Amtrak Photo Archive
an unofficial Amtrak site

the E8b,E-9B
including heater cars, HEP cars made from E-9Bs


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  E8B  Location & Information  Date  Photo Credit
 1371 ex UP 932B built Feb 1953 -
in Nov 1973 it was leased to Amtrak as 1371 in May 1973? (info does not match photos) sold to Amtrak and became 371 in November 1973
It was retired by Amtrak in June 1974, then sold on May 28 1975 for scrap to Naporano Iron & Metal, Newark, NJ
June 1972   from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
         
370  Los Angles CA
ex-UP 927B
built Jun 1950 - in July 1971 it was sold to Amtrak renumbered 370 in July 1971; painted to full Amtrak paint in January 1973, it was retired by Amtrak in July 1974 and then sold for scrap to Naporano Iron & Metal, Newark, N.J. 28 May 1975
 March 7, 1973  Mel Lawrence
  371      
372  Sacramento CA
ex-UP 940B Built March 1953,
in May 1971 it was leased to Amtrak, Sold to Amtrak 372 in October 1971,
it was retired by Amtrak in June 1974,
it was sold for scrap May 28 1975 to Naporano Iron & Metal, Newark, N.J.
 March 20,1974  David Stanley
  373 ex UP 941B - built Mar 1953
Leased to Amtrak as 1373 in in May 1972, it was sold to Amtrak in November 1973; retired by Amtrak in February 1974; sold on May 28 1975 for scrap to Naporano Iron & Metal, Newark, N.J.
   
  374

ex-UP 948B was built Apr 1953
In May 1971 it was leased to Amtrak then sold to Amtrak in October 1971

retired in June 1974

Sold for scrap on
May 28, 1975 to
Naporano Iron & Metal

   
E9B
 1456 ex-UP 952B Built May 1954 Leased to Amtrak 1456 in May 1971; sold to Amtrak in November 1973; rebuilt by ICG-Paducah to unpowered steam generator car 1918; renumbered to Amtrak 668; sold to Providence & Worcester 51 in April 1983  June 1972  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner 
450  Chicago IL
ex-MILW 32B
 June 1974  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 451 California?
ex-MILW 34B
 March 1976  R.H.Lehmuth
452  California?
ex-MILW 35B
 November 1974  RH Lehmuth
452      from the
collection of
Jim Hebner 
453 ex-UP 911B built Dec 1962
Leased to Amtrak in May 1971
sold to Amtrak in Oct 1971

retired in Nov 1974
sold for scrap to Aaron Ferer & Son, Omaha, Neb., in June 1976.
   from the
collection of
Jim Hebner 
 454 ex-UP 912B Built Dec 1963 Leased to Amtrak in July 1971;

Sold to Amtrak in June 1972; Retired June 25, 1974 sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon IL in June 1976 and scrapped.
    from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
455 ex-951B built May 1954
Sold to Amtrak in July 1972 retired by Sept 30 1974
sold for scrap June 1976 to Aaron Ferer & Son,
Omaha, NE
    from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
  456 ex-UP 952B
Built May 1954
Leased to Amtrak as 1456 in May 1971;

Sold to Amtrak in Nov 1973

Rebuilt by ICG-Paducah to unpowered steam generator car 1918; renumbered to Amtrak 668;

sold to Providence & Worcester 51 in April 1983.
   
457 ex-UP 954B
Built May 1954
Sold to Amtrak in Sept 1972

Renumbered Amtrak 476 in mid 1977; retired by 1980; sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, IL, in June 1981 and scrapped.
  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
    ex-UP 956B
Built June 1954
Sold to Amtrak in Sept 1972
Retired May 14 1974
Sold in May 1976 to Auto Train Corp. for conversion to steam generator car
   
461  Sacramento CA
ex-UP 959B
Built June 1954
Sold to Amtrak in July 1972
Retired May 29, 1974
Sold for scrap to Naporano Iron & Metal in May 1976
 March 16, 1974  Mel Lawrence
 462 ex-UP 961B was sold to Amtrak 462 in July 1972
Retired Sept 30 1974
Sold for scrap to Aaron Ferer & Son, Omaha, NE
in June 1976
  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner 
464 ex-UP 964B was sold to Amtrak in July 1972

Retired 29 May 29 1974

Sold for scrap to Naporano Iron & Metal, Newark, NJ in May 1976
  Paul Hunnell
 465 ex-UP 965B was sold to Amtrak in July 1972;

Retired in late 1974

sold to Precision National Corp. in Mount Vernon, IL in June 1976 and scrapped.
    from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
  466 ex-UP 966B was sold to Amtrak in September 1972 Retired on May 25 1974

Rebuilt by ICG-Paducah to unpowered Amtrak steam generator car 1920, late 1975

Renumbered to 670 in mid-1977

Sold to Heart of Dixie Chapter, NRHS, in May 1983

sold to UP in February 1995 stored at Cheyenne, WY as part of heritage fleet
   
467

ex-UP 967B was sold to Amtrak in July 1972;

