EMD SD40-2 - Page 13

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 6502 Gallitzin, PA 7/17/1994

A Westbound blasts out of the smaller tunnel at Gallitzin. Work was under way to enlarge the adjacent tunnel, and once done, this tunnel was abandoned.

CR 6503 Allentown, Pa 11-1994

CR 6503 is on the point of OIPI at CP-BURN in Allentown, Pa 11/1994

CR 6503 at Perkiomen Jct, PA 8/1995

The Devault local, this day powered by SD40-2s 6503 and 6502, has opened the switch at Perkiomen Jct., just west of Valley Forge National Park, and begins to proceed down this ex Reading branch. This is the Summer of 1995, and traffic to the American Sweeteners Plant is booming, calling for this local to run almost every day.

CR 6504 at Feltonville, PA in 1982

Conrail SD40-2 6504 is seen sitting in the siding at Feltonville, PA on the Chessie Philly Sub while PYSE passes on 11/20/1982. Gotta love the message on the back of the caboose...

CR 6504 Jackson Station, MD 3/90

The Tropicana Orange Juice train northbound on CSX @ Jackson (Aiken), MD

CR 6505 and 6394 near Horseshoe Curve in 1981

Conrail SD40-2s 6505 and 6394 shove on the rear of a westbound mixed freight just west of Horseshoe Curve in 1981.

CR 6505 at Marysville, PA. on 8/18/85.

CR 6505 leads OIPI past Banks tower on Aug. 18, 1985.

CR 6505 on PGSC-3 at Eddystone, PA

This Philadelphia-Greenwich to Stoney Creek jobs rolls southbound on the Chester Secondary through Eddystone, PA. The PGSC/SCPG pair briefly replaced PIED/EDPI on Conrail north of Edgemoor. It would only be a little over a month later that PGSC/SCPG would be replaced by ALSC/SCAL.

CR 6505 Rathbone, NY 8/30/1986

TV-301 roars by the blade at the Rathbone crossing.

CR 6505, 6394 and 6372 near Horseshoe Curve

CR 6505, 6394 and 6372 are running light eastbound toward Horseshoe Curve in 1981.

CR 6506 at Depew, NY

Conrail SD40-2 6506 is seen leading an eastbound hot merchandise freight (note the TOFC cars on the head end) past the Amtrak station at Depew, NY

CR 6506 at Edgemoor DE 2/1/98

CR 6506 is seen at Edgemoor DE on 2/1/98.

CR 6506 at Gallitzin, PA in 1993

Conrail SD40-2 6506 is seen leading a westbound freight out of the Allegheny Tunnel in Gallitzin, PA in 1993.

CR 6506 in Washington, MA. on 7/23/83. (1)

SD40-2 6506 leads TV9 through Ballou's/MP 135 in Washington, MA. at 08:14 on July 23, 1983.

CR 6506 leads MOPI at Sheridan, PA in February 1990

Two SD40-2s pull Morrisville-Conway manifest MOPI through Sheridan in early 1990. Sheridan was home to one of several temporary block stations on the Harrisburg Line. Orders were given here to trains that needed to run against the current of traffic during MOW work periods. There was a set of hand crossovers here, as evidenced by the switch stand in front of the lead locomotive. Note the fourth car in the train, which appears to be a class H1G "Tupperware Hopper" with a removable cover.

CR 6506, 6512, 6514, 6510 at Edgemoor, DE

Four SD40-2's, CR 6506, 6512, 6514, and 6510 are at Edgemoor, DE on 2/1/98.

CR 6506, CR 6429 and CR 3124 at Horseshoe Curve

Conrail SD40-2s 6506 and 6429 are ahead of GP40 3124 (ex-PC 3124) are heading down around Horseshoe Curve in 1982.

CR 6508 Almond, NY 3-22-1980

Westbound train OIEL is headed up the "hill" out of Hornell on the Meadville Line. The train is at Almond Lake, about 4 miles out of Hornell.

CR 6508 at Bancroft, MA. on 9/29/84. (1)

A trio of SD40-2's and a lone GP35 bring NHSE through Bancroft, MA. on Sept. 29, 1984.

CR 6508 at Bennington Curve

Conrail SD40-2 6508 is seen on a train approaching the signal just west of Bennington Curve in 1982.

CR 6508 at East Brookfield, MA. on 6/18/94.

TV10C approaching CP 64 in East Brookfield, MA. at 10:55 on June 18, 1994.

CR 6508 at Edgemoor DE 12/25/97

CR 6508 is seen at Edgemoor DE on 12/25/97.

CR 6508 at Edgemoor, DE 6/14/97

CR 6508 is seen at Edgemoor, DE on 6/14/97.

CR 6508 Conway, PA 8/93

CR 6508 is pictured in the service area at Conway, PA on 8/29/93.

