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Owner: Pennsylvania Railroad
Model:EMD E8ABuilt As:PRR 5761 (E8A)
Serial Number:16787Order No:2054
Frame Number:2054-A19Built:11/1952
Notes:PRR Class EP-22.
Other locos with this serial:  DLW 807(E8A) MBTA 4261(E8A) SLRG 807(E8A) PC 4261(E8A) PRR 5761(E8A) PC 4261(E8A)
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PRR 5761, EP-22, 1961
Title:  PRR 5761, EP-22, 1961
Description:  Harrisburg-1961. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad train in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on 23 August 1961. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #5761 and #5710. Both are EP-22's built by EMD in 1952 and rated at 2,500 horsepower each. They have just departed the Harrisburg Station with a Baltimore- and Washington-bound passenger train, and are about to cross the Susquehanna River via the Cumberland Valley Railroad Bridge near downtown Harrisburg. One of Harrisburg's hospitals is partially visible on the left. ("Red Shift" slide converted to Black & White.)
Photo Date:  8/23/1961  Upload Date: 9/27/2016 1:20:50 AM
Location:  Harrisburg, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 5710(E8A) PRR 5761(E8A)
Views:  250   Comments: 0
PRR 5899, EP-22, 1962
Title:  PRR 5899, EP-22, 1962
Description:  Road Power. Here is an original photo that I took of Pennsylvania Railroad road locomotives in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, on 08 April 1962. Shown here are PRR engines #5899, #5810, and #5761. All are EP-22's built by EMD and rated at 2,250 horsepower each. #5899 and #5810 were built in 1951, but #5761 was built in 1952. They are pulling a "Railfan Special to the Horseshoe Curve," sponsored by the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. The "Special" departed Philadelphia bright and early on a Sunday morning, following the PRR's mainline through Harrisburg to Huntingdon. There, it switched over to the Petersburg-Hollidaysburg Branch Line and followed the undulating Juniata River to Hollidaysburg ~ where the Railfans were treated to tours of the PRR's Samuel Rea Shop. After leaving Hollidaysburg, the "Special" passed WYE Tower and took the New Portage Branch Line via the Muleshoe Curve up the Allegheny Mountains to Gallitzin. There, it passed through the westbound Allegheny Tunnel, navigated the wye at Gallitzin, and passed through the eastbound New Portage Tunnel on its way down the Alleghenies. At the Horseshoe Curve, the "Special" stopped to allow the Railfans to visit the PRR's K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" #1361 enshrined there. After all were safely back on board, the train continued down the Mountains toward Altoona and the return trip to Philadelphia ~ a round trip of over 500 happy miles at $11.50 per person! Visible in the distance (L to R) are the venerable wooden water tower and a string of gondolas marshalled for reconditioning at the Shop. Photo taken from the Jones Street crossing and entryway.
Photo Date:  4/8/1962  Upload Date: 6/11/2016 10:42:00 AM
Location:  Hollidaysburg, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 5899(E8A) PRR 5810(E8A) PRR 5761(E8A)
Views:  300   Comments: 0
PRR 5899, EP-22, 1962
Title:  PRR 5899, EP-22, 1962
Description:  New Portage. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad train at the Muleshoe Curve on the New Portage Branch Line west of Duncansville, Pennsylvania, on 08 April 1962. Shown here are PRR engines #5899, #5810, and #5761. All are EP-22's built by EMD and rated at 2,250 horsepower each. #5899 and #5810 were built in 1951, but #5761 was built in 1952. They are pulling a "Railfan Special to the Horseshoe Curve," sponsored by the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. The "Special" departed Philadelphia bright and early on a Sunday morning, following the PRR's mainline through Harrisburg to Huntingdon. There, it switched over to the Petersburg-Hollidaysburg Branch Line and followed the undulating Juniata River to Hollidaysburg ~ where the Railfans were treated to tours of the PRR's Samuel Rea Shop. After leaving Hollidaysburg, the "Special" passed WYE Tower and took the New Portage Branch Line via the Muleshoe Curve up the Allegheny Mountains to Gallitzin. There, it passed through the westbound Allegheny Tunnel, navigated the wye at Gallitzin, and passed through the eastbound New Portage Tunnel on its way down the Alleghenies. At the Horseshoe Curve, the "Special" stopped to allow the Railfans to visit the PRR's K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" #1361 enshrined there. After all were safely back on board, the train continued down the Mountains toward Altoona and the return trip to Philadelphia ~ a round trip of over 500 happy miles at $11.50 per person!
