EMD SD40-2 - Page 9

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 6455 in Washington, MA. on 10/9/97. (1)

For all the SD40/-2's ConRail had, they were not common on the Boston Line. SD40-2 6455 leads a TV99 near MP 135 in Washington, MA. on Oct. 9, 1997. The engineer hasn't "forgotten" his lights, there's a reason.

CR 6456 and 6346 Harrisburg,PA 1981

Conrail SD40 6346 and SD40-2 6456 are leading an eastbound freight past the Amtrak station in Harrisburg, PA in 1981.

CR 6456 at Berlin, CT. on 7/10/87.

SENH through Berlin, CT. on July 10, 1987 with the 6456 in the trail.

CR 6456 at Cresson, PA

Conrail SD40-2 6456 is seen leading a westbound empty coal train at Cresson, PA in 1991.

CR 6456 Bethlehem, PA 12-26-1978

Part of Conrail's second SD-40-2 order from EMD, CR 6456 rests along with ex-PC SD-40 6271 at the Bethlehem engine terminal in December, 1978.

CR 6456 on the Pittsburgh Line

Conrail SD40-2 6456 is seen again in 1991, this time crossing the viaduct over the Little Conemaugh River between South Fork and Mineral Point.

CR 6457 and 6660 at Cresson, PA

A pair of SD40-2's led by 6457 is entering the engine facility at Cresson, PA on 7/26/1987 as a helper set with CR 6660 and 6659 rolls by on Track 2.

CR 6457 and CR 6497 at Horseshoe Cuve in 1981

Conrail SD40-2s 6457 and 6497 are seen running light westbound around Horseshoe Curve in 1981.

CR 6457 and CR 6497 Tunnelhill, PA 1981

Conrail SD40-2s 6457 and 6497 are seen with class N21 caboose 21248 at Bennington Curve, PA in 1981.

CR 6457 and CR 6806 at Waterloo, IN

Conrail SD40-2 6457 and SD50 6806 lead an eastbound train near Waterloo, IN back in 1995.

CR 6457 at Gallitzin, PA 6/15/96

CR 6457 is on a WB intermodal train at Gallitzin, PA on 6/15/96.

CR 6457 at MP 246 in 1984

Conrail SD40-2 6457 is seen trailing on an eastbound freight at MP 246 on the Pittsburgh Line in 1984. It's a shame we don't have a clearer view of the high and wide load on that CR depressed center flatcar.

CR 6457 at MP 246 in 1984

Conrail SD40-2 6457 is seen trailing on an eastbound freight at MP 246 on the Pittsburgh Line in 1984.

CR 6457 at Norristown, PA in 1990

Conrail SD40-2 6457 is leading MOPI-X across the Schuylkill River on SEPTA's Norristown Line on 11/25/1990. Soon the train will join the Harrisburg Line at CP-Norris and proceed west to Conway Yard

CR 6457 at Rathbone, NY 3/1995

UNL-34A behind SD40-2 6457 and SD60Ms 5565 and 5505 passes thru Rathbone, NY on its way to Ludlowville, NY. The remnants of recently shorn #2 track line the right of way. March, 1995.

CR 6457 at Spencer, MA. on 10/6/87. (1)

PWSE rolling downgrade near MP 60 in Spencer, MA. on Oct. 6, 1987.

CR 6457 at Spencer, MA. on 10/6/87. (2)

PWSE rolling through, what is now, the present site of CP 60 in Spencer, MA. Oct. 6, 1987. CP 60 was installed a couple of years ago because of the new auto unloading facility on the Spencer/East Brookfield town line between MP 62 and MP 63.

CR 6457 at Spencer, MA. on 10/6/87. (3)

PWSE at the present site of CP 60 in Spencer, MA. on Oct. 6, 1987.

CR 6457 at Wilmington DE 2/1/98

CR 6457 is seen with a fiber optic cable train at Wilmington DE on 2/14/98.

CR 6457 at Wilmington DE 2/14/98

CR 6457 is seen at Wilmington DE on 2/14/98.

