Surviving GP15-1s

The GP15-1 was a somewhat unique locomotive. It was offered by EMD as a competitor not to another manufacturer's product line, but to railroads own rebuilding of older geeps. Conrail's fleet of 100 of these lightweight roadswitchers arrived numbered in the 1600 series in 1979. These units could be found system wide in use in their intended role as light road switchers working various locals both individually and in multiple unit consists.

In 1999, the entire fleet was divided between Norfolk Southern and CSX. Those assigned to NS were renumbered into the 1400-1457 series, while CSX allocated units became 1525-1566. Norfolk Southern units went on to become property of LTEX and GMTX, while CSX sold 1525-1533 and 1564-1566 to LLPX, while 1534-1563 are still in service on CSX.

CR 1630

CR 1630, soon to become CSXT 1541, is at Cumberland, MD on 7/17/99.

CR 1632

CR 1632, soon to become CSXT 1543, is parked at Stoney Creek, PA on 11/27/99.

CSX 1554 and NS 5290

CSAO WPCA51 on Beesley Secondary.

CSXT 1536 (CR 1618)

Former CR 1618 is seen on Q368-10 at Hyndman PA on 8/11/12.

CSXT 1538 (CR 1622)

CSXT 1538, ex CR 1622, at Piqua yard Fort Wayne, IN back in July 2000. Russell Heine photo, Chris Howe collection

CSXT 1538 (CR 1622)

CSX GP15-1 1538 (CR 1622) and GP40-2 6399 take a break from working Bay View yard in Baltimore on May 10, 2014.

CSXT 1538 (CR 1622) (1)

CSX GP15-1 1538 (CR 1622) and GP40-2 6399 work at the wye of Bay View yard in Baltimore on May 10, 2014.

CSXT 1538 (CR 1622) (2)

CSX GP15-1 1538 (CR 1622) and GP40-2 6399 work at the wye of Bay View yard in Baltimore on May 10, 2014.

CSXT 1538 (CR 1622) (3)

CSX GP15-1 1538 (CR 1622) and GP40-2 6399 work at the wye of Bay View yard in Baltimore while C40-8 7566, and ES44AH 921 wait for assignment on May 10, 2014.

CSXT 1538 (CR 1622) (4)

CSX GP15-1 1538 (CR 1622) and GP40-2 6399 work at the wye of Bay View yard in Baltimore while C40-8 7566, and ES44AH 921 wait for assignment on May 10, 2014.

CSXT 1540 (CR 1629)

Former CR 1629 is seen on a westbound CSX freight train departing Cumberland, MD on 7/23/10.

CSXT 1541 (CR 1630)

Former CR 1630 is at Cumberland, MD on 9/11/99.

CSXT 1542 (CR 1631)

Former CR 1631 is at Cumberland, MD on 9/28/99.

CSXT 1543 (CR 1632)

Former CR 1632 is seen on D-777 at Perryville, MD on 8/22/11.

CSXT 1543 (CR 1632)

Former CR 1632 is seen throttling up as the crew of D-777 gets the signal at E. Aiken in Perryville, MD.

CSXT 1544 (CR 1633)

Former CR 1633 is at Cumberland, MD on 2/26/02.

CSXT 1545 (CR 1637)

Former CR 1637 is at Stoney Creek, PA on 11/27/99.

CSXT 1548 (CR 1644)

Former CR 1644 is at Stoney Creek, PA on 10/12/00.

CSXT 1548(ex CR 1644) at Richmond, VA

CSXT 1548(ex CR 1644) leads a train across the C&O viaduct in Richmond, VA back in 2008. Kevin Pratt photo with permission

CSXT 1549 (CR 1645)

Former CR 1645 12-23-03 27th Street Camden, NJ (CSX paint)

CSXT 1550 (CR 1647)

Former CR 1647 is seen pulling a Chessie Jordan Spreader east on W040-20 at Newark DE on 8/23/10.

CSXT 1550 (CR 1647)

Former CR 1647 is the sole power for a work train rolling downhill towards Cumberland on track 1.

CSXT 1551 (CR 1653)

Former CR 1653 is seen at the CSX loco shops in Cumberland, MD on 7/28/11.

