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By:Thomas C. Ayers
Dates:7/1/1949 - 7/1/1949
Album Info:Here are both covers and the complete contents of a 22-page booklet published by the Pennsylvania Railroad entitled "Modern Power For Today's Trains." It was issued originally during July of 1949. "This booklet illustrates and briefly describes representative locomotives used in passenger and in freight service. It depicts the wide range of the latest type of motive power installed by the Pennsylvania to provide modern transportation service for the traveling public, industry, business, and agriculture." (Page 3)
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"Modern Power For Today's Trains," Front Cover, 1949
Title:  "Modern Power For Today's Trains," Front Cover, 1949
Description:  Here is the front cover of a 22-page booklet published by the Pennsylvania Railroad entitled "Modern Power For Today's Trains." It was issued originally during July of 1949. Depicted here is PRR engine #5901, an EP-20 built by EMD during 1945 pulling a modern passenger train at high speed; it was donated eventually to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.
Photo Date:  7/1/1949  Upload Date: 4/21/2017 12:01:31 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 5901(E7A)
Views:  53   Comments: 0
"Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 1, 1949
Title:  "Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 1, 1949
Description:  Here is page one of a 22-page booklet published by the Pennsylvania Railroad entitled "Modern Power For Today's Trains." It was issued originally during July of 1949. Shown here is PRR engine #4892, a GG-1 electric locomotive built in Juniata during March of 1940.
Photo Date:  7/1/1949  Upload Date: 4/21/2017 12:04:30 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 4892(GG1)
Views:  54   Comments: 0
"Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 2, 1949
Title:  "Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 2, 1949
Description:  Here is page two of a 22-page booklet published by the Pennsylvania Railroad entitled "Modern Power For Today's Trains." It was issued originally during July of 1949.
Photo Date:  7/1/1949  Upload Date: 4/21/2017 12:19:48 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
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Views:  41   Comments: 0
"Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 3, 1949
Title:  "Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 3, 1949
Description:  Here is page three of a 22-page booklet published by the Pennsylvania Railroad entitled "Modern Power For Today's Trains." It was issued originally during July of 1949.
Photo Date:  7/1/1949  Upload Date: 4/21/2017 12:21:38 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
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Views:  42   Comments: 0
"Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 4, 1949
Title:  "Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 4, 1949
Description:  Here is page four of a 22-page booklet published by the Pennsylvania Railroad entitled "Modern Power For Today's Trains." It was issued originally during July of 1949.
Photo Date:  7/1/1949  Upload Date: 4/21/2017 12:23:13 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  38   Comments: 0
"Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 5, 1949
Title:  "Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 5, 1949
Description:  Here is page five of a 22-page booklet published by the Pennsylvania Railroad entitled "Modern Power For Today's Trains." It was issued originally during July of 1949. Caption: "Inside a Diesel-Electric Locomotive Cab."
Photo Date:  7/1/1949  Upload Date: 4/21/2017 12:25:59 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  InCab
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Views:  50   Comments: 0
"Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 6, 1949
Title:  "Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 6, 1949
Description:  Here is page six of a 22-page booklet published by the Pennsylvania Railroad entitled "Modern Power For Today's Trains." It was issued originally during July of 1949. Shown here (R to L) are PRR engine #5755 and two other units whose numbers are not recorded. #5755 is an AP-20 built by the American Locomotive Company in 1947 and rated at 2,000 horsepower.
Photo Date:  7/1/1949  Upload Date: 4/21/2017 12:53:18 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 5755(PA1)
Views:  63   Comments: 0
"Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 7, 1949
Title:  "Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 7, 1949
Description:  Here is page seven of a 22-page booklet published by the Pennsylvania Railroad entitled "Modern Power For Today's Trains." It was issued originally during July of 1949. Shown here (R to L) are PRR engine #5824 and another unit whose number is not recorded. #5824 is a BP-60A built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1947 and rated at 3,000 horsepower.
Photo Date:  7/1/1949  Upload Date: 4/21/2017 12:55:14 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 5824(DR12-8-1500/2)
Views:  69   Comments: 0
"Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 8, 1949
Title:  "Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 8, 1949
Description:  Here is page eight of a 22-page booklet published by the Pennsylvania Railroad entitled "Modern Power For Today's Trains." It was issued originally during July of 1949. Shown here (R to L) are PRR engine #9501 and three other units whose numbers are not recorded. #9501 is an EF-15 built by EMD in 1947 and rated at 1,500 horsepower.
