The EP-5s were put into service in the New Haven's electrified Shore Line route between New York and New Haven, Connecticut. They very quickly they earned the nickname "Jets" because of the sound of the blower motors need to cool the ignitron rectifiers. Several EP-5s continued in service after the Penn Central merger in 1969 while others were stored (with the new class designation E40). The PC transferred some units to former PRR territory where they were used in freight service. The last Jet was retired in 1977, shortly after the formation of Conrail. All ten units were scrapped.
Both as-built units with smooth side panels and modified units with the large vent openings are available. Double and single pantograph shoes will be applied as appropriate and later nose grabs and platforms are included with each locomotive as a user-installed option where appropriate.
This model was built with assistance of the New Haven Railroad Technical and Historical Association. Other features of the EP-5 include separately applied details, etched-metal grilles and metal magnetic knuckle couplers. The EP-5 Jet comes equipped with a sound and DCC decoder with accurate sound recordings and includes a complete lighting package.