EMD E Units - Page 6

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 4328 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

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

With apparently retired E-7A 4224 in the foreground,  former PC E-8A 4328 and a number of E-8As and E-7A 4233 are lined up ready for service to South Amboy station.

CR 4328 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1978

CR-operated former PC E-8As 4285 and NJDOT 4328 are paired up at the South Amboy engine terminal in March, 1978.

Following a long career and retirement by NJ Transit in April, 1983, E-8A 4328 (ex-NYC 4085) was preserved at the New York Central Museum in Elkhart, Indiana.

NJDOT 4272 South Amboy, NJ 7-9-1978

CR-operated NJDOT E-8A 4272 sports fresh paint outside the South Amboy engine terminal in July, 1978.

Unit was former ICG 4020, acquired by NJDOT after rebuilding in 5/78.

NJDOT 4272 South Amboy, NJ 7-9-1978

CR-operated NJDOT E-8A 4272 sports fresh paint outside the South Amboy engine terminal in July, 1978.

Unit was former ICG 4020, acquired by NJDOT after rebuilding in 5/78.

NJDOT 4272 South Amboy, NJ 7-9-1978

CR-operated NJDOT E-8A 4272, former ICG 4020, sporting fresh paint, couples on at South Amboy station in July, 1978.

NJDOT 4272 South Amboy, NJ 7-9-1978

CR-operated NJDOT E-8A's 4272 (ex-ICG 4020 rebuilt in 5/78) and 4257 (ex-PC rebuilt by GE in 4/78) lined up at the South Amboy engine terminal in July, 1978.

NJDOT 4272 South Amboy, NJ 7-9-1978

With a trio of GG-1's on the far track, CR-operated NJDOT E-8A 4272 (rebuilt ex-ICG 4020 in 5/78) gets some last minute details at the South Amboy engine terminal in July, 1978.

NJDOT 4272 South Amboy, NJ 7-9-1978

With a trio of GG-1's on the far track, CR-operated NJDOT E-8A 4272 (rebuilt ex-ICG 4020 in 5/78) rests in fresh paint at South Amboy in July, 1978.

NJT 4267 South Amboy, NJ 7-10-1981

NJT 4267 (ex-PC 4251, rebuilt by ICG in 10/1978) rolls past Essay tower with one of the two E-8As painted in white NJ Transit colors on July 10, 1981.

NJT 4272 South Amboy, NJ 8-17-1979

CR-operated NJT 4272 (ex-ICG 4020) is lined up fourth in a line of E-8As awaiting assignment at the South Amboy engine terminal on August 17, 1979.

NJT 4327 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

CR-operated NJT E-8A 4327(ex-ICG 4023, rebuilt 7/1978) rests at the South Amboy engine terminal in June, 1980.

NJT 4327 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

CR-operated NJT E-8A 4327(ex-ICG 4023, rebuilt 7/1978) rests at the South Amboy engine terminal in June, 1980.

NJT 4327 South Amboy, NJ 7-10-1981

CR-operated NY&LB passenger operations are in full swing as a trio of E-8A's, led by NJT 4327 (ex-ICG 4023, rebuilt in 7/1978), pull a string of coaches through South Amboy in July, 1981.

NJT 4327 South Amboy, NJ 8-17-1979

CR-operated NJT 4327 (ex-ICG 4023, rebuilt in 7/1978) is lined up third in a line of E-8As awaiting assignment at the South Amboy engine terminal on August 17, 1979.

NJT 4330 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

Former Southern Crescent E-8A's 4331 (ex-SR 6907) and 4330 (ex-SR 6914) came to NJT in 1980.

Following decades of service for the Southern Railway, CR-operated the E-8A's over the NY&LB until their retirement in 1982.

NJT 4330 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

Former Southern Crescent E-8A's 4331 (ex-SR 6907) and 4330 (ex-SR 6914) came to NJT in 1980.

Following decades of service for the Southern Railway, CR-operated the E-8A's over the NY&LB until their retirement in 1982.

NJT 4330 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

Former Southern Crescent E-8A 4330 (ex-SR 6914) came to NJT at South Amboy, NJ in 1980.

Following decades of service for the Southern Railway, CR-operated the E-8A's over the NY&LB until their retirement in 1982. 

NJT 4330 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

Former Southern Crescent E-8A 4330 (ex-SR 6914) came to NJT at South Amboy, NJ in 1980.

Following decades of service for the Southern Railway, CR-operated the E-8A's over the NY&LB until their retirement in 1982. 

NJT 4330 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980 (1)

Feels like home again pulling the Southern Crescent for two ex-SR E-8A's except that they are no longer south of the Mason Dixon line, but are in New Jersey!

