Here's one for the modelers. You are looking out the back window of a 1954 PRR excursion down the Port Line. Today, this is known as CP Holtwood on the NS. RP.net viewer Joe Benson reports that... (more)
This was taken on the Port Road, during a 1954 PRR excursion train, looking out the back window. Today about 80% of the old PRR signals on this route are still serving, and the Port Line remains ... (more)
The late-afternoon sun bathes the PRR Lewistown depot on the last day of 1956.
The skies have opened up and here's one more companion view of the action at Lewistown in the last daylight hours of 1956. For an earlier view of the steam engine being hostled, click more)
Seen earlier in the yard, the PRR 6967 starts to pull. To see that view, click here>. PRR Class M1a.
Ore empties move east behind Baldwin sharks. John's railfanning companion was his longtime friend the late Bill Rosenberg of Kew Gardens, Long Island, N.Y., and the method of transport for this 3... (more)
A Mountain-type M1a is tied onto a manifest out on the main at Lewistown. Thanks to Mr. Hess for the research on the locomotive number. To see the same train getting underway, click Railroad: Pennsylvania RailroadLocomotive: Steam 4-8-2Location: Lewistown, Pennsylvania, USALocomotive #: PRR 6967Train ID: manifestPhoto Date: December 31, 1956
John's year-end PRR foray with his railfan friend the late Bill Rosenberg of Long Island, N.Y., moves from Hagerstown to Harrisburg and he immediately puts his Argus C3 to work. P5A 4769 poses wi... (more)
Crowl, a hamlet of 40, was on the 27-mile PRR Shamokin Valley branch between Sunbury and Mt. Carmel. It was one of the last places to see operating PRR steam. Abundant coal, good water, heavy se... (more)
Pennsy 4390 takes on water at Crowl. The Shamokin branch ran 27 miles from the Susquehanna at Sunbury, PA., to an interchange with the LV at Mt. Carmel, PA., and saw a lot of ore moves. Thanks t... (more)
This could be the Washington/Philly Express, a day train from Buffalo, slowing for its stop. This is the same leader as seen in Railroad: Pennsylvania RailroadLocomotive: EMD E7(A)Location: Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USALocomotive #: PRR 5878Train ID: Washington ExpressPhoto Date: August 18, 1956
PRR5865 and leader 5878 are refueled at Renovo. There were no fuel tanks, only a coaling tower, so a contractor was called in to refuel Buffalo-Harrisburg trains. To view a companion shot of the... (more)
Cabin 477992 had the PRR radiophone antenna.
N8-style cabin 478095 was a real Cadillac, a shoving platform ahead of it's time. How many RR employees can you count in this photo?
8175 is working hard getting out of the yard. PRR Class H10.