Surviving SD45-2s

EMD produced over 100 of these monsters and CR was one of four railroads to roster them, 13 to be exact. Adopted from the Erie Lackawanna, these locomotives featured dual control stands, cab mounted air horns, low profile fans, and though not officially mentioned in Conrail's Locomotive Data books, some were cleared for operation in third rail territory. The railroad also defined the entire class as being equipped with snowplows on both ends with the exception of 6664. While at one point this may have been the case several photographs have proven this not entirely true.

In 1999, the fleet was divided between Norfolk Southern and CSX. Those assigned to NS were renumbered into the 1700-1705 series, while CSX allocated units became 8973-8976.

CSXT 8886 (CR 6661)

Former CR 6661 is seen on CSAO train CA-11 at Deepwater NJ on 1/15/09. Unit was rebuilt by Conrail to SD40-2 specs.

CSXT 8886 (CR 6661)

Currently being used on the OI 32 (Oak Island to Metuchen Runner) OI 32 runs over Amtrak to deliver freight to Metuchen and pick up the Westbound traffic. exEL 3676....oh CSX took the CR cab signals out and installed their system which also has LSL, which these never had on CR

CSXT 8886 (CR 6661)

CSX 8886 (CR 6661), CSX 8817 (CR 6401), NS 9756 & NS 9733 are seen on CSAO train CA-11 at Paulsboro NJ on 5/13/13.

CSXT 8886 (CR 6661)

A roster view of former CR 6661 on CSAO train CA-11 at Paulsboro NJ on 5/13/13.

CSXT 8889 (CR 6663)

(ex-CR 6663) at Elsmere, DE on 4/9/2008.

CSXT 8889 (CR 6663)

Former CR 6663 is seen at Elsmere DE on 4/9/08. Unit was rebuilt by Conrail to SD40-2 specs.

CSXT 8889 (CR 6663)

Former CR 6663/EL 3678 is on Q416-12 at New Castle, PA on 5/15/00.

CSXT 8974 (CR 6658)

Seen with CSXT 8973 at Deepwater, NJ in March 2006.

CSXT 8974 (CR 6658)

Former CR 6658 is seen on CSAO train CA-11 at Paulsboro NJ on 2/4/08.

CSXT 8974 (CR 6658)

Former CR 6658 and NS 8325 (CR 6069) are seen on CSAO train CA-11 at Deepwater NJ on 12/11/07

CSXT 8974 (CR 6658)

Former CR 6658 is seen on CSAO train CA-11 at Paulsboro NJ on 11/10/07.

CSXT 8974 (CR 6658)

Former CR 6658 is at Cumberland, MD on 10/29/99.

CSXT 8976 (CR 6665)

Former CR 6665/EL 3680 is at Cumberland, MD on 11/1/00. It later went to the Ohio Central as OHCR 8976, and was sold to LTEX in 2011.

NS 1701 (CR 6655)

Former CR 6655 is seen on CSAO train PA-40 at Bridgeport NJ on 9/25/09.

NS 1701 (CR 6655)

Former CR 6655 is seen on CSAO train PA-40 at Bridgeport NJ on 9/25/09.

NS 1701 (CR 6655)

Former CR 6655 is seen on CSAO train PA-40 at Bridgeport NJ on 9/25/09.

NS 1701 (CR 6655)

Former CR 6655 is seen on CSAO train CA-11 at Bridgeport NJ on 9/26/09.

NS 1701 (CR 6655)

Former CR 6655 is seen on CSAO train CA-11 at Bridgeport NJ on 9/26/09.

NS 1701 (CR 6655)

Former CR 6655 is seen on CSAO train CA-11 at Bridgeport NJ on 9/26/09.

NS 1701 (CR 6655)

Former CR 6655 is seen leading former CR 6401 (CSX 8817) & SLRS 102 on CSAO train CA-11 over the Bridgeport Moveable Bridge at Bridgeport NJ on 12/12/09.

NS 1701 (CR 6655)

Former CR 6655 is seen leading CSAO train CA-11 North at Bridgeport NJ on 5/12/10.

NS 1701 (CR 6655)

A freshly washed former CR 6655 is seen heading home to Camden on 34A at Harrisburg PA on 3/27/10.

NS 1701 (CR 6655)

Former CR 6655 is seen on display at the 2009 CRHS convention in Philadelphia, PA on 10/18/2009.

NS 1704 (CR 6664)

Former CR 6664 is seen on CSAO train CA-11 at Deepwater NJ on 1/6/07.

NS 1705 (CR 6666)

Former CR 6666 is seen on CSX Q-418 at Woodbourne, PA on 3/12/03.

NS 1705 (CR 6666)

Former CR 6666 is seen on NS 10N at Cresson PA on 6/28/13.

NS 1705 (CR 6666)

Former CR 6666 is seen on CSAO CA-11 at Bridgeport, NJ on 2/1/17.

NS 1705, 1702 (CR 6666, 6659)

NS 1705, 1702 (ex CR 6666, 6659) are sole power on December 5th's 65J west of Newport, PA!

NS 1705, 1702 (CR 6666, 6659)

NS 1705, 1702 (ex CR 6666, 6659) 12-5-09 coming into Millerstown, PA with a pair of SD45-2's hauling 65J west!

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