1. PRR 2-8-0 1187 class H3. Built in Altoona shop in 1888. H3s (originally class R) had a tractive effort of 22,850 lbs. The species was thought to be extinct, but ol’ 1187 was found working at a quarry in Birdsboro PA. Pennsy bought her back and restored her in appearance for the 1939 Worlds Fair. Afterwards it was saved in PRR’s historical collection in Northumberland.
2. PRR 1187 H3. View 2.
3. PRR 1187 H3. View 3.
4. PRR 1187 H3. View 4.
5. PRR 1187 H3. View 5.
6. PRR 1187 H3. Underside.
7. PRR 1187 H3. Underside. View 2.
8. PRR 1187 H3. Underside. View 3.
9. The underside of the beast. PRR 1187 H3. View 4.
10. PRR 4-6-0 5741 is a G5s built by Altoona in 1924 for passenger service. These were commonly called “Pittsburgh commuter engines”, but they served system wide. The PRRT&HS had a good multi-part story a few years ago of a run on the Grand Rapids & Indiana line north through Michigan using one of these powerhouse pullers.
11. PRR 5741 display board. Click on image for a larger view.
12. Virginia & Truckee Railroad 2-6-0 No 20 looks out of place in Pennsylvania. This belongs in the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City NV (we visited there in 2016). V&T 20 was built by Baldwin in 1875. I would venture a guess that more V&T locos have been preserved --- for the size of the short line – than any other railroad in America.
13. V&T 20 display board Tahoe. Click on image for a larger view.
14. PRR E7A 5901 was built by EMD in 1945 for passenger service. Unfortunately these were the death knell for the 4-4-4-4 T1s on the Blue Ribbon Fleet.
15. PRR ore hopper “Jenny” 13182 was built in 1964. These solid bottom cars had a 70 ton capacity.
16. PRR ore hopper 13182. View 2.
17. Penn Central covered hopper 32367.
All for tonight.