PRR 5715 in an engineer's safety training film about a fire in the turbocharger  Contributor's Pick!       
Dad was track supervisor on the PRR's Middle Division in 1953-54. This is a movie train - the PRR safety department wanted to produce a film about the hazards of a fire in the prime mover, and this section of the Middle Division is where they chose to do the shooting. Dad's track crew placed ballast rock-by-rock to achieve that perfect line of the grey stone ballast against the older black cinder ballast. Note the black charring on the grille behind the engineer. This is where the movie crew set a fire as an movie effect.
Date: 8/13/1953 Location: Cove, PA   Map Show Cove on a rail map Views: 886 Collection Of:   Bob Krug
Locomotives: PRR 5715(E8A)    Author:  Maynard Krug
PRR 5715 in an engineer's safety training film about a fire in the turbocharger
Picture Categories: Scenic,Action This picture is part of album:  PRR Diesels early 1950's Central Pennsylvania
User Comments
Name Type Comments Date
Ted Krug General Great shot! 12/1/2014 10:11:37 PM
Chris Gardner General Beautiful picture, however, Santa Fe was the only railroad to use the E-1. This looks like an E-8 8/18/2015 9:00:50 AM

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