EMD SD40-2 - Page 6

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 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 Harrisburg, PA 10/87

CR 6398 was at Harrisburg, PA on 10/31/87.

CR 6398 Harrisburg, PA 10/87

CR 6398 was on the point of a train at Harrisburg, PA on 10/31/87.

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.

CR 6401 at Lock Haven, PA 9/1991

The other side of the lite engine move throttling it up after clearing the speed restriction thru Lock Haven. 9/1991

CR 6401 E. Pittsburgh, PA 10/15/1997

CR 6401 - 6402 lead a UFS coal train on the Port Perry branch on a foggy morning.

CR 6402 Lilly, PA 3/99

CR 6402 is the trailing unit on UFS-975 PPLX hoppers westbound at Lilly, PA on 3/5/99.

CR 6402 on UFS-539 at Conemaugh, PA 8/20/98

CR 6402, 6401, 6405, 8071 & 8085 are seen on UFS-539 at Conemaugh, PA on 8/20/98 at 1:45p.

CR 6402 on UFS-539 at Lilly, PA 8/20/98

CR 6402, 6401, 6405, 8071 & 8085 are seen on UFS-539 at Lilly, PA on 8/20/98.

CR 6403 & 6399 on PPLX empties at Tyrone, PA 6/7/97

CR 6403 & 6399 are seen leading empty PPLX hoppers at Tyrone, PA on 6/7/97.

CR 6403 and CR 6430 at Bennington Curve

Conrail SD40-2s 6403 and 6430 are seen in a helper trio heading west at Bennington Curve in 1986.

CR 6405 Bailey, PA 8/82

PIEN-6X at track speed through Bailey, PA

CR 6405 Lilly, PA 3/99

CR 6405 is second out on UFS-975 PPLX hoppers westbound at Lilly, PA on 3/5/99.

CR 6406 & 6257 are W/B on the PITL at MP 116 in Cove, PA 12/84.

SD40-2-6406 & SD40-6257 are W/B on the PITL at MP 116. 1:30PM on 12-1-84 in Cove, PA.

CR 6406 at Cresson, PA in 1998

Conrail SD40-2 6406 is seen on a coal train waiting on the Cresson Secondary at Cresson, PA in 1998.

CR 6406 at Washington, MA. in 4/1979.

SD40-2 6406 shoves against N8B 23531 at the rear of the extra 2264 west in Washington, MA. in April, 1979.

CR 6408 Altoona, PA 8-21-1981

A quartet of CR blue leads a TV train down the Curve in August, 1981. CR SD-40-2 6408 (1977-built) heads the consist, followed by SD-45 6217, and GP-40's 3271 and 3272.

CR 6408 at Cresson, PA on 6/10/98

A set of Conrail SD40-2s idle in Cresson after sunset.

CR 6408 at Toledo, OH

Conrail SD40-2 6408 leads its train under a signal bridge near Toledo, OH on November 23, 1979. Photographer unknown, Chris Howe collection

CR 6408 Binghamton NY 2/89

CR 6408 is pictured at Binghamton, NY on 2/4/89.

CR 6408, 7912 and 3217 Altoona, PA 1981

An trio of EMDs is lugging a westbound merchandise freight around Horseshoe back in 1981. In charge is SD40-2 6408, GP38 7912, and GP40 3217.

CR 6409 at Bancroft, MA. in 6/1979.

The 6409 aiding westbound tonnage through Bancroft, MA. in June, 1979.

CR 6409 Clone of CR 2798 at Middlefield, MA. in 6/79

SD40-2 6409 working hard to " keep it moving with ConRail" at the rear of the extra 2798 west in Middlefield, MA. in June, 1979.

CR 6410 Conway, PA 8-18-1978

CR C425 2433 works with SD-40-2 6410 at Conway in August, 1978.

CR 6410 in Binghamton, NY. on 7/27/87.

The 6410 has OIBU in tow at "BD" interlocking in Binghamton, NY. on July 27, 1987.

CR 6410 in Pittsfield, MA. on 2/26/83.

CR 6410 arriving with BOEL at North Adams Jct. in Pittsfield, MA. at 10:53. If the clearances beneath the Junction Rd. overhead look a little tight, they were. ConRail eventually undercut the tracks here by a couple of feet a few years later along with raising a number of small overhead bridges by the same amount.

CR 6410 leads UFS-975 at Lilly, PA 3/5/99

CR 6410, 6405, 8081, and 6402 lead UFS-975 (PPLX hoppers) westbound through Lilly, PA on 3/5/99.

CR 6410 Lilly, PA 3/99

CR 6410 is on the point of UFS-975 PPLX hoppers westbound at Lilly, PA on 3/5/99.

CR 6410-2718-7566 at MP 234 North of Montgomery, PA

A neat mix of power leads ENBU-1 northbound passing MP 234 on the Buffalo Line. SD40-2 6410 leads U23B 2718 and GP10 7566 on the Buffalo bound mixed freight. Conrail 6410 later became famous as CSX 8888, the unit that was involved in the runaway train drama thru Ohio on 5/15/2001.

CR 6411 at Ashtabula, OH on 10/22/96

CR 6411 and 7658 pull a string of empties at Conrail's Ashtabula Harbor Ohio Yard.

CR 6411 at Bennington Curve

Conrail SD40-2 6411 is seen trailing on an eastbound TV train at Bennington Curve in 1983.

CR 6411 at Bennington Curve in 1984

Conrail SD40-2 6411 is seen leading a westbound freight around Bennington Curve in 1984. Don't miss the ex-PC Centerflow covered hopper third car back in the consist. If only we had a photo of that one...

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