OCS Locomotives

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4021/4020 cut away from their train in Springfield, MA. station to make a run around move before heading west on the Boston Line on June 3, 1992.
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4020/4021 out on the main to run around the train in Springfield, MA. on June 3, 1992.
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CR 4020 and 4021 leading OCS301 southward at Hicks Ave. in Meriden, CT. on May 3, 1990.
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Pan shot of CR 4020 leading OCS301 southbound at Hicks Ave. in Meriden, CT. on May 3, 1990.
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Conrail E8As Nos. 4021 and 4020 at the Altoona Passenger Station on October 1, 1994. Doug Davidson photo with permission
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CR 4020 is seen on CSX rails at Cumberland MD 3/13/98.
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Conrail 4020 is leading OCS301 at Wenonah, NJ on 5/31/1996. The train is far off its usual mainline home, and is traveling the Vineland Secondary on a trip to promote light rail service in South Jersey.
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Conrail E8A 4020 is seen powering the Trenton bound Office Car Special street running through Burlington City on a publicity trip for what would become the NJT River Line. 5/31/1996

OCS-301 

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In a somewhat odd move, the Conrail OCS with 4020 leading is westbound on track #1 at Cresson, Pa.
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An OCS led by 4020 rolls under the massive Westinghouse Bridge on the short Port Perry Branch.
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CR 4020 with a short OCS near the "brick office" in Enola yard on Aug. 20, 1985.
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CR 4020 is on the point of an OCS at Haworth, NJ 4/1999
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A short OCS train heads west on Conrails Big Four at CP-230 bound for Indianapolis on track 2 meeting a eastbound Auto Rack train on August 25, 1997. Kevin Nelson photo with permission
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A Conrail OCS heads south at MP-134 on the Marion Branch shortly after making a run north to here in Marion on a very warm and muggy and gloomy May 16, 1996. Kevin Nelson photo with permission
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Having run the Port Road in beautiful sunshine, the OCS train would make a left turn at Perryville and head northbound to Philly.

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The 4020 leading the OCS through Harrisburg station.
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A Conrail OCS with the Exceutive E units doing the honors ran a Law Enforcement special from Indianapolis to Marion and return. On a foggy and humid spring Tuesday May 16, 1996, The OCS trains backs onto the Marion Branch from the Red Key just after running around their train to put the CR 4020 on the point for the trip back to Indianapolis. Kevin Nelson photo with permission.
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Conrail's Office Car Special led by E8 4020 is seen westbound on the IHB at Argo, IL, in April 1986. Doug Davidson photo with permission
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The Conrail Biz Train makes its presence known along the old PRR as the E-units lean into a curve west of Lewistown in an area not very accessible now in the NS era.

OCS121 on the Middle Division. 

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Westbound OCS @ CP-VO Voorheesville, NY
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Conrail's classy OCS makes an appearance on the Pittsburgh Line, shown here running alongside Turtle Creek.
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CR 4020 leads OCS301 westward along Muddy Pond in Washington, MA. on Oct. 7, 1997.
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CR 4021 & 4020 are seen on CSX rails at Cumberland MD on 3/13/98.
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CR E8A 4021 at JLS in May 1994 in Altoona, PA.
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Conrail E8A No. 4021 on an OCS Train at Altoona, PA on October 1, 1994. Doug Davidson photo with permission
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CR 4021 is seen on CSX rails at Cumberland MD 3/13/98.
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Conrail E8A 4021 is seen leading an OCS-101 west at Rosemont, PA on 6/16/1992
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Conrail E8A 4021 is seen powering a short westbound OCS move at Swedeland, PA on 8/30/1990
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An Office car Special heads north on Conrails Marion Branch bound for Goshen, IN near MP-143 just north of Fairmount on August 26, 1997. Kevin Nelson photo with permission
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An Office car Special heads north on Conrails Marion Branch bound for Goshen, IN near MP-70 just north of Warsaw IN on August 26, 1997. Kevin Nelson photo with permission
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Eastbound E8s put up some smoke as they notch it out on the straight-away west of Lewistown with an Office Car Special on the old PRR main line.

OCS601 on the Middle Division. 

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CR 4022 is seen on Display for Railfest at Altoona PA on 10/5/97. Unit is ex EL 833/ERIE 833.
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Conrail 4022 is seen leading a Philly-Reading OCS trip at Birdsboro, PA on 3/13/1999
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Conrail E8A 4022 is laying over at Enola Yard in 1986 during a tour. SW8 8673 is definitely not used to keeping this kind of company.
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Conrail E8A 4022 is laying over at Enola Yard during a 1986 tour of the PRR T&HS.
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Late in the day, CR E-8A 4022 rests at the Enola engine terminal in September, 1983. In fresh OCS paint, I last saw the former EL E-8A 833 in 1980 at South Amboy in CR blue.
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Late in the day, CR E-8A 4022 rests at the Enola engine terminal in September, 1983. In fresh OCS paint, I last saw the former EL E-8A 833 in 1980 at South Amboy in CR blue.
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Former EL 833 E-8A smokes it up in CR 4022 blue, as it leaves Harrisburg with passenger steel in tow.
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A short westbound OCS movement is shot just west of Horseshoe Curve in 1982, with E8A 4022 showing off her well-maintained blue paint.
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Conrail Office Car Special passenger train with CR 4022 on the point heads toward Indianapolis on the Indianapolis line at Woodbury, IN on June 16, 1984.
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Conrail E8 4022 (ex-EL 833) is seen sitting at the locomotive terminal at 30th St Station in Philadelphia, PA in 1984.
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Conrail E8 4022 is sitting at the engine terminal at Amtrak's Penn Coach Yard just north of 30th St. Station in Philadelphia in 1984.
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CR E-8A 4022 (ex-EL 833) receives service outside the South Amboy engine facility in November, 1978.
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CR E-8A 4022 (ex-EL 833) receives service outside the South Amboy engine facility in November, 1978.
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CR E-8A 4022 (ex-EL 833) receives service outside the South Amboy engine facility in November, 1978.
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CR E-8A 4022 is hooked up with one of the four newly arrived E-8A's to the NJDOT South Amboy engine terminal. Now numbered 4332, the E-8A along with her three SR sisters were formerly assigned to the Southern's flagship passenger train the Southern Crescent.
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Two CR predecessors meet nose to nose at South Amboy, NJ in June, 1980. Former PRR E-8A 5836 meets EL E-8A 833, but now it's NJDOT 4246 faces CR 4022. The ex-PRR unit would last another two years before retirement while the EL E-8A still had a storied CR career through the 90's.
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CR E-8A 4022 (ex-EL 833) at South Amboy, NJ in June, 1980.

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