GE C40-8

The Conrail C40 series units are numbered 6025 - 6049, in sequence after the C39-8's. Some physical changes took place including the recessed sand filler hatch and vertically mounted headlight on the rear of the locomotive. The short hood end also sported the high "CONRAIL" application and single horizontal mount grab iron which was replaced with the upside down "L" irons like the C39 sisters. The C40's were also adorned with a metal GE builders plate on both sides of the locomotive's short hood end.

Other differences include the air resevoir location on the right side of the unit, enlarged equipment blower intake, elimination of the dynamic brake grids extending above the roofline, and a squared cab versus the rounded C39-8 cab.

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C40-8 6034 leading an ML480X through Iona at 15:37 on Oct. 24, 1998.
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TV10B, led by C40-8W 6271 and C40-8 6044, by Muddy Pond at 08:08.
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CGAL-2 drifts down track 1 @ Lehighton, Pa to meet ALCG-3
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ML 401 rolls west with 98 racks behind three GE's on a typically gloomy Southern Tier day.
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Going away shot of TV9's head end shows the SP 7838, a B30-7, and CR 6031 at Huntington, MA. on July 5, 1997.
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Conrail ELPI-1 with the 6027 on the point passes the Amtrak platform at Waterloo, IN on January 31, 1999
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CR 6028, 6569, and an SD40 (6338?) are on a westbound passing "Works" in Altoona, PA, in November 1989.
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Photo taken with permission. Road power for todays EDPI sits in Edgemoor, waiting for a crew. The consist today will be CR 5606, 6029, 6771 (offline), 6179 (offline), 9x34 for 1,982 tons.
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C40-8 6030 leads SECS across Snake Hole Creek at the south end of Iona Island in Doodletown, NY. on Oct. 22, 1992.
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Conrail C40-8 6030 is seen trailing on a westbound freight at Tyrone, PA in 1992.
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BUOI-5's power reverses direction back to it's train @ Suffern, NY
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Conrail C40-8 6031 is shot in SHP-501 at Emsworth, PA in 2/1999.  Unit was wrecked at Stryker, OH in late January, 1999.  JB Kerr Photo

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Seen from the Amtrak station across the yard, a GE/EMD combo leads TV 204 into Dewitt to work the Trailvan terminal. He's coming in with 95 stack platforms and 3 COFC. He'll likely leave town a bit shorter.
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Conrail 6032 and 6775 are at Conrail's Ashtabula Harbor Ohio yard.
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The headend of OIBU-8 has passed through Otisville tunnel and is downgrade to Port Jervis, NY and a crew change.
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C40-8 6034 on the point of SEBO in the center of Hinsdale, MA. on April 29, 1992.
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CR 6034 & 5620 are seen on ALPI-4F at Altoona, PA 3/5/99.
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CR 6034 is seen on ALPI-4F at Altoona, PA 3/5/99.
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CR 6034 & 5620 are seen on ALPI-4F at Gallitzin, PA on 3/5/99.
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Blue sky and blue diesels, a perfect match on the Mon Line.
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Photo taken with permission. This PIED-4X, the last Conway - Edgemoor train, rolls southbound on the Chester Secondary through Wanamaker Yard at 2:14PM. Conrail would soon reroute traffic and run the SCAL/ALSC combo between Allentown and Stoney Creek. The Edgemoor traffic would then be moved via local out the Linwood Branch to AMTRAK at Hook interlocking. This move was short lived as by February 1994 Conrail had reinstated the EDPI/PIED. The train was 21 x 24 for 3,388 tons. Trailing engine is CR C40-8W 6194.
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This PIED-4X, the last Conway - Edgemoor train, rolls southbound on the Chester Secondary through Wanamaker Yard at 2:14PM. Conrail would soon reroute traffic and run the SCAL/ALSC combo between Allentown and Stoney Creek. The Edgemoor traffic would then be moved via local out the Linwood Branch to AMTRAK at Hook interlocking. This move was short lived as by February 1994 Conrail had reinstated the EDPI/PIED. The train was 21 x 24 for 3,388 tons. Trailing engine is CR C40-8W 6194.
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CR 6036 & 6219 are seen at Harrisburg PA on 9/28/97.
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CR 6036 is seen on a WB at Harrisburg PA on 9/28/97.
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Conrail C40-8 6037 leads an eastbound downgrade over the West Branch of the Westfield River at Middlefield, MA on the Boston Line at 0915 hrs 20 May 1994.
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C40-8 6037 with an eastbound pig train at CP Cannon in Duncannon, PA. on Dec. 28, 1992.
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Conrail C40-8 6038 leads ML420 through Northumberland, PA as a BUAL waits in the yard with SD50 6789 in charge. JB Kerr Photo
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CR 6039 & 6637 are seen on a WB at Cresson, PA on 3/14/98.
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Almost new C40-8's 6040-6037 lead northbound empty hopper train UFY-??? through Montgomery, PA with 102 hoppers for Clearfield, PA. Come June 1st, 1999, both of these units would become the property of CSX becoming 7495-7492.
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CR 6041 is seen at West Brownsville, PA on 5/14/1989.
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Engineer Rick Kantner and Conductor Tom Hughes worked together on Conrail for a short time. Here they are on the nose of a Conrail C40-8 at Reading, Pa.
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CR 6043 & 6179 are seen on ULK-75E at Antis, PA on 8/20/98.
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CR 6043 & CSX 7902 are seen on CSX Q296 at Cumberland MD on 7/21/97.
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CR 6043 is seen on CSX Q296 at Cumberland MD on 7/21/97. In less then 2 years, the 6043 would become NS 8309.
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CR 6043 is seen on ULK-75E at Antis, PA on 8/20/98.
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CR 6044 is seen on TV-2H at Altoona, PA on 1/26/99.
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CR 6044 is seen on TV-2H at Gallitzin, PA on 1/26/99.
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C40-8 6046 cuts through the morning fog with TV-6 at 09:02, having just crossed the State line from Canaan, NY. on Oct. 17, 1998.
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CR 6048 is seen outside the Juniata Shops just after receiving a fresh coat of CR Quality paint.
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CR 6049 is seen on a WB roadrailer at Leetsdale PA om 2/7/98.
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Conrail C40-8 6049 is shot at Sewickley, PA in SHP-501. Unit was wrecked at Stryker, OH in late January, 1999.  JB Kerr Photo
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CAAL1 is about to cross from Berks County into Lehigh County as it nears Alburtis on a very late afternoon March afternoon. MP22.6 CR Reading Line
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OIBU-2 westbound at Arden, NY with eight flats of NY City Subways headout for Morrison-Knudson @ Hornell
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CR 6248/6040 bring an eastbound 91 car TV train through CP 293 and past Blue Circle Cement as they approach Syracuse.
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York Haven bound UFY-20 rounds the curve @ Lewistown station 8/14/92
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Conrail's small fleet of C39-8s were greatly outnumbered by their more common C40-8 and C40-8W bretheren. Here 6619 leads a mix of wide and standard cab C40s through the cut at Huntington PA.

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PRR 8305, soon to be NS 8305 (ex-CR 6032) is on the point of SENS at Ridgefield Park, NJ 5/1999. The split is less than a month away and the PRR 8305, like most of the locomotives to be conveyed to NS, has already been renumbered for its new owner.
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SEAL-5 heads down the River Line @ CPSK Selkirk, NY
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CR 6099, 6033 and DIT 1957 on SEOI-6 southbound @ Iona Island, NY

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