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Pennsylvania Railroad Long-Distance Passenger Trains
The Pennsy was one of the biggest passenger carriers in the United States, but its fortunes waned and it lost business to the highways and skies, and stumbled toward its ill-fated merger with the New York Central.
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Photo ID: 627204

The Pennsy's summer train, THE NORTHERN ARROW, has just arrived at its destination, Mackinaw City. Michigan with sections from St. Louis, Cincinnati and Chicago. It is 1961, the last year of PRR p... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Mackinaw City, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: 5895
Train ID: NORTHERN ARROW
Photo Date: 1961


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By: Hartland Smith

Added: Aug 17, 2017

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Photo ID: 626981

it is late afternoon and the Pennsy's summer time NORTHERN ARROW with sections headed for Cincinnati, St. Louis and Chicago via Fort Wayne has backed out onto the railroad dock to pick up passenge... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: Baldwin DR 6-4-20
Location: Mackinaw City, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: NORTHERN ARROW
Photo Date: July 31, 1951


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By: Hartland Smith

Added: Aug 15, 2017

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Photo ID: 518513

This 1955 excursion via the PRR Schuylkill Branch into to anthracite region makes a stop at Carbon enabling the photographer a chance to get a shot of two PRR employees sharing a moment in this ... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Mount Carbon, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 5875
Train ID: Special
Photo Date: June 12, 1955


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Feb 10, 2015

Views: 10,483
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Photo ID: 437511

The passenger cars number out of sight as GG-1 4926 slips Pennsylvania RR's Train 111 "President" into Washington, D. C. at Ivy City on Saturday, Feb. 22, 1964. The dependable GG-1 probably neve... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 4926
Train ID: PRR 111
Photo Date: February 21, 1964


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: May 26, 2013

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Photo ID: 429223

The photographer rode this train from Pittsburgh, and due to station dwell time was able to get up front and record this scene. PRR's second order of E8's from EMD came in Tuscan Red, #5701 was t... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Steubenville, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 5701
Train ID: passenger
Photo Date: June 12, 1953


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Mar 21, 2013

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Photo ID: 429059

It's train time at Steubenville! While locals watch express and baggage being unloaded at it's stop along the Panhandle, a photo is captured of 1953 life in America. For the rivet counters, this... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Steubenville, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 5701
Train ID: passenger
Photo Date: June 12, 1953


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Mar 20, 2013

Views: 8,476
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Photo ID: 428997

A train waits on track #15 while a work gang tackles trackwork on adjacent rails in the open shed of the Pittsburgh terminal, June 1953. PRR was in the process of renovating the station platforms... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 5835
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: June 12, 1953


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Mar 19, 2013

Views: 6,861
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Favorited: 58

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Photo ID: 424947

The company the photographer held an assembly-line job with went on strike for a 25-cent raise in September 1951. That was all the temptation he needed to climb aboard PRR train #13, an overnight... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: Baldwin BP60T
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 5833
Train ID: 13
Photo Date: September 10, 1951


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Feb 13, 2013

Views: 17,562
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Photo ID: 411594

Here's mainline action from the area south of Duncannon in the Spring of 1958 as an afternoon eastbound of the Blue Ribbon fleet rolls by at speed. The late Jim Kelly and John commandeered his fa... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Perdix, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 5839
Train ID: passenger
Photo Date: April 18, 1958


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Oct 10, 2012

Views: 6,437
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Photo ID: 407706

Battered and bruised #5851 bends into view with a train at Marysville. PRR Class EP20. This is the eastbound Broadway Limited, taken on or near 21 June 1965 at about 5:50AM.

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Marysville, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 5851
Train ID: passenger
Photo Date: June, 1964


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Aug 31, 2012

Views: 5,885
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Photo ID: 397148

The ill-fated Aerotrain leaves the station enroute to Pittsburgh, The train began running on the PRR in February, 1956 and continued for nine months.

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: GM EMD LWT12 AeroTrain
Location: Newark, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 1000
Train ID: Aerotrain
Photo Date: March, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: May 07, 2012

Views: 14,214
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Photo ID: 376099

This photo was snapped at the end of a three-week railfan photo binge by John and his friend the late Bill Rosenberg. The trip included stops in two countries, several states, and multiple large ... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 5892
Train ID: passenger
Photo Date: August 17, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Sep 25, 2011

Views: 11,101
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Favorited: 83

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Photo ID: 355214

The hazy skies of the Steel City dominate the downtown skyline scene in this view as seen from the platforms during PRR's early 50's station renovation. A pair of PRR E8's in Brunswick Green hav... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 5799
Train ID: passenger
Photo Date: June 12, 1953


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Feb 21, 2011

Views: 19,234
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Photo ID: 355027

Less than a year old, PRR 5804 gets readied for departure to Chicago at 11am as seen in this Ansco Color view. PRR was renovating their Pittsburgh terminal at the time of this photo, pardon the w... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 5804
Train ID: Fort Pitt
Photo Date: June 12, 1953


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Feb 20, 2011

Views: 12,153
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Photo ID: 319454

The MIDDAY CONGRESSIONAL behind GG1 4884 rushes west as a New York bound multiple unit train sits at Elizabeth.

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: 4884
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1960


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By: Bob Krone

Added: Apr 02, 2010

Views: 11,011
Comments: 1

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