EMD SD40-2 - Page 5

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 6388 in Hinsdale, MA. on 4/27/83.

PWSE rolls beneath the Bullard's Crossing truss just west of the summit in Hinsdale, MA. on April 27, 1983.

CR 6388 on PIMO at Lilly, PA 5/15/98

CR 6388, 6385, 6122 & 6829 are seen on PIMO at Lilly, PA on 5/15/98 at 12:09p.

CR 6389 at Cresson, PA 1991

Conrail SD40-2 6389 is seen trailing on an eastbound helper set at MO tower in Cresson in 1991.

CR 6389 at Cresson, PA 3/14/98

CR 6389 is seen at Cresson, PA on 3/14/98.

CR 6389 Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

CR SD45 6075 (ex-EL 3610) leads 1977-built SD40-2 6389 with a load of hoppers through Bethlehem in July, 1978.

CR 6389 Bethlehem, PA 7-16-1978

CR SD45 6075 (ex-EL 3610) leads 1977-built SD40-2 6389 with a load of hoppers through Bethlehem in July, 1978.

CR 6389 EMD SD40-2 Rockville 09-78

A pair of almost new Conrail SD40-2's glide across the Rockville Bridge with a van train as some fishermen glide past in their boat.

CR 6390 & 6387 at Cresson, PA 11/24/98

CR 6390 & 6387 are seen heading West at Cresson, PA on 11/24/98.

CR 6390 at Altoona, PA 6/7/97

A four pack of SD40-2s that consists of CR 6390, 6373, 6359 & 6384 are seen at Altoona, PA on 6/7/97.

CR 6390 at Cresson PA 2/8/98

Two helper sets that consist of CR 6390 & 6380 and CR 6366 & 6412 are seen at Cresson PA on 2/8/98.

CR 6390 at Cresson PA 2/8/98

CR 6390 is seen at Cresson PA on 2/8/98.

CR 6390 at Cresson PA 7/30/97

CR 6390 & 6370 are seen on the rear of a WB at Cresson PA on 7/30/97.

CR 6390 at Cresson PA 7/30/97

CR 6390 is seen at Cresson PA on 7/30/97.

CR 6391 - SD40-2 at Clearfield, PA

CR 6391 is seen at Clearfield, PA on 3/31/1986.

CR 6391 at Johnstown, PA

Conrail SD40-2 6391 is leading a TV train through Johnstown, PA in 1983.

CR 6391 in Washington, MA. on 7/23/83. (1)

SD40-2 6391 leads a quartet of the 6 axle EMD's on a BWFxxx empty ballast train eastward at Depot Brook in Washington, MA. at 10:01 on July 23, 1983.

CR 6391 in Washington, MA. on 7/23/83. (2)

SD40-2's 6504 and 6485 in the BWF rolling over Depot Brook in Washington, MA. on July 23, 1983.

CR 6392 at Bethlehem PA

CR 6392 plus three more SD's, lead a intermodal train east at Bethlehem PA.

CR 6392 at Emporium, PA 1/1992

SD40-2s 6392, 6394, 6391 and 6395 wait for their next train to shove over Keating Summit. By this time, the NB coal trains were beginning to dry up and before long there were no helpers stationed here. Emporium, PA 1/1992

CR 6392 Cresson 09-98

Fresh out of JBS, CR 6392 looks good. It would become CSX 8813.

CR 6392 Leads a PPLX Coal Train through Ryde PA, 5/93

Pennsylvania Power and Light was a dependable Conrail customer. Their coal fired power plants had an almost insatiable appetite for black diamonds, which Conrail was more than happy to help supply.

Here an SD40-2 leads a loaded train for one of the many PPL plants along the old Middle Division.

CR 6394 Banks/Marysville, PA 3-3-1979

PIEN-3 with the 8244 and PIOI-3 with the 6394 are held at "BANKS" four days before my 35th birthday

CR 6394 in Chester, MA. on 10/17/80.

SD40-2 6394 lends a hand on the rear of the extra 2289 west in Chester, MA. on Oct.17, 1980.

