RailPictures.Net Photo: CR 4601 Conrail GE E33 Electric at Sunbury , Packer St, Pennsylvania by WILLIAM KLAPP
 
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Conrail (more..)
GE E33 Electric (more..)
NS Buffalo Line (more..)
Sunbury , Packer St, Pennsylvania, USA (more..)
September 24, 2015
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CR 4601 (more..)
NS 30T (more..)
WILLIAM KLAPP (more..)
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Closeup on southbound one of last two E33s left , all others were scrapped years ago. On its way to Altoona to be restored for a museum. Conrail acquired 10 PC class E33 electrics numbered 4600-4610 in 1976. The GE model EL-C electrics led a very storied career before they made it to Conrail rails, having been born in 1956 and 1957 as 130-141 for the Virginian Railway. Originally built with dynamic braking and the latest technology Ignitron rectifiers, they became the property of the N&W upon the December 1959 merger of VGN into N&W. When N&W deemed their electric lines surplus and shut them down in June 1962, the units were sold to the New Haven, classed EF-4, and assigned series 300-310. Upon the addition of the NH into the PRR, NYC merger, units 300 and 302-310 were classed as Penn Central E33 and assigned series 4601-4610. Unit 301 had been accident damaged and scrapped. Upon the formation of Conrail in April 1976, the E33's served well until CR ceased electric operations in the early '80's. A few wore CR blue before being traded into GE in 1984. Two EL-C electrics have been reported preserved as follows: The Virginia Museum of Transportation, Roanoke, VA, lists CR 4604 (ex-VGN 135) as part of their collection. CR 4601 (ex-Virginian 131) is reported on it's way to the Illinois Railway Museum.
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