EMD SD50 - Page 5

Conrail had 135 "fightin fifties" numbered 6700 through 6834 and built from 1983 through 1986. Conrail's fleet of SD50s (the second largest in the country) was delivered with a number of variations from "stock" EMD units.

Conrail's first three orders (delivered in 1983, 84 and 85) all came equipped with EMD's older Flexicoil truck instead ot the standard, at the time, HTC-II truck. This was because of Conrail's irroneously blaming the HTC truck for a number of derailments involving AMTRAK units. It turned out not to be the fault of the truck, and the last order that arrived in 1986 was delivered with the standard EMD trucks.

The second two orders (6779-6834) were also delivered with a large 4500gal fuel tank, as opposed to the 4000gal tank on the previous two orders.

For a more indepth analysis of the Conrail SD50, visit the CRCYC.

CR 6784 at Palmer, MA. on 9/7/91.

SD50 6784 leads SERE into the controlled passing siding by the station at CP 83 in Palmer, MA. on Sept. 7, 1991. Locally well-known restaurant the "Steaming Tender" occupies the building presently.

CR 6784 at Saybrook, OH

Conrail 6784 is westbound with an empty coal train departing Ashtabula's "AY" West Yard near MP 130 on Conrail's Chicago line.

CR 6784 Gang Mills, NY 5/17/1986

ENSY comes off the Corning Secondary and onto the Southern Tier at Gang Mills. The train will travel East on the Tier for a couple miles and then swing North onto the Corning Secondary again.

CR 6784 in Washington, MA. on 4/3/93. (1)

SD50 6784 leads TV6 at Ballou's in Washington, MA. on April 3, 1993.

CR 6784 in Washington, MA. on 4/3/93. (2)

SD60M 5502 in the trail on TV6 at Ballou's in Washington, MA. on April 3, 1993.

CR 6785 & 6253 at Rochester PA 2/7/98

CR 6785 & 6253 are seen at Rochester PA on 2/7/98.

CR 6785 at Rochester PA 2/7/98

CR 6785 is seen at Rochester PA on 2/7/98.

CR 6786 at Hagerstown MD 3/6/98

CR 6786 is seen at Hagerstown MD on 3/6/98.

CR 6786 with HBBU-3 at Hyner, PA

2 SD50's, 6786 and 6769 on the HBBU-3 passing the picturesque farm at Hyner, PA. 4/95

CR 6787 at Ashtabula Ohio

Conrail SD50 6787 works Conrail's Ashtabula Harbor Ohio Yard ( I still need to determine the date of this photo)

CR 6787 eastbound at Waterloo, IN

An eastbound Conrail freight with the 6787 on the point passes Amtrak 49, which is stopped at the station, at Waterloo, IN on May 23, 1999

CR 6788 at Gary, IN 1/1993

A pair of Conrail SD50s led by No. 6788 have a manifest freight rolling westbound on the Chicago Line approaching the IHB's Burns Harbor Branch overhead at Gary, IN, in January 1993. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 6788 west Depew 06201996

A westbound pulls past the Depew Amtrak station with 51 TOFC behind 6788/6717.

CR 6789 at Cumberland MD 12/22/97

CR 6789 is seen on CSX rails at Cumberland MD on 12/22/97.

CR 6789 SD50 Hudson 02-90

Conrail train ELPI-8 passes through Hudson, Ohio on it's way to Conway. The 2 CNW SD's add a little extra color to the consist this day- both CNW and UP power was actually common on these trains for a while. This location was where the Akron Branch wyed off the Cleveland Line, and it had over 15 ex PRR position light signal masts for traffic control. The operator was in the station seen in the distance. CR 6789 would become NS 5451 but leave the NS roster shortly after the split, and all the PRR style signals would fall under the cab signal project. The station still stands but is in rough shape.

CR 6790 in Washington, MA. on 3/20/93. (2)

TV9 crossing the town line from Washington into Hinsdale, MA. at the north end of Muddy Pond on March 20, 1993.

CR 6791 on OIPI at Lilly, PA 6/15/96

CR 6791 is seen on OIPI at Lilly, PA on 6/15/96.

CR 6792 Enola, PA 5/87

CR 6792 is second out on a train departing the west end of Enola yard, 5/22/87.