Photo Date:  7/1/1949  Upload Date: 4/21/2017 12:57:14 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 9501(F3A)
Views:  61   Comments: 0
"Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 9, 1949
Title:  "Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 9, 1949
Description:  Here is page nine of a 22-page booklet published by the Pennsylvania Railroad entitled "Modern Power For Today's Trains." It was issued originally during July of 1949. Shown here (R to L) are PRR engine #9456 and two other units whose numbers are not recorded. #9456 is an FF-20 built by Fairbanks-Morse in 1947 and rated at 2,000 horsepower.
Photo Date:  7/1/1949  Upload Date: 4/21/2017 12:59:21 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 9456(ERIE-A)
Views:  66   Comments: 0
"Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 10, 1949
Title:  "Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 10, 1949
Description:  Here is page ten of a 22-page booklet published by the Pennsylvania Railroad entitled "Modern Power For Today's Trains." It was issued originally during July of 1949. Shown here is PRR engine #5511, a T-1 (4-4-4-4) "Duplex" built in Juniata during 1946 and retired in December of 1953.
Photo Date:  7/1/1949  Upload Date: 4/21/2017 1:28:56 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 5511(4-4-4-4)
Views:  57   Comments: 0
"Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 11, 1949
Title:  "Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 11, 1949
Description:  Here is page 11 of a 22-page booklet published by the Pennsylvania Railroad entitled "Modern Power For Today's Trains." It was issued originally during July of 1949. Shown here is PRR engine #6200, an S-2 (6-8-6) steam turbine built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works during 1944 and retired in January of 1952.
Photo Date:  7/1/1949  Upload Date: 4/21/2017 1:31:24 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 6200(UNKNOWN)
Views:  61   Comments: 0
"Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 12, 1949
Title:  "Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 12, 1949
Description:  Here is page 12 of a 22-page booklet published by the Pennsylvania Railroad entitled "Modern Power For Today's Trains." It was issued originally during July of 1949. Shown here is PRR engine #6131, a Q-2 (4-4-6-4) locomotive built in Juniata during 1944 and retired in January of 1952.
Photo Date:  7/1/1949  Upload Date: 4/21/2017 1:33:24 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 6131(UNKNOWN)
Views:  45   Comments: 0
"Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 13, 1949
Title:  "Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 13, 1949
Description:  Here is page 13 of a 22-page booklet published by the Pennsylvania Railroad entitled "Modern Power For Today's Trains." It was issued originally during July of 1949. Shown here is PRR engine #6450, a J-1 (2-10-4) "Texas" built in Juniata during 1942 and retired in September of 1957.
Photo Date:  7/1/1949  Upload Date: 4/21/2017 1:35:22 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 6450(2-10-4)
Views:  61   Comments: 0
"Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 14, 1949
Title:  "Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 14, 1949
Description:  Here is page 14 of a 22-page booklet published by the Pennsylvania Railroad entitled "Modern Power For Today's Trains." It was issued originally during July of 1949. Shown here is PRR engine #3755, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during 1920 and retired in October of 1958.
Photo Date:  7/1/1949  Upload Date: 4/21/2017 1:37:17 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 3755(4-6-2)
Views:  44   Comments: 0
"Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 15, 1949
Title:  "Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 15, 1949
Description:  Here is page 15 of a 22-page booklet published by the Pennsylvania Railroad entitled "Modern Power For Today's Trains." It was issued originally during July of 1949. Shown here is PRR engine #4929, a GG-1 electric built in Juniata during February of 1943.
Photo Date:  7/1/1949  Upload Date: 4/21/2017 2:30:13 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 4929(GG1)
Views:  40   Comments: 0
"Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 16, 1949
Title:  "Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 16, 1949
Description:  Here is page 16 of a 22-page booklet published by the Pennsylvania Railroad entitled "Modern Power For Today's Trains." It was issued originally during July of 1949. Shown here is PRR engine #4780, a P-5AM electric built in Juniata during 1934 and retired during April of 1962.
Photo Date:  7/1/1949  Upload Date: 4/21/2017 2:32:06 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 4780(4-6-4)
Views:  43   Comments: 0
"Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 17, 1949
Title:  "Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 17, 1949
Description:  Here is page 17 of a 22-page booklet published by the Pennsylvania Railroad entitled "Modern Power For Today's Trains." It was issued originally during July of 1949. Top Photo: Shown here is PRR engine #9307, an FS-20 built by Fairbanks-Morse in 1948 and rated at 2,000 horsepower. Bottom Photo: Shown here is PRR engine #9164, an ES-10 built by EMD in 1958 and rated at 1,000 horsepower.
