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By:Thomas C. Ayers
Dates:9/1/1955 - 9/1/1955
Album Info:Here is a three-page article by Mr. Gus Welty entitled "De-dieselization." It was published originally in the September 1955 issue of "Trains" magazine, pages 42-44. "When business soared 16 per cent Pennsy disturbed the slumber of long-stored steam power, turned a dieselized division upside down, and coined a new word." (Page 42)
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"De-dieselization," Page 42, 1955
Title:  "De-dieselization," Page 42, 1955
Description:  Here is page one of a three-page article by Gus Welty entitled "De-dieselization." It was published originally in the September 1955 issue of "Trains" magazine, page 42. Photo Caption: "When booming traffic evaporated its diesel surplus, Pennsy had to fall back on power pools such as this. At Derry, Pa., 49 steam engines slumber in silence."
Photo Date:  9/1/1955  Upload Date: 6/13/2018 4:32:30 AM
Location:  Derry, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
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Views:  124   Comments: 0
"De-dieselization," Page 43, 1955
Title:  "De-dieselization," Page 43, 1955
Description:  Here is page two of a three-page article by Gus Welty entitled "De-dieselization." It was published originally in the September 1955 issue of "Trains" magazine, page 43. Photo by Gus Welty. Photo Caption: "Back on the job, L-1 Mikado 1656 drums across the Kiskiminitas River with a 30-car freight on her way west to Kiskiminetas Junction over low-grade lines." Pennsylvania Railroad engine #1656 is an L-1S (2-8-2) "Mikado" built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works during 1917 and retired in November of 1956.
Photo Date:  9/1/1955  Upload Date: 6/13/2018 4:35:38 AM
Location:  Kiskiminetas Junction, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 1656(2-8-2)
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"De-dieselization," Page 44, 1955
Title:  "De-dieselization," Page 44, 1955
Description:  Here is page three of a three-page article by Gus Welty entitled "De-dieselization." It was published originally in the September 1955 issue of "Trains" magazine, page 44. Photo by Don Wood. Photo Caption: "Steam never left certain districts of Pennsylvania. Last December this is M-1 6898 leaving Northumberland, Pa." Pennsylvania Railroad engine #6898 is an M-1 (4-8-2) "Mountain" built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works during 1926 and retired in December of 1955. Also included are a reporter's reflections about riding the "California Zephyr."
Photo Date:  9/1/1955  Upload Date: 6/13/2018 4:38:45 AM
Location:  Northumberland, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 6898(4-8-2)
Views:  148   Comments: 0


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