EMD SW1001

Conrail inherited its rare SW1001 fleet from the Reading. These 1000hp switchers were commonly found on the ex-Reading branches in eastern Pennsylvania and throughout the eastern end of the system.

Because of their common use in cab signaled territory, a number were outfitted with cab signal and or LSL equipment.
Cab Signal Equipped Units: 2100, 2101, 2102-2106
LSL (Locomotive Speed Limiter) Equipped Units: 2102-2106

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CR train BUOI runs along the Canisteo River at MP 321 in Adrian, NY.
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"Class unit" SW1001 9400 and sister 9401 in NHSE at North Adams Jct. in Pittsfield, MA. on Jan. 21, 1989.
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Still in RDG colors, SW-1001 2625 (CR 9400) works Morrisville yard in April, 1977.
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Former RDG 2601 shifts the yard at Harrisburg, PA on 11/1/80. Unit would be renumbered to CSXT 1120 at the split and then shortly after, would be traded to LLPX 91.
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Former RDG 2601 is seen with GP8 CR 5462 at Reily St. Harrisburg, PA on 4/7/1982.
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Former RDG 2601 shifts cars in the yard at Harrisburg, PA on 11/1/80.
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CR 9402 is seen in Phila Division paint at Stoney Creek Yard in Stoney Creek, PA in May of 1998.
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Conrail SW1001 9404 (ex-RDG 2604) is seen at Enola Yard in 1983.
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CR SW1001 9404 (ex-RDG 2604) works the Newark yard in November, 1983.
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CR SW1001 9404 (ex-RDG 2604) works the Newark yard in November, 1983.
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Former RDG 2604 is seen at Rutherford, PA on 12/17/1982.
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Former RDG 2604 is seen at Rutherford, PA on 12/17/1982.
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Former RDG 2605 at Hummelstown, PA on 5/20/1983.
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Former RDG 2605 is seen at West Lebanon, PA on 12/13/1982.
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CR SD-45-2 6664 (ex-EL 3679) and SW-1001 9406 (ex-RDG 2606) mixed in with lines of CR blue power at Enola in September, 1983.
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Former RDG 2606 is seen at West Lebanon, PA on 12/13/1982.
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Former RDG SW-1001's 9407 and 9414 work Chysler yard in Newark, DE on November 26, 1983.
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Just an overview of the former Reading Lines coal dock at Rutherford (Harrisburg area). RDG SW1001 2607 has yet to be renumbered to CR 9407, and it's keeping good company this day in the form of a Western Maryland F7A and SD35.
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A thunderstorm just rolled through as Conrail SW-1001 #9408 is about to pull through Tacony station in Philadelphia, PA. April 3, 1985
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CR 9409 is seen at Midvale yard in Philadelphia, PA on 5/31/97.
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CR 9409, 9611 & 8105 are seen here in this view of Midvale Yard in Philadelphia, PA on 5/31/97.
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CR 9410 is seen at Stoney Creek Yard in Stoney Creek, PA on 1/11/98.
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CR 9410 is seen at Stoney Creek Yard in Stoney Creek, PA on 12/28/97.
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Former RDG 2611 is seen with GP8 CR 5459 at Enola, PA on 4/25/1982. Note the old RDG numbers and logo showing through.
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Conrail SW1001 9411 (ex-RDG 2611) is seen at Greenwich Yard in South Philly, PA on 12/25/1983. Note that this unit did not even receive the typical early-Conrail hasty paint-out treatment, shop forces instead simply slapped "CR" stencils over the Reading logo and new numbers on top of the old RDG reporting mark.
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Looks like someone has uncovered the heritage of this locomotive. Conrail SW-1001 #9412 at the old Grain elevator in the Port Richmond Section of Philadelphia, PA. 2/11/1984

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CR 9413 is seen at Midvale yard in Philadelphia, PA on 5/31/97.
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While former RDG SW-1001's 9404 (still in RDG green), 9414 and 9407 work the Newark yard, Amtrak EMD AEM7 930 rolls by on the mainline with five coaches in November, 1983.
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Former RDG SW-1001's 9407 and 9414 work Chrysler yard in Newark, DE on November 26, 1983.
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Conrail SW1001s Nos. 9415 and 9413 at Frankford Jct. Yard in Philadelphia, on June 2, 1996. Doug Davidson photo with permission
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CR 9415 is seen at Stoney Creek Yard in Stoney Creek, PA on 1/18/98.
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Ex-Reading SW 1001 hastily patched into CR 9416 works the north end of the Bleigh Avenue yard on the "0" track of the North East Corridor near Holmesburg Junction.
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CR SW-1001 9418 (ex-RDG 2618) working Morrisville yard in June, 1979.
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CR SW-1001 9418 (ex-RDG 2618) rests outside the Morrisville locomotive shops in June, 1979.
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CR 9420 hauling freight on the old Pickering Valley Railroad spur Phoenixville, PA Ca. 1970's. The old Reading Co. / Conrail's Columbia Station in the background.
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CR 9421 & 8107 are seen at Philadelphia PA on 3/6/98.
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CR 9421 is seen at Philadelphia PA on 3/6/98.
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A result of a chase of this brace of SWs from Port Clinton to St. Nicholas Yard in October, 1983. Here the train sits in the shadow of the coal spoil pile from the many mines in the area.

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The EMD switcher powered train, a mix of coal and other freight, heads through Buck Mountain PA.

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A brace of end cab switchers, led by the rare SW1001, heads through Zehners on the former Reading.
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Conrail (Ex Reading) SW-1001 #9421 leads an eastbound on the Delair bridge approach (The Woodwork) next to Lewis St. in Philadelphia, PA. March 15, 1987.

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The brace of end cabs rolls through Port Clinton, the future home of the Reading and Northern.

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A profile shot of three of the five end cabs on the train.

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CR 9422 is seen at Conrail's Stoney Creek Yard in Stoney Creek, PA on 9/15/98.
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Conrail SW1001 9423 (ex-RDG 2623) is behind the Juniata Shops with an oddly-painted SW1500, which has a PC-style slanty CR initialed on the hood. There is also an EL SDP45, which I cannot tell the number of. I have it narrowed down to 6668, 6673, 6677, 6679, 6680, or 6681. If anyone has the numbers of either of these units, let me know.
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This unit was repainted into the more standard small "Conrail" scheme between January and September of 1985.

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