Matt Langworthy wrote:Svcot, I went through your pages of LV and E survivors. In borth cases, it looks like the SW1s were sold before CR. As near as I can tell, it looks like the surviving LV SW900ms might qualify as the oldest former CR units still in active service, since they were originally built as NW-1s in 1938. The opnly question I have is this: how much of the SW900ms are still original from the NW-1s?
perhaps no surviving LV or EL SW1's made it Conrail..
(one LV Sw1 is known to have made it to the CR roster, LV 115 to CR 8419..but her survivor status is unknown)
Personally I wouldnt consider the LV NW1's - SW900m's to qualify, since they were so heavily rebuilt..
but virtually ALL old operating locos were rebuilt to greater or lesser extents! so thats a grey area..
There are three surviving NYC SW1's that were on the CR roster:
NYC 605:1 - EMD SW1 - Currently Scherier 1359 - ex NYC-PC-CR 8453 - NYC 655 - nee NYC 605:1
NYC 679 - EMD SW1 - Currently Standard Terminal RR of NJ #1261 - ATRW/AMTK # 735 > AMTK #248 > CR/PC #8476 > NYC #679 (built 1941)
NYC 701 - EMD SW1 - Currently Ohio Central 736 - ex AMTK 736 - AMTK 249 - CR/PC/NYC 8497 - NYC 701
And two known surviving PRR SW1's that also operated with Conrail:
PRR 5997 - EMD SW1 - Currently shop switcher at TRANSCO in Oelwein IA. ex (CR 8597) (PC 8597) (PRR 5997)
PRR 9404 - EMD SW1 - Currently Tyburn RR Co. #8564 - Morrisville PA - ex (PC/CR 8564) - (PRR #9404) (built 9/50)
Im not sure which of those are still actually operating today..
a little research could probably figure it out..