GE C40-8W - Page 6

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 6186 & 6271 at Cumberland, MD 11/20/98

CR 6186 & 6271 are seen on CSX rails at Cumberland, MD on 11/20/98.

CR 6186 at Cumberland, MD 11/20/98

CR 6186 is seen on CSX rails at Cumberland, MD on 11/20/98.

CR 6186 on ALSE6 at Bound Brook, NJ 7/16/93

A pair of then-new C40-8Ws bring Allentown-Selkirk manifest ALSE through Bound Brook in the summer of 1993.

CR 6189 Fortville, IN 05-20-1996

Conrail 6189 and UP EMD lead INST-0 at Fortville, IN on May 20, 1996

CR 6190 on HBPI at Lilly, PA 6/15/96

CR 6190, 6207, 7561 & 6634 are seen on HBPI at Lilly, PA on 6/15/96.

CR 6190 on HBPI at Lilly, PA 6/15/96

CR 6190 is seen on HBPI at Lilly, PA on 6/15/96.

CR 6191 and RR261 at Spruce Creek on the Middle Division, 5/94

Pittsburgh Line - Spruce Creek, Pennsylvania, USA
May 28, 1994
C40-8W 6191 on RR261
The joint NS/CR Triple Crown was working its way westward along the old PRR on a warm spring afternoon back in 1994, with a new Conrail motor providing the muscle. This photo was the recipient of a RailPictures.net Screener's Choice Award.
Photo by Don Kalkman III

CR 6191 at Ashtabula, Ohio 1/28/98

Conrail 6191 & 6255 [power for Conrail XSH-13E] are putting their train together at Conrail's Ashtabula Harbor Ohio yard

CR 6192 at Juniata

Another view of wrecked C40-8W 6192 on May 16th, 1995 at JLS in Altoona, PA. Terry Nardella photo, collection of Steve Ondik.

CR 6194 at Hinsdale, MA. on 8/6/94.

SENE through the center of Hinsdale, MA. on Aug. 6, 1994.

CR 6194 on WB lite power at Antis, PA 1/26/99

CR 6194 is seen on the rear of a WB lite power move at Antis, PA on 1/26/99.

CR 6194 with BUOI-5 at Cameron Mills, NY 8/1994

BUOI-5 peels thru the early AM fog behind C40-8W 6194 and SD40-2 6497. "I had just stopped for my 1st stop on my potato chip route when I heard this coming" Cameron Mills, NY 8/1994

CR 6195 at Mexico, MD

An eastbound coal drag slips past "M" Tower and onto the Cumberland Subdivision main.

CR 6196 at Philadelphia, PA in 1996

Conrail C40-8W 6196 is seen leading ALCS on the CSX Philly Sub in downtown Philadelphia, PA on 4/14/1996

CR 6197 on TV-61 at Lilly, PA 3/5/99

CR 6197 is seen on TV-61 at Lilly, PA on 3/5/99.

CR 6198 at Wilmington, DE 9/15/98

CR 6198 is seen at Wilmington, DE on 9/15/98.

CR 6199 C40-8W leads an empty coal train South

CR 6199 & 6102 lead an empty train South at the diamonds of Conrail's Chicago Line and the Youngstown Line

CR 6201 at Antis, PA 1/26/99

CR 6201 & 5631 are seen on a EB empty slab train at Antis, PA on 1/26/99.

CR 6202

CR 6202 on a westbound at Rochester, PA on 2/7/98.

CR 6202 with ZWW-928 on the Middle Division, 7/94

Pittsburgh Line - Cove, Pennsylvania, USA
July 02, 1994
C40-8W 6202 on ZWW-928
On a sweltering July morning, an empty train of ore jennies led by a new Conrail GE awaited a new crew. One of the little things about Conrail I will miss is their use of classification lights, which shone bright red on this stopped train.
Photo by Don Kalkman III

CR 6205 on MAIL-3 at Altoona, PA 6/8/97

A well powered MAIL-3 that consists of CR 6205, 6099, 5529, 6635, 5556 & 5633 is seen at Altoona, PA on 6/8/97.

