E40 Electrics

In 1965, GE built 10 EP-5 passenger locomotives for the New Haven.  Upon the formation of Penn Central, the EP-5's were reclassed as E40 and assigned the PC series 4970-4979.

CR 4970-4979 Willow Grove, PA 11-20-1976

An unidentified E40 behind two GG-1's on the Trenton cutoff at Willow Grove, PA in November, 1976.  

Sadly, the G's were taking the E40 to join other reclassed EP-5's at Harrisburg's deadline.

CR 4970-4979 Willow Grove, PA 11-20-1976

Such a rare sight to see an ex-PC E40 in action in November, 1976. Sadly, this unidentified electric was not operating, but being pulled by two GG-1's on the Trenton cutoff at Willow Grove, PA on it's way to join other reclassed EP-5's at Harrisburg's deadline.

CR 4973 Harrisburg 5-7-1977

PC 4973 leads a sad lineup of retired GE EP-5's (PC-reclassed as E40's) at Harrisburg in May, 1977.

CR 4973 Harrisburg, PA 5-7-1977

PC EP-5 4973 (PC-reclassed as E40's) leads a sad lineup of E-8A 4270 and other retired GE EP-5's at Harrisburg in May, 1977.

CR 4973 Harrisburg, PA 5-7-1977

PC EP-5 4973 (PC-reclassed as E40's) rests along with E-8A 4270 and other retired GE EP-5's at Harrisburg in May, 1977.

CR 4974 Harrisburg 5-7-1977

PC E40 4974 sits retired at Harrisburg in May, 1977.

CR 4974 Harrisburg, PA 5-7-1977

CR EP-5 4974, reclassed E40 by PC, sits mothballed only one year into the beginning of Conrail operations.  All EP-5's were retired in 1977.

CR 4975 Harrisburg, PA 5-7-1977

·      CR EP-5 4975, reclassed E40 by PC, sits mothballed only one year into the beginning of Conrail operations.  All EP-5's were retired in 1977.

CR 4976 Harrisburg 5-7-1977

PC 4976 leads a sad lineup of GE EP-5's (PC-reclassed as E40's) sitting retired at Harrisburg in May, 1977.

CR 4976 Harrisburg, PA 5-7-1977

A sad sight to see CR EP-5 electrics, reclassed by PC as E40's, 4976 and 4974 idled permanently at Harrisburg only one year into the beginning of Conrail operations.  All EP-5's were retired in 1977.

CR 4977 Harrisburg 5-7-1977

PC E40 4977 sits retired at Harrisburg in May, 1977.

CR 4977 Harrisburg 5-7-1977

PC E40 4977 sits retired at Harrisburg in May, 1977.

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