EMD SD40-2 - Page 4

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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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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CR 6380 & 6386 are seen on the rear of a EB coal train at Altoona PA on 10/5/97.
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CR 6380 & 6397 are seen on the rear of a WB at Gallitzin, PA on 3/5/99.
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At the Juniata Locomotive Shops.
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CR 6380 is seen at Conemaugh, PA on 8/20/98.
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CR 6380 is seen at Cresson PA on 2/8/98.
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CR 6380 is seen on the rear of a WB at Gallitzin, PA on 3/5/99. Note how the Quality logo is shifted more towards the rear of the unit then usual.
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CR blue C425 2455 lined up between SD-45 6149 and SD40-2 6380 (1977-built) at the Conway engine terminal in August, 1978.
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CR 6380 is seen shoving UMP-91 at Cresson, PA on 6/15/96.
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CR 6381 is seen with CR 6273 at Rutherford, PA on 8/27/1983.
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CR 6381 is seen at Altoona PA on 7/30/97.
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CR 6381 & 6365 are seen on the rear of a EB coal train at Altoona PA on 7/30/97.
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ELOI arriving at Campbell Hall, NY. on Aug. 20, 1988. Another "wag" is playing games with the company name.
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ELOI departing Campbell Hall, NY. on Aug. 20, 1988.
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CR 6382 & 6380 are seen on the rear of ALPI-5F at Altoona, PA on 1/26/99.
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CR 6380 is seen on the rear of ALPI-5F at Altoona, PA on 1/26/99.
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CR 6382 is seen at Altoona, PA on 3/5/99.
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After picking up a pair of helpers in downtown Altoona, a westbound freight is helped up the start of the grade by SD40-2 6382 in 1984.
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CR 6382 is seen at Cresson, PA on 6/8/97.
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Conrail SD40-2 6382 is seen leading a westbound freight at Cresson, PA in 1993.
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Conrail SD40-2 6382 is seen leading SEPY south on the Northeast Corridor at Crum Lynne, PA on 8/25/1984
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CR 6383 is seen at Cresson, PA on 6/8/97.
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CR 6383 leads TV-301 through CP-OV at Otisville, NY. on the former ERIE Southern Tier line on March 5, 1988.
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TV301 sails across Moodna Viaduct at Salisbury Mills, NY. on March 5, 1988.
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Back in 1986 Conrail's ML trains still had open top autorack cars on them. Here an SD40-2 and SD40 lead a train of racks under the Rte 53 Overpass in Cresson PA.

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CR 6384 & 6367 are seen shoving a freight east at Cresson PA on 7/30/97.
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CR 6384 is seen on the head end of TV61 at Altoona, PA on 1/26/99.
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A four pack of SD40-2's, that consist of CR 6384, 6366, 6380 & 6397, are seen shoving UMP-91 east at Cresson, PA on 6/15/96.
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CR 6384 is seen shoving UMP-91 at Cresson, PA on 6/15/96.
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CR 6385 & 6367 are seen shoving TV-206 east at Lilly, PA on 3/5/99.
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CR 6385 is seen at Altoona, PA on 6/8/97.
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CR 6385 is seen on the rear of TV-206 at Lilly, PA on 3/5/99.
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CR 6386 leads empty hoppers over Martins Creek.
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CR 6386 & 6387 are seen at Altoona, PA on 3/5/99.
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CR 6386 & 6387 are seen on the rear of XSG-400 at Gallitzin, PA on 3/5/99.
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CR 6386 is seen at Altoona, PA on 3/5/99.
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CR 6386 & 6366 assist Eastbound Conrail PIBA at Cassandra Pa. ( long before this place was the railfan Mecca that it is today).
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SD40-2 6386 shoving on the rear of BLR173 at Bancroft, MA.
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Just when the neighbors think it should be getting quieter, pusher 6386 howls by at the rear of BOEL. Ex ERIE van 21150 is the "class" N7E.
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CR 6386 & 6419 lare seen leading TV-10 on the River Line at Bergenfield NJ in Feb of 1983.
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CR 6387 & 6383 are seen shoving a EB at Wilmore PA on 2/8/98.
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CR 6387 is seen on the rear of XSG-400 at Gallitzin, PA on 3/5/99.
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CR 6388 is seen at Cresson. PA on 11/24/98.
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CR 6388 is seen on the rear of PIMO-4 at Cresson, PA on 3/5/99.
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Conrail SD40-2 6388 is seen trailing on an eastbound helper move as it's about to dive into the Allegheny Tunnel at Gallitzin, PA in 1992.
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PWSE rolls beneath the Bullard's Crossing truss just west of the summit in Hinsdale, MA. on April 27, 1983.
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CR 6388, 6385, 6122 & 6829 are seen on PIMO at Lilly, PA on 5/15/98 at 12:09p.

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