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Owner: Pennsylvania Railroad
Model:Altoona 4-6-2Built As:PRR 1361 (4-6-2)
Serial Number:3475Order No:
Frame Number: Built:5/1918
Notes:PRR Class K-4S; built 5/1918, preserved
Other locos with this serial:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
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PRR 1361, K-4S, 1946
Title:  PRR 1361, K-4S, 1946
Description:  Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide via Al Chione that was taken near Whiting, Indiana, during November of 1946. The photographer is not identified. Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during May of 1918, retired in September of 1956, enshrined at the Horseshoe Curve on 08 June 1957, restored for excursion service during 1987-1988, withdrawn from service and disassembled because of safety concerns, and still not reassembled/restored/resurrected. ("LouisFols"; #10 of 21)
Photo Date:  11/14/1946  Upload Date: 5/28/2020 2:02:48 PM
Location:  Whiting, IN
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  224   Comments: 0
PRR 1361, K-4S, 1953
Title:  PRR 1361, K-4S, 1953
Description:  #1361. Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide via Al Chione that was taken near Red Bank, New Jersey, on 7 September 1953. The photographer is not identified. Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during May of 1918, retired in September of 1956, enshrined at the Horseshoe Curve on 08 June 1957, restored for excursion service during 1987-1988, withdrawn from service and disassembled because of safety concerns, and still not reassembled/restored/resurrected. "Slide from R.R. Wallin Collection."
Photo Date:  9/7/1953  Upload Date: 11/15/2019 3:05:19 PM
Location:  Red Bank, NJ
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  326   Comments: 1
PRR 1361, K-4S, c. 1954
Title:  PRR 1361, K-4S, c. 1954
Description:  #1361. Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide via Al Chione that was taken at Bay Head Junction, New Jersey, perhaps in 1954. The photographer is not identified. Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during May of 1918, retired in September of 1956, enshrined at the Horseshoe Curve on 8 June 1957, and restored for excursion service in April of 1987.
Photo Date:  2/14/1954  Upload Date: 2/13/2019 1:00:50 AM
Location:  Bay Head Junction, NJ
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  538   Comments: 0
PRR 1361, K-4S, 1954
Title:  PRR 1361, K-4S, 1954
Description:  #1361. Here is a postal card entitled "Pennsylvania 1361." No Postmark. Caption On Reverse: "Famous K-4 locomotive, the Pacific that was on display at Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pa., is shown at Monmouth Park Race Track near Oceanport, N.J., July 6, 1954 during its final days on the New York & Long Branch. 1361 is now owned, in the mid 1980's, by the Railroaders Memorial Museum in Altoona, and has been restored to operating condition for special events. Photo by Robert F. Collins."
Photo Date:  7/6/1954  Upload Date: 8/31/2018 4:15:48 AM
Location:  Oceanport, NJ
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Station,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  541   Comments: 2
PRR 1361, K-4S, 1954
Title:  PRR 1361, K-4S, 1954
Description:  #1361. Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide via Al Chione that was taken near Morgan, New Jersey, on 18 August 1954. The photographer is not identified. Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during May of 1918, retired in September of 1956, enshrined at the Horseshoe Curve on 08 June 1957, restored for excursion service during 1987-1988, then withdrawn from service and disassembled due to safety concerns. Here, it's pulling Train #737 from South Amboy to Bay Head Junction. A tiny portion of Raritan Bay is visible at the far right. (SPM)
Photo Date:  8/18/1954  Upload Date: 12/23/2019 8:01:01 PM
Location:  Morgan, NJ
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  124   Comments: 0
PRR 1361, K-4S, c. 1955
Title:  PRR 1361, K-4S, c. 1955
Description:  #1361. Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide of a photo by Mr. Fred Byerly that was taken in Red Bank, New Jersey, perhaps in 1955. Photo Caption: "Pennsylvania 4-6-2 No. 1361 at Red Bank, N.J." PRR engine #1361 is a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during May of 1918, retired in September of 1956, enshrined at the Horseshoe Curve on 08 June 1957, restored for excursion service during 1987-1988, withdrawn from service and disassembled because of safety concerns, and still not reassembled/restored/resurrected. This photo comes from a color slide set entitled "Memories Of Steam ~ Eastern Railroads" that's produced and distributed by Blackhawk Films of Davenport, Iowa (840-11).
