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Owner: Helm Financial
Model:Rebuilt EMD SD40-2Built As:UP 3021 (SD40)
Serial Number:31435Order No:7865
Frame Number:7865-22Built:3/1966
Notes:ex-UP
Other locos with this serial:  UP 3021(SD40) HLCX 3021(SD40) TFM 1515(SD40-2) HLCX 6304(SD40-2) NBSR 6304(SD40-2)
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CSX 7860 east
Title:  CSX 7860 east
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/10/2004  Upload Date: 2/26/2010 7:09:40 PM
Location:  Gary, IN
Author:  Philip Turner
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CSX 7860(C40-8W) HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  284   Comments: 0
BNSF 6846
Title:  BNSF 6846
Description: 
Photo Date:  4/22/2006  Upload Date: 5/1/2006 7:41:24 PM
Location:  Hemingford, NE
Author:  Chad Malinovsky
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  BNSF 6846(SD40-2) BNSF 6929(SD40-2) HLCX 6304(SD40-2) FARX 3854(GP9E)
Views:  542   Comments: 2
HLCX 6304
Title:  HLCX 6304
Description:  CSX Q352
Photo Date:  5/6/2006  Upload Date: 5/9/2006 11:56:25 PM
Location:  Willard, OH
Author:  Michael Rujak
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  302   Comments: 0
HLCX 6304
Title:  HLCX 6304
Description:  HLCX 6304 backs up to it's train on the siding.
Photo Date:  5/29/2006  Upload Date: 5/30/2006 1:18:13 AM
Location:  Owensboro, KY
Author:  Travis Payne
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  198   Comments: 0
HLCX 6304
Title:  HLCX 6304
Description:  HLCX 6304 helps HLCX 7201 pull a westbound stack train thru Berea, Ohio
Photo Date:  7/22/2006  Upload Date: 7/25/2006 6:18:12 PM
Location:  Berea, OH
Author:  Rich Kaminsky
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 6304(SD40-2) HLCX 7201(SD40-2)
Views:  251   Comments: 0
HLCX 7201
Title:  HLCX 7201
Description:  A pair of HLCX SD40's lead a westbound stack train thru Berea, Ohio
Photo Date:  7/22/2006  Upload Date: 7/25/2006 6:18:14 PM
Location:  Berea, OH
Author:  Rich Kaminsky
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 7201(SD40-2) HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  270   Comments: 0
HLCX 7201
Title:  HLCX 7201
Description:  Q327-23 gets an appoarch medium at the west end of Trowbridge, and the CSX/CN diamond. Q326-23 is ahead at Ensel.
Photo Date:  7/23/2006  Upload Date: 7/24/2006 8:53:56 AM
Location:  East Lansing, MI
Author:  Mike Tabone
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 7201(SD40-2) HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  332   Comments: 0
HLCX 7201
Title:  HLCX 7201
Description:  Q327-23 crosses Harision Road in East Lansing and will met Q326-23 who is switching their train at Ensel Yard.
Photo Date:  7/23/2006  Upload Date: 7/24/2006 8:53:57 AM
Location:  East Lansing, MI
Author:  Mike Tabone
Categories:  Track
Locomotives:  HLCX 7201(SD40-2) HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  267   Comments: 0
HLCX 6304
Title:  HLCX 6304
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/28/2006  Upload Date: 9/30/2006 11:23:10 AM
Location:  Selkirk, NY
Author:  John McCluskey
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  193   Comments: 0
HLCX 6304
Title:  HLCX 6304
Description:  Q228 08 nb
Photo Date:  11/9/2006  Upload Date: 11/9/2006 5:38:35 PM
Location:  Rydal, GA
Author:  allen green
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 6304(SD40-2) CSX 7323(C40-8W)
Views:  273   Comments: 0
A rainbow of EMD HELM's
Title:  A rainbow of EMD HELM's
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/24/2006  Upload Date: 11/24/2006 6:29:30 PM
Location:  Rupert, GA
Author:  Darryl Hill
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 6310(SD40-2) HLCX 6304(SD40-2) HLCX 6082(SD40M-3) HLCX 6085(SD40M-3) HLCX 7201(SD40-2) HLCX 9013(SD40M-2) HLCX 9033(SD40M-2) HLCX 9038(SD40M-2)
Views:  692   Comments: 1
EIGHT Helm leasers in one consist
Title:  EIGHT Helm leasers in one consist
Description:  A rare surprise in the form of eight HLCX units on the point of Q542-23
Photo Date:  11/24/2006  Upload Date: 11/24/2006 3:05:34 PM
Location:  Lilly, GA
Author:  Joe Hill
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  247   Comments: 0
Rent-a-wreck surprise
Title:  Rent-a-wreck surprise
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/24/2006  Upload Date: 11/24/2006 3:08:44 PM
Location:  Montezuma, GA
Author:  Joe Hill
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  288   Comments: 0
String of 8 HLCX Locos
Title:  String of 8 HLCX Locos
Description:  Digitally created panoramic photo of a set of locos at the north end of Corbin yard.