CR 6207 at Juniata

CR C40-8W 6207 in fresh paint at JLS in Altoona, PA on September 15th, 1994. Terry Nardella photo, collection of Steve Ondik.

CR 6211 Oakland, PA 6/17/1995

ML401 rolls out of the fog and by the old SR Tower.

CR 6211 on ALPI-5F at Altoona, PA 1/26/99

CR 6211, 6271 & BDLX 8129 on seen ALPI-5F at Altoona, PA on 1/26/99 .

CR 6212 and CR 7593 in 1993

The nose of C40-8w 6212 sits by the road while in the background can be seen hump power GP10 7593 and a slub.

CR 6212 and CR 7593 in 1993

The nose of C40-8w 6212 sits by the road while in the background can be seen hump power GP10 7593 and a slub.

CR 6212 Buffalo 1993

An eastbound freight with C40-8W 6212 in the lead pulls to a stop along Broadway for a crew change in 1993.

CR 6213 on TV-61 at Gallitzin, PA 6/15/96

CR 6213, 6195 & 6425 are seen on TV-61 at Gallitzin, PA on 6/15/96.

CR 6214 on PIES at Bellwood, PA 6/15/96

CR 6214 & 6230 are seen leading PIES east at Bellwood, PA on 6/15/96 at 6:18p.

CR 6216 at Hillside NJ

Conrail Dash 8-40CW #6216 leads a freight train through Hillside NJ on the Lehigh Line in the last of the daylight. Exact date unknown.

CR 6216 west Syracuse 08011997

A westbound stack train passes a set of distinctively NYC signals, seen behind the second container, as it passes through CP 293, where the Fulton Secondary diverges, and the NYSW connects from the former DLW Syracuse Branch. The view is from the Willis Av bridge, and gives a panoramic view of the Syracuse skyline, such as it is.

CR 6218 7-1994 Lima, OH

CR 6218 7-1994 Lima, OH CRHS Collection

CR 6219 at Harrisburg PA 9/28/97

CR 6219 is seen at Harrisburg PA on 9/28/97.

CR 6221 at Juniata

C40-8W 6221 in fresh paint at JLS in Altoona, PA on November 12th, 1993. Photo by Terry Nardella, collection of Steve Ondik

CR 6222 in Washington, MA. on 1/4/94. (1)

CR6222 leads SEFR eastward by Lower Valley Rd./Ballou's in Washington, MA. at 14:36 on Jan. 4, 1994.

CR 6223 & CSXT 7846 at Rochester PA on 2/7/98

CR 6223 & CSXT 7846 are seen on a WB on the Youngstown Line at Rochester PA on 2/7/98.

CR 6223 in Hinsdale, MA. on 7/23/94.

C40-8W 6223 leads eastbound SV6 upgrade at the Old Dalton Rd. undergrade in Hinsdale, MA. on July 23, 1994. For a period of several months in the summer and fall of 1994 ConRail "experimented" with a change in the nomenclature of their piggyback trains, changing them from TV-"Trailer Van", to SV-"Super Van".

CR 6223 on TV-20 at Swains, NY 5/27/94

TV 20 passes the home signal at CP Swain as it heads for Hornell with 45 platforms and 33 COFC. This was a new 12,800 foot siding installed when the line was single tracked a couple years prior, allowing stack trains to meet. Conrail tended to run long stack trains, sometimes over two miles. This was quite an undertaking in the days before DPU's, though the crews managed to get over the road, including several good climbs, without incident.

CR 6225 Bound Brook, NJ 8-1998

CR 6225 is on the point of OIPI at Bound Brook, NJ 8/1998

CR 6227 & 5533 at Altoona, PA 5/15/98

CR 6227 & 5533 are seen at Altoona, PA on 5/15/98.

CR 6227 at Altoona, PA 5/15/98

CR 6227 is seen at Altoona, PA on 5/15/98.

CR 6227 at Conemaugh, PA 3/14/98

CR 6227 is seen at Conemaugh, PA on 3/14/98.

CR 6228 in Washington, MA. on 1/7/94. (4)

CR 6228 on TV-9 clears out Lower Valley Rd./Ballou's at in Washington, MA. 08:49 on Jan. 7, 1994.

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