Photo Date:  2/13/1955  Upload Date: 2/26/2020 8:57:58 AM
Location:  Red Bank, NJ
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  150   Comments: 0
PRR 1361, K-4S, 1955
Title:  PRR 1361, K-4S, 1955
Description:  #1361. Here is a postal card entitled "Pennsylvania 1361." No Postmark. Caption On Reverse: "Class K-4 Pacific locomotive speeds along the New York and Long Branch R.R. between South Amboy and the northern New Jersey shore, May 17, 1955. This locomotive is now on display at the world famous Horseshoe Curve, Altoona, Pa. Photo by Jim Kelly." Engine #1361 is a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during May of 1918 and retired in September of 1956 after 38 years of faithful service.
Photo Date:  5/17/1955  Upload Date: 9/7/2018 4:01:32 AM
Location:  Belmar, NJ
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  506   Comments: 1
PRR 1361, K-4S, 1955
Title:  PRR 1361, K-4S, 1955
Description:  Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide via Al Chione that was taken in Harrison, New Jersey, on 19 May 1955. The photographer is not identified. Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during May of 1918, retired in September of 1956, enshrined at the Horseshoe Curve on 08 June 1957, restored for excursion service during 1987-1988, withdrawn from service and disassembled because of safety concerns, and still not reassembled to wholeness. The slide mount is annotated "The Broker." The numbers of the electrified passenger coaches in the background are not recorded. ("Stoneborobranch"; #21 of 28)
Photo Date:  5/19/1955  Upload Date: 10/18/2020 6:38:08 PM
Location:  Harrison, NJ
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  85   Comments: 1
PRR 1361, K-4S, 1955
Title:  PRR 1361, K-4S, 1955
Description:  Here is an original photo by an unidentified photographer that was taken near Manasquan, New Jersey, in July of 1955. In the first of two successive photos, here are (R to L) Pennsylvania Railroad engines #1361 and #3733. Both are K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacifics" built in Juniata. #1361 was built in May of 1915, and was enshrined for 30 years at the Horseshoe Curve before being refurbished for railfan excursions in 1987. #3733 was built in February of 1920 and retired in April of 1956. In this context, they're rockin' 'n' rollin' with a ten-car passenger train. ("VDF"; #1 of 7)
Photo Date:  7/7/1955  Upload Date: 5/10/2019 11:32:09 AM
Location:  Manasquan, NJ
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2) PRR 3733(4-6-2)
Views:  391   Comments: 0
PRR 3733, K-4S, 1955
Title:  PRR 3733, K-4S, 1955
Description:  Here is an original photo by an unidentified photographer that was taken near Manasquan, New Jersey, in July of 1955. In the second of two successive photos, here are (R to L) Pennsylvania Railroad engines #1361 and #3733. Both are K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacifics" built in Juniata. #1361 was built in May of 1915 and was enshrined for 30 years at the Horseshoe Curve before being refurbished for railfan excursions in 1987. #3733 was built in February of 1920 and retired in April of 1956. In this context, they're passing through a grade crossing with a ten-car passenger train. ("VDF"; #2 of 7)
Photo Date:  7/7/1955  Upload Date: 5/10/2019 11:30:54 AM
Location:  Manasquan, NJ
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2) PRR 3733(4-6-2)
Views:  344   Comments: 0
PRR 1361, K-4S, 1955
Title:  PRR 1361, K-4S, 1955
Description:  #1361. Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide of a photo by Mr. David R. Sweetland that was taken in Camden, New Jersey, in August of 1955. Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during May of 1918, retired in September of 1956, enshrined at the Horseshoe Curve on 8 June 1957, and restored for excursion service in April of 1987.
