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Owner: Pennsylvania Railroad
Model:Altoona 4-6-2Built As:PRR 612 (4-6-2)
Serial Number:3259Order No:
Frame Number: Built:6/1917
Notes:PRR Class K-4sa, retired 04/58
Other locos with this serial:  PRR 612(4-6-2)
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PRR Locomotive Roster, Page 50, JUL 1941
Title:  PRR Locomotive Roster, Page 50, JUL 1941
Description:  Here is page one of a 34-page article (in five installments) entitled "Locomotives Of the Pennsylvania." It was published originally in the July 1941 issue of "Railroad" magazine, page 50. Pictured in the immediate foreground (L to R) are PRR engines #1647, #3367, #612, and #5700. #1647 is an E-6S (4-4-2) "Atlantic" built in Juniata during 1914 and retired in October of 1949. #3367 is a K-2S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata as a K-2 during 1911, rebuilt as a K-2S in September of 1913, and retired in September of 1932. #612 is a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during 1917 and retired in April of 1958. #5700 is a G-5S (4-6-0) "Ten-Wheeler" built in Juniata during 1924, renumbered "1812" in April of 1952, and retired in 1955.
Photo Date:  11/1/1941  Upload Date: 2/14/2018 7:36:06 AM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Roster,Bridge,Yard,Station,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 1647(4-4-2) PRR 3367(4-6-2) PRR 612(4-6-2) PRR 5700(4-6-2)
Views:  139   Comments: 0
Horseshoe Curve Souvenir, Plate 5, 1952
Title:  Horseshoe Curve Souvenir, Plate 5, 1952
Description:  Here is the fifth of 18 photos by Fred McLeod that are included in a souvenir brochure entitled "Horseshoe Curve; Pennsylvania Railroad; Altoona, Pa." Photo Caption: "Triple-Header Locomotives on Upgrade." Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #612, another K-4S, and a T-1 powering a passenger train up the Allegheny Mountains to Gallitzin, Pittsburgh, and points West. #612 is a K-4SA (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata as a K-4S during April of 1917, later equipped with a front-end throttle and reclassified as a K-4SA, and retired in April of 1958 after 41 years of faithful service.
Photo Date:  8/23/1952  Upload Date: 2/5/2019 1:29:55 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 612(4-6-2)
Views:  63   Comments: 0
"Pennsy Power Parade," Page 11, 1954
Title:  "Pennsy Power Parade," Page 11, 1954
Description:  Here is page two of a 15-page cover article by Walter A. Lucas entitled "Pennsy Power Parade." It was published in the November 1954 issue of "Railroad" magazine, page 11. Photo Caption: "Before the catenary came to Philadelphia in 1932, Nos. 1647 (E6), 3367 (K2), 612 (K4), and 5700 (G5) awaited transfer near site of new 30th Street Station. Viaduct at rear carried freight trains over the city." Engine #1647 is an E-6S (4-4-2) "Atlantic" built in Juniata during 1914 and retired in October of 1949. Engine #3367 is a K-2S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during 1911 and retired in September of 1932. Engine #612 is a K-4SA (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during 1917 and retired in April of 1958. Engine #5700 is a G-5S (4-6-0) built in Juniata during 1924, renumbered "1812" in April of 1952, and retired in 1955.
Photo Date:  11/1/1954  Upload Date: 4/16/2017 12:56:23 AM
Location:  Philadelphia, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge,Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 1647(4-4-2) PRR 3367(4-6-2) PRR 612(4-6-2) PRR 5700(4-6-2)
Views:  205   Comments: 0
PRR "Pennsylvania 612," K-4S, 1957
Title:  PRR "Pennsylvania 612," K-4S, 1957
Description:  Here is a postal card entitled "Pennsylvania 612." No Postmark. Caption On Reverse: "A photo run during a rail excursion pleases the fans as Pacific K-4 No. 612 blasts through Englishtown, N.J., October 1957." Photo by Mr. Marvin H. Cohen. #612 is a K-4SA (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during April of 1917 and retired in April of 1958 after 41 years of faithful service.
Photo Date:  10/13/1957  Upload Date: 9/23/2018 1:29:27 AM
Location:  Englishtown, NJ
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 612(4-6-2)
Views:  105   Comments: 1
"World Famous," Page 61, 1973
Title:  "World Famous," Page 61, 1973
Description:  Here is page 61 of a 64-page booklet published by Harry P. Albrecht entitled "World Famous Horseshoe Curve, Altoona, Pennsylvania Railroad." It was issued originally during September of 1973. Visible in the foreground is PRR engine #612, a K-4SA (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during 1917 and retired in April of 1958. (For location, see the Diagram on Page 40.)
Photo Date:  9/22/1973  Upload Date: 5/30/2017 1:01:20 AM
Location:  Altoona(Juniata), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 612(4-6-2)
Views:  139   Comments: 0


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