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PRR 9771, EF-15A, 1963
Title:  PRR 9771, EF-15A, 1963
Description:  24th Street. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad train in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 11 October 1963. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #9771, #9687, and #7262. All were built by EMD. #9771 is an EF-15A built in 1951 and rated at 1,500 horsepower. #9687 is an EH-15 built in 1949 and rated at 1,500 horsepower. #7262 is an EFS-17M built in 1959 and rated at 1,750 horsepower. They are about to pass under the 24th Street Bridge with a 103-car mixed-cargo freight train on their way up the Allegheny Mountains via the Horseshoe Curve to Gallitzin and points West. Partially visible on the left is SLOPE Tower.
Photo Date:  10/11/1963  Upload Date: 10/9/2016 12:30:34 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge,Signal
Locomotives:  PRR 9771(F7A) PRR 9687(F3A) PRR 7262(GP9)
Views:  1655   Comments: 2
PRR 9838, EF-15A, 1965
Title:  PRR 9838, EF-15A, 1965
Description:  Winter. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad train in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 03 January 1965. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #9838, #9844-B, and #9834. All are EFP-15's built by EMD in 1952 and rated at 1,500 horsepower each. They are pulling an 83-car train under the 4th Street Bridge, and are about to begin climbing the Allegheny Mountains via the Horseshoe Curve to Gallitzin and points West. Bringing-up the rear are "pushers" #8667, #8666, and #8669. Visible on the left are a telephone box and a venerable black water tower, the last sign of the "Age of Steam" in this part of town.
Photo Date:  1/3/1965  Upload Date: 9/10/2016 3:45:46 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge,Winter
Locomotives:  PRR 9838(FP7A) PRR 9844-B(F7B) PRR 9834(FP7A)
Views:  1502   Comments: 1
PRR 4913, GG-1, 1962
Title:  PRR 4913, GG-1, 1962
Description:  Electrified. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad train in Wilmington, Delaware, on 21 June 1962. Shown here is PRR electric engine #4913, a GG-1 built in Juniata during January of 1942. It has just pulled a southbound passenger train into the Wilmington Station and awaits orders to proceed on to Washington, D.C. This locomotive is presently on exhibit at the Railroaders Memorial Museum in Altoona, Pennsylvania.
Photo Date:  6/21/1962  Upload Date: 9/2/2016 12:53:29 AM
Location:  Wilmington, DE
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 4913(GG1)
Views:  1565   Comments: 2
PRR 2282, EF-25, 1966
Title:  PRR 2282, EF-25, 1966
Description:  Mid-Mountain. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad train West of Altoona, Pennsylvania, during mid-June of 1966. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #2282, #2260, and another unit whose number is not legible. #2282 and #2260 are EF-25's built by EMD in 1964 and rated at 2,500 horsepower each. They are pulling an eastbound merchandise freight train down the Allegheny Mountains to Altoona and points East. The slope of the Horseshoe Curve's upper end is also visible in the distance.
Photo Date:  6/21/1966  Upload Date: 8/25/2016 11:51:32 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 2282(GP35) PRR 2260(GP35)
Views:  1569   Comments: 2
PRR 5703, EP-22, 1966
Title:  PRR 5703, EP-22, 1966
Description:  Tyrone. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad train in Tyrone, Pennsylvania, on 16 April 1966. Shown here (R to L) are PRR engine #5703 and another unit whose number is not recorded. #5703 is an EP-22 built by EMD in 1952 and rated at 2,250 horsepower. They are pulling a westbound passenger train from Harrisburg through the Tyrone Station to Altoona, Pittsburgh, and points West.
Photo Date:  4/16/1966  Upload Date: 8/6/2016 11:40:21 AM
Location:  Tyrone, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 5703(E8A)
Views:  1483   Comments: 0
PRR 5765, EP-22, 1965
Title:  PRR 5765, EP-22, 1965
Description:  Birmingham. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad train near Birmingham, Pennsylvania, on 10 July 1965. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #5765, #5714, #5889, #5856, and #5867. All were built by EMD. #5765 and #5714 are EP-22's built in 1952 and rated at 2,250 horsepower each. #5889 is an EP-22 built in 1950 and rated at 2,250 horsepower. #5856 and #5867 are EP-20's rated at 2,000 horsepower each; #5856 was built in 1948, but #5867 was built in 1949. They are pulling a 48-car westbound mail/express train. This photo was taken at the stone quarry crossing, just off of State Route 453.
