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.

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CR 6372, 6384, 5519 & UP 6181 are seen on TV61 at Altoona, PA on 1/26/99.
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CR 6372 is seen on the head end of TV61 at Altoona, PA on 1/26/99.
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CR 6373 date and location unknown
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CR 6373 is seen at Altoona PA on 10/5/97.
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CR 6373 is seen at Altoona PA on 7/30/97.
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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.
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A view of the special logo celebration the 2 Million Man Hours logo on CR 6373 at Conemaugh, PA on 8/20/98.
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CR 6373, 8074 & 8086 are all seen with lite red markers at Cresson, PA on 3/14/98.
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CR 6373 is seen at Cresson, PA on 3/14/98.
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CR 6373 on ENPI-W at CP Cannon in Duncannon, PA. on Dec. 28, 1992.
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CR 6373 leads ENPI-W at CP Cannon in Duncannon, PA. on Dec. 28, 1992.
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Conrail SD40-2 6373 is seen providing some extra braking on an eastbound TV train at Horseshoe Curve on 8/6/1995
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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.

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CR 6374 is seen on the rear of ML-440 at Altoona, PA on 6/8/97.
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CR 6374 is seen at Cresson. PA on 11/24/98.
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Conrail SD40-2 6374 is seen slowing an eastbound freight as it rounds Horseshoe Curve on 8/6/1995
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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.
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CR 6375, 6398, 6821 & 6780 are seen on ML440 at Altoona, PA on 5/15/98.
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CR 6375 & 6398 are seen on the rear of ALPI-5 at Cassandra, PA on 5/15/98.
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Conrail SD40-2 6375 is seen trailing on an eastbound freight rounding Bennington Curve in 1984.
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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.
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CR 6375 is seen at Conemaugh, PA on 8/20/98.
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CR 6375 is seen at Cresson, PA on 3/14/98.
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Conrail SD40-2 6375 is seen slowing the rear of a westbound freight as it passes through Jamestown, PA in 1998.
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A fairly new SD-40-2 rests between helper assignments.
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A helper set shoves against a Westbound van train at Benny Curve.
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CR 6376 & 6397 are seen on the rear of BAPI-4 at Altoona, PA on 5/15/98.
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CR 6376 & 6398 are seen on the rear of a EB at Altoona PA on 10/5/97.
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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...
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A pair of newer SD-40-2s bracket a couple of older PC units.
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CR 6376, 6386, 5619 & LMS 702 lead BEPI west at Gallitzen PA on 6/15/96.
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A Westbound heels into the curve. This angle shows the superelevation that was present at the time.
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CR 6378 & 6389 are seen leading a EB coal train that is stopped at ROSE in Altoona PA on 10/5/97.
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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.
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CR SD-40-2 6378 (1977-built) leads GP-38 7910 and SD-45 6177 racing piggybacks up Horseshoe Curve in March, 1981.
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CR SD40-2's 6378 and 6419 brake round the Curve as they head to Altoona in March, 1978.
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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
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Conrail SD40-2 6378 is seen on the rear of a coal train heading up the Cresson Secondary at Cresson, PA in 1998.
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SEPW-X hammers the turnout for the team track in Hinsdale, MA. on Sept. 22, 1984.
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Conrail SD40-2 6378 is trailing on a westbound TV train at Horseshoe Curve in 1983.
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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
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CR 6378, 8074 & 8062 are seen at Johnstown, PA on 6/8/97.
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A helper set assists an Eastbound down the "slide" at Gallitzin.
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6369 and 6378 push an extra BAPI, BAPI4X, around Horseshoe Curve on a sunny October day.

 MP242 CR Pittsburgh Line
 

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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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CR 6379 is seen at Johnstown PA on 3/14/98.
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CR 6379 is seen on PIBA at Altoona, PA on 6/8/97.
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BUOI crosses the Genesee River on the trestle in Letchworth State Park.
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CR 6379 & 6381 are rear end helpers on Eastbound Conrail UFY-684 at Cresson, Pa.
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CR 6380 & 6382 are seen on the rear of ALPI-5F at Altoona, PA on 1/26/99.

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