GE C40-8W - Page 2

The Conrail C40-8W, a new generation in crew comfort locomotives. They were the first units bought new equipped with air conditioning, and the last units to come from the factory without ditch lights. The C40-8W's, numbered 6050 through 6285, began the era of grade crossing safety in the 1990's. 6110-6112 and 6114-6119 were equipped with strobe lights while 6113 was equipped with a strobe light and at one point had two sets of ditch lights mounted on the short hood end.

The "Comfort Cabs" sported the new reflective white frame stripe and nose lettering. The second order, beginning with 6100 wore the companies new CQI, Continuous Quality Improvement scheme. 6050-6149 were painted solid Blue from the factory, while the remaining units were given black anti-skid nose panels on the short hood end

The locomotive was built with the standard 2 piece front windshield and a 3 piece side window without sun visors. The side windows are among the largest, however, only the center pane can be opened.

CR 6067 at Ashtabula, Ohio 11/20/97

Conrail C40-8W #6067 leads Westbound Conrail TV-7 on trk #1 near MP 127.9 on Conrail's Chicago Line ~ Ashtabula, Ohio

CR 6068 in Brookfield, MA. on 12/18/93.

C40-8W 6068 with an FRSE-X at Brookfield depot/MP 67 at 07:45 on Dec. 18, 1993. One of the few good spots on the B&A for early/late day photography since there are low horizons in both directions.

CR 6068 leads INSE-2 at Fairview, PA on 9/2/95

CR 6068 C40-8W leads Eastbound Conrail INSE-2 at CP 97 on track number two.

CR 6069 Buffalo, NY 10-02-1992

After running up the Buffalo Line from Enola, ENBU doubles it's train into Frontier yard. Helping out CR 6069 this day are two CSX units: U30C 7250 and GP40 6849. It's October 1992, many years before the split of Conrail, but the CSX units are a harbinger of things to come at Frontier- and the CR unit would become property of NS.

CR 6069 in Washington, MA. on 8/17/96.

At 08:15 on the morning of Aug. 17, 1996, TV9 is crossing the town line from Washington into Hinsdale, MA. along the north end of Muddy Pond.

CR 6069 leads TV-555 through Asbtabula, OH

Conrail 6069 leads Westbound TV-555 at MP127.9 on track number one.

CR 6069 north SECN Liverpool 04061997

SECN rolls through Liverpool behind a pair of GE's.

CR 6070 leads TV-80 at Waterloo, IN

Conrail TV80, a Thursday only train, at Waterloo, IN back in 1996

CR 6071 Alburtis, PA 03-01-1992

ALSR1's power passes Smith Lane. The consist itself is still heading through the interlocking at CP-Alburtis.

CR 6071 and CR 6297

C40-8W 6071 and SD40 6297 are neck and neck as they make their way west through Altoona in 1990

CR 6072 & 6235 at Wilmington, DE 6/5/98

CR 6072 & 6235 are seen at Wilmington, DE on 6/5/98.

CR 6072 at Rankin PA

A morning eastbound on Conrail's busy Pittsburgh Line rolls through the municipalities of Rankin (left) and Swissvale (right). The tracks form the border between the two municipalities in this area.

CR 6072 at West Homestead, PA

Westbound at MP 11, a loaded coal train passes the skeleton of a PRR signal bridge.

CR 6072 at Wilmington, DE 6/5/98

CR 6072 is seen at Wilmington, DE on 6/5/98.

CR 6075 & 6740 on XSM-02C at Altoona, PA 1/26/99

CR 6075 & 6740 are seen leading XSM-02C west at Altoona, PA on 1/26/99.

CR 6075 at Middlefield, MA. on 5/1/93.

C40-8W 6075 with SEBO at MP 131 near Bancroft, MA. on May 1, 1993.

CR 6075 on BUBI-3 at Gang Mills, NY, 8/1995

BUBI-3 passes through Gang Mills, NY behind C40-8W 6075 and SD40-2 6467. August 1995

CR 6076 & 5597 at Cresson, PA 11/24/98

CR 6076 & 5597 are seen on a WB roadrailer at Cresson, PA on 11/24/98.

CR 6076 at Cresson PA 7/30/97

CR 6076 is seen at Cresson PA on 7/30/97.

CR 6076 at Crsson, PA 11/24/98

CR 6076 is seen on a WB roadrailer at Cresson, PA on 11/24/98.

