GE C40-8W - Page 9

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.

LMS 734 at Cumberland, MD 2/10/99

LMS 734 is seen at Cumberland, MD on 2/10/99. Unit later became IC 2461.

LMS 737 & CR 6485 are crossing Rockville Bridge with UEP-2. 8/16/97

FLYIN' HIGH. LMS C40-8W 737 & SD40-2 6485 are crossing Rockville Bridge with E/B coal train UEP-2 destined for PECO Energy in Eddystone, PA. 8:23AM on 8-16-97 in Rockville, PA.

LMS 741 7-23-96 Ashtabula, OH

LMS 741 7-23-96 Ashtabula, OH ML-421 at CP125 Photo by Dave Trenn

MO tower demo Cresson, PA 12-7-1998

MO tower in Cresson is almost gone as Conrail 6123 passes the pile on Dec 7th, 1998, a sad end to a classic PRR tower.

NS 8451

NS train 262 with 8451, still in Conrail blue approaches CP-Ruth outside Rutherford yard in Harrisburg, PA.

NS 8461 ( EX-CR/LMS 721 ) 12-08

NS 8461 ( EX-Conrail-LMS 721) leads a freight in the NS freight in the Conneaut Ohio yard on this snowy December day.

NS 8461 (Ex-CR/LMS 721)

NS 8461 ( EX-Conrail-LMS 721) leads a freight in the NS freight in the Conneaut Ohio yard on this snowy December day.

NS 8461 (Ex-CR/LMS 721) 12-08

NS 8461 ( EX-Conrail-LMS 721) leads a freight in the NS freight in the Conneaut Ohio yard on this snowy December day.

NS 8461 (LMS 721) 12-08

NS 8461 ( EX-Conrail-LMS 721) leads a freight in the NS freight in the Conneaut Ohio yard on this snowy December day.

OISE-4 B40-8 5072 Stoney Point, NY

B40-8 5072 leads C40-8W 6214 and a GP38 on OISE-4 @ 37S Signal Stoney Point, NY. This signal was moved after the West Haverstraw, NY siding was lengthed in the mid 90's

RAI-301 at Washington, MA. on 1/2/93. (1)

Wide-cab G.E. C40-8W 6092 leads a loaded RAI-301 eastward along Muddy Pond in Washington, MA. on Jan. 2, 1993.

SEAL-5 C40-8W 6121 CP-SK Selkirk, NY

SEAL-5 heads down the River Line @ CPSK Selkirk, NY

SEOI-6 6099 Iona Island (Bear Mtn State Park) NY

CR 6099, 6033 and DIT 1957 on SEOI-6 southbound @ Iona Island, NY

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