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SW1001 The Reading Company was the only class one railroad in the the United States to order the SW1001 from EMD. 25 units were purchased in 1973. The SW1001 is identical to its close cousin the SW1000 except that the SW1001 has a lower cab roof the Reading specially ordered so the locomotives could negotiate the close clearance of some plants and steel mills the railroad served.

On the techincal side, the SW1001 had a 1000 horsepower, 8-cylinder, 8-645E prime mover. All the units were cab signal equipped, allowing them to serve anywhere on Conrail's system. Even though CR 9400-9424 were equipped with hump control, I don't remember them ever doing such duty at least on Conrail. They were often found working Eastern Pennsylvania yards some local duties.

Comprehensive Roster
The roster below is comprehensive for these units between April 1976 and May 1999, and contains all predecessor units of the locomotive class that Conrail inherited as well as those Conrail purchased. If numbers are missing from the roster, Conrail intentionally left them open. It does not contain retirement dates and dispositions due to their complex nature.

 CR     Former    Built
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 9400   RDG 2625  1973
 9401   RDG 2601  1973
 9402   RDG 2602  1973
 9403   RDG 2603  1973
 9404   RDG 2604  1973
 9405   RDG 2605  1973
 9406   RDG 2606  1973
 9407   RDG 2607  1973
 9408   RDG 2608  1973
 9409   RDG 2609  1973
 9410   RDG 2610  1973
 9411   RDG 2611  1973
 9412   RDG 2612  1973
 9413   RDG 2613  1973
 9414   RDG 2614  1973
 9415   RDG 2615  1973
 9416   RDG 2616  1973
 9417   RDG 2617  1973
 9418   RDG 2618  1973
 9419   RDG 2619  1973
 9420   RDG 2620  1973
 9421   RDG 2621  1973
 9422   RDG 2622  1973
 9423   RDG 2623  1973
 9424   RDG 2624  1973

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