EMD E Units - Page 2

Conrail inherited its E unit fleet from the Penn Central and Erie Lackawanna. While the EL used its E's in midwestern freight service, Conrail quickly discontinued this practice and reduced it's E unit usage to commuter service in the east and executive service on the Office Car Special.

CR 4015 Altoona, PA 8-21-1978

in a line of EMD cab-units, EL E-8A 826 (CR 4015) rests retired in the Juniata shops deadline in August 1978.

CR 4016 Altoona, PA 3-27-1978

EL E-8A 827 (CR 4016) rests in the Juniata shops deadline in March, 1978.

CR 4016 Altoona, PA 7-25-1978

EL E-8A 827 (CR 4016) rests retired between an RS-3 and a PC boxcar in the Juniata shops deadline in July, 1978.

CR 4017 Altoona, PA 3-27-1978

EL E-8A 828 (CR 4017) rests in the Juniata shops deadline in March, 1978.

CR 4017 Altoona, PA 7-25-1978

Former EL E-8A 828 rests with other retired EL E-8A's the Juniata shops deadlines in July, 1978.

CR 4017 Altoona, PA 8-21-1978

In a line of EMD cab-units, EL E-8A 828 (CR 4017) rests retired in the Juniata shops deadline in August, 1978.

CR 4018 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Former EL E-8A's 829 (in front), and 820 (behind), rest retired in the Juniata shops deadline in August, 1977.

CR 4018 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Former EL E-8A 829 rests in the Juniata shops deadline in August, 1977.

CR 4018 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Former EL E-8A 829 rests retired in the Juniata shops deadline in August, 1977.

CR 4019 Altoona, PA 3-27-1978

EL E-8A 830 (CR 4019) rests in the Juniata shops deadline in March, 1978.

CR 4019 Altoona, PA 8-21-1978

EL E-8A 830 (CR 4019) rests retired in the Juniata shops deadline in August, 1978.

CR 4020 Burlington, NJ 5/31/1996

Conrail E8A 4020 is seen powering the Trenton bound Office Car Special street running through Burlington City on a publicity trip for what would become the NJT River Line. 5/31/1996

OCS-301 

CR 4020 Cresson, PA 03-26-98

In a somewhat odd move, the Conrail OCS with 4020 leading is westbound on track #1 at Cresson, Pa.

CR 4020 East Pittsburgh, PA 10/15/1997

An OCS led by 4020 rolls under the massive Westinghouse Bridge on the short Port Perry Branch.

CR 4020 Enola, PA 8/20/85

CR 4020 with a short OCS near the "brick office" in Enola yard on Aug. 20, 1985.

CR 4020 Haworth, NJ 4-1999

CR 4020 is on the point of an OCS at Haworth, NJ 4/1999

CR 4020 Marion, OH 01-20-1976

The "original" Conrail 4020, EL 831 waits with two other E8's in Marion, Ohio in January 1976. It was a pretty nice day for the middle of winter in Ohio, but spring would bring changes to the EL in this location. Note the middle E, the 817. It was the last E on the EL to still have all it's porthole windows. 831 would run for it's new owner, but only for a couple of months, and it never received it's CR number before it was traded in to EMD and scrapped.

CR 4020 Minnick, MD 8/98

Having run the Port Road in beautiful sunshine, the OCS train would make a left turn at Perryville and head northbound to Philly.

CR 4020 Vineyard, PA 3/12/94

The Conrail Biz Train makes its presence known along the old PRR as the E-units lean into a curve west of Lewistown in an area not very accessible now in the NS era.

OCS121 on the Middle Division. 

CR 4020 Wall PA

Conrail's classy OCS makes an appearance on the Pittsburgh Line, shown here running alongside Turtle Creek.

CR 4020 Washington, MA 10/7/97.

CR 4020 leads OCS301 westward along Muddy Pond in Washington, MA. on Oct. 7, 1997.

CR 4021 & 4020 at Altoona, PA 6/7/97

CR 4021 & 4020 are seen at Altoona, PA on 6/7/97.

CR 4021 Altoona, PA 5/1/1994

CR E8A 4021 at JLS in May 1994 in Altoona, PA.

CR 4021 Gang Mills, NY 8/26/1989

CR ran an employee special from Port Jervis to Wellsboro, PA in 1989. The train was for employees and their families to enjoy a train ride and picinic. The train stopped at Tioga Reservoir and let the riders off for the picinic.

CR 4021 Ryde, PA 4/15/1994

Eastbound E8s put up some smoke as they notch it out on the straight-away west of Lewistown with an Office Car Special on the old PRR main line.

OCS601 on the Middle Division. 

CR 4022

Former EL 833 is at Chicago, IL on 6/14/1977.

CR 4022 Alliance, OH 02-26-1984

The Conrail OCS passes w/b through Alliance with a 4 car train. The former EL 833 has acquired it's air whistle in this photo.

