Surviving SD40-2Rs

In 1993 Conrail began rebuilding 40 SD40's to the improved Dash-2 specifications, and renumbered them into the 6960-6999 series. 30 of the units were rebuilt from Conrail's own SD40's, while 10 additional SD40's were of former Kansas City Southern heritage purchased from PAC Rail leasing. The 3,000hp units have individual subtleties to them such as the type of handbrake and placement, air horn type and cab vent. The units were then leased to Conrail from PACRail.

In 1999, the fleet was divided between Norfolk Southern and CSX. Those assigned to NS were renumbered into the 3425-3447 series, while CSX allocated units became 8869-8885.

CSXT 4384 (CR 6994)

CSXT 4384 is seen on Q217-12 at Newark, DE on 6/12/18. Unit is ex CSXT 8883/CR 6994/CR 6294/PC 6041/PRR 6041 and has nose stripes added and Clinchfield lettering applied to the nose when used on the Santa Clause trains that operated over former CRR lines.

CSXT 8869 (CR 6960)

(ex-CR 6960) at Elsmere, DE on CSX train D777. May 3, 2008.

CSXT 8869 (CR 6960)

Former CR 6960 & CSX 8137 lead 96 cars of S439-11 west at Newark DE on 4/12/11. Nice to see a pair of SD40-2's still powering trains in 2011.

CSXT 8869 (CR 6960)

Former CR 6960/CR 6259/PC 6259 is seen with CSXT 8867 taking Septa Silverliner III #237 down the Blue Line through CP Nice heading for the Trenton Line.

CSXT 8869 (CR 6960)

Former CR 6960 is seen on Q370-13 at Elsmere DE on 12/14/11.

CSXT 8869 (CR 6960)

Former CR 6960/CR 6259/PC 6259 is on Q24915 at New Castle, PA on 9/16/07.

CSXT 8869 (CR 6960)

CSXT 8869 (ex CR 6960/CR 6259/PC 6259) is at Cumberland, MD on 4/30/00.

CSXT 8870 (CR 6963)

CSXT 8870 (ex CR 6963/KCS 605) is at Cumberland, MD on 12/30/00.

CSXT 8872 (CR 6969)

Former CR 6969 leads five more CSX units on Q373-03 at Elsmere DE on 2/3/12.

CSXT 8872 (CR 6969)

Former CR 6969 is seen on Q373-03 at Elsmere DE on 2/3/12.

CSXT 8872 (CR 6969)

Former CR 6969 is seen on Q373-03 at Elsmere DE on 2/3/12.

CSXT 8873 (CR 6971)

Former CR 6971 is seen at Selkirk NY on 12/21/10. Her complete heritage is ex CR 6971/CR 6298/PC 6045/PRR 6045.

CSXT 8876 (CR 6975)

Former CR 6975/CR 6305/PC 6052/PRR 6052 is at Cumberland, MD on 11/1/00.

CSXT 8878 (CR 6981)

Former CR 6981 is seen on Q703-06 at Newark DE on 4/7/11.

CSXT 8879 (CR 6983)

CSXT 8879 (ex CR 6983/CR 6346/PC 6093/PRR 6093) is at Cumberland, MD on 5/27/01.

CSXT 8880 (CR 6989)

Former CR 6989 is seen on CSX Q216-26 at Holmes, PA on 2/28/16 after dropping its train of mulit-levels at Felltonville, PA.

CSXT 8880 (CR 6989)

Former CR 6989 is seen on CSX Q300-19 at Elsmere, DE on 7/20/16.

CSXT 8881 (CR 6991)

Former CR 6991 is seen on Q217-08 at Newark DE on 10/8/11.

CSXT 8881 (CR 6991)

Former CR 6991 and HLCX 6328 are seen leading CSX Q398-12 past Mexico Tower at Cumberland, MD on 6/12/14.

CSXT 8881 (CR 6991)

Former CR 6991 is seen on CSX Q398-12 at Cumberland, MD on 6/12/14.

CSXT 8881 (CR 6991)

Former CR 6991 is seen leading CSX Q249-13 at Cumberland, MD on 6/14/14.

CSXT 8881 (CR 6991)

Former CR 6991 is seen leading CSX Q249-13 at Cumberland, MD on 6/14/14.

CSXT 8882 (CR 6992)

CSX 8882 (ex-CR 6992) is on the point of a work train at Ridgefield Park, NJ 5/30/2009

CSXT 8882 (CR 6992)

Former CR 6992 is seen at Elsmere, DE on 3/29/08.

CSXT 8882 (CR 6992)

Former CR 6992 is seen on Q370-28 at Elsmere DE on 9/29/12.

CSXT 8882 (CR 6992)

Former CR 6992 (ex CR 6271/PC 6271) is at Fallston, PA on 3/27/00.

