Surviving SD80MACs

In the late 1980's General Electric was winning the horsepower war and the new locomotive orders from railroads. EMD was once again behind in technology and revenue. EMD began working on the SD80 series which would achieve 5000hp from a 20 cylinder 710G prime mover, the first 20 cylinder engine since the SD45/SD45-2 locomotive line.

Conrail began to take delivery of a 28 unit order rostered the first units in January 1996. Under agreement with EMD, the 28 units would be built by EMD and finished at the Juniata Shops in Altoona, PA. Conrail numbered these units 4100-4127.

In 1997, Conrail purchased the EMD demonstrator units, EMDX 8000 and 8001 and an order for 108 more units was placed but was ultimately reduced to 28 units. The order was changed with the split of Conrail making the 30 units owned by Conrail the only SD80MACs produced. The demonstrators were added to the roster as 4128 and 4129.

In 1999, the fleet was divided between Norfolk Southern and CSX. Those assigned to NS were renumbered into the 4100 - 4129 series, while CSX allocated units became 800 - 812 and then later renumbered in 2007 in the 4590 - 4602 series.

A Conrail duo at South Fork

A pair of Conrail painted units, former CR 4115 and 6495(NS 7208 and 3410) at South Fork, PA on Oct. 25, 2008

CR 4102 in Middlefield, MA. on 6/4/99.

SD80MAC 4102 with SPSE at Bancroft, MA. on June 4, 1999.

CSXT 4590 (CR 4100)

Former CSX 800/CR 4100 is seen on Q174-02 at Newark DE on 8/3/08. The unit is stenciled the Spirit of Benning.

CSXT 4590 (CR 4100)

Former CSX 800/CR 4100, the Spirit of Benning, is seen on Q370-05 at Newark DE on the gloomy morning of 12/6/11.

CSXT 4591 (CR 4104)

Former CR 4104 is seen behind the CSX Cumberland, MD locomotive shops on 11/4/11.

CSXT 4591 (CR 4104)

Former CSX 801/CR 4104 is seen on CSX Q370-11 at Elsmere DE on 2/12/13.

CSXT 4593 (CR 4108)

CSX 4593 (ex CSX 803/CR 4108) is on the point of Q-433 at Ridgefield Park, NJ 11/22/2008

CSXT 4593 (CR 4108)

Former CSX 803/CR 4108 is seen on Q439-20 at Newark DE on 9/21/10.

CSXT 4593 (CR 4108)

Former CSXT 803/CR 4108 is seen on CSX Q370-04 at Wilmington DE on 1/5/13.

CSXT 4594 (CR 4112)

Former CSX 0804/CR 4112 is seen at Elsmere, Delaware on 2/2/2008.

CSXT 4595(ex CR 4112) at Carson, VA

CSXT 4595(ex CSXT 805, nee CR 4112) trailing on CSX train Q401 at Carson, VA on May 10, 2008. Kevin Pratt photo with permission

CSXT 4595(ex CR 4112) on Q139 at Petersburg, VA

CSXT 4595(ex CSXT 805, nee CR 4112) leads train Q139 at North Collier in Petersburg, VA on May 24, 2008. Kevin Pratt photo with permission

CSXT 4596 (CR 4113)

At Elsmere, Delaware on 2/19/2008.

CSXT 4596 (CR 4113)

Former CSX 806/CR 4113 is seen leading Q405-10 at Elsmere DE on 7/10/10.

CSXT 4596 (CR 4113)

Former CSX 806/CR 4113 is seen on CSX Q316-10 at Cumberland, MD on 6/12/14.

CSXT 4596 (CR 4113)

Former CSX 806/CR 4113 is seen on CSX Q316-10 at Cumberland, MD on 6/12/14.

CSXT 4596 (CR 4113)

Former CSX 806/CR 4113 is seen on CSX Q316-10 at Cumberland, MD on 6/12/14.

CSXT 4596 SD80MAC At Glenolden PA

Heading west out of Philadelphia on CSX's Philly Sub on train Q405.

CSXT 4597 (CR 4116)

Former CSX 807/CR 4116 is seen on K426-30 at 58th St. in Philadelphia PA on 6/4/10.

