EMD SD40 - Page 6

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 6336 east CGAL Waverly semaphore 07161994

CGAL waits for time on signal 255-1, one of many semaphores still active on the ex Erie at the time. Once it has gotten the OK from the Hornell B dispatcher, it will head down the Lehigh Secondary, the connecting track from the Tier to the ex LV Lehigh Line, work at Sayre, then head east toward Coxton and Allentown, reaching there late at night.

CR 6336 east CGAL Wyalusing 07161994

CGAL and a few of its 71 cars that day seen from a vantage point on the Wyalusing Rocks, near their namesake town.

CR 6338 at Bethlehem PA

CR 6338 leads six more EMDs west on a Allentown bound train at Bethlehem PA.

CR 6339 at Hudson Lake, IN

Westbound Conrail freight with SD40 6339 and SD40-2 6509 at Hudson Lake, IN in October 1982. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 6339 Hornell, NY 2/8/1986

ELOI comes off the "hill" and into Hornell on the line from Meadville. There is a lot of snow plowed up at the West Street crossing as the single SD-40 busts thru the drift.

CR 6340 leads a westbound TV train west of Altoona, 3/78

A WB TV train climbs upgrade west of Altoona,PA on 3/19/78, led by patched SD40 No. 6340.

CR 6341 Altoona, PA 3-27-1978

CR SD40 6341 (ex-PC 6088) pushes hard with SD35 6023 as they head up the Curve in March, 1978.

CR 6341 and CR 6335 at Horseshoe Curve in 1984

Conrail SD40s 6341 (ex-PC 6088) and CR 6335 (ex-PC 6082) are helpers on a westbound train rounding Horseshoe Curve in 1984.

CR 6341 at Bancroft, MA. in 6/1979.

SD40 6341, as one of the Washington hill pushers, is eastbound at Bancroft in June, 1979 returning to Chester, MA. to wait for the next westbound customer.

CR 6341 Cresson, PA 5/28/1978

Evening at the engine service area in Cresson finds it full of units in a multitude of paint schemes.

CR 6341 Horseshoe Curve, PA 5/28/1978

A black & blue consist leads an Eastbound thru the Curve.

CR 6341 on the Pittsburgh Line

Conrail SD40 6341 (ex-PC 6088) is helping an eastbound TV train up the grade between Mineral Point and South Fork in 1984.

CR 6343 and 8101 Phoenixville PA, 8/11/1991

SD40-2 6343, GP38-2 8101 and a pair of CSX-family SD50s tagging along lead ZBB-11 at Phoenixville, Pennsylvania on 8/11/91.
The westbound ore out of Philadelphia takes a ride on the Reading on its way to Bethlehem.

CR 6344 & 6303 with a loaded coal train on the NEC at Perryman MD, 12/81

Back when freight on the Northeast Corridor was a regular occurrence in daylight, two CR SD40s-6344 & 6303 are S/B with a loaded coal train.

The industrial spur, long gone, led to the Mitchell's Corn facility.

3:25PM on 12/5/81 in Perryman, MD.

CR 6344 - SD40 at Cresson, PA

Former PC/PRR 6091 is seen at Cresson, PA on 7/13/1985.

CR 6344 at Lehighton, PA 7/78

Conrail SD40 6344 is seen leading a train on the Lehigh Line at Lehighton, PA in July, 1978

CR 6344 leads an empty coal train past MG Tower, 5/86

Three SDs lead an empty coal train uphill past MG tower in 1986.

CR 6344 SD40 Akron 04-78

The head man on eastbound train MV-61 at South St TBS is out the window to snag the 19's from operator Charlie Laird. Without a doubt the orders dictate speed restrictions west of here as this train takes the "all EL" route west, a line that even in '78 was dying a slow death and would be trainless by the mid 80's. CR 6344 came to Conrail as PC 6091.

CR 6346 and CR 6456 Harrisburg, PA 1981

Conrail SD40s 6346 and 6456 head east towards the Amtrak Station in downtown Harrisburg, PA in 1981.

CR 6346 Leads an Eastbound Manifest at Tunnel Hill PA, 3/78

An eastbound manifest is beginning to drop downgrade at Tunnel Hill, PA on 3/18/78, led by patched SD40 No. 6346.

CR 6347 and 6427 Power ML420 past Norry Yard, Northumberland. 7/85

1985 JUL. 10 Conrail 6347+6227, ML420 Norry Yard, Northumberland, PA

CR 6347 and CR 6399 at Jacks Narrows, PA

Conrail SD40 6347 (ex-PC 6094) and SD40-2 6399 are leading a westbound unit pipe train through Jacks Narrows in 1982. My guess is the train originated at the pipe mill in Steelton, PA.

CR 6347 approaches MP 246 in 1984

Conrail SD40 6347 is seen heading east towards MP 246 on the Pittsburgh Line back in 1984.

