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Owner: Amtrak
Model:EMD E8ABuilt As:RFP 1007 (E8A)
Serial Number:15712Order No:2050
Frame Number:2050-A2Built:2/1952
Notes:ex-RFP 1007
Other locos with this serial:  AMTK 216(E8A) RFP 1007(E8A) AMTK 439(E8A)
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AMTK 439
Title:  AMTK 439
Description:  This eastward view is from the B&O bridge over the NYC at the end of West Ave. at Milepost 374. The two tracks on the right lead to Pfaudler and the PRR interchange, but one has been cleverly pulled since tracks K-52-2 and K-52-3 are no longer in service. The RG&E plant on the left, the two bridges in the background, and the tracks to Pfaudler/PRR are all gone today. The old General Railway Signal complex is to the extreme right. Even the milepost has been replaced since this May 1976 photo.
Photo Date:  5/1/1976  Upload Date: 2/4/2015 3:30:16 PM
Location:  Rochester, NY
Author:  Christopher Smith
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 439(E8A)
Views:  634   Comments: 1
Amtrak Train Number 73.
Title:  Amtrak Train Number 73.
Description:  Amtrak #73 makes an "s" stop at Poughkeepsie. This version of Amtrak's paint scheme was, in my opinion, among one of its finest (Blue and Silver Mist and pointless arrow). Date is approximate.
Photo Date:  6/15/1976  Upload Date: 7/24/2012 4:08:51 PM
Location:  Poughkeepsie, NY
Author:  K Hudson
Categories:  Roster,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 439(E8A)
Views:  162   Comments: 0
Westbound "National Limited"
Title:  Westbound "National Limited"
Description:  E8 #439 and a B unit easily handle train #31, the westbound "National Limited" at the Terre Haute depot. Photo date approximate.
Photo Date:  8/31/1977  Upload Date: 7/14/2012 3:48:42 PM
Location:  Terre Haute, IN
Author:  Rob Sartain
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 439(E8A)
Views:  360   Comments: 1
AMTK E8 439
Title:  AMTK E8 439
Description:  Amtrak E8 439 near 18th Street in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in September 1978, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Also seen is F40PHR 291 on the left, and Conrail GP9 7301 on the right. The bridge in the background was the IC -ICG Saint Charles Air Line.
Photo Date:  8/1/1978  Upload Date: 3/20/2015 12:47:29 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  AMTK 439(E8A) AMTK 291(F40PHR) CR 7301(GP9)
Views:  215   Comments: 1
AMTK 439
Title:  AMTK 439
Description:  AMTK 439 pauses eastbound with the National Limited for a station stop
Photo Date:  8/6/1978  Upload Date: 12/28/2017 8:10:27 PM
Location:  Effingham, IL
Author:  J Fischer
Categories:  Roster,Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 439(E8A)
Views:  94   Comments: 0
AMTK 439
Title:  AMTK 439
Description:  AMTK 439 leads the eastbound National Limited on a muggy afternoon. This may be the fastest train I've ever seen
Photo Date:  8/6/1978  Upload Date: 12/28/2017 8:11:40 PM
Location:  Jewett, IL
Author:  J Fischer
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 439(E8A)
Views:  81   Comments: 0
AMTK 439
Title:  AMTK 439
Description:  AMTK 439 leads the eastbound National Limited on a muggy afternoon. This may be the fastest train I've ever seen
Photo Date:  8/6/1978  Upload Date: 12/28/2017 8:12:07 PM
Location:  Jewett, IL
Author:  J Fischer
Categories:  Roster,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 439(E8A)
Views:  90   Comments: 1
AMTK 439
Title:  AMTK 439
Description:  AMTK 439 leads the eastbound National Limited on a muggy afternoon. This may be the fastest train I've ever seen
Photo Date:  8/6/1978  Upload Date: 12/28/2017 8:12:21 PM
Location:  Jewett, IL
Author:  J Fischer
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 439(E8A)
Views:  84   Comments: 0
CR GP9 7301
Title:  CR GP9 7301
Description:  Conrail GP9 7301 at about 18th Street in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in September 1978, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. The bridge in the background was the IC/ICG Saint Charles Air Line.
Photo Date:  9/1/1978  Upload Date: 9/5/2013 9:17:44 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  CR 7301(GP9) CR 5909(GP7) AMTK 439(E8A)
Views:  230   Comments: 0
Amtrak E8 439
Title:  Amtrak E8 439
Description:  Amtrak E8 439 at 18th Street in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in September 1979, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Number 439 was built in February 1952 as RF&P E8 1007 (c/n 15712) on EMD Order 2050, became Amtrak 216 (1st), then 439. The bridge in the background is the ICG's Saint Charles Air Line.
Photo Date:  9/1/1979  Upload Date: 12/17/2010 6:52:18 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Passenger
Locomotives:  AMTK 439(E8A)
Views:  779   Comments: 1
AMTK E9A 439
Title:  AMTK E9A 439
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/7/1980  Upload Date: 8/10/2010 9:55:10 PM
Location:  Fort Wayne, IN
Author:  Alan Gaines
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  AMTK 439(E8A)
Views:  492   Comments: 1
AMTK 463 and 439
Title:  AMTK 463 and 439
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/7/1980  Upload Date: 4/24/2009 11:56:17 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Tom Golden
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AMTK 439(E8A) AMTK 463(E8A)
Views:  275   Comments: 0
AMTK E8 439
Title:  AMTK E8 439
Description:  Amtrak E8 439 without a pilot and an unidentified E unit with icicle breakers at about 18th Street in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in March 1981, Kodachrome by Chuck Zeiler. According to the book, Amtrak By The Numbers, number 439 was built in February 1952 (c/n 15712) as RF&P E8 1007, became AMTK 216, was rebuilt in April 1974 to E8A-R 439 and officially retired in July 1981, although it looks retired here. The locomotives were parked on leads to Dearborn Street Station, closed in 1971. Santa Fe's Super Chief and other passenger trains once used these rails. The rails rising in the background were the IC (ICG on this photo date) rails ascending to meet the ICG's Saint Charles Air Line on the bridge in the background. I don't know the purpose of the tower building seen on the right.
Photo Date:  3/1/1981  Upload Date: 3/13/2015 11:53:49 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  AMTK 439(E8A)
Views:  183   Comments: 1


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