Surviving SD40-2Rs - Page 2

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.

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.

NS 3434 (CR 6977)

NS 3434 is seen on CSAO CA-11 at Bridgeport, NJ on 7/3/17. Unit is ex CR 6977/CR SD40 6330/PC 6077/PRR 6077 and is 1 of only 6 active SD40-2R's on NS' roster.

NS 3435 (CR 6978)

Former Conrail SD40-2R 6978 is trailing on train 34A at Harrisburg, PA on 6/8/2008

NS 3435 (CR 6978)

Former CR 6978 is seen idling in Enola, PA on 3/19/11.

NS 3436 (CR 6979)

Former Conrail 6979, nee PC/PRR 6102 leads train 33A into Allentown, PA.

NS 3436 (CR 6979)

NS SD40-2(SD40-2R) 3436, Ex Conrail 6979, nee 6355, nee PC/PRR 6102

NS 3436 (CR 6979)

Former CR 6979 is seen trailing on H50 at Newark DE on 12/22/09.

NS 3436 (CR 6979)

Former CR 6979 is seen at Altoona, PA on 6/16/16. Unit was the last PRR SD40 left on NS' active roster, but is seen here just days before the unit was start to be cut up to be rebuilt into a SD33ECO. NS 3436 is ex CR 6979/CR 6355/PC 6102/PRR 6102.

NS 3436 (CR 6979)

Former CR 6979 is seen at Altoona, PA on 6/16/16. Unit was the last PRR SD40 left on NS' active roster, but is seen here just days before the unit was start to be cut up to be rebuilt into a SD33ECO. NS 3436 is ex CR 6979/CR 6355/PC 6102/PRR 6102.

NS 3437 (CR 6982)

NS 65Z empty stone train power was this neat set of ex CR 6982 and BNSF 5486.

NS 3437 (CR 6982)

A former Conrail SD40-2R and a BNSF GE lead NS train 65Z out of Chrysler yard in Twinsburg, Ohio 3/10. Under that blue paint and NS patch is a one time Conrail celebrity, SD40 #6300, the savings bond unit. It started life as PRR 6047. This unit, like many of the -2R's, retained many "straight 40" features.

NS 3437 (CR 6982)

NS 3437 (ex CR 6982/CR 6300/PC 6047/PRR 6047) is parked at Bear, DE (next to Rt. 40 crossing) on 6/2/01.

NS 3437 (CR 6982) Detail

Detail view of NS 3437 (ex CR 6982/CR 6300/PC 6047/PRR 6047) parked at Bear, DE (next to Rt. 40 crossing) on 6/2/01.

NS 3437 (CR 6982) Rear View

NS 3437 (ex CR 6982/CR 6300/PC 6047/PRR 6047) is parked at Bear, DE (next to Rt. 40 crossing) on 6/2/01.

NS 3438 (CR 6984)

An outlawed local, NS H67, sits at WK with a trio of ex-Conrail EMDs. Trailing units are NS SD60 6713 (CR 6859) and NS SD60 6711 (CR 6857).

NS 3438 (CR 6984)

NS 3438 (ex-CR 6984) is on the point of 052 at Freemansburg, Pa 10/11/2008

NS 3439 (CR 6985)

Former CR 6985 is seen at Edgemoor DE on 9/1/08. NS 3439 ex CR 6985/CR 6296/PC 6043/PRR 6043

NS 3440 (CR 6986)

Former Conrail SD40-2R 6986 is headed east down Horseshoe Curve on 7/7/2007

NS 3440 (CR 6986)

Former CR 6986 is seen at Enola on 5/2/09. Unit was rebuilt from CR 6240/PC 6240.

NS 3444 (CR 6993)

Former Conrail SD40-2R 6993 is seen heading into Enola Yard at Overview, PA on 4/5/2008. Unit is fomerly Conrail SD40 6309, exx-PC 6056, originally PRR 6056. Rebuilt in 10/1993 at the Juniata Shops.

NS 3444 (ex-CR 6993) at Phillipsburg, NJ

H74 heads up the Washington Secondary with an SD40-2R leading. The 3444 was previously PRR 6056, PC 6056, CR 6309, and CR 6993.

NS 3444 on 93M rail train..

NS 3444, ex CR 6993, sits under the Maclay Street bridge in Harrisburg Yard.

NS 3447 (CR 6998)

6998 (NS 3447) 3-30-07 Conneaut, OH. Photo by Dave Trenn

NS 3447 (ex-CR 6998) Phillipsburg, NJ 8-5-2006

NS 3447 (ex-CR 6998) is on the point of 64R a unit ethanol train at Phillipsburg, NJ 8/5/2006.

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