Photo Date:  8/15/1955  Upload Date: 6/20/2018 2:38:37 AM
Location:  Camden, NJ
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Yard,Steam,Track
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  509   Comments: 0
PRR 1361, K-4S, 1956
Title:  PRR 1361, K-4S, 1956
Description:  Camden. Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide via Al Chione that was taken in Camden, New Jersey, on 10 March 1956. The photographer is not identified. Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during May of 1918, retired in September of 1956, enshrined at the Horseshoe Curve on 08 June 1957, restored for excursion service during 1987-1988, withdrawn from service and disassembled because of safety concerns, and still not reassembled to wholeness. ("Stoneborobranch"; #39 of 69)
Photo Date:  3/10/1956  Upload Date: 11/9/2020 6:02:52 PM
Location:  Camden, NJ
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  90   Comments: 0
PRR 1361, K-4S, 1956
Title:  PRR 1361, K-4S, 1956
Description:  #1361. Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide via Al Chione that was taken in South Amboy, New Jersey, during 1956. The photographer is not identified. Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during May of 1918, retired in September of 1956, enshrined at the Horseshoe Curve on 8 June 1957, and restored for excursion service in April of 1987.
Photo Date:  4/16/1956  Upload Date: 2/8/2018 9:59:39 AM
Location:  South Amboy, NJ
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge,Station,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  845   Comments: 0
PRR 1361, K-4S, 1956
Title:  PRR 1361, K-4S, 1956
Description:  #1361. Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide via Al Chione that was taken near Morgan, New Jersey, on 23 April 1956. The photographer is not identified. Prominent here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during May of 1918, retired in September of 1956, enshrined at the Horseshoe Curve on 08 June 1957, restored for excursion service during 1987-1988, withdrawn from service and disassembled because of safety concerns, and still not reassembled to wholeness.
Photo Date:  4/23/1956  Upload Date: 10/4/2020 9:34:26 AM
Location:  Morgan, NJ
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge,Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  67   Comments: 1
PRR 1361, K-4S, 1956
Title:  PRR 1361, K-4S, 1956
Description:  #1361. Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide via Al Chione that was taken in Bay Head Junction, New Jersey, on 28 April 1956. The photographer is not identified. Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during May of 1918, retired in September of 1956, enshrined at the Horseshoe Curve on 8 June 1957, and restored for excursion service in April of 1987.
Photo Date:  4/28/1956  Upload Date: 6/20/2018 2:40:57 AM
Location:  Bay Head Junction, NJ
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  444   Comments: 0
PRR 1361, K-4S, 1956
Title:  PRR 1361, K-4S, 1956
Description:  #1361. Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide via Al Chione that was taken in Bay Head Junction, New Jersey, in May of 1956. The photographer is not identified. Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during May of 1918, retired in September of 1956, enshrined at the Horseshoe Curve on 8 June 1957, and restored for excursion service in April of 1987.
Photo Date:  5/28/1956  Upload Date: 6/20/2018 2:42:28 AM
Location:  Bay Head Junction, NJ
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Yard,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  496   Comments: 1
"By The Seashore," Page 47, 1957
Title:  "By The Seashore," Page 47, 1957
Description:  Here is page four of a five-page article by David P. Morgan entitled "Shades Of Steam And Speed By The Seashore." It was published originally in the April 1957 issue of "Trains" magazine, page 47. Photo by Philip R. Hastings. Photo Caption: "Elements of the K-4 at Bay Head Junction, N.J." Shown here is a partial view of Pennsylvania Railroad engine #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during 1918, retired in September of 1956, enshrined at the Horseshoe Curve (near Altoona) in June of 1957, and restored for excursion service in April of 1987.