CR 6508 leads ALEN at Blandon, PA 11/17/91

ALEN7 rolls through Blandon with an SD40-2 leading an NS C40-8 and three more CR engines. CP-Blandon MP7.8 CR Reading Line

CR 6508 with CR 6895 and CR 8863 Conway, PA 1-1-1983

Conrail SD40-2 6508 is seen leading a westbound freight through Conway Yard in 1983. The train is passing a line of stored units, including CR U36C 6895 (ex-CR 6598, nee-EL 3327) and CR SW7 8863 (ex-EL 431).

CR 6508 with CR 9026 Conway Yard 1-1-1983

Another shot of Conrail SD40-2 6508 at Conway Yard, this time passing SW9 9026 (ex-EL 455) in 1983.

CR 6509 - SD40-2 at Altoona, PA

CR 6509 is seen at Altoona, PA on 11/17/1984.

CR 6509 at Edgemoor DE 12/25/97

CR 6509 is seen at Edgemoor DE on 12/25/97.

CR 6509 at Edgemoor DE 12/25/97

CR 6509 & 6508 are seen at Edgemoor DE on 12/25/97. Units were heading north enroute to Stoney Creek Yard in Chester PA.

CR 6509 on XCX-154 at Essington, PA

Photo taken with permission. At 1:46 on this cloudy Saturday afternoon CR SD40-2s 6509 and 6455 haul sixty-six empty coal hoppers northbound through Wanamaker Yard. The train weighed in at 2,046 tons.

CR 6510 - SD40-2 at Rutherford, PA

CR 6510 is seen at Rutherford, PA on 11/24/1985.

CR 6510 at Edgemoor DE 1/1/98

CR 6510 is seen at Edgemoor DE on 1/1/98.

CR 6510 at Edgemoor DE 2/1/98

CR 6510 is seen at Edgemoor DE on 2/1/98.

CR 6510 at Edgemoor DE 2/14/98

CR 6510, 6506 & 1634 are seen at Edgemoor DE on 2/14/98.

CR 6510 at Edgemoor DE 2/14/98

CR 6510 is seen at Edgemoor DE on 2/14/98.

CR 6510 on UCG-22E at Eddystone, PA

From the cab of SD40-2 6510 we see CR SD40-2 6429 and SD50s 6796 and 6707. This quartet of EMD standard cabs is shoving coal loads in the Philadelphia Electric Company's power plant, seen in the background.

CR 6510 on UCG-22E at Eddystone, PA

Here we see CR SD40-2s 6510 and 6429 and SD50s 6796 and 6707 making their last shove into the Philadelphia Electric Company's power plant.

CR 6510 on UCG-22E at Essington, PA

CR SD40-2 6510, with the help of three other EMD standard cabs, brings 76 loads of coal (9,955 tons) across the Darby Creek drawbridge at the south end of Wanamaker Yard, destined for the Philadelphia Electric Company's Eddystone power plant.

CR 6511 Allentown (Burn), PA 5/78

Ore Train ZBB-410 holds at "BURN" for traffic with U25C 6511 and SD40-2 6433 providing the power. The 6511 will either be retired or renumbered to make room for SD40-2 6511 that will be arriving on the property soon....

CR 6511 Altoona, PA 3-13-1981

A 1979-built SD-40-2, CR 6511, leads SD-40 6308 and four more ex-PC units down the Curve in March, 1981. As usual at Horseshoe and other places on the system a friendly CR fireman is waving.

CR 6511 at Edgemoor, DE 6/14/97

CR 6511 is seen at Edgemoor, DE on 6/14/97.

CR 6511 at Petersburg, NJ in 1997

Conrail SD40-2 6511 and the WPCA-20 crew is seen leading an empty coal train at Petersburg, NJ on 5/28/1997

CR 6511 at Stoney Creek, PA 9/15/98

CR 6511 is seen at Conrail's Stoney Creek Yard in Stoney Creek, PA on 9/15/98.

CR 6511 Lewistown, PA 8/92

York Haven bound UFY-20 rounds the curve @ Lewistown station 8/14/92

CR 6511 Radebaugh, PA 10/83

Two SD40-2's shove the rear of OIPI-2 as it clears CP-RADE on my hire day 10/12

CR 6511 Wampum, PA 1/18/1992

BUPI rolls thru Wampum in heavy snowfall.

CR 6512 & 6198 at Wilmington, DE 9/15/98

CR 6512 & 6198 are seen at Wilmington, DE on 9/15/98.

CR 6512 Altoona PA 3/99

CR 6512 is on the point of a westbound at Altoona, PA on 3/12/99.

CR 6512 at East Brookfield, MA. on 6/18/94.

TV10B motors through the Brookfield flats about 1/4 mile west of CP 64 at 07:44 on the morning of June 18, 1994.

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