CR 6348 and CR 6373 at Spruce Creek, PA

An eastbound coal train is being led by Conrail SD40 6348 (ex-PC 6095) while SD40-2 6373 trails on a westbound freight in 1982. CR 6373 would go on to wear two special paint schemes while in the Altoona helper pool, a scheme in 1992 for the Olympic cycling time trails, and another one in 1998 to commemorate the Juniata Locomotive Shops working 2 million man-hours injury-free.

CR 6348 at Bancroft, MA. on 5/10/85.

You know you're REALLY sick of C30-7A's when you're reduced to shooting panned roster shots of SD40's. The 6348 in SEBO-B at Bancroft, MA. on May 10, 1985.

CR 6348 at MO Tower in Cresson, PA 1984

Conrail SD40 6348 is seen shoving on the rear of an eastbound freight at MO tower in 1984.

CR 6348 in Middlefield, MA. on 5/30/81. (1)

The extra 6348 west rounds the horseshoe at mile 128.8 in Middlefield, MA. on May 30, 1981.

CR 6349

CR SD40 6349 & C30-7 6602 are seen leading TV train at a unknown location in the mid 1980s.

CR 6349 SF Int Gallitzin PA May 1981

SD40 6349 Westbound helpers SF Interlocking Gallitzin PA

CR 6350

Former PC 6350, nee PRR 6350 is seen at the Juniata Shops.

CR 6350 Altoona, PA 5/27/1978

A Westbound van train is arriving at Altoona, passing the storage tracks full of MOW equipment.

CR 6350 In The Snow At Conway Yard

A stop at Conrail's big Conway Yard during the snowstorm in March 1993 found little that was moving. At the turntable I got this guy working on the horns of 6350 during heavy snowfall.

CR 6350 leads a Popes Creek bound coal train under Dorsey Rd in Harmans, MD. 8/84

A coal train (symbol unknown) is rolling S/B on track two of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. SD40s-6350, 6301, 6315 & SD40-2-6384 are on the point. Dorsey Road is overhead. 2:00PM on 8/25/84 in Harmans, MD.

CR 6351 Altoona, PA 3-27-1978

Helpers CR SD-40 6351 (ex-PC 6098) and SD-35 6031 roll back down the hill for more pusher duty in March, 1978.

CR 6351 Altoona, PA 3-27-1978

Helpers CR SD40 6351 (ex-PC 6098) and SD35 6031 are dwarfed by the immensity of Horseshoe as they roll back down the hill for more pusher duty in March, 1978.

CR 6352 Bethlehem, PA 6-10-1978

CR SD40 6352 (ex-PC 6099) shows accident damage to the fuel tank and side railing at Allentown yard in June, 1978.

CR 6352 Bethlehem, PA 6-10-1978

With ex-PC SW-7 9066 coupled behind, CR SD40 6352 (ex-PC 6099) shows serious accident damage to the fuel tank and side railing at Bethlehem in June, 1978.

CR 6352 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

A sad August day at Morrisville in 1979 as E-44 4427 makes up part of a retirement train preparing to move west. The train was led by a trio of E-44's with SD45 6209 and SD40's 6352 and 6370 assisting.

CR 6354 at South Fork, PA in 1983

Conrail B23-7 1928 is leading SD40 6354 (ex-PC 6101) on an eastbound mix freight into South Fork, PA in 1983.

CR 6354 Gallitzin, PA 1981

Conrail SD40 6354 (ex-PC 6101, nee-PRR 6101) is seen at CP-UN at Gallitzin, PA with a westbound TV train in 1981.

CR 6354 Ridgefield Park, NJ 5-17-1977

TV-16 nears the end of its run (North Bergen) as the train rolls by Ridgefield Park, NJ on 5/15/77

CR 6355 Rochester, NY 4/8/1977

A friendly wave from the engineer on an Eastbound passing under the signal bridge at Goodman Street Yard.

CR 6356 - SD40 at Altoona, PA

Former PC/PRR 6103 is seen at Altoona, PA on 12/7/1985. This unit would eventually become part of First Union Rail's lease fleet as FURX 3035.

CR 6356 Horseshoe Curve, PA 5/28/1978

A friendly wave from one of the crew as this Westbound rounds Horseshoe Curve. It looks like an empty ore hopper train.

CR 6357 at South Fork

Conrail SD40 6357 is seen as part of a helper set at South Fork, PA in 1986, along with SD40-2 6490.

CR 6357 Cumberland, MD 5/89

Former PC/PRR 6104 is on the point of an eastbound coal drag departing Cumberland, MD on 5/20/89.

CR 6357 on Eastbound at Cumberland, MD 5/89

CR 6357, 7905, and 6464 lead an eastbound coal drag out of the yard past Mexico tower departing Cumberland, MD.

CR 6360 and 6279 Altoona, PA 1981

Conrail SD40 6279 (ex-PC 6279) is joined by SD40-2 6360 to shove a westbound hopper train up around Benny Curve back in 1981.

CR 6363 Washington MA Nov 1977

SD40 6363 Westbound through Washington Cut

CR 6364 BUSE S Schenectady NY Sep 1978

SD40-2 6364 BUSE passing HBD at South Schenectady NY; the display board hot box detectors were fairly new

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