EMD SD40 - Page 7

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 803

CR 803, formerly CR 6246, is seen outside the Juniata Shops.

CR6308 Altoona 1990

A helper set of SD40s, 6308 and 6294, sit in Altoona waiting for the next assignment as other traffic moves through town.

EL 3319 Bogota, NJ 11-28-1976

NE-2 approaches CP-7 to run the siding from 7 to 13 meeting three southbounds.

Lane Closure Ahead on 3/27/82. (06)

With the SEBO out of the way, the SPSE7X will finally get his turn to proceed. Helper 6478 will aid in lifting the tonnage over the hill.

Lane Closure Ahead on 3/27/82. (10)

The 6279 leads SPSE7X past the old Middlefield station site in Bancroft, MA. at 13:48 on March 27, 1982.

PC 6253

Wrecked 6253 4-82 Enola, PA. Photo by John Decker

PYSE-8 SD40-2 6418 Tomkins Cove, NY

PYSE-8 northbound @ the Stoney Point HBD/DED Tomkins Cove, NY

Straight flush on 4/20/84. (1)

At 09:54, SD40 6355 leads C30-7's 6601 and 6604 on NHSE through Bancroft, MA. on April 20, 1984. The "opening hand" that will result in a "straight flush"...five consecutively numbered units of the "same suit".

Straight flush on 4/20/84. (2)

MMMM! smell that paint on the 6254, looks like it just left the paint booth....except they missed the horns...they're still in primer!

Straight flush on 4/20/84. (3)

At 12:03 in Chester, MA., we'll "fill our hand", as a consecutively numbered quartet of SD40's swings through as an eastbound light engine set...the 6351, 6352, 6353, and 6354, which with the 6355 seen earlier on NHSE completes our "straight flush".

Straight flush on 4/20/84. (4)

The quartet heading away past Chester depot.

Straight flush on 4/20/84. (5)

The quartet has picked up an SBSE (or SPSE,not sure) at West Springfield yard and is seen here heading west near MP 109 along Pochassic Rd. in Westfield, MA. at 14:27.

Straight flush on 4/20/84. (6)

SBSE's head end going away at MP 109 in Westfield, MA.

TV12 SD40 6341 Newport, Pa

TV12 with SD40 6341 approaches "PORT" Newport, Pa on track two.. Note: Track one is out of service and will later be removed

Worth a chase on 10/17/81. (2)

As BOEL's headend winds through the curve at Middlefield station/Bancroft, we get a look at Conrail's second lowest numbered SD40, the 6241 and sister 6310.

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