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Conrail SW1200 In 1954 EMD introduced its successor to the SW900, the 1,200 horsepower SW1200. These two switchers were nearly identical. The only difference is that the SW1200 had five battery box louvers, while the SW900 had six. Plus the SW1200, unlike its predecessor, had Flexicoil trucks, MU capability, and an extended-range fuel tank. In 1976 Conrail inherited its fleet of SW1200's from the Reading Company--which ordered full length handrails along the long hood for its units--Erie Lackawanna, and Penn Central.

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
 ==================================================================
 9315   RDG 2715   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9316   RDG 2716   --------   04/18/79   --------   --------
 9317   RDG 2717   --------   --------   07/07/79   ********     B
 9318   RDG 2718   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9319   RDG 2719   06/??/77   --------   06/07/81   --------
 9320    EL 456    --------   --------   --------   --------
 9321    EL 457    --------   --------   --------   --------
 9322    EL 458    --------   --------   --------   --------
 9323    EL 459    --------   --------   10/31/80   --------
 9324    EL 460    --------   --------   --------   --------
 9325    EL 461    --------   --------   --------   --------
 9326    EL 462    --------   --------   --------   --------
 9327    EL 463    --------   --------   --------   --------
 9328    PC 9009   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9329    PC 9010   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9330    PC 9011   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9331    PC 9012   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9332    PC 9013   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9333    PC 9014   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9334    PC 9015   --------   10/??/78   --------   --------
 9335    PC 9016   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9336    PC 9017   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9337    PC 9018   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9338    PC 9019   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9339    PC 9020   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9340    PC 9021   --------   --------   --------   04/23/80 
 9341    PC 9022   --------   --------   04/04/83   --------
 9342    PC 9023   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9343    PC 9024   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9344    PC 9025   --------   --------   --------   07/08/79 
 9345    PC 9026   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9346    PC 9027   --------   --------   --------   03/31/83
 9347    PC 9028   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9348    PC 9029   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9349    PC 9030   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9350    PC 9031   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9351    PC 9032   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9352    PC 9033   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9353    PC 9034   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9354    PC 9050   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9355    PC 9051   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9356    PC 9052   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9357    PC 9053   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9358    PC 9054   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9359    PC 9055   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9360    PC 9056   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9361    PC 9057   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9362    PC 9058   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9363    PC 9180   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9364    PC 9181   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9365    PC 9182   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9366    PC 9183   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9367    PC 9184   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9368    PC 9185   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9369    PC 9186   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9370    PC 9187   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9371    PC 9188   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9372    PC 9189   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9373    PC 9190   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9374    PC 9191   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9375    PC 9192   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9376    PC 9193   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9377    PC 9194   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9378    PC 9195   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9379    PC 9196   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9380    PC 9197   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9381    PC 9198   --------   --------   --------   --------
 9382    PC 9199   --------   --------   --------   --------
 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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