Conrail SDP45 locomotive roster. Always updating.

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Dec 26, 2005


Locomotives:
  EMD SD:
    SD7
    SD9
    SD35
    SD38
    SD40
    SD40-2
    SD40-2R
    SD45
    SD45-2
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    SD50
    SD60
    SD60M
    SD60I
    SD70
    SD70MAC
    SD80MAC
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CR SDP45 Conrail inherited all of their SDP45's from the Erie Lackawanna, which purchased the units in two orders in 1969 for fast merchandise freights. EL ordered the first set of units (EL 3635-3653 / CR 6667-6684) while the railroad was under the control of the Norfolk & Western. In 1984 Conrail returned this group of SDP45's to the N&W, which had become Norfolk Southern by then. EL 3637 did not return since the EL had wrecked it in September 1975 and former EL 3639 (CR 6670) was donated to the Virginia Museum of Transportation. The units purchased in the second order (EL 3654-3668 / CR 6685-6699) were all returned to their lessor when their lease expired in January 1984, thereby ending the SDP45's service 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
 ==================================================================
 6667    EL 3635   --------   02/21/77   06/12/78   07/03/78 
 6668    EL 3636   --------   10/22/77   --------   --------
 6669    EL 3638   10/11/76   06/26/77   06/??/79   --------     1
 6670    EL 3639   06/02/76   --------   --------   --------
 6671    EL 3640   06/20/76   --------   --------   05/07/77
 6672    EL 3641   --------   --------   --------   11/11/82
 6673    EL 3642   --------   06/09/77   07/09/77   --------
 6674    EL 3643   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6675    EL 3644   --------   --------   --------   03/09/80
 6676    EL 3645   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6677    EL 3646   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6678    EL 3647   --------   --------   --------   06/13/77 
 6679    EL 3648   --------   12/10/78   --------   --------
 6680    EL 3649   --------   08/02/78   --------   --------
 6681    EL 3650   --------   01/01/79   --------   --------
 6682    EL 3651   --------   --------   --------   01/01/79 
 6683    EL 3652   --------   --------   --------   07/28/77
 6684    EL 3653   --------   03/29/77   --------   12/30/83
 6685    EL 3654   05/??/76   --------   --------   08/??/78
 6686    EL 3655   --------   07/17/76   --------   --------
 6687    EL 3656   --------   --------   --------   01/01/79 
 6688    EL 3657   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6689    EL 3658   --------   04/03/78   05/??/79   11/22/80
 6690    EL 3659   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6691    EL 3660   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6692    EL 3661   09/04/76   --------   --------   --------
 6693    EL 3662   04/29/76   --------   --------   09/04/78
 6694    EL 3663   --------   --------   --------   07/28/77
 6695    EL 3664   --------   03/02/77   08/??/77   02/??/81 
 6696    EL 3665   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6697    EL 3666   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6698    EL 3667   --------   --------   --------   --------
 6699    EL 3668   --------   --------   --------   07/09/81
 Roster Notes:
  A. Engine spotted stored in CR stencils by latest date listed.
  B. Engine spotted in deadline in CR stencils 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.
  1. CR 6669 (EL 3638) was originally the EL Bicentenial locomotive. It came to CR in the red, white, and blue scheme and stayed in it for a while.

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