CSXT 4597 (CR 4116)

Former CSX 807/CR 4116 is seen on K426-30 at 58th St. in Philadelphia PA on 6/4/10.

CSXT 4597 (CR 4116)

Former CSX 807/CR 4116 is seen on Q409-05 at Newark DE on 7/6/10.

CSXT 4597 (CR 4116)

Former CSX 807/CR 4116 is seen on Q405-02 at Elsmere DE on 8/2/10.

CSXT 4597 (CR 4116)

Former CSX 807/CR 4116 is seen on Q405-02 at Elsmere DE on 8/2/10.

CSXT 4598 (CR 4121)

Former CSX 808/CR 4121 is seen on Q373-17 at Newark DE on 11/18/08.

CSXT 4598 (CR 4121)

Former CSX 808/CR 4121 is seen leading Q370-25 east at Elsmere DE on 5/26/10.

CSXT 4598 (CR 4121)

Former CSX 808/CR 4121 is seen leading Q370-25 east at Elsmere DE on 5/26/10.

CSXT 4599 (CR 4122)

Former CSX 809/CR 4122 is seen on Q411-08 at St. Denis MD on 5/8/10.

CSXT 4599 (CR 4122)

CSX SD80MAC 4599 is seen leading CSX general merchandise train Q-411 past the MARC commuter station at St. Denis, MD.

CSXT 4599 (CR 4122)

Former CSX 809/CR 4122 & CSX 117 lead 110 cars of Q439-22 west past an outlawed Q409-22 at Elsmere DE on 2/23/11. At this point in time, the CSX 4599 is one of only three SD80MAC's currently in service system-wide on CSX, so catching one, and in the lead no less, was great to see.

CSXT 4599 (CR 4122)

Another view of former CSX 809/CR 4122 on Q439-22 at Elsmere DE on 2/23/11.

CSXT 4599 (CR 4122)

Former CSX 809/CR 4122 is seen on CSX Q370-26 at Elsmere, DE on 8/27/14.

CSXT 4600 (CR 4124)

Former CSX 810/CR 4124 is seen on L438-13 at Newark DE on 7/14/08.

CSXT 4600 (CR 4124)

Former CSX 810/CR 4124 is seen on Q171-07 at Newark DE on 4/7/11. This is one of only three active SD80MAC's currently on the CSX roster.

CSXT 4600 (CR 4124)

Former CSX 810/CR 4124 is seen on Q370-31 at Newark DE on 11/1/11.

CSXT 4602 (CR 4128)

Former CSX 812/CR 4128 is seen on Q438-30 at Elsmere DE on 1/2/09. The unit was built as EMDX 8000.

CSXT 4602 (CR 4128)

Former CSX 812/CR 4128 is seen on Q439 at Elsmere DE on 8/2/08. The unit was built as EMDX 8000.

CSXT 4602 (CR 4128)

Former CSX 812/CR 4128 is seen on Q702 at Newark DE on 2/17/08. The unit was built as EMDX 8000.

CSXT 4602 (CR 4128)

Former CSX 812/CR 4128/EMDX 8000 is seen at Brunswick MD on 11/12/11.

CSXT 800 (CR 4100)

Former CR 4100 was in the backshop area at Cumberland, MD on 2/14/2000.

CSXT 801 (CR 4104)

CSX 801 (CR 4104) seen on Q421 at Framingham MA on 12/30/03.

CSXT 802 (CR 4107)

CSXT 802, ex CR 4107, and a CSX SD70MAC powers Q112 near St. Joe, IN on October 21, 2000. This engine was renumbered again and is now the CSXT 4592

CSXT 802 (CR 4107)

Former CR 4107 is at Cumberland, MD on 3/18/01.

CSXT 802 (CR 4107)

Former CR 4107 is at Cumberland, MD on 3/22/00.

CSXT 802 (CR 4107)

Former CR 4107 is at Cumberland, MD on 9/4/99.

CSXT 803 (CR 4108)

Former CR 4108 is on a loaded coal train at New Castle, PA on 8/24/99. Unit would later be renumbered to CSXT 4593.

CSXT 804 (CR 4110)

CSXT "0804", former CR 4110, is at Cumberland, MD on 12/8/02.

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