OCS Locomotives

ConRail OCS301 on 6/3/92. (07)

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.

ConRail OCS301 on 6/3/92. (08)

4020/4021 out on the main to run around the train in Springfield, MA. on June 3, 1992.

CR 4020 (3) OCS301 Springfield Line on 5/3/90.

CR 4020 and 4021 leading OCS301 southward at Hicks Ave. in Meriden, CT. on May 3, 1990.

CR 4020 (4) OCS301 Springfield Line on 5/3/90.

Pan shot of CR 4020 leading OCS301 southbound at Hicks Ave. in Meriden, CT. on May 3, 1990.

CR 4020 and 4021 at Altoona, PA

Conrail E8As Nos. 4021 and 4020 at the Altoona Passenger Station on October 1, 1994. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 4020 at Cumberland MD 3/13/98

CR 4020 is seen on CSX rails at Cumberland MD 3/13/98.

CR 4020 at Wenonah, NJ in 1996

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.

CR 4020 Burlington, NJ 5/31/1996

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 

CR 4020 Cresson, PA 03-26-98

In a somewhat odd move, the Conrail OCS with 4020 leading is westbound on track #1 at Cresson, Pa.

CR 4020 East Pittsburgh, PA 10/15/1997

An OCS led by 4020 rolls under the massive Westinghouse Bridge on the short Port Perry Branch.

CR 4020 Enola, PA 8/20/85

CR 4020 with a short OCS near the "brick office" in Enola yard on Aug. 20, 1985.

CR 4020 Haworth, NJ 4-1999

CR 4020 is on the point of an OCS at Haworth, NJ 4/1999

CR 4020 leading OCS at Muncie, IN

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

CR 4020 leading OCS-501

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

CR 4020 Minnick, MD 8/98

Having run the Port Road in beautiful sunshine, the OCS train would make a left turn at Perryville and head northbound to Philly.

CR 4020 OCS on 8/20/85. (02)

The 4020 leading the OCS through Harrisburg station.

CR 4020 on OCS train at Marion, IN

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.

CR 4020 on the IHB at Argo, IL

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

CR 4020 Vineyard, PA 3/12/94

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. 

CR 4020 Wall PA

Conrail's classy OCS makes an appearance on the Pittsburgh Line, shown here running alongside Turtle Creek.

CR 4020 Washington, MA 10/7/97.

CR 4020 leads OCS301 westward along Muddy Pond in Washington, MA. on Oct. 7, 1997.

CR 4021 & 4020 at Cumberland MD 3/13/98

CR 4021 & 4020 are seen on CSX rails at Cumberland MD on 3/13/98.

CR 4021 Altoona, PA 5/1/1994

CR E8A 4021 at JLS in May 1994 in Altoona, PA.

CR 4021 at Altoona, PA

Conrail E8A No. 4021 on an OCS Train at Altoona, PA on October 1, 1994. Doug Davidson photo with permission

CR 4021 at Cumberland MD 3/13/98

CR 4021 is seen on CSX rails at Cumberland MD 3/13/98.

CR 4021 at Rosemont, PA in 1992

Conrail E8A 4021 is seen leading an OCS-101 west at Rosemont, PA on 6/16/1992

CR 4021 at Swedeland, PA in 1990

Conrail E8A 4021 is seen powering a short westbound OCS move at Swedeland, PA on 8/30/1990

CR 4021 leading OCS at Fairmount, IN

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

CR 4021 leading OCS south of Leesburg, IN

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

CR 4021 Ryde, PA 4/15/1994

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. 

CR 4022 at Altoona PA 10/5/97

CR 4022 is seen on Display for Railfest at Altoona PA on 10/5/97. Unit is ex EL 833/ERIE 833.

CR 4022 at Birdsboro, PA in 1999

Conrail 4022 is seen leading a Philly-Reading OCS trip at Birdsboro, PA on 3/13/1999

CR 4022 Enola Yard

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.

CR 4022 Enola, PA 2-25-1986

Conrail E8A 4022 is laying over at Enola Yard during a 1986 tour of the PRR T&HS.

CR 4022 Enola, PA 9-5-1983

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.

CR 4022 Enola, PA 9-5-1983

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.

CR 4022 Harrisburg, PA 5-7-77

Former EL 833 E-8A smokes it up in CR 4022 blue, as it leaves Harrisburg with passenger steel in tow.

CR 4022 near Horseshoe Curve

A short westbound OCS movement is shot just west of Horseshoe Curve in 1982, with E8A 4022 showing off her well-maintained blue paint.

CR 4022 on OCS train

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.

CR 4022 Philadelphia, PA 1-1-1984

Conrail E8 4022 (ex-EL 833) is seen sitting at the locomotive terminal at 30th St Station in Philadelphia, PA in 1984.

CR 4022 Philadelphia, PA 1-1-1984

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.

CR 4022 South Amboy, NJ 11-18-1978

CR E-8A 4022 (ex-EL 833) receives service outside the South Amboy engine facility in November, 1978.

CR 4022 South Amboy, NJ 11-18-1978

CR E-8A 4022 (ex-EL 833) receives service outside the South Amboy engine facility in November, 1978.

CR 4022 South Amboy, NJ 11-18-1978

CR E-8A 4022 (ex-EL 833) receives service outside the South Amboy engine facility in November, 1978.

CR 4022 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

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.

CR 4022 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

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.

CR 4022 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

CR E-8A 4022 (ex-EL 833) at South Amboy, NJ in June, 1980.

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