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By:Thomas C. Ayers
Dates:4/1/1978 - 4/1/1978
Album Info:Here is a 15-page article by Mr. Bert Pennypacker entitled "Soliloquy Of Altoona." It was published originally in the April 1978 issue of "Rails Northeast" magazine, pages 16-30. "During the busiest years of the 1940's, the giant railroad workshop produced each day 16 new box cars, 10 new gondolas, 2 new cabin cars, and heavy class repairs to 6 locomotives. In addition, 2 new locomotives and 2 new tenders were completed each week." (Page 19)
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"Soliloquy Of Altoona," Page 17,1978
Title:  "Soliloquy Of Altoona," Page 17,1978
Description:  Here is page two of a 15-page article by Bert Pennypacker entitled "Soliloquy Of Altoona." It was published originally in the April 1978 issue of "Rails Northeast" magazine, page 17. Partial Caption: "K-4s #3872 accelerates a passenger train out of Altoona for points east." Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #3872, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during June of 1923 and retired in April of 1958 after 35 years of faithful service. Photo by F.S. Gamber; taken from the 9th Street Footbridge.
Photo Date:  4/1/1978  Upload Date: 11/16/2017 1:16:05 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 3872(4-6-2)
Views:  136   Comments: 0
"Soliloquy Of Altoona," Page 18, 1978
Title:  "Soliloquy Of Altoona," Page 18, 1978
Description:  Here is page three of a 15-page article by Bert Pennypacker entitled "Soliloquy Of Altoona." It was published originally in the April 1978 issue of "Rails Northeast" magazine, page 18. Both photos by F.S. Gamber; taken from the 4th Street Footbridge.
Photo Date:  4/1/1978  Upload Date: 11/16/2017 1:20:03 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge,Yard,Steam,Track
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Views:  109   Comments: 0
"Soliloquy Of Altoona," Page 19, 1978
Title:  "Soliloquy Of Altoona," Page 19, 1978
Description:  Here is page four of a 15-page article by Bert Pennypacker entitled "Soliloquy Of Altoona." It was published originally in the April 1978 issue of "Rails Northeast" magazine, page 19. Partial Caption: "A pair of F-3's (9696 & 9697) drift into the yards after making the descent off the mountain." Shown here (L to R) are Pennsylvania Railroad engines #9696 and #9697. Both are EH-15's built by GM-EMD in 1949 and rated at 1,500 horsepower each. Photo by F.S. Gamber; taken from the 9th Street Footbridge.
Photo Date:  4/1/1978  Upload Date: 11/16/2017 1:23:42 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge
Locomotives:  PRR 9696(F7A) PRR 9697(F7A)
Views:  164   Comments: 0
"Soliloquy Of Altoona," Page 20, 1978
Title:  "Soliloquy Of Altoona," Page 20, 1978
Description:  Here is page five of a 15-page article by Bert Pennypacker entitled "Soliloquy Of Altoona." It was published originally in the April 1978 issue of "Rails Northeast" magazine, page 20. Photo by F.S. Gamber; taken from the 9th Street Footbridge.
Photo Date:  4/1/1978  Upload Date: 11/16/2017 1:27:28 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge,Steam
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Views:  96   Comments: 0
"Soliloquy Of Altoona," Page 21, 1978
Title:  "Soliloquy Of Altoona," Page 21, 1978
Description:  Here is page six of a 15-page article by Bert Pennypacker entitled "Soliloquy Of Altoona." It was published originally in the April 1978 issue of "Rails Northeast" magazine, page 21. Partial Caption: "Workers huddle over steam dome atop boiler while M-1b #6711 steams contentedly. PRR Altoona, Pa., roundhouse in background." Photo by J.W. Swanberg. Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #6711, an M-1B (4-8-2) "Mountain" built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works as an M-1A during April of 1930, rebuilt in Juniata as an M-1B in April of 1948, and retired in September of 1958 after 28 years of faithful service. Photo taken at the East Altoona Roundhouse; partially visible on the left are the Power Plant and its smokestack.
Photo Date:  4/1/1978  Upload Date: 11/16/2017 1:30:48 PM
Location:  Altoona(Juniata), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 6711(4-8-2)
Views:  173   Comments: 0
"Soliloquy Of Altoona," Page 22, 1978
Title:  "Soliloquy Of Altoona," Page 22, 1978
Description:  Here is page seven of a 15-page article by Bert Pennypacker entitled "Soliloquy Of Altoona." It was published originally in the April 1978 issue of "Rails Northeast" magazine, page 22. Shown here is the first frame of a six-frame "Pennsylvania Railroad, Middle Division, Diagram of Yard at Altoona," dated 17 December 1929. (Not to Scale.)
Photo Date:  4/1/1978  Upload Date: 11/16/2017 5:20:03 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Tunnel,Bridge,Yard,Track
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Views:  99   Comments: 0
"Soliloquy Of Altoona," Page 23, 1978
Title:  "Soliloquy Of Altoona," Page 23, 1978
Description:  Here is page eight of a 15-page article by Bert Pennypacker entitled "Soliloquy Of Altoona." It was published originally in the April 1978 issue of "Rails Northeast" magazine, page 23. Shown here is the second frame of a six-frame "Pennsylvania Railroad, Middle Division, Diagram of Yard at Altoona," dated 17 December 1929. (Not to Scale.)
Photo Date:  4/1/1978  Upload Date: 11/16/2017 5:22:19 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Yard,Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  91   Comments: 0
"Soliloquy Of Altoona," Page 24, 1978
Title:  "Soliloquy Of Altoona," Page 24, 1978
Description:  Here is page nine of a 15-page article by Bert Pennypacker entitled "Soliloquy Of Altoona." It was published originally in the April 1978 issue of "Rails Northeast" magazine, page 24. Shown here is the third frame of a six-frame "Pennsylvania Railroad, Middle Division, Diagram of Yard at Altoona," dated 17 December 1929. (Not to Scale.)
