Surviving SD40-2s - Page 5

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 6497 & 6401 are seen on CSAO train CA-11 working the interchange with the SMS at Bridgeport NJ on 11/17/10.
Former CR 6498 is seen on D021-19 at Elsmere DE on 9/19/11.
Another view of former CR 6497 is seen on D021-19 at Elsmere DE on 9/19/11.
Former CR 6498 is on Q384-24 at Cumberland, MD on 9/25/00.
Former CR 6498 is at Cumberland, MD on 5/27/00.
Former CR 6500 is seen on Q373-03 at Elsmere DE on 2/3/12.
Former CR 6500 is seen on Q373-03 at Elsmere DE on 2/3/12.
Former CR 6500 is seen on CSX Q409-16 at Elsmere DE on 5/17/13.
Former CR 6502 is at Cumberland, MD on 3/25/00.
CSX 8860 (CR 6509) & CSX 8732 (CR 5599) lead unit trash train Q703 at Elsmere DE on 8/6/08.
Former CR 6517 is seen idling near Mexico Tower in Cumberland, MD on 7/28/11.
Former CR 6518 is seen here as the trailing unit on Q439.
Former CR 6518 is seen on CSAO train CA-11 at Paulsboro NJ on 5/10/11.

Former CR 6521 leads Q370 at Elsmere DE on 1/6/07.

Former CR 6521 is seen on Q370-05 at Elsmere DE on 1/6/07.
Former CR 6521 is seen idling in Lansdale Yard in Lansdale, PA on 1/25/07.
Former CR 6523 is seen on Q373 at Newark DE on 11/18/08.
CSX 8867 (CR 6523) seen on Q264 at Framingham MA.
Former CR 6523 is seen on CSX local B738 on the Bethlehem Branch at Souderton, PA on 12/20/2007.
Former CR 6524 is seen on Q405-23 at Elsmere, DE on 1/23/2010.
Former CR 6524 is seen on CSX local C946 on the NS Harrisburg Line at Swedeland, PA, heading for South Philadelphia.
Former CR 6406 is at Cumberland, MD on 9/3/00.
CSXT 8887(ex CR 6406) leads a train at a location known as BX near Petersburg, VA back in 2008. Kevin Pratt photo with permission
CSXT 8887(ex CR 6406) leads a train at North Collier in Petersburg, VA back in 2008. Kevin Pratt photo with permission
Former CR 6410 is seen at Sand Patch, PA on 10/6/99.
Former Conrail 6449 and 6996(NS 3383 and 3445) lead an eastbound trash train at Rose in Altoona, PA on Oct. 26, 2008. The complete history of 3445, a rebuilt SD40-2R, reads as follows: ex CR 6996, 6287, ex CNJ 3062, nee B&O 7483.
Former CR 6358 is seen in Maersk Sealand paint at Altoona PA on 4/13/08 after recieving damage to its long lood. The unit would get repainted horsehead before being placed back into service.
Former CR 6358 (Conrail's first SD40-2) is on a helper set at Altoona, PA on 1/26/01. This unit would later be painted in a special Maersk Sealand scheme.
Former CR 6359 is on a helper set at Cresson, PA on 9/10/00.
Former CR 6365 is seen at Altoona, PA on 5/25/2008.
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