Now with CR operations for NJT, E-8A's 4330 (ex-SR 6914) and 4331 (ex-SR 6907) pull nine cars near South Amboy in June, 1980.

NJT 4330 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980 (2)

After ex-SR CEO Stanley Crane removed passenger operations from the Southern Railway in 1978, the former Southern Crescent-assigned E-8A's now pull for CR's contract passenger operations in New Jersey. 

With NJT numbers 4330 and 4331 and worn paint, the former pride of the Southern pull nine cars near South Amboy in June, 1980.

NJT 4330 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980 (3)

The rumble in the distance is now very close as NJT E-8A's 4330 (ex-SR 6914) and 4331 (ex-SR 6907) pull nine cars near South Amboy in June, 1980.

Following decades of service for the Southern Railway, CR-operated the E-8A's over the NY&LB until their retirement in 1982. 

NJT 4330 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980 (4)

NJT E-8A's 4330 (ex-SR 6914) and 4331 (ex-SR 6907) roll on by with nine cars near South Amboy in June, 1980.

Following decades of service for the Southern Railway, CR-operated the E-8A's over the NY&LB until their retirement in 1982. 

NJT 4331 South Amboy, NJ 3-6-1982

Looking worn, NJT E-8A's 4331 (ex-SR 6907) and 4333 (ex-SR 6903) are nearing their last days at South Amboy, NJ in March, 1982.

Following decades of service for the Southern Railway, CR-operated the E-8A's over the NY&LB from 1980 to 1982. 

NJT 4331 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

NJT E-8A 4331 (ex-SR 6907) coupled with 4330 (ex-SR 6914) at South Amboy, NJ in June, 1980.

Following decades of service for the Southern Railway, CR-operated the E-8A's over the NY&LB until their retirement in 1982. 

NJT 4331 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

Former Southern Crescent E-8A's 4331 (ex-SR 6907) and 4330 (ex-SR 6914) at South Amboy in June, 1980.

Following years of service for the Southern Railway, the E-8A's would operate n NJ from 1980 until their retirment in 1982 as part of CR's NJT contract passenger operations.

After removing the cash-draining passenger operations as Southern Railway's CEO in 1978, Stanley Crane oversaw both the retirement of the former pride of the Southern's E-8A's in 1982, and the eventual ending of CR passenger operations on NJT in 1983.

NJT 4331 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

Former Southern Crescent E-8A's 4331 (ex-SR 6907) and 4330 (ex-SR 6914) came to NJT in 1980.

Following decades of service for the Southern Railway, CR-operated the E-8A's over the NY&LB until their retirement in 1982.

NJT 4331 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

Former Southern Crescent E-8A 4331 (ex-SR 6907) came to NJT in 1980 and rests at South Amboy in June, 1980.

Following decades of service for the Southern Railway, CR-operated the E-unit over the NY&LB until retirement in 1982. 

NJT 4332 Elizabethport, NJ 4-4-1983

The pride of the Southern Railway's Southern Crescent has come to rest at Elizabethport, NJ for retirement in April, 1983. Ex-SR E-8A 6904, with NJ Transit number 4332, joined CR's contracted ex-PC E-8A fleet in 1980.

NJT 4332 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

NJT E-8A 4332 (ex-SR 6904) rests behind the South Amboy engine shops in June, 1980.

Following decades of service for the Southern Railway, CR-operated the E-unit over the NY&LB until retirement in 1982. 

NJT 4332 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

NJT E-8A 4332 (ex-SR 6904) rests behind the South Amboy engine shops in June, 1980.

Following decades of service for the Southern Railway, CR-operated the E-unit over the NY&LB until retirement in 1982. 

NJT 4332 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

NJT E-8A 4332 (ex-SR 6904) rests behind the South Amboy engine shops in June, 1980.

Following decades of service for the Southern Railway, CR-operated the E-unit over the NY&LB until retirement in 1982.  

NJT 4332 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

NJT E-8A 4332 (ex-SR 6904) rests behind the South Amboy engine shops in June, 1980.

Following decades of service for the Southern Railway, CR-operated the E-unit over the NY&LB until retirement in 1982.  

NJT 4332 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

NJT E-8A 4332 (ex-SR 6904) rests with CR 4022 behind the South Amboy engine shops in June, 1980.

Following decades of service for the Southern Railway, CR-operated 4332 over the NY&LB until retirement in 1982. 

NJT 4332 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

NJT E-8A 4332 (ex-SR 6904) rests behind the South Amboy engine shops in June, 1980.

Following decades of service for the Southern Railway, CR-operated the E-unit over the NY&LB until retirement in 1982.  

