Discussion in 'Trainspotter ID' started by Triplex, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    The E-50 was an electric locomotive built by GE in the late 1960s. It was an upgrade of the E-44, which it resembles strongly. No common-carrier railroad owned it, only a dedicated coal hauler in Ohio, the Muskingum Electric. The E-50s ran from 1968 to 2002.

    E-50: http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/misc-m/mer100.jpg

    E-44 for comparison: http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/pc/pc4460ags.jpg

    Note that the section of lower roofline extends farther behind the cab on the E-50. Also, there are two vents one above the other and with no shield over them.
  2. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    Weird, i wasn't aware there was anything like an E44 running so late into the game, lol! I'll have to look into these E50s.
  3. kalvingp30fan

    kalvingp30fan New Member

    Do any of these E50's still exist?
  4. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    I think both were scrapped. With only a few electrified coal routes, the others with sufficient motive power, I guess there was no market for them.

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