EMD SD40-2 - Page 3

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 6372 at Cresson, PA

Conrail SD40-2 6372 is seen sitting on the lead to the Cresson engine house in 1991, shot from the old Cresson Secondary flyover.

CR 6372 at Cresson, PA 3/14/98

CR 6372 & 6374 are seen shoving a EB at Cresson, PA on 3/4/98.

CR 6372 on TV-61 at Altoona, PA 1/26/99

CR 6372, 6384, 5519 & UP 6181 are seen on TV61 at Altoona, PA on 1/26/99.

CR 6372 on TV-61 at Altoona, PA 1/26/99

CR 6372 is seen on the head end of TV61 at Altoona, PA on 1/26/99.

CR 6373

CR 6373 date and location unknown

CR 6373 at Altoona PA 10/5/97

CR 6373 is seen at Altoona PA on 10/5/97.

CR 6373 at Altoona PA 7/30/97

CR 6373 is seen at Altoona PA on 7/30/97.

CR 6373 at Conemaugh, PA 8/20/98

A quartet of CR SD40-2's that include, CR 6373, 6367, 6380 & 6375, are seen shoving a EB loaded train at Conemaugh, PA on 8/20/98.

CR 6373 at Conemaugh, PA 8/20/98 (Special logo)

A view of the special logo celebration the 2 Million Man Hours logo on CR 6373 at Conemaugh, PA on 8/20/98.

CR 6373 at Cresson, PA 3/14/98

CR 6373, 8074 & 8086 are all seen with lite red markers at Cresson, PA on 3/14/98.

CR 6373 at Cresson, PA 3/14/98

CR 6373 is seen at Cresson, PA on 3/14/98.

CR 6373 at Duncannon, PA. on 12/28/92. (1)

CR 6373 on ENPI-W at CP Cannon in Duncannon, PA. on Dec. 28, 1992.

CR 6373 at Duncannon, PA. on 12/28/92. (2)

CR 6373 leads ENPI-W at CP Cannon in Duncannon, PA. on Dec. 28, 1992.

CR 6373 at Horseshoe Curve in August 1995

Conrail SD40-2 6373 is seen providing some extra braking on an eastbound TV train at Horseshoe Curve on 8/6/1995

CR 6373 drops downgrade east of Cresson, PA on 10/2/82.

A westbound Conrail manifest drops downgrade east of Cresson, PA on 10/2/82.

CR 6373 in USCF Olympic Road Trials Paint, Altoona, 6/92

Fresh out of the Juniata Shops with a special paint job. Conrail SD40-2 6373 was one of two (the other being 6726) to wear this special paint scheme commemorating the USCF Olympic Trials & National Championships held in Altoona.

Many thanks belong to Kevin Gulau for allowing us to use this photo on TheCRHS.org.

CR 6374 at Altoona, PA 6/8/97

CR 6374 is seen on the rear of ML-440 at Altoona, PA on 6/8/97.

CR 6374 at Cresson, PA 11/24/98

CR 6374 is seen at Cresson. PA on 11/24/98.

CR 6374 at Horseshoe Curve in August 1995

Conrail SD40-2 6374 is seen slowing an eastbound freight as it rounds Horseshoe Curve on 8/6/1995

CR 6374 at the Brickyard, Altoona, PA in 1993

Conrail SD40-2 6374 is seen trailing on a westbound 4-banger of helpers as it passes the Brickyard crossing in Altoona, PA in 1993.

CR 6375 & 6398 on ML440 at Altoona, PA 5/15/98

CR 6375, 6398, 6821 & 6780 are seen on ML440 at Altoona, PA on 5/15/98.

CR 6375 and CR 6248 at Bennington Curve in 1984

Conrail SD40-2 6375 is seen trailing on an eastbound freight rounding Bennington Curve in 1984.

CR 6375 at Conemaugh, PA 8/20/98

A quartet of CR SD40-2's that include, CR 6375, 6380, 6367 & 6373, are seen shoving a EB loaded train at Conemaugh, PA on 8/20/98.

CR 6375 at Conemaugh, PA 8/20/98

CR 6375 is seen at Conemaugh, PA on 8/20/98.

