E44 Electrics

The original group of E44's consisted of 66 units built for the PRR between 1960 and 1963. Forty-four were class E44 in 1976 and numbered 4400-4437 and 4460-4465, while units 4438 to 4459 totaling 22, were class E44A having been rebuilt to 5,000 horsepower from the original 4,400 horsepower. All units had dual controls, and the rebuilt E44A's were a tad bit lighter than the original E44's, 188 tons versus 192 tons. All were retired by the end of 1981.

Amtrak 964 Morrisville, PA 4-7-1977

Amtrak E-60 964 roars northbound on track 1 through Morrisville as an E-44-led freight approaches.

CR 4400 Rutherford, PA 5-12-1984

Another view of derailed E44's CR 4400 and 4439 in the Rutherford, PA yard on 5/12/1984.

CR 4400-4465 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

A group of four E-44 electrics stored at Rutherford yard in April, 1984.

CR 4400-4610 Philadelphia, PA 4/7/1977

The highline above Philadelphia's 30th Street Station was busy with a pair of boxcab electrics pulling a mixed freight in April, 1977.

A pair of Amtrak GG-1's led by the Savings Bond 921 pull into 30th Street, below. In March 1980, GG-1 921 was seen relettered as 4921.

CR 4401 Morrisville, PA 4-6-1977

E-44's 4446 and 4401 have Alco S-2 9740 tagging along as they pause with their mixed freight at Morrisville yard in April, 1977.

CR 4401 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

A very sad August, 1979 day at Morrisville as CR E-44 4401 assists with a retirement train of sister E-44's and E-33's.

CR 4401 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

CR E-44 electrics 4446 and 4401 lead rows of stored sister units at Rutherford in April, 1984.

CR 4402 and two more E44s lead a southbound freight through the BWI Amtrak station, 1/81

Three E44s, led by 4402, are on a S/B Potomac Yard bound freight as they pass through Amtrak's Baltimore-Washington International Airport station on the Northeast Corridor. 1:48PM on 1/25/81 in BWI Station, MD.

CR 4402 Whitford, PA 12/77

E44's 4402 and 4459 power EE-2 (Double Eagle-2) a turn job between Enola and Morrisville, Pa @ Whitford, Pa. This was the last train on a very cloudy/rainy/snowy day. Oh! and did I mention COLD!!!

CR 4402 Willow Grove, PA 3-19-1977

Still in PC colors, E-44 4402 leads E44A 4448 eastbound with a mixed freight at Willow Grove on March 19, 1977.

Waiting to head westbound are PC GP30 2241, GP7 5814, and a line of hoppers.

CR 4402 Willow Grove, PA 3-19-1977

Still in PC colors, E44 4402 leads E44A 4448 and a mixed freight eastbound at Willow Grove in March, 1977. 

Waiting to head westbound are PC GP30 2241, GP7 5814, and a line of hoppers.

CR 4403 N.Elizabeth, NJ 6-18-1979

SEEN-7 with E44's 4403 and 4426 south/westbound @ N. Elizabeth, NJ

CR 4404 Enola, PA 5-7-1977

Still showing PC heralds, E-44 electrics 4404 and 4452 rest at the Enola engine terminal in May, 1977.

CR 4404 Philadelphia, PA 5-15-1977

PC E-44 4404 assists 4442 on the high line by Arsenal tower in Philadelphia on May 15, 1977.

CR 4404 Philadelphia, PA 5-15-1977

CR E-44 4404 assists 4442 on the high line by Arsenal tower in Philadelphia on May 15, 1977.

CR 4404 Philadelphia, PA 5-15-1977

Still in PC colors, E-44 4404 pulls an unusual load, a light rail commuter car #3460, at Arsenal tower in Philadelphia.

CR 4405 Morrisville, PA 3-24-1980

CR E-44 4405 late in the day at Morrisville in March, 1980.

CR 4406 (E44)

Former PC/PRR 4406 was at the engine terminal in S. Phila. PA on 1/3/81.

CR 4406 Rutherford, PA 4-22-1984

Former PC 4406/PRR 4406 in storage at Rutherford, PA on 4/22/1984.

CR 4407 Willow Grove, PA 12-11-1976

PC E-44's 4410 and 4407 pull through Willow Grove, PA on the Trenton Cutoff in December, 1976.

The lessor quality image was taken with an ancient Brownie camera using large format Ektachrome slide film.

CR 4407 Willow Grove, PA 12-11-1976

A pair of E-44 electrics, PC 4410 and 4407, pause with a mixed freight on the Trenton Cutoff at Willow Grove in December, 1976.

The lesser quality photo was taken with an ancient Kodak Brownie camera using large format Ektachrome slide film.

