Pennsy K4s No. 1361 being watered in downtown Bellefonte on a cold October Saturday in 1987.
Primed and ReadyWhile there hasn't a huge amount of progress on the engine or boiler (background) at this time, attention is being had to a large piece of the puzzle.
Isn't This Putting the Cart Before the Horse?Some might say so. But while the museum organizes the remaining heavy work to the engine proper, the long-overdue finishing touches on P... (more)
Pennsy K4s No. 1361 on the wye at Bellefonte, with a short consist of three cars. Last I heard (February, 2019) they are planning to manufacture a new boiler.
The Last Hurrah? An original negative dated April 15, 1956 (63 years to the day of this submission), original photographer unknown, from my personal collection:
Pennsy K4s No. 1361 (Juniata, 1918) is just north of Tyrone with an 8-car excursion train in 1987.
The Pennsy K4 on its historic first excursion after rebuilding in 1987. It was announced yesterday that there will be "a new effort to restore No. 1361 to operation," according to "... (more)
Pennsylvania Railroad #1361 was built in 1918 at the Altoona Works. The locomotive was retired in 1956. it spent many years on static display at the Horseshoe Curve. In 1987, the locomotive return... (more)
The "boys" and the local citizenry are starting to gather round the just-arrived Pennsy K4 and its train. Excursion passengers were not allowed to ride on the Conrail mainline at that time, so th... (more)
The Pennsy K4 is dwarfed by the non-conventional signal bridge near CP ALTO, as it crosses over to return to the museum after a trip to Bellefonte.
The Pennsy K4 is oozing steam from every pore as its crew makes some adjustments. A live steam locomotive seems to exert an almost magnetic effect on the young and old alike.
PRR 1361 prepares to leave Duncansville on an Altoona-Duncansville excursion.
The boys are walking the Pennsy K4 around the wye, eyeing the rails. It's good no one was looking at the front driver, which seems to be "on edge." She made it around OK, though.
Pennsy K4s No. 1361 is pulling its tool car through the wye at Bellefonte, after having arrived from Vail with an excursion train.
PRR K4s No. 1361 is highballing along with eight cars in tow, on its way back to Altoona.