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.

CSX 8851 (CR 6492) seen on Q264 at Worcester MA on 11/24/07.
CSX 8852 (CR 6493) & CSX 8849 (CR 6489) are seen on K433 on the SMS at Bridgeport NJ on 1/31/09.
(ex-CR 6494) at Elsmere, Delaware on 5/17/2008.
Former CR 6494 is seen on Q409-17 at Newark DE on 6/18/13.
Former CR 6496 is at Cumberland, MD on 8/11/02.
Former CR 6497 is seen on CSAO train CA-11 at Gibbstown NJ on 6/23/09.
Former CR 6497 is seen on CSAO train CA-11 at Paulsboro NJ on 6/25/09.
Former CR 6497 and CR 6435 are on CSAO train CA-11 at Paulsboro NJ on 6/25/09.
Former CR 6497 is seen at Paulsboro NJ on 6/25/09.
CSX 8855 (ex-CR 6497) is on the point of Q-254 at Ridgefield Park, NJ 8/2007
Former CR 6497 and 6401 are seen on CSAO train CA-11 at Deepwater NJ on 8/13/09.
Former CR 6497 is seen on CSAO train CA-11 at Paulsboro NJ on 6/22/10.
Former CR 6497 is seen on CSAO train CA-11 at Deepwater NJ on 7/7/10.
Former CR 6497 is seen on Q370-21 at Newark DE on 9/22/10. This unit is away from home as it usually lives in South Jersey.
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.
Former CR 6502 is at New Castle, PA on 9/10/99.
CSX 8860 (CR 6509) & CSX 8732 (CR 5599) lead unit trash train Q703 at Elsmere DE on 8/6/08.
Former CR 6511 is on the point of westbound Q21708 at Cumberland, MD on 10/9/99.
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.
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