EMD SD40-2

Numbered 6358-6524, Conrail's SD40-2s were found system wide heading up trains of all varieties as well as working on helpers over the famous Horseshoe Curve on the Pittsburgh Line.

Conrail acquired its SD40-2 fleet new from EMD in 1977, 78 and 79.

Conrail's SD40-2s had a feature unique to the road, the substitution of EMD's older Flexicoil trucks in place of the newly developed (and mistakenly believed to be flawed) HTC trucks that were delivered to all other SD40-2 owners.

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SD40-2 6441 and C30-7 6606 are the second half of SEBO's power this day.
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Conrail Weigh In Motion Scale Test Train TES 301 @ Central Hudson Gas & Electric Roseton, NY
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Conrail SD-40 #6244 leads a westbound, passing the steam excursion at CP Burn in Allentown, PA. October 1987.

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Conrail's first SD40-2, CR 6358, is seen here at Cresson PA on 2/8/98.
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CR 6359 date and location unknown
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CR 6359 is seen shoving XCH-56E at Lilly, PA on 6/8/97.
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CR 6359 is seen shoving XCH-56E at Lilly, PA on 6/8/97.
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CR 6360 on the point of an eastbound at Belmont Jct, Phila. PA on 3/3/84. Unit went to NS 3331 at the split.
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Conrail SD40 6279 (ex-PC 6279) is joined by SD40-2 6360 to shove a westbound hopper train up around Benny Curve back in 1981.
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Conrail SD40-2 6360 is seen leading a 4-banger helper set west at the Brickyard in Altoona, PA in 1993. 16 years after arriving on the railroad, it looks like she has worked hard enough to earn her first re-paint, sporting a clean coat of blue with the new white numberboards and white frame stripe.
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CR 6360, 7798, 7932, and 3206 are on an eastbound at Belmont Jct. in Phila. PA on 3/3/84.
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CR 6360, 7798, 7932, and 3206 are on an eastbound at Belmont Jct. in Phila. PA on 3/3/84.
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Conrail SD40-2 6361 is trailing on a westbound empty coal train at Bennington Curve in 1982.
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Conrail SD40-2 6361 is seen heading east at Cresson, PA in 1991.
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Conrail SD40-2 6361 heads east towards MO tower in Cresson in 1991.
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CR 6361 is seen at Cresson, PA on 3/14/98.
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CR 6361 is seen at South Fork, PA on 6/8/97.
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CR 6361 is trailing on a westbound at Works, Altoona, PA on 9/6/84.
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SBSE digs itself a little further out of the cut as TV-6 continues downgrade.
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CR 6361 is seen on UMP-158 at Johnstown, PA on 8/20/98.
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CR 6362 date and location unknown
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CR 6362 is seen at Cresson PA on 2/8/98.
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SD40-2 6362 leads a PIMO through some nasty sleet at CP Cannon in Duncannon, PA. on Dec. 28, 1992.
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Conrail SD40-2 6362 is seen shoving on the rear of a westbound TV train at Horseshoe Curve in 1993.
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Conrail SD40-2 6362 is seen running light eastbound down Horseshoe Curve in 1993.
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A crew waits for a westbound as SD40-2 6362 idles at the ready track 1/15/79
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CR 6362, 6363 & 6358 are seen at Cresson PA on the cold evening of 2/8/98.
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CR 6363 is seen at Cresson PA on 2/8/98.
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Conrail SD40-2 6363 is seen shoving on the rear of an eastbound coal train at Pitcairn, PA in 1993. Very heavy trains could require helpers even on the less-tortuous grades between Johnstown and Pittsburgh.
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CR 6364 & 6379 are seen running lite at Conemaugh PA on 3/14/98.
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CR 6364 is seen at Conemaugh PA on 3/14/98.
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CR 6364 is seen at Cresson PA on 7/30/97.
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Conrail SD40-2 6364 is seen shoving on the rear of a westbound TV train at Horseshoe Curve in 1993.
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Conrail SD40-2 6364 is seen shoving on the rear of an eastbound coal train at Lilly, PA on 10/11/1998
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CR 6364 and 6377 helpers are on the rear of an eastbound coal train at "Works" on 8/31/91, amongst a sea of stored cars and locomotives.
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A Westbound passes under the old coaling tower at the site of the old Erie yard in Susquehanna.
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CR 6365 & 6389 are seen shoving a EB at Summerhill PA on 2/8/98.
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Former PC SD-45 6116 and CR SD-40-2 6365 on pusher duty at Altoona in July, 1978.
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CR 6365 is seen at Altoona PA on 10/5/97.
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CR 6365 is seen at Altoona PA on 7/30/97.
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Conrail SD40-2 6365 is seen shoving on the rear of a westbound freight at Cresson, PA in 1993.
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Conrail SD40-2 6365 is seen assisting an eastbound freight down Horseshoe Curve in 1993.
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Conrail SD40-2 6365 is seen shoving on the rear of an eastbound freight at Summerhill, PA in 1993.
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Conrail SD40-2 6365 is receiving some maintenance at the Morrisville diesel shop in 1983.
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Conrail SD40-2 6365 is seen heading west at CP-UN in Gallitzin, PA in 1981.
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Three SD40-2's power TV11 up and over @ Greensburg, PA
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CR 6366 & 6389 are seen shoving TV61 west at the Brickyard in Altoona, PA on 5/15/98 at 4:12p.
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CR 6366 & 6412 are seen heading west at Lilly, PA at 6/8/97.
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CR 6366 was at the engine terminal in S. Phila. PA on 2/20/82. It was renumbered to NS 3336 at the split.

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