CR 6458 at Orrville, OH

An eastbound general merchandise train is just about to pass the historic Orrville depot in Orrville, OH in July 1996. Orrville is on the ex-PRR Fort Wayne line and was where the Hudson-Akron-Columbus branch of the PRR crossed the mainline at one time. In this consist is CR SD40-2 6458, GECX 0593 and CR SD60I 5605. Of note, GECX 0593 was once a Santa Fe locomotive once painted in the SPSF scheme. Many of these same C30-7s were eventually painted in Conrail blue and became either part of the CRL lease fleet, or GE lease fleet. This links show a picture of 0593 before being painted the color of Conrail blue. http://atsf.railfan.net/sfkodcrm/c30-7e.html

CR 6458 leads ENBE6 at Longswamp, PA on 1/26/93

A trio of SD40 series units bring the Enola-Saucon manifest through Longswamp in the afternoon.

CR 6458 Monongahela RR 1991

SD40-2 6458 leads a coal train on double track on the Monongahela Railroad in 1991

CR 6459 Altoona, PA 4-11-1981

CR SD-40-2's 6459 and 6497 lead a quartet of SD's hustling a TV train up Horseshoe Curve in April, 1981.

CR 6459 on TV-2H at Cassandra, PA 6/8/97

CR 6459 is seen trailing 6735 & 6716 on TV2H at Cassandra, PA on 6/8/97.

CR 6460 at Cresson, PA

Conrail SD40-2 6460 is seen trailing on a westbound empty coal train at Cresson, PA in 1991.

CR 6460 at Mifflin, PA in 1993

Conrail SD40-2 6460 is seen bringing an eastbound coal train to a stop at the signal at CP-Mifflin in Mifflin, PA in 1993.

CR 6460 at Mifflin, PA in 1993

Conrail SD40-2 6460 is seen leading an eastbound coal train through CP-Mifflin in Mifflin, PA in 1993.

CR 6460 in Chester, MA. on 8/29/92. (1)

The 6460 leads TV10B into Chester, MA. on Aug. 29, 1992.

CR 6460 in Chester, MA. on 8/29/92. (2)

TV10B passing the coal tower and roundhouse at the old helper station in Chester, MA. on Aug. 29, 1992.

CR 6461 and CR 3052 at Gallitzin, PA

Conrail SD40-2 6461 and GP40 3052 (ex-PC 3052, nee-NYC 3052) are pulling an eastbound mixed freight into Gallitzin, PA in 1981.

CR 6461 Hornell, NY 5/5/1979

This shot shows just how busy early CR in Hornell could be back in the 70's. There are 3 Westbound trains, one on the main without any power and 2 parked in sidings. 6461 is making up the lashup for the train on the main.

CR 6461 Spruce Creek, PA 11-22-1980

A 1978-built SD-40-2, 6461 leads ex-PC GP-38-2 8142 pulling mixed freight through Spruce Creek, PA in November, 1980.

CR 6463

CR 6463 & CR 6504 are seen on ALOI on 1/9/84.

CR 6463 Hornell, NY 7/22/1985

ELOI commes off the line from Meadville at Cass Street.

CR 6464 at Ashtabula, Ohio 2/1/98

Conrail 6464 leads Eastbound Conrail ELBU-1 @ CP 127.9 on Trk# 2 Ashtabula, Ohio

CR 6464 at Phoenixville, PA in 1990

Conrail SD40-2 6464 is seen leading ENMO eastbound into the Black Rock Tunnel at Phoenixville, PA on 10/5/1990

CR 6464 on TV11 at Sandusky, OH 6/25/96

TV11 with 6464 on the point near Sandusky, OH on June 25, 1996

CR 6465 - SD40-2 at Rutherford, PA

CR 6465 is seen with CR 6293 on a hopper train at Rutherford, PA on 6/18/1983.

CR 6465 1-5-94 Altoona, PA

SD40-2 6465 at JLS in fresh paint on January 5th, 1994. Terry Nardella photo, collection of Steve Ondik.

CR 6465 at AR tower in 1984

Conrail SD40-2 6465 is heading east past AR tower in Gallitzin, PA in 1984.

CR 6465 at Bennington Curve in 1984

Conrail SD40-2 6465 is seen shoving a westbound freight past Bennington Curve in 1984.

CR 6465 at MP 246 in 1984

Conrail SD40-2 6465 is shoving on a N8 caboose at MP 246 on the Pittsburgh Line in 1984

CR 6466 7-4-94 Lima, OH

CR 6466 7-4-94 in CSX yard at Lima, OH CRHS Collection

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