Amtrak Photo Archive
an unofficial site

the E units numbered above 400 up to 439

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Originally the Amtrak E units numbered 400 and higher were E-9s

As retirements thinned the E-8s and the new F-40s needed the 200s 300s and the lower 400 numbers
there where several renumberings to the higher 400s

. #  Location & Information Date  Photo Credit
 400  Washington DC
Ivy City Yard
 Dec 29, 1975 Harv Kahn 
400

 Chicago IL
shown after it's 1978 rebuild into a fuel tender- it held 9300 gallons The added tanks were 4 1350 gallon water tanks from SDP-40s. They took the place of engines and other equipment. Used in Empire Builder service, it proved less successful than hoped and was scrapped

 June 1978

 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
401  Baltimore MD
seen here in B&O Museum overflow yard (a small CSX yard under Highway 95)
 May 31, 1998  Jeff Lubchansky
401  Cumberland MD
ex B&O 1455
nee B&O 36
Sept 30, 1973 David Hamley
from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
401

 Homewood IL

 June 1976

  from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
401  Ft Worth TX  November 28, 1976 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
402   E8 #402 leaving (or switching) in Chicago from Roosevelt Rd.  February 1977  G R Harper
402 Chicago IL
July 4, 1977 from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
403  Wellesley Farms MA  August 1976  Dick Leonhardt
404  Tucson AZ?
ex SAL 599, ex SAL 3060 - 404 was the first Amtrak unit to receive the Platinum Mist color scheme It was applied it at Waycross Shop, in early 1972
unknown   H E Wilson
404  ex SAL 599, ex SAL 3060
SAL ordered 3060 it to replace a wrecked E8, and it was the only E9 on SAL
and SCL. Completed in December 1963, it was one of the last E-units built.
UP received the last three. UP 912-914, less than a month later.
 April 1972  R E Fall
  406  Milwaukee WS
ex Milw 30C
 Dec 25, 1974 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
406  Buffalo NY
Niagara Rainbow at the old new NYC passenger station
Visit Arnie Morscher's Rail Photo Site
 Dec 22, 1977  Arnold H Marcher
407 Peekskill NY  June 1979  Dick Leonhardt
407  Albany NY  Nov 7, 1977  Dick Leonhardt
408  Arlington VA   June 2, 1979  Dick Leonhardt
409  unknown location  July 1977 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
409  Wellesley Farms MA  Dec 1977  Dick Leonhardt
409   Wellesley Farms MA  Dec 1977  Dick Leonhardt
410  Milwaukee WS
The train is the Abe Lincoln
 Aug 12, 1973  C G Parsons
410  unknown location  1974 from the
collection of
Joseph Testagrose 
410  Milwaukee WS
ex Milw 30C
 Dec 25, 1974 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
  410

Buffalo NY  

March 11, 1977 mt

   San Antonio TX  Oct 22, 1974 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 Harrisburg PA
looks like the border
between the black & red
was hand painted
 May 1977  Bill Hakkarinen
413 Chicago IL
in an IC yard
Aug 13, 1976 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
  413 Taylor Tx
on the InterAmerican
Between Taylor and Temple
on the MKT. Built in 1950
as CB&Q #9944B. 
 July 1977  Gary Morris
414  Cleburne TX  March 30, 1975  Bill Philips
414  Wellesley Farms MA  December 1977  Dick Leonhardt
414  Wellesley Farms MA  June 1978  Dick Leonhardt
414  Chicago IL May 26, 1979  Gordon L Lloyd Jr
414  Lake Shore Limited
near Cleveland Ohio
 December 1978 Gary Morris 
415  Albany / Rensselaer NY
Southbound at station
ex UP 910
Visit Arnie Morscher's
Rail Photo Site
 June 16, 1977  Arnold H Morscher
415 Buffalo NY
Niagara Rainbow 
Visit Arnie Morscher's
Rail Photo Site
 Dec 22, 1977  Arnold H Morscher

