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Owner: Pennsylvania Railroad
Model:Alco RSD12Built As:PRR 8670 (RSD12)
Serial Number:82072Order No:21083
Frame Number:prime mover # 14622Built:3/1958
Notes:PRR Class AS-18AM.
Other locos with this serial:  PC 6870(RSD12) CR 1113(MT6) CSX 1011(MT6) CR 6870(RSD12) PRR 8670(RSD12)
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PRR 8670, AS-18AM, 1959
Title:  PRR 8670, AS-18AM, 1959
Description:  12th Street. Here is an original photo that I took of Pennsylvania Railroad trains in Altoona, Pennsylvania, during the Fall of 1959. Shown here is PRR engine #8670, an AS-18AM built by ALCO in 1958 and rated at 1,800 horsepower. It is heading East under the 12th Street Bridge on its way to East Altoona to couple onto another train for the push over the Allegheny Mountains. Also visible is another AS-18AM, #8656, along with the shadow of the Passenger Station's Train Shed in the background.
Photo Date:  9/22/1959  Upload Date: 6/1/2016 11:53:56 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 8670(RSD12) PRR 8656(RSD12)
Views:  505   Comments: 0
PRR 8670, AS-18AM, c. 1961
Title:  PRR 8670, AS-18AM, c. 1961
Description:  FSF. Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide that was taken in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Shown here (R to L) are Pennsylvania Railroad engines #8670, #8664, and another unit whose number is not recorded. All are AS-18AM road switchers built by the American Locomotive Company and rated at 1,800 horsepower each. #8670 was built in March of 1958, while #8664 was constructed in February of the same year. They're serving as tail-end pushers on an ore train heading up the Allegheny Mountains to Gallitzin, where they'll uncouple and return to East Altoona for yet another helper/pusher run up "The Mountain." In the mid-distance is the 7th Street Bridge; on the right are several of the PRR's Altoona Car Shop buildings. The photographer's name and the date are not recorded. Photo taken from the 4th Street Footbridge.
Photo Date:  8/15/1961  Upload Date: 5/19/2020 1:04:54 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge,Signal
Locomotives:  PRR 8670(RSD12) PRR 8664(RSD12)
Views:  132   Comments: 0
PRR 8659, AS-18AM, 1962
Title:  PRR 8659, AS-18AM, 1962
Description:  Everyday. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad train in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, on 07 October 1962. Shown here (R to L) are PRR engines #8659 and #8670. Both are AS-18AM's built by the American Locomotive Company in 1958 and rated at 1,800 horsepower each. They are pulling a mixed-cargo freight train into the Hollidaysburg Yards. This photo taken along Broad Street, just West of the Jackson Street Crossing.
Photo Date:  10/7/1962  Upload Date: 9/27/2016 3:01:26 AM
Location:  Hollidaysburg, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Station
Locomotives:  PRR 8659(RSD12) PRR 8670(RSD12)
Views:  380   Comments: 0
PRR 8670, AS-18AM, 1962
Title:  PRR 8670, AS-18AM, 1962
Description:  Everyday. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad train in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, on 07 October 1962. Shown here (R to L) are PRR engines #8659 and #8670. Both are AS-18AM's built by the American Locomotive Company in 1958 and rated at 1,800 horsepower each. They are pulling a mixed-cargo freight train and are about to pass by the Passenger Station on their way into the Hollidaysburg Yards. (The bicycle in the right foreground was my main means of transportation during my early days of train watching and photographing.)
Photo Date:  10/7/1962  Upload Date: 9/27/2016 3:02:51 AM
Location:  Hollidaysburg, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Yard,Station,Track
Locomotives:  PRR 8670(RSD12) PRR 8659(RSD12)
Views:  377   Comments: 0
PRR 8670, AS-18AM, 1964
Title:  PRR 8670, AS-18AM, 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 (R to L) are PRR engines #8670, #8660, and #8673. All are AS-18AM's built by the American Locomotive Company in 1958 and rated at 1,800 horsepower each. These three helper engines, caboose #477781, two freight cars, and three lead engines have just arrived from Altoona. They have stopped, and are awaiting permission to back into the Hollidaysburg Yards. Duncansville's Fifth Street is in the photos center, Second Avenue is on the left, while Third Avenue (i.e., US Route 22) is visible on the right. These tracks occupy what was once the right-of-way for the Allegheny Portage Railroad (1834-1854).
Photo Date:  10/5/1964  Upload Date: 6/29/2016 1:39:00 AM
Location:  Duncansville, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  PRR 8670(RSD12) PRR 8660(RSD12) PRR 8673(RSD12)
Views:  439   Comments: 0
PRR 8670, AS-18AM, 1964
Title:  PRR 8670, AS-18AM, 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 #8670, #8660, and #8673. All are AS-18AM's built by the American Locomotive Company in 1958 and rated at 1,800 horsepower each. They are pushing a 109-car freight train up the New Portage Branch Line to Gallitzin and points West. Duncansville's Fifth Street is in the photo's center.
Photo Date:  10/5/1964  Upload Date: 6/29/2016 2:01:30 AM
Location:  Duncansville, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Signal
Locomotives:  PRR 8660(RSD12) PRR 8673(RSD12) PRR 8670(RSD12)
Views:  376   Comments: 1


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