The Conrail C40 series units are numbered 6025 - 6049, in sequence after the C39-8's. Some physical changes took place including the recessed sand filler hatch and vertically mounted headlight on the rear of the locomotive. The short hood end also sported the high "CONRAIL" application and single horizontal mount grab iron which was replaced with the upside down "L" irons like the C39 sisters. The C40's were also adorned with a metal GE builders plate on both sides of the locomotive's short hood end.
Other differences include the air resevoir location on the right side of the unit, enlarged equipment blower intake, elimination of the dynamic brake grids extending above the roofline, and a squared cab versus the rounded C39-8 cab.
Conrail C40-8 6031 is shot in SHP-501 at Emsworth, PA in 2/1999.Â Unit was wrecked at Stryker, OH in late January, 1999.Â JB Kerr Photo