Diesel Locomotives of the East

Conrail

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Type EMD SD-50
Description

In the mid '80s, Conrail bought over 100 of EMD's latest 6 axle type, the SD-50. These had new microprocessor engine controls, radar based wheelslip sensors, and improved dynamic brakes. These capabilities allowed the 645F diesel engine, of the 50 series locomotives, to produce 500 more horsepower than the previous 40 series, with the 645E.

This caused a re-ignition of the "horsepower wars" that had reached an uneasy truce in the late '60s, when manufacturers had a hard time producing a reliable diesel of more than 3000 HP. From this beginning, new technology quickly allowed both major manufacturers to develop the 6000 HP locomotives seen today.

Download This zip file contains images of the Conrail SD-50
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Type EMD SD-50
Description

In the mid '80s, Conrail bought over 100 of EMD's latest 6 axle type, the SD-50. These had new microprocessor engine controls, radar based wheelslip sensors, and improved dynamic brakes. These capabilities allowed the 645F diesel engine, of the 50 series locomotives, to produce 500 more horsepower than the previous 40 series, with the 645E.

This caused a re-ignition of the "horsepower wars" that had reached an uneasy truce in the late '60s, when manufacturers had a hard time producing a reliable diesel of more than 3000 HP. From this beginning, new technology quickly allowed both major manufacturers to develop the 6000 HP locomotives seen today.

Download This zip file contains images of the Conrail SD-50

New York Central

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Type New York Central E-8As
Description NYC had one of the most famous passenger operations in the world. After the Hudsons, Mohawks, and Niagaras stopped pulling "The Great Steel Fleet", those duties fell to NYC's 4000 class E-8s. NYC had 60 of these, in the series 4035 - 4094 as well as 47 similar E-7 models.
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These images are based on the work of Nikolaus Mohr, at Nimoweb

This image won the April 2001 Claudioscar for Best Diesel Locomotive. Thanks Claudio!.
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Download This zip file contains individual and combined images of the NYC E-8
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