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Owner: Allegheny Valley
Model:Rebuilt EMD GP40-3Built As:WP 3502 (GP40)
Serial Number:31663Order No:7878
Frame Number:7878-2Built:5/1966
Notes:Rebuilt EMD GP40-3
Other locos with this serial:  WP 3502(GP40) KCS 4766(GP40-3) LLPX 9904(GP40-3) AVR 4002(GP40-3)
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Switching Chores in Hunker
Title:  Switching Chores in Hunker
Description:  The newest additions to the AVR roster (ex-KCS 4002 and 4004) partner up with the SWP 2001 to carry out some switching chores in Hunker.
Photo Date:  2/5/2012  Upload Date: 2/5/2012 2:13:08 PM
Location:  Hunker, PA
Author:  Colin O.
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SWP 2001(GP11) AVR 4002(GP40-3) AVR 4004(GP40-3)
Views:  297   Comments: 0
AVR 4002 in Hunker
Title:  AVR 4002 in Hunker
Description:  The AVR 4002 on the SWP in Hunker, still in its KCS paint.
Photo Date:  2/5/2012  Upload Date: 2/5/2012 2:14:50 PM
Location:  Hunker, PA
Author:  Colin O.
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AVR 4002(GP40-3)
Views:  587   Comments: 2
Ex- KCS GP40's on the SWP
Title:  Ex- KCS GP40's on the SWP
Description:  New additions to the AVR roster perform switching duties on the SWP in Hunker.
Photo Date:  2/5/2012  Upload Date: 2/5/2012 2:18:28 PM
Location:  Hunker, PA
Author:  Colin O.
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AVR 4004(GP40-3) AVR 4002(GP40-3)
Views:  407   Comments: 0
EMD POWER!
Title:  EMD POWER!
Description:  A trio of AVR/SWP units going about switching in Hunker. The AVR units are new additions to the fleet, and are seen here on the SWP still in their KCS paint.
Photo Date:  2/5/2012  Upload Date: 2/5/2012 2:19:50 PM
Location:  Hunker, PA
Author:  Colin O.
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AVR 4004(GP40-3) AVR 4002(GP40-3) SWP 2001(GP11)
Views:  310   Comments: 0
AVR 4002 (1)
Title:  AVR 4002 (1)
Description:  New arrival for the Allegheny Valley Railroad in 2012. An EMD GP40-3, seen here near the station of sister railroad SWP in Scottdale, Pa. It is a former LLPX and KCS locomotive. Still in the KCS colors. AVR 4004 was on the other end.
Photo Date:  2/11/2012  Upload Date: 2/13/2012 5:02:25 PM
Location:  Scottdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Winter
Locomotives:  AVR 4002(GP40-3)
Views:  189   Comments: 1
AVR 4004 and 4002
Title:  AVR 4004 and 4002
Description:  New arrivals for the Allegheny Valley Railroad in 2012. Two EMD GP40-3s, seen here near the station of their sister railroad SWP in Scottdale, Pa. Both are former LLPX and KCS locomotives. Still in the KCS colors. AVR 4004 was built as CBQ 620 in February 1968.
Photo Date:  2/11/2012  Upload Date: 2/13/2012 5:04:40 PM
Location:  Scottdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Winter
Locomotives:  AVR 4004(GP40-3) AVR 4002(GP40-3)
Views:  312   Comments: 1
AVR 4002 (2)
Title:  AVR 4002 (2)
Description:  A fair-weather look at one of two GP40-3's that had arrived from LLPX for AVR in 2012. Here it was on the sister railroad SWP to help out fill the void left by SWP 2002 which is currently out of service. This was originally built for Kansas City Southern and still has those colors.
Photo Date:  3/16/2012  Upload Date: 2/15/2012 10:06:01 PM
Location:  Scottdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  AVR 4002(GP40-3)
Views:  345   Comments: 0
AVR 4002, 4003, SWP 2001, 2006
Title:  AVR 4002, 4003, SWP 2001, 2006
Description:  Two GP40-3's and two GP11's take their loaded train west on the CSX Keystone Sub after working the yard in Connellsville. Yes, the SWP 2006 was leading with the long hood forward. Made no sense to me.
Photo Date:  4/12/2012  Upload Date: 4/17/2012 4:25:10 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  AVR 4002(GP40-3) AVR 4003(GP40-3) SWP 2006(GP11) SWP 2001(GP11)
Views:  459   Comments: 1
AVR 4004 and 4002 (2)
Title:  AVR 4004 and 4002 (2)
Description:  A 35-car coal train in Everson is ready to be pulled up the track to clear the switch, and then shoved back over to the other track where a combination of five W&LE and AVR locomotives are waiting to take the train over.
