Conrail Cyclopedia

Page Updated:
Jul 6, 2009


Locomotives:
  EMD SD
  EMD GP
  EMD SW:
    SW1
    SW7
    SW8:
      Photos
      Prototype
      Paint Roster
    SW9
    SW900
    SW1001
    SW1200
    SW1200M
    SW1500
    NW2
    MP15DC
  EMD E/F
  GE Dash7/8
  GE U-Boat
  ALCo Century
  ALCo RS/S
  Electrics
  Misc Locos
  Rosters

Rolling Stock

Maintenance

Scenic Gallery

CRCyc Library



What's New

Contributors

Help Out








The Conrail Cyclopedia - Serving Conrail fans world-wide since 1998.

SW8M Conrail inherited their fleet of 55 800hp SW8's from Penn Central, Erie Lackawanna, Jersey Central, and Lehigh Valley and were placed in series CR 8600-8627, CR 8689-8700. The SW8M's came only from the LV and were placed in series CR 8664-8688.

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
 ==================================================================
 8600    PC 8600   --------   --------   --------   08/??/85 
 8601    PC 8601   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8602    PC 8602   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8603    PC 8603   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8604    PC 8604   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8605    PC 8605   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8606    PC 8606   --------   08/04/78   --------   --------
 8607    PC 8607   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8608    PC 8608   --------   07/??/77   --------   --------
 8609    PC 8609   --------   01/21/79   --------   --------
 8610    PC 8610   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8611    PC 8611   --------   04/??/78   09/14/08   --------     B
 8612    PC 8612   --------   04/??/78   --------   09/??/83 
 8613    PC 8613   --------   08/??/78   --------   --------
 8614    PC 8614   04/28/76   04/09/79   --------   --------
 8615    PC 8615   --------   --------   --------   06/22/81
 8616    PC 8616   --------   03/??/77   --------   --------
 8617    PC 8617   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8618    PC 8618   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8619    PC 8619   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8620    PC 8620   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8621    PC 8621   --------   10/12/77   --------   --------
 8622    PC 8622   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8623    PC 8623   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8624    PC 8624   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8625    PC 8625   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8626    PC 8626   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8627    PC 8627   --------   --------   --------   --------
 8664    LV 250    04/??/77   --------   03/31/83   ********     1,B
 8665    LV 251    --------   --------   --------   --------     1
 8666    LV 252    --------   --------   --------   06/19/77     1
 8667    LV 253    --------   --------   --------   --------     1
 8668    LV 254    --------   07/??/78   --------   --------     1
 8669    LV 255    06/19/77   --------   --------   --------     1
 8670    LV 256    --------   --------   --------   --------     1
 8671    LV 257    08/25/76   --------   --------   --------     1
 8672    LV 258    --------   --------   --------   --------     1
 8673    LV 259    --------   10/28/78   --------   02/07/81     1
 8674    LV 260    --------   --------   --------   --------     1
 8675    LV 261    06/19/77   --------   --------   --------     1
 8676    LV 262    --------   --------   --------   --------     1
 8677    LV 263    --------   --------   --------   10/29/77     1
 8678    LV 264    --------   --------   10/31/80   --------     1
 8679    LV 265    08/25/76   --------   --------   --------     1
 8680    LV 266    --------   --------   --------   --------     1
 8681    LV 267    --------   --------   ??/??/83   ********     1,B
 8682    LV 268    --------   --------   --------   --------     1
 8683    LV 269    --------   --------   --------   --------     1
 8684    LV 270    06/19/77   09/09/79   --------   --------     1
 8685    LV 271    --------   --------   --------   --------     1
 8686    LV 272    --------   --------   --------   02/07/81     1
 8687    LV 273    --------   --------   --------   --------     1
 8688    LV 274    --------   --------   --------   --------     1
 8689    LV 275    --------   --------   --------   --------
 8690    LV 276    --------   --------   --------   --------
 8691    EL 362    --------   07/??/78   --------   --------
 8692    EL 363    --------   10/??/78   06/??/79   --------
 8693    EL 364    --------   --------   --------   --------
 8694    EL 365    03/??/77   --------   --------   --------
 8695    EL 366    06/18/77   --------   --------   --------
 8696    EL 367    --------   08/06/77   --------   --------
 8697    EL 368    --------   --------   --------   --------
 8698    EL 369    --------   --------   --------   --------
 8699    EL 370    --------   --------   ??/??/83   ********     B
 8700    EL 371    --------   08/05/78   --------   --------
 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. These units (CR 8664-8688) are SW8M's.

Copyright (c) 1998-2016 Robert S. Waller. All rights reserved.
Photos for personal use only. All rights reserved by original owner of image.
Reproduction or redistribution in any form without express written permission is prohibited.