EMD SD40-2 - Page 12

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 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.

CR 6492 - SD40-2 at Rutherford, PA

CR 6492 is seen at Rutherford, PA on 8/7/1983.

CR 6492 at Cresson, PA 11/24/98

CR 6492 is seen on a WB trailertrain at Cresson, PA on 11/24/98.

CR 6492 Hillside, NJ 6/80

Outbound SEAL-7 meets inbound PYSE-7 as it rolls next to RT22 and Weequahic Park at Hillside, NJ. NOTE: the World Trade Center Towers in the upper right hand corner.....

CR 6493 Altoona PA May 1981

SD40-2 6493 Westbound at Slope Interlocking

CR 6493 east TOSE Dewitt 03181995

TOSE rolls past the Amtrak station at Dewitt with a 76 car TOSE behind a pair of SD40-2's.

CR 6494 Altoona, PA 8-21-1981

Helper duo CR SD-45 6203 (ex-PC) and 1979-built SD-40-2 6494 head down the Curve to assist another train up the hill in August, 1981.

CR 6494 Altoona, PA 8-21-1981

Helper duo CR SD-45 6203 (ex-PC) and 1979-built SD-40-2 6494 push hard on N-5B class cabin CR 22888 (ex-PRR 477767) as they head up the Curve in August, 1981.

CR 6494 at Hagerstown, MD 10/15/98

CR 6494, 6442 & 6146 are seen on a SB TV train at Hagerstown, MD on 10/15/98.

CR 6494 at Hagerstown, MD 10/15/98

CR 6494 is seen at Hagerstown, MD on 10/15/98.

CR 6495 - SD40-2 at Cresson, PA

CR 6495 is seen at Cresson, PA on 6/17/1984.

CR 6495 Horseshoe Curve, PA 6/84

CR 6495, 8076, and 6410 lead multilevels west around Horseshoe Curve on 6/23/84.

CR 6496 Cumberland, MD 6/95

CR 6496 was on the point of eastbound coal loads at Cumberland, MD on 6/3/95.

CR 6496 Cumberland, MD 6/95 (Rear View)

Rear view of CR 6496 on the point of eastbound coal loads at Cumberland, MD on 6/3/95.

CR 6497 and 6457 at Bennington Curve

Conrail SD40-2s 6497 and CR 6457 provide braking assistance on the rear of an eastbound TV train at Bennington Curve in 1981.

CR 6498 & 6125 on ALPI-4F at Lilly, PA 5/15/98

CR 6498 & 6125 are seen leading ALPI-4F west at Lilly, PA on 5/15/98.

CR 6499 and CR 485078 at Bennington Curve

Conrail triple hopper 485078 is on the tail end of an eastbound coal train at Bennington Curve in 1983, with SD40-2 6499 assisting on the rear.

CR 6499 at Bennington Curve

Conrail triple hopper 485078 is on the tail end of an eastbound coal train at Bennington Curve in 1983, with SD40-2 6499 assisting on the rear.

CR 6499 at Enola west end on 12/26/82.

CR 6499 leads a BUEN-6X into Enola yard as the ENPI-6X pulls out at left on Dec.26, 1982.

CR 6499 Fairport, NY 5/30/1998

A Westbound intermodal ducks under the Lyndon Road bridge.

CR 6499 on TV207 at Elkhart, IN 8/2/96

Conrail SD40-2 6499 leads train TV207 past the passenger depot in Elkhart, IN on August 2, 1996

CR 6499 west OIBU Waverly 11131996

OIBU with a variety of power, including NS C30-7 8034, rolls through downtown Waverly.

CR 6499 west OIBU Wellsburg 11161997

OIBU rolls along the rocks as it approaches the Wellsburg connector, that runs from Wellsburg over to NY 17. This is a challenging shot to do on a sunny day, since the orientation of the line is such that is in shadow most of the time. On a gloomy day-the Tier doesn't have many of those, right??-it's a better bet. Atop the rocks is NY 427, which I followed her from Chemung, running far faster than any sensible person would to get the shot. NS 8034 is the second unit.

CR 6500 at Edgemoor DE 2/14/98

CR 6500 is seen at Edgemoor DE on 2/14/8.

CR 6500 at Lock Haven, PA 3/1992

ENBU-5T passes the National Hotel at Lock Haven, PA behind SD40-2s 6500 and 6427. 3/1992

CR 6500 at Stoney Creek, PA 1/4/98

CR 6500 is seen at Conrail's Stoney Creek Yard in Stoney Creek, PA on 1/4/98.

CR 6500 Binghamton, NY 2/28/1988

OIBU roars thru the BD interlocking.

CR 6500 Selkirk NY Sep 1979

SD40-2 6500 Selkirk NY

CR 6501 & 6487 at Edgemoor DE 12/25/97

CR 6501 & 6487 are seen at Edgemoor DE on 12/25/97

CR 6501 and 6660 Altoona, PA 2-1983

Conrail SD40-2 6501 and SD45-2 6660 (ex-EL 3675) are seen helping a train up Horseshoe Curve back in February, 1983

CR 6501 at Edgemoor DE 12/25/97

CR 6501 is seen at Edgemoor DE on 12/25/97.

CR 6502 & 6508 at Edgemoor, DE 6/14/97

CR 6502 & 6508 are seen at Edgemoor, DE on 6/14/97.

CR 6502 at Edgemoor, DE 6/14/97

CR 6502 is seen at Edgemoor, DE on 6/14/97.

CR 6502 at Perkiomen Jct, PA, 8/1995

The Devault local begins its trip to the American Sweeteners Plant, located near the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Devault, PA. Its route is an eclectic one, as it will traverse the Reading's Perkiomen Branch to the other side of the Schuylkill River, then cross it again on the Pennsy's Schuylkill Division, and finally use the Devault branch to acess the plant. Although this line saw heavy use under Conrail, today the American Sweeteners Plant has moved and the Devault branch is out of service.

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