Tagged With "PRR"

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CNW, Northshore Line, PRR, MTH European, 2 Rail Brass,

mjsachnoff ·
Hello Fellow Model Train Lovers, After attending various shows over the years and not finding what I wanted I've decided to put out my whole laundry list of items wanted to our O Gauge RR Community. If you have any (or all) of the items listed below,...
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GGD PRR Congressional Set

RootBeerRail ·
Recently got the set, and it is absolutely gorgeous! The cars come individually wrapped - it took about an hour, I think, to unpack each one individually. Thought there might have been a problem with my observation car, but had forgotten to look for...
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electrical substation

PRRTrainguy ·
on the prr every few miles there was a electrical substation. they converted 131,00 volts down to 11,000 volts to power trains.  is the 131,000 volts between each of the high voltage wires, anywhere from 2 to 8, or is it spread over all the wires? does anyone have a "relatively" simple schematic of these substations?  i am not going to have a working substation, but i do have a place reserved for a PRR substation on my layout.  On second thought a functional 110 volt to 12 to...
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F/S Lionel PRR 6-8953 F3 AA units w/TMCC/ Sound & 6-8164 B unit w/horn

ncdave ·
F/S Lionel PRR 6-8953 F3 AA units w/TMCC/ Sound & 6-8164 B unit w/horn All engines feature Die-Cast Couplers, Trucks, Chassis and Fuel Tank 6- 8953 PRR F3 AA Diesels feature: Powered A unit has twin Pullmor motors with eight wheel drive Operating couplers on fronts of A units Dummy couplers at rear of AA units and both ends of B unit AA units have been upgraded to LED headlights A unit upgraded to TMCC and sound by Boxcar Bill 8164 PRR F3 B unit has a transformer activated electronic...
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HOW I DID IT...Enhancements to the Lionel N5b cabin car (caboose)

John Sethian ·
I wanted an N5 Crew Express Cabin Car to bring up the rear of my Mail Train. Nobody makes one for the era I am modeling (1955-1956), so I decided to modify a Lionel N5b. This is what I started with: And this is what I ended up with: I used a lot of references for this project: In addition to the Keystone article, I used several online photos of the non express cabin cars. The two that helped me the most are these: Finding period correct photos is a challenge. First of all, no one...
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My Steam Servicing Facility/roundhouse is now complete/adding details

Norm Charbonneau ·
I am finally at the point on this layout where I can start showing some real progress on what will be my steam servicing area and turntable/roundhouse setup. The eventual goal here is to have a mostly believable scenic area that will represent the 1920's to 1950's era. While most of my steam roster consists of PRR, the prototypes for the structures here are based on based on other railroads and materials handling suppliers. The space is roughly 3'X17.5', with the TT/Roundhouse section bulked...
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What road names?

Tony_V ·
I have been collecting PRR engines from later steam (K4, S2, T-1 in my future) through early diesel (F3, E8, FA2, RS11). When I run stuff, I typically like to run prototypical configurations. My question is this: What road names would be appropriate to run with PRR? I am thinking Erie, Erie-Lackawanna, Reading. What else? Jersey Central? B&O? I am just looking to expand a bit beyond PRR but would like to stick to prototypical for the time period. Tony
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RailKing 30-90143 "Gallitzin" PRR Train Depot

pro hobby ·
RailKing 30-90143 "Gallitzin" PRR Train Depot This fully assembled O scale model is a nicely detailed example of a typical small freight station.  The model includes interior lighting. The station signboard is lettered "GALLITZIN".  Note: Although the station is designated as a PRR station at Gallitzin it is not known if it represents a prototype station. Possible improvements and modifications to the station could include a repainted roof, a repainted base and added interior...
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Was there add- On sets to Lionel's #25518 & 39008 PRR Passenger 4 packs?

prrhorseshoecurve ·
Curious to see if there were add on sets for the Lionel 4 packs of the Lionel #39008 4 pack: As well as the 4 pack Lionel#25518 : Both are heavyweight sets. The difference being one is the older sillouette window set and the other has the interior. IF possible, include numbers for the add ons. Thanks in advance for your assistance in this matter.  
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Wanted: Weaver CNW Yellow Jacket 4-6-2

mjsachnoff ·
Hello Fellow Model Train Lovers, I"m seeking a 2 or three rail version of this great streamlined locomotive.    I'm building a collection and layout for use in a railroad themed restaurant. Also seeking 2 rail Weaver Pennsylvania RR (PRR)...
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Wanted: MTH Premier or Sunset Big Boy

mjsachnoff ·
Hello Fellow Model Train Lovers, I"m seeking a 2 or three rail version of this classic locomotive - the UP Big Boy.    I'm building a collection and layout for use in a railroad themed restaurant. Also seeking 2 rail Weaver Pennsylvania RR...
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LOOKING FOR PROTOTYPE PHOTOS OR DRAWINGS OF PRR F33 WELL CAR

pro hobby ·
LOOKING FOR PROTOTYPE PHOTOS OR DRAWINGS OF PRR F33 WELL CAR See photo of an HO scale model.
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Looking for Lionmaster PRR T1 Legacy/TMCC