CR 6077

CR 6077 on a westbound at Rochester, PA on 2/7/98.

CR 6077 at Cumberland, MD 11/20/98

CR 6077 is seen on CSX rails at Cumberland, MD on 11/20/98.

CR 6078 leads PIED0 at Linfield, PA 7/11/92

C40-8W 6078 leads Conway-Edgemoor freight PIED past the Limerick Nuclear Power Plant in Linfield, PA. The 6078 is unusual in that it has "Conrail Quality" on the front but has the standard logo on the side.

CR 6081 at Baltimore, MD, 11/93

North Avenue, CSX Baltimore Terminal - Baltimore, Maryland, USA
November 10, 1993
C40-8W 6081 on CSX train Z413
After a brisk walk to a perch along the North Avenue bridge (looking over my shoulder the whole time), I was rewarded with a Conrail run-through over the once-electrified B&O Belt Line. I'd try this shot today, only with a platoon of Marines! Ah, Charm City.
Photo by Don Kalkman III

CR 6081 Baden, PA 12/26/1990

A pair of new C40-8s lead XPK-4C out of Conway Yard.

CR 6081 west ML 401 Waverly 02181995

ML 401 rolls 108 racks west past the model railroad backdrop of Waverly on a sunny but cold February day.

CR 6082 at Mifflin, Summer 1994

Pittsburgh Line - Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA
Summer of 1994
C40-8W 6082
A trio of Big Blue's finest bring a westbound manifest underneath a PRR signal bridge during Conrail's twilight years.
Photo by Don Kalkman III

CR 6082 with ML-420 at Lock Haven, PA

ML-420, the old BUEN-N, heads south passing the old PRR passenger station at Lock Haven, PA in April, 1995 behind SD40 6242, C40-8W 6082 and GP40-2 3376.

CR 6083 at Cove PA 9/28/97

CR 6083 is seen trailing on a WB at Cove PA on 9/28/97.

CR 6084 on TV-61 at Lilly, PA 3/5/99

CR 6084 is seen on TV-61 at Lilly, PA on 3/5/99.

CR 6087 Arden, NY 2/91

OIBU-2 westbound at Arden, NY with eight flats of NY City Subways headout for Morrison-Knudson @ Hornell

CR 6087 at Waterloo, IN

A eastbound Conrail freight with the 6087 on the point at Waterloo, IN back in 1996

CR 6088 at Cresson, PA

Conrail C40-8W 6088 brings up the rear of a westbound light engine move at Cresson, PA in 1991.

CR 6090 along the Tier on 5/7/93. (2)

UNC210 passing MP "JC 337" in "the Muck" at Arkport, NY.

CR 6090 along the Tier on 5/7/93. (3)

UNC210 passing through an area known as "The Muck" in Arkport, NY. on May 7, 1993.

CR 6090 along the Tier on 5/7/93. (5)

Engineer of UNC210 throttles 'em up along the Canisteo River in Rathbone, NY. on May 7, 1993.

CR 6090 on PIED-4 at Prospect Park, PA

At 12:45PM this pair of GE products lug 134 cars of freight southbound for Edgemoor, DE. Trailing unit is CR 6035.

CR 6090 on XCG-66W at Essington, PA

Photo taken with permission. At 1:40PM CR 6090, along with CR SD60M 5526, move 75 empty bathtubs northbound through Wanamaker Yard, destined for West Brownsville, PA. The train will enter SEPTA trackage at CP-90th Street North where it will stay until it heads for CSX at Eastwick on their Philadelphia Subdivision. It will then continue eastbound to Park Junction and home rails. At CP-River on Conrail's Harrisburg Line XCG-66W will turn left and head west to Reading, Harrisburg, and the coal mines of western Pennsylvania.

CR 6091 at Allentown, PA 1997

A westbound rolls out of Allentown Yard with a Dash 8 leading. This was more than likely ALHB.

CP-Burn MP35.0 CR Reading Line

CR 6091 at Cumberland, MD 4/6/98

CR 6091 is seen on CSX rails at Cumberland MD on 4/6/98.

CR 6092 at Tyrone, PA

Conrail C40-8W 6092 is seen leading a westbound freight at Tyrone, PA in 1992.

CR 6094 at Washington, MA. on 10/24/92.

Leaving Becket and making a quick run up to the south end of the big cut in Washington, MA., we catch BOSE 10 minutes later at 07:38.

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