Conrail SD9

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Conrail SD9

Post by BrianMoore » Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:22 pm

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Conrail SD9 6921 by bxmoore, on Flickr

I picked up this Conrail Proto 2000 SD9 from ebay a few weeks ago, planning to strip it, and use the Details West SP SD9E pack to turn it into an early-eighties scarlet-and-grey job. I knew nothing about Conrail locomotives, but I've got a predilection for long-hood-forward diesels, and I noted that this one has the "F" at the long-hood end. So I found a few pictures on the net, added a few obvious (to me, anyway) details that were proto-specific from the pictures, grimed it up a bit and installed a Loksound decoder.

I'll be running it at the Freemo Meet at Broadclyst, Devon, on 10 November, and I may well... cough... MU it up with my long-hood-forward UP SD7 at some point in the day, too. The combination may not be... gasp... prototypical, but it'll be... ahem... pretty.

Happy days.

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Re: Conrail SD9

Post by BrianMoore » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:37 pm

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And, by golly, they don't look too bad.

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Re: Conrail SD9

Post by torikoos » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:05 pm

Perhaps it's the lighting, but that Conrail blue looks much darker than I thought it was in this shot, but yes, they look great!

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