Surviving SD40-2s - Page 6

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 6518 is at Cumberland, MD on 2/28/00.

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 CR 6410 is at New Castle, PA on 2/12/02.
Former CR 6410 is at Cumberland, MD on 3/10/02.
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.
Former CR 6366 is seen at Altoona PA on 8-18-07. Photo by Dave Trenn
Former Conrail 6366(NS 3336) at South Fork, PA on Oct. 25, 2008
Former CR 6367 is at Altoona, PA on 10/7/00.
Rear view of former CR 6367 is at Altoona, PA on 10/7/00.
NS 3337, ex CR 6367, at New Haven, IN on April 23, 2011
Former Conrail 6368(NS 3338) at South Fork, PA on Oct. 25, 2008
Former CR 6368 is seen at Altoona, PA on 5/26/2008.
The cab signal box inside NS 3338. Notice that it still uses the old PRR color position light signals to give indications of the track ahead.
The control stand inside NS SD40-2 3338. The top lever is for the dynamic brakes while the lever underneath it is for the throttle.
The electrical control panel on the NS 3338
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