CR 6394 with scale test cars at Newberry Yard

SD40-2 6394 is switching scale cars at Newberry Yard, probably to be used to test the weigh-in-motion scale at McElhattan on the Buffalo Line. Some cool old freight cars are also visible in this June, 1994 shot...like the yellow-ended MOW gon and MDT tankcars.

CR 6395 in Middlefield, MA. on 5/30/81.

The 6395 shoves the extra 6348 up the east slope of Washington hill from Middlefield into Becket, MA. on May 30, 1981.

CR 6395 Leads 6138 and a TV train at Frankford Junction on the NEC, 3/78

Relatively new SD40-2-6395 is up front with ex PRR/PC SD45-6138. I have no idea how I accessed this location. 2:15PM on 3/11/78 in Philadelphia, PA.

CR 6396 Altoona, PA 7-24-1978

CR SDP-45 6683 (ex-EL 3652), SD-40-2 6396, and U33B 2872 roll a line of covered hoppers through Altoona in July, 1978.

CR 6397 at Altoona PA

CR 6397 & 6373 are seen at Altoona PA on 7/30/97.

CR 6397 at Altoona, PA in 1998

Conrail SD40-2s 6397 and 6376 are seen waiting for their next helper assignment over the mountain in downtown Altoona, PA in 1998.

CR 6397 Lock Haven, PA 9-91

Heading south to Baltimore, MD's Consol Coal Terminal, UMP-2B has SD40-2 6397 and GP38-2 8049 for power today. Train will weight at the scales @ McElhattan, PA. Lock Haven, PA 9/91

CR 6397, 3220 and 6388 Cresson, PA 1981

Conrail SD40-2 6397 is leading CR GP40 3220 (ex-PC 3220) and CR SD40-2 6388 on an eastbound mixed freight at Cresson, PA in 1981. The "bulges" on tracks 1 and 4 no longer exist, nor does the bridge the photographer is standing on.

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

CR 6398 & 6379 are seen at Altoona, PA on 6/8/97.

CR 6398 - SD40-2 at Cresson, PA

CR 6398 is seen at Cresson, PA on 5/11/1984.

CR 6398 Altoona, PA 10-94

CR SD40-2 6398 at JLS in Altoona, PA in October 1994. Terry Nardella photo, collection of Steve Ondik.

CR 6398 at Altoona, PA 6/8/97

CR 6398 is seen at Altoona, PA on 6/8/97.

CR 6398 at Cresson, PA 3/5/99

CR 6398 is seen on the rear of PIMO-4 at Cresson, PA on 3/5/99.

CR 6398 Iona Island, NY 9/87

CR 6398 and Southern 3211 power DNDA-3 south @ Iona Island, NY

CR 6398 on BAPI at Altoona PA 7/30/97

CR 6398, 6379, 6054 & 5504 are seen on BAPI at Altoona PA on 7/30/97.

CR 6398 on PMT-11 at Johnstown, PA 8/20/98

CR 6398 is seen on the rear of loaded slab train PMT-11 at Johnstown, PA 8/20/98.

CR 6399 and CR 6499 at Bennington Curve

Conrail SD40-2s 6399 and 6499 are seen helping an eastbound coal train down around Bennington Curve in 1983.

CR 6399 and JACKS Tower at Jacks Narrows, PA 1982

Conrail SD40-2 6399 is seen leading a westbound unit pipe train past JACKS tower in Jacks Narrows, PA in 1982.

CR 6399 at Bennington Curve

Conrail SD40-2 6399 is seen on the rear of a coal drag's helper set at Bennington Curve in 1983.

CR 6399 at Tyrone, PA 6/7/97

CR 6399 is seen at Tyrone, PA on 6/7/97.

CR 6399 at Westport, PA

UFS-885 led by SD40-2s 6399 and 6406 plus GP38-2 8051 screams thru Westport, PA on it's way to Clearfield, PA for another load of coal..

CR 6400 - SD40-2 at Rutherford, PA

CR 6400 is seen at Rutherford, PA on 9/24/1983.

CR 6400 in Becket, MA. on 4/4/92.

SD40-2 6400 leads an assortment of power on TV9 near MP 130 in Becket, MA. on April 4, 1992.

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