Photo Date:  4/8/1962  Upload Date: 8/17/2016 4:35:08 AM
Location:  Duncansville, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 5761(E8A) PRR 5899(E8A) PRR 5810(E8A)
Views:  216   Comments: 0
PRR 5899, EP-22, 1962
Title:  PRR 5899, EP-22, 1962
Description:  New Portage. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad train at the Muleshoe Curve on the New Portage Branch Line west of Duncansville, Pennsylvania, on 08 April 1962. Shown here are PRR engines #5899, #5810, and #5761. All are EP-22's built by EMD and rated at 2,250 horsepower each. #5899 and #5810 were built in 1951, but #5761 was built in 1952. They are pulling a "Railfan Special to the Horseshoe Curve," sponsored by the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. The "Special" departed Philadelphia bright and early on a Sunday morning, following the PRR's mainline through Harrisburg to Huntingdon. There, it switched over to the Petersburg-Hollidaysburg Branch Line and followed the undulating Juniata River to Hollidaysburg ~ where the Railfans were treated to tours of the PRR's Samuel Rea Shop. After leaving Hollidaysburg, the "Special" passed WYE Tower and took the New Portage Branch Line via the Muleshoe Curve up the Allegheny Mountains to Gallitzin. There, it passed through the westbound Allegheny Tunnel, navigated the wye at Gallitzin, and passed through the eastbound New Portage Tunnel on its way down the Alleghenies. At the Horseshoe Curve, the "Special" stopped to allow the Railfans to visit the PRR's K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" #1361 enshrined there. After all were safely back on board, the train continued down the Mountains toward Altoona and the return trip to Philadelphia ~ a round trip of over 500 happy miles at $11.50 per person!
Photo Date:  4/8/1962  Upload Date: 8/17/2016 4:35:58 AM
Location:  Duncansville, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 5761(E8A) PRR 5899(E8A) PRR 5810(E8A)
Views:  260   Comments: 1
PRR 5899, EP-22, 1962
Title:  PRR 5899, EP-22, 1962
Description:  New Portage. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad train at the Muleshoe Curve on the New Portage Branch Line west of Duncansville, Pennsylvania, on 08 April 1962. Shown here are PRR engines #5899, #5810, and #5761. All are EP-22's built by EMD and rated at 2,250 horsepower each. #5899 and #5810 were built in 1951, but #5761 was built in 1952. They are pulling a "Railfan Special to the Horseshoe Curve," sponsored by the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. The "Special" departed Philadelphia bright and early on a Sunday morning, following the PRR's mainline through Harrisburg to Huntingdon. There, it switched over to the Petersburg-Hollidaysburg Branch Line and followed the undulating Juniata River to Hollidaysburg ~ where the Railfans were treated to tours of the PRR's Samuel Rea Shop. After leaving Hollidaysburg, the "Special" passed WYE Tower and took the New Portage Branch Line via the Muleshoe Curve up the Allegheny Mountains to Gallitzin. There, it passed through the westbound Allegheny Tunnel, navigated the wye at Gallitzin, and passed through the eastbound New Portage Tunnel on its way down the Alleghenies. At the Horseshoe Curve, the "Special" stopped to allow the Railfans to visit the PRR's K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" #1361 enshrined there. After all were safely back on board, the train continued down the Mountains toward Altoona and the return trip to Philadelphia ~ a round trip of over 500 happy miles at $11.50 per person!
Photo Date:  4/8/1962  Upload Date: 8/17/2016 4:36:41 AM
Location:  Duncansville, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 5761(E8A) PRR 5899(E8A) PRR 5810(E8A)
Views:  190   Comments: 0
PRR 5899, EP-22, 1962
Title:  PRR 5899, EP-22, 1962
Description:  Road Power. Here is an original photo by Mr. Ken Douglas that was taken in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, on 8 April 1962. Shown here (R to L) are Pennsylvania Railroad engines #5899, #5810, and #5761. All are EP-22's built by GM-EMD and rated at 2,250 horsepower each. #5899 and #5810 were built in 1951, but #5761 was built in 1952. They are pulling a "Railfan Special to the Horseshoe Curve," sponsored by the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. In this context, the "Special" is stopped while the railfans take guided tours of the PRR's Samuel Rea Shop (on the right).
Photo Date:  4/8/1962  Upload Date: 11/17/2018 1:42:13 PM
Location:  Hollidaysburg, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 5899(E8A) PRR 5810(E8A) PRR 5761(E8A)
Views:  74   Comments: 1
PRR 5899, EP-22, 1962
Title:  PRR 5899, EP-22, 1962
Description:  AHC. Here is an original photo by an unidentified photographer that was taken at the Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 8 April 1962. Shown here (R to L) are Pennsylvania Railroad engines #5899, #5810, and #5761. All are EP-22's built by GM-EMD and rated at 2,250 horsepower each. #5899 and #5810 were built in 1951, but #5761 was built in 1952. They are pulling a "Railfan Special to the Horseshoe Curve," sponsored by the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. In this context, the "Special" is stopped at the Curve while the railfans inspect K-4S "Pacific" #1361.
Photo Date:  4/8/1962  Upload Date: 3/21/2019 8:47:45 PM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 5899(E8A) PRR 5810(E8A) PRR 5761(E8A)
Views:  13   Comments: 1


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