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By:Thomas C. Ayers
Dates:5/21/1965 - 5/21/1965
Album Info:Here are 14 original photos that I took of Pennsylvania Railroad property and trains in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 21 May 1965. All of them concern a relatively-minor derailment that occurred right in the middle of the interlocking at 14th Street, just about midway between the 12th and 17th Street Bridges.
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PRR Derailment, 1965
Title:  PRR Derailment, 1965
Description:  Derailment. Here is an original (fuzzy) photo that I took of Pennsylvania Railroad trains in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 21 May 1965. Shown here in the foreground is the "western" work train and steam-powered crane that are rerailing the derailed cars and locomotives of the eastbound freight train on the next track over. The big white structure visible in the middle is the Altoona Passenger Station. Photo taken from the 17th Street Bridge.
Photo Date:  5/21/1965  Upload Date: 10/20/2016 3:19:30 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge,Station,Wreck
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Views:  290   Comments: 1
PRR 8663, AS-18AM, 1965
Title:  PRR 8663, AS-18AM, 1965
Description:  Derailment. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad locomotive in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 21 May 1965. Shown here is PRR engine #8663, an AS-18AM built by the American Locomotive Company in 1958 and rated at 1,800 horsepower. It is coupled to the "western" work train and steam-powered crane that are rerailing the derailed cars and locomotives of the eastbound freight train on the next track over. Photo taken from the 17th Street Bridge.
Photo Date:  5/21/1965  Upload Date: 10/20/2016 3:21:31 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge,Wreck
Locomotives:  PRR 8663(RSD12)
Views:  407   Comments: 0
PRR Derailment, 1965
Title:  PRR Derailment, 1965
Description:  Derailment. Here is an original photo that I took of Pennsylvania Railroad trains in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 21 May 1965. Shown here on the right is the "western" work train and steam-powered crane that are rerailing the derailed cars and locomotives of the eastbound freight train on the next track over. Visible in the immediate foreground is the top of PRR engine #8663, an AS-18AM built by the American Locomotive Company in 1958 and rated at 1,800 horsepower. The big white structure visible in the middle is the Altoona Passenger Station. Photo taken from the 17th Street Bridge.
Photo Date:  5/21/1965  Upload Date: 10/20/2016 3:23:04 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge,Station,Wreck
Locomotives:  PRR 8663(RSD12)
Views:  447   Comments: 0
PRR Derailment, 1965
Title:  PRR Derailment, 1965
Description:  Derailment. Here is an original photo that I took of Pennsylvania Railroad trains in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 21 May 1965. Shown here is a partial view of the derailment scene, framed by three of the original PRR 12th Street Car Shop buildings. Partially visible in the center is PRR oil-fired, steam-powered crane #490965.
Photo Date:  5/21/1965  Upload Date: 10/20/2016 3:48:26 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  RollingStock,Wreck
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Views:  521   Comments: 0
PRR 490965, Crane, 1965
Title:  PRR 490965, Crane, 1965
Description:  Derailment. Here is an original photo that I took of Pennsylvania Railroad trains in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 21 May 1965. Shown here is PRR 490965, an oil-fired, steam-powered crane. It is assisting the railroad workers on the ground to rerail one of the derailed eastbound freight cars, TLDX #2944. Partially visible in the background are two of the original PRR 12th Street Car Shop buildings.
Photo Date:  5/21/1965  Upload Date: 10/20/2016 3:54:44 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  RollingStock,Steam,Wreck
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Views:  469   Comments: 0
PRR 9691, EH-15, 1965
Title:  PRR 9691, EH-15, 1965
Description:  Derailment. Here is an original photo that I took of Pennsylvania Railroad trains in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 21 May 1965. Shown here on the right (L to R) are PRR engines #9691 and #7206. Both were built by EMD. #9691 is an EH-15 built in 1949 and rated at 1,500 horsepower. #7206 is an EFS-17M built in 1957 and rated at 1,750 horsepower. They have just come down the Allegheny Mountains via the Horseshoe Curve with a 60-car mixed-cargo freight train and are passing the derailment site with caution. The caboose is #477382. Visible in the center is PRR steam-powered crane #490965. Visible on the left is one of the two derailed locomotives, PRR engine #8890 ~ an AS-10 built by the American Locomotive Company in 1950 and rated at 1,000 horsepower. Visible in the distance (L to R) are the PRR Test Plant Building and the 17th Street Bridge.
Photo Date:  5/21/1965  Upload Date: 10/20/2016 3:56:46 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  RollingStock,Bridge,Signal,Wreck
Locomotives:  PRR 9691(F7A) PRR 7206(GP9) PRR 8890(S4)
Views:  703   Comments: 0
PRR 5631, AS-10AM, 1965
Title:  PRR 5631, AS-10AM, 1965
Description:  Derailment. Here is an original photo that I took of Pennsylvania Railroad locomotives in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 21 May 1965. Shown here (L to R) are the two derailed locomotives, PRR engines #5631 and #8890. Both were built by the American Locomotive Company in 1950 and rated at 1,000 horsepower each. #5631 is an AS-10AM while #8890 is an AS-10. They had just come down the Allegheny Mountains via the Horseshoe Curve with a mixed-cargo freight train when they split a switch in the 14th Street Interlocking. Because the train was going fairly slow at the time of the derailment, no one was injured seriously.
