E44 Electrics - Page 2

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.

CR 4430, Harrisburg, PA 1-1-1979

Conrail E44 4430 passes by GG1 4921 at Harrisburg, PA in 1979. In the background is E33 4610.

CR 4431 Enola, PA 1-1-1979

An overview of Enola Yard from 1979, showing Conrail E44 4431 sitting alongside the locomotive shops.

CR 4431, 4436 and 4605 Enola, PA 1-1-1979

A 1979 view of Enola Yard shows E44s 4431 and 4436 sitting along the shops with E33 4605.

CR 4431Trenton, NJ 2/79

E44's 4431 and 4442 have ENCC-8 up to track speed on track 3 @ Trenton, NJ

CR 4432 Enola, PA 5-26-1979

CR E-44 4432 teams up with CR blue E-44 4429 at the Enola engine terminal in May, 1979.

CR 4434 Rutherford, PA 3-13-1983

Former PC 4434/PRR 4434 stored at Rutherford, PA on 3/13/1983.

CR 4435 Elizabeth, NJ 2/78

MD-6 is north (east) bound approaching Elmora with the 4435 and 4405 for power...

CR 4436 Morrisville, PA 6-11-1979

Leading a duo of E-44's through Morrisville, CR 4436 roars by with a TV train in June, 1979.

CR 4437 Enola, PA 5-26-1979

CR E-44 4437 at the Enola engine terminal in May, 1979.

CR 4437 North Elizabeth, NJ 12/78

CRWA-2 has just entered the NorthEast Corridor to begin it's journey to Potomac Yard...

CR 4438 Enola, PA 5-23-1980

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

CR 4439 Rutherford, PA 5-12-1984

Former PC/PRR 4439 and 4400 derailed in the Rutherford, PA yard on 5/12/1984.

CR 4440 1-1979

E-44 4440 lays over near Baltimore Penn Station.

CR 4441 Lawrenceville, NJ 8-17-1979

CRWA-7 is at track speed on track 3 @ Lawrenceville, NJ

CR 4442 North Elizabeth, NJ 12/78

OIPI-6 has just entered Amtrak's NorthEast Corridor to begin it's run to Pittsburgh. The Big Electrics come off at Harrisburgh and the trip west will continue behind diesels. The 4426 is minus the Conrail logo and most E44's will be retired still wearing PC Black.....

CR 4442 Philadelphia, PA 5-15-1977

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

CR 4443 Enola, PA 8-1-1978

Just a grab shot as the cab of this ex PRR E44 "brick" glides by with a beautiful Susquehanna River in the background. This train will be entering Enola yard just ahead in this August 1978 shot.

CR 4443 Rutherford, PA 3-17-1984

Former PC 4443/PRR 4443 in storage at Rutherford, PA on 3/17/1984.

CR 4444 Enola, PA 5-7-1977

Enola's busy engine terminal in May, 1977 was lined with E-44's including 4444 in PC lettering.

CR 4444 Morrisville, PA 4-7-1977

A pair of PC-lettered E-44's, led by 4444, roars through Morrisville with a load of boxcars in April, 1977.

CR 4446 Morrisville, PA 4-6-1977

E-44's 4446 and 4401 have Alco S-2 9740 tagging along as they rumble through Morrisville on the Northeast corridor in April, 1977.

CR 4446 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 4446 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 4446 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

CR E-44 electric 4446 rests with stored sister units at Rutherford in April, 1984.

CR 4446 Rutherford, PA 4-12-1984

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

CR 4447 Morrisville, PA 3-24-1980

CR E-44 4447 late in the day at Morrisville in March, 1980.

CR 4447 N. Elizabeth, NJ 7-14-1977

Still lettered Penn Central, E44 4447 leads two sister E44's on the Tropicana Orange Juice train

CR 4447 Parksburg, PA 8-28-1977

Two E44's power a westbound Ore Extra running on track 3 toward the Atglen & Susquehanna Branch...

CR 4448 Willow Grove, PA 3-19-1977

Still in PC colors, E44 4402 leads E44A 4448 and 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 4448 Willow Grove, PA 3-19-1977

Still in PC colors, E-44 4402 leads E44A 4448 with eastbound 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 4452 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 4452 Enola, PA 8-10-1980

With former PC E-44's 4402 and 4405 lined up behind, E-44's 4452 and 4454 wait for assignment at the Enola engine terminal in August, 1980.

The GG-1's were already retired and time was getting short for the E-44's.

CR 4452 Rutherford, PA 3-17-1984

A crew works to remove the transformer of stored former PC/PRR 4452 in this view at Rutherford, PA on 3/17/1984.

CR 4453 West through Frankford Jct in Philadelphia

A pair of E44s lead a manifest train west through Frankford Junction in Philadelphia.

CR 4455 Elizabeth, NJ 1/79

E44's 4455 and 4462 with SEWA-6 pass one of New Jersey's more famous landmarks.....An ACME Supermarket

CR 4456 Morrisville, PA 3-26-1977 (1)

A pair of E-44's, led by CR blue 4456, pulls through Morrisville on the NEC in March, 1977.

CR 4456 Morrisville, PA 3-26-1977 (2)

A pair of E-44's, led by CR blue 4456, pulls through Morrisville on the NEC in March, 1977.

CR 4456 Rutherford, PA 3-18-1984

Former PC 4456/PRR 4456 in storage with E33 CR 4603 at Rutherford, PA on 3/18/1984.

CR 4457 Baltimore, MD 8-1-1979

Conrail actually employed helpers in many more places than just the Horseshoe Curve area. Here two E44s assist a loaded coal train under the wires in Baltimore. They're cruising through the small yard and railfan hangout called Orangeville.

CR 4457 Willow Grove, PA Winter 1977

As seen from the cab of a former PC SD45, E-44 4457 leads a pair of "bricks" with a mixed freight through the snow at Willow Grove, PA in 1977.

CR 4459 Essex, MD 11-26-76

Still early in the Conrail merger, these two ex PRR E44's retain their Penn Central "colors" as they power a freight for Potomac yard through Essex, Maryland on the day after Thanksgiving 1976.

CR 4461 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

A sad August day at Morrisville in 1979 as E-44's 4461 and 4427 make up part of a retirement train preparing to move west.

CR 4401 is the last of a trio of E-44's that led the train with SD45 6209 and SD40's 6352 and 6370 assisting.

CR 4461 Morrisville, PA 8-4-1979

A sad August day at Morrisville in 1979 as E-44 4461 makes up part of a retirement train preparing to move west. Leading the train was a trio of E-44's with SD45 6209 and SD40's 6352 and 6370 assisting.

CR 4464 Enola, PA 7-9-1977

Darkness closes in at the Enola locomotive shops in July, 1977. CR U25B 2585 (ex-EL 2515), E-44 4464, and other PC power rest outside.

CR E44's Morrisville, PA 3-26-1977

A pair of E-44's rolls through Morrisville on the NEC in March, 1977.

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