Retired 16 June 16, 1974

Rebuilt by ICG-Paducah to unpowered Amtrak steam generator car 1921, late 1975

Renumbered to 671 in
mid-1977

sold to Michigan Northern as their 671 in May 1983

Now August 2008
After 18 months of hard work by the Horicon shop forces in their spare time, WSOR 102 has rolled out of the shop fully operational with a fresh new paint job. WSOR 102 was originally built for the Union Pacific as their UP 967B in September of 1955. The locomotive ended up on Amtrak, with prime movers stripped out and converted to a steam generator car. WSOR stripped out the prime movers and electrical gear from a former MARC E9 and transferred to WSOR 102 to return it to an operational E9B. When teamed up with WSORs two E9A’s, the trio become the only true fully operational E9 A-B-A set in the U.S. The units will be used for executive specials.

    from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
468

ex-970B was sold to Amtrak 468 in September 1972; Retired August 4 1974
Rebuilt by ICG-Paducah to unpowered steam generator car 1919 in late 1975 and renumbered 669 mid-1977

it was sold to Alaska Railroad as their P7 in January 1982

Sold to Feather River Railroad Society, Portola, CA In 1989

Donated to UP in December 1990 and rebuilt by VMV with a single 16 cylinder, 2000 horsepower EMD 645 engine in April 1993;
renumbered to 963B in April 1993; in service as UP 963B, as part of the heritage fleet.

Wow - full circle!

 April 1974   from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
468  Chicago IL
became Steam Generator Car 669 in 1975
 May 24, 1974  Paul Hunnell
468  Paducah KY
With the plywood in the windows, this shot is probably just before conversion to a steam Generator car.
After 669 it was renumbered 1919
 August 7, 1975  JL Peffery
  469 ex-UP 971B was leased to Amtrak 1469 in May 1972

Sold to Amtrak Nov 1973
Retired 19 June 19 1974
Rebuilt by ICG-Paducah to unpowered steam generator car 1917 in late 1975

renumbered to 667 in
mid-1977

sold to Golden Arrow Tours (in Illinois) in May 1983.
   
470 ex-UP 972B was leased to Amtrak in July 1972

sold to Amtrak 470 in November 1973;

retired by Amtrak by 1980 - sold to Precision National Corp., Mount Vernon, IL in June 1981 and scrapped
    from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
  471 ex-MILW 31B    
  472 ex-MILW 33B    
 
  473  Chicago IL
Built 4/56 ex AMT 450; MILW 32B, 202B
   
474  Spokane WA
Built 4/56 ex-AMT 451; MILW 34B, 204B
 Feb 12, 1979  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 475 Built 4/56 ex-AMT 452; MILW 35B, 205B     from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
  476 Built 5/54 ex-AMT 457; UP 954B    
     400(E9A), 472, 475, 476 converted to fuel tenders 1981?    

1916      from the
collection of
Jim Hebner 
1918       from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
1920      from the
collection of
Jim Hebner 
1921  Homewood IL  Feb 1976  RP Campbell
1921       from the
collection of
Jim Hebner

I have found some conflicting data about HEP and steam Generation cars - trying to clear it up

In October 1977 Amtrak 1910-1921 became 660-671, 1922-1926 became 672-676, the new 677- 684 former numbers are unknown - former 1291-1299 became 685-692 (1296 had already been scrapped)

     Information  Date  Photo Credit
 Sacramento CA January 27, 1980  Jack Black 
 660

 Los Angeles CA
Redondo Jct
former BN/GN G10
nee GN F3B 354B

 April 5, 1981  Timothy Dickinson
 Los Angeles CA
Redondo Jct
 April 5, 1981  Timothy Dickinson
 Willets CA  May 23, 2006  Jonathan Peiffer
 New Haven CT  March 28,1982   from the
collection of
Frank Szachacz
   New Haven CT
ex Amtrak 1911
ex Amtrak 11
ex BN/GN H-11
ex GN F-3B 434B
built1947-48
 March 28,1982   from the
collection of
Frank Szachacz
 Northeast PA
owned by the
Lakeshore Chapter NRHS
nee GN F-3B 432B
 June 25, 1988  Kevin DeGroff
 665
 New Haven CT  May 22, 1983  from the
collection of
Frank Szachacz
   New Haven CT  May 22, 1983  from the
collection of
Frank Szachacz
 666
 ex-Amtrak 1916, 463, 1463
ex Union Pacific 963B
rebuilt to Steam Generator Car in 1975
   
 Anchorage Alaska
666 was sold to Alaska RR - became their P6
 Sept 1999  M. McCullor
Portland OR  October 1978   Cliff West
  Portland OR  October 1978   Cliff West
 Built as UP 970B Became Amtrak 468, then 1919, later it was sold to Alaska RR - became their P7
October 1978 
 Cliff West
 

 ex-Amtrak 1920
ex-Amtrak 466
It was owned by the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum in Calera, Alabama and stored in Birmingham, Alabama near the Amtrak station. The unit was sold to Union Pacific and moved shortly after the photo was taken. UP, which numbered it 966B, bought the EB to add to their excursion set.

It was no longer a true E unit; Amtrak had rebuilt it as a heater car in 1975

 Jan 1995  Bryan Turner
  671

 rebuilt to Steam Generator Car in 1975
ex-Amtrak 1921, 467
ex-Union Pacific 967b

   

Head End Power cars built by St Louis Car in 1953 as Army Kitchen cars
Rebuilt into 1300 series Baggage cars in 1973
further rebuilt into 1290 series Head End Power Cars in 1975
renumbered into the 685-689series about 1979-80
686  New Haven CT
ex-Amtrak 1292
ex Amtrak 1304
ex Army 89657
 March 28, 1982   from the
collection of
Frank Szachacz


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This archive was first accessed August 1996
Updated April 21, 2011