Surviving SD40-2s

Numbered 6358-6524, Conrail's SD40-2's were found system wide heading up trains of all varieties as well as working on helpers over the famous Horseshoe Curve on the Pittsburgh Line. Conrail acquired its SD40-2 fleet new from EMD in 1977, 78 and 79.

The SD40-2's had a feature unique to the road, the substitution of EMD's older Flexicoil trucks in place of the newly developed (and mistakenly believed to be flawed) HTC trucks that were delivered to all other SD40-2 owners.

In 1999, the fleet was divided between Norfolk Southern and CSX. Those assigned to NS were renumbered into the 3329 - 3424 series, while CSX allocated units became 8800 - 8889 where they still haul freight today.

CR 6262 leads a S/B freight on the Northeast Corridor in Middle River MD, 12/81

Five years and eight months after the birth of "Big Blue", blackberry ex Penn Central SD40-6262 is leading two CR blueberries, SD40-2 6377 & SD35 6023, on a S/B freight on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, about to cross Martin Blvd in Middle River, MD.

The blackberries/blueberries terms were coined by noted rail photographer J. J. Young, Jr.

1:47PM on 12/19/81.

CR 6373

CR 6373 (Juniata 2 million man hours unit), soon to become CSXT 8803, is at Cumberland, MD on 7/9/99.

CR 6392 in Huntington, MA. on 6/4/99.

Just a few days after the break-up, SD40-2 6392 leads TV6 by the "water works" in Huntington, MA. on June 4, 1999.

CR 6405

CR 6405, soon to become CSXT 8819, is at Cumberland, MD on 7/9/99.

CR 6405 Cumberland, MD 6/99

CR 6405, soon to be renumbered to CSXT 8819, was at Cumberland, MD on 6/23/99.

CR 6433

CR 6433, soon to become CSXT 8829, is at Cumberland, MD on 6/18/99.

CR 6455 Ridgefield Park, NJ 8-7-1999

A yet to be patched CR 6455 is on the point of ROSE at Ridgefield Park, NJ 8/7/1999

CR 6460

CR 6460, soon to become CSXT 8836, is at Cumberland, MD on 6/28/99.

CR 6465

CR 6465, soon to become CSXT 8840, rests at Newell, PA on 8/7/99.

CR 6465

CR 6465, soon to become CSXT 8840, is at Cumberland, MD on 6/28/99.

CR 6481

CR 6481, soon to become CSXT 8845, is at Cumberland, MD on 7/9/99.

CR 6483

CR 6483, soon to become NS 3405, is at Cumberland, MD on 7/4/99.

CR 6498

CR 6498 is seen at Cumberland, MD on 6/18/1999. This unit was to be renumbered CSXT 8856 although it was still wearing its CR number at the time of this photo.

CR 6520

CR 6520, soon to become NS 3424, is at West Brownsville, PA on 8/11/99.

CSXT 4225 (CR 6378)

CSXT SD40-3 4225 (rebuilt SD40-2 x8806/CR 6378) works with SD40-3 4066 at Fairburn yard on August 17, 2018.

CSXT 4225 (CR 6378)

CSXT SD40-3 4225 (rebuilt SD40-2 x8806/CR 6378) works with SD40-3 4066 at Fairburn yard on August 17, 2018.

CSXT 4225 (CR 6378)

CSX SD40-2 8357 and SD40-3 4225 (rebuilt SD40-2 x8806/CR 6378) run light through Tyrone, GA to pick up local traffic on June 17, 2018.

CSXT 4225 (CR 6378)

CSX SD40-3 4225 (rebuilt SD40-2 x8806/CR 6378) crosses Rockwood Rd in Tyrone, GA on June 17, 2018.

CSXT 4225 (CR 6378)

CSX SD40-3 4225 (rebuilt SD40-2 x8806/CR 6378) and SD40-2 8357 work Fairburn yard on May 24, 2018.

CSXT 4225 (CR 6378)

CSXT SD40-3 4225 (rebuilt SD40-2 x8806/CR 6378) runs light with SD40-3 4066 through the Tyrone signals on the way to Peachtree City to pick up local traffic on September 2, 2018.

CSXT 8800 (CR 6363)

Former CR 6363 is at Cumberland, MD on 5/24/01.

