EMD E Units - Page 4

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 4246 South Amboy, NJ 7-9-1978

With nose door open, CR-operated former PC E-8A 4246 rests outside the South Amboy engine facility in July 1978.

Rebuilt at Elizabethport shops in November, 1977, the E-unit has a number of years of service remaining.

CR 4247 Altoona, PA 3-27-1978

PC E-8A 4247 rests at the Juniata shops deadline in March, 1978.

CR 4247 Altoona, PA 8-21-1978

PC E-8A 4247 rests retired in the Juniata shops deadline in August, 1978.

CR 4247 Altoona, PA 8-7-1977

Former PC E-8A 4247 rests retired in the Juniata shops deadline in August, 1977.

CR 4248 Altoona, PA 3-27-1978

PC E-8A 4248 rests between sister-unit 4255 and EL RS-3 1053 (CR 5269) in the Altoona deadline in March, 1978.

CR 4248 Altoona, PA 3-27-1978

PC E-8A 4248 rests between sister-unit 4255 and EL RS-3 1053 (CR 5269) in the Altoona deadline in March, 1978.

CR 4248 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

CR-operated NJDOT E-8A 4248 (ex-PC) rests at the South Amboy engine terminal in June, 1980.

The 1952-built EMD will have logged almost 31 years of service upon retirement in late January, 1983.

CR 4248 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

CR-operated NJDOT E-8A 4248 (ex-PC) waits for assignment at the South Amboy engine terminal in June, 1980.

The 1952-built EMD will have logged almost 31 years of service upon retirement in late January, 1983.

CR 4249 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

CR GP40 3190 leads CR-operated former PC E-8A 4249 and other E-units at South Amboy engine terminal in March, 1978.

CR 4249 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

CR-operated former PC E-8As 4249 and 4320 (ex-PC, rebuilt by GE 5/1977) lined up behind GP40 3190 at the South Amboy engine terminal in March, 1978.

Former PC E-8A 4253 is ready for service in the foreground.

CR 4251 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

CR-operated former PC E-8A 4251 sits between E-8A 4258 and E-7A 4233 at the South Amboy engine terminal in March 1978.

CR 4251 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

CR commuter operations for NJDOT on the NY&LB have lines of E-units ready for assignment at the South Amboy enginer terminal. 

Former PC E-7A 4233 is sandwiched between E-8A 4251 and other E-units in the back row on March 11, 1978.

CR 4251 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

CR-operated former PC E-8As 4251 and 4258 lined up in the middle of rows of E-8A's and E-7A's at the South Amboy engine terminal in March, 1978.

CR 4251 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

A busy engine terminal was common at South Amboy in March, 1978.

With E-7A 4224 in the foreground, 4251 sits in the back row of a number of E-8As and E-7A 4233 lined up ready for service to South Amboy staton.

CR 4251 South Amboy, NJ 3-6-1982

CR-operated former PC E-8A's 4251 and 4323 at South Amboy in March, 1982.

E-8A 4251 was rebuilt by ICG 10/78 and renumbered NJDOT 4267 as ex-PC 4267 had been traded in to ICG in 9/78. 

This unit was later donated to URHS, traded to NYS&W, and sent to NRE in Silvis, IL.

CR 4253 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

CR-operated former PC E-8A 4253 sits by the steam-era water plug at the head of a line of E-units at South Amboy in March, 1978.

CR 4253 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

PC E-8A 4253 sits by the steam-era water plug at South Amboy in March, 1978.

CR 4253 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

NJDOT E-8A 4325 alongside PC 4253 at the South Amboy engine terminal in March, 1978.

CR 4253 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

CR-operated former PC E-8A's 4253 and 4324 are lined up ready for commuter service at South Amboy in March, 1978.

CR 4253 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

As part of CR operations for NJDOT, former PC E-8A 4253 waits for assignment at South Amboy in March, 1978.

CR 4253 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

CR operations for NJDOT show PC E-8A 4253 waiting for action by the steam-era water plug at South Amboy in March, 1978.

CR 4253 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

Ex-PC E-8A 4253 leads a lineup of E-8's at South Amboy in March, 1978.

CR 4253 South Amboy, NJ 7-10-1981

Following ICG rebuilding in 10/78, E-8A 4325 (ex-PC 4253) shows NJDOT colors while leading ex-SR 4331 with a string of coaches rolling out of South Amboy in July, 1981.

CR 4256 (E8A)

Former PC 4256/PRR 4256/PRR 5796 is at South Amboy, NJ on 9/24/1978.

CR 4256 Elizabethport, NJ 2-28-1979

Behind CR SW-1 8408, ex-PC E-8A 4256 waits for service outside the Elizabethport shops in February, 1979.

CR 4256 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

CR E-8A 4256 leads former PC E-8A's 4326 and 4267 into the South Amboy engine terminal.

Ex-PC 4256 shows fresh CR blue.

