EMD SD40-2 - Page 14

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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PYSE-8 northbound @ the Stoney Point HBD/DED Tomkins Cove, NY
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SD40-2 6494 is second in line on RAI-301 at Washington, MA. on Jan. 2, 1993.
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ALSE-6 northbound @ the Central Hudson Gas & Electric Crossing Roseton, NY
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SD40-2 6517 in the trail position on SEBO on Aug. 15, 1992.
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In a scene that could have been common on any given day from 1977 to 1999, South Fork is the scene of 6 blue SD40-2s meeting as helper sets pass each other on the west slope in 1986. Most of us would give almost anything to be able to witness a sight like this today.
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TV11E (bare tables) west on track 2 @ VanDyke, Pa
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ML 440 with a western visitor in the form of UP 3497 leading rolls past the pond along Watson Blvd on an April afternoon, 67 cars behind its three units.

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