Photo Date:  4/1/1957  Upload Date: 6/10/2018 2:45:07 PM
Location:  Bay Head Junction, NJ
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  299   Comments: 0
PRR 1361, K-4S, 1957
Title:  PRR 1361, K-4S, 1957
Description:  #1361. Here is a commercial photo of a Pennsylvania Railroad steam locomotive taken at the Juniata Erecting and Machine Shop in Altoona, Pennsylvania, during June of 1957. Shown here is PRR engine #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in this very building during May of 1918 for passenger-only service. This photo was taken just before it was enshrined at the Horseshoe Curve on 08 June 1957. That's a difference of 39 years! During 1987 and 1988, engine #1361 was restored for service, and made some excursion runs in Central Pennsylvania. Certain safety concerns arose, however, which led to it being disassembled. It has yet to be reassembled/restored/resurrected! The photographer's name is not recorded.
Photo Date:  6/8/1957  Upload Date: 6/13/2016 9:33:41 AM
Location:  Altoona(Juniata), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  859   Comments: 2
"K-4 on Horseshoe Curve," Page 15, 1957
Title:  "K-4 on Horseshoe Curve," Page 15, 1957
Description:  Here is a one-page article entitled "K-4 on Horseshoe Curve." It was published originally in the July-August 1957 issue of "Pennsy" magazine, page 15. Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built during 1918 and retired in May of 1956. The ceremony to honor those who built and operated the PRR's fleet of steam locomotives took place on Saturday, 08 June 1957.
Photo Date:  7/1/1957  Upload Date: 8/5/2017 3:51:29 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  501   Comments: 0
Newly displayed K4s at Horseshoe Curve
Title:  Newly displayed K4s at Horseshoe Curve
Description:  K4s 1361 is seen at Horseshoe Curve not long after being interned on its fenced in track.
Photo Date:  7/1/1957  Upload Date: 2/23/2021 11:25:16 PM
Location:  Horseshoe Curve, PA
Author:  Anthony Zinskie
Categories:  Roster,Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  39   Comments: 0
PRR 1361 at Bay Head
Title:  PRR 1361 at Bay Head
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/8/1957  Upload Date: 4/29/2013 10:23:14 AM
Location:  Bay Head, NJ
Author:  James LaRue
Categories:  Steam,Action
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  2591   Comments: 4
PRR "K-4S Locomotive," c. 1957
Title:  PRR "K-4S Locomotive," c. 1957
Description:  Here is a postal card entitled "K-4S Locomotive." No Postmark. Caption On Reverse: "K-4S Locomotive presented to the City of Altoona by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company in memory of the 'Old Iron Horse.' Retired in May of 1955 after 2,490,000 miles. Photo by Sheldon L. Burns." #1361 is a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during May of 1918, retired in September of 1956, enshrined at the Horseshoe Curve on 08 June 1957, restored for excursion service during 1987-1988, withdrawn from service and disassembled because of safety concerns, and still not reassembled/restored/resurrected. The date is an approximation.
Photo Date:  8/15/1957  Upload Date: 1/5/2021 9:08:00 PM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  40   Comments: 0
PRR 4-6-2 #1361
Title:  PRR 4-6-2 #1361
Description:  Built by the PRR shops in May of 1918, #1361 survives today albeit not in the same location. Interesting note by the unknown photographer -"K-4 #1361, an early K-4, gleams like new. (I was surprised to see a fence around this marvelous machine, felt it was a shame to cage it like a beast), here at it's permanent home at the curve. The locomotive is a gift to the city of Altoon from the PRR." Now preserved at the Altoona RR Memorial Museum
Photo Date:  8/18/1957  Upload Date: 9/26/2013 9:31:28 AM
Location:  Unknown, PA
Author:  Gary Everhart
Categories:  Roster,Steam,Action
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  770   Comments: 0
"Trains" Magazine, October 1957
Title:  "Trains" Magazine, October 1957
Description:  Here is a photo taken by Mr. Bud Rothaar. It was published originally in the October 1957 issue of "Trains" magazine, page 8. Partial Caption: "In her 39 years of service, K-4 No. 1361 rolled up mileage equivalent to 100 trips around the world." #1361 is a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during May of 1918, retired in September of 1956, enshrined at the Horseshoe Curve on 8 June 1957, and restored for excursion service in April of 1987. Also visible on the right is a pair of unidentified Baldwin-built "Centipedes" proceeding around the Curve and down to East Altoona where they will begin yet another helper/pusher run up "The Mountain."
