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By:Thomas C. Ayers
Dates:5/7/1966 - 5/7/1966
Album Info:Here are 38 original photos that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, on a sunny day during early May of 1966. These black & white photos are presented in the order that I took them.
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Ye Old Gift Shoppe, 1966
Title:  Ye Old Gift Shoppe, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is a telephoto view that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here are the Horseshoe Curve Gift Shop and PRR Caboose #980901, an N-6B built at the Altoona Car Shops during August of 1916 ~ 50 years prior! Note that the Caboose is to the right of the Gift Shop. Also note the fledgling leaves on the trees!
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 12:10:56 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Scenic,RollingStock
Locomotives: 
Views:  201   Comments: 0
PRR 2295, EF-25, 1966
Title:  PRR 2295, EF-25, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #2295, #2212, and #7263. All three were built by EMD. #2295 is an EF-25 built in 1964 and rated at 2,500 horsepower. #2212 is an EF-22 built in 1963 and rated at 2,250 horsepower. #7263 is an EFS-17M built in 1959 and rated at 1,750 horsepower. These engines and one N-5C caboose are rockin' and rollin' around the Horseshoe Curve on their way to Gallitzin!
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 12:13:20 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 2295(GP35) PRR 2212(GP30) PRR 7263(GP9)
Views:  226   Comments: 0
PRR 2529, GF-25, 1966
Title:  PRR 2529, GF-25, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #2529, #2535, and #2207. #2529 is a GF-25 built by General Electric in 1964 and rated at 2,500 horsepower. #2535 is a GF-25 built by General Electric in 1965 and rated at 2,500 horsepower. #2207 is an EF-22 built by EMD in 1963 and rated at 2,250 horsepower. They are pulling a westbound merchandise freight. Note the PRR logo on the second highway trailer.
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 12:15:20 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
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Locomotives:  PRR 2529(U25B) PRR 2535(U25B) PRR 2207(GP30)
Views:  251   Comments: 0
PRR 2302, EF-25, 1966
Title:  PRR 2302, EF-25, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #2302, #2501, and at least two others whose numbers are not visible. #2302 is an EF-25 built by EMD in 1964 and rated at 2,500 HP. #2501 is a GF-25 built by General Electric in 1962 and rated at 2,500 HP. They are pulling a westbound merchandise freight under four-track Signal Bridge #2416.
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 12:16:59 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Signal
Locomotives:  PRR 2302(GP35) PRR 2501(U25B)
Views:  356   Comments: 0
PRR 2416, AF-25, 1966
Title:  PRR 2416, AF-25, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here is PRR engine #2416, an AF-25 built by the American Locomotive Company in 1964 and rated at 2,500 horsepower. It is heading a westbound mixed-cargo freight train, but is being passed by the train in the foreground. Note the Erie-Lackawana Railroad highway trailer.
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 12:56:33 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 2416(C425)
Views:  419   Comments: 0
PRR 6507, GF-25A, 1966
Title:  PRR 6507, GF-25A, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #6507, #6036, and #6307. All three were built in 1965. #6507 is a GF-25A built by General Electric and rated at 2,500 horsepower. #6036 is an EF-25A built by EMD and rated at 2,500 horsepower. #6307 is an AF-27 built by the American Locomotive Company and rated at 2,700 horsepower. They are pushing a westbound merchandise freight.
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 12:58:50 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  PRR 6507(U25C) PRR 6036(SD35) PRR 6307(C628)
Views:  435   Comments: 1
PRR 2311, EF-25, 1966
Title:  PRR 2311, EF-25, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here is PRR engine #2311 and two others whose numbers are not visible. #2311 is an EF-25 built by EMD in 1965 and rated at 2,500 HP. They are pulling an eastbound mixed-cargo freight.