Photo Date:  7/10/1965  Upload Date: 7/27/2016 10:35:28 AM
Location:  Birmingham, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 5765(E8A) PRR 5714(E8A) PRR 5889(E8A) PRR 5856(E7A) PRR 5867(E7A)
Views:  1303   Comments: 4
PRR 8668, AS-18AM, 1966
Title:  PRR 8668, AS-18AM, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original telephoto view that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during May of 1966. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #8668, #8663, #2200, #2201, #2203, and #2202. #8668 and #8663 are both AS-18AM's built by the American Locomotive Company in 1958 and rated at 1,800 horsepower each. #2200, #2201, #2203, and #2202 are all EF-22's built by EMD in 1963 and rated at 2,250 horsepower each. They are pulling a westbound ore train. Note all of the G-39 "Ore Jennies"!
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 4:23:41 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  PRR 8668(RSD12) PRR 2200(GP30) PRR 8663(RSD12) PRR 2201(GP30) PRR 2203(GP30) PRR 2202(GP30)
Views:  1263   Comments: 3
PRR 5760, EP-22, 1966
Title:  PRR 5760, EP-22, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original telephoto view that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during May of 1966. Shown here (L to R) is PRR engine #5760 and two others whose numbers are not legible. #5760 is an EP-22 built by EMD in 1951 and rated at 2,250 horsepower. They are pulling a 17-car westbound mail/express train under four-track Signal Bridge #2417, and passing a slow-moving ore train at the same time.
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 3:52:46 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 5760(E8A)
Views:  948   Comments: 1
PRR 9819, EF-15A, 1966
Title:  PRR 9819, EF-15A, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during mid-May of 1966. Shown here is PRR engine #9819 and another unit whose number is not legible. Both locomotives were built by EMD. #9819 is an EF-15A built in 1951 and rated at 1,500 horsepower. They are pulling a smokin' eastbound coal train around the Horseshoe Curve and down the Allegheny Mountains to Altoona and points East.
Photo Date:  5/21/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 11:23:50 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
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Locomotives:  PRR 9819(F7A)
Views:  949   Comments: 3
PRR 6513, GF-25A, 1966
Title:  PRR 6513, GF-25A, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during mid-May of 1966. Shown here (R to L) are PRR engines #6513 and #6083. #6513 is a GF-25A built by General Electric in 1965 and rated at 2,500 horsepower. #6083 is an EF-30A built by EMD in 1966 and rated at 3,000 horsepower. They are pulling a westbound mixed-cargo freight around the Horseshoe Curve and up the Allegheny Mountains to Gallitzin and points West.
Photo Date:  5/21/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 11:40:11 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 6513(U25C) PRR 6083(SD40)
Views:  1050   Comments: 6
PRR 2511, GF-25, 1964
Title:  PRR 2511, GF-25, 1964
Description:  Wye Switches. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad train at the Wye Switches in Duncansville, Pennsylvania, on 05 October 1964. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #2511, #9546-B, and #9686. #2511 is a GF-25 built by GE in 1962 and rated at 2,500 horsepower. #9546-B and #9686 are EH-15's built by EMD and rated at 1,500 horsepower each; the B-unit was built in 1948, but the A-unit was built in 1949. These three Diesels, two freight cars, PRR caboose #477781, and three ALCO helper engines have just arrived from Altoona and are now backing into the Hollidaysburg Yards as they pass WYE Tower.
Photo Date:  10/5/1964  Upload Date: 6/29/2016 1:58:02 AM
Location:  Duncansville, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 2511(U25B) PRR 9546-B(F3B) PRR 9686(F3A)
Views:  1016   Comments: 2
PRR 8627, AS-18M, 1964
Title:  PRR 8627, AS-18M, 1964
Description:  Holly. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad train at HOLLY Block in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, on 08 August 1964. Shown here is PRR engine #8627, an AS-18M built by the American Locomotive Company in 1957 and rated at 1,800 horsepower. It is pulling a 24-car mixed-cargo freight train on the Bedford Secondary Track. The train has stopped for the moment, and the fireman is calling WYE Tower to secure permission to pass through HOLLY Block on its way to the Altoona Yards. The caboose is number 477746.
