EMD Based Test Bed Q1

Conrail 006 (later renumbered to Q1) was a test bed unit designed to test prime movers being worked on at the Juniata shops in Altoona PA. It was created from an SD45, CR 6097, nee-EL 3632, which wore the EL's bicentennial paint. Q1 survived through the end of the Conrail era and still serves NS at Juniata.

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Conrail prime mover test unit Q1 is seen at the Juniata Shops in January, 1992. This unit was formerly CR 6097, nee-EL 3632, which wore the EL's bicentennial paint.
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Even though this has appeared before, here is a shot of CR Q#1, the prime mover test bed made from former CR SD45 6097. Photographed on December 13th, 1994 at JLS by Terry Nardella, collection of Steve Ondik.

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