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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.

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
 ==================================================================
 9400   RDG 2625   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9401   RDG 2601   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9402   RDG 2602   04/17/77   --------   --------   --------
 9403   RDG 2603   04/17/77   --------   --------   --------
 9404   RDG 2604   --------   04/17/77   09/02/83   --------
 9405   RDG 2605   --------   --------   09/02/83   --------
 9406   RDG 2606   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9407   RDG 2607   --------   04/18/79   --------   --------
 9408   RDG 2608   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9409   RDG 2609   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9410   RDG 2610   --------   --------   05/??/83   --------
 9411   RDG 2611   --------   --------   12/25/83   --------
 9412   RDG 2612   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9413   RDG 2613   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9414   RDG 2614   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9415   RDG 2615   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9416   RDG 2616   --------   04/??/78   04/18/79   --------
 9417   RDG 2617   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9418   RDG 2618   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9419   RDG 2619   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9420   RDG 2620   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9421   RDG 2621   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9422   RDG 2622   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9423   RDG 2623   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9424   RDG 2624   --------   --------   --------   --------
 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.

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