EMD SD40-2 - Page 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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CR SD-40-2 6366 leads a six-unit consist of power through Altoona in March, 1979.
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Southern Railroad Northbound action is powered by Conrail SD40-2 6366 and SD35 6024 and SOU SD40-2s 3326 & 3258 on Burnside Bridge, Kentucky September 25, 1983.

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CR 6366 is seen at Cresson PA on 2/8/98.
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A pair of helper sets, CR 6366, 6375 & 6373, 6370 are seen at Cresson, PA on 3/14/98.
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CR 6366 is seen at Cresson, PA on 3/14/98.
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Conrail SD40-2 6366 is seen making a trip onto the helper loop at CP-UN in Gallitzin, PA in 1993, so she can head back down the mountain to Altoona and help another westbound tackle the Alleghenies.
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Conrail SD40-2 6366 is seen shoving on the rear of a westbound freight at Gallitzin, PA in 1993.
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Conrail SD40-2 6366 is seen making a trip onto the helper loop at CP-UN in Gallitzin, PA in 1993, so she can head back down the mountain to Altoona and help another westbound tackle the Alleghenies.
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Conrail SD40-2 6366 and SD40 6354 lead some hoppers back to the mines at the Brickyard Crossing in Altoona.
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A couple SD40's (6366 and 6352) lead CAAL by the abandoned Burn Yard in the summer of '87. Note the caboose behind the engines. CP-Burn MP34.9 CR Reading Line
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CR 6366 and 6387 head end helpers lead two C40-8W's and a B40 on a westbound loaded ore train at Altoona, PA on 10/23/93.
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CR 6366 is seen shoving UMP-91 at Cresson, PA on 6/15/96.
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SD40-2 6366, GP30 2240, U23B 2750, B23-7 1978 & GP38-2 8024 are leading a S/B ULK (Chalk Point) coal train. Here, before heading south, it is switching some cars at the south end of the Collington Siding under Old Annapolis Road on the Pope's Creek Secondary. 12:15PM on 8/14/83 in Bowie, MD.
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A good mix of CR power (SD40-2-6366, GP30-2240, U23B-2750, B23-7-1978 & GP38-2-8024) is leading a S/B ULK (Chalk Point) coal train. Here, its crossing Mt. Oak Road on the Pope's Creek Secondary. 12:45PM on 8/14/83 in Bowie, MD.

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Our S/B ULK (Chalk Point) coal train on the Herbert Secondary heading toward Chalk Point. 2:00PM on 8/14/83 near Malcolm, MD
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Another shot of S/B ULK (Chalk Point) coal train on the Herbert Secondary heading toward Chalk Point. 2:00PM on 8/14/83 near Malcolm, MD
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CR 6367 & 6362 are seen on the rear on ALPI-4F at Lilly, PA on 5/15/98 at 12:02p.
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CR 6367 & 6364 are seen at Cresson, PA on 6/8/97. Note how the snow plow on the 6367 is outlined in red instead of the more common yellow noted it's cleared for third rail.
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CR 6367 & 6385 are seen on the rear of TV-206 at Lilly, PA on 3/5/99.
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CR 6367 is seen passing ALTO Tower in Altoona PA on 10/5/97.
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CR 6367 is seen at Conemaugh, PA on 8/20/98.
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CR 6367 is seen at Cresson PA on 7/30/97.
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CR 6367 is seen at Cresson, PA on 6/8/97. Note how the snow plow on the is outlined in red instead of the more common yellow noted it's cleared for third rail.
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CR 6367 is seen on the rear of TV-206 at Lilly, PA on 3/5/99.
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CR 6368 is seen with CR 6346, 3380, and another GP40-2 on a coal drag at Rutherford, PA on 8/11/1984.
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CR 6368 & 3325 are seen on a EB at Altoona, PA on 6/15/96.
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Conrail SD40-2 6368 is seen shoving on the rear of an eastbound coal train from the porch of the Station Inn in Cresson, PA in 1998.
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CR 6369, 6372, LMS 702, CR 6478 & 5501 are seen on TV-3 at South Fork, PA on 8/20/98.
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CR 6369 & 6377 on seen on the rear of PIBA at Altoona, PA on 6/8/97.
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CR SD40-2 6369 and SD45-2 6658, ex-EL 3673, push hard up the Curve in July, 1978.
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CR 6369 & 6380 are seen shoving BAPI west at Altoona PA on 7/30/97.
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CR 6369 is seen on the rear of BAPI at Altoona PA on 7/30/97.
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CR 6369 is seen on TV-3 at South Fork, PA on 8/20/98.
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CR 6370 & 6372 are seen shoving a WB past Alto Tower in Altoona, PA on 6/7/97.
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CR SD40-2 6370 at Cresson, PA on September 25th, 1994. Photo by Terry Nardella, collection of Steve Ondik.
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CR 6370 & 6390 are seen on the rear of a WB at Cresson PA on 7/30/97.
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CR 6370 is seen at Cresson PA on 7/30/97.
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Conrail SD40-2 6370 sits on the lead into the Cresson engine house in 1991, shot from the Cresson Secondary flyover bridge.
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Conrail SD40-2 6370 is seen at Cresson, PA in 1991.
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Conrail SD40-2 6370 is seen at Cresson, PA in 1991.
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Conrail SD40-2 6370 is seen leading a westbound freight through Summerhill, PA in 1993.
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Conrail SD40-2 is seen heading light westbound between South Fork and Mineral Point, PA in 1991.
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The extra 6370 west at Middlefield in the colorful Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts on Oct. 17, 1980.
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CR SD40-2 6371 brings up the rear of a light power move heading east on the "0" track towards Rockville Bridge in 1979.
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CR 6372 and CR 6394 are seen passing the venerable ALTO tower at Altoona, PA. A common sight in 1981, but now only on rare occasions can one re-create this shot.
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Conrail SD40-2s 6372 and CR 6394 are seen drifting downgrade with a sister SD40-2 just west of Horseshoe Curve in 1981.
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CR 6372 and CR 6394 are seen at CP-Works in Altoona, PA in 1981. In the background is the Union Tank Car facility that occupies the former PRR passenger car shops.
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Nothing but a sea of blue and white as far as the eye can see.
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Conrail SD40-2 6372 sits on the lead to the Cresson engine house while 6361 charges eastward on track 1 in 1991.

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