Photo Date:  10/1/1957  Upload Date: 6/13/2018 2:24:20 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  308   Comments: 0
"Pennsy" Magazine, July-August 1959
Title:  "Pennsy" Magazine, July-August 1959
Description:  Here is a photo from an article entitled "Rush From Labrador." It was published originally in the July-August 1959 issue of "Pennsy" magazine, page 15. The photographer is not identified. Photo Caption: "Extra locomotives in the middle and rear help ore train over mountain west of Altoona." Visible in the foreground is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #8675, an AS-18AM built by the American Locomotive Company in March of 1958 and rated at 1,800 horsepower. Also visible near the apex of the Curve is Pennsylvania Railroad steam locomotive #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during May of 1918 and retired in May of 1956.
Photo Date:  7/1/1959  Upload Date: 12/26/2016 3:07:08 PM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  PRR 8675(RSD12) PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  885   Comments: 0
PRR 1361, K-4S, 1959
Title:  PRR 1361, K-4S, 1959
Description:  AHC. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during August of 1959. Shown here is PRR engine #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built during 1918 and retired in May of 1956. Those were the good old days when women wore heels, skirts, and earings to the Curve!
Photo Date:  8/15/1959  Upload Date: 4/29/2017 6:10:01 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  523   Comments: 0
PRR's Horseshoe Curve, c. 1959
Title:  PRR's Horseshoe Curve, c. 1959
Description:  AHC. Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide via Al Chione that was taken at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, perhaps during 1959. The photographer is not identified. Shown here are two Baldwin-built "Sharks" pulling a mixed-cargo freight train around the Curve and up the Allegheny Mountains to Gallitzin and points West. Also visible on the right is PRR engine #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during May of 1918, retired in September of 1956, enshrined at the Curve on 8 June 1957, and restored for excursion service in April of 1987.
Photo Date:  8/15/1959  Upload Date: 6/10/2018 3:08:02 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  760   Comments: 2
"Piggyback Performance," Page 48, 1960
Title:  "Piggyback Performance," Page 48, 1960
Description:  Here is page three of a five-page camera study by Don Wood entitled "Piggyback Performance: Pennsy's TT1." It was published originally in the July 1960 issue of "Trains" magazine, page 48. Bottom Right-Hand Photo: Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during May of 1918, retired in September of 1956, enshrined at the Horseshoe Curve on 08 June 1957, restored for excursion service during 1987-1988, withdrawn from service and disassembled because of safety concerns, and still not reassembled/restored/resurrected.
Photo Date:  7/1/1960  Upload Date: 7/16/2016 5:12:02 PM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Winter,Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  316   Comments: 0
PRR "Altoona, Pennsylvania," c. 1960
Title:  PRR "Altoona, Pennsylvania," c. 1960
Description:  Here is a postal card entitled "Altoona, Pennsylvania." No Postmark. The photographer is not identified. Caption On Reverse: "Altoona, Pennsylvania. An aerial View of the world famous Horseshoe Curve." Visible near the apex of the Curve is Pennsylvania Railroad K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" steam locomotive #1361. Also visible at the right is four-track Signal Bridge #2416/7, near where the Kittanning Point Passenger Station was once situated.
Photo Date:  8/15/1960  Upload Date: 12/10/2020 9:52:32 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Scenic,Steam,Signal
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  45   Comments: 0
PRR 1361, K-4S, 1961
Title:  PRR 1361, K-4S, 1961
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1961. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad steam locomotive at the Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 17 August 1961. Shown here is PRR engine #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built during 1918 and retired in May of 1956. It was put on display at the Curve on 08 June 1957.
Photo Date:  8/17/1961  Upload Date: 7/8/2016 1:34:12 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  354   Comments: 1
"Pennsy Pacifics," Page 28, 1965
Title:  "Pennsy Pacifics," Page 28, 1965
Description:  Here is page eight of an eight-page article by Fred Westing entitled "The Great Days of Steam and the Glory of Pennsy Pacifics." It was published originally in the March 1965 issue of "Railroad" magazine, page 28. Top Photo: Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #3750, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during March of 1920 and presently on display at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg. Bottom Photo: Shown here is PRR engine #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during May of 1918 and retired in May of 1957.
