EMD SD40 - Page 4

Conrail inherited its 118 SD40s from Penn Central and the CNJ. These 3000hp units were powerful and reliable, and without a doubt led to Conrail's eventual purchase of its fleet of the upgraded SD40-2. All of Conrail's SD40s were retired, sold or rebuilt into SD40-2Rs by 1994.

CR 6292 at Bennington Curve

With helpers CR 6292 and CR 6288 on the head end, a EB coal train drops down grade through Bennington Curve in Gallitzin PA in the mid 1980s.

CR 6292 at Cresson in 1984

Conrail SD40 6292 (ex-CNJ 3068) is shoving an eastbound freight towards the summit through Cresson, PA in 1984.

CR 6293 - SD40 at Rutherford, PA

Former PC/PRR 6040 is seen with CR 6465 at Rutherford, PA on 6/18/1983.

CR 6294 at Bennington Curve

Conrail SD40 6294 is shoving on the rear of a westbound empty coal train at Bennington Curve in 1982.

CR 6294 passing CR 23357 on 2-23-87 at Allentown, PA

Conrail SD40 6294 is passing class N8 caboose 23357 on 2-23-87 at Allentown, PA. Photo by Kermit Geary

CR 6295 - SD40 at Rutherford, PA

Former PC/PRR 6042 leading a coal train at Rutherford, PA on 3/4/1984.

CR 6295 at 47th St Chicago, IL

Conrail SD40 No. 6295 leads a caboose hop across the C&WI interlocking at 47th Street Tower in August 1981. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 6295 Pittsburgh, PA 8-18-1978

PC SD-45 6172 leads SD-40's 6295 and 6250 quickly through Pittsburgh in August, 1978.

CR 6297 Conway, PA 8-8-1977

A six unit engine move at Conway in August, 1977 includes a CR blue GP9, an ex-PC GP38, SD40 6297 (ex-PC 6044), and GP38 7913, and leased BAR GP38 88.

CR 6297 Horseshoe Curve, PA 5/29/1978

A pair of black SD-40's lead a more colorful ex EL Bicentennial unit thru Horsehoe Curve with an Eastbound.

CR 6297 Leads an Eastbound Freight on Rockville Bridge, 3/85

SD40 6297 leads an unknown ex-PC GP38-2 east across Rockville Bridge with an MOW crane (with removed boom).

CR 6298 - SD40 at Cresson, PA

Former PC/PRR 6045 is seen with CR 6361 at Cresson, PA on 12/2/1984.

CR 6298 - SD40 at Cresson, PA

Former PC/PRR 6045 is seen with CR 6292 at Cresson, PA on 7/4/1988.

CR 6298 and CR 6012 at Bolivar, PA

Conrail SD40 6298 (ex-PC 6045) and SD35 6012 (ex-PC 6012) are running light on the Pittsburgh Line through Bolivar, PA in 1982.

CR 6299 and ALEN through Topton PA, 2/87

The westbound ALEN (Allentown - Enola) is lead by SD40 6299 as it heads west through Topton PA.

CR 6300

CR 6300 is seen on a EB freight at Harrisburg PA in May of 1987. Unit wears special Buy War Bonds paint.

CR 6300 (1) at Bancroft, MA. on 12/31/81.

A fairly non-descript 6300 leads TV-9 through Bancroft, MA. on New Year's eve, 1981. The 6300 will gain some noteriety when it gets repainted.

CR 6300 7/5/1986

The Savings Bond engine sits at the Gang Mills yard. The unit was working the CGAL, ALCG trains for about a week.

CR 6300 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977

CR SD40 6300 (ex-PC 6047) leads SD35's 6044 (ex-CNJ 2505) and 6034 down the Curve on May, 22, 1977.

 

Crowds of steam railfans were all around the Curve awaiting the arrival of RDG 4-8-4 #2101 and helper Cuyahoga Valley Line 2-8-2 #4070 later that day.

 

CR 6300 Gallitzin 1990

In 1990 a pusher set comprised of SD40 6300 and friend help an empty coal hopper train over the crest of the Alleghenies as they emerge amid exhaust from the old single bore tunnel, now closed and sealed.

CR 6300 in Chester, MA. on 1/26/89.

SD40 6300, the "Savings Bond" unit in NHSE at Chester, MA. on Jan. 26, 1989.

CR 6300 in Chester, MA. on 1/26/89.

SD40 6300, the "Savings Bond" unit, in NHSE at Chester, MA. on Jan. 26, 1989.

CR 6300 SD-40-2 Savings Bond 07-89

Conrail Savings Bond unit at Conway July 1989. Photo copyright Gordon Lloyd Jr. , R.A. Durfee collection.

CR 6300-PYSE Trenton NJ 6/82

Still in PC black, CR 6300 leads 6370 & a GP30 on PYSE on the former Reading around the Trenton NJ area in June of 1982.

CR 6301 Bethlehem, PA 8-27-1978

CR SD40 6301 (ex-PC 6048) lines up with 1977-built SD40-2 6375 at the Bethlehem engine terminal in August, 1978.

CR 6301 Sayre, PA 3/4/1979

A pair of Eastbounds at the Sayre yard.