Photo Date:  5/1/2012  Upload Date: 5/6/2012 2:18:20 AM
Location:  Everson, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic
Locomotives:  AVR 4004(GP40-3) AVR 4002(GP40-3)
Views:  267   Comments: 2
AVR 4004, 4003, 4002
Title:  AVR 4004, 4003, 4002
Description:  Three consecutive numbered former Kansas City Southern GP40-3s pulling hard on a 35 car coal train on the Southwest Pennsylvania Railroads Bullskin Branch in Everson, Pa.
Photo Date:  5/1/2012  Upload Date: 5/6/2012 2:04:42 AM
Location:  Everson, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  AVR 4004(GP40-3) AVR 4003(GP40-3) AVR 4002(GP40-3)
Views:  293   Comments: 0
Climbing the Grade
Title:  Climbing the Grade
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/14/2013  Upload Date: 1/24/2013 7:53:19 PM
Location:  Pittsburgh, PA
Author:  Brandon Kaback
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AVR 4004(GP40-3) AVR 4002(GP40-3)
Views:  391   Comments: 1
Strolling Down Hill
Title:  Strolling Down Hill
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/14/2013  Upload Date: 1/24/2013 7:55:41 PM
Location:  Pittsburgh, PA
Author:  Brandon Kaback
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AVR 4004(GP40-3) AVR 4002(GP40-3)
Views:  313   Comments: 2
Allegheny Valley RR GP40-3 # 4002 and Southwest Pennsylvania RR GP11 #2006 backing down branch to Strip District.
Title:  Allegheny Valley RR GP40-3 # 4002 and Southwest Pennsylvania RR GP11 #2006 backing down branch to Strip District.
Description:  ...backing down branch to Strip District to drop off two boxcars.
Photo Date:  6/19/2013  Upload Date: 7/10/2013 3:43:13 AM
Location:  Pittsburgh, PA
Author:  Keith Berkebile
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  AVR 4002(GP40-3) SWP 2006(GP11)
Views:  289   Comments: 0
Allegheny Valley RR GP40-3 #4002
Title:  Allegheny Valley RR GP40-3 #4002
Description:  Allegheny Valley RR GP40-3 #4002, approaching the 39th St crossing, is backing down the branch to drop a couple of boxcars in the Strip District.
Photo Date:  6/19/2013  Upload Date: 7/10/2013 3:43:18 AM
Location:  Pittsburgh, PA
Author:  Keith Berkebile
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  AVR 4002(GP40-3)
Views:  211   Comments: 0
Allegheny Valley RR GP40-3 #4002 on the mainline behind the Lawrenceville Commerce Park.
Title:  Allegheny Valley RR GP40-3 #4002 on the mainline behind the Lawrenceville Commerce Park.
Description:  After picking up some boxcars in the Strip District, these two GP40-3's recouple to thier consist and continue through Lawrenceville.
Photo Date:  7/3/2013  Upload Date: 7/10/2013 3:43:24 AM
Location:  Pittsburgh, PA
Author:  Keith Berkebile
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  AVR 4002(GP40-3)
Views:  188   Comments: 0
Allegheny Valley RR GP40-3 #4004 on the mainline behind the Lawrenceville Commerce Park.
Title:  Allegheny Valley RR GP40-3 #4004 on the mainline behind the Lawrenceville Commerce Park.
Description:  After picking up some boxcars in the Strip District, these two GP40-3's recouple to thier consist and continue through Lawrenceville.
Photo Date:  7/3/2013  Upload Date: 7/10/2013 3:43:30 AM
Location:  Pittsburgh, PA
Author:  Keith Berkebile
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  AVR 4004(GP40-3) AVR 4002(GP40-3)
Views:  255   Comments: 1
AVR 3003
Title:  AVR 3003
Description:  Allegheny Valley 3003 4002 on NS Pittsburgh main , approaching the Amtrak station(Ex-CR-PC-PRR) trackage heading to NS Island ave yard .
Photo Date:  11/25/2013  Upload Date: 11/28/2013 10:23:02 AM
Location:  Pittsburgh, PA
Author:  Matt Provenza
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AVR 3003(SD40-3) AVR 4002(GP40-3)
Views:  229   Comments: 0
AVR 3003
Title:  AVR 3003
Description:  Allegheny Valley 3003 4002 on NS Pittsburgh main , crossing over 11th St ,heading to NS Island ave yard . Note the old PRR logo showing thru on the bridge.
