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SW1
  Conrail inherited their fleet of 145 SW1's from Penn Central, Jersey Central, Reading Company, and Lehigh Valley. Conrail assigned them to the series CR 8400-8559.

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SW7
  Conrail inherited their fleet of 128 1,200hp SW7's from Penn Central, Erie Lackawanna, Jersey Central, and Lehigh Valley. They assigned them to series CR 8836-9150.

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SW8
  Conrail's fleet of SW8's 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.

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SW9
  Conrail's SW9 fleet came from Penn Central, Lehigh Valley, Jersey Central, and Erie Lackawanna. They were in series CR 8911-9026 and shared series CR 9042-9141 with SW7's.

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SW900
  Penn Central and Raritan River provided SW900's, along with SW900M's fron Reading Company and Lehigh Valley. The SW900's were in series CR 8628-8663 and CR 8701-8721.

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SW1001
  The Reading Company and then Conrail were the only Class 1 railroads to own the 1,000hp SW1001, assigning them to CR 9400-9424.

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SW1200
  Reading Company, Penn Central, and Erie Lackawanna contributed 68 1,200hp SW1200's in 1976, assigning them CR 9315-9382. Conrail retired them by the early 1990's.

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SW1200M
  In 1959 EMD began rebuilding the Reading Company's aging fleet of Baldwin VO1000's into improved SW1200M's. 19 units were completed and passed onto Conrail, assigning them CR 9301-9314.

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SW1500
  Conrail inherited their fleet of 121 1,500hp SW1500's from Penn Central, Reading Company, and Indiana Union Railway. They were in series CR 9500-9620.

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NW2
  Conrail inherited their quickly-retired fleet of NW2's from Penn Central, Erie Lackawanna, Jersey Central, Lehigh Valley, and Detroit Terminal. Series CR 9151-9194, 9200-9296.

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MP15DC
  In 1974, the Reading Company began leasing 10 MP15DC's (CR 9621-30) from EMD. Though the locos were reliable, Conrail returned them to EMD at the end of the lease.

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