Engine Change. We are in South Amboy, New Jersey in 1982, but these locomotives could very well have made a similar hand-off of the Southern Crescent in Washington, DC in years past. After the Southern ceased operating the Southern Crescent on February 1st, 1979, NJ Transit acquired some of their E8s. Other than the number change, it is difficult to tell that #4332 is no longer employed by the Southern. #4332 trailed E8 #4251 on a NYC bound train and GG1 #4882 will be taking over.