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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Conrail SD40-2s 6457 and 6497 are seen running light westbound around Horseshoe Curve in 1981.
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Conrail SD40-2s 6457 and 6497 are seen with class N21 caboose 21248 at Bennington Curve, PA in 1981.
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Conrail SD40-2 6457 and SD50 6806 lead an eastbound train near Waterloo, IN back in 1995.
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CR 6457 is on a WB intermodal train at Gallitzin, PA on 6/15/96.
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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.
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Conrail SD40-2 6457 is seen trailing on an eastbound freight at MP 246 on the Pittsburgh Line in 1984.
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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
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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.
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PWSE rolling downgrade near MP 60 in Spencer, MA. on Oct. 6, 1987.
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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.
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PWSE at the present site of CP 60 in Spencer, MA. on Oct. 6, 1987.
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CR 6457 is seen with a fiber optic cable train at Wilmington DE on 2/14/98.
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CR 6457 is seen at Wilmington DE on 2/14/98.
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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
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OIBU crosses over Starrucca Viaduct.
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A trio of SD40 series units bring the Enola-Saucon manifest through Longswamp in the afternoon.
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SD40-2 6458 leads a coal train on double track on the Monongahela Railroad in 1991
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CR SD-40-2's 6459 and 6497 lead a quartet of SD's hustling a TV train up Horseshoe Curve in April, 1981.
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Conrail SD-40-2 #6459 leads a westbound on the Delair bridge approach, next to Lewis St. in Philadelphia, PA. February 15, 1986.

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CR 6459 is seen trailing 6735 & 6716 on TV2H at Cassandra, PA on 6/8/97.
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Conrail SD40-2 6460 is seen trailing on a westbound empty coal train at Cresson, PA in 1991.
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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.
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Conrail SD40-2 6460 is seen leading an eastbound coal train through CP-Mifflin in Mifflin, PA in 1993.
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The 6460 leads TV10B into Chester, MA. on Aug. 29, 1992.
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TV10B passing the coal tower and roundhouse at the old helper station in Chester, MA. on Aug. 29, 1992.
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CR 6460 is seen on CSX Q375 at Cumberland, MD on 7/12/98.
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Conrail SD40-2 6461 and GP40 3052 (ex-PC 3052, nee-NYC 3052) are pulling an eastbound mixed freight into Gallitzin, PA in 1981.
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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.
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A 1978-built SD-40-2, 6461 leads ex-PC GP-38-2 8142 pulling mixed freight through Spruce Creek, PA in November, 1980.
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A Westbound exits one of the Tunnels.
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A Westbound exits one of the Tunnels.
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CR 6463 & CR 6504 are seen on ALOI on 1/9/84.
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CR 64631 is seen at Edgemoor DE on 11/28/97.
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ELOI commes off the line from Meadville at Cass Street.
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Conrail 6464 leads Eastbound Conrail ELBU-1 @ CP 127.9 on Trk# 2 Ashtabula, Ohio
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Conrail SD40-2 6464 is seen leading ENMO eastbound into the Black Rock Tunnel at Phoenixville, PA on 10/5/1990
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TV11 with 6464 on the point near Sandusky, OH on June 25, 1996
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CR 6465 is seen with CR 6293 on a hopper train at Rutherford, PA on 6/18/1983.
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SD40-2 6465 at JLS in fresh paint on January 5th, 1994. Terry Nardella photo, collection of Steve Ondik.
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Conrail SD40-2 6465 is heading east past AR tower in Gallitzin, PA in 1984.
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Conrail SD40-2 6465 is seen shoving a westbound freight past Bennington Curve in 1984.
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Conrail SD40-2 6465 is shoving on a N8 caboose at MP 246 on the Pittsburgh Line in 1984
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CR 6466 7-4-94 in CSX yard at Lima, OH CRHS Collection
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CR 6466 handles a SPENO rail grinder at Percy Hill Rd. between Chatham and East Chatham, NY. on May 23, 1981. Noo...the guy in the yellow shirt is NOT..... This was my first encounter with a working rail grinder...with many more to come, both SPENO and LORAM.
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TV-6 stretched out on the flats in Hinsdale, MA. behind the 6466 et al at 08:45 on Aug. 20, 1993.
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CR 6467 & 6143 are seen on XCH-56E at Lilly, PA on 6/8/97.
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CR 6467 & 6361 are seen on UMP-158 at Johnstown, PA on 8/20/98.

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