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Trainnews - volume 10 - issue 205
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: October 13, 2017 05:42PM

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Former Conrail E33 No. 4601 now resides at the Illinois Railroad Museum in Union, IL. The 4601 was built by General Electric for the Virginian Railway in 1956 as their No. 131 to haul coal over steep grades between Mullens, WV and Roanoke, VA, including 2.07 percent Clark’s Gap. Eleven of the 11,000 horsepower, six-axle GE electrics were built for the Virginian, which classified them as EL-Cs, and numbered them 130-141. In 1959 the Norfolk & Western Railway acquired the Virginian Railway, and two years later N&W ceased electric operations. All of the Virginian’s 11 EL-Cs were acquired by the New Haven Railroad in 1963, which reclassified them as EF-4s. Following the bankruptcy of the New Haven and the creation of Penn Central in 1968 the ex-Virginian electrics were acquired by Penn Central which reclassified them as E33s and renumbered them in the 4600 series. In 1976 the E33s were conveyed to Conrail, which used them in freight service until 1979 when electric operations ceased. Conrail traded the E33s to General electric in 1982, where they were stored for several years. In 1988 the 4601 was acquired by the Railroad Museum of New England. The Illinois Railroad Museum approached executives at the Railroad Museum of New England in 2010 to determine if the 4601 was available for acquisition, and was informed it was. Prior to the move to Illinois the 4601 was transported to Norfolk Southern's Altoona, PA shops for inspection and some work to ensure its safe 550 mile trip to Illinois. This move was made in July 2017, the move to IRM was completed in August. This photo was taken of the 4601 on display at Illinois Railroad Museum on September 24, 2017. Still sporting some of its attractive Conrail blue paint and “can opener” logo, the 4601 is in dire need of a cosmetic restoration.

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