Surviving SD40-2s - Page 2

Numbered 6358-6524, Conrail's SD40-2's were found system wide heading up trains of all varieties as well as working on helpers over the famous Horseshoe Curve on the Pittsburgh Line. Conrail acquired its SD40-2 fleet new from EMD in 1977, 78 and 79.

The SD40-2's had a feature unique to the road, the substitution of EMD's older Flexicoil trucks in place of the newly developed (and mistakenly believed to be flawed) HTC trucks that were delivered to all other SD40-2 owners.

In 1999, the fleet was divided between Norfolk Southern and CSX. Those assigned to NS were renumbered into the 3329 - 3424 series, while CSX allocated units became 8800 - 8889 where they still haul freight today.

Upon close inspection of former CR 6388 shows some Conrail blue and some of the logo clearly visible under the CSX YN3 paint.
Former CR 6388 is seen at Elsmere DE on 1/2/10.
Former CR 6388 is seen helping pull a mixed freight out of Cumberland, MD.
Former CR 6388 is seen helping pull a mixed freight out of Cumberland, MD.
Former CR 6388 is a trailing unit in the lashup as a mixed freight rolls into Cumberland, MD.
CSXT 8811(ex CR 6388) leads train F723 as it enters the Bellwood block in Bellwood, VA on May 31, 2008. Kevin Pratt photo with permission
CSXT 8811(ex CR 6388) leads a train approaching the signal at BX interlocking near Petersburg, VA back in 2008. Kevin Pratt photo with permission
CSXT 8811(ex CR 6388) leads a train at BX interlocking near Petersburg, Virginia back in 2008. Kevin Pratt photo with permission
CSXT 8811(ex CR 6388) leads train F723 at South Bellwood, VA on May 31, 2008. Kevin Pratt photo with permission
Former CR 6391 is seen on Q410-29 at Elsmere DE on 1/31/10.
Former CR 6391 is seen on CSAO train CA-11 at Deepwater NJ on 10/5/10.
Former CR 6391 is seen on Q370-19 at Newark DE on 11/20/10.
Former CR 6391 is seen on Q703-31 at Newark DE on 8/2/11.
Former CR 6391 is seen on CSX Q438-17 at Newark, DE on 12/18/13.
Former CR 6392 is seen at Deepwater NJ on CSAO train CA-11 on 3/18/07.
CSX 8813 (CR 6392) seen leading Q437 at Ashland MA.
Former CR 6392 is seen at Green Spring WV on 5/27/02.
Former CR 6392 is at Cumberland, MD on 11/4/99.

Former CR 6393 is seen at Elsmere DE on 9/29/07. She is along way from her old stomping grounds of Altoona.

 

(ex-CR 6393) leads CSX train D777 on May 3, 2008.
Former CR 6393 is seen on Q034-16 at Newark DE on 9/17/11.
Former CR 6393 is at Cumberland, MD on 7/7/02.
Former CR 6396 is seen on CSAO train CA-11 at Paulsboro NJ on 12/30/10.
Former CR 6396 is seen on CSAO train CA-11 at Paulsboro NJ on 12/30/10.
Former CR 6396 is seen on CA-11 at Pauslboro NJ on 3/30/11.
Former CR 6396 is seen on Conrail WPCA-11 at Deepwater, NJ on 3/15/08.
Former CR 6396 is seen at Deepwater, NJ on 2/10/14.

Former CR 6401 is seen on CA-11 at Deepwater NJ on 5/22/08.

Former CR 6401 on CSAO train CA-11 at Paulsboro NJ on 5/24/08.

Former CR 6401 leads CSAO train CA-11 at Deepwater NJ on 7/11/08
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