CSXT 1551 (CR 1653)

Former CR 1653 is seen behind the CSX Cumberland, MD locomotive shops on 11/4/11.

CSXT 1553 (CR 1657)

Former CR 1657 is at Cumberland, MD in May 2001.

CSXT 1554 (CR 1658)

CSX 1554 (ex-CR 1658) is in the consist of Q-433 bound for Oak Island at Ridgefield Park, NJ 6/13/2009

CSXT 1555 (CR 1659)

Former CR 1659 is at Stoney Creek, PA on 11/23/00.

CSXT 1556 (CR 1664)

Former CR 1664 is at Cumberland, MD on 10/9/03.

CSXT 1556 (CR 1664)

Former CR 1664 is at Cumberland, MD on 10/28/00.

CSXT 1558 (CR 1669)

Former Conrail 1669(CSXT 1558) and CSXT 1511, a rare GP15T, are backing the local job into the old EL yard at Marion, OH on September 20, 2003.

CSXT 1560 (CR 1673)

Former CR 1673 is seen in South Philadelphia, PA on 5/30/04.

CSXT 1560 (CR 1673)

Former CR 1673 is seen at Elsmere, DE on 5/11/14.

CSXT 1561 (CR 1675)

Former CR 1675 is at Cumberland, MD on 5/24/01.

LTEX 1402 (CR 1610)

Former NS(NPBL) 1402/CR 1610 is seen at Larry's Truck and Electric in McDonald, OH during the CRHS Cleveland convention on 9/25/10.

LTEX 1402 (CR 1610)

Former NS(NPBL) 1402/CR 1610 is seen at Larry's Truck and Electric in McDonald, OH during the CRHS Cleveland convention on 9/25/10.

LTEX 1404 (CR 1613)

Former NS 1404/CR 1613 is seen at Larry's Truck and Electric in McDonald, OH during the CRHS Cleveland convention on 9/25/10.

LTEX 1404 (CR 1613)

Former NS 1404/CR 1613 is seen at Larry's Truck and Electric in McDonald, OH during the CRHS Cleveland convention on 9/25/10.

LTEX 1408 (CR 1621)

Former NS 1408/CR 1621 is seen at Larry's Truck and Electric in McDonald, OH during the CRHS Cleveland convention on 9/25/10.

LTEX 1408 (CR 1621)

LTEX 1408 is seen on CSX Q373-29 at Elsmere, DE on 8/29/15. Unit is ex NS 1408/CR 1621.

LTEX 1408 (CR 1621)

LTEX 1408 is seen on CSX Q373-29 at Elsmere, DE on 8/29/15. Unit is ex NS 1408/CR 1621.

LTEX 1409 (CR 1623)

Former CR 1623 is seen among other locomotives at Larry's Truck and Electric in McDonald, OH during the CRHS Cleveland convention on 9/25/10.

LTEX 1413 (CR 1627)

Former CR 1627 2-15-07 stored at Enola, PA, destined for Larry's Truck & Electric

LTEX 1414 (CR 1634)

Former NS 1414/CR 1634 is seen at Larry's Truck and Electric in McDonald, OH during the CRHS Cleveland convention on 9/25/10.

LTEX 1414 (CR 1634)

Former NS 1414/CR 1634 is seen at Larry's Truck and Electric in McDonald, OH during the CRHS Cleveland convention on 9/25/10.

LTEX 1416 (CR 1636)

Former NS 1416/CR 1636 is seen at Larry's Truck and Electric in McDonald, OH during the CRHS Cleveland convention on 9/25/10.

LTEX 1416 (CR 1636)

Former NS 1416/CR 1636 is seen at Larry's Truck and Electric in McDonald, OH during the CRHS Cleveland convention on 9/25/10.

LTEX 1417 (CR 1638)

LTEX 1417, former CR 1638, is seen among lines of other locomotives during the CRHS tour of the Larry's Truck and Electric facility in McDonald, OH on 9/25/10.

LTEX 1425 (ex CR 1651) October 2008

Sporting a fresh coat of "LTEX orange", the former CR 1651/NS 1425 waits in the weeds at Larry's.

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