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Owner: Penn Central
Model:EMD SD45Built As:PRR 6121 (SD45)
Serial Number:32331Order No:7928
Frame Number:7928-17Built:10/1966
Notes:PC Class SD-45; ex-PRR #6121; Altoona, PA.
Other locos with this serial:  PC 6121(SD45) PC 6121(SD45)
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PC 6121, SD-45, 1973
Title:  PC 6121, SD-45, 1973
Description:  PC Power. Here is an original photo that I took of a Penn Central Railroad train in Altoona, Pennsylvania, during June of 1973. Shown here (F to R) are PC engines #6121, #8071, and another unit whose number is not recorded. All were built by EMD. #6121 is an SD-45 built in 1966 and rated at 3,600 horsepower; its original PRR number was the same. #8071 is a GP-38-2. They are passing the Altoona Passenger Station with a long string of hopper cars that they have brought down the Allegheny Mountains via the Horseshoe Curve from Gallitzin and points West. The large structure in the distance is the former Pennsylvania Railroad Test Plant; a bit further to the right is the 17th Street Bridge; in the distance are the eastern slopes of the Allegheny Mountains. Photo taken from the 12th Street Bridge.
Photo Date:  6/21/1973  Upload Date: 10/13/2016 3:12:24 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Scenic,Signal,Track
Locomotives:  PC 6121(SD45) PC 8071(GP38-2)
Views:  230   Comments: 0
PC 6121, SD-45, 1973
Title:  PC 6121, SD-45, 1973
Description:  PC Power. Here is an original photo that I took of a Penn Central Railroad train in Altoona, Pennsylvania, during June of 1973. Shown here (F to R) are PC engines #6121, #8071, and another unit whose number is not recorded. All were built by EMD. #6121 is an SD-45 built in 1966 and rated at 3,600 horsepower; its original PRR number was the same. #8071 is a GP-38-2. They are passing under the 12th Street Bridge with a long string of hopper cars that they have brought down the Allegheny Mountains via the Horseshoe Curve from Gallitzin and points West. Visible at the right is one of the original ~ and last remaining ~ Pennsylvania Railroad 12th Street Car Shop buildings.
Photo Date:  6/21/1973  Upload Date: 10/13/2016 3:14:08 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
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Locomotives:  PC 6121(SD45) PC 8071(GP38-2)
Views:  184   Comments: 0


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