EMD GP40-2 - Page 4

The 3000hp GP40-2 came to Conrail from two sources, the Reading and new from EMD. The inherited units were some of the last units purchased by the Reading, while the new units were some of Conrail's first motive power purchases.

These high horsepower (at the time) locomotives were originally used heavily on TV and other high priority light trains. Over time they found their way into various other uses, from Road Railers to mineral trains, to local service toward the end of Big Blue.

CR 3351 detours on the B&M on 8/3/84

ConRail TV13 heads north on the B&M Conn River line at Deerfield interlocking on Aug. 3, 1984. CR detoured several hot TOFC trains over the B&M due to a ballast train that wrecked at North Adams Jct. on the B&A.

CR 3351 GP40-2 Akron 04-79

Westbound on the former EL in Akron passing the e/b 613-2 searchlight signal.

CR 3351 Great Notch, NJ 4/79

Almost new GP40-2's 3351 and 3350 power a Port Morris Turn up and over at Great Notch, NJ

CR 3352 at Hinsdale, MA. on 5/18/88. (1)

I got wind of an OCS making a trip over the Boston Line and made a "quick" (3 hour round trip) up to Hinsdale, MA. to catch him on a week day morning. Of course, the weather was spectacular and, what's this?...no E unit(s)? Oh well, I'm here, so may as well shoot him.

CR 3352 at Hinsdale, MA. on 5/18/88. (2)

OCS131 eastbound at the summit of Washington Hill on May 18, 1988. Although I was disappointed in the lack of an "Executive E" on the train at the time, in retrospect, how many times do you see this train WITHOUT one or more of the E's?

CR 3353 leads a westbound TV train up the mountain at Bennington, 4/80

A WB Conrail TV Train grinds upgrade at Bennington, PA on 4/19/80 w/ a GP40-2, a U25B and a GP40. The U25B was making more racket than the two GP40s combined. The top of the east end of the cut at Bennington was always a good place to appreciate "stack talk," and the U25Bs always put on a show.

CR 3354 at Harrisburg PA 9/27/97

CR 3354 is seen on a EB ballest train at Harrisburg PA on 9/27/97.

CR 3354 is about to cross the Canal and head into the yard with this eastbound in Allentown, PA. May, 1984

Conrail GP-40-2 #3354 has just crossed the Lehigh River and is about to cross the Canal and head into the yard with this eastbound in Allentown, PA. May 20, 1984.

CR 3355 West Cameron, NY 10/26/1985

CR stack train TV-301 roars thru the Canisteo River Valley on a beautiful fall day. The 318 Eastbound semaphore stands guard over track 2 in the distance.

CR 3357 at Harrisburg PA 9/28/97

CR 3357 is seen on a EB dimentional train at Harrisburg PA on 9/28/97.

CR 3357 at Harrisburg PA 9/28/97

A roster view of CR 3357 at Harrisburg PA on 9/28/97.

CR 3358 Lanesboro, PA 8/3/1985

TV-301 drifts down the hill at Lanesboro, PA.

CR 3359 at Mifflin, PA in 1993

Conrail GP40-2 3359 is seen leading a westbound TV train at Mifflin, PA in 1993.

CR 3359 at MP 129 in Becket, MA. on 11/28/81. (1)

GP40-2 3359 at the head of westbound BOEL at MP 129 in Becket, MA. on Nov.28, 1981.

CR 3360 at Bennington Curve

Conrail GP40-2 3360 is seen leading an eastbound TV train down Bennington Curve in 1986.

CR 3361 at Dunkirk, NY

Conrail GP40-2 3361 is leading a westbound TV train at Dunkirk, NY

CR 3362 Oak Island, NJ11/80

GP40-2 3362 @ 91 Bay Avenue Oak Island, NJ

CR 3363 at Altoona PA 7/30/97

CR 3363 & 3371 are seen on a EB Roadrailer at Altoona PA on 7/30/97.

CR 3363 at Altoona PA 7/30/97

CR 3363 is seen at Altoona PA on 7/30/97.

CR 3364 & 3326 on RR-262R at Altoona, PA 6/8/97

CR 3364 & 3326 are seen leading RR-262R east at Altoona, PA on 6/8/97.

CR 3364 and CR 3243 at South Fork, PA

Conrail GP40-2 3364 and GP40 3243 (ex-PC 3243) are seen trailing on a westbound freight at South Fork, PA in 1982.