Photo Date:  7/1/1949  Upload Date: 4/21/2017 2:34:02 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 9307(H-20-44) PRR 9164(NW2)
Views:  50   Comments: 0
"Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 18, 1949
Title:  "Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 18, 1949
Description:  Here is page 18 of a 22-page booklet published by the Pennsylvania Railroad entitled "Modern Power For Today's Trains." It was issued originally during July of 1949. Top Photo: Shown here is PRR engine #5927, an AS-10 built by the American Locomotive Company in 1948 and rated at 1,000 horsepower. Bottom Photo: Shown here is PRR engine #5965, a BS-6A built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1948 and rated at 660 horsepower.
Photo Date:  7/1/1949  Upload Date: 4/21/2017 2:35:56 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 5927(S2) PRR 5965(DS44-660)
Views:  40   Comments: 0
"Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 19, 1949
Title:  "Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 19, 1949
Description:  Here is page 19 of a 22-page booklet published by the Pennsylvania Railroad entitled "Modern Power For Today's Trains." It was issued originally during July of 1949. Top Photo: Shown here is PRR engine #9325, a GS-4 built by General Electric in 1947 and rated at 380 horsepower. Bottom Photo: Shown here is PRR engine #3917, a B-1 electric built in Juniata during 1926 and retired in December of 1962.
Photo Date:  7/1/1949  Upload Date: 4/21/2017 2:37:51 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 9325(44Tonner) PRR 3917(Boxcab)
Views:  37   Comments: 0
"Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 20, 1949
Title:  "Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 20, 1949
Description:  Here is page 20 of a 22-page booklet published by the Pennsylvania Railroad entitled "Modern Power For Today's Trains." It was issued originally during July of 1949. Caption: "Pennsylvania Railroad locomotives are maintained and repaired in modern shops, three of which are shown. At left is a scene in the Juniata Shops of the Altoona (Pa.) Works, with a Class I-1 steam freight locomotive being lowered onto the outgoing track after undergoing heavy repairs. The center picture shows part of the new Diesel-electric passenger locomotive maintenance shop in Harrisburg, Pa. At right, the cab of a Class GG-1 locomotive is shown being lifted aside preparatory to repairs on the running gear at the Wilmington, Del., electric locomotive shops. Bottom Photo: Shown here is PRR engine #4827, a GG-1 electric built in Juniata during 1935 and retired in July of 1969.
Photo Date:  7/1/1949  Upload Date: 4/21/2017 3:30:37 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 4827(GG1)
Views:  36   Comments: 0
"Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 21, 1949
Title:  "Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 21, 1949
Description:  Here is page 21 of a 22-page booklet published by the Pennsylvania Railroad entitled "Modern Power For Today's Trains." It was issued originally during July of 1949. Partial Caption: "The Pennsylvania Railroad's inductive trainphone system provides two-way communication between moving trains and wayside control towers, among moving trains in the same vicinity, and between the ends of the same train. This illustration depicts a trainphone circuit between a tower operator (above), a freight conductor in his cabin car (above, right), and the train's engineman (right), over which the train crew informs the operator of the progress of their train over the road."
Photo Date:  7/1/1949  Upload Date: 4/21/2017 3:32:31 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives: 
Views:  27   Comments: 0
"Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 22, 1949
Title:  "Modern Power For Today's Trains," Page 22, 1949
Description:  Here is page 22 of a 22-page booklet published by the Pennsylvania Railroad entitled "Modern Power For Today's Trains." It was issued originally during July of 1949. Caption: "Map of the Pennsylvania Railroad System."
Photo Date:  7/1/1949  Upload Date: 4/21/2017 3:34:06 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Track
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Views:  39   Comments: 0
"Modern Power For Today's Trains," Back Cover, 1949
Title:  "Modern Power For Today's Trains," Back Cover, 1949
Description:  Here is the back cover of a 22-page booklet published by the Pennsylvania Railroad entitled "Modern Power For Today's Trains." It was issued originally during July of 1949. Shown here is a railroader inspecting one of the 80-inch driving wheels of a PRR T-1 (4-4-4-4) "Duplex" steam locomotive.
Photo Date:  7/1/1949  Upload Date: 4/21/2017 3:36:26 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
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Views:  39   Comments: 0


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