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Vintage Pennsy
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Photo ID: 462068

PRR's terminal switcher at Harrisburg in this era was homebuilt (Altoona Works) electric B1 #5691, which waits between assignments in the early morning of September 10, 1951 after switching cars f... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: B1
Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 5691
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: September 10, 1951


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Dec 13, 2013

Views: 7,947
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Photo ID: 455273

Reading T1 2111 pulls tonnage on the PRR Northern Region in the Williamsport area. These engines were leased by the PRR as a cheaper alternative than doing class repairs on their own aging fleet ... (more)

Railroad: Reading
Locomotive: Steam 4-8-4
Location: Williamsport area, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: RDG 2111
Train ID: manifest
Photo Date: August 19, 1956


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Oct 15, 2013

Views: 11,308
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Photo ID: 453857

F3's in dedicated helper service shove another one west up the slope past Alto.

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 9687
Train ID: manifest
Photo Date: July 25, 1952


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Oct 04, 2013

Views: 7,770
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Photo ID: 453856

The boneyard at Altoona Works, July 1952. The locomotive at the left is a 2-8-0 H Class Mikado and the one in the background is a 2-10-4 J Class Texas type.

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: n/a
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: n/a
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: July 25, 1952


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Oct 04, 2013

Views: 11,252
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Photo ID: 453845

The pair of new geeps are spotted near the old auxiliary coal dock. PRR class ES15m, in service 1951.

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 8798
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: July 25, 1952


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Oct 04, 2013

Views: 6,632
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Photo ID: 453510

Brakeshoes smoke after descending the summit west of Altoona, the crew brought the train down the mountain safely and may run through. The coupler cover, still intact, is noteworthy. The station i... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: Alco FA-2
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 9615
Train ID: manifest
Photo Date: July 25, 1952


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Oct 01, 2013

Views: 13,454
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Photo ID: 453464

A light engine move past the invading diesels grabs John's attention away from the shop overview shots he'd been taking on this July morning 60+ years ago. The 2-10-0's were the heavy haulers on ... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-10-0
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: unk
Train ID: light engine
Photo Date: July 25, 1952


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Oct 01, 2013

Views: 14,898
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Favorited: 50

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Photo ID: 453290

Cambria & Indiana RR coal cars are in the consist of a train rolling by on the main. C&I was nowhere near Indiana, the state, but revenues per mile of track for the small RR were the greatest of ... (more)

Railroad: Cambria & Indiana
Locomotive: n/a
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: 4412
Train ID: coal loads
Photo Date: July 25, 1952


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Sep 29, 2013

Views: 17,102
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Photo ID: 453061

A Southern box car with a newly repaired door sits outside the shops near the Altoona station, seen in the distance.

Railroad: Southern Railway
Locomotive: n/a
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: 148829
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: July 25, 1952


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Sep 28, 2013

Views: 14,054
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Photo ID: 453058

Newly constructed and painted PRR gons are ready for their markings in this July 1952 scene at Altoona.

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: n/a
Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: n/a
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: July 25, 1952


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Sep 28, 2013

Views: 8,461
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Photo ID: 445570

Although he was a non-member, an unknown deceased railfan's wife donated his slides to the Akron Railroad Club. Members were allowed to take a few partially-loaded trays of what were mostly second... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: GG-1
Location: New Jersey, USA
Locomotive #: 4809
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: refarkas

Added: Aug 01, 2013

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Photo ID: 429933

This photo illustrates how the cover on the coupler could be pulled back to facilitate coupling when in trail position. In this case, a REA express box converted from a Pullman troop sleeper is c... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 5895
Train ID: passenger
Photo Date: June 12, 1953


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Mar 27, 2013

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Photo ID: 429291

The SW works the mail and express cars under the terminal. PRR class ES6 Ansco Color original

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SW1
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 5952
Train ID: terminal switch
Photo Date: June 12, 1953


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Mar 22, 2013

Views: 5,351
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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

Views: 7,212
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Photo ID: 429219

Service tracks downtown under the 28th St. bridge was where Alco "roadswitchers" used in commuter service were found (see coach yard in the distance), along with those "geeps" (General Purpose) en... (more)

Railroad: Pennsylvania Railroad
Locomotive: EMD GP7
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: PRR 8556
Train ID: n/a
Photo Date: May 31, 1954


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Mar 21, 2013

Views: 5,530
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Favorited: 30

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