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 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 leads a westbound Conrail manifest climbs upgrade at MG Tower, PA on Sept. 8, 1984

A westbound Conrail manifest climbs upgrade at MG Tower, PA on Sept. 8, 1984, led by SD40-2 No. 6397.

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 shoving UMP-91 at Cresson, PA 6/15/96

CR 6397 is seen shoving UMP-91 at Cresson, PA on 6/15/96.

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 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 Harrisburg, PA 10/87 (Front View)

Front view of CR 6398 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 Becket MA Sep 1980

SD40-2 on SPSE-7 upgrade at Becket MA

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 6401 Washington Summit MA Sep 1980

SD40-2 6401 SPSE-7 through the rock cut at Washington Summit MA

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

CR 6402 is 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 6403 on PPLX empties at Tyrone, PA 6/7/97

CR 6403 is seen at Tyrone, PA on 6/7/97.

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 & 6410 on XSM-59E at Altoona, PA 6/8/97

CR 6409 & 6410 are seen on XSM-59E at Altoona, PA on 6/8/97.

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 6409 on XSM-59E at Altoona, PA 6/8/97

CR 6409 is seen on XSM-59E at Altoona, PA 6/8/97

CR 6409 Ridgeway OH Aug 1981

SD40-2 6409 Northbound crossing the Big Four mainline at Ridgeway Tower

CR 6410 Conway, PA 8-18-1978

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

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