EMD GP40-2 - Page 6

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 ENBA-3 on the Port Road

Baltimore bound ENBA-3 rolls toward Amtrak's North East Corridor at Minnick, MD 6/23/1988

CSX 8404 west OIBU MP 249 Barton 07011994

CSX SD40-2 8404 leads a trio of CR GP 40-2's with 73 cars of OIBU, approaching the automatic at 249-1, still a semaphore after all these years.

Lane Closure Ahead on 3/27/82. (03)

SEBO7A splits the, now extinct, signals at mile 126.3 in Chester, MA. Sharp-eyed observers will note there are two different types. Love those old style flanger signs...

Lane Closure Ahead on 3/27/82. (04)

SEBO7A creeps a little closer to the crossovers at Chester. Part of the six stall roundhouse which was part of the Chester helper terminal "back in the day"...of steam, is visible at right. It's still there, but in deteriorating condition. It's ownership was given up by the railroad decades ago.

Mail 9 GP40-2 3384 Thompsontown, PA

Mail 9 at track speed west on 2 Thompsontown, Pa

TV-79 B36-7 5022 Memphis, NY

B36-7 5022 leads TV79 west on track 2 @ Memphis, NY

TV-9 3351 Hamburg, NY

TV-9 westbound @ Hamburg, NY on the Chicago Line

TV-98's power GP40-2 3316 Secaucus, NJ

TV-98's power sits on the inbound waiting its turn for servicing @ Croxton Engine tracks, Secaucus, NJ

TV11E GP40 3214 VanDyke, Pa

TV11E (bare tables) west on track 2 @ VanDyke, Pa

TV204 GP40-2 3278 Bergenfield, NJ

Southbound TV204 approaches CP10 @ MP11 Bergenfield, NJ

TVLA-4 B36-7 5027 Tomkins Cove, NY

CR B36-7 5027, B40-8 5071 and GP40-2 3301 hustle TVLA-4 north @ Tomkins Cove, NY Tomlins Cove was once the mooring site for a fleet of WWII Liberty Ships

TVLA-8 GP40-2 3354 Iona Island, NY

The engineer on GP40-2 3354 gives a friendly wave as TVLA-8 crosses the Doodletown Bight @ Iona Island, Bear Mountain State Park, NY

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