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 3339 in Huntington, MA. on 1/30/82.

A very soiled 3339 leads SEBO-A across the east branch of the Westfield River in Huntington, MA. on Jan. 30, 1982. That's the west branch, which the railroad follows up to North Becket, coming in at left.

CR 3340 TV-6 Schodack NY Oct 1978

GP40-2 3340 TV-6 east of CP SM Schodack NY

CR 3341 Leads MAIL-3 in Cresson, PA, 10/86

Here a westbound Mail-3 rolls through the semi-famous Route 53 crossing in Cresson PA. This view was taken from around the corner from the iconic shot though, providing a somewhat different angle on this popular location.

CR 3341 leads TV4 at Bound Brook, NJ 9/27/81

Three GP40's work Bound Brook on East St. Louis-North Bergen train TV4. MP30 CR Raritan Valley Line.

CR 3341 RUSE Selkirk NY Aug 1978

GP40-2 3341 leads RUSE off the River Line and into Selkirk at CP 132

CR 3342 - GP40-2 at Cresson, PA

CR 3342 at the engine facility at Cresson, PA on 4/17/1988.

CR 3342 at Horseshoe Curve

Conrail GP40-2 3342 is seen on a westbound auto parts train at Horseshoe Curve in 1982.

CR 3342 Lake Katrine NY Oct 1978

GP40-2 3342 Southbound Lake Katrine NY

CR 3342 leads TV8 at Emmaus, PA 11/17/91

An eastbound trailer train heads through Emmaus in the early morning.

CR 3343 at Cresson, PA

Conrail GP40-2 3343 is seen leading a westbound TV train at Cresson, PA in 1992.

CR 3344 Altoona, PA 3/99 (Rear View)

Rear view of CR 3344 on a westbound at Altoona, PA on 3/12/99.

CR 3344 in Hinsdale, MA. on 12/26/80.

GP40-2 3344 leads eastbound tonnage past the summit of Washington hill (Top 'o the B&A) in Hinsdale, MA. on Dec. 26, 1980.

CR 3345 at Allentown PA

CR 3345 is seen at Allentown PA in the Late 1980's.

CR 3345-TV-98 Hohokus NJ 2/82

CR 3345, 3208 & 3151 lead TV-98 east of the former ERIE L Line at Hohokus NJ in Feb of 1982.

CR 3347 in Huntington, MA. on 1/16/82.

BOEL crossing the east branch of the Westfield River at MP 119 in Huntington, MA. on Jan. 16, 1982.

CR 3348 Hillsborough, NJ 6/93

TV4-H rolls down the single track @ Hillsborough, NJ. Former track two is out of service and used to store cars...

CR 3348 Spruce Creek, PA 11-22-1980 (1)

CR GP-40-2 3348 (2/1979 built) leads SD-40s 6240 (ex-PC) and 6317 (ex-PC 6064), and SDP-45 6683 (ex-EL 3652) through Spruce Creek, PA in November, 1980.

CR 3350 on BOEL at Becket, MA. on 10/15/82.

At 08:14, it's a little too early for a well-lit photo at MP 129 in Becket, MA. The sun hasn't had a chance to get down into the valley to light up westbound BOEL as he works up the east slope, so we'll take off and try for another shot further up the hill.

CR 3350 on BOEL at Washington, MA. on 10/15/82.

Six miles further up the hill and 22 minutes later, BOEL works his way through Ballou's and MP 135 at 08:36. The open ground along the track on this side is the roadbed of the former "Ballou's" siding, listed in ETT #126 (4/29/1934) as having a capacity of 19 cars.

CR 3351 & 5039 at Hagerstown, MD 10/15/98

CR 3351 & 5039 are seen at Hagerstown, MD on 10/15/98.

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 Hinsdale MA Feb 1981

GP40-2 3355 TV-6 headed upgrade Hinsdale MA

CR 3355 Huntington MA Mar 1981

GP40-2 3355 TV-6 Huntington MA. The Boston Division (B&A) west of Springfield was one place where you could actually chase a TV train.

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 3358 TV-9 East Chatham Jul 1983

GP40-2 3358 with TV-9 East Chatham NY

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 3360 BOEL-4 Selkirk NY Jun 1980

GP40-2 3360 on BOEL 4 crossing the Hudson River on AH Smith Castleton Bridge

CR 3361 at Dunkirk, NY

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

CR 3361 leads a westbound at Temple, PA. July 18, 1987

Conrail GP-40-2 #3361 leads a westbound at Temple, PA. July 18, 1987.

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 and two other units lead a WB TV Train passing MG Tower. 9/84

WB TV Train passing MG Tower w/ GP40-2 No. 3364 and two other units. MG Tower, PA. 9/8/84

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.

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