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Owner: Pennsylvania Railroad
Model:BLW DR4-4-15Built As:PRR 9700A (DR4-4-15)
Serial Number:74441Order No:
Frame Number:Built:4/1950
Notes:PRR Class BF-15A.
Other locos with this serial:  PRR 9700(DR4-4-15)
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PRR 9700, BF-15A, 1950
Title:  PRR 9700, BF-15A, 1950
Description:  Here is a builder's photo of (L to R) Pennsylvania Railroad engines #9700 and three more "BF" Class units whose numbers are not recorded. All were built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works and rated at 1,500 horsepower each. #9700 was built in April of 1950 and retired in February of 1965 after just 15 years of service.
Photo Date:  4/16/1950  Upload Date: 6/21/2020 1:06:52 PM
Location:  Eddystone, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
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Locomotives:  PRR 9700(DR4-4-15)
Views:  80   Comments: 0
PRR 9700, BF-15A, 1950
Title:  PRR 9700, BF-15A, 1950
Description:  Here is a builder's photo of (L to R) Pennsylvania Railroad engines #9700 and three more "BF" Class units whose numbers are not recorded. All were built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works and rated at 1,500 horsepower each. #9700 was built in April of 1950 and retired in February of 1965 after just 15 years of service.
Photo Date:  4/16/1950  Upload Date: 6/21/2020 1:05:31 PM
Location:  Eddystone, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 9700(DR4-4-15)
Views:  56   Comments: 0
PRR 9700, BF-15A, c. 1957
Title:  PRR 9700, BF-15A, c. 1957
Description:  Kern. Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide of a photo by Fred Kern that was taken near Perdix, Pennsylvania, c. 1957. Shown here (L to R) are Pennsylvania Railroad engines #9700 and two more "BF" Class units whose numbers are not recorded. All were built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. #9700 is a BF-15A constructed in April of 1950, rated at 1,500 horsepower, and retired in February of 1965 after just 15 years of revenue service. In this context, this A-B-B set is passing under four-track Signal Bridge #1142 with a long string of empty hoppers on their way back to the coal mines of Western Pennsylvania. Blue Mountain dominates the distance.
Photo Date:  3/10/1957  Upload Date: 1/30/2021 7:17:16 PM
Location:  Perdix, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Signal
Locomotives:  PRR 9700(DR4-4-15)
Views:  79   Comments: 0
PRR 9700, BF-15A, 1957
Title:  PRR 9700, BF-15A, 1957
Description:  Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide of a photo by Fred Kern that was taken in Enola, Pennsylvania, on 20 October 1957. Shown here (L to R) are Pennsylvania Railroad engines #9700 and two "Shark" B-units whose numbers are not recorded. All were built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. #9700 is a BF-15A built in April of 1950, rated at 1,500 horsepower, and retired in February of 1965 after just 15 years of revenue service. ("Stoneborobranch"; #9 of 20)
Photo Date:  10/20/1957  Upload Date: 7/27/2020 7:14:20 AM
Location:  Enola, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Yard,Signal
Locomotives:  PRR 9700(DR4-4-15)
Views:  78   Comments: 0
PRR 9700, BF-15A, 1963
Title:  PRR 9700, BF-15A, 1963
Description:  Byerly. Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide via Fred Byerly that was taken in Toledo, Ohio, on 7 March 1963. The photographer is not identified. Photo Caption: "Baldwin DR4-4-15 #9700, 1500-hp, at Toledo, Ohio." Shown here (L to R) are Pennsylvania Railroad engine #9700 and two more "Sharks" whose numbers are not recorded. All were built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. #9700 is a BF-15A built in April of 1950, rated at 1,500 horsepower, and retired in February of 1965 after just 15 years of service. This photo comes from a color slide set entitled "Diesels On The Pennsylvania" that's produced and distributed by Blackhawk Films of Davenport, Iowa (819-20).
Photo Date:  3/7/1963  Upload Date: 10/27/2018 2:38:34 AM
Location:  Toledo, OH
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  PRR 9700(DR4-4-15)
Views:  236   Comments: 0
PRR 9700, BF-15A, 1964
Title:  PRR 9700, BF-15A, 1964
Description:  8th Street. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad train in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 12 January 1964. Shown here (R to L) are PRR engines #9700, #2014-B, #9700-B, and #2012. All were built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. #9700 is a BF-15A built in 1950 and rated at 1,500 horsepower. #2014-B is BF-16 built in 1952 and rated at 1,600 horsepower. #9700-B is a BF-15A built in 1950 and rated at 1,500 horsepower. #2012 is BF-16 built in 1952 and rated at 1,600 horsepower. They are about to pass under the 8th Street Bridge in Juniata with a 100-car coal train destined for Enola and points East. Visible in the immediate background are at least eight cabin cars and PRR engine #7923, an ES-12 built by EMD in 1957 and rated at 1,200 horsepower. Several ALCo road switchers are on the move and will soon pass the Juniata E&M Shop on the far right.
Photo Date:  1/12/1964  Upload Date: 9/13/2016 11:55:02 AM
Location:  Altoona(Juniata), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge,Winter,Yard
Locomotives:  PRR 9700(DR4-4-15) PRR 2014-B(RF-16A) PRR 9700-B(DR4-4-15) PRR 2012(RF-16A) PRR 7923(SW1200)
Views:  882   Comments: 0
PRR 9700
Title:  PRR 9700
Description:  Photo by Al Chione
Photo Date:  6/5/1964  Upload Date: 6/5/2009 2:06:37 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Ryan Kertis
Categories: 
Locomotives:  PRR 9700(DR4-4-15)
Views:  1874   Comments: 0
"Horseshoe Curve," Page 6, 2006
Title:  "Horseshoe Curve," Page 6, 2006
Description:  Here is a photo by Mr. Gary R. Zuters. It was included in a 24-page booklet entitled "World Famous Horseshoe Curve" that was published in 2006 by The Railroad Press, page 6. Partial Caption: "The Baldwin Locomotive Works of Eddystone, Pennsylvania, called them RF-15's, but the rest of the world called them 'Sharknoses' for obvious reasons. Here, a perfectly matched set of A-B-A sharks led by class unit #9700 is thundering uphill with a freight in April 1959." Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #9700 and two more "BF" Class units whose numbers are not recorded. All were built by Baldwin. #9700 is a BF-15A built in April of 1950, rated at 1,500 horsepower, and retired in February of 1965 after just 15 years of revenue service.
Photo Date:  1/1/2006  Upload Date: 12/15/2017 4:13:55 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  PRR 9700(DR4-4-15)
Views:  295   Comments: 1


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