CSXT 8883 (CR 6994)

Ex-CR 6994/CR 6294/PC 6041/PRR 6041.

CSXT 8883 (CR 6994) Rear

Rear view of former CR 6994.

CSXT 8883(ex CR 6994) on Q348 at Upper Sandusky, OH

CSXT 8883(ex CR 6994, 6294, ex PC 6041, ex PRR 6041), an SD40-2R, and 8152 leads train Q348 northbound on the ex C&O line at Upper Sandusky, OH as it crosses the diamond of the ex PRR Ft. Wayne line(now CF&E) on April 10, 2010. The old interlocking tower stood about where the brown box is in this picture.

CSXT 8884 (CR 6995)

CSXT 8884 (ex CR 6995/CR 6302/PC 6049/PRR 6049) is at Cumberland, MD on 11/3/00.

CSXT 8885 (CR 6999)

CSX 8885 is seen leading CSX Q703 at Wilmington DE on 9/28/08. Her complete heritage is as follows CSX 8885 ex CR 6999/CR 6290/CNJ 3066/B&O 7487

CSXT 8885 (CR 6999)

Former CR 6999 is seen on Q703 at Wilmington DE on 9/28/08.

CSXT 8885 (CR 6999)

Former CR 6999 is seen on the SMS at Bridgeport NJ on 4/15/09.

CSXT 8885 (CR 6999)

Former CR 6999 and SOO 6031 are seen on the SMS at Bridgeport NJ on 4/15/09. The duo will power the outbound empty ethanol train. Her complete heritage is ex CR 6999/CR 6290/CNJ 3066/B&O 7487.

CSXT 8885 (CR 6999)

CSX 8885 (ex-CR 6999) is on the point of Q-417 at Ridgefield Park, NJ 4/12/2009 This locomotive has a very long history. It was built as B&O 7487. It then became CNJ 3066, then CR 6290. It as rebuilt and became CR 6999 and finally became CSX 8885 after the split.

CSXT 8885 (CR 6999)

Former CR 6999 is on the point at New Castle, PA on 2/18/01.

Eastbound trash train

Former Conrail 6449 and 6996(NS 3383 and 3445) lead an eastbound trash train at Rose in Altoona, PA on Oct. 26, 2008. The complete history of 3445, a rebuilt SD40-2R, reads as follows: ex CR 6996, 6287, ex CNJ 3062, nee B&O 7483.

NS 3425 (CR 6961)

Former CR 6961 & 6398 are seen at Altoona PA on 3/19/02. Note the NS hood doors on the NS 3352.

NS 3427 - Cresson Helpers

A pair of light helpers put on a show for us as they cruised through Cresson. These guys really put the heat on as they passed.

Note that the lead unit, NS 3427 is an ex-Conrail SD40-2R. 

NS 3430 (CR 6967)

Former CR 6967 is seen on H3W at Enola on 5/2/09. Her complet heritage is ex CR 6967/PRAX 613/KCS 613.

NS 3431 (CR 6970)

NS 3431 (ex-CR 6970), NS 3412 (ex-CR 6501) and NS 5260 (ex-CR 8044) bring a local out of Allentown Yard at CP-88 in Bethlehem, Pa 2/21/2009

NS 3432 (CR 6972)

Former Conrail 6972(NS 3432) is fully repainted in this shot at New Haven, IN on August 31, 2008. This engine, along with 6971, used to be the assigned power for Conrail's WDGI local steel train that ran from Burns Harbor to Elkhart and back. Photo by Chris Howe

NS 3433 (CR 6976)

Former CR 6976 is seen at Altoona PA on 8-18-07.

NS 3433 (CR 6976)

Former CR 6976 is seen in Chrysler Yard at Newark DE on 9/15/11. Her complete heritage is: NS 3433 ex CR 6976/CR 6335/PC 6082/PRR 6082.

NS 3433 (CR 6976)

Former CR 6976 is seen leading 32 cars of NS H53 south on NS's New Castle Secondary in Newark DE on 3/6/12.

NS 3434 (CR 6977)

Former CR 6977/CR 6330/PC 6077/PRR 6077 is seen on 19G at Marysville PA on 8/14/10.

NS 3434 (CR 6977)

Former CR 6977/CR 6330/PC 6077/PRR 6077 is seen on 19G at Marysville PA on 8/14/10.

NS 3434 (CR 6977)

NS 3434 is seen on CSAO CA-11 at Bridgeport, NJ on 3/29/17. Unit is ex CR 6977/CR SD40 6330/PC 6077/PRR 6077 and is 1 of only 7 active SD40-2R's on NS' roster.

NS 3434 (CR 6977)

NS 3434 is seen on CSAO CA-11 at Bridgeport, NJ on 3/29/17. Unit is ex CR 6977/CR SD40 6330/PC 6077/PRR 6077 and is 1 of only seven active SD40-2R's on NS' roster.

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