Photo Date:  3/1/1965  Upload Date: 7/17/2016 11:00:40 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 3750(4-6-2) PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  356   Comments: 0
PRR "Aerial View of Horseshoe Curve," c. 1965
Title:  PRR "Aerial View of Horseshoe Curve," c. 1965
Description:  Here is a postal card entitled "Aerial View of Horseshoe Curve." No Postmark. Caption On Reverse: "Aerial View of Horseshoe Curve. Altoona, PA. Looking North. Photo by Sheldon L. Burns." Visible near the apex of the Curve is Pennsylvania Railroad K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" steam locomotive #1361. The date is an approximation.
Photo Date:  8/15/1965  Upload Date: 12/9/2020 4:54:13 PM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Scenic,Steam,Signal
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  39   Comments: 0
PRR 1361, K-4S, 1965
Title:  PRR 1361, K-4S, 1965
Description:  Rainy. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad steam locomotive at the Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 12 October 1965. Shown here is PRR K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" #1361. It was put on display at the Curve on 08 June 1957.
Photo Date:  10/12/1965  Upload Date: 9/6/2016 7:23:53 PM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
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PRR 1361, K-4S, 1966
Title:  PRR 1361, K-4S, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during mid-May of 1966. Shown here are three PRR engines pulling a westbound mixed-cargo freight train around the apex of the Horseshoe Curve. Also visible is PRR K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" #1361, plus lots of budding trees!
Photo Date:  5/21/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 11:25:46 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  300   Comments: 1
PRR 1361, K-4S, 1966
Title:  PRR 1361, K-4S, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during mid-May of 1966. Shown here is PRR engine #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" that was enshrined here on 08 June 1957.
Photo Date:  5/21/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 11:44:38 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
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PRR 4224, EP-20, 1966
Title:  PRR 4224, EP-20, 1966
Description:  Zak. Here is an original 35mm color slide by Martin S. Zak that was taken while riding in a Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train around the Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, in September of 1966. Shown here (R to L) are PRR engines #4224 and two more E-7's whose numbers are not recorded. #4224 is an EP-20 built by GM-EMD in 1948 and rated at 2,000 HP; its original PRR number was "5864." The train is traversing the Curve on its way down the Allegheny Mountains to Altoona and points East. Also visible on the right is PRR engine #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during 1918, retired in September of 1956, enshrined at the Curve in June of 1957, and restored for excursion service in April of 1987.
Photo Date:  9/22/1966  Upload Date: 6/9/2018 5:44:43 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 4224(E7A) PRR 1361(4-6-2)
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"Triple Train Treat," Page 18, 1967
Title:  "Triple Train Treat," Page 18, 1967
Description:  Here is page one of a four-page camera study entitled "Triple Train Treat On Horse Shoe." It was published originally in the December 1967 issue of "Trains" magazine, page 18. Photos by J.J. Young, Jr.; text by David P. Morgan. Top Photo: In the foreground is PRR engine #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during May of 1918, retired in September of 1956, enshrined at the Curve on 8 June 1957, and restored for excursion service in April of 1987. In the background are three PRR engines pulling a westbound TrucTrain: #2358, #6517, and #6167. #2358 is an EF-25 built by GM-EMD in March of 1965 and rated at 2,500 HP. #6517 is a GF-25A built by GE in December of 1965 and rated at 2,500 HP. #6167 is an EF-36 built by GM-EMD in January of 1967 and rated at 3,600 HP. Bottom Photo: On the left is PRR engine #2358 heading the westbound TrucTrain. In the center are two pusher locomotives on the end of a stalled train; one's unidentified, the other's PRR engine #6089 ~ an EF-30A built by GM-EMD in March of 1966 and rated at 3,000 HP. Also visible is PRR N-5C cabin car #477843.