416  Fullerton CA
in service on the San Diegan
   R H Lehmuth
 416  Harmon? NY  December 1976 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
  416

Buffalo NY

March 25, 1977 mt
417  Just before being rescued from
the scrappers by the
Railroad Museum of New England
They later decided not to keep it and sold it to a private individual
   Howard Pincus
417  Just before being rescued from the scrappers by the
Railroad Museum of New England
   Howard Pincus
417  Just before being rescued from the scrappers by the
Railroad Museum of New England
   Howard Pincus
417  UP 912A/Amtrak 417
Just after restoration and
repainting as NYC 4096
   Collection of
Ed Bowers
417 Fullerton CA
former UP 912A
in service on the San Diegan
   R H Lehmuth
417 Danbury CT, as it appears today at the Danbury Railroad Museum
Owned by a private individual
 1997  Danbury Railroad Museum
417 Fullerton CA
in service on the San Diegan
 March 1976  R H Lehmuth
417  Arlington VA  April 1979  Dick Leonhardt
417  Washington DC  September 21, 1980  Raymond Lackemeyer
418 Portland OR September 1973 Cliff West
418 Portland OR   Cliff West
 419  the last E-unit built    
 419  Temple TX  Aug 197?  
 420  Tampa FL  Jan 1973  R E Fall
 420  Superior, WS  August 1975  George A. LaPray
 421  unknown location  November 1974  R E Fall
 422 Denver CO May 1974  Cliff West
422   Lincoln NE 1974-12 Glenn Beans
422  unknown location    
422  Garrison NY  Dec 26, 1977 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
423  Wellesley Hills MA  July  Dick Leonhardt
423   New Haven CT  November 1977 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
  424

Buffalo NY

December 4, 1977  
  425

Buffalo NY

December 4, 1977  
  426  An engine change on the northbound Lone Star is taking place at Cleburne on the Santa Fe. The ATSF shops are to the right with the station off to the left. The two E9 units on the right (#414 - ex-UP) had taken the Lone Star into Houston the night before and had brought it back to Cleburne the next day. Word spread fast in Houston that E units were on the Lone Star (normal power -SDP40F) so I had to make a Houston-Cleburne round trip. #426 (ex-UP)and an SDP40F would take the train all the way to Chicago.
There must have been a problem with the southbound engines the day before and E units were substituted. The InterAmerican which also passed thru Cleburne had E's as normal power and sometimes a couple were at the Santa Fe shops for use as needed.Cleburne is about 30 miles south of Ft.Worth. 
 Gary Morris
 June 1976
426  New Orleans LA Nov 1979  Gary Morris
428 Union Station
Dayton OH
Nov 19, 1977 Greg Borgwald
429 Cleburne TX Nov 1975  

430 Union Station
Dayton OH
Nov 26, 1977 Greg Borgwald
430 Union Station
Dayton OH
Nov 26, 1977 Greg Borgwald
430  built as UP 957 in 1955
leased by Auto Train in
late 1980
sold to Alaska RR in 1981
as their 2401
today working for
Wisconsin & Southern
as 10A
   
No
Photo
Yet
431      
  432      
  432      
433  Cleburne TX  unknown Dave Higgenbotham 
 433  Cleburne TX  unknown Dave Higgenbotham 
434  built 4/56 as MILW 32A
later MILW 202A
leased by Auto Train in late 1980
sold to Alaska RR mid 1981
as their 2402
   
 434   today working for
Wisconsin& Southern
as 10c
Summer 2001   
434  today working for
Wisconsin & Southern
as 10c
 Summer 2001   
435  Wellesley MA  June 1978  Dick Leonhardt
436  Chicago IL  August 1973  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
436 unknown location  unknown  
     
  Boston MA July 1976  from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
438  Cleburne TX
still has four porthole windows
 unknown Dave Higgenbotham 
438  Detroit MI
Michigan Executive train
 May 18, 1976   from the
collection of
Jim Hebner



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This archive was first accessed August 1996
Updated May 11, 2007