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Photo ID: 423740

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)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Renovo, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 1685
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: August 18, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Feb 04, 2013

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Photo ID: 423739

Here's another view of I1sa #1292 waiting to make a move in the yard at Renovo, eyeballing the photographer in the process.

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-10-0
Location: Renovo, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 1292
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: August 18, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Feb 04, 2013

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Photo ID: 423640

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

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2
Location: Renovo, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 6979
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: August 18, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Feb 03, 2013

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Photo ID: 423567

Time for a little sandhouse gossip before getting out on the road with a train. PRR Class M1a

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2
Location: Renovo, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 6979
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: August 18, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Feb 03, 2013

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Photo ID: 423479

Black Beauty gets a once-over at the rack in Renovo while the photographer gets eyeballed by the laborer. This Mikado had a PRR class designation of L1s, and the "NOR" stencil on the pilot design... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Renovo, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: 1429
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: August 18, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Feb 02, 2013

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Photo ID: 423476

Engine #4587 makes a reverse move in the yard. The rough-riding 2-10-0's were not favorites of Pennsy crews but part of their longevity was due to their ability to haul heavy loads. This one has... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-10-0
Location: Renovo, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: 4587
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: August 18, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Feb 02, 2013

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Photo ID: 423342

On a very hazy summer day in August 1956 the air in the Susquehanna Valley hung heavy as Pennsy steam engines worked right alongside the exotic 1st generation diesels at the company town of Renovo... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-10-0
Location: Renovo, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: 1292
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: August 18, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Feb 01, 2013

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Photo ID: 376259

PRR steam lays over at Bay Head Jct. This 3751 did not lead an illustrious life after retirement like the one on the west coast, unfortunately.

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Bay Head Jct., New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 3751
Train ID: commuter power
Photo Date: February 22, 1954


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Sep 26, 2011

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Photo ID: 376257

L1s 2369 awaiting a call to duty at Williamsport, PA. Note the circular number plate common to freight engines prior to the use of a Keystone plate on the M1 Class freight haulers in the 1920s.

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 2369
Train ID: helper power
Photo Date: August 18, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Sep 26, 2011

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Photo ID: 347967

A PRR Texas-type is being doubled to another PRR brute, probably for the purpose of dragging another coal load north to the docks at Sandusky. Doubleheaded steam was fairly common practice on the... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: PRR Class J1a, 2-10-4.
Location: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 6490
Train ID: coal train power
Photo Date: August 14, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Dec 09, 2010

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Photo ID: 246596

There was still steam working Harrisburg at the end of 1956, and it didn't take long for John to zero in on it. PRR Class L1s.

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 1596
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: December 30, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Aug 13, 2008

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Photo ID: 246455

John's year-end PRR foray with his railfan friend the late Bill Rosenberg of Long Island, N.Y., moves from Hagerstown to Harrisburg and he immediately puts his Argus C3 to work. P5A 4769 poses wi... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: P5A
Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 4769
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: December 30, 1956


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Added: Aug 12, 2008

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Photo ID: 246392

PRR 3583 is shoving a train at Hagerstown. Hagerstown was the first stop of a three-day railfan safari to end the year 1956 with his longtime railfan friend, the late Bill Rosenberg. PRR Class L... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 3583
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: December 29, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Aug 12, 2008

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Photo ID: 246361

The twilight of steam on the PRR is captured south of the Mason-Dixon line. PRR Class L1s.

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 3583
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: December 29, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Aug 11, 2008

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Photo ID: 234541

Another view of the 6768 with its huge tender pulling at Altoona. Click on "PRR 6768" above for associated views of this engine from John's camera that day. PRR Class M1a.

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-2
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 6768
Train ID: manifest
Photo Date: June 11, 1953


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By: John Dziobko

Added: May 07, 2008

Views: 7,865
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Favorited: 20
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