Photo Date:  4/1/1978  Upload Date: 11/16/2017 5:24:32 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Tunnel,Bridge,Yard,Track
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Views:  75   Comments: 0
"Soliloquy Of Altoona," Page 25, 1978
Title:  "Soliloquy Of Altoona," Page 25, 1978
Description:  Here is page ten of a 15-page article by Bert Pennypacker entitled "Soliloquy Of Altoona." It was published originally in the April 1978 issue of "Rails Northeast" magazine, page 25. Shown here is the fourth frame of a six-frame "Pennsylvania Railroad, Middle Division, Diagram of Yard at Altoona," dated 17 December 1929. (Not to Scale.)
Photo Date:  4/1/1978  Upload Date: 11/16/2017 5:27:13 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge,Yard,Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  86   Comments: 0
"Soliloquy Of Altoona," Page 26, 1978
Title:  "Soliloquy Of Altoona," Page 26, 1978
Description:  Here is page 11 of a 15-page article by Bert Pennypacker entitled "Soliloquy Of Altoona." It was published originally in the April 1978 issue of "Rails Northeast" magazine, page 26. Shown here is the fifth frame of a six-frame "Pennsylvania Railroad, Middle Division, Diagram of Yard at Altoona," dated 17 December 1929. (Not to Scale.)
Photo Date:  4/1/1978  Upload Date: 11/16/2017 5:29:50 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Tunnel,Bridge,Yard,Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  81   Comments: 0
"Soliloquy Of Altoona," Page 27, 1978
Title:  "Soliloquy Of Altoona," Page 27, 1978
Description:  Here is page 12 of a 15-page article by Bert Pennypacker entitled "Soliloquy Of Altoona." It was published originally in the April 1978 issue of "Rails Northeast" magazine, page 27. Shown here is the sixth frame of a six-frame "Pennsylvania Railroad, Middle Division, Diagram of Yard at Altoona," dated 17 December 1929. (Not to Scale.)
Photo Date:  4/1/1978  Upload Date: 11/16/2017 5:31:52 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Tunnel,Bridge,Yard,Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  82   Comments: 0
"Soliloquy Of Altoona," Page 28, 1978
Title:  "Soliloquy Of Altoona," Page 28, 1978
Description:  Here is page 13 of a 15-page article by Bert Pennypacker entitled "Soliloquy Of Altoona." It was published originally in the April 1978 issue of "Rails Northeast" magazine, page 28. Partial Caption: "A three-unit Shark idles at the ready track." Shown here (F to R) are Pennsylvania Railroad engines #2011 and two more "BF" Class units whose numbers are not recorded. All were built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. #2011 is a BF-16 built in February of 1952, rated at 1,600 horsepower, and retired in January of 1967 after just 15 years of revenue service. Photo by F.S. Gamber; taken from the 9th Street Footbridge.
Photo Date:  4/1/1978  Upload Date: 2/21/2020 1:15:14 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 2011(RF-16A)
Views:  21   Comments: 0
"Soliloquy Of Altoona," Page 29, 1978
Title:  "Soliloquy Of Altoona," Page 29, 1978
Description:  Here is page 14 of a 15-page article by Bert Pennypacker entitled "Soliloquy Of Altoona." It was published originally in the April 1978 issue of "Rails Northeast" magazine, page 29. Partially visible in the foreground is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #9689, an EH-15 built by GM-EMD in February of 1949, rated at 1,500 horsepower, rebuilt as an EF-15A, and retired in August of 1967 after just 18 years of revenue service. Photo by F.S. Gamber; taken just West of the 17th Street Bridge in Juniata.
Photo Date:  4/1/1978  Upload Date: 2/21/2020 1:17:53 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 9689(F3A)
Views:  31   Comments: 0
"Soliloquy Of Altoona," Page 30, 1978
Title:  "Soliloquy Of Altoona," Page 30, 1978
Description:  Here is page 15 of a 15-page article by Bert Pennypacker entitled "Soliloquy Of Altoona." It was published originally in the April 1978 issue of "Rails Northeast" magazine, page 30. Partial Caption: "PRR B8a 0-6-0T #2796 steamed up ~ house switcher inside the roundhouse at East Altoona, Pa." Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #2796, a B-8A (0-6-0T) tank switcher built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works as a B-8 during September of 1905, rebuilt in Juniata as a B-8A in November of 1947, and retired in July of 1955 after 50 years of faithful service. Photo by J.W. Swanberg.
Photo Date:  4/1/1978  Upload Date: 2/21/2020 1:20:27 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 2796(0-6-0)
Views:  19   Comments: 0
"Soliloquy Of Altoona," Page 16, 1978
Title:  "Soliloquy Of Altoona," Page 16, 1978
Description:  Here is page one of a 15-page article by Bert Pennypacker entitled "Soliloquy Of Altoona." It was published originally in the April 1978 issue of "Rails Northeast" magazine, page 16. Revised Caption: "'Aerotrain' approaches [Gallitzin] Tunnel with a westbound scheduled passenger run." Shown here is a tail-end view of the Pennsylvania Railroad's eight-car "Aerotrain" ~ built by General Motors during July of 1955 ~ on its daily roundtrip journey from New York City to Pittsburgh and back. Photo by Philip R. Hastings.
Photo Date:  4/1/1978  Upload Date: 2/21/2020 1:23:03 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Tunnel,Bridge,Signal,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 1000(LWT-12)
Views:  27   Comments: 0


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