CSXT 8800 (CR 6363)

Former CR 6363 is at Confluence, PA on 3/15/02.

CSXT 8800 (CR 6363)

Former CR 6363 is at Cumberland, MD on 7/25/01.

CSXT 8801 (CR 6370)

Former CR 6370 is seen on the SMS at Bridgeport NJ on 7/26/10. Note units rides on replacement trucks and not on the original Flexi-coils its was delivered with.

CSXT 8801 (CR 6370)

Former CR 6370 is seen on Q370-18 at Elsmere DE on 4/19/12. Note the upside down eights in the road number on the cab.

CSXT 8801 (CR 6370)

CSXT 8801 (CR 6370), NS 8075 & NS 1088 are seen on CSX K055-12 at Newark, DE on 11/11/14.

CSXT 8801 (CR 6370)

Former CR 6370 is seen on CSX K055-12 at Newark, DE on 11/11/14.

CSXT 8801 (CR 6370)

Former CR 6370 is seen on CSX Q439-27 at Holmes, PA on 2/28/16.

CSXT 8802 (CR 6372)

Former CR 6372 is at Cumberland, MD on 12/6/99.

CSXT 8803 (CR 6373)

Former Conrail SD40-2 6373 is in Connellsville, PA on 8/10/2008. She still wears the special emblem she received in 1998 to commemorate the Juniata Locomotive Shops working 2 million man-hours without an injury.

CSXT 8803 (CR 6373)

SD40-2 CSX 8803, former CR 6373, leads Q264 past MP 127 in Chester, MA. on Feb. 28, 2004. Conrail dies hard, note the small "conrail" on the nose.

CSXT 8803 (CR 6373)

CSX 8803, former CR 6373, on the point of Q264 at MP 126 in Chester, MA. on Feb. 28, 2004. Sorry I didn't get a tighter shot of the "Juniata Engine Shops-2,000,000 manhours" logo. Tried a tighter scan, but still not sharp enough.

CSXT 8804 (CR 6375)

Former CR 6375 is seen on Q409-16 at Newark DE on 9/17/11.

CSXT 8804 (CR 6375)

Former CR 6375 is seen on CSX Q370-05 at Elsmere, DE on 4/6/14.

CSXT 8806 (CR 6378)

Former CR 6378 is at Cumberland, MD on 11/6/99.

CSXT 8807 (CR 6379)

Former CR 6379 is at Mexico (Cumberland, MD) on 12/6/99.

CSXT 8808 (CR 6382)

Former CR 6382 is at Cumberland, MD on 3/24/01.

CSXT 8808(CR 6382)

Former CR 6382 is seen in storage at Cumberland, MD on 6/13/18.

CSXT 8809 (CR 6383)

Former CR 6383 is seen on W033-08 at Newark DE on 4/11/10.

CSXT 8810 (CR 6386)

Former CR 6386 is seen on Q702 at Elsmere DE on 10/10/09.

CSXT 8810 (CR 6386)

Former CR 6386 is seen leading CSAO train CA-11 North at Bridgeport NJ on 11/18/09.

CSXT 8810 (CR 6386)

Former CR 6386 is seen leading Q702-22 at Newark DE on 11/22/09. The unit is equipped with cab signals compatible with those on the former RF&P.

CSXT 8810 (CR 6386)

Rear view of former CR 6386 at Cumberland, MD on 6/14/01.

CSXT 8811 (CR 6388)

Former CR 6388 is seen at Elsmere DE on 1/1/09. The unit is wearing its second CSX paint scheme having been repainted from YN2 to YN3.

CSXT 8811 (CR 6388)

Upon close inspection of former CR 6388 shows some Conrail blue and some of the logo clearly visible under the CSX YN3 paint.

CSXT 8811 (CR 6388)

Former CR 6388 is seen at Elsmere DE on 1/2/10.

CSXT 8811 (CR 6388)

Former CR 6388 is seen helping pull a mixed freight out of Cumberland, MD.

CSXT 8811 (CR 6388)

Former CR 6388 is seen helping pull a mixed freight out of Cumberland, MD.

CSXT 8811 (CR 6388)

Former CR 6388 is a trailing unit in the lashup as a mixed freight rolls into Cumberland, MD.

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