CR 4256 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

CR E-8A 4256 leads former PC E-8A's 4326 and 4267 into South Amboy engine terminal in March, 1978.

CR 4256 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

In fresh CR blue, E-8A 4256 leads former PC E-8A's 4326 and 4267 into the South Amboy engine terminal in March, 1978.

CR 4256 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

Showing fresh CR blue, E-8A 4256 and former PC 4326 line up outside the South Amboy locomotive shop in March, 1978.

CR 4257 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

CR-operated NJDOT E-8A 4257 (ex-PC rebuilt by GE North Bergen in 4/1978) waits for assignment at the South Amboy engine terminal in June, 1980.

CR 4257 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

CR-operated NJDOT E-8A 4257 (ex-PC rebuilt by GE North Bergen in 4/1978) waits for assignment at the South Amboy engine terminal in June, 1980.

CR 4257 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

CR-operated NJDOT E-8A 4257 (ex-PC rebuilt by GE North Bergen in 4/1978) with E-7A 4233 at the South Amboy engine terminal in June, 1980.

CR 4257 South Amboy, NJ 7-9-1978

CR-operated NJDOT E-8A 4257 (ex-PC, rebuilt by GE 4/78) paired up for assignment at South Amboy in July, 1978.

CR 4257 South Amboy, NJ 7-9-1978

GG-1 4872 appears to sit toy-like atop CR-operated NJDOT E-8A 4257 (ex-PC, rebuilt by GE in 4/78) at the South Amboy engine terminal in July, 1978.

The crew's Chevy Chevette and Olds Cutlass give a historical perspective.

CR 4257 South Amboy, NJ 7-9-1978

CR-operated NJDOT E-8A 4257 (ex-PC, rebuilt by GE 4/78) at the South Amboy engine facility in July, 1978.

CR 4257 South Amboy, NJ 7-9-1978

With GG-1 4872 and others behind, CR-operated NJDOT E-8A 4257 (ex-PC, rebuilt by GE in 4/78) lines up with E-8A 4272 at the South Amboy engine terminal in July, 1978.

CR 4258 South Amboy, NJ 11-18-1978

CR-operated NJDOT E-8A 4258 (ex-ICG 4043, rebuilt by ICG and acquired 6/78) rests late in the day at the back of the South Amboy engine facility in November, 1978.

CR 4258 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

CR-operated former PC E-8A 4258 sits in a line of E-units at the South Amboy engine terminal in March, 1978.

CR 4258 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

CR-operated former PC E-8As 4251 and 4258 lined up in the middle of rows of E-8A's and E-7A's at the South Amboy engine terminal in March, 1978.

CR 4258 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

A busy engine terminal full of E units was common at South Amboy in March, 1978.

With E-7A 4224 in the foreground, 4258 sits in the back row of a number of E-8As and E-7A 4233 lined up ready for service to South Amboy station.

CR 4258 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

Ex-PC E-8A's 4258 and 4039 lined up at the South Amboy engine terminal in March, 1978.

CR 4258 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

CR-operations for the NY&LB have former PC E-8A 4328, a GP40P (ex-CNJ), and E-8A 4258 lined up and waiting for assignment at South Amboy in March, 1978.

CR 4258 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1981

CR-operated NJDOT E-8A 4305 (ex-PC 4272 rebuilt by ICG 10/1978) rests with sister E-8A 4253 (ex-PC 4258 rebuilt by ICG 9/1978) at South Amboy in March, 1981.

CR 4258 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

CR-operated NJDOT E-8A 4258 (ex-ICG 4043, rebuilt by ICG and acquired 6/78) outside the South Amboy locomotive shop in June, 1980.

CR 4258 South Amboy, NJ 7-10-1981

Two CR-operated E-8A's, led by NJDOT E-8A 4253 (ex-PC 4258 rebuilt by ICG 9/1978), blast out of South Amboy with nine cars trailing in July, 1981.

CR 4267 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

CR-operated NJDOT E-8A 4267 (ex-PC) awaits assignment with sister-unit 4326 at the South Amboy engine terminal in March, 1978. 

The unit was traded in to ICG in September, 1978 and scrapped in 1981.

CR 4267 South Amboy, NJ 3-6-1982

One of two E-8As painted in white NJ Transit colors, former PC 4323, joins NJDOT E-8A 4267 (ex-PC 4251 rebuilt by ICG in 10/1978) at South Amboy in March, 1982.

CR 4270 Harrisburg, PA 5-7-1977

PC 4270 E-8A in her last days lined up between retired EP-5s at Harrisburg, PA.

CR 4270 Harrisburg, PA 5-7-1977

Retired PC 4270 E-8A rests with EP-5s at Harrisburg, PA in May, 1977

CR 4272 South Amboy, NJ 11-18-1978

CR-operated NJDOT E-8A 4305 (ex-PC 4272, rebuilt by ICG 10/78) rests late in the day at the South Amboy engine terminal in November, 1978.

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