Photo Date:  11/25/2006  Upload Date: 1/2/2007 8:52:00 PM
Location:  Corbin, KY
Author:  Rob Kitchen
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 6082(SD40M-3) HLCX 9033(SD40M-2) HLCX 7201(SD40-2) HLCX 6310(SD40-2) HLCX 9038(SD40M-2) HLCX 9013(SD40M-2) HLCX 6085(SD40M-3) HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  741   Comments: 1
KCS'S Meridian Sub
Title:  KCS'S Meridian Sub
Description:  KCS Eastbound Rail Train heading to Pearson, Ms. to unload rail there
Photo Date:  11/7/2007  Upload Date: 11/13/2007 10:11:25 AM
Location:  Jackson, MS
Author:  william davis
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 6317(SD40-2) HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  221   Comments: 0
KCS'S Transcontinental Division Meridian Sub
Title:  KCS'S Transcontinental Division Meridian Sub
Description:  KCS Eastbound Rail Train heading just east of High Oak Yard to Pearson, Ms. to unload rail
Photo Date:  11/7/2007  Upload Date: 1/29/2009 10:54:59 AM
Location:  Pearson, MS
Author:  william davis
Categories:  Scenic,Yard,Action
Locomotives:  HLCX 6317(SD40-2) HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  326   Comments: 0
HLCX 6304
Title:  HLCX 6304
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/18/2007  Upload Date: 11/24/2007 12:08:49 AM
Location:  Shreveport, LA
Author:  Tim Zatto
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  238   Comments: 0
HLCX 6304
Title:  HLCX 6304
Description:  A loaded rail train is parked off McElhany siding.
Photo Date:  12/23/2007  Upload Date: 12/1/2008 7:46:21 PM
Location:  McElhany, MO
Author:  Shawn Levy
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  371   Comments: 0
Dumbfounded
Title:  Dumbfounded
Description:  I was shocked to get back to Keag and find this. Served up on a silver platter.
Photo Date:  9/12/2012  Upload Date: 9/12/2012 3:36:22 PM
Location:  Mattawamkeag, ME
Author:  Kevin Smith
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  HLCX 6304(SD40-2) HLCX 6318(SD40-2) HLCX 6315(SD40-2)
Views:  849   Comments: 0
6304 East
Title:  6304 East
Description:  HLCX 6304 and company highballs 'Keag and hustles oil loads from MMA across the Mattawamkeag River.
Photo Date:  9/26/2012  Upload Date: 9/26/2012 2:06:12 PM
Location:  Mattawamkeag, ME
Author:  Kevin Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  484   Comments: 0
HLCX 6304 East
Title:  HLCX 6304 East
Description:  Splitting signals, leased SD40-2's lead oil loads out of sight and on to Canada.
Photo Date:  9/26/2012  Upload Date: 9/26/2012 2:06:15 PM
Location:  Mattawamkeag, ME
Author:  Kevin Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  202   Comments: 0
Luck Continues
Title:  Luck Continues
Description:  Second Wednesday in a row we found oil in Mattawamkeag. 6304 and company are sitting on PAR waiting for permission to roll back across Rt. 2 and grab the oil PAR brought up last night.
Photo Date:  10/3/2012  Upload Date: 10/3/2012 3:37:26 PM
Location:  Mattawamkeag, ME
Author:  Kevin Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 6304(SD40-2) HLCX 6340(SD40R) HLCX 6332(SD40-2) GMTX 2645(GP38-2)
Views:  517   Comments: 1
Coupling Up
Title:  Coupling Up
Description:  Backing across Rt. 2 on Pan Am, New Brunswick Southern approaches a Pan Am blue and gray box and the trailing oil loads. The train checked out, with the exception of the spacer whose number disagreed with the number on the sheet.
