Surviving SD60Ms - Page 6

SD60M's fit the bill for new power in 1992 when Conrail ordered 74 of them. 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.

In 1999, the fleet was divided between Norfolk Southern and CSX. Those assigned to NS were renumbered into the 6763 - 6806 series, while CSX allocated units became 8756 - 8786.

NS 6798 (ex-CR 5560)

NS SD60m 6798 - CP Harris, Harrisburg PA, 05/04/08

NS 6798 (ex-CR 5560) 4-19-08 Alburtis, PA

CR 5560 (NS 6798) 4-19-08 Alburtis, PA. Photo by John Durant

NS 6799 (CR 5563)

Former CR 5563 is seen on 37Q at Marysville PA on 3/21/09.

NS 6799 (CR 5563)

Former CR 5563 is the middle unit on an eastbound stack train at Cove, PA on 3/19/11.

NS 6799 (CR 5563)

Former CR 5563 is seen at Deepwater NJ on 1/26/12.

NS 6799 (CR 5563)

NS 6799 (CR 5563), NS 9907, NS 6763 (CR 5501) & NS 9180 are seen at Deepwater NJ on 2/6/12.

NS 6799 (CR 5563)

A roster view of former CR 5563 at Deepwater NJ on 2/6/12.

NS 6799 (CR 5563)

A head-on view of former CR 5563 at Deepwater NJ on 2/6/12.

NS 6800 ex-CR 5564

Former Conrail SD60M 5564 is the sole power on an eastbound empty slab train bound for Philadelphia, on 4/19/2008 at CP-Harris in Harrisburg, PA

NS 6800 (CR 5564)

Former CR 5564 is seen on CSAO train CA-11X at Paulsboro NJ on 7/2/10.

NS 6800 (CR 5564)

Former CR 5564 & UP 4033 are seen leading CSAO train CA-11X at Paulsboro NJ on 7/2/10.

NS 6800 (CR 5564)

Former CR 5564 is seen here on 13G at Newport, PA on 5/7/11.

NS 6800 at Bethlehem, PA

In your face with Quality as NS I4V goes from the single iron to track two at CP-Bethlehem.

NS 6800 Tuscarora, PA 1/10

SD60M #6800 exCR 5564 leads 13G @ Tuscarora, PA

NS 6801(ex CR 5565)

NS 6801(ex CR 5565) at New Haven, IN on January 23, 2011

NS 6802 (CR 5568)

Former 5568 is the third unit on 12N at Newark DE on 3/12/08

NS 6802 (CR 5568)

Former CR 5568 on 12N at Newark DE on 3/12/08

NS 6802 (CR 5568)

Former CR 5568, 5638 & NS 6628 are seen at Deepwater NJ on 6/28/10.

NS 6802 (CR 5568)

Former CR 5568 is seen at Deepwater NJ on 6/28/10.

NS 6802 (CR 5568)

Former CR 5568 is seen at Deepwater NJ on 6/28/10.

NS 6803 ex-CR 5570

Former Conrail SD60M 5570 leads an eastbound through Harrisburg, PA on 9/1/2007

NS 6803 (CR 5570)

At Rutherford, PA on 10/6/2007.

NS 6803 (CR 5570)

Former CR 5570 is seen on 36A at Newark DE on 5/19/11.

NS 6803 (CR 5570)

Former CR 5570 is seen on NS 15T at Wyomissing, PA on 7/9/15.

NS 6803 (CR 5570)

Former CR 5570 is seen on NS 15T at Wyomissing, PA on 7/9/15.

NS 6804 (CR 5571)

Former CR 5571 is seen at Altoona PA on 4/13/08.

NS 6804 (CR 5571)

Former CR 5571 is seen on 90W at Essington PA on 6/29/10.

NS 6804 (CR 5571)

Former CR 5571 is seen on 90W at Essington PA on 6/29/10.

NS 6804 (CR 5571)

Former CR 5571 is seen on WB 966 at Harrisburg PA on 3/30/13.

NS 6804 (CR 5571)

NS 6804 (CR 5571) & NS 6920, the Veterans unit, are seen on NS 13G at Kirkwood, DE on 6/28/16.

NS 6804(ex CR 5571)

NS 6804, ex CR 5571 at New Haven, IN back in August 2009

NS 6805 (CR 5572)

Former CR 5572 is seen leading former CR 5530 and NS 6687 on 21G at Marysville PA on 3/21/09.

NS 6805 (CR 5572)

Former CR 5572 is seen leading 21G at Marysville PA on 3/21/09.

NS 6805 (CR 5572)

Former CR 5572 is seen at Cresson, PA on 1/22/2012.

NS 6805 leads 21G near Newport, PA

This trio of SD60s lead NS 21G westbound across James Drive, just east of Newport, PA. The leader is ex-Conrail SD60M 5572.

NS 6806 (CR 5574)

Former CR 5574 is seen at Deepwater NJ on the night of 1/21/10.

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