In the late 1970's, Conrail's helper district west of Altoona was dominated by 45-series locomotives (SD45's, SDP45's, and SD45-2's). Here a pair of SDP45's await their next call to duty at the Ce... (more)
The Erie Lackawanna Railroad 3639, later Conrail 6670, sits with the other relics in Norfolk Southern's West Yard in Roanoke. The SPD45 is listed as being owned by the Virginia Museum of Transport... (more)
Adam and his first ex-ERIE SDP45.
One of SP's SDP's pokes hits head out next to the Bayshore turntable with blue signal protection. I remember riding behind one of these on the Coast Line as I was trying to get some food out of a ... (more)
It is only a few months since Conrail came into being, and EL 3645 sits on former EL rails at East Voris Street.
Former GN SDP45 gets a new lease on life as a unique 7 axle locomotive in a test the BN and EMD worked on. Note the rare silver trucks, probably unique to this unit in the traditional BN color sch... (more)
An ex-EL SDP45 and a GP38 of Penn Central lineage get a westbound arrive in Cresson, having successfully gotten their train to the top of the tortuous grade west from Altoona. 6687 is an SDP45 in ... (more)
VMV Leasing SDP-45 (ex-CR, originally E-L) leads an eastbound rail train. Photo taken from the 15th St. overpass, just north of the Cabin at KC, where the train will head east to Russell, KY. The ... (more)
"Erie Lackawanna Finery"
Erie Lackawanna SDP45 3652 (with a freshly repainted pilot) leads F7A 7114 on arriving train PO-74 at Croxton Yard in Secaucus, NJ. The y... (more)
SP SDP45 3201 on the point of No. 98, the southbound Coast Daylight, as the train arrives in Palo Alto in August 1970. The 3201 still has the L-shaped engineer's windshield. Kodachrome-X
SP SDP45 3209 with F7B 8127 and 8109 passing Santa Clara with a 10-car Coast Daylight TR. 99 with mainly Sunset Limited cars going to San Francisco for cleaning. Kodachrome II
Formerly one of Erie Lackawanna's contributions to America's Bicentennial, this SDP45 has been patched and renumbered for Conrail. Charlie Amidon photo.
Southern Pacific SDP45 3204 finds itself in Utah at Union Pacific's North Yard shops in Salt Lake City. The boiler equipped passenger/commuter hauler was built for the SP by EMD in May 1967. By th... (more)
SP's "Import" hauler is crossing the Santa Fe at Thenard tower headed for the port of Long Beach, CA, with a typical for the period mixture of power.