EMD SD9

Conrail inherited 25 SD-9's from the Penn Central, assigning them to 6900 and 6924.  The SD-9 was built between January 1954 and June 1959.  The V-16 567C-powered units produced 1,750hp.

CR 5678 Ridgewood Jct, NJ 10/77

PO-87 west at "WJ" Ridgewood Jct., NJ @ 0730hrs. GP9M 5678 exCNJ 1522 and SD9 6922 provide the power

CR 6903 & 6902 Shoving a coal train over the hump at Buckeye Yard. 11/80

SD9s 6903 & 6902 are shoving a coal train over the hump at Buckeye Yard.

1:00PM on 11/9/80 in Columbus, OH.

CR 6908 Allentown, PA 1-7-1978

Former PC SD9 6908 and smoking ex-LV RS11 7641 work Allentown yard in January, 1978.

CR 6908 Allentown, PA 1-7-1978

Former SD9 6908 works Allentown yard with ex-LV RS11 7641 in January, 1978.

CR 6908 Allentown, PA 3/78

A pair of SD9's hold down the west end puller job 3/11/78

CR 6908 Allentown, PA 8-27-1978

CR SD-9's 6908 and 6909 work Allentown yard in August, 1978.

CR 6908 Bethlehem, PA 4-9-1977

CR RS11 7612 (ex-LV 403) and former PC SD9 6908 wait for assignment outside the Bethlehem roundhouse in April, 1977.

CR 6908 Bethlehem, PA 7-7-1979

Former PC RS-11's 7652 and 7651 idle alongside SD-9's 6908 and 6909 by the steam-era coaling tower at Bethlehem in July, 1979.

CR 6909 Allentown, PA 8-27-1978

A late day in August, 1978 has former PC SD-9's 6909 and 6908 working Allentown yard.

CR 6909 Allentown, PA 8-27-1978

Former PC SD-9's 6909 and 6908 work Allentown yard in August, 1978.

CR 6909 Allentown, PA 8-27-1978

Former PC SD-9's 6909 and 6908 work Allentown yard in August, 1978.

CR 6909 Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

Former PC SD-9 6909 works with 6908 at Allentown yard in July, 1978.

CR 6913 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

CR SD9 6913 rests with Alco T-6 9844 on one end, and U33B 2943 on the other, as they wait for service or retirement at Morrisville yard in March, 1977.

CR 6913 Morrisville, PA 4-24-1977

Still lettered PC, SD9 6913 waits in a service line outside the Morrisville shops in April, 1977.

CR 6922 Oak Island, NY 8-17-1979

CR SD-9 6922 rests in the weeds with GP-9 7191 at Oak Island, NY in August, 1979.

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