CR 6792 West Brownsville, PA 2/90

Mixed Conrail and Monongahela power reverses back into the yard to pick up MTY's before heading south..

CR 6792 West Brownsville, Pa 2/90

Extra CR 6792 South leaves the street trackage West Brownsville, Pa and heads for Consol Coal's Bailey Mine

CR 6793 at Cumberland MD 12/22/97

CR 6793 is seen at CSX's Cumberland Engine Terminal in Cumberland MD on 12/22/97.

CR 6794 in Becket, MA. on 3/19/92. (1)

SD50 6794 leads RESE out of the east cut at the "new location" in Becket, MA. on March 19, 1992.

CR 6796 in Becket, MA. on 10/9/92.

TV6 drops downgrade behind SD50 6796, et al, near MP 130 in Becket, MA. on Oct. 9, 1992.

CR 6796 in Richmond, MA. on 12/12/92.

Probably due to the storm, a late running TV9 approaches Sleepy Hollow Rd. in Richmond, MA. at 14:58 on Dec. 12, 1992.

CR 6797 at Horseshoe Curve

Conrail SD50 6797 is seen leading an eastbound freight just east of Horseshoe Curve in 1986.

CR 6798 at Cumberland MD 7/28/97

CR 6798 is seen on CSX Q296 at Cumberland MD on 7/28/97.

CR 6799 at Middlefield, MA. on 10/3/92.

SD50 6799 leads NESE up the hill west of MP 130 in Middlefield, MA. on Oct. 3, 1992.

CR 6799 on PIEN blasts through Mifflin, PA on Oct. 15, 1989

Eastbound Conrail PIEN blasts through Mifflin, PA on Oct. 15, 1989 with two SD50s.

CR 6800 Lock Haven U. 4/1991

BUEN-5 is led by 6800-6723-UP 6025 4/91

CR 6800 on PIAL-4 at Altoona, PA 3/5/99

CR 6800 is seen on PIAL-4 at Altoona, PA on 3/5/99.

CR 6800 on the Chicago Line

Conrail SD50 6800 is seen leading a freight on the Chicago Line in upstate New York.

CR 6801 - SD50 at Rutherford, PA

CR 6801 is seen at Rutherford, PA on 11/9/1985.

CR 6801 at Ashtabula, OH 9/4/94

Conrail 6801 leads an Eastbound Conrail TV-2041 @ the CP127.9 signals on Track #2.

CR 6801 at Mifflin

Conrail SD50 6801 is seen leading a westbound into Mifflin, PA in 1986.

CR 6801 at Mifflin Tower Mifflin, PA 1986

Conrail SD50 6801 is seen leading a westbound train past Mifflin tower at Mifflin, PA in 1986. An eastbound is approaching on track 1 while a Sperry car sits in the hole.

CR 6802 at Cumberland, MD 6/24/97

CR 6802 is seen on CSX rails at Cumberland, MD on 6/24/97.

CR 6802 on the Chicago Line

Conrail SD50 6802 is seen leading a mixed freight on the Chicago Line in upstate New York

CR 6803 at Ashtabula, OH on

Conrail 6803 leads a westbound empty coal train up the Buffalo/Pittsburgh connecting track at MP 125 ( on the Conrail Chicago Line).

CR 6804 at Cresson, PA 11/24/98

CR 6804 is seen in the consist of a WB lite engine move at Cresson, PA on 11/24/98.

CR 6805 at Altoona PA 7/30/97

CR 6805 is seen at Altoona PA on 7/30/97.

CR 6806 & 6631 at Cumberland, MD 6/9/97

CR 6806 & 6631 are seen on a EB CSX coal train at Cumberland, MD on 6/9/97.

CR 6806 at Cumberland, MD 6/9/97

CR 6806 is seen on a EB CSX coal train at Cumberland, MD on 6/9/97.

CR 6806 west ML 401 Campville 08231994

A 107 car ML401 rolls into the sun at MP 231 behind CR 6806/6755/6702.

CR 6806 west ML 401 Owego 08181994

Cr 6806/6755/6702 lead 107 auto racks of ML 401 under the NY 17C overpass east of Owego.

CR 6807 at Washington, MA. on 9/5/92.

CR 6807 on TV9 at Washington depot, MA. on Sept. 5, 1992

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