Shadows of the past
*disclaimer* shot with permission/ escort of police, not recommended to attempt without escort
after rail fanning at a local excursion line, the idea came about to maybe ... (more)
The Harrisburg Transportation Center is served by Amtrak's Pennsylvanian and Keystone Service routes, but has an old Pennsy GG-1 on display to remind travelers of years past.
Fresh out of the Strasburg Rail Road's shops, the classic GG-1 paint scheme as designer Raymond Loewy conceived it, with sans-serif Futura lettering. The 4859, built in December 1937 by Altoona/G... (more)
PRR GG1 #4859 sits about a 1,000 ft from the Harrisburg Transportation Center, currently protected under a tarp while Amtrak performs renovation work on the station's catenary, signals, switches a... (more)
Where We Used To Roam. PRR 4859 led the first electric-powered passenger train into Harrisburg way back on January 15th, 1938. 72 years later, she survives as a display piece under... (more)
The motive power displayed here also included PRR 460 4-4-2 that powered the "Lindbergh Special" on 6/11/1927 , and Lehigh Valley RR #40 Budd RDC-1. The smoke in the background is coming from PRR ... (more)
They say not to put the cart in front of the horse, in this case 4,620 horses, but I think this may be an exception to that rule. All 'board!
Old meets new at the Harrisburg Amtrak station. GG1 4859 and a PRR wood caboose stand idle while the last car of Amtrak's eastbound Pennsylvanian rolls under the concourse.
A preserved GG! in full PRR paint sits in the trainshed at Harriburg along with a PRR caboose
GG1 #4859 on display at the Harrisburg station.
I've always liked the looks of these beasts.