GE C40-8W - Page 7

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 6228 on Mail-44 at Union City, OH

Mail-44, with the 6228 on the point, at Union City, OH on May 27, 1999

CR 6229 at Depew, NY

Conrail C40-8W 6229 is seen leading a westbound freight into the Buffalo Terminal at Depew, NY

CR 6229 in Hinsdale, MA. on 9/5/97. (1)

C40-8W 6229 heads TV10-B up to MP 142 and the crest of the grade in the center of Hinsdale, MA. on Sept. 5, 1997.

CR 6229 in Hinsdale, MA. on 9/5/97. (2)

The 6229 leads TV10-B past MP 142 in Hinsdale center, MA. on Sept. 5, 1997

CR 6229 in Hinsdale, MA. on 9/5/97. (3)

The 6229 leads TV10-B over the crest in Hinsdale, MA. on Sept. 5, 1997.

CR 6229 in Hinsdale, MA. on 9/5/97. (4)

TV10-B with the 6229 in charge at Hinsdale, MA. on Sept. 5, 1997.

CR 6229 Newburgh, NY 10-8-1998

CR 6229 is on the point of SENS-8 at Newburgh, NY 10/8/1998

CR 6231

CR 6231 sits outside the shop a long way from home at Marshalltown, IA on Sept. 14, 1997. Todd Pendleton photo, Chris Howe collection

CR 6234 at Westfield, MA. on 8/15/98.

TV9 heads west across Rts. 10 and 202 in Westfield, MA. on Aug. 15, 1998. This bridge is currently in the process of being replaced. The former Westfield station is out of the picture at left.

CR 6234 with OIBU-5 at Rock Glen, NY

Coming out of the sun, climbing Attica Hill, with C40-8W 6234 and SD60M 5547 at Rock Glen, NY 3/1998

CR 6235 at Hinsdale, MA. on 8/14/97.

C40-8W 6235 on ML482 at the top of the west slope in Hinsdale center on Aug. 14, 1997.

CR 6235 at Wilmington, DE 6/5/98.

CR 6235 is seen at Wilmington, DE on 6/5/98.

CR 6236 at Lewistown, PA in 1998

Conrail C40-8W 6236 is seen leading a sister unit and a pair of SD80MACs into Lewistown, PA in 1998.

CR 6238 & 6176 at New Brighton PA 2/7/98

CR 6238 & 6176 are seen on a EB pig train at New Brighton PA on 2/7/98.

CR 6238 with a mishap at Conway Yard 1/1999

An eastbound stack train was apparently mis-routed through Conway Yard, with rather spectacular results back in Januarty, 1999. JB Kerr Photo

CR 6239 Ridgefield Park, NJ 8-1997

CR 6239 is on the point of ML-403 crossing Overpeck Creek into Ridgefield Park, NJ 8/1997

CR 6240 west UNE 06291995

A somewhat faded CR 6240 leads a UNE empty coal train west past the semaphore at MP 251 approaching Waverly.

CR 6240 west UNE Barton 06291995

A 91 car UNE empty coal train(don't know why it was not an XWB, or something similar. For some reason, empty trains were carrying UN- symbols at the time) behind CR 6240/5609 rolls wrong main past the semaphore at MP 247 near Barton.

CR 6244 in Washington, MA. on 1/28/97.

C40-8W 6244 leads TV99 past the "Cat lady crossing" at Washington depot on Jan. 28, 1997. Note the 6244 has "normal" number boards here.

CR 6244 in Washington, MA. on 12/31/97. (2)

TV-6 continues clearing out the crossing at Ballou's in Washington, MA. on Dec. 31, 1997.

CR 6244 in Washington, MA. on 12/31/97. (3)

The 6244 clears it out at Ballou's crossing in Washington, MA. on Dec. 31, 1997. Note the unusual "Roman serif" numerals on 6244's number boards.

CR 6246 Allentown, Pa 12-1994

CR 6246 is on the point of ALHB at CP-BURN in Allentown, Pa 12/1994

CR 6248 & 6865 on XSM-79B at Johnstown, PA 6/8/97

CR 6248 & 6865 are seen leading 90 empties of XSM-79B west at Johnstown, PA on 6/8/97.