Photo Date:  11/25/2013  Upload Date: 11/28/2013 11:11:39 AM
Location:  Pittsburgh, PA
Author:  Matt Provenza
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AVR 3003(SD40-3) AVR 4002(GP40-3)
Views:  194   Comments: 0
SWP 4005, AVR 4002, AVR 4004
Title:  SWP 4005, AVR 4002, AVR 4004
Description:  Train number Z697-29 is going west through Broadford on CSX trackage with a train of empty sand hoppers. All three engines are former Kansas City Southern.
Photo Date:  4/29/2015  Upload Date: 5/5/2015 2:40:27 AM
Location:  Broadford, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 4005(GP40-3) AVR 4002(GP40-3) AVR 4004(GP40-3)
Views:  199   Comments: 0
AVR 4004, AVR 4002, SWP 4005
Title:  AVR 4004, AVR 4002, SWP 4005
Description:  The rear helpers on a SWP loaded sand train heading south across the Greene Junction Bridge over the Youghiogheny River. The Sheepskin Branch has various steep grades along the way so this train will need all the help it can get. The destination of the sand is Hi Crush in Smithfield, PA.
Photo Date:  5/5/2015  Upload Date: 5/6/2015 1:27:18 AM
Location:  Wheeler, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  AVR 4004(GP40-3) AVR 4002(GP40-3) SWP 4005(GP40-3)
Views:  198   Comments: 0
SWP 4005, AVR 4002, SWP 2001
Title:  SWP 4005, AVR 4002, SWP 2001
Description:  Heading north through Bowest after a new morning crew picked up their engines in Mount Braddock and worked the sidings in that area. A new siding is expected to be put in on the right side but it is starting to grow up again in the meantime.
Photo Date:  7/26/2015  Upload Date: 7/31/2015 12:48:12 PM
Location:  Bowest, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 4005(GP40-3) AVR 4002(GP40-3) SWP 2001(GP11)
Views:  225   Comments: 0
AVR 4002, SWP 4006, 406
Title:  AVR 4002, SWP 4006, 406
Description:  A short mixed train of empty pipe gondolas and sand hoppers passing north on the Southwest Pennsylvania Railroads Sheepskin Branch at Bowest. 4006 and 406 are a mated power set called an HD40-2, the newest addition to the SWP lineup. This is my first photo of them being used on a train.
Photo Date:  9/21/2015  Upload Date: 9/21/2015 10:01:46 PM
Location:  Bowest, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  AVR 4002(GP40-3) SWP 4006(GP40-3) SWP 406(Road Slug)
Views:  375   Comments: 0
AVR 4002 SWP 4006, SWP 406
Title:  AVR 4002 SWP 4006, SWP 406
Description:  Rear helpers shoving frac-sand train Z687-04 under the CSX signals at Sodem on Track 1. The headlight on the yard job is seen in center background.
Photo Date:  10/4/2015  Upload Date: 10/5/2015 1:27:36 AM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Signal,Track,Action
Locomotives:  AVR 4002(GP40-3) SWP 4006(GP40-3) SWP 406(Road Slug)
Views:  307   Comments: 0
SWP 406, SWP 4006, AVR 4002
Title:  SWP 406, SWP 4006, AVR 4002
Description:  A train of covered hoppers going north at Bowest, led by the recently rebuilt HD40-2 combination of engines. This is not really the shot I wanted but I ran out of time because a portion of the nearby Sheepskin Trail had been moved by the contractors rebuilding the Bowest Yard.
Photo Date:  10/20/2015  Upload Date: 10/26/2015 11:59:45 PM
Location:  Bowest, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 406(Road Slug) SWP 4006(GP40-3) AVR 4002(GP40-3)
Views:  534   Comments: 0
AVR 4002, SWP 4006, SWP 406
Title:  AVR 4002, SWP 4006, SWP 406
Description:  Three engines running light, coming from Greensburg and heading back south to Scottdale. Seen from the Route 119 overpass between New Stanton and Youngwood, PA. AVR 4002 is the trailing engine.
Photo Date:  1/27/2016  Upload Date: 1/28/2016 2:29:05 PM
Location:  New Stanton, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Bridge,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  AVR 4002(GP40-3) SWP 4006(GP40-3) SWP 406(Road Slug)
Views:  250   Comments: 0
Great day for a caboose
Title:  Great day for a caboose
Description:  A rare sighting of the SWP railroad actually moving their former Maine Central 652 caboose around. I am not sure what the special occasion was. But they put it right back on the track by their office where it has been for years.
