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By:Thomas C. Ayers
Dates:8/1/1954 - 8/1/1954
Album Info:Here are the front cover and a five-page cover article by Mr. Frederick Westing entitled "An American Beauty." They were published originally in the August 1954 issue of "Trains" magazine, pages 22-26. "In 1895, three men pooled their talent on the design and build of an engine so good that Pennsy steam power was cast in its image for the next 50 years." (Page 22)
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"An American Beauty," Front Cover, 1954
Title:  "An American Beauty," Front Cover, 1954
Description:  Here is the front cover of a five-page cover article by Frederick Westing entitled "An American Beauty." It was published originally on the August 1954 issue of "Trains" magazine. Cover Caption: "Pennsylvania D-16sb No. 1223. By Aaron G. Fryer. Shown here is PRR engine #1223, a D-16SB (4-4-0) "American" built in Juniata as a D-16B during 1905, rebuilt as a D-16SB, sold to the Strasburg Railroad in October of 1960, and presently on exhibit at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg.
Photo Date:  8/1/1954  Upload Date: 8/14/2019 2:51:12 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 1223(4-4-0)
Views:  31   Comments: 0
"An American Beauty," Page 22, 1954
Title:  "An American Beauty," Page 22, 1954
Description:  Here is page one of a five-page cover article by Frederick Westing entitled "An American Beauty." It was published originally in the August 1954 issue of "Trains" magazine, page 22. Photo Caption: "It's a sight to warm the heart of a turn-of-the-century railroader as D-16D No. 5069 wheels a smart string of varnish down a multiple-track right of way, her gait guarded by semaphores on signal bridges." Pennsylvania Railroad engine #5069 is a D-16D (4-4-0) "American" built in Juniata as D-16D number "5069" during 1900, renumbered "5569" in 1910, and rebuilt as a D-16B in April of 1911.
Photo Date:  8/1/1954  Upload Date: 8/14/2019 2:54:48 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam,Signal,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 5069(4-4-0)
Views:  37   Comments: 0
"An American Beauty," Page 23, 1954
Title:  "An American Beauty," Page 23, 1954
Description:  Here is page two of a five-page cover article by Frederick Westing entitled "An American Beauty." It was published originally in the August 1954 issue of "Trains" magazine, page 23. Photo by Aaron G. Fryer. Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #1223, a D-16SB (4-4-0) "American" built in Juniata as a D-16B during 1905, rebuilt as a D-16SB, sold to the Strasburg Railroad in October of 1960, and presently on exhibit at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg.
Photo Date:  8/1/1954  Upload Date: 8/14/2019 2:57:28 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 1223(4-4-0)
Views:  32   Comments: 0
"An American Beauty," Page 24, 1954
Title:  "An American Beauty," Page 24, 1954
Description:  Here is page three of a five-page cover article by Frederick Westing entitled "An American Beauty." It was published originally in the August 1954 issue of "Trains" magazine, page 24. Partial Caption: "Polished like a fire engine, a latter-day D-16sb in a company publicity photo." Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #1223, a D-16SB (4-4-0) "American" built in Juniata as a D-16B during 1905, rebuilt as a D-16SB, sold to the Strasburg Railroad in October of 1960, and presently on exhibit at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg.
Photo Date:  8/1/1954  Upload Date: 8/14/2019 1:14:27 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 1223(4-4-0)
Views:  32   Comments: 0
"An American Beauty," Page 25, 1954
Title:  "An American Beauty," Page 25, 1954
Description:  Here is page four of a five-page cover article by Frederick Westing entitled "An American Beauty." It was published originally in the August 1954 issue of "Trains" magazine, page 25. Top Photo Caption: "Pennsylvania power ~ four-coupled or not ~ has always been expected to combine speed with power; here, No. 483 wheels a 12-car train." PRR engine #483 is D-16B (4-4-0) "American" built in Juniata as a D-16B during 1905, rebuilt as a D-16SB in March of 1916, and retired in November of 1928 after 23 years of faithful service. Bottom Photo, Partial Caption: "Big doll: D-16 No. 926." PRR engine #926 is a D-16 (4-4-0) "American" built in Juniata as a D-16A during 1897, rebuilt as a D-16 in April of 1913, and renumbered "0926" in 1918 prior to its retirement.
Photo Date:  8/1/1954  Upload Date: 8/14/2019 1:17:56 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 483(4-4-0) PRR 926(4-4-0)
Views:  36   Comments: 0
"An American Beauty," Page 26, 1954
Title:  "An American Beauty," Page 26, 1954
Description:  Here is page five of a five-page cover article by Frederick Westing entitled "An American Beauty." It was published originally in the August 1954 issue of "Trains" magazine, page 26. Included here is a six-place table delineating the "Differences in the D-16's."
Photo Date:  8/1/1954  Upload Date: 8/14/2019 1:20:20 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
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Views:  28   Comments: 0


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