SD60M's fit the bill for new power in 1992 when Conrail ordered 74 SD60M's. Within the SD60M class is one main spotting difference; marker lights. 5500-5514 were built with FRA flush mounted marker lights until a study done within Conrail declared the protruding lights caused a safety concern. Subsequently, the remaining order, 5515-5574 were recessed.

The units were built with a 2 piece front windshield and 4 piece side windows without sun visors. The side windows are built on an easy slide track design and combined with the tinted glass provide superior crew comfort. Conrail's SD60Ms were numbered in the 5500-5574 series, with one exception: 5544.

SD60M 5573 trails in CSSE on Iona Island on Oct. 24, 1998.
SD60M 5553 has the trail as NESE is about to duck beneath the now-extinct Bullard's Crossing truss bridge.
SD60M 5536 leads SEFR-X along Muddy Pond in Washington, MA.
CR 5500 is seen on TV-2H at Gallitzin, PA on 1/26/99.
CR #5500, LMS 733 & 730 are at Conrail's Ashtabula Harbor Ohio Yard
An eastbound traverses the former PRR main, adjacent to Alcosan, Pittsburgh's water treatment plant.
CR 5501 is seen on TV-3 at South Fork, PA on 8/20/98.
Conrail 5502 Leads Westbound Conrail BUTO-5 @ CP127.7 Ashtabula , Ohio on Trk# 2
CR 5502 on SEFR between Bancroft and MP 130 in Middlefield, MA. on Oct. 2, 1993.
CR 5502 on SEFR between Bancroft and MP 130 in Middlefield, MA. on Oct. 2, 1993.
CR 5503 in FRSE at CP 140 in Hinsdale, MA. on Feb. 19, 1994.
CR 5504 is seen trailing on BAPI at Altoona PA on 7/30/97.
Westbound Conrail PIEL-2B at Waterloo, IN back in 1996

Pittsburgh Line - Millerstown, Pennsylvania, USA
SD60M 5505 on PIED
A trio of EMDs roll freight bound for the Eastern Shore amid a light snowfall back when the SD60M was new to Conrail.
Photo by Don Kalkman III

Conrail SD60M 5505 is seen leading an eastbound stack train past the Amtrak station at Depew, NY. Notice how some of the waiting passengers are sitting in the right-of-way...these people would probably sue Amtrak for not providing enough benches, and Conrail for having the nerve to operate a train on that track had they been struck by something...
CR 5509, 5511 & 6007 are seen leading MAIL-9 west at Portage, PA on 5/15/98 at 2:03p.
Eastbound autorack train is under the control of a pair of SD60Ms, with 5510 in the lead trailed by 5516 elephant style. This is in the vicinity of Lyons NY, or so the box of slides is labeled.
CR 5511, 6017 & 5065 lead LMTO west at Lilly, PA on 6/15/96.
CR 5511 is seen on LMTO at Lilly, PA on 6/15/96. Note the unit is missing the QUALITY lettering on the nose.
CR 5512, 6463 & 6487 are seen leading TV-12 east as it's about to pass under the RT 53 bridge in Cresson, PA on 6/15/96.
Eastbound Mail-8M with 5513 in the lead at CP463 LaPorte, IN on June 15, 1996.
Conrail SD60M 5514 is seen leading a train on the Chicago Line in upstate New York
CR 5515 & NS 8842 are seen on a WB at Altoona, PA on 11/24/98.
CR 5515 is seen on a WB at Altoona, PA on 11/24/98.
SD60M 5515 takes ML482 through Westfield, MA. at William's Riding Way on Sept. 5, 1997.
TV-6 rolls through Huntington, MA. on Oct. 16, 1998.
Going away of TV-6's head end at Huntington, MA.
CR 5517 date and location unknown
CR 5517 date and location unknown
CR 5517 is seen at Stoney Creek Yard in Stoney Creek, PA on 12/28/97.
Conrail Mail-4 with the 5517 on the point leads off the day at Union City, OH on May 27, 1999
CR 5518 & 6124 are seen on a EB at Wilmore PA on 2/8/98. Note how the CONRAIL and QUALITY on the nose of the 5518 are spread.
CR 5519 is seen on TV-61 at Altoona, PA on 1/26/99.
CR 5520 & 6664 are seen on PIMO-4 at Cresson, PA on 3/5/99.
TV6 tops out behind SD60M 5520 at MP 142 in Hinsdale center, MA. on Oct. 4, 1997.
CR 5520 is seen on PIMO-4 at Cresson, PA on 3/5/99.

An SD60M and SD40-2 lead westbound MAIL3 over Shermans Creek through CP Cannon.


A Conrail electronic air braking system (EABS) test train rolls northbound through Wanamaker Yard. The consist is CR 5521, 5522, 5525, analyzer car 18, 0x80 for 2,480 tons.  EABS applies the brakes to every car of a train simultaneously via an electronic brake signal, allowing a train to stop smoothly in 30-70% less distance than traditional brake-equipped trains.  Info compiled from The Conrail Cyclopedia.  Click here for more info on Conrail's use of EABS.

CR 5522 is on the point of OIBU on NJTransit's Bergen County Line at Garfield, NJ on a gloomy day in February of 1999.
CR 5525 has some "outside help" with TV9 along Muddy Pond in Washington, MA. on the morning of June 11, 1993.
CR 5526 & 5532 are seen leading ESPI west at Cresson, PA on 6/15/96.
CR 5526 is seen on ESPI at Cresson, PA on 6/15/96.
Conrail SD60M 5527 is seen leading an eastbound freight down Horseshoe Curve on 8/6/1995
CR 5528 on NS 656 at New Haven, IN on August 23, 1997.
SD60M 5528 leads SEBO through CP 140 in Hinsdale, MA. at 05:52 on June 26, 1993.
CR 5528 is seen along with other power at Stoney Creek Yard in Stoney Creek, PA on 1/1/98.
CR 5528 is seen at Stoney Creek Yard in Stoney Creek, PA on 1/1/98.
Conrail SD60M 5529 is still looking brand-new as she and a sister unit lead a westbound TV train through Cresson, PA in 1993.
Westbound Conrail TV train with 5529 on the point at Delta, OH on March 12, 1996.
OOO! What have we here? Spankin' new SD60M 5529 leads a TV13X at Washington, MA. on March 20, 1993.

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