR 2574
Robert Palmer (77K)

Close up of an SD70 builder's plate taken inside Juniata Locomotive Shops.
Location: Altoona, PA   1998
Photo Online: September 10, 1999
SD70 Plate
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SD70 Plate
Kevin DeGroff (99K)

Interior shot of a Conrail SD70 showing the standard control stand and computer display.
Location: Altoona, PA   1998
Photo Online: September 10, 1999
SD70 Cab
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SD70 Cab
Kevin DeGroff (99K)

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