RailPictures.Net Photo: NS 8102 Norfolk Southern GE ES44AC at Tipton, Pennsylvania by Timothy E. Pavlic II
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Norfolk Southern (more..)
GE ES44AC (more..)
PT 225 (more..)
Tipton, Pennsylvania, USA (more..)
January 13, 2019
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NS 8102 (more..)
I1V (more..)
Timothy E. Pavlic II (more..)
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Standard Railroad of the World (Everything Else is Deluxe)

A bit of the "Standard Railroad of the World" came through on 'home rails' this evening. Caught in a snow shower just after sunset, NS 8102 (PRR Heritage) rolls west under the fading position lights at Tipton, PA.

The title is a jab at the fact that, despite proclaiming itself as the being the standard, it had a lot of things that were quirky and nonstandard compared to most other railroads--Belpaire fireboxes, left hand lead locomotives, an aversion to compound mallets and superpower steam, brake cylinders with odd sizes, etc. Whereas chief rival New York Central had modern 4-6-4s and 4-8-4s working passenger trains, the Pennsy was dependent on double-heading its veteran fleet of 425 K4s 4-6-2s (a WW1 era design).

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