Photo Date:  10/3/2012  Upload Date: 10/3/2012 3:37:30 PM
Location:  Mattawamkeag, ME
Author:  Kevin Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  236   Comments: 0
Rolling East-Take 1
Title:  Rolling East-Take 1
Description:  Having hooked up the oil NBSR pulled east, they left a man on the ground to reset the interchange switch.
Photo Date:  10/3/2012  Upload Date: 10/3/2012 3:37:33 PM
Location:  Mattawamkeag, ME
Author:  Kevin Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  126   Comments: 0
Shot of the Day
Title:  Shot of the Day
Description:  My favorite shot of the day, HLCX 6304 pulls off the bridge over the Mattawamkeag.
Photo Date:  10/3/2012  Upload Date: 10/3/2012 3:37:35 PM
Location:  Mattawamkeag, ME
Author:  Kevin Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  344   Comments: 0
River Rd.
Title:  River Rd.
Description:  Oil crosses River Rd. in Mattawamkeag.
Photo Date:  10/3/2012  Upload Date: 10/3/2012 3:37:38 PM
Location:  Mattawamkeag, ME
Author:  Kevin Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  158   Comments: 0
Rolling West?
Title:  Rolling West?
Description:  With the switch lined back to the NBSR main they conducted an air test and rolled back to pick up the man on the ground. Allowing a second chance to shoot the train. I was glad to see it, as I blew this shot the first time around.
Photo Date:  10/3/2012  Upload Date: 10/3/2012 3:37:48 PM
Location:  Mattawamkeag, ME
Author:  Kevin Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 6340(SD40R) HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  291   Comments: 0
Early Color
Title:  Early Color
Description:  Sounding great, the 4 EMD's pull hard to get the train to speed.
Photo Date:  10/3/2012  Upload Date: 10/3/2012 3:38:00 PM
Location:  Mattawamkeag, ME
Author:  Kevin Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  134   Comments: 0
HLCX 6304
Title:  HLCX 6304
Description:  Pulling east, through whats left of the NBSR yard at Keag, we got a friendly wave from the engineer.
Photo Date:  10/3/2012  Upload Date: 10/3/2012 3:38:06 PM
Location:  Mattawamkeag, ME
Author:  Kevin Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  367   Comments: 0
Around the Bend
Title:  Around the Bend
Description:  MEC 32068 is filling the role of "spacer car" as the oil starts the final leg of its 4 railroad journey to Saint John.
Photo Date:  10/3/2012  Upload Date: 10/3/2012 3:38:12 PM
Location:  Mattawamkeag, ME
Author:  Kevin Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GMTX 2645(GP38-2) HLCX 6332(SD40-2) HLCX 6340(SD40R) HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  401   Comments: 0
Friendly Face
Title:  Friendly Face
Description:  Six Three Naught Zero is an old friend, having seen her on all 4 trips to keag this year.
Photo Date:  10/10/2012  Upload Date: 10/10/2012 7:08:53 PM
Location:  Mattawamkeag, ME
Author:  Kevin Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 6304(SD40-2) HLCX 6318(SD40-2)
Views:  204   Comments: 0
Rolling West Into the Sun
Title:  Rolling West Into the Sun
Description:  6315, trusty 6 3 naught 4, 6319 and 6318 lead manifest, empty autoracks and a huge cut of empty oil west through Keag. The train was huge...
Photo Date:  11/19/2012  Upload Date: 11/19/2012 5:36:14 PM
Location:  Mattawamkeag, ME
Author:  Kevin Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  HLCX 6315(SD40-2) HLCX 6304(SD40-2) HLCX 6319(SD40-2) HLCX 6318(SD40-2)
Views:  579   Comments: 0
Pulling for a Drop
Title:  Pulling for a Drop
Description:  NBSR 2639 East uses its 5 units to pull 4 cars past the interchange switch. They will drop 1 loaded MEC centerbeam, grab their train and roll east to McAdam.