CR 4409 Billmeyer, PA 10-6-1979

Conrail E44's 4409 and 4418 power and Northbound freight across Shocks Mill Bridge.

CR 4409 Port Deposit, MD 5/79

E44's 4409 and 4458 have PIWA-5 in tow as it passes the Port Deposit Boat Club on 5/26/79

CR 4410 Newark, NJ 7/77

Three E-44's power TV12 at "LANE" Tower Newark, NJ

CR 4410 Willow Grove, PA 12-11-1976

A pair of E-44 electrics, led by CR 4410, pause with a mixed freight on the Trenton Cutoff at Willow Grove in December, 1976.

The lesser quality photo was taken with a Kodak Brownie camera using large format Ektachrome film.

CR 4410 Willow Grove, PA 12-11-1976

A pair of E-44 electrics, led by CR 4410, pause with a mixed freight on the Trenton Cutoff at Willow Grove in December, 1976.

The lesser quality photo was taken with an ancient Kodak Brownie camera using large format Ektachrome slide film.

CR 4411 Baltimore, MD 6-24-1978

CR E-44 4411 rests at Baltimore's Penn Station in June, 1978.

CR 4412 Harrisburg, PA 5-7-1977

EMDX 1976 and CR E44 4412 appear in short term storage with pans down at Harrisburg in May, 1977.

The big 1976 electric was back in service in July, 1977, while many E44's remained in service through the summer of 1980.

CR 4414 Lite at Frankford Jct, Philadelphia, August 1978

Conrail E-44 #4414 running lite at Frankford Junction, Philadelphia, Pa. 1978 (scanned from print).

CR 4416 Sharon Hill, PA 5-11-1979

Conrail E44 4416 is seen leading a southbound freight on the Northeast Corridor at Sharon Hill, PA on 5/11/1979

CR 4417 Enola, PA 5-7-1977

Enola's busy engine terminal in May, 1977 shows E-33 4604 and E-44 4417 still in PC lettering, and CR NW-2 9164.

CR 4417 Monmouth Jct., NJ 11/78

WASE-7a rolls by Monmouth Junction behind three E44's. The Junction was the location where the Jamesville Secondary and abandonned branch to Rocky Hill connected with the " Corridor"

CR 4417 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

A sad August day at Morrisville in 1979 as E-44 4417 prepares to move west with a retirement train of E-33's and E-44's.

CR 4417 Perryville, MD 9/78

Two E44's power ENWA-3 passing under the B&O's Philadelphia Line and over Susquehanna Ave @ Perryville, MD

CR 4418 Enola, PA 8-10-1980

With E-44's 4410 and 4418 lined up behind, EL 2-bay covered hopper 21359 rests at Enola in August, 1980.

CR 4418 Enola, PA 8-10-1980

CR E-44 4418 was almost hidden by all the freight traffic in the yard by Rt 11/15 in August, 1980.

CR 4418 Minnick, MD 8/78

The two E44's are doing a good job keeping ENWA-2 moving toward the "Corridor" at Perryville. The WA in ENWA will later be changed to PY indicating Potomac Yard.

CR 4418 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

A trio of E-44's, led by 4418, moves through Morrisville in August, 1979.

CR 4418 Washington Boro, PA 11/76

Two E44's lead by the 4418 power a Sparrows Point Coke train...

CR 4419 Rutherford, PA 2-20-1983

Former PC 4419/PRR 4419 in storage at Rutherford, PA on 2/20/1983.

CR 4421 Enola, PA 5-23-1980

CR E-44's 4421 and 4438 wait at the Enola engine terminal in May, 1980.

CR 4424 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

Active CR E-44's 4424 and 4446 wait for assignment by the Morrisville shops while in the yard a retirement train of sister units and E-33's was preparing to move west.

CR 4425 Rutherford, PA 4-22-1984

Former PC 4425/PRR 4425 in storage at Rutherford, PA on 4/22/1984.

CR 4427 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

It's late in the day and time for a crew change for PC E-44 4427 at Morrisville yard in March, 1977. 

With PC lettering on the GE motor, and the double-door PRR boxcar behind, this scene could very well have been 1968 instead of almost a year into Conrail operations.

CR 4427 Morrisville, PA 3-5-1977

It's late in the day and PC E-44 4427 has stopped for a crew change at Morrisville in March, 1977.

CR 4427 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

A sad August day at Morrisville in 1979 as E-44 4427 joins E-33's and other E-44's in a retirement train preparing to move west. A trio of E-44's led the train with SD45 6209 and SD40's 6352 and 6370 assisting.

CR 4429 Enola, PA 5-26-1979

Outside the Enola locomotive shops, CR blue E-44 4429 teams up with sister E-44 4432 in May, 1979.

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