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 6443 and CR 6425 at MG Tower in 1981

Conrail SD40-2s 6443 and 6425 are seen passing MG tower with a westbound ballast train in 1981.

CR 6443 East Conway, PA 1/17/1992

A Westbound arrives at East Conway in heavy snowfall.

CR 6444 - SD40-2 at Cresson, PA

CR 6444 is seen at Cresson, PA on 4/28/1985.

CR 6444 west OIBU Swain 05271994

OIBU passes CP Swain, rolling through on the main track as it rushes toward Buffalo.

CR 6445 in Pittsfield, MA. on 6/20/86. (1)

PWSE splits the block signals at mile 147.3 as he rolls down the ramp into Pittsfield, MA. on June 20, 1986.

CR 6445 in Pittsfield, MA. on 6/20/86. (2)

PWSE continues his descent down the ramp into Pittsfield, MA.

CR 6445 west OIBU Endicott 031984

OIBU approaches Hayes Av in Endicott, now about ten minutes out of Binghamton, in the gathering gloom. He'll work Elmira next, but not til after dark.

CR 6446 Altoona, PA 3-17-1979

1978-built SD40-2 6446 leads ex-PC SD45's 6134 and 6156, and two Sante Fe units, up the curve in March, 1979.

CR 6446 at Blandon, PA on 11/3/92

An eastbound coal train led by SD40-2 6446 heads through Blandon in the fall of 1992.

CR 6446 Cumberland, MD 6/92

CR 6446 is the trailing unit on an eastbound coal drag parked at Virginia Ave. Cumberland, MD on 6/13/92.

CR 6448 Altoona, PA 3-13-1981

Running light down the hill at Horseshoe are CR SD-40-2 6448 and SD-40 6332 in March, 1981.

CR 6448 at Cheaster, MA. in 10/1978.

Looks like the 6448 is fresh out of the paint booth as it leads the 6301 et.al. with a westbound at Chester, MA. in October, 1978.

CR 6448 at Horseshoe Curve

Conrail SD40-2 6448 is seen leading a westbound empty coal train around Horseshoe Curve in 1986.

CR 6449 2-18-96 Altoona, PA

CR SD40-2 6449 in another view after the wreck on 12-22-95 in Effingham, IL. Photographed at JLS in Altoona on February 18th, 1996 by Terry Nardella, collection of Steve Ondik.

CR 6449 2-18-96 Altoona, PA

And one more view of CR SD40-2 6449 after the wreck on 12-22-95 when she arrived at JLS in Altoona, PA on February 18th, 1996. Terry Nardella photo, collection of Steve Ondik.

CR 6449 Binghamton, NY 3/6/1988

OIBU stops at Binghamton to work the yard. Who would have thought at the time that those NS ponies would be the Southern Tiers owner.

CR 6450 Adrian, NY 10/26/1985

CR train BUOI runs along the Canisteo River at MP 321 in Adrian, NY.

CR 6451 4-21-94 Altoona, PA

SD40-2 6451 in fresh paint at JLS in Altoona, PA on April 21st, 1994. Terry Nardella photo, collection of Steve Ondik.

CR 6451 at Bear DE 2/14/98

CR 6451 is seen at Bear DE on 2/14/98.

CR 6451 at Edgemoor DE 1/1/98

CR 6451, 5033 & 6510 are seen at Edgemoor DE on 1/1/98.

CR 6451 at Edgemoor DE 1/1/98

CR 6451 is seen at Edgemoor DE on 1/1/98.

CR 6451 Rochester, NY 3/24/1979

A 3 builder lashup heads East thru Rochester.

CR 6451 Selkirk, NY 3/93

"Baby" its FREAKIN' Cold outside as UOR-24 waits for a new crew in back of the Albany Division Offices 3/2/93

CR 6452 - SD40-2 at Cresson, PA

CR 6452 is seen with CR 6296 at Cresson, PA on 11/17/1984.

CR 6452 at Berlin, CT. on 7/10/87. (1)

WNWS-7, the "stone turn", heads south past the station in Berlin, CT. on July 10, 1987. This is a case of ConRail being the tenant and Amtrak, the landlord. Located on Amtrak's ex New Haven RR Springfield line, Berlin is the only station actually owned by Amtrak on that route and was the photographer's "railfanning nursery" back in the 1950's.

CR 6453 - SD40-2 at Johnstown, PA

CR 6453 is seen at Johnstown, PA on 3/7/1987.

CR 6454 Mifflin, Pa 8/92

PIEN-9 has finished weighing at Denholm and is proceeding east @ Mifflin, Pa

CR 6455 Ft. Montgomery, NY 11/5/97

CR 6455 is at the head end of a rainbow lash-up on SECS at Ft. Montgomery, NY. on Nov. 5, 1997. Included are SP 7862 and CSX 6346.

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.

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