Amtrak Photo Archive
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the early E-8s #200-299


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The Amtrak E-8s came from 14 owners.
The Amtrak E-9s came from the UP. The E-8Bs came from UP. The E-9Bs came from UP & Milw.
Amtrak owned 216 E units - one third of the total E-8s & E-9s

The E-8s were first numbered in the 200-300 series.

   # Location & Information Date

 Photo Credit

4316  Chicago IL
ex-PC 4616 ex-PRR 5716A
an experimental paint scheme applied for press releases
on day 1 -
 1971  from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
4316

 Chicago IL
later repainted &
renumbered 322

later renumbered 461

 May 1972  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
         

   # Location & Information Date

 Photo Credit

200
May 1972
unknown

200

 Chicago IL
ex B&O 1439
retired May 28, 1975

 July 1972

 unknown

Williamsburg VA
departing on Train #99
a bit grainy but a nice broadside
 1972
 GR Harper
 Chicago IL
 unknown
 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
Montgomery AL 
Oct 19, 1973 
 John Cloutier
 Chicago IL
ex B&O 1446
built October 1953
retired May 28, 1975
 August 12, 1972
 John Kuehl
 Chicago IL
 April 1973
unknown
.
204

 Chicago IL
ex B&O 1449
built October 1953
retired May 29, 1975
 Nov 5, 1972
 Bruno Berzins
(ex-B&O) Amtrak
shops in Chicago before Amtrak rebuilt the area
 August 1974
 Gary Morris
Naparano - scrap
207 behind it
looks like it never was repainted
October 1975
from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 207
  Chicago IL
ex B&O 1451
built October 1953
 July 1972

 Chicago IL
retired May 28, 1975
 October 1972
 unknown

 Chicago IL
 Sept 1, 1973
 Dan Dover
 ex B&O 1452
built October 1953
retired May 28, 1975
209
     
 Oakland MD
ex-B&O 1463, ex-B&O 1440,
nee-B&O 92.
 Jan 1973
 Bill Hakkarinen

 Chicago IL
Sold to Oklahoma Railfans in 1986.
Acquired by ?? in 1994, and currently
located at Baltimore & Ohio Museum
 July 7, 1973
 George Horna

 Elizabethport NJ
Leased from NTSB by New Jersey
Transit from 5/75 to 5/81

 April 7, 1979

from the
collection of
Jim Hebner

 Baltimore MD
at the B&O RR Museum
awaiting restoration

 May 31, 1998

 Jeff Lubchansky

 211
 Williamsburg VA
with train 99
 1972
 GR Harper
 Swanton MD
 February 1973
 Bill Hakkarinen
212
Cumberland MD
ex RF&P 1001
built November 1949
renumbered Amtrak 437
Nov 1975
 August 20, 1975
F R Kern
Nashville TN
 Feb 1, 1974
Ed Bower
215 Harper Ferry WV May 1975 from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
  216      
 Tampa FL
 January 1973
R.E.Fall
 Clearwater FL
August 1972
unknown
 220
 Washington DC
 October 1974
 Bill Hakkarinen
 Washington DC
 Jan 16, 1973
 unknown
 Oct 6, 1974
WR
Black Rock NY
June 20, 1975
from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
Black Rock NY
June 20, 1975
from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 Chicago IL
Oct 19, 1974 
 from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
 Washington DC
 Nov 24, 1974
 Steve Salmon
 Jacksonville FL
 Dec 23, 1974
 Bob Carter
  no
228
no E numbered 228    
  no
229
no E numbered 228    
 Washington DC
 May 31, 1972
 unknown
 Chicago IL
 September 1973
 Ronald Plazzotta
 Chicago IL?
 June 1973
 David Wagner
Montgomery AL 
11/3/73 
 John Cloutier
 August 31, 1972
 R.E.Fall
 Washington DC
 June 8,1972
 from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
 Chicago IL
 Aug 1972
 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 
 GR Harper
  Washington DC
 March 23, 1979
 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner

 Washington DC
 March 24, 1973
 from the
collection of
Albert Phleep


 #
Location & Information
Date

 Photo Credit

 Chicago, IL
 March 26,1973
 from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
Clearwater FL
 August 1972
 from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
 Ft. Worth TX
this image from a dark 126 slide does show something unusual - an E with four porthole windows
former SCL 595 Built Dec 1952
 unknown
 Roger Huber
  Miami FL
former SCL 598
  Jan 1973
 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
254 Jacksonville FL 1974 from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
 258
Before it was Amtrak 258, before it was Penn Central 4040 - NYC 4040
at Wellesley Farms MA
built August 1951, retired May 28, 1975
sold July 1975 to Union Mineral Alloy in Kearney NJ for scrap
 1958
 Dick Leonhardt
Before it was Amtrak 263 , before it was Penn Central 4047 - NYC 4047
at Wellesley Farms MA
built November 1951,
retired May 28, 1975
 1958
 Dick Leonhardt
 unknown
unknown 
 unknown
 285
New Haven, CT 
 1975
 Robert B Clere
 287
 Boston
 Aug 8, 1974
 

 Chicago IL
note the lack of black on the nose

later it was renumbered 456, and before that it was Pennsylvania Railroad E8A (EP22) 5888

June 1974
 George Horna
from the
collection of
JL Hunt
 Boston MA?
The unit is currently at
the Railway Museum of Greater Cincinnati. The fiberglass panels on both sides are being replaced with steel panels with portholes.
 July 1974
 from the
collection of
Joseph Tesagrose
(wr)
         

 

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This archive was first accessed August 1996