CR 4022 Cleveland, OH 08-3-1976

Between the busy Conrail commuter lines of the NYC/ New Jersey area and Chicago was this isolated former Erie Lackawanna operation between Cleveland and Youngstown, Ohio. On the longer days of summer you could catch it in daylight departing Cleveland. Here EL 833 pours on the coal after crossing the PC/PRR Cleveland Line diamond at Erie Crossing tower, out of sight around the corner. EL 833 would gain fame as Conrail's first executive unit, CR 4022 and receive a coat of dress blue. "Erie 833" survives to this day under private ownership.

CR 4022 Enola, PA 1986

Conrail E8A 4022 is laying over at Enola Yard in 1986 during a tour. SW8 8673 is definitely not used to keeping this kind of company.

CR 4022 Enola, PA 2-25-1986

Conrail E8A 4022 is laying over at Enola Yard during a 1986 tour of the PRR T&HS.

CR 4022 Enola, PA 9-5-1983

Late in the day, CR E-8A 4022 rests at the Enola engine terminal in September, 1983. In fresh OCS paint, I last saw the former EL E-8A 833 in 1980 at South Amboy in CR blue.

CR 4022 Enola, PA 9-5-1983

Late in the day, CR E-8A 4022 rests at the Enola engine terminal in September, 1983. In fresh OCS paint, I last saw the former EL E-8A 833 in 1980 at South Amboy in CR blue.

CR 4022 Harrisburg, PA 5-7-77

Former EL 833 E-8A smokes it up in CR 4022 blue, as it leaves Harrisburg with passenger steel in tow.

CR 4022 Philadelphia, PA 1-1-1984

Conrail E8 4022 (ex-EL 833) is seen sitting at the locomotive terminal at 30th St Station in Philadelphia, PA in 1984.

CR 4022 Philadelphia, PA 1-1-1984

Conrail E8 4022 is sitting at the engine terminal at Amtrak's Penn Coach Yard just north of 30th St. Station in Philadelphia in 1984.

CR 4022 Philadelphia, PA 3-25-1977

On the first day of the 44-day Septa TWU strike in 1977, numerous CR equipment was mixed in with Amtrak units at 30th Street Station. Flanked by Amtrak E-60's 970 and 973, CR E-8A 4022 rests at the 30th Street Station engine facility.

CR 4022 Philadelphia, PA 3-26-1977

Alongside some elder GG-1s, CR 4022 E-8A sits at the 30th Street Station engine service area in Philadelphia.

CR 4022 Philadelphia, PA 3-26-1977

During the 44-day Septa strike in 1977, Conrail units lined up alongside the Amtrak GG1's, E60's, and E-8s at 30th Street. On Day 2 of the strike, CR 4022 E-8A rests beside an elder CR GG1 at the 30th Street Station engine service area.

CR 4022 South Amboy, NJ 11-18-1978

CR E-8A 4022 (ex-EL 833) receives service outside the South Amboy engine facility in November, 1978.

CR 4022 South Amboy, NJ 11-18-1978

CR E-8A 4022 (ex-EL 833) receives service outside the South Amboy engine facility in November, 1978.

CR 4022 South Amboy, NJ 11-18-1978

CR E-8A 4022 (ex-EL 833) receives service outside the South Amboy engine facility in November, 1978.

CR 4022 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

CR E-8A 4022 is hooked up with one of the four newly arrived E-8A's to the NJDOT South Amboy engine terminal. Now numbered 4332, the E-8A along with her three SR sisters were formerly assigned to the Southern's flagship passenger train the Southern Crescent.

CR 4022 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

Two CR predecessors meet nose to nose at South Amboy, NJ in June, 1980. Former PRR E-8A 5836 meets EL E-8A 833, but now it's NJDOT 4246 faces CR 4022. The ex-PRR unit would last another two years before retirement while the EL E-8A still had a storied CR career through the 90's.

CR 4022 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

CR E-8A 4022 (ex-EL 833) at South Amboy, NJ in June, 1980.

CR 4022 South Amboy, NJ 7/1978

CR 4022, 4014 & PC 4328 are seen at South Amboy NJ in July of 1978.

CR 4039 Avon, IN 7-31-1976

A pair of PC painted engines, E8 4039 and another EMD, turn on a loop track at Avon Yards 3 months into newly formed Conrail on July 31, 1976. Kevin Nelson photo with permission

CR 4039 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

CR E-8A 4039 and former PC 4258 rest in a line of E-units awaiting assignment at the South Amboy engine terminal.

CR 4042 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Former PC E-8A 4042 sits in the Juniata shops deadline in August, 1977.

CR 4062 Altoona, PA 3-17-1979

Former PC E-8A 4062 rests in the Juniata shops deadline at Altoona in March, 1979.

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