NJT 4332 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

NJT E-8A 4332 (ex-SR 6904) rests with CR 4022 behind the South Amboy engine shops in June, 1980. Following decades of service for the Southern Railway, CR-operated 4332 over the NY&LB until retirement in 1982.

NJT 4332 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

NJT E-8A 4332 (ex-SR 6904) rests with CR 4022 behind the South Amboy engine shops in June, 1980. Following decades of service for the Southern Railway, CR-operated 4332 over the NY&LB until retirement in 1982.

NJT 4333 Elizabethport, NJ 4-4-1983

Her CR-operating days over, NJT E-8A 4333 (ex-SR 6903) rests retired at Elizabethport, NJ in April, 1983.

Following decades of service for the Southern Railway, CR-operated the E-unit over the NY&LB until retirement in 1982.  

NJT 4333 Elizabethport, NJ 4-4-1983

Her operating days over, NJT E-8A 4333 (ex-SR 6903) rests retired at Elizabethport, NJ in Aoril, 1983.

Following decades of service for the Southern Railway, CR-operated the E-unit over the NY&LB from 1980 until retirement in 1982.  

NJT 4333 South Amboy, NJ 3-11-1981

NJT E-8A 4333 (ex-SR 6903), rebuilt by ICG 1978, in line with other E-8A's at the South Amboy engine terminal in March, 1981.

Following decades of service for the Southern Railway, CR-operated the E-unit over the NY&LB until retirement in 1982.  

NJT 4333 South Amboy, NJ 3-6-1982

NJT E-8As 4333 and 4331, former Southern Railway 6903 and 6907, behind the South Amboy shops late in the day in March, 1982.

Rebuilt by ICG in 1978, the E-8A's that pulled Southern's Crescent Limited joined the fleet of Conrail's contracted GG-1's and E-8A's to serve North Jersey commuter service.

NJT 4333 South Amboy, NJ 3-6-1982

NJT E-8A 4333 (ex-SR 6903) behind the shops at South Amboy in March, 1982.

Following decades of service for the Southern Railway, CR-operated the E-unit over the NY&LB until retirement later in 1982.  

NJT 4333 South Amboy, NJ 3-6-1982

NJT E-8A 4333 (ex-SR 6903) behind the shops at South Amboy in March, 1982.

Following decades of service for the Southern Railway, CR-operated the E-unit over the NY&LB until retirement in 1982.  

NJT 4333 South Amboy, NJ 7-10-1981

NJT 4333 (ex-SR 6903, rebuilt by ICG in 1978) rests just outside the South Amboy engine shops in July, 1981.

Following decades of service for the Southern Railway, CR-operated the E-unit over the NY&LB until retirement in 1982.  

NJT 4333 South Amboy, NJ 7-10-1981

NJT 4333 (ex-SR 6903, rebuilt by ICG in 1978) rests just outside the South Amboy, NJ engine shops in July, 1981. Following decades of service for the Southern Railway, CR-operated the E-unit over the NY&LB until retirement in 1982.

NJT 4334 South Amboy, NJ 3-6-1982

One of two E-8As painted in white NJ Transit colors behind the South Amboy shops in March, 1982.

Former SR 6913 was rebuilt by ICG in 1979, and acquired by NJT in 1980.

Following decades of service for the Southern Railway, CR-operated 4334 over the NY&LB until retirement later in 1982.  

NJT 4334 South Amboy, NJ 3-6-1982

One of two E-8As painted in white NJ Transit colors at South Amboy in March, 1982. NJT 4334 (ex-SR 6913) was rebuilt by ICG in 1979 prior to beginning service with NJ Transit and joining Conrail's contracted GG-1's and E-8A's.

Following decades of service for the Southern Railway, CR-operated 4334 over the NY&LB until retirement later in 1982.

NJT 4334 South Amboy, NJ 3-6-1982

One of two E-8As painted in white NJ Transit colors at South Amboy in March, 1982. NJT 4334 (ex-SR 6913) was rebuilt by ICG in 1979 prior to beginning service with NJ Transit and joining Conrail's contracted GG-1's and E-8A's. Following decades of service for the Southern Railway, CR-operated 4334 over the NY&LB until retirement later in 1982.

NJT 4334 South Amboy, NJ 7-10-1981

One of two E-8As painted in white NJ Transit colors at the South Amboy shops in July, 1981. Former SR 6913 was rebuilt by ICG in 1979, and acquired by NJT in 1980. Following decades of service for the Southern Railway, CR-operated 4334 over the NY&LB until retirement later in 1982.

NYC 4093 Altoona, PA 5/27/1978

Although not officially ever on the CR roster, this old NYC unit was buried in the dead lines at Altoona.

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