GE C40-8W - Page 5

The Conrail C40-8W, a new generation in crew comfort locomotives. They were the first units bought new equipped with air conditioning, and the last units to come from the factory without ditch lights. The C40-8W's, numbered 6050 through 6285, began the era of grade crossing safety in the 1990's. 6110-6112 and 6114-6119 were equipped with strobe lights while 6113 was equipped with a strobe light and at one point had two sets of ditch lights mounted on the short hood end.

The "Comfort Cabs" sported the new reflective white frame stripe and nose lettering. The second order, beginning with 6100 wore the companies new CQI, Continuous Quality Improvement scheme. 6050-6149 were painted solid Blue from the factory, while the remaining units were given black anti-skid nose panels on the short hood end

The locomotive was built with the standard 2 piece front windshield and a 3 piece side window without sun visors. The side windows are among the largest, however, only the center pane can be opened.

CR 6130 & 5501 are seen at Waynesburg PA on 2/7/98.
Conrail C40-8W 6130 barrels west through Cresson with a mixed freight while SD40-2s 6383 and 6370 idle between helper assignments in 1991.
Conrail C40-8W 6130 is seen heading west at CP-Tunnel near Spruce Creek, PA in 1993.
C40-8W 6130 drifts downgrade through Bancroft, MA. with SERE on March 19, 1992.
Conrail 6131 C40-8W GE Builder's Photo
Conrail C40-8W 6132 is seen leading an eastbound train across the Seneca River near Fox Ridge, NY
C40-8Ws 6132 and 6102, UP SD40-2 4245, B36-7 5015, and SD50 6709 are on the head end of OIEN seen heading west through Topton in March of 1993.
This day's edition of PIED rolls southbound past the Philadelphia Electric Company's power plant at 1:22PM. Trailing units are CR SD50 6825 and CR C40-8W 6262 with 96 cars in tow.
Conrail 6136 leads Eastbound Conrail TV-14 @ the CP 128 signals on Track 2
Conrail C40-8W 6137 is seen leading a westbound TV train just west of the Brickyard in Altoona, PA in 1993.
CR 6317 leads an eastbound manifest past the mushroom farms at Blandon.
TV6 rolling through the Brookfield flats approaching CP 64 in East Brookfield, MA. on June 18, 1994.
Conrail 6138, the lead unit on a westbound train, seen at Elkhart yard back on February 15, 1996
STCO-2 with the 6138 on the point is southbound on the Toledo Branch at Galatea, OH(CP 34) on May 22, 1999
CR 6139 C40-8W leads an empty train at Conrail's Ashtabula Harbor Yard.
C40-8W 6139 was the display unit at the second annual "Chester on Track" celebration in Chester, MA. on May 30, 1992.
Conrail C40-8W 6139 is seen leading an eastbound freight past the old East Syracuse Amtrak station
After making a set-off on the O-Track in Hook interlocking for Stoney Creek PIED-1 continues the final leg of their journey towards Edgemoor just south of Marcus Hook.  At 9:07AM this pair of GE C40-8Ws pull 48 cars southbound under catenary.
CR 6140 is seen at West Brownsville, PA on 3/27/1993.
CR 6141 is seen at Cresson, PA on 11/24/98.
CR 6142 & 6182 are seen at Conrail's Edgemoor Yard in Edgemoor, DE on 9/15/98.
CR 6142 is on the point of SEAL at Haworth, NJ 7/1998
Conrail C40-8W 6142 is seen leading a coal train on the Chicago Line in upstate New York
Conrail C40-8W 6144 passes Guilderland, NY in charge of ML-403 shortly after departing Selkirk Yard. 4/10/1998
CR 6145 is seen on a EB trailertrain at Cresson, PA on 11/24/98.
Conrail 6145's westbound train squeals through the sharp curve between Federal Street and CP-Penn.
CR 6146 is seen at Hagerstown, MD on 10/15/98.
CR 6146 leads SEFR over the summit in Hinsdale, MA. on Jan. 2, 1993.
FRSE passing MP 126 at Chester depot in Chester, MA. on July 16, 1994.
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