A question about Conrail's SD80MAC's

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Chessie6459, Sep 17, 2004.

  1. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Brian sent you a message.
  2. firefighter1811

    firefighter1811 New Member

    I did not relize that conrail was the only railroad to have thease! why was that? why did other railroads stay away from them?
  3. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    From what i have read about them in the past couple of weeks, Conrail was the only railroad to put in a order for the SD80MAC's. Conrail had to put these locomotives together because only partially complete SD80MAC's were sent from EMD. From there it quickly made its way down to the famous Juniata Locomotive Shops in Altoona, Pennsylvania, where shop crews completed the unit's construction and applied a new Conrail paint scheme befitting such a special breed of locomotive.

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