CR 6248 east Syracuse 04061997

CR 6248/6040 bring an eastbound 91 car TV train through CP 293 and past Blue Circle Cement as they approach Syracuse.

CR 6249 west Erie 05101996

A pair of widecab GE's meet Sperry car 119 at Erie.

CR 6250 at Altoona, PA 6/7/97

CR 6250, 5561 & 5619 are seen on a EB stack train at Altoona, PA on 6/7/97.

CR 6250 at Spruce Creek, PA

CR C40-8W 6250 shown westbound (? on the east side of the tunnel) at Spruce Creek on March 19th, 1995. If someone can verify this, please let me know. Terry Nardella photo (he was there to photograph the newly enlarged tunnel as part of the clearance project), collection of Steve Ondik.

CR 6251 at Cove PA 9/28/97

CR 6251 is seen leading a well powered WB at cove PA on 9/28/97. Other units in the consist include: CR 6245, LMS 705, UP 8048, CR 5644 & CR 6083.

CR 6253 at Rochester PA 2/7/98

CR 6253 is seen at Rochester PA on 2/7/98.

CR 6253 C40-8W leads Southbound BUPI-9X on Conrail's Youngstown Line

Conrail BUPI-9X is lead by Conrail 6253 at West 58th Street in Ashtabula, Ohio on Conrail's Youngstown Line

CR 6253 Selkirk, NY July 1996

C40-8W 6253 sitting in the locomotive servicing facility at Selkirk, NY. The original hi-res pic, cropped, makes a great wallpaper for my computer. Drop me a message if you want a copy. I'd be happy to email it to you, no charge. (P.S. I don't know for sure that the photo date was actually July 1. I had only marked the original print as "July 1996".)

CR 6256 in Washington, MA. on 1/17/98.

C40-8W 6256 leads TV-6 along the shore of Muddy Pond on the morning of Jan. 17, 1998.

CR 6256 on STCO-2 Van Buren, OH

Conrail STCO-2 on the Toledo Branch at Van Buren, OH on March 12, 1996

CR 6257 at Gallitzin, PA 6/15/96

CR 6257 is on a WB intermodal train at Gallitzin, PA on 6/15/96.

CR 6257 with TVLA at Stryker, OH

Conrail TVLA with 6257 on the point is east of Stryker, OH at the 332 signals on January 23, 1999. This is hot coast to coast intermodal train ran in conjunction with the BNSF(ex Santa Fe) from Los Angeles to the East Coast

CR 6258 with TV-78 at Alden, NY

TV-78 passes the ex Erie station at Alden, NY heading to Kearny, NJ behind C40-8W 6258 and GP40-2s 3335 and 3342.. 3/1998

CR 6259 at Juniata

CR C40-8W 6259 was also involved in the 12-22-95 at Effingham, IL along with the 6449. Shown here after arriving at the JLS complex in Altoona, PA on February 18th, 1996. Terry Nardella photo, collection of Steve Ondik.

CR 6259 in Washington, MA. on 8/12/98.

C40-8W 6259, et al., take BOSE through Ballou's past MP 135 and over the Becket detectors in Washington, MA. on Aug. 12, 1998.

CR 6261 & CR 6145 at Altoona PA 10/5/97

CR 6261 & CR 6145 are seen leading a coal train EB passing ALTO Tower in Altoona PA on 10/5/97.

CR 6262 at Ashtabula, Ohio 8/21/98

Conrail 6262 leads Westbound Conrail TV-7 is at @ CP127.9 on track number one

CR 6262 on TV-2M at Cassandra, PA 6/8/97

CR 6262 & UP 9221 are seen on TV-2M at Caasandra, PA on 6/8/97.

CR 6263 at North Kingsville, Ohio 4/19/97

Conrail 6263 leads Eastbound CR TV-204 @ MP 122 on Trk#2 at 10:00 AM -- On Conrail's Chicago Line.

CR 6270 & 6145 at Cresson, PA 11/24/98

CR 6270 & 6145 are seen on a EB trailertrain at Cresson, PA on 11/24/98.

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