Surviving SW7s

The SW7 was EMD's 1,000 horsepower switcher option in the 1950's. Conrail inherited many of these SW7's and they appeared in scattered number blocks in the 8836 to 9098 range and were of NYC, EL, CNJ, IHB, LV, CR&I, P&E and PRR origins. All of these units were removed from the Conrail roster by the early 1990's although many remain in service throughout the country on shortlines and industrials.

Former CR/PC/NYC/PE 8908 is seen at Coatesville, PA on 7/5/1997.
IBCX 88(ex CEIW 88, ex CR 8853, ex PC 8853, nee NYC 8853) is switching cars on a foggy morning at Wellsboro, IN on October 16, 2010.
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