Locomotives

MORRISTOWN & ERIE #19

Model - C424
Type - Diesel Electric Locomotive
Built - September 1964 in Schenectady, NY
Builders - American Locomotive Company
Current Owner - Tri-State Railway Historical Society

M&E 19 is the first locomotive saved for preservation in New Jersey in over 20 years. It spent the last 30+ years of its career hauling freight in Northern New Jersey for the Morristown & Erie Railway with its twin, #18. Both 18 and 19 were build side by side by ALCo and served the Toledo, Peoria & Western until 1983. Today, M&E 19 still runs and will be on display, running at Railroad Museum [for a day]. 

Pennsylvania #4877

Model - GG1
Type - Electric Locomotive
Built - January 1939 in Altoona, PA
Builders - American Locomotive Company
Current Owner - United Railroad Historical Society of NJ

The GG1 is one of the most recognizable and enduring landmarks of railroad engineering in the United States. Its distinctive styling was provided by famous industrial designer Raymond Lowey in 1935. Serving faithfully from the 1930s through 1983, the iconic GG1s pulled passenger trains through New Jersey daily between New York and Washington, DC. The #4877, along with #4879 (also in the URHS collection), operated on the final day of GG1 operations on October 29, 1983.

New York Central #4083

Model - E8A
Type - Diesel-Electric Locomotive
Built - August 1953 in La Grange, IL
Builder - Electro-Motive Division of General Motors (EMD)
Current Owner - United Railroad Historical Society of NJ

The E8A is a streamlined passenger-hauling locomotive which was widely purchased by the country's major railroads. The New York Central Railroad used E8As to pull some of the country's most famous trains, such as the 20th Century Limited. The #4083 is the only surviving unit from a three-locomotive set painted in an experimental "Century Green" scheme in 1961.

 

Erie Lackawanna #3372

Model - U34CH
Type - Diesel-Electric Locomotive
Built - April 1971 in Erie, PA
Builder - General Electric (GE) Transportation Systems
Current Owner - United Railroad Historical Society of NJ

The U34CH is a dual-purpose commuter and freight locomotive developed specifically for use in New Jersey. It was the first generation of locomotives to provide "head-end power" for lights and air conditioning in Erie Lackawanna's "Dieseliner" coaches.  Only thirty-two of these locomotives were constructed, serving almost exclusively in New Jersey until the mid-1990s. The #3372 is the only survivor, and the URHS is currently raising funds to restore it to operation.

Erie #436

Model - SW9
Type - Diesel-Electric Locomotive
Built - April 1952 in La Grange, IL
Builder - Electro-Motive Division of General Motors (EMD)
Current Owner - United Railroad Historical Society of NJ

The SW9 is a switcher locomotive from a long line of similar locomotives produced by EMD from the 1930s through the 1960s. Thousands of similar locomotives were rostered by nearly every railroad in New Jersey, with several still in service today. This unit, built for the Erie Railroad, was often used for local freight service on the railroad's branches in northern New Jersey as well as on branches across its New Jersey-to-Chicago route.