EMD SD40-2 - Page 11

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.

CR 6473 on UBB at Shamrock PA, 2/22/1987

Conrail SD40-2 6473 is coming right at you while heading up a UBB coal train.

CR 6474 and CR 6508 at Bennington Curve

Conrail SD40-2s 6474 and 6508 are leading an empty coal train west around Bennington Curve in 1982. The train is a motley assortment of cars, with regular CR, RDG, EL, and PRR all represented in the train.

CR 6474 at Edgemoor DE 11/28/97

CR 6474 & 6463 are seen along with three GP15-1s at Edgemoor DE on 11/28/97.

CR 6474 at Edgemoor DE 11/28/97

CR 6474 is seen at Edgemoor DE on 11/28/97.

CR 6475 Clairton, PA 5/23/1998

6475 leads a Northbound coal drag past the Clairton Coke Plant.

CR 6475 in Becket, MA. on 4/27/83. (1)

CR 6475 leading BOEL past MP 129 in Becket, MA. on April 27, 1983.

CR 6475 on ELTO-5 at Waterloo, IN

Conrail ELTO-5 at Waterloo, IN on May 25, 1996

CR 6476 at Bancroft, MA. on 7/1/82.

The 6476 with BOEL at Bancroft, MA. on July 1, 1982.

CR 6476 Edgemoor DE 12/95

CR 6476 was parked by the yard office along with other power at Edgemoor, DE on 12/31/95.

CR 6476 in Washington, MA. on 12/31/97.

The 6476 leads FRSE past MP 135/Ballou's in Washington, MA. on Dec. 31, 1997. Evidently, one of the 6476's mates has "coughed up a lunger" as they strain with the tonnage on the 1.5 % grade.

CR 6478 on UXC-392 at Altoona, PA 6/15/96

CR 6478 & 6448 are seen leading UXC-392 east at HOMER in Altoona, PA on 6/15/96.

CR 6479 Morrisville, PA 2-28-1979

CR SD-40 6241 teams up with SD-40-2 6479 at Morrisville yard in February, 1979.

CR 6480 at Enola Yard

Conrail SD40-2s 6480 and 6512 are seen sitting outside the Enola Diesel Shop in 1986.

CR 6480 west TV 201 Waverly 07101998

ML 401 rolls west through Waverly on a summer morning. A pair of CSX units aid in the effort to get a string of auto racks to Buffalo.

CR 6481 and CR 1935 at Overview, PA

Conrail SD40-2 6481 is leading B23-7 1935 under the old Iron Bridge at Overview as it heads into Enola Yard in 1984.

CR 6481 west ML 401 Barton 05161994

Two EMD's and a GE roll 78 cars of ML 401 past one of Erie's classic semaphores between Barton and Waverly. It was near this point that the former LV Auburn Branch crossed under the Erie to reach Sayre.

CR 6482 and 2717 at Bancroft, MA. on 10/31/81. (1)

SD40-2 6482 is on the point of SPSE at Bancroft, MA. on Oct.31, 1981.

CR 6484 - SD40-2 at Rutherford, PA

CR 6484 and 6298 lead a mix of dead units, including three GP30's in PC black (2214, 2226, 2208), at Rutherford, PA on 7/28/1983.

CR 6484 on PIED-6 at Marcus Hook, PA

At 7:25AM on this hazy Saturday morning a pair of EMD products bring 64 cars southbound on the corridor for Edgemoor. Trailing engine is CRL SD40 0802 (ex-CR 6243, nee-PC 6243).

CR 6484 Rochester, NY 3/5/1999

An Eastbound blasts thru Rochester at CP-367 with a mix of power that includes an SD-38 and slug.

CR 6485

CR 6485 at West Chicago, IL on a light engine move on the CNW Oct. 13, 1996. Todd Pendleton photo, Chris Howe collection

CR 6485 6-14-95 Altoona, PA

CR SD40-2 6485 in fresh paint after wreck repairs to her were completed. During her repairs, she received the cab from GP35 2380. June 14th, 1995 at Altoona, PA, photo by Terry Nardella, collection of Steve Ondik.