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 1:00:27 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 2311(GP35)
Views:  171   Comments: 0
PRR 8663, AS-18AM, 1966
Title:  PRR 8663, AS-18AM, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here are PRR engines #8663 and #8668. Both are AS-18AM's built by the American Locomotive Company in 1958 and rated at 1,600 horsepower each. They have just rounded the Horseshoe Curve, and are returning to East Altoona for yet another run up the Allegheny Mountains to Gallitzin and back.
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 1:05:51 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  PRR 8663(RSD12) PRR 8668(RSD12)
Views:  236   Comments: 0
PRR 6507, GF-25A, 1966
Title:  PRR 6507, GF-25A, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #6507, #6036, and #6307. All three were built in 1965. #6507 is a GF-25A built by General Electric and rated at 2,500 horsepower. #6036 is an EF-25A built by EMD and rated at 2,500 horsepower. #6307 is an AF-27 built by the American Locomotive Company and rated at 2,700 horsepower. They are returning to East Altoona for another run up the Allegheny Mountains to Gallitzin and back.
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 1:27:40 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  PRR 6507(U25C) PRR 6036(SD35) PRR 6307(C628)
Views:  344   Comments: 0
PRR 2274, EF-25, 1966
Title:  PRR 2274, EF-25, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #2274 and #7228. Both were built by EMD. #2274 is an EF-25 built in 1964 and rated at 2,500 HP. #7228 is an EFS-17M built in 1957 and rated at 1,750 HP. They are pulling a smokin' eastbound coal train, whose caboose is visible in the distance.
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 1:29:21 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 2274(GP35) PRR 7228(GP9)
Views:  252   Comments: 0
PRR 7025, EFS-17M, 1966
Title:  PRR 7025, EFS-17M, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engine #7025, a PRR engine whose number is not legible, as well as Bangor and Aroostook Railroad engine #77. All three were built by EMD. #7025 is an EFS-17m built in 1955 and rated at 1,750 horsepower. They are pulling a westbound mixed-cargo freight.
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 1:31:22 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 7025(GP9) BAR 77(GP9)
Views:  346   Comments: 0
PRR 7025, EFS-17M, 1966
Title:  PRR 7025, EFS-17M, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engine #7025, a PRR engine whose number is not legible, as well as Bangor and Aroostook Railroad engine #77. All three were built by EMD. #7025 is an EFS-17M built in 1955 and rated at 1,750 horsepower. They are pulling a westbound mixed-cargo freight.
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 1:32:52 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 7025(GP9) BAR 77(GP9)
Views:  435   Comments: 0
PRR 6022, EF-25A, 1966
Title:  PRR 6022, EF-25A, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here (R to L) is PRR engine #6022 and two others whose numbers are not visible. #6022 is an EF-25A built by EMD in 1965 and rated at 2,500 HP. They are pushing a westbound mixed-cargo freight under four-track Signal Bridge #2417.
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 1:51:33 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 6022(SD35)
Views:  171   Comments: 0
PRR 7250, EFS-17M, 1966
Title:  PRR 7250, EFS-17M, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original telephoto view that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during May of 1966. Shown here (R to L) is PRR engine #7250 and a GP-9 B-unit whose number is not visible. Both were built by EMD. #7250 is an EFS-17M built in 1959 and rated at 1,750 horsepower. They are pulling an eastbound mixed-cargo freight.
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 1:53:45 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 7250(GP9)
Views:  118   Comments: 0
PRR 2291, EF-25, 1966
Title:  PRR 2291, EF-25, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here (R to L) are PRR engines #2291, one whose number is not visible, #2410, and another whose number is not visible. #2291 is an EF-25 built by EMD in 1964 and rated at 2,500 horsepower. #2410 is an AF-24 built by the American Locomotive Company in 1962 and rated at 2,400 horsepower. They are pulling an eastbound autorack train.