Photo Date:  4/16/2016  Upload Date: 4/17/2016 5:36:03 PM
Location:  Scottdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,RollingStock
Locomotives:  AVR 4002(GP40-3) SWP 2003(GP11)
Views:  228   Comments: 0
If only the sun was around
Title:  If only the sun was around
Description:  Bucketlist item was taken care of today.
Photo Date:  9/18/2016  Upload Date: 9/18/2016 8:26:57 PM
Location:  Scottdale, PA
Author:  jimmy Braum
Categories:  Yard,Station
Locomotives:  AVR 2005(GP11) AVR 4002(GP40-3)
Views:  123   Comments: 0
AVR 4002
Title:  AVR 4002
Description:  Late afternoon Z687-10 train using Track 3 to come into the Connellsville CSX Yard to pick up cars.
Photo Date:  10/10/2016  Upload Date: 10/10/2016 10:08:17 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  AVR 4002(GP40-3)
Views:  70   Comments: 0
SWP 4006, 406, AVR 4002 (1)
Title:  SWP 4006, 406, AVR 4002 (1)
Description:  The Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad making a Sunday morning run in Everson, PA with four covered hoppers that will go to Safe Handling near New Stanton.
Photo Date:  11/6/2016  Upload Date: 11/7/2016 10:12:35 PM
Location:  Everson, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 4006(GP40-3) SWP 406(Road Slug) AVR 4002(GP40-3)
Views:  115   Comments: 0
SWP 4006, 406, AVR 4002 (2)
Title:  SWP 4006, 406, AVR 4002 (2)
Description:  Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad with a small train of four covered hoppers at Iron Bridge, almost exactly halfway between Scottdale and Mount Pleasant.
Photo Date:  11/6/2016  Upload Date: 11/7/2016 10:19:31 PM
Location:  Iron Bridge, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  SWP 4006(GP40-3) SWP 406(Road Slug) AVR 4002(GP40-3)
Views:  149   Comments: 0
SWP 4006 406 AVR 4002 (3)
Title:  SWP 4006 406 AVR 4002 (3)
Description:  The Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad doing some switching of hopper cars at the Savage Transloading facility between New Stanton and Mount Pleasant.
Photo Date:  11/6/2016  Upload Date: 11/7/2016 10:22:32 PM
Location:  Mount Pleasant, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  SWP 4006(GP40-3) SWP 406(Road Slug) AVR 4002(GP40-3)
Views:  217   Comments: 0
AVR 4002
Title:  AVR 4002
Description:  All by itself in Scottdale, connected to heat and staying warm at least. Someone needs to paint this thing already!
Photo Date:  11/14/2016  Upload Date: 11/15/2016 1:50:33 AM
Location:  Scottdale, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  AVR 4002(GP40-3)
Views:  142   Comments: 0
AVR 4005, AVR 405, AVR 4002, BCOL 4644, CN 5690, NS 2677
Title:  AVR 4005, AVR 405, AVR 4002, BCOL 4644, CN 5690, NS 2677
Description:  A variety of six locomotives from 4 different railroads are on an 80 car (empty) sand train using CSX trackage. The coal train on the left had just arrived and the head end of it stopped at the road crossing in the yard.
Photo Date:  11/28/2016  Upload Date: 11/28/2016 6:37:26 PM
Location:  Connellsville, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  AVR 4005(GP40-3) AVR 405(Road Slug) CN 5690(SD75I) NS 2677(SD70M-2) BCOL 4644(C44-9WL) AVR 4002(GP40-3)
Views:  297   Comments: 0
AVR 4002
Title:  AVR 4002
Description:  A GP40-3 on train Z687-05 going east on CSX tracks in Broadford, with 9 cars for the yard in Connellsville. AVR 4002 is currently loaned to the SWP Railroad. The two railroads have a common parent company and swap locomotives quite often.
Photo Date:  3/5/2017  Upload Date: 3/9/2017 11:10:50 PM
Location:  Broadford, PA
Author:  Curt Beal
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  AVR 4002(GP40-3)
Views:  108   Comments: 0
AVR 4002
Title:  AVR 4002
Description:  Lite power maneuvers around the sprawling facility.
Photo Date:  3/17/2018  Upload Date: 4/13/2018 2:34:59 PM
Location:  Bedford Park, IL
Author:  Der Langsame
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AVR 4002(GP40-3) CSX 8864(SD40-2) CSX 877(ES44AC-H)
Views:  85   Comments: 0
AVR 4002
Title:  AVR 4002
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/23/2018  Upload Date: 5/3/2018 10:30:01 AM
Location:  Dixmoor, IL
Author:  Seth Lakin
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AVR 4002(GP40-3)
Views:  111   Comments: 0


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