Surviving GP40-2s

Conrail orders of new EMD 3,000hp power began arriving on the system in the form of the GP40-2 in 1977.  Joining the 5 units inherited from the Reading Company, 129 units in series 3280-3403 eventually arrived providing Conrail with a reliable, high horsepower workhorse that would ultimately outlast the railroad that purchased them.  Many of Conrail’s GP40-2’s continue to serve throughout both CSX and the NS in 2016.

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B&M 337, ex CR 3258, leads westbound POPY (Portland, ME.-Potomac Yard), aka "Popeye", at West Deerfield, MA. on June 15, 1985.
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CR 3286, soon to become CSXT 4403, is at Cumberland, MD on 6/28/99.
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CR 3306 is on CSX Q384 at Cumberland, MD on 6/18/99; soon to become CSXT 4412.
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CR 3331, soon to become CSXT 4421, is trailing on eastbound Q38408 at Mahoningtown, PA on 9/10/99.
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CR 3372 (soon to become NS 3052) is at West Brownsville, PA on 8/22/99.
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Conrail 3373, soon to become CSXT 4441, sits with CR 8149(soon to become NS 5323) at Piqua yard just days after the merger in June 1999. Russell Heine photo, Chris Howe collection
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Former CR 3277, nee RDG 3673 is at Cumberland, MD on 2/16/02.
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Former CR 3284 is seen on CSX L409-01 at Elsmere, DE on 7/2/16.
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Former CR 3290 is at Cumberland, MD on 6/9/00.
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Former CR 3295 at Paulsboro, NJ on 3/15/2008.
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Former CR 3295 is seen on CSAO local WPFJ-10 near Eddington, PA on 4/28/2009.
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Former CR 3296 is seen at Elsmere DE on 8/31/09.
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Former CR 3296 is seen at Elsmere DE on 1/30/10.
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Former CR 3296 is seen on D729-12 at Elsmere DE on 9/12/11.
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Former CR 3296 is at Pittsburgh, PA on 9/14/01.
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CSX yard job Y222 on the "Trop Lead" at South Kearny. I stepped off to take this while I was waiting for my cdr to walk ahead.
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Former CR 3299 is seen on CSX Y201-24 at Elsmere, DE on 9/24/15.
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Former CR 3301 is at Cumberland, MD on 11/8/99.
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Former CR 3303 is on Q398 at North Branch, MD on 3/26/15.
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CSX GP40-2's 4411 and 4420 (fmr-CR 3303 and 3325) sit on a siding of the branch leading to First Energy's Eastlake, Ohio power plant in 2006.
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Former CR 3306 is seen at Paulsboro NJ on 2/21/11.
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Former CR 3306 & 3398 are seen at Paulsboro NJ on 3/24/11.
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CSXT 4412 at the former CNJ's Brills Yard, Newark NJ. 4412 was aaigned to yard job OI-12 on this day. I was on the OI-19 which also worked Brills at this time. OI-12 drilled Epic and the Chemical Plants alond Doremus Ave, while OI-19 drilled Naporanos and the Manufacturers Branch.
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Former CR 3308 is seen idling in Lansdale Yard in Lansdale, PA on 1/25/07.
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Former CR 3308 is at New Castle, PA on 10/20/99.
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Former CR 3308 is at Cumberland, MD on 9/29/99.
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Former Conrail 3309 resting at CSX's Painesville Yard in 2006.
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Former CR 3318 is at Cumberland, MD on 7/22/01.
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Former CR 3318 is at Cumberland, MD on 3/17/00. Unit would later be reconfigured to be a slug master and would be renumbered to CSXT 6964.
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(ex-CR 3320) at Elsmere, Delaware on 7/1/2008.
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Former CR 3322 is seen at Paulsboro NJ on 12/18/11.
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Former CR 3322 is seen at Paulsboro NJ on 1/2/13.
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Former CR 3322 is at Cumberland, MD on 11/9/99.
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Former CR 3322 is seen on CSX Q373-12 at Elsmere, DE on 9/12/16. This is the last YN2 painted ex CR GP40-2 left on CSX's roster.
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3325 (CSX 4420) 7-20-07 Ashtabula, OH. Photo by Dave Trenn
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Former Conrail 3331(CSXT 4421) and CSXT 2559 power CSX J716 thru St. Joe, IN on Oct. 19, 2003
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CSXT 4421, ex CR 3331, sits at Piqua yard in Ft. Wayne, IN back in July 2000. Notice that someone was trying to be funny by altering the letter r on the name, creating 'Conpail'.  Russell Heine photo, Chris Howe collection
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Former CR 3336 is seen near Norristown, PA on 12/13/11.
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Former CR 3340 & CR 8225 are seen at Paulsboro, NJ on 3/16/14.
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Former CR 3340 is seen at Paulsboro, NJ on 3/16/14. Note the CR Blue behind the blower duct.
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Former CR 3340 is seen at Paulsboro, NJ on 3/16/14. Note the CR Blue behind the blower duct.
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Former CR 3340 is seen on CSAO train CA-19 at Westville, NJ on 8/4/14.
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CSX 4425 (ex-CR 3340) on lease to the NYSW and NS 5157 head back to the barn after bringing come cars to the MC tracks 1/15/2011
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Former CR 3342 is at Cumberland, MD on 9/10/01.
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Former CR 3343 is seen on CSX D765-03 at Point of Rocks, MD on 9/3/11.
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Former CR 3343 is seen on CSX D765-03 at Point of Rocks, MD on 9/3/11.
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Former CR 3343 is seen on D789-03 at Point of Rocks MD on 9/3/11.
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CSXT reclassed GP38-2S 4427 (CR GP40-2 3343) rests between assignments at Fairburn, GA on May 13, 2015.
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CSXT GP40-2 4427 (CR 3343) and B20-8 5940 run light through Union City on June 30, 2015.

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