CR 6375 at Cresson, PA 3/14/98.

CR 6375 is seen at Cresson, PA on 3/14/98.

CR 6375 at Jamestown, PA in 1998

Conrail SD40-2 6375 is seen slowing the rear of a westbound freight as it passes through Jamestown, PA in 1998.

CR 6375 Cresson, PA 5/28/1978

A fairly new SD-40-2 rests between helper assignments.

CR 6375 Gallitzin, PA 5/28/1978

A helper set shoves against a Westbound van train at Benny Curve.

CR 6375 leads a manifest downgrade east of Bennington Curve, 8/79

Back in the late 1970's and early 1980's, one could drive the access road east along the right of way from Bennington, almost to MG Tower. There is some pretty neat territory in those few miles. An EB Conrail manifest drops downgrade east of Bennington, PA on 8/26/79 with two SD40-2s.

CR 6376 & 6398 at Altoona PA

CR 6376 & 6398 are seen on the rear of a EB at Altoona PA on 10/5/97.

CR 6376 at the Brickyard in Altoona, 1993

Conrail SD40-2 6376 is seen trailing on a westbound helper set at the Brickyard crossing in Altoona, PA in 1993. To see a blue helper set passing a string of Conrail big-boxes in this day would be incredible...

CR 6376 Horseshoe Curve, PA 5/28/1978

A pair of newer SD-40-2s bracket a couple of older PC units.

CR 6376 on BEPI at Gallitzen,PA 6/15/96

CR 6376, 6386, 5619 & LMS 702 lead BEPI west at Gallitzen PA on 6/15/96.

CR 6377 Horseshoe Curve, PA 5/28/1978

A Westbound heels into the curve. This angle shows the superelevation that was present at the time.

CR 6378 & 6389 at Altoona PA on 10/5/97

CR 6378 & 6389 are seen leading a EB coal train that is stopped at ROSE in Altoona PA on 10/5/97.

CR 6378 Altoona, PA 3-13-1981 (1)

CR SD-40-2 6378 leads GP-38 7910 and SD-45 6177 up track 2 past a mixed freight led by SD-40 6313 at Horseshoe Curve in March, 1981.

CR 6378 Altoona, PA 3-13-1981 (2)

CR SD-40-2 6378 (1977-built) leads GP-38 7910 and SD-45 6177 racing piggybacks up Horseshoe Curve in March, 1981.

CR 6378 Altoona, PA 3-27-1978

CR SD40-2's 6378 and 6419 brake round the Curve as they head to Altoona in March, 1978.

CR 6378 at Cresson, PA 8-1995

Rear end helpers(6378, 6374) hold back an eastbound coal train coming off the Cresson Secondary and passing former MO Tower in August 1995. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 6378 at Cresson, PA in 1998

Conrail SD40-2 6378 is seen on the rear of a coal train heading up the Cresson Secondary at Cresson, PA in 1998.

CR 6378 at Hinsdale, MA. on 9/22/84.

SEPW-X hammers the turnout for the team track in Hinsdale, MA. on Sept. 22, 1984.

CR 6378 at Horseshoe Curve

Conrail SD40-2 6378 is trailing on a westbound TV train at Horseshoe Curve in 1983.

CR 6378 at Horseshoe Curve in August 1995

Conrail SD40-2 6378 is providing some extra braking power on the rear of an eastbound freight, with Conrail class H1C triple hopper 490220 bringing up the rear of the train. 8/6/1995

CR 6378 at Johnstown, PA 6/8/97

CR 6378, 8074 & 8062 are seen at Johnstown, PA on 6/8/97.

CR 6378 Gallitzin, PA 7/17/1994

A helper set assists an Eastbound down the "slide" at Gallitzin.

CR 6378 pushes BAPI4X at Logan Twp. (Horseshoe Curve), PA 10/15/94

6369 and 6378 push an extra BAPI, BAPI4X, around Horseshoe Curve on a sunny October day.

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CR 6379 & 6398 on PIBA at Altoona, PA 6/8/97

CR 6379, 6398, 6767, 6463 & 6483 are seen leading a 151 car PIBA east past Alto Tower in Altoona, PA on 6/8/97.

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