Surviving SD40-2s - Page 9

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 6434 is seen at Altoona, PA on 5/26/2008.
NS 3373 (ex CR 6434) 6-18-10 Marysville, PA
NS 3373 (ex-CR 6434) is on the point of an eastbound freight at Cove, Pa 9/1999
Former CR 6437 is seen at Cresoon PA on 4/13/08.
Former CR 6437is seen at Cresson PA on 4/13/08.
Former CR 6437 is seen at Altoona PA on 4/13/08.
Former CR SD40-2 6437 is assisting 10N up the grade at Cresson, PA on 8/24/2008.
Former CR SD40-2 6437 is assisting a coal train around Horseshoe Curve on 5/11/2008
NS 3376 on the Chemical Coast at Bound Brook on March 15, 2008.
Former CR 6438 is seen on 19G at Marysville PA on 8/14/10.
Former CR 6438 is seen on 19G at Marysville PA on 8/14/10.
Former CR 6445 is seen at Newark DE on 3/5/13.
Former CR 6445 is seen on NS H54 at Newark DE on 4/8/13.
Former CR 6445 is seen on NS H50 at Newark DE on 5/31/13.
Former CR 6445 is at Brownsville Jct., PA on 8/11/99.
Former CR 6445 is seen on NS K35 at Newark, DE on 5/7/14.
Former CR 6445 is seen on NS K35 at Newark, DE on 5/7/14.
NS sd40-2 3380, with patched markers and a respray patch, sits on a siding near Cleveland waiting for a crew.
Former CR 6446 is seen on 64J.
Former 6446 is seen on 64J.
NS 3380 still wears Conrail blue nearly ten years after the split as it leads eastbound loaded ethanol train 68Q past the old CNJ/DLW station in Phillipsburg, NJ on May 23, 2009. Trailing in the consist is a pair of Union Pacific AC4400CW's. The 3380 was added to the front of this train at Rockport Yard in Cleveland to provide cab signals for the trip on the ex-PRR territory in Ohio and PA.
Former CR 6447 is seen on 36A at Newark DE on 3/11/09. Note the CR style cab numbers.
Former CR 6447 is seen on 36A at Newark DE on 3/11/09. Note the CR style cab numbers.
Former CR 6447 is seen on 34A at Enola, PA on 3/26/11.
Former CR 6447 is seen on 34A at Marysville PA on 3/26/11.
Former CR 6449 is seen at Cresson, PA on 1/21/2012.
NS 3383, the former CR 6449:2 wreck rebuild, is seen at Enola, PA on 4/7/12.
Former CR 6449:2 is seen at Eddystone PA on 12/30/11.
Former CR 6449:2 is seen at the west end of Enola Yard on 4/7/12.
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