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.

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Amtrak E-60 964 roars northbound on track 1 through Morrisville as an E-44-led freight approaches.
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Another view of derailed E44's CR 4400 and 4439 in the Rutherford, PA yard on 5/12/1984.
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A group of four E-44 electrics stored at Rutherford yard in April, 1984.
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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.

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

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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.

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SEEN-7 with E44's 4403 and 4426 south/westbound @ N. Elizabeth, NJ
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Still showing PC heralds, E-44 electrics 4404 and 4452 rest at the Enola engine terminal in May, 1977.
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PC E-44 4404 assists 4442 on the high line by Arsenal tower in Philadelphia on May 15, 1977.
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CR E-44 4404 assists 4442 on the high line by Arsenal tower in Philadelphia on May 15, 1977.
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Still in PC colors, E-44 4404 pulls an unusual load, a light rail commuter car #3460, at Arsenal tower in Philadelphia.
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CR E-44 4405 late in the day at Morrisville in March, 1980.
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Former PC/PRR 4406 was at the engine terminal in S. Phila. PA on 1/3/81.
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Former PC 4406/PRR 4406 in storage at Rutherford, PA on 4/22/1984.
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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.

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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.

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Conrail E44's 4409 and 4418 power and Northbound freight across Shocks Mill Bridge.
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E44's 4409 and 4458 have PIWA-5 in tow as it passes the Port Deposit Boat Club on 5/26/79
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Three E-44's power TV12 at "LANE" Tower Newark, NJ
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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.

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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.

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

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

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Conrail E44 4416 is seen leading a southbound freight on the Northeast Corridor at Sharon Hill, PA on 5/11/1979
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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.
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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"
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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.
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Two E44's power ENWA-3 passing under the B&O's Philadelphia Line and over Susquehanna Ave @ Perryville, MD
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With E-44's 4410 and 4418 lined up behind, EL 2-bay covered hopper 21359 rests at Enola in August, 1980.
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CR E-44 4418 was almost hidden by all the freight traffic in the yard by Rt 11/15 in August, 1980.
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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.
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A trio of E-44's, led by 4418, moves through Morrisville in August, 1979.
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Two E44's lead by the 4418 power a Sparrows Point Coke train...
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Former PC 4419/PRR 4419 in storage at Rutherford, PA on 2/20/1983.
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CR E-44's 4421 and 4438 wait at the Enola engine terminal in May, 1980.
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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.
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Former PC 4425/PRR 4425 in storage at Rutherford, PA on 4/22/1984.
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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.

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It's late in the day and PC E-44 4427 has stopped for a crew change at Morrisville in March, 1977.
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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.
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Outside the Enola locomotive shops, CR blue E-44 4429 teams up with sister E-44 4432 in May, 1979.
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Conrail E44 4430 passes by GG1 4921 at Harrisburg, PA in 1979. In the background is E33 4610.
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An overview of Enola Yard from 1979, showing Conrail E44 4431 sitting alongside the locomotive shops.

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