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Always sad to see such a graceful locomotive on the deadline. Former DL&W 818. Was to be renumbered CR 4008, but never made it.
Location: Altoona, PA   6-25-77
Photo Online: December 6, 1998
EL 818 E8
Arnie Morscher - Altoona, PA   6-25-77
(CR 4008) EL 818 E8
Arnie Morscher (77K)

A stenciled former Erie Lackawanna unit sits along with some Central of New Jersey units in the background.
Location: South Amboy, NJ   4-78
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
xEL 4010
Joe Testagrose Coll. -
xEL 4010
Joe Testagrose Coll. (72K)

The maroon paint over the EL logo still looks fresh on former EL 821 (Erie 821) as it sits in the dead line awaiting scrapping.
Location: Altoona, PA   6-25-77
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
xEL 4011 E8A
Arnie Morscher - Altoona, PA   6-25-77
xEL 4011
Arnie Morscher (106K)

Conrail's E8 4020 is Ex-Amtrak 498.
Location: Wyomissing, PA   8-96
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
CR 4020
Robert Waller - Wyomissing, PA   8-96
CR 4020
Robert Waller (64K)

"Executive E" 4020 is seen here at Linglestown Rd. backing the OCS down into the rail welding plant at Lucknow, PA on 8/20/1985.
Location: Lucknow, PA   8-20-85
Photo Online: November 24, 2006
CR 4020
Carl Weber - Lucknow, PA   8-20-85
CR 4020
Carl Weber (336K)

After the excursion to the rail welding plant in Lucknow, the OCS crossed the Susquehanna on Rockville bridge and made a stop in Enola near the old "brick office building".
Location: Enola, PA   8-20-85
Photo Online: November 24, 2006
CR 4020
Carl Weber - Enola, PA   8-20-85
CR 4020
Carl Weber (153K)

A much better recan of Conrail's E8 4021 (ex-Amtrak 499).
Location: Wyomissing, PA   4-97
Photo Online: November 24, 2006
CR 4021
Robert Waller - Wyomissing, PA   4-97
CR 4021
Robert Waller (147K)

An excellent overhead shot of 4021 followed by 4022. While a bit smaller than I would like, it still highlights the roof details.
Location: Pittsburgh, PA   1998
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
CR 4021
Bill Waller - Pittsburgh, PA   1998
CR 4021
Bill Waller (84K)

Even on overcast days Conrail ran Operation Lifesaver trains. 4022 is nearing the end of its career wearing blue. Note the black paint around the cab nose and windows.
Location: Unknown Location   1982
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
CR 4022 Blue
Tom Seaman - 1982
CR 4022
Tom Seaman (89K)

Conrail's E8 4022 is ex-Erie Lackawanna #833. It's the backup unit for CR 4020 and CR 4021. In this photo, the unit has an air whistle that was eventually replaced with the horns currently in use.
Location: Enola, PA   c1981
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
CR 4022
Brian Thompson - Enola, PA   c1981
CR 4022
Brian Thompson (70K)

Conrail 4022 was in the middle if this move, with 4020 in the lead. 4022 died while on an Operation Lifesave move, which is why they had to add the third unit, CR 4021. An unusual site.
Location: Port Newark, NJ   7-29-98
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
CR 4022
Jeff Lubchansky - Port Newark, NJ   7-29-98
CR 4022
Jeff Lubchansky (77K)

Conrail 4022 sits outside the shops during the 1998 Altoona Railfest. Yes, that is a Norfolk Southern business car behind it.
Location: Altoona, PA   10-3-98
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
CR 4022
Jeff Lubchansky - Altoona, PA   10-3-98
CR 4022
Jeff Lubchansky (68K)

Another shot of 4022 during the 1998 Railfest. The overcast weather probably helped photographing the OCS that day since the train can be difficult to shoot in bright sun.
Location: Altoona, PA   10-3-98
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
CR 4022
Jeff Lubchansky - Altoona, PA   10-3-98
CR 4022
Jeff Lubchansky (94K)

4022 leads 4021 on a westbound Operation Lifesaver train at CP 181.
Location: Cleveland, OH (CP 181)   4-28-98
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
CR 4022
Arnie Morscher - Cleveland, OH (CP 181)   4-28-98
CR 4022
Arnie Morscher (112K)

A close-up of the engineer's side cab and nose. This is such a difficult engine to shoot due to the dark pullman green.
Location: Cleveland, OH (CP 181)   4-28-98
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
CR 4022
Arnie Morscher - Cleveland, OH (CP 181)   4-28-98
CR 4022
Arnie Morscher (103K)

A nice overhead view of the entire OCS train that day.
Location: Cleveland, OH (CP 81)   4-28-98
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
CR 4022
Arnie Morscher - Cleveland, OH (CP 81)   4-28-98
CR 4022
Arnie Morscher (97K)

Former Penn Central E8A with stencils.
Location: Elizabethport, NJ   8-26-78
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
xPC 4039
Bob Dobrowolski - Elizabethport, NJ   8-26-78
xPC 4039
Bob Dobrowolski (39K)

Another view of 4039 just a few months earlier.
Location: South Amboy, NJ   4-15-78
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
xPC 4039
Joe Testagrose Coll. - South Amboy, NJ   4-15-78
xPC 4039
Joe Testagrose Coll. (89K)

Former Penn Central E8A is being pushed around by a blue geep. Check the engineer leaning out of the cab to look down the tracks!
Location: Chicago, IL   8-4-78
Photo Online: October 23, 1999
xPC 4063
Joe Testagrose Coll. - Chicago, IL   8-4-78
xPC 4063
Bob Dobrowolski (77K)

Conrail E8A 4063, a former NYC unit, is surrounded by some "railroad ambiance" as it rests between runs in Chicago, Ill in June of 1978. The old roundhouse, the turntable, the wheels, and even the grease on the ground spell railroading the way it use to be.
Location: Chicago, IL   6-78
Photo Online: March 8, 2004
xPC 4063
Roger Durfee - Chicago, IL   6-78
xPC 4063
Roger Durfee (95K)

Note that even though the locomotive has recently been repainted blue, it doesn't have the Conrail logo on the sides.
Location: South Amboy, NJ   3-11-78
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
CR 4256
Joe Testagrose Coll. - South Amboy, NJ   3-11-78
CR 4256
Joe Testagrose Coll. (83K)

4321 never even got CR stencils before it was retired. Here it is in the deadline in the early 1980s.
Location: Unknown  
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
PC 4321
Scott Wisner
(CR 4321) PC 4321
Scott Wisner (77K)

A nose shot of 4321 above.
Location: Unknown  
Photo Online: July 7, 2005
PC 4321
Scott Wisner
(CR 4321) PC 4321
Scott Wisner (64K)

This unit was to become CR 4325, but I doubt if it was ever renumbered. Former PC 4080, NYC 4080.
Location: Elizabethport, NJ   6-23-77
Photo Online: June 11, 2000
PC 4325 E8A
Arnie Morscher - Elizabethport, NJ   6-23-77
(CR 4325) PC 4325
Arnie Morscher (168K)

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