Conrail inherited its 118 SD40s from Penn Central and the CNJ. These 3000hp units were powerful and reliable, and without a doubt lead to Conrail's eventual purchase of its fleet of the upgraded SD40-2. All of Conrail's SD40s were retired, sold or rebuilt into SD40-2Rs by 1994.
An Eastbound coal train is at the Carson bridge. The older SD-40 is leading a newer pair of SD-40-2's. Carson is little more than a sign post on the parallel road and is just East of the village of Canisteo.Â