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Owner: Pennsylvania Railroad
Model:EMD E8ABuilt As:PRR 5715 (E8A)
Serial Number:16784Order No:2054
Frame Number:2054-A16Built:10/1952
Notes:PRR Class EP-22.
Other locos with this serial:  PC 4315(E8A) AMTK 321(E8A) PRR 5715(E8A)
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PRR 5715 rounds Dairy Farm curve
Title:  PRR 5715 rounds Dairy Farm curve
Description:  The passenger diesels were still new to the property in 1953. The PRR safety department produced a training film about dealing with a fire aboard the locomotive, and this is the "model" train that they used to shoot the movie. Note the charring on the grille behind the engineer from the movie fire that was set for filming. Dad was track supervisor along this section of the Middle Division, and the film director wanted the track to look perfect - look at the line of fresh grey ballast. According to Dad, he had his section crew pick and place every stray ballast rock to get that perfect scene the day before the movie was shot.
Photo Date:  8/13/1953  Upload Date: 11/28/2014 6:53:25 AM
Location:  Cove, PA
Author:  Maynard Krug
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 5715(E8A)
Views:  797   Comments: 3
PRR 5715 in an engineer's safety training film about a fire in the turbocharger
Title:  PRR 5715 in an engineer's safety training film about a fire in the turbocharger
Description:  Dad was track supervisor on the PRR's Middle Division in 1953-54. This is a movie train - the PRR safety department wanted to produce a film about the hazards of a fire in the prime mover, and this section of the Middle Division is where they chose to do the shooting. Dad's track crew placed ballast rock-by-rock to achieve that perfect line of the grey stone ballast against the older black cinder ballast. Note the black charring on the grille behind the engineer. This is where the movie crew set a fire as an movie effect.
Photo Date:  8/13/1953  Upload Date: 11/28/2014 6:54:02 AM
Location:  Cove, PA
Author:  Maynard Krug
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  PRR 5715(E8A)
Views:  886   Comments: 2
PRR 5895, EP-22, 1961
Title:  PRR 5895, EP-22, 1961
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1961. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 17 August 1961. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #5895, #5715, and #5868. All were built by EMD. #5895 is an EP-22 built in 1951 and rated at 2,250 horsepower. #5715 is an EP-22 built in 1952 and rated at 2,250 horsepower. #5868 is an EP-20 built in 1949 and rated at 2,000 horsepower. They are pulling a westbound mail/express train around the Horseshoe Curve and up the Allegheny Mountains to Gallitzin and points West.
Photo Date:  8/17/1961  Upload Date: 7/8/2016 1:40:49 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  PRR 5895(E8A) PRR 5715(E8A) PRR 5868(E7A)
Views:  304   Comments: 0
PRR 5715, EP-22, c. 1965
Title:  PRR 5715, EP-22, c. 1965
Description:  ARB. Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide of a photo by Martin Zak that was taken in Altoona, Pennsylvania, perhaps during 1965. Shown here (R to L) are Pennsylvania Railroad engines #5715 and three more "EP" Class units whose numbers are not recorded. All were built by GM-EMD. #5715 was built in November of 1952 and rated at 2,250 horsepower. In this context, this A-B-B-A combo is about to pass under the 8th Street Bridge in Juniata with a mail and express train bound for Pittsburgh and points West.
Photo Date:  7/9/1965  Upload Date: 1/3/2020 8:16:58 AM
Location:  Altoona(Juniata), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Yard,Track
Locomotives:  PRR 5715(E8A)
Views:  90   Comments: 1


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