Photo Date:  8/8/1964  Upload Date: 6/27/2016 9:46:22 AM
Location:  Hollidaysburg, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives:  PRR 8627(RS11)
Views:  987   Comments: 2
PRR 9795, EF-15A, 1965
Title:  PRR 9795, EF-15A, 1965
Description:  Slope to Works. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad train between SLOPE and WORKS Towers in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 06 June 1965. Shown here (R to L) is PRR engine #9795 and two other units whose numbers are not legible. All were built by EMD. #9795 is an EF-15A built in 1951 and rated at 1,500 horsepower. They are pulling an eastbound mixed-cargo freight and are about to pass under the 24th Street Bridge.
Photo Date:  6/6/1965  Upload Date: 6/25/2016 4:15:28 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 9795(F7A)
Views:  935   Comments: 1
PC 4296, E8A, 1972
Title:  PC 4296, E8A, 1972
Description:  Agnes. Here is an original photo that I took of a Penn Central Railroad train in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 24 June 1972. Shown here (L to R) is PC engine #4296 and four other units whose numbers are not visible. #4296 is an E8A built by EMD in 1951 and rated at 2,250 horsepower; its original Pennsylvania Railroad number was "5896." They are heading an eastbound mail train, but their motors have been turned off. Almost all rail traffic has been halted in the wake of Hurricane Agnes. This photo was taken behind the Juniata E&M Shop.
Photo Date:  6/24/1972  Upload Date: 6/23/2016 4:47:27 AM
Location:  Altoona(Juniata), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PC 4296(E8A)
Views:  702   Comments: 1
PRR 9819, EF-15A, 1966
Title:  PRR 9819, EF-15A, 1966
Description:  ELDO Action. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad train in the Eldorado section of Altoona, Pennsylvania, during January of 1966. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #9819 and #9537. Both locomotives were built by EMD and are rated at 1,500 horsepower each. #9819 is an EF-15A built in 1951, while #9537 is an EF-15 built in 1948. Their crew has received permission to proceed, and so they are moving their train across 58th Street on their way to the Wye Switches and points West.
Photo Date:  1/23/1966  Upload Date: 6/14/2016 9:19:02 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Winter,Signal
Locomotives:  PRR 9819(F7A) PRR 9537(F3A)
Views:  918   Comments: 0
PRR 9468, FF-20, 1960
Title:  PRR 9468, FF-20, 1960
Description:  Road Power. Here is an original photo that I took of Pennsylvania Railroad road locomotives in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, on 22 August 1960. Shown here (R to L) are PRR engines #9468 and #9469. Both are FF-20's built by Fairbanks-Morse in 1947 and rated at 2,000 horsepower each. The crew has just coupled onto a long string of new and rebuilt freight cars, and has begun pulling them out of the Yard. This photo was taken near the intersection of Jones and South Juniata Streets. From here, this train will pass the Hollidaysburg Station and WYE Tower, climb the Allegheny Mountains using the New Portage Branch, and merge eventually with the mainline at Gallitzin.
Photo Date:  8/22/1960  Upload Date: 6/11/2016 10:32:10 AM
Location:  Hollidaysburg, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 9468(ERIE-A) PRR 9469(ERIE-A)
Views:  919   Comments: 0
PRR 5867, EP-20, 1960
Title:  PRR 5867, EP-20, 1960
Description:  17th Street. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad train in Altoona, Pennsylvania, during the Spring of 1960. Shown here are PRR engine #5867 and two other units whose numbers are not visible. All were built by EMD. #5867 is an EP-20 built in 1949 and rated at 2,000 horsepower. It is about to pull a westbound mail/express train under the 17th Street Bridge. Also visible are the Passenger Station and Train Shed in the middle distance, along with the 12th Street Car Shops on the right.
Photo Date:  4/16/1960  Upload Date: 6/1/2016 12:11:18 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge,Station,Signal,Passenger,Track
Locomotives:  PRR 5867(E7A)
Views:  862   Comments: 2


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