Juniata Diesel Conversions
SD45 to Prime-Mover Testbed
for Conrail

1 unit

Rebuilt From		Rebuilt As		Rbld		Notes
CR 6097 SD45		CR Q#1 testbed	       by 4/91		Repainted as NS 1000 11/2006	

Work Done:
- Engine and traction motors removed along with many other unneeded accessories
- Modifications to load test prime-movers from other locomotives, including GEs

- 6/1968 - Built new as Erie Lackawanna 3632 SD45 with dual control stands and a Leslie SU-3L horn
- Late 1975 - Repainted red/white/blue as a bicentennial unit
- 4/1976 - Acquired by Conrail as CR 6097
- 1978-3/1980 - Repainted into Conrail blue sometime during this period
- 6/1986 - Photographed in the Altoona dead lines but not retired until 8/4/86
- 4/1991 - Entered service as a testbed at the Juniata Shops by this date in its old blue paint numbered CR 006
- 11/1991 - Repainted all gray at Conrail Q#1
- 6/1999 - Acquired by Norfolk Southern, remaining Conrail Q#1 until...
- 11/2006 - Repainted into NS black as NS 1000 (since it's not a unit on the active roster, there's no roster conflict with the SD70ACe)

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