May 7, 2004
Originally, the E33's were ordered by the Virginian. When the Norfolk & Western acquired the railroad, all electric operations were stopped. The units were then sold off to the New Haven and passed onto the Penn Central when the NH was tossed into the merger. The units then passed onto Conrail, where they served their final days until they passed on permanently to the great railroad in the sky. More information will be forthcoming about these locomotives.
These repaint rosters are my attempt to discover how long a predecessor ran in its original paint scheme and when Conrail painted it blue for the first time. All dates listed are the earliest and latest the unit was seen in that paint scheme. Dates often change as new photos are examined. If I know for certain that a date is the absolute earliest or latest, then I mention this in the notes. This is a constant work in progress aimed at helping those of us who model the transition era get our consists looking reasonably accurate for blue, stenciled, and original paint scheme ratios.
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