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 1:56:04 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 2291(GP35) PRR 2410(RS27)
Views:  294   Comments: 0
PRR 2291, EF-25, 1966
Title:  PRR 2291, EF-25, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here (R to L) are PRR engines #2291, one whose number is not visible, #2410, and another whose number is not visible. #2291 is an EF-25 built by EMD in 1964 and rated at 2,500 horsepower. #2410 is an AF-24 built by the American Locomotive Company in 1962 and rated at 2,400 horsepower. They are pulling an eastbound autorack train. Note the American Motors products, all nice and shiny!
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 1:57:42 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 2291(GP35) PRR 2410(RS27)
Views:  265   Comments: 0
PRR 5789, EP-22, 1966
Title:  PRR 5789, EP-22, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here (R to L) are PRR engines #5789, #5769, and #5765. All are EP-22's built by EMD in 1952 and rated at 2,250 horsepower each. They are pulling an eastbound mail/express train. Note the engineer inspecting his train!
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 1:59:27 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 5789(E8A) PRR 5769(E8A) PRR 5765(E8A)
Views:  297   Comments: 0
PRR 5789, EP-22, 1966
Title:  PRR 5789, EP-22, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here (R to L) are PRR engines #5789, #5769, and #5765. All are EP-22's built by EMD in 1952 and rated at 2,250 horsepower each. They are pulling an eastbound mail/express train under four-track Signal Bridge #2416. Note that it is running on one of the usually-westbound tracks!
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 2:00:47 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Signal
Locomotives:  PRR 5765(E8A) PRR 5769(E8A) PRR 5789(E8A)
Views:  192   Comments: 0
PRR 2274, EF-25, 1966
Title:  PRR 2274, EF-25, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here is PRR engine #2274, an EF-25 built by EMD in 1964 and rated at 2,500 horsepower. It and one N-5 caboose are rockin' and rollin' 'round the Horseshoe Curve on their way to Gallitzin and points West!
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 2:45:09 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 2274(GP35)
Views:  160   Comments: 0
PRR 7018, EFS-17M, 1966
Title:  PRR 7018, EFS-17M, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here (R to L) are PRR engines #7018, a GP-9 B-unit whose number is not visible, and #7126. All three are EFS-17M's built by EMD and rated at 1,750 horsepower each. #7018 was built in 1955, but #7126 was built in 1957. They are pulling a westbound mixed-cargo freight.
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 2:47:03 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  PRR 7018(GP9) PRR 7126(GP9)
Views:  155   Comments: 0
PRR 7126, EFS-17M, 1966
Title:  PRR 7126, EFS-17M, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here (R to L) are PRR engines #7018, a GP-9 B-unit whose number is not visible, and #7126. All three are EFS-17M's built by EMD and rated at 1,750 horsepower each. #7018 was built in 1955, but #7126 was built in 1957. They are pulling a westbound mixed-cargo freight.
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 2:50:08 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 7018(GP9) PRR 7126(GP9)
Views:  96   Comments: 0
Rockin' & Rollin,' 1966
Title:  Rockin' & Rollin,' 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #7018, a GP-9 B-unit whose number is not visible, and #7126. All three are EFS-17M's built by EMD and rated at 1,750 horsepower each. #7018 was built in 1955, but #7126 was built in 1957. These locomotives are visible across the valley from underneath one of the freight cars they are pulling!
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 2:52:05 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Scenic
Locomotives:  PRR 7018(GP9) PRR 7126(GP9)
Views:  128   Comments: 0
PRR 6507, GF-25A, 1966
Title:  PRR 6507, GF-25A, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroads Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here (R to L) are PRR engines #6507, #6036, and #6307. All three were built in 1965. #6507 is a GF-25A built by General Electric and rated at 2,500 horsepower. #6036 is an EF-25A built by EMD and rated at 2,500 horsepower. #6307 is an AF-27 built by the American Locomotive Company and rated at 2,700 horsepower. They are pushing a westbound mixed-cargo freight.
