PRR E44 & E44a Motors
PRR E44 Motors
Stock #HO-PE44
Release Date: February 11, 2013
Price: $5.00

Stock #N-PE44
Release Date: February 11, 2013
Price: $5.00

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This set was produced to introduce a more comprehensive set for these classes, which hadn't been done by previous
manufacturers.

The E44 motors were built starting in 1960 as a more modern replacement of the P5 freight motors which had been in
service for nearly 30 years.  The original E44 motor class was equipped with liquid cooled ignition rectifiers, in 1962 GE
developed silicon diode rectifiers, and the last 6 on the order, 4460-4465 were equipped from GE as such, giving them
subclass E44a. Later, original E44’s would be retrofitted with the new rectifiers. The entire fleet of 66 motors lasted
through the end of PRR into PC, and most survived to serve Conrail, Amtrak and New Jersey Transit.

This sheet has enough data to do 1 motor. The prefix numbers have been done in one piece allowing you to pick which
number you want. The E44 motors, as delivered had a Shadow Keystone monogram applied to them, however it isn’t
clear through research what color the shadow on the keystone was. It has been speculated that is was a chocolate brown
color. However it’s also been speculated as being white or aluminum in color. Finally, most pictures also show that there
was no shadow at all, or it could have been obliterated by road grime on the motor. So, three different monograms have
been included for you to apply to your E44.

In HO the E44 and E44a has been imported in brass by Alco Models. In N it has been produced in plastic through
Shapeways.

For painting this motor, the entire body including the frame is the be painted Dark Green Locomotive Enamel. Everything
below the frame is to be painted black.

Unfortunately, at this time there is no definitive article on the PRR’s E44 Motors. However, pictures can be found in
numerous publications.
One sheet does half of a locomotive. Two sheets are provided in the set.
Shown below are prototype photos, model photos, and the decal artwork.
HO - Now Available
N - Now Available
E44 4409