CR 3364 leads MAIL-3 at Allentown, PA 1/19/91

3364, 5060, and 5066 lead MAIL-3 through the "old" CP-Burn. This scene has completely changed over the past few years. CP-Burn MP 35.0 CR Reading Line

CR 3364 on BRSE-5 at CP-463 in LaPorte, IN

BRSE-5 with 3364 on the point at CP463 LaPorte, IN on June 15, 1996

CR 3366 at West Point, NY. on 8/20/88.

TV301 passing the station at West Point, USMA, NY. on Aug. 20, 1988.

CR 3366 Newburgh, NY 10/79

"NEW" GP40-2 3366 leads two GP35's on TV16a south @ Newburgh, NY

CR 3367 and CR 3326 at CP-MG PA 1981

Conrail GP40-2s 3367 and 3326 are assisting an eastbound TV train through CP-MG in 1981. The quartet of GP40-2s and the old Trailvan make this a classic Conrail shot.

CR 3367 leads MAIL3 at Blandon, PA 10/90

MAIL3 passes the temporary block station at CP-Blandon with five GP40's and a B40-8. CP-Blandon MP7.8 CR Reading Line

CR 3368 leads an eastbound trailer train through Frankford Junction in Philadelphia, August 19, 1979

Conrail GP-40-2 3368 leads a seemingly endless eastbound trailer train through the station at Frankford Junction in Philadelphia, PA. August 19, 1979.

CR 3369 and TV3 Run Across Rockville Bridge, 9/89

A pair of GP40-2s bracket a B36-7 leading TV3 stretched out across the Rockville Bridge.

CR 3370 at Cumberland MD 2/5/98

CR 3370 is seen at the CSX Cumberland Locomotive Shop in Cumberland MD on 2/5/98.

CR 3371 2-16-94 Altoona, PA

3371 (GP40-2) frame and cab shown at JLS in Altoona, PA on February 16, 1994. Terry Nardella photo, collection of Steve Ondik.

CR 3371 at Altoona PA 7/30/97

CR 3371 is seen at Altoona PA on 7/30/97.

CR 3371 at Depew, NY.jpg

Conrail GP40-2 3371 is seen leading a pair of other Geeps on an eastbound stack train at the Amtrak station in Depew, NY

CR 3371 at Derby, NY

Conrail GP40-2 3371 is seen trailing on an eastbound TV train at Derby, NY

CR 3372 & 3328 at Rochester, PA 4/20/98

CR 3372 & 3328 are seen leading a EB at Rochester, PA on 4/20/98.

CR 3372 leads PIOI4 at Allentown, PA 11/15/92

A GP40-2 brings Conway-Oak Island manifest train PIOI through CP-BURN on November 15, 1992. PIOI is not working in Allentown, as evidenced by the fact that the train is using the "bypass" via East Penn Jct. to get to Bethlehem.

CR 3374 at Horseshoe Curve

Conrail GP40-2 3374 leads SD40 6280 and another SD40 on a westbound auto parts train approaching Horseshoe Curve in 1986.

CR 3374 leads a TV train through the cut at Bennington PA, 9/84

A westbound Conrail intermodal train enters the cut at Bennington, PA on Sept. 8, 1984 with three GP40-2s.

CR 3375 Canaseraga, NY 6/9/1985

BUOI heads down the upper track #1 and passes the semaphore on the lower track #2.

CR 3376 east SPL Browns Crossing 10081994

An SPL symbol rolls along the Canisteo River with a single bilevel coach from Hornell.

CR 3377 Gang Mills, NY 5/4/1986

Lots of CR power in the yard as TV-302 departs Gang Mills with a new crew.

CR 3379 near Alegrippus Curve 1981

Conrail GP40-2 3379 is leading an eastbound TV train somewhere in the vicinity of Allegrippus Curve, located between MG Tower and Bennington Curve in 1981.

CR 3380 Dravosburg, PA 5/1/1999

CR 3380 leads a loaded USS coke train that originated just a few miles down the line at the Clairton Coke Works. The train is passing Boswell Oil in Dravosburg, PA on the Mon Line on 5/1/1999, Conrail's final month.

CR 3380 GP40-2 Leetsdale 04-99

A local with CR 3380 passes a coal train with CR 5643 at Leetsdale, Pa in April of 1999. The renumbered GP38-2 behind the 3380, the NS 5378, is a sign of things to come. 3380 would go to CSX.

CR 3380 leads TV80 southbound at Tomkins Cove, NY

CR TV80 southbound at Tomkins Cove, NY. TV80 was a "River Line" Friday only train..

CR 3380 on BOSE-X at Middlefield, MA. on 7/1/82.

From the smoke and smell it seemed as if U36B 2973 was busily engaged in an attempt at cooking a traction motor.

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