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South Amboy Maintenance Facility | CRHS Conrail Photo Archive

South Amboy Maintenance Facility

From Conrail’s formation until the end of 1982, CR E-7A's and E-8A's operated under contract to NJDOT (1976-1979) and NJ Transit (1979-1982) for commuter line service on the NY&LB line.  The E-units were serviced at the South Amboy, NJ maintenance facility.

CR 4244 South Amboy, NJ 5/78

PC 4244 & CR 4014 are seen at South Amboy NJ in May of 1978.

CR 4246 South Amboy, NJ 7-9-1978

With nose door open, CR-operated former PC E-8A 4246 rests outside the South Amboy engine facility in July 1978.

Rebuilt at Elizabethport shops in November, 1977, the E-unit has a number of years of service remaining.

CR 4258 South Amboy, NJ 11-18-1978

CR-operated NJDOT E-8A 4258 (ex-ICG 4043, rebuilt by ICG and acquired 6/78) rests late in the day at the back of the South Amboy engine facility in November, 1978.

CR 4258 South Amboy, NJ 6-14-1980

CR-operated NJDOT E-8A 4258 (ex-ICG 4043, rebuilt by ICG and acquired 6/78) outside the South Amboy locomotive shop in June, 1980.

CR 4321 South Amboy, NJ 11-18-1978

Former PC E-8A 4321 lined up with CR 4014 (ex-EL 825) outside the South Amboy engine facility in November, 1978.

CR 4326 South Amboy, NJ 11-18-1978

CR-operated former PC E-8A 4326 rests at the South Amboy engine facility in November, 1978.

NJT 4333 South Amboy, NJ 7-10-1981

NJT 4333 (ex-SR 6903, rebuilt by ICG in 1978) rests just outside the South Amboy engine shops in July, 1981.

Following decades of service for the Southern Railway, CR-operated the E-unit over the NY&LB until retirement in 1982.  

NTSB 210 South Amboy, NJ 8-17-1979

To supplement CR-contracted ex-PC E-units, NJ Transit leased NTSB E-8A 210 (ex-Amtrak 210, nee-B&O 1463) until May, 1981. The E-unit receives service alongside repainted ex-PC E-8A's at the South Amboy engine facility in August, 1979.

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