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 2:53:49 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  PRR 6507(U25C) PRR 6036(SD35) PRR 6307(C628)
Views:  203   Comments: 0
PRR 6303, AF-27, 1966
Title:  PRR 6303, AF-27, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #6303, one unit whose number is not visible, and #6308. #6303 and #6308 are both AF-27's built by ALCO in 1965 and rated at 2,700 horsepower each. They are pushing a westbound TrucTrain, whose caboose is N-8 #478155. Note the PRR logo on the highway trailer in the foreground.
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 3:39:33 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives:  PRR 6303(C628) PRR 6308(C628)
Views:  253   Comments: 0
PRR 6303, AF-27, 1966
Title:  PRR 6303, AF-27, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here (R to L) are PRR engines #6303, one unit whose number is not visible, and #6308. #6303 and #6308 are both AF-27's built by ALCO in 1965 and rated at 2,700 horsepower each. They are pushing a westbound TrucTrain and N-8 caboose #478155.
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 3:41:25 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  RollingStock
Locomotives:  PRR 6303(C628) PRR 6308(C628)
Views:  295   Comments: 0
PRR 2325, EF-25, 1966
Title:  PRR 2325, EF-25, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #2325, #2401, and one unit whose number is not visible. #2325 is an EF-25 built by EMD in 1965 and rated at 2,500 horsepower. #2401 is an AF-24 built by the American Locomotive Company in 1962 and rated at 2,400 horsepower. They are pulling an eastbound merchandise freight.
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 3:48:41 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 2325(GP35) PRR 2401(RS27)
Views:  276   Comments: 0
PRR 5760, EP-22, 1966
Title:  PRR 5760, EP-22, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original telephoto view that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during May of 1966. Shown here (L to R) is PRR engine #5760 and two others whose numbers are not legible. #5760 is an EP-22 built by EMD in 1951 and rated at 2,250 horsepower. They are pulling a 17-car westbound mail/express train under four-track Signal Bridge #2416, and passing a slow-moving ore train at the same time.
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 3:52:46 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 5760(E8A)
Views:  1478   Comments: 2
PRR 8668, AS-18AM, 1966
Title:  PRR 8668, AS-18AM, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original telephoto view that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during May of 1966. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #8668, #8663, #2200, #2201, #2203, and #2202. #8668 and #8663 are both AS-18AM's built by the American Locomotive Company in 1958 and rated at 1,800 horsepower each. #2200, #2201, #2203, and #2202 are all EF-22's built by EMD in 1963 and rated at 2,250 horsepower each. They are pulling a westbound ore train. Note all of the G-39 "Ore Jennies"!
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 4:23:41 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  PRR 8668(RSD12) PRR 8663(RSD12) PRR 2200(GP30) PRR 2201(GP30) PRR 2203(GP30) PRR 2202(GP30)
Views:  2000   Comments: 4
PRR 8668, AS-18AM, 1966
Title:  PRR 8668, AS-18AM, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here is PRR engine #8668, an AS-18AM built by the American Locomotive Company in 1958 and rated at 1,600 horsepower. It is rounding the Horseshoe Curve at the head of a westbound ore train, but will uncouple at Gallitzin and return to East Altoona for yet another run up the Allegheny Mountains to Gallitzin and back.
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 4:26:37 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 8668(RSD12)
Views:  144   Comments: 0
PRR 8668, AS-18AM, 1966
Title:  PRR 8668, AS-18AM, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original telephoto view that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #8668, #8663, #2200, #2201, #2203, and #2202. #8668 and #8663 are both AS-18AM's built by the American Locomotive Company in 1958 and rated at 1,800 horsepower each. #2200, #2201, #2203, and #2202 are all EF-22's built by EMD in 1963 and rated at 2,250 horsepower each. They are pulling a westbound ore train. Note all of the G-39 "Ore Jennies"!
