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This is what they call the 'class unit,' the first production unit of the model made.
Location: Morrisville, PA   2-98
Photo Online: May 12, 1999
CR 4100 SD80MAC
Robert Palmer - Morrisville, PA   2-98
CR 4100
Robert Palmer (60K)

A sole SD80MAC pulling an intermodal was a rare sight, especially in 1996, when CR usually ran them in pairs.
Location: Berea, OH   3-9-96
Photo Online: July 22, 2005
CR 4100
Jay Brown - Berea, OH   3-9-96
CR 4100
Jay Brown (168K)

4100 on the team track with other 80MAC's
Location: Elkhart, IN   4-5-98
Photo Online: March 22, 2009

Alan Gaines - Elkhart, IN   4-5-98
CR 4100
Alan Gaines (242K)

4101 is lashed up with 4112 hauling a freight through Ohio.
Location: Olmsted Falls, OH   6-21-97
Photo Online: July 22, 2005
CR 4101
Jim Shields - Olmsted Falls, OH   6-21-97
CR 4101
Jim Shields (63K)

4101 is running as the only unit on this train, which didn't happen too often in the early days of the SD80MAC on Conrail.
Location: Berea, OH   2-25-96
Photo Online: July 22, 2005
CR 4101
Jay Brown - Berea, OH   2-25-96
CR 4101
Jay Brown (165K)

One of CR's SD80MACs when new on property hauling an empty PPLX unit coal train. A year later, the number decals were already pealing off some of these units! Paired with CR 4120.
Location: Wyomissing, PA   8-96
Photo Online: July 22, 2005
CR 4103
Robert Waller - Wyomissing, PA   8-96
CR 4103
Robert Waller (120K)

A few months prior to the photo I shot of 4103 above, Jay caught the unit coming and going out in Ohio.
Location: Berea, OH   5-12-96
Photo Online: July 22, 2005
CR 4103
Jay Brown - Berea, OH   5-12-96
CR 4103
Jay Brown (150K)

The same unit above hauling the same train but heading away.
Location: Berea, OH   5-12-96
Photo Online: July 22, 2005
CR 4103
Jay Brown - Berea, OH   5-12-96
CR 4103
Jay Brown (164K)

CR 4104 was the trailing unit with CR 4122 powering westbound empty coal drag XSH to Shire Oaks. These were monster units. I still remember the first time seeing one. And I thought the SD40-2's were large back in 1970s! The battleships of Conrail's fleet. Shame they couldn't order more.
Location: Wyomissing, PA   5-97
Photo Online: July 22, 2005
CR 4104 SD80MAC
Robert Waller - Wyomissing, PA   5-97
CR 4104
Robert Waller (139K)

Bradley says: I had the pleasure of working for Electro-Motive Division while (hiding the fact) being a life long railfan. It's not cool to be a "foamer" when you are at EMD or on the railroad, so I went into the closet or undercover. In 9/98 I left EMD, and my wife and I moved to Arizona, where I started a career in computer networking.

My family history goes back to Hornell, NY, a key hub of the Erie. Having had family work for Erie Lakawanna / Conrail, getting the assignment in December of 1995 to go to Altoona to deliver the SD80MAC's was a dream come true. I was a Field Engineer and was assigned to new locomotive orders to test, ride, troubleshoot, and train the railroad on the new units.

Reading your story took me back to the days watching the units roll out of the paint shop and working with the Conrail test engineers. We would take each new pair on test runs over the mountain to Cresson where they would receive fuel and sand, then be assigned to helper duty. The units were then released to revenue service on ATPI and PIAT before being set loose on the railroad. Those were long sleepless nights...

In the picture, left to right, are Barry Wertz, Conrail Locomotive Test Manager, Steve Anderson, Seimens Engineer, and me. This is at the Cresson engine house. CR 4104 and 4102 were released together on February 3rd.
Location: Cresson, PA   2-3-96
Photo Online: July 22, 2005
CR 4104
Bradley Curcio - Cresson, PA   2-3-96
CR 4104
Bradley Curcio (54K)

Trailing unit, with CR 4116 below leading.
Location: West Garrett, IN   6-11-99
Photo Online: March 22, 2009

Alan Gaines - West Garrett, IN   6-11-99
CR 4104
Alan Gaines (249K)

Note how the stripe decals extend just around the corner of the long hood compartments.
Location: Hershey, PA   2-20-99
Photo Online: July 22, 2005
CR 4105
Kevin DeGroff - Hershey, PA   2-20-99
CR 4105
Kevin DeGroff (111K)

Rob captured 4106 on an overcast day in Selkirk at the locomotive facilities..
Location: Selkirk, NY   1997
Photo Online: July 22, 2005
CR 4106
Rob Russell - Selkirk, NY   1997
CR 4106
Rob Russell (50K)

A nice late afternoon shot of 4106, illuminating the trucks and side-frame. 4106 is teamed with 4103.
Location: Berea, OH   5-12-96
Photo Online: July 22, 2005
CR 4106
Jay Brown - Berea, OH   5-12-96
CR 4106
Jay Brown (171K)

Location: Dauphin, PA   10-12-98
Photo Online: July 22, 2005
CR 4106
Craig Zeni - Dauphin, PA   10-12-98
CR 4106
Craig Zeni (123K)

