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Owner: Pennsylvania Railroad
Model:BLW 4-8-2Built As:PRR 6717 (4-8-2)
Serial Number:61311Order No:
Frame Number:27X30 cylinders, 72" driversBuilt:4/1930
Notes:PRR Class M-1B.
Other locos with this serial:  PRR 6717(4-8-2)
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PRR 6717, M-1B, c. 1955
Title:  PRR 6717, M-1B, c. 1955
Description:  Coal Power. Here is commercial 35mm color slide (converted to B&W) "R-72. PRR. #6717. 4-8-2. Enola, PA" that's produced and distributed by Stanley Color Slides of Beverly Hills, California. The photographer is not identified. Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #6717, an M-1B (4-8-2) "Mountain" built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works as an M-1A during 1930, rebuilt in Juniata as an M-1B in March of 1948, and retired in September of 1958. The date is an approximation.
Photo Date:  5/5/1955  Upload Date: 5/31/2018 2:49:10 AM
Location:  Enola, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 6717(4-8-2)
Views:  125   Comments: 0
PRR 6717, M-1B, c. 1955
Title:  PRR 6717, M-1B, c. 1955
Description:  Coal Power. Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide showing (L to R) Pennsylvania Railroad engines #6717 and #5872. #6717 is an M-1B (4-8-2) "Mountain" built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works as an M-1A during April of 1930, rebuilt in Juniata as an M-1B in March of 1948, and retired in September of 1958. #5872 is an EP-20 built by GM-EMD in April of 1949 and rated at 2,000 horsepower. Symbolically speaking, oil power is about to eclipse coal power forever! The photographer's name, the date, and the location are not recorded.
Photo Date:  7/24/1955  Upload Date: 3/2/2019 11:46:03 AM
Location:  Duncannon, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 6717(4-8-2) PRR 5872(E7A)
Views:  105   Comments: 0
"No. 2 Ore Hauler," Page 36, 1962
Title:  "No. 2 Ore Hauler," Page 36, 1962
Description:  Here is page three of an eight-page article by Bert Pennypacker entitled "Who's The No. 2 Ore Hauler?" It was published originally in the September 1962 issue of "Trains" magazine, page 36. Photo Caption: "Import ore was often dusted in cinders in the summer of 1956. At Denholm, Pa., on August 30 a pair of M-1 4-8-2's were hammering west with a seemingly endless train of ore-laden hoppers behind their big tanks." Shown here (F to R) are Pennsylvania Railroad engines #6717 and another locomotive whose number is not recorded. #6717 is an M-1B (4-8-2) "Mountain" built as an M-1A during 1930, rebuilt as an M-1B in March of 1948, and retired in September of 1958 after 28 years of faithful service.
Photo Date:  9/1/1962  Upload Date: 10/26/2017 6:07:47 PM
Location:  Denholm, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 6717(4-8-2)
Views:  156   Comments: 0
Atterbury's M-1 Engines: Part 2, Page 46, 1979
Title:  Atterbury's M-1 Engines: Part 2, Page 46, 1979
Description:  Here is page three of a six-page article by Bert Pennypacker entitled "Atterbury's Engines: Part 2 ~ Why The M-1's Outlasted The Duplex Drives." It was published originally in the November 1979 issue of "Trains" magazine, page 46. Top Left Photo Caption: "Did a Pennsylvania 4-8-2 ever shine as brightly as M-1a 6759 at the New York World's Fair in 1939?" Shown here is PRR engine #6759, an M-1A built in Juniata during 1930 and retired in August of 1955. Top Right Photo Caption: "Candidate (for vice president) Richard M. Nixon was hauled by footboarded M-1 6925 out of Titusville, Pa., on October 10, 1952." Shown here is PRR engine #6925, an M-1 built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works during 1926 and retired in September of 1955. Bottom Left Photo Caption: "Short-tanked M-1 6810 headed a special at NYC station in Erie, Pa." Shown here is PRR engine #6810, an M-1 built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works during 1926 and retired in February of 1958. Bottom Right Photo Caption: "Runaway flatcar of I-beams sprung a leak in 210F75 tank of M-1a 6717 at Enola Yard in 1956." Shown here is the tender of PRR engine #6717, an M-1B built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works during 1930 and retired in September of 1958.
Photo Date:  11/1/1979  Upload Date: 9/26/2017 11:01:32 AM
Location:  Titusville, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Station,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 6759(4-8-2) PRR 6925(4-8-2) PRR 6810(4-8-2) PRR 6717(4-8-2)
Views:  241   Comments: 0


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