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Owner: Pennsylvania Railroad
Model:BLW DR6-4-2000Built As:PRR 5785A (DR6-4-2000)
Serial Number:73520Order No:
Frame Number: Built:11/1948
Notes:PRR Class BF-16Z.
Other locos with this serial:  PRR 5785(DR6-4-2000)
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"Altoona Interlude," Page 57, 1949
Title:  "Altoona Interlude," Page 57, 1949
Description:  Here is page one of a 14-page camera study by W.A. Feibelman entitled "Altoona Interlude." It was published originally in his (1979) monograph entitled "Rails To Pittsburgh: 1945-1970," page 57. Top Photo Caption: "Onboard train No. 54, the 'Pennsylvania Limited,' we view incoming Pullman from New York clearing the switches. In a few minutes, No. 5785 will get a clear board for our run to Altoona."
Photo Date:  2/2/1949  Upload Date: 10/25/2019 7:59:31 AM
Location:  Pittsburgh, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  InCab,Station,Signal,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 5785(DR6-4-2000)
Views:  120   Comments: 0
"Altoona Interlude," Page 63, 1949
Title:  "Altoona Interlude," Page 63, 1949
Description:  Here is page seven of a 14-page camera study by W.A. Feibelman entitled "Altoona Interlude." It was published originally in his (1979) monograph entitled "Rails To Pittsburgh: 1945-1970," page 63. Top Photo, Partial Caption: "Having arrived at Altoona, the fireman is leaving mirror-shiny Sharknose 5785, which is less than a year old." Parked under the 12th Street Footbridge are (L to R) Pennsylvania Railroad engines #5785 and a "BP" Class B-unit whose number is not recorded. Both were built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. #5785 was built as a BP-20 passenger unit in November of 1948 (rated at 2,000 horsepower), rebuilt in 1952 as a BF-16Z freight unit (rated at 1,600 horsepower), and retired in September of 1962 after just 14 years of revenue service.
Photo Date:  2/2/1949  Upload Date: 10/25/2019 1:12:46 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge,Station,Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 5785(DR6-4-2000)
Views:  77   Comments: 0
PRR 5785, BF-16Z, 1958
Title:  PRR 5785, BF-16Z, 1958
Description:  Volkmer. Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide of a photo by William Volkmer that was taken in Erie, Pennsylvania, on 28 September 1958. Shown here (L to R) are Pennsylvania Railroad engines #5785 and two more "BF" Class units whose numbers are not recorded. All were built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. #5785 was built as a BP-20 passenger unit in 1948 (rated at 2,000 horsepower), rebuilt in 1952 as a BF-16Z freight unit (rated at 1,600 horsepower), and retired in 1962 after just 14 years of revenue service.
Photo Date:  9/28/1958  Upload Date: 6/1/2018 2:16:49 AM
Location:  Erie, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  PRR 5785(DR6-4-2000)
Views:  451   Comments: 1
Interview With Clair Clugh, Page 29, 1996
Title:  Interview With Clair Clugh, Page 29, 1996
Description:  Here is page 16 of a 29-page article by Eric Hirsimaki entitled "Interview With Clair I. Clugh: Manager, Altoona Works (Retired)." It was published originally in the Summer 1996 issue of "Keystone" magazine, page 29. Top Photo Caption: "BF-16 #2015, in original paint, leads a merchandise consist westbound, across Rockville Bridge, December 1954." Photo by Don Wood. Shown here (R to L) are Pennsylvania Railroad engines #2015 and another unit whose number is not recorded. Both were built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. #2015 is a BF-16 built in 1952 and rated at 1,600 horsepower. Bottom Photo Caption: "Two PRR BF-16Z, including #5785. These were formerly classed BP-20 before regearing in 1952 for freight service. South Amboy, N.J., 1957." Photo by Don Wood.
Photo Date:  6/21/1996  Upload Date: 12/6/2017 4:44:30 AM
Location:  Rockville, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Signal
Locomotives:  PRR 2015(RF-16A) PRR 5785(DR6-4-2000)
Views:  424   Comments: 0


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