Photo Date:  12/12/2012  Upload Date: 12/12/2012 6:35:03 PM
Location:  Mattawamkeag, ME
Author:  Kevin Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GMTX 2657(GP38-2) GMTX 2639(GP38-2) HLCX 6332(SD40-2) HLCX 6319(SD40-2) HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  359   Comments: 1
Crossing the Mighty Mattawamkeag
Title:  Crossing the Mighty Mattawamkeag
Description:  In quickly fading "late afternoon" 3pm sunlight 2639 East rolls across the Mattawamkeag River.
Photo Date:  12/12/2012  Upload Date: 12/12/2012 6:35:24 PM
Location:  Mattawamkeag, ME
Author:  Kevin Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  GMTX 2639(GP38-2) HLCX 6304(SD40-2) HLCX 6319(SD40-2) HLCX 6332(SD40-2) GMTX 2657(GP38-2)
Views:  380   Comments: 0
Some Serious Snow Clearing to be Done
Title:  Some Serious Snow Clearing to be Done
Description:  After several heavy snowfalls, NB Southern moved their Jordan Spreader from Saint John, NB to Northern Maine to tidy up the ROW.
Photo Date:  2/18/2014  Upload Date: 3/2/2014 2:41:39 PM
Location:  Cedar Lake , ME
Author:  Geoff Doane
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  HLCX 6340(SD40R) HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  165   Comments: 1
Plenty of Power
Title:  Plenty of Power
Description:  6304 shows off its former M-K leasor colours as the spreader is moved to Maine Northern trackage. No work going on here, since this track is owned by MM&A
Photo Date:  2/18/2014  Upload Date: 3/2/2014 2:42:31 PM
Location:  Cedar Lake , ME
Author:  Geoff Doane
Categories:  Roster,Scenic,Winter
Locomotives:  HLCX 6340(SD40R) HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  159   Comments: 0
Deadhead Spreader Move
Title:  Deadhead Spreader Move
Description:  Maine Northern's "plow extra" crosses the Elbow Lake/Quakish Lake flowage, just south of Millinocket, ME.
Photo Date:  2/18/2014  Upload Date: 3/2/2014 2:50:31 PM
Location:  Millinocket, ME
Author:  Geoff Doane
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  HLCX 6340(SD40R) HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  211   Comments: 2
Keeping Things Tidy
Title:  Keeping Things Tidy
Description:  Maine Northern Plow Extra 6340 North is doing a little flanging, as they approach the south end of the longest tangent track in the State of Maine.
Photo Date:  2/18/2014  Upload Date: 3/2/2014 2:51:27 PM
Location:  Stacyville, ME
Author:  Geoff Doane
Categories:  Scenic,Winter,Action
Locomotives:  HLCX 6340(SD40R) HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  219   Comments: 0
HLCX 6304
Title:  HLCX 6304
Description:  908 with HLCX 6340 - NBSR 6332 - NBSR 2319 - HLCX 6304 - NBSR 6315 - NBSR 6319 works Brownville jct. before departing eastbound.
Photo Date:  5/3/2016  Upload Date: 1/15/2019 10:22:56 PM
Location:  Brownville Junction, ME
Author:  Dan Comick
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  34   Comments: 1
SD40 Glint
Title:  SD40 Glint
Description:  It was about the best I could do with an eastbound train, late in the day.
Photo Date:  9/12/2016  Upload Date: 10/8/2016 9:30:56 PM
Location:  Kingman, ME
Author:  Geoff Doane
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NBSR 8144(SD40-2) NBSR 6200(SD40-2) HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  151   Comments: 0
Venerable Leaser
Title:  Venerable Leaser
Description:  6304 still sports it Morrison-Knudson paint even though it is owned by Helm now. The train would be stopped by a hot box about a mile beyond this crossing.
Photo Date:  9/12/2016  Upload Date: 10/8/2016 9:31:38 PM
Location:  Kingman, ME
Author:  Geoff Doane
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  NBSR 8144(SD40-2) NBSR 6200(SD40-2) HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  202   Comments: 0
HLCX 6304 Leads 908 at Schoodic Lake Rd.
Title:  HLCX 6304 Leads 908 at Schoodic Lake Rd.
Description:  908 with HLCX 6304 - NBSR 2319 - NBSR 8144 heads east at Schoodic Lake Rd.
Photo Date:  12/27/2016  Upload Date: 3/10/2019 8:24:21 PM
Location:  Brownville, ME
Author:  Dan Comick
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  HLCX 6304(SD40-2)
Views:  40   Comments: 1


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