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Owner: Pennsylvania Railroad
Model:EMD E8ABuilt As:PRR 5795 (E8A)
Serial Number:15660Order No:6354
Frame Number:6354-A13Built:6/1952
Notes:PRR Class EP-22; blt 6/52
Other locos with this serial:  PRR 5795(E8A)
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"Largest Locomotive Fleet," Page 46, 1964
Title:  "Largest Locomotive Fleet," Page 46, 1964
Description:  Here is page nine of an 11-page article by Bert Pennypacker entitled "All About America's Largest Locomotive Fleet." It was published originally in the April 1964 issue of "Trains" magazine, page 46. Photo Caption: "Long-haul passenger runs in non-electrified territory are exclusively the domain of EMD. The 5795 leaves east portal of [New Portage] Tunnel while en route downgrade into Altoona, Pa." Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #5795, an EP-22 built by EMD in 1952 and rated at 2,250 horsepower.
Photo Date:  4/1/1964  Upload Date: 10/3/2017 2:33:52 AM
Location:  Gallitzin, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Tunnel,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 5795(E8A)
Views:  117   Comments: 0
PRR 5850, EP-20, 1965
Title:  PRR 5850, EP-20, 1965
Description:  WIL-ALT-65. Here is an original photo that I took during a trip on Pennsylvania Railroad passenger trains from Wilmington to Altoona on 28 March 1965. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #5850 and #5795. Both were built by EMD. #5850 is an EP-20 built in 1947 and rated at 2,000 horsepower. #5795 is an EP-22 built in 1952 and rated at 2,250 horsepower. The have coupled onto a 12-car passenger train and are awaiting orders to depart the Harrisburg Passenger Station for Altoona, Pittsburgh, and points West. The time is 4:00 P.M.
Photo Date:  3/28/1965  Upload Date: 10/23/2016 3:07:15 PM
Location:  Harrisburg, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 5850(E7A) PRR 5795(E8A)
Views:  135   Comments: 0
PRR 5850, EP-20, 1965
Title:  PRR 5850, EP-20, 1965
Description:  WIL-ALT-65. Here is an original photo that I took during a trip on Pennsylvania Railroad passenger trains from Wilmington to Altoona on 28 March 1965. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #5850 and #5795. Both were built by EMD. #5850 is an EP-20 built in 1947 and rated at 2,000 horsepower. #5795 is an EP-22 built in 1952 and rated at 2,250 horsepower. They are departing the Harrisburg Station with a 12-car passenger train bound for Altoona, Pittsburgh, and points West. The time is 4:25 P.M.
Photo Date:  3/28/1965  Upload Date: 10/25/2016 2:44:55 AM
Location:  Harrisburg, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 5850(E7A) PRR 5795(E8A)
Views:  162   Comments: 0
PRR 5795, EP-22, 1965
Title:  PRR 5795, EP-22, 1965
Description:  WIL-ALT-65. Here is an original photo that I took during a trip on Pennsylvania Railroad passenger trains from Wilmington to Altoona on 28 March 1965. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #5850 and #5795. Both were built by EMD. #5850 is an EP-20 built in 1947 and rated at 2,000 horsepower. #5795 is an EP-22 built in 1952 and rated at 2,250 horsepower. They are passing under the Market Street Bridge with a 12-car passenger train bound for Altoona, Pittsburgh, and points West. The time is 4:25 P.M.
Photo Date:  3/28/1965  Upload Date: 10/25/2016 2:46:47 AM
Location:  Harrisburg, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  RollingStock,Bridge,Station,Passenger,Track
Locomotives:  PRR 5850(E7A) PRR 5795(E8A)
Views:  290   Comments: 0
PRR E8 5795
Title:  PRR E8 5795
Description:  Pennsylvania Railroad E8 5795 at 47th Street in Chicago, Illinois on May 9, 1965, Ektachrome by Chuck Zeiler. The lead locomotive was built in June 1952 (c/n 15660) on EMD Order 6354, class EP-22 (Electro-motive Passenger 22 hundred horsepower) on the PRR. Just as interesting is the train, and here's my best guess, based on my knowledge of where I was when I shot the photo.

I was standing on the platform of the 47th Street Station in Chicago, which was all but abandon at the time. This train rolled by northbound (timetable westbound) at about 4:00 PM. That being the case, this MIGHT be Train 3-71, due at Englewood at 4:00 PM and Union Station at 4:15 PM, according to the June 1965 issue of the Official Guide. Note that there is a coach in the middle of the consist, suggesting that this may be two trains combined. Train #3 originated in Norfolk at 1:05 PM on the N&W, which arrived in Cincinnati at 6:55 AM. It appears that Train 71 originated in Pittsburgh, arriving in Cincinnati, and was combined with #3 , leaving 8:25 AM. Train 3-71 arrived in Richmond at 9:33 AM and departed at 10:35 AM. There must have been some sort of switching at Richmond, the notes indicate the following (verbatim):

Number 71 Daily Sleeping car Roanoke to Cincinnati (10 Roomettes 6 Double Bedrooms) (in N&W No. 3). Dining Car (Lounge) on N&W Ry. open late afternoon and evening. Coaches Norfolk to Cincinnati. Cincinnati to Chicago. Coach Lunch Served between Norwood and Logansport. Another note indicates that Train 3-71 has a Lounge (Bar) Pittsburgh to Richmond (6 Double Bedrooms). (En route from New York to Indianapolis in No. 3) Dining Car ....Pittsburgh to Richmond Coaches .... Pittsburgh to Richmond Richmond to Chicago.
Photo Date:  5/8/1965  Upload Date: 5/26/2009 6:34:52 PM
Location:  Chicago, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 5795(E8A)
Views:  924   Comments: 1


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