K4s running in reverse to the Meadows Engine Terminal after dropping either the Broker or the Banker at the Harborside Terminal at the Hudson River. This was the terminal for the Hudson & Manhatta... (more)
Shark spotting at Harrisburg.. These units powered our overnight train from Pittsburgh, PA. My friend who was traveling with me was the late Jim Kelly, who took this photo with my camera. The po... (more)
Another of the Blue Ribbon Fleet is ready to roll at Harrisburg but note that the engineer is looking at me, a teenaged picture-taker, standing out on the platform. PRR class EP22
By September 1957, the sharks largely replaced the K4's on the NY&LB, seen here highballing South Amboy at sunset after the swap out with the GG1. PRR Class BP40.
Double your pleasure, double your fun. The GG1 has been swapped out and a pair of K4's take this outbound train the remainder of the way.
Time on the high iron is almost up for this pair of 2-8-0's, #3583 and sister #559 at the west throat of Thorndale, halfway between Philly and Lancaster. These locos were used as helpers to assist... (more)
I think I can! I think I can! It's getting to be twilight time for finding any steam on the PRR at this juncture, but lo a spirited #685 blasts past one of those damn diesels at Camden. PRR Class... (more)
It's late April, the sun is getting higher in the sky, and K4s #3858 has a commuter train in tow, making a mid-day outbound stop at Asbury Park.
A pair of engines wait in the helper pit at Altoona. The F3a is a PRR Class EF15 and the close unit is a Baldwin Passenger Shark BP20 Number 5777, with a BLW designation DR-12-8-3000.
The PRR St. Clair Ave. roundhouse was like railfan Disneyland in the mid '50's. Steam, exotic diesels, even imported Santa Fe 2-10-4's, and the fuel tanks they required since they were oil burner... (more)
2-8-0 #8301 makes a spin on the Columbus turntable. PRR Class H10.
Another scene for the modelers in the audience, as PRR Class L1s #1685 waits with a cut of cars, the Renovo shop buildings in the distance. The spotlight-equipped '51 Plymouth might have been a c... (more)
Here's another view of I1sa #1292 waiting to make a move in the yard at Renovo, eyeballing the photographer in the process.
His tender full of coal, the Fireman patiently waits as his engine is topped off with sand. Soon it'll back down to a train, tie on, test air, and be on the road. PRR Class M1a
Time for a little sandhouse gossip before getting out on the road with a train. PRR Class M1a