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 6:13:22 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  PRR 8668(RSD12) PRR 8663(RSD12) PRR 2200(GP30) PRR 2201(GP30) PRR 2203(GP30) PRR 2202(GP30)
Views:  350   Comments: 1
The Good Old Days, 1966
Title:  The Good Old Days, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here is an eastbound passenger train rounding the Horseshoe Curve at the same time as a westbound ore train passes the other way!
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 4:28:41 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  81   Comments: 0
PRR 8668, AS-18AM, 1966
Title:  PRR 8668, AS-18AM, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original telephoto view that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during May of 1966. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #8668, #8663, #2200, #2201, #2203, and #2202. #8668 and #8663 are both AS-18AM's built by the American Locomotive Company in 1958 and rated at 1,800 horsepower each. #2200, #2201, #2203, and #2202 are all EF-22's built by EMD in 1963 and rated at 2,250 horsepower each. They are pulling a westbound ore train. Note all of the G-39 "Ore Jennies"!
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 4:53:45 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  PRR 8668(RSD12) PRR 8663(RSD12) PRR 2200(GP30) PRR 2201(GP30) PRR 2203(GP30) PRR 2202(GP30)
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PRR 2367, EF-25, 1966
Title:  PRR 2367, EF-25, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #2367, #2404, and another unit whose number is not visible. #2367 is an EF-25 built by EMD in 1965 and rated at 2,500 horsepower. #2404 is an AF-24 built by the American Locomotive Company in 1962 and rated at 2,400 horsepower. They are pulling an eastbound coal train, and are about to be passed by three pusher engines returning to Altoona for another run up the Allegheny Mountains to Gallitzin and back.
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 4:55:06 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  PRR 2367(GP35) PRR 2404(RS27)
Views:  222   Comments: 0
PRR 6303, AF-27, 1966
Title:  PRR 6303, AF-27, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #6303, one unit whose number is not visible, and #6308. #6303 and #6308 are both AF-27's built by the American Locomotive Company in 1965 and rated at 2,700 horsepower each. They are returning to East Altoona for another run up the Allegheny Mountains to Gallitzin and back.
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 4:56:34 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  PRR 6303(C628) PRR 6308(C628)
Views:  177   Comments: 0
Westward Ho, 1966
Title:  Westward Ho, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here are one ALCO and three EMD engines pulling a westbound mail/express train around the Horseshoe Curve and up the Allegheny Mountains to Gallitzin and points West. Note the about-to-burst buds on the trees!
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 4:58:06 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
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Views:  70   Comments: 0
PRR 9878, EF-15A, 1966
Title:  PRR 9878, EF-15A, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here (R to L) is PRR engine #9878 and an F-Class "B" unit whose number is not recorded. Both were built by EMD. #9878 is an EF-15A built in 1952 and rated at 1,500 horsepower. They are pulling a 20-car eastbound freight train.
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 4:59:25 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 9878(F7A)
Views:  116   Comments: 0
PRR 9878, EF-15A, 1966
Title:  PRR 9878, EF-15A, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here (L to R) is PRR engine #9878 and an F-Class "B" unit whose number is not recorded. Both were built by EMD. #9878 is an EF-15A built in 1952 and rated at 1,500 horsepower. They are pulling a 20-car eastbound mixed-cargo freight, whose caboose is visible in the distance.
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 5:00:20 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 9878(F7A)
Views:  251   Comments: 2
PRR 2295, EF-25, 1966
Title:  PRR 2295, EF-25, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #2295, #2212, and #7263. All three were built by EMD. #2295 is an EF-25 built in 1964 and rated at 2,500 horsepower. #2212 is an EF-22 built in 1963 and rated at 2,250 horsepower. #7263 is an EFS-17M built in 1959 and rated at 1,750 horsepower. They are pulling an eastbound coal train around the Horseshoe Curve and down the Allegheny Mountains to Altoona and points East.
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 5:01:31 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 2295(GP35) PRR 2212(GP30) PRR 7263(GP9)
Views:  279   Comments: 0


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