Photo Date:  5/21/1965  Upload Date: 10/20/2016 4:47:28 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Signal,Wreck
Locomotives:  PRR 5631(RS1) PRR 8890(S4)
Views:  722   Comments: 1
PRR Derailment, 1965
Title:  PRR Derailment, 1965
Description:  Derailment. Here is an original photo that I took of Pennsylvania Railroad trains in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 21 May 1965. Shown here is an overall view of the derailment scene and of the clean-up activities. Visible on the left is one of the two derailed locomotives, PRR engine #8890 ~ an AS-10 built by the American Locomotive Company in 1950 and rated at 1,000 horsepower. Visible in the center are the two PRR oil-fired, steam-powered cranes working on one of the derailed cars. Visible in the distance (L to R) are the PRR Test Plant Building and the 17th Street Bridge.
Photo Date:  5/21/1965  Upload Date: 10/20/2016 5:15:10 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge,Signal,Wreck
Locomotives:  PRR 8890(S4)
Views:  240   Comments: 0
PRR 490965, Crane, 1965
Title:  PRR 490965, Crane, 1965
Description:  Derailment. Here is an original photo that I took of Pennsylvania Railroad trains in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 21 May 1965. Shown here is PRR 490965, an oil-fired, steam-powered crane. It is assisting the railroad workers on the ground to rerail the derailed eastbound freight cars. Note the blazing fire in the firebox!
Photo Date:  5/21/1965  Upload Date: 10/20/2016 5:17:12 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Wreck
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Views:  403   Comments: 0
PRR 8677, AS-18AM, 1965
Title:  PRR 8677, AS-18AM, 1965
Description:  Derailment. Here is an original photo that I took of Pennsylvania Railroad trains in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 21 May 1965. Shown here on the left is PRR engine #8677, an AS-18AM built by the American Locomotive Company in 1958 and rated at 1,800 horsepower. It is coupled to the "eastern" work train and steam-powered crane that are rerailing the derailed cars and locomotives of the eastbound freight train on the next track over. Visible in the center (L to R) are the two derailed locomotives, PRR engines #5631 and #8890. Both were built by the American Locomotive Company in 1950 and rated at 1,000 horsepower each. #5631 is an AS-10AM while #8890 is an AS-10. At this point in the clean-up process, they remain coupled to a single box car: CGW 9166. Visible in the background are two of the original PRR 12th Street Car Shop buildings. A portion of 10th Avenue is visible in the immediate foreground.
Photo Date:  5/21/1965  Upload Date: 10/20/2016 5:19:12 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  RollingStock,Wreck
Locomotives:  PRR 8677(RSD12) PRR 5631(RS1) PRR 8890(S4)
Views:  1014   Comments: 0
PRR 7057, EFS-17M, 1965
Title:  PRR 7057, EFS-17M, 1965
Description:  Derailment. Here is an original photo that I took of Pennsylvania Railroad trains in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 21 May 1965. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #7057, #7197-B, #7042, and #2261. All were built by EMD. #7057, #7197-B and #7042 are EFS-17M's and rated at 1,750 horsepower each. #7057 was built in 1956, #7197-B was built in 1957, while #7042 was built in 1955. #2261 is an EF-25 built in 1964 and rated at 2,500 horsepower. They have just come down the Allegheny Mountains via the Horseshoe Curve with a 57-car TrucTrain and are passing the derailment site with caution. The caboose is #477954. Visible in the background (L to R) are the PRR Test Plant Building and the 17th Street Bridge.
Photo Date:  5/21/1965  Upload Date: 10/20/2016 5:20:46 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge,Wreck
Locomotives:  PRR 7057(GP9) PRR 7197-B(GP9B) PRR 7042(GP9) PRR 2261(GP35)
Views:  639   Comments: 0
PRR Derailment, 1965
Title:  PRR Derailment, 1965
Description:  Derailment. Here is an original photo that I took of Pennsylvania Railroad trains in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 21 May 1965. Shown here are the two oil-fired, steam-powered cranes hoisting one of the derailed freight cars, TLDX #2962.
Photo Date:  5/21/1965  Upload Date: 10/20/2016 6:09:01 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  RollingStock
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Views:  369   Comments: 0
PRR Derailment, 1965
Title:  PRR Derailment, 1965
Description:  Derailment. Here is an original photo that I took of Pennsylvania Railroad trains in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 21 May 1965. Shown here is one of the two oil-fired, steam-powered cranes hoisting one of the derailed freight cars, TLDX #2962. Looks like Great Northern box car #34371 is next in line. Even the Burro Crane in the background has a role to play in the process!
Photo Date:  5/21/1965  Upload Date: 10/20/2016 6:13:46 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  RollingStock,Wreck
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Views:  565   Comments: 0
PRR 8676, AS-18AM, 1965
Title:  PRR 8676, AS-18AM, 1965
Description:  Derailment. Here is an original photo that I took of Pennsylvania Railroad trains in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 21 May 1965. Shown here at the far left (L to R) are PRR engines #8676 and #8665. Both are AS-18AM's built by the American Locomotive Company in 1958 and rated at 1,800 horsepower each. They have just arrived to serve as "helpers" for an westbound passenger train due to arrive shortly. Visible in the center is PRR engine #8677, an AS-18AM built by the American Locomotive Company in 1958 and rated at 1,800 horsepower. It is coupled to the "eastern" work train and steam-powered crane that are rerailing the derailed cars and locomotives of the eastbound freight train on the next track over. Visible on the right (L to R) are the two derailed locomotives, PRR engines #5631 and #8890. Both were built by the American Locomotive Company in 1950 and rated at 1,000 horsepower each. #5631 is an AS-10AM while #8890 is an AS-10. Visible in the background are four of the original PRR 12th Street Car Shop buildings. A portion of 10th Avenue is visible in the immediate foreground.
Photo Date:  5/21/1965  Upload Date: 10/20/2016 6:12:26 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Wreck
Locomotives:  PRR 8676(RSD12) PRR 8677(RSD12) PRR 8890(S4) PRR 5631(RS1) PRR 8665(RSD12)
Views:  591   Comments: 0


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