CR 6302 at Bennington Curve in 1984

Conrail SD40 6302 (ex-PC 6049) is seen shoving a westbound freight around Bennington Curve in 1984.

CR 6302 at West Springfield, MA. on 2/13/83.

TV14X passing the former Boston & Albany combination passenger/freight station in Mittineague, a section of West Springfield, MA. on Feb. 13, 1983.

CR 6302 at West Springfield, MA. on 2/13/83. (2)

In a moment, TV14-X will pass through CP 100 and enter West Springfield yard up around the curve in the distance.

CR 6303

CR 6303 is seen outside the Juniata Locomotive Shops in Altoona, PA.

CR 6303 Bethlehem, PA 12-1988

Rolling toward the steam-era coaling tower at the Bethlehem engine terminal, CR SD-40 6334 (ex-PC 6081) leads sister-unit 6303 (ex-PC 6050) through Allentown yard in December, 1988.

CR 6303 Bethlehem, PA 12-1988

Rolling toward the steam-era coaling tower at the Bethlehem engine terminal, CR SD-40 6334 (ex-PC 6081) leads sister-unit 6303 (ex-PC 6050) through Allentown yard in December, 1988.

CR 6303 near Lewistown, PA

Conrail SD40 6303 (ex-PC 6050) is seen leading a train near Lewistown, PA in 1982.

CR 6304 1990

SD40 6304 leads a train westbound around Horseshoe Curve as a little girl watches.

CR 6306 - SD40 at Cresson, PA

Former PC/PRR 6053 is seen at Cresson, PA on 10/31/1986.

CR 6307 Rochester, NY 3/24/1979

An Eastbound picks up salt cars at Rochester.

CR 6307 SD40 Rittman 10-78

A Conrail westbound is on the former Erie main in Rittman, Ohio. At this point the train is drifting downgrade and will pass through "downtown" Rittman and then cross the Chessie at Sterling after that. Eastbounds from Sterling to Akron faced a heavy grade here, Silver Creek Hill, that would put all but the lightest trains down to a crawl. CR 6307 came to Conrail as PC 6054. Note the typical high wide often seen on this line. One track remains here today, dead ended at Rittman, operated by the Akron Barberton Cluster Railroad.

CR 6308

Former PC 6308, nee PRR 6308 is seen at the Juniata Shops.

CR 6308 at Ashtabula Ohio 9/18/94

Conrail 6308 & 3270 leads Eastbound Conrail NPSE-7 at the CP128 signal bridge on track number two in Ashtabula, Ohio

CR 6311 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (1)

As the crewmen watch the crowd, CR pushers SD40 6309, 6311, SD45 6204, and SD40 6318 pound up Horseshoe on May 22, 1977.

Steam railfans were spread all around the Curve awaiting the arrival of RDG 4-8-4 #2101 and helper Cuyahoga Valley Line 2-8-2 #4070 later that day. 

CR 6311 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977 (2)

As the crewmen of 6311 watch the crowd, CR pushers SD40 6039, 6311, SD45 6204, and SD40 6318 pound up Horseshoe on May 22, 1977.

Steam railfans were spread all around the Curve awaiting the arrival of RDG 4-8-4 #2101 and helper Cuyahoga Valley Line 2-8-2 #4070 later that day.

CR 6312 SD40 PC 6059 Enola 05-76

A trio of former Penn Central units, now property of Conrail, curve off the Rockville bridge and into Enola yard. The lead unit is part of a group of ex PC SD40's that would get renumbered under Conrail.

CR 6313 Altoona, PA 4-11-1981

CR SD-40-2 6378 (1977-built) leads GP-38 7910 and SD-45 6177 up track 2 past a mixed freight led by SD-40 6313 at Horseshoe Curve in April, 1981.

CR 6316 Morrisville, PA 6-14-1980

CR SD-40 6316 (ex-PC 6063) works Morrisville yard with B23-7 1928 in June, 1980.

CR 6316 on the Chicago Line

Conrail SD40 6316 is seen leading a stack train on the Chicago Line in upstate New York

CR 6317 on the Pittsburgh Line in 1984

Conrail SD40 6317 is seen leading an eastbound coal train up the west slope between South Fork and Mineral Point in 1984.

CR 6317 Spruce Creek, PA 11-22-1980

CR GP-40-2 3348 (2/1979 built) leads SD-40s 6240 (ex-PC) and 6317 (ex-PC 6064), and SDP-45 6683 (ex-EL 3652) through Spruce Creek, PA in November, 1980.

CR 6317 Spruce Creek, PA 11-22-1980

CR GP-40-2 3348 (2/1979 built) leads SD-40s 6240 (ex-PC) and 6317 (ex-PC 6064), and SDP-45 6683 (ex-EL 3652) through Spruce Creek, PA in November, 1980.

CR 6318 - SD40 at Rutherford, PA

Former PC/PRR 6065 is seen at Rutherford, PA on 4/6/1985.

CR 6318 Altoona, PA 5-22-1977

CR pushers SD35 6039, SD40 6311, SD45 6204, and SD40 6318 pound up Horseshoe on May 22, 1977.

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