Norfolk Southern SD45-2 number 1700 poses outside the paint shop at DeButts Yard in Chattanooga, Tennessee, wearing its new, "old" paint scheme. The first of a thirteen unit order, 1700 was originally built as Erie Lackawanna number 3669, completed in October 1972, and has since worked as Conrail 6654 and NS 1700. Cab upgrades were recently completed at the NS East End Shop in Roanoke, Virginia, followed by paint in Chattanooga, returning it to its original colors. It will return to revenue service, joining the fleet of five additional 1700-series locomotives presently assigned to the Conrail Shared Assets region, based out of Oak Island, New Jersey Photo by Casey Thomason. For more information about Norfolk Southern, visit www.nscorp.com
This gallery contains photos of equipment and properties that became, were and used to be part of the Erie Lackawanna Railroad. This gallery also contains photos of equipment paying tribute to the EL or its predecessors.