For some unknown reason, the zero decal on the cab is the wrong shade of blue on 4106. We are not sure if the same zero is on the engineer's cab as well.
Location: Selkirk, NY   1997
Photo Online: July 22, 2005
CR 4106
Rob Russell - Selkirk, NY   1997
CR 4106
Rob Russell (74K)

Close up of the rear of 4106 showing the rear dymanic fan detail.
Location: Selkirk, NY   1997
Photo Online: July 22, 2005
CR 4106
Rob Russell - Selkirk, NY   1997
CR 4106
Rob Russell (47K)

CR 4107 & 4100 rest between assignments at Ashtabula.
Location: Ashtabula, OH   5-17-96
Photo Online: July 22, 2005
CR 4107
Dave Trenn - Ashtabula, OH   5-17-96
CR 4107
Dave Trenn (89K)

We're looking down on the cab roof in this shot taken inside the Selkirk Engine Terminal.
Location: Selkirk, NY   7-1-96
Photo Online: July 22, 2005
CR 4107
Dave Honan - Selkirk, NY   7-1-96
CR 4107
Dave Honan (60K)

4108 is smoking as it leads a freight through Berea.
Location: Berea, OH   2-22-96
Photo Online: July 22, 2005
CR 4108
Jay Brown - Berea, OH   2-22-96
CR 4108
Jay Brown (133K)

Bradley shot 4109 fresh out of the paint shop in 1996.
Location: Altoona, Pa   1996
Photo Online: July 22, 2005
CR 4109
Bradley Curcio - Altoona, Pa   1996
CR 4109
Bradley Curcio (83K)

4111 and 4112 lead a freight past Berea in Ohio.
Location: Berea, OH   2-22-98
Photo Online: July 22, 2005
CR 4111
Jay Brown - Berea, OH   2-22-98
CR 4111
Jay Brown (100K)

A shot of 4112 trailing on a freight through Berea.
Location: Berea, OH   7-5-98
Photo Online: July 22, 2005
CR 4112
Jay Brown - Berea, OH   7-5-95
CR 4112
Jay Brown (130K)

Teamed up with 4100 above.
Location: Elkhart, IN   4-5-98
Photo Online: March 22, 2009

Alan Gaines - Elkhart, IN   4-5-98
CR 4113
Alan Gaines (227K)

4114 and 4105 are powering a westbound freight just east of Hershey and are passing by the storage tracks where Conrail keeps covered hoppers full of sugar and flour for the chocolate plant.
Location: Hershey, PA   2-20-99
Photo Online: July 22, 2005
CR 4114
Kevin DeGroff - Hershey, PA   2-20-99
CR 4114
Kevin DeGroff (121K)

Here we see a close-up of the conductor's side of the cab of 4114 above.
Location: Hershey, PA   2-20-99
Photo Online: July 22, 2005
CR 4114
Kevin DeGroff - Hershey, PA   2-20-99
CR 4114
Kevin DeGroff (117K)

Notice how the logo decal breaks between the two sections of the long hood.
Location: Hershey, PA   2-20-99
Photo Online:July 6, 2002
CR 4114
Kevin DeGroff - Hershey, PA   2-20-99
CR 4114
Kevin DeGroff (96K)


Location: Indianapolis, IN
Photo Online: July 22, 2005
CR 4116
Bill Skirvin - Indianapolis, IN
CR 4116
Bill Skirvin (127K)

Leading 4104 above,
Location: West Garrett, IN   6-11-99
Photo Online: March 22, 2009

Alan Gaines - West Garrett, IN   6-11-99
CR 4116
Alan Gaines (276K)

4117 is a mid-train unit here in this shot, though I am not sure if it was running or was shut down.
Location: Unknown
Photo Online:April 11, 2002
CR 4117
Kevin DeGroff
CR 4117
Kevin DeGroff (95K)

Elevated shot of the engineer side of the front of the locomotive.
Location: Selkirk, NY   1997
Photo Online: July 22, 2005
CR 4117
Rob Russell - Selkirk, NY   1997
CR 4117
Rob Russell (62K)

Elevated view of the mid-section of the engineer side.
Location: Selkirk, NY   1997
Photo Online: July 22, 2005
CR 4117
Rob Russell - Selkirk, NY   1997
CR 4117
Rob Russell (61K)

The engineer's overhead control panel, complete with band-aide!
Location: Avon, IN   Date Unknown
Photo Online: July 22, 2005
CR 4123
Bill Skirvin - Avon, IN
CR 4123
Bill Skirvin (72K)


Location: East Brookfield, MA
Photo Online: July 22, 2005
CR 4124
Vic Mailloux - East Brookfield, MA
CR 4124
Vic Mailloux (108K)

4124 on the lead.
Location: Waterloo, IN   6-2-96
Photo Online: April 15, 2009

Alan Gaines - Waterloo, IN   6-2-96
CR 4124
Alan Gaines (190K)

In the yard.
Location: Elkhart, IN   8-3-96
Photo Online: April 15, 2009

Alan Gaines - Elkhart, IN   8-3-96
CR 4126
Alan Gaines (213K)

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