"Steam Rules The New York & Long Branch," Page 45, 1955         
Here is page five of a seven-page camera study entitled "Steam Rules The New York & Long Branch." It was published originally in the January 1955 issue of "Trains" magazine, page 45. Top Photo, Partial Caption: "The Pacific of the rakish silhouette hammers out of South Amboy with a rush-hour commuter express for Bay Head Junction. She's the 5412, an engine which did her stint on the 'Broadway.'" Photo by Don Wood. Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #5412, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in February of 1927 and retired in March of 1956 after 29 years of faithful service.
Date: 1/1/1955 Location: South Amboy, NJ   Map Show South Amboy on a rail map Views: 44 Collection Of:   Thomas C. Ayers
Locomotives: PRR 5412(4-6-2)    Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
"Steam Rules The New York & Long Branch," Page 45, 1955
Picture Categories: Bridge,Station,Steam,Signal,Passenger This picture is part of album:  PRR: Steam Rules The NY&LB ~ January 1955
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Tom Beckett General This is a cool article. Steam would last on the NY&LB til November 1957, the last place it would run on the Pennsy. The Long Branch was the last stand for Pennsy E 7's as well, the last place they would run in revenue service in the US, lasting til 1978. At the end, they were out of service more than they ran-I never saw one-but I others who did encounter them. E 8's would last here til 1983, as would GG 1's. The bridge in the top photo is only now being removed, 64 years after the piece you posted. 9/12/2019 4:01:21 AM

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