Photo Date:  12/1/1967  Upload Date: 7/22/2018 12:52:22 PM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  RollingStock,Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2) PRR 6517(U25C) PRR 6167(SD45) PRR 2358(GP35) PRR 6089(SD40)
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PRR 1361, K-4S, c. 1968
Title:  PRR 1361, K-4S, c. 1968
Description:  #1361. Here is a postal card entitled "Sleeping Giants." No Postmark. Caption On Reverse: "Sleeping Giants. A view of World Famous Horseshoe Curve on the former Pennsylvania Railroad's 4-Track Mainline, 5 miles West of Altoona, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Railroad's K-4 locomotive #1361 sleeps, as does the East Slope of the Allegheny Mountains. (K-4 #1361 has since been moved to the Railroaders Memorial Museum, Altoona, Pennsylvania.) Photo courtesy of David W. Seidel."
Photo Date:  1/23/1968  Upload Date: 8/31/2018 4:12:56 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Winter,Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
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PC "Horseshoe Curve," c. 1969
Title:  PC "Horseshoe Curve," c. 1969
Description:  Here is a postal card entitled "Horseshoe Curve." No Postmark. Caption On Reverse: "Eastbound locomotives passing the Pride & Joy of the P.R.R. K-4s #1361 on the world famous Horseshoe Curve." Pictured on the left is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during May of 1918 and retired in September of 1956 after 38 years of faithful service. Pictured on the right are Penn Central Railroad engines #6040 and perhaps two other units whose numbers are not recorded. #6040 is an SD-40 built (for the PRR) in February of 1966 and rated at 3,000 horsepower. The photographer's name and the date are not recorded.
Photo Date:  8/15/1969  Upload Date: 10/27/2018 12:29:50 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PC 6040(SD40) PRR 1361(4-6-2)
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PRR 1361 looks on as 6284 glides by about Aug., 1971
Title:  PRR 1361 looks on as 6284 glides by about Aug., 1971
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/1/1971  Upload Date: 11/15/2005 8:16:02 PM
Location:  Horseshoe Curve, PA
Author:  Brian Rasmussen
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2) PC 6284(SD40)
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Penn State Classmates, 1973
Title:  Penn State Classmates, 1973
Description:  AHC. Here is an original photo that I took at the Penn Central Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during August of 1973. Shown here are two of my Penn State-Harrisburg classmates: Twyla Jean King and Charles Ottaviano, both of Middletown, Pennsylvania. Behind them is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata in May of 1918, retired in September of 1956 after 2,469,000 miles, enshrined at the Horseshoe Curve in June of 1957, restored for excursion service in April of 1987, withdrawn for safety reasons, disassembled for repairs, and still awaiting resuscitation.
Photo Date:  8/15/1973  Upload Date: 2/17/2017 2:15:32 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
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"World Famous Horseshoe Curve," Page 31, 1973
Title:  "World Famous Horseshoe Curve," Page 31, 1973
Description:  Here is page 31 of a 64-page booklet published by Harry P. Albrecht entitled "World Famous Horseshoe Curve, Altoona, Pennsylvania Railroad." It was issued originally during September of 1973. Shown here is PRR engine #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during 1918 and retired in May of 1956. Photo taken on 08 June 1957, the rainy day it was enshrined at the Curve.
Photo Date:  9/22/1973  Upload Date: 5/27/2017 5:57:06 PM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
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"World Famous Horseshoe Curve," Back Cover, 1973
Title:  "World Famous Horseshoe Curve," Back Cover, 1973
Description:  Here is the backt cover of a 64-page booklet published by Harry P. Albrecht entitled "World Famous Horseshoe Curve, Altoona, Pennsylvania Railroad." It was issued originally during September of 1973. Shown here is a rear view of the tender for PRR engine #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during 1918 and retired in May of 1956.
