EMD SD70MAC

Conrail placed additional orders for SD80MACs, however due to the pending takeover by Norfolk Southern and CSX the order was changed. CSX opted out of the SD80MAC order in favor of SD70MAC's built to CSX specifications. The 4,000hp locomotives were numbered 4130 - 4144, assembled and painted at the Juniata Locomotive Shop between March and May 1998 in the white face paint scheme as found on the SD80MAC's.

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SD70MAC's 4137 and 4134 bring ALSE through Iona at 16:24 on Oct. 24, 1998.
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CR 4130 and 4132 at Sterling Heights, MI back in August 1998. Robert Popchock photo, Chris Howe collection
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With only about 30 hours to go before CR will be split up by CSX & NS, a SD70MAC brings coal train WISO84 off the Ellsworth Secondary and onto the Mon Line.
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Conrail ELIN-1A heads south decending the Wabash Hill near MP-58 on the Marion Branch on May 10, 1998. Kevin Nelson photo used with permission
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INEL-2B heads north on the Marion Branch at CP-79 on May 12, 1998.  Kevin Nelson photo used with permission

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ELIN-7A heads south on the Conrail Marion Branch as they split through Rock Cut at the bottom of the Wabash Hill on May 17, 1998. Kevin Nelson photo with permission
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CR 4134 and 4137 leads ELTO-6X at the 338 signals just east of Bryan, OH on December 6, 1998. Chris Howe photo
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Conrail 4134 leads this light engine move at CP127.9 on track number one on Conrail's last day of independence
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CR 4135 at Sterling Heights, MI back in September 1998. Robert Popchock photo, Chris Howe collection
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CR 4137 at Sterling Heights, MI back in October 1998. Robert Popchock photo, Chris Howe collection
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Conrail SD-70MAC's 4137 and 4134 lead ML-403 westbound on Track 1 through Northeast, PA.
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Nearly new CR 4137 is on the point of SEAL at West Haverstraw, NY 5/1998
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CR 4139 at Sterling Heights, MI back in June 1998. Robert Popchock photo, Chris Howe collection
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CR 4139 is on the point of ALSE at Iona Island, NY 6/1998
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Brand new SD70MACs on XSQ-42D. You can almost smell the fresh paint!
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Just about as fresh as they come, this SD70Mac soaks up the sun at JBS in Altoona. Once these units departed Altoona they didn't make it back much as they did not have cab signals- they were built to CSX specs.
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CR 4142 at Sterling Heights, MI back in July 1998. Robert Popchock photo, Chris Howe collection
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CR 4144 at Sterling Heights, MI back in November 1998. Robert Popchock photo, Chris Howe collection
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CR 4144 and 4142 leads ELIN-7A across the diamond with the CSX ex B&O mainline at Milford Junction, IN on May 8, 1999. Chris Howe photo
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CR 4144 is on the point of ALSE at Roselle, Park, NJ on a very hazy, hot and humid day in July of 1998.

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