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Owner: Conrail
Model:EMD E8ABuilt As:NYC 4063 (E8A)
Serial Number:18346Order No:6515
Frame Number:6515-A2Built:6/1953
Notes:Ex-PC, Exx-NYC
Other locos with this serial:  PC 4063(E8A) CR 4063(E8A)
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CR 4063
Title:  CR 4063
Description:  CR 4063
Photo Date:  3/11/1978  Upload Date: 10/3/2008 11:49:59 AM
Location:  Valparaiso, IN
Author:  Tim Vermande
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CR 4063(E8A)
Views:  328   Comments: 0
Conrail E8A 4063
Title:  Conrail E8A 4063
Description: 
Photo Date:  6/1/1978  Upload Date: 11/13/2018 6:40:41 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Bill Folsom
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CR 4063(E8A)
Views:  16   Comments: 0
CR 4063
Title:  CR 4063
Description:  CR 4063 at the Pennsy yard at 59th Street
Photo Date:  6/24/1978  Upload Date: 9/3/2016 8:48:09 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  J Fischer
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  CR 4063(E8A)
Views:  92   Comments: 0
CR 4063
Title:  CR 4063
Description:  CR 4063 at the Pennsy yard at 59th Street
Photo Date:  6/24/1978  Upload Date: 9/3/2016 8:48:35 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  J Fischer
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  CR 4063(E8A)
Views:  111   Comments: 2
CR E8 4063
Title:  CR E8 4063
Description:  Conrail E8 4063 arriving at Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in July, 1978, photo by Chuck Zeiler. Number 4063 was built in June 1953 as NYC E8 4063 (c/n 18346) on EMD Order 6515, became PC 4063, then CR 4063.

Unfortunately, I will have to speculate on a couple of pieces of information. This photo is the result of having film left over in the camera while I was taking the film to a lab for processing from a job I just finished. I popped off a couple of frames on the Roosevelt Road overpass at the Chicago Union Station (CUS) south throat approach. No harm done, the entire strip of film had to be processed anyway, why waste the film? I believe this is an ex-NYC E-8 of the same road number. I believe this is the "Valpo", a former PRR commuter train between Valparaiso, Indiana and Chicago. In 1965, there were two PRR trains each way, every day. If it were a PRR train, it would be either #453 (arriving at CUS at 7:05AM) or #455 (arriving at CUS at 7:30AM). I do not know the CR train numbers. Conrail took over the PRR/PC commuter trains in Chicago. The only Chicago commuter line entirely discontinued in those years was the old Pennsylvania Railroad line to Valparaiso, Indiana. During most of the PRR years GP7's and GP9's were used. But during Penn Central operation in the early and mid 1970's, prior to Conrail's takeover of PC, E8's were used. Amtrak assumed responsibility of the service in 1979, service was discontinued in 1991. The yard on the left is the former PRR coach yard, and the empty yard on the right is the former CB&Q, at this date, the BN coach yard. If this is a weekday, it will soon be choked with bi-level stainless steel commuter coaches.

Photo Date:  7/1/1978  Upload Date: 1/3/2011 11:42:07 AM
Location:  Chicago Union Station, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Yard,Passenger
Locomotives:  CR 4063(E8A)
Views:  609   Comments: 4
CR GP9 7301
Title:  CR GP9 7301
Description:  Conrail GP9 7301 and E8 4063 on Train No. 456, The Valpo, also known as The Dummy, at about 16th Street in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in July 1978, Fujichrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  7/1/1978  Upload Date: 10/16/2015 1:36:14 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  CR 7301(GP9) CR 4063(E8A)
Views:  127   Comments: 0
CR 4063
Title:  CR 4063
Description:  CR 4063, at 59th Street
Photo Date:  7/15/1978  Upload Date: 9/6/2017 8:41:41 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  J Fischer
Categories:  Roster,Yard
Locomotives:  CR 4063(E8A)
Views:  66   Comments: 0
Conrail
Title:  Conrail
Description:  Commuter train to Valpariso, IN awaits departure at CUS.
Photo Date:  7/27/1978  Upload Date: 1/25/2015 1:01:19 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Tom Binger
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CR 4063(E8A)
Views:  77   Comments: 1
AMTK F40PHR 260
Title:  AMTK F40PHR 260
Description:  Amtrak F40PHR 260 at about 18th Street in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in August 1978, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler.
Photo Date:  8/1/1978  Upload Date: 4/5/2014 2:22:16 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  AMTK 260(F40PHR) CR 4063(E8A) AMTK 545(SDP40F)
Views:  310   Comments: 0
AMTK 63
Title:  AMTK 63
Description:  Amtrak ANF Turbo 63 at 18th Street in Chicago, Illinois on an unknown day in August 1978, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. Admittedly a poor exposure, but the background is interesting.
Photo Date:  8/1/1978  Upload Date: 12/10/2013 12:54:10 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  AMTK 63(Turboliner) AMTK 545(SDP40F) AMTK 260(F40PHR) CR 4063(E8A)
Views:  336   Comments: 3
CR 4063
Title:  CR 4063
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/7/1978  Upload Date: 12/30/2015 1:28:44 AM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  andrew koenigsberg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CR 4063(E8A)
Views:  324   Comments: 1
Electro-Motive Division E-8A 4063
Title:  Electro-Motive Division E-8A 4063
Description:  Ex-Penn-Central, Exx-New York Central System
Photo Date:  9/10/1978  Upload Date: 3/13/2008 6:56:06 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  andrew koenigsberg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CR 4063(E8A)
Views:  664   Comments: 1
Conrail EMD E-8A 4063
Title:  Conrail EMD E-8A 4063
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/12/1980  Upload Date: 6/5/2008 3:58:18 AM
Location:  South Amboy, NJ
Author:  andrew koenigsberg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CR 4063(E8A)
Views:  263   Comments: 0
CR 4063
Title:  CR 4063
Description: 
Photo Date:  1/24/1982  Upload Date: 4/20/2015 9:39:36 PM
Location:  South Amboy, NJ
Author:  andrew koenigsberg
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CR 4063(E8A)
Views:  72   Comments: 0


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