Photo Date:  9/22/1973  Upload Date: 5/30/2017 1:25:37 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
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"Railroad" Magazine, April 1976
Title:  "Railroad" Magazine, April 1976
Description:  Here is a painting by Mr. Donald E. Antes, Jr. It was the cover illustration on the April 1976 issue of "Railroad" magazine. Cover Caption: "Our classic cover painting of a Pennsy train on Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pa., was done by Donald E. Antes, Jr., president of Hall of Steam, 1407 N. Atherton St., State College, Pa." Depicted here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during May of 1918 and enshrined at the Curve on Satruday, 08 June 1957. [N.B.: Mr. Antes's work reminds me of a similar "Pacific" scene at the Curve painted by Mr. Grif Teller in 1934.]
Photo Date:  4/1/1976  Upload Date: 9/6/2017 2:35:57 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
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The obligatory photo of K4s 1361
Title:  The obligatory photo of K4s 1361
Description: 
Photo Date:  8/21/1976  Upload Date: 8/17/2014 9:05:40 PM
Location:  Horseshoe Curve, PA
Author:  Bob Kise
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
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"Power To Burn," Front Cover, 1976
Title:  "Power To Burn," Front Cover, 1976
Description:  Here is the front cover of a 96-page monograph entitled "Power To Burn: Smoke, Steam, & Cinders" that was edited by James M. Shafer and published during 1976. Depicted in relief is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata in May of 1918, retired in September of 1956, and enshrined at the Curve on 8 June 1957.
Photo Date:  8/29/1976  Upload Date: 2/20/2019 2:42:21 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
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"Power To Burn," Page 1, 1976
Title:  "Power To Burn," Page 1, 1976
Description:  Here is page one of a 96-page monograph entitled "Power To Burn: Smoke, Steam, & Cinders" that was edited by James M. Shafer and published during 1976. Photo Caption: "This K-4s locomotive is on display at the Horseshoe Curve." Pennsylvania Railroad engine #1361 is a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during May of 1918, retired in September of 1956, and enshrined at the Horseshoe Curve on 8 June 1957.
Photo Date:  8/29/1976  Upload Date: 2/20/2019 2:46:06 AM
Location:  South Amboy, NJ
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
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"Power To Burn," Pages 80-81, 1976
Title:  "Power To Burn," Pages 80-81, 1976
Description:  Here are pages 80-81 of a 96-page monograph entitled "Power To Burn: Smoke, Steam, & Cinders" that was edited by James M. Shafer and published during 1976. This is an aerial view of "The World Famous Horseshoe Curve." Visible at the apex is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata in May of 1918, retired in September of 1956, and enshrined at the Curve on 8 June 1957.
Photo Date:  8/29/1976  Upload Date: 3/12/2019 10:46:05 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam,Track
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
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"A Picture Study Of The K-4S," Page 25, 1976
Title:  "A Picture Study Of The K-4S," Page 25, 1976
Description:  Here is page 25 of a 40-page booklet published by Harry P. Albrecht entitled "A Picture Study Of The K-4." First issued in October 1967, revised in September 1976. Implied Section Caption: "The Memorial Locomotive." All of these photos show Pennsylvania Railroad engine #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during May of 1918, retired in September of 1956 after 2,469,000 revenue miles, enshrined at the Horseshoe Curve in June of 1957, restored for excursion service in April of 1987, withdrawn for safety reasons, disassembled for repairs, and still awaiting resuscitation.
Photo Date:  9/22/1976  Upload Date: 4/7/2019 10:47:35 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
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"A Picture Study Of The K-4S," Page 26, 1976
Title:  "A Picture Study Of The K-4S," Page 26, 1976
Description:  Here is page 26 of a 40-page booklet published by Harry P. Albrecht entitled "A Picture Study Of The K-4." First issued in October 1967, revised in September 1976. Section Caption: "The Memorial Locomotive." Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #1361, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during May of 1918, retired in September of 1956 after 2,469,000 revenue miles, enshrined at the Horseshoe Curve in June of 1957, restored for excursion service in April of 1987, withdrawn for safety reasons, disassembled for repairs, and still awaiting resuscitation.
Photo Date:  9/22/1976  Upload Date: 4/7/2019 10:48:52 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 1361(4-6-2)
Views:  109   Comments: 0


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