Surviving SD40-2s - Page 3

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.

Former CR 6401 leads CSAO train CA-11 at Deepwater NJ on 7/11/08
Former CR 6401 is seen at Elsmere DE on the night of 2/15/09.
CSAO train CA-11 with former CR 6401 & CSX 7639 are seen picking up K432 power, which consists of CSX 7558, CSX 476, & CSX 429 along with 26 empties from the SMS interchange at Bridgeport NJ on 9/19/09.
Former CR 6401 and CR 8070 are seen at Paulsboro NJ on 4/28/10. The CSX 8817 is leading CSAO train CA-11 while the NS 5277 is yard power.
Recently repainted former CR 6401 is seen on CSAO train CA-11 at Bridgeport NJ on 11/17/10.
CSX 8817 (CR 6401), NS 9318, & CSX 8830 (CR 6435) are seen on CSAO train CA-11 at Paulsboro NJ on 3/28/12.
Former CR 6401 is seen on CSAO train CA-11 at Paulsboro NJ on 5/13/13.
Former CR 6402 is seen at Elsmere DE on 1/3/08.
CSX 8818 (CR 6402) seen on Q264 at Worcester MA on 11/24/07.
Former CR 6402 is at Cumberland, MD on 3/25/00. It was retired on 4-13-09.
Former CR 6408 is seen on V778-18 at Elsmere DE on 9/20/10.
Former CR 6408 is seen on the SMS at Bridgeport NJ on 9/29/10.
A head on view of former CR 6408 is seen on the SMS at Bridgeport NJ on 9/29/10.
Former CR 6411 is at Cumberland, MD on 3/22/00.
CSX 8822 (CR 6413) seen on Q264 at Framingham MA on 1/31/06.
Former CR 6413 at Bridgeport, NJ on 5/24/12.
Former CR 6413, MEC 619 & CSX 8608 are seen on K433-21 on the SMS at Bridgeport NJ on 5/24/12.
Former CR 6413 is seen on CSX Q370-12 at Newark DE on 5/13/13.
Former CR 6413 is at Cumberland, MD on 6/8/02.
CSX 8828 (ex-CR 6431) on loan to the NYSW is on the point of SU-99 at Butler, NJ 6/22/2009
Former CR 6431 is at Cumberland, MD on 2/11/00.
Three ex Cons on the NYSW. CSX 8828 (ex-CR 6431), CSX 2732 (ex-CR 8087), and CSX 4425 (ex-CR 3340) are at Mount Vernon St in Ridgfield Park, NJ 2/13/2011
Former CR 6433 and NS 8814 are seen at Deepwater NJ on CSAO train CA-11 on 1/8/07.
Former CR 6433 and CSX 5473 are seen at Deepwater NJ on CSAO train CA-11 on 9/16/07.
Former CR 6433 is seen on CSAO train CA-11 at Paulsboro NJ on 12/5/07.
CSX 8829 (ex-CR 6433) is the trailing unit on Q-433 at Ridgefield Park, NJ 10/3/2009
Former CR 6433 is seen at Selkirk, NY on 7/5/2010.
Former CR 6435 is seen on CSAO train FC-80 at Westville NJ early in the morning of 1/24/2013.
Former CR 6435 is seen on CSAO train CA-11 at Deepwater NJ on 1/15/09.
Former CR 6435 is seen leading CSAO train CA-11 at Deepwater NJ on 6/12/09.
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