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Owner: Pennsylvania Railroad
Model:BLW DR6-4-2000Built As:PRR 5778A (DR6-4-2000)
Serial Number:73513Order No:
Frame Number:Built:10/1948
Notes:PRR Class BP-20.
Other locos with this serial:  PRR 5778(DR6-4-2000)
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Wreck of PRR Passenger Train #208
Title:  Wreck of PRR Passenger Train #208
Description:  PRR Baldwin Sharknose 5778 lies on its side in Kokomo, Indiana. This was PRR passenger train #208, which ran from Chicago to Cincinnati. The train had made it's regularly scheduled station stop in Kokomo, and was accelerating southbound when the lead engine was diverted by a mis-thrown switch onto an industrial siding, the curvature of which caused the lead unit to tip over from inertia. Fortunately the train wasn't rolling at high speed yet, and the engineer and firemen both survived. None of the trailing cars tipped over, and there were no injuries among the passengers or train crew. Subsequent investigation determined that the switch had been thrown by a young boy (approx age 10-12) who had somehow obtained a switch key, unlocked the siding switch, and thrown it ahead of the train.
Photo Date:  2/7/1956  Upload Date: 1/3/2010 8:03:37 PM
Location:  Kokomo, IN
Author:  Maynard Krug
Categories:  Wreck
Locomotives:  PRR 5778(DR6-4-2000)
Views:  3201   Comments: 1
Wreck of PRR Passenger Train #208
Title:  Wreck of PRR Passenger Train #208
Description:  Baldwin Sharknose PRR 5778 lies toppled on an industrial siding in Kokomo, IN
Photo Date:  2/7/1956  Upload Date: 1/3/2010 8:06:55 PM
Location:  Kokomo, IN
Author:  Maynard Krug
Categories:  Wreck
Locomotives:  PRR 5778(DR6-4-2000)
Views:  4718   Comments: 4
"Railroad" Magazine, April 1960
Title:  "Railroad" Magazine, April 1960
Description:  Here is a photo taken by Mr. Bud Rothaar. It was published originally on the front cover of the April 1960 issue of "Railroad" magazine. Photo Caption: "A dramatic night repair job on the cab-signal receiving bar of a Pennsy sharknose diesel at the South Amboy, N.J., enginehouse." Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #5778, a BP-20 built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in October of 1948, sustained damage during a wreck on 7 February 1956, and retired in March of 1964 after just 16 years of revenue service. (N.B.: See Mr. Maynard Krug's scans for photos of this wreck in Kokomo, Indiana.)
Photo Date:  4/1/1960  Upload Date: 8/28/2019 9:15:35 AM
Location:  South Amboy, NJ
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Night
Locomotives:  PRR 5778(DR6-4-2000)
Views:  93   Comments: 0


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