CR 6485 McKinley tower 06-81

A Conrail eastbound pounds the B&O diamond at McKinley tower in Canton, Ohio in June of 1981. Both the tower and the B&O at this location are gone.

CR 6485 Spruce Creek, PA 11-22-1980

CR C30-7 6604 leads SD40-2 6485, and an unidentified unit, through the small PA town of Spruce Creek on the former PRR main line in November, 1980.

CR 6485 w/2380 cab 6-2-95 Altoona, PA

That's right, the 6485 was involved in an accident in early 1995 and received cab damage. So the cab from GP35 2380 was swapped onto the 6485 to complete repairs. A photo of the fresh 6485 in Quality blue is coming! Photo taken at JLS on 6/2/95 by Terry Nardella, collection of Steve Ondik.

CR 6485, CR 2306, and CR 6469 at Enola

Another 1981 view of Enola Yard shows SD40-2 6485, GP35 2306 (ex-PC 2306, nee-PRR 2306), and SD40-2 6469 while a CR boxcar (possibly CR 154372? looks to be an X44 from the Despatch ends...) takes a ride down the hump.

CR 6486 at Hohman Ave Tower Hammond, IN 5-1982

On a cloudy May 1982 afternoon, an eastbound Conrail freight with SD40-2's 6486 and 6409 leading is about to pound the L&N (former Monon) diamond at Hohman Avenue Tower in Hammond, IN. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 6486 at Mansfield, OH

A pair of Conrail SD40-2s, Nos. 6486 and 6454, wheel a roadrailer train(either RR241 or RR261) west through Mansfield, OH, on the former PRR main on Sept. 26, 1994. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 6487 at Altoona, PA 3/5/99

CR 6487 is seen at Altoona, PA on 3/5/99.

CR 6487 West at Bethlehem, PA 2/90

CR 6487, 6501, and 6473 lead a westbound past the Bethlehem Steel plant in Bethlehem, PA on 2/3/90.

CR 6487, 6360, 6415 - SD40-2's at Cresson, PA

A trio of SD40-2's (6487, 6360, and 6415) rests at Cresson, PA on 7/21/1985.

CR 6488 - SD40-2 at Cresson, PA

CR 6488 is seen with CR 6509 at Cresson, PA on 11/17/1984.

CR 6488 on PIMO at Antis, PA 8/20/98

CR 6488 is seen trailing CR 6054 & 5603 on PIMO at Antis, PA on 8/20/98.

CR 6489 4-18-94 Altoona, PA

CR SD40-2 6489 in fresh paint at JLS in Altoona, PA on April 18th, 1994. Terry Nardella photo, collection of Steve Ondik.

CR 6489 at Allentown, PA 1996

ALNS departs Allentown with an SD40-2 leading a ubiquitous NS unit.

CP-Burn MP35.0 CR Reading Line

CR 6489 at Duncannon, PA

Conrail SD40-2 6489 is seen leading a westbound unit grain train past the old station at Duncannon, PA in 1982.

CR 6489 on the Pittsburgh Line in October of 1989

A pair of SD40-2s bring an empty Potomac Electric coal train under a PRR signal bridge on the Middle Division.

CR 6490 at North Kingsville, Ohio

Conrail 6490 leads an Eastbound Autorack train at MP 122 on track number two, North Kingsville, Ohio

CR 6490 on BUOI at Binghamton, NY 3/28/88

CR 6490, 6399, 6474 & 6404 are seen on BUOI at Binghamton, NY on 3/28/88.

CR 6490 Port Vue, PA 10/13/1997

CR 6490 & LMS 736 lead CSX train Q-216 thru CP SINNS on the old P&LE.

CR 6491 at Bennington Curve in 1984

Conrail SD40-2 6491 is seen leading an eastbound train around Bennington Curve in 1984

CR 6491 at Valley Forge in 1990

Conrail SD40-2 6491 is seen powering ALCA at Valley Forge, PA on 9/18/1990

CR 6491 on ALPI at Cove PA, 2/96

Two SDs hustle ALPI (Allentown - Pittsburgh) west through Cove PA.

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