LoRusso ·
Good evening Im looking for a Lionmaster PRR T1.Hopeing to find a legacy model with the smoking whistle but might be interested in the TMCC version if some has one for a decent price.   Thanks Bob
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Looking for other photos and plans for this PRR work car

pro hobby ·
Looking for other photos and plans for this PRR work car  
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MTH (Scale) GG-1 Box & Foam!!!

WreckMaster ·
Hello, Looking to buy a MTH box with the foam for my PRR (scale) GG-1 Electric.  It was MTH Stock No. 20-5504-1, 1999 Catalog.  Doesn't matter what the label is as long as it's a complete box for a scale MTH GG-1.  Really would...
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Lionel 6-16983 PRR Well Hole type flatcar.

pro hobby ·
Lionel 6-16983 PRR Well Hole type flatcar. This O scale model is a six axle well hole flatcar that is patterned after the PRR F33 flatcar. The prototype F33 was used to carry oversize loads and is very similar in concept to modern well type container cars. The Lionel model also includes two reels for loads. Note: The prototype PRR F33 car numbers were 470080 to 470089. The prototype PRR trucks were Buckeye class 3F-F3 and had a 9 foot wheelbase. A photo of an HO model of the PRR F33 is also ...
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Overview of MTH Premier PRR Crane/Tender sets

pro hobby ·
Overview of MTH Premier PRR Crane/Tender sets MTH has produced Premier cranes and crane tenders Pennsylvania Roadnames. These are nicely detailed models that represent work train cars often used by railroads for maintenance of way work trains. Looking for prototype photos of similar PRR heavy cranes. MTH has released three PRR versions of the Premier Crane. These are: #20-90005D Car #490904 (issued 1999) #20-98298 Car #490744 (issued 2002) #20-98745 Car #490902, 490905 (issued 2010) MTH has...
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Modifying the Williams by Bachmann #41807 PRR Tuscan 5-stripe Scale GG-1

pro hobby ·
Modifying the Williams by Bachmann #41807 PRR Tuscan 5-stripe Scale GG-1 The Williams scale GG-1 O scale engines are nicely detailed conventional powered models that have good quality paint and lettering.  The model has an overall wheelbase of 16-7/8 inches  or 67 scale feet. This is close to the prototype wheelbase of 69 feet. The model has two flywheel equipped motors and True Blast horn and bell. This  PRR Tuscan model appears to be painted in more of a dark brown...
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PRR Panhandle Division

G3750 ·
The Prototype - Background & History This layout is my attempt to model the 7 miles of the PRR Panhandle that ran through the northern panhandle of West Virginia and Steubenville, OH. The Panhandle was a second mainline of the Pennsylvania Railroad that ran from Pittsburgh to St. Louis. It existed from 1848 through 1995. Grif Teller immortalized the double track bridge across the Ohio River in the painting “Crossroads of Commerce” which appeared in the 1953 Pennsylvania Railroad...
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NEW DECAL SET FOR YOUR PRE-1966 AF PRR 4-6-2'S

CUSTOM "O" DECALS ·
NEW DECAL SET FOR YOUR PRE-1966 AF #312 etc. E&T's As you may already know the American Flyer #312 style E&T was modeled after the PRR K5 engine and tender of the 1930's. Only two (2) of these were produced and the numbers were 5698 & 5699. You can look on the boiler face of your #312 style engine and you will see the PRR herald cast in the boiler face with the number 5698. Now you can have a...
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Prototype photo of the CR 770114 Class F38 12-axle flatcar

pro hobby ·
Prototype photo of the CR 770114 Class F38 12-axle flatcar. This car is ex PC 770114 and ex PRR 470246. The prototype flatcar is a 12-axle flatcar having a capacity of 587,500 pounds. The full deck is 50 feet in length. Coupled length is 60 feet.
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Unusual prototype PRR FW2 well car

pro hobby ·
Unusual prototype PRR FW2 well car Specifications Capacity 381,000 lbs. Light Weight 142,100 lbs. Load Limit 381,000 lbs. Looking for more prototype photos of this car. Scale Model: (Concept Models epoxy resin kit)
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Modifications to the Lionel 6-17216 PRR Double Door Boxcar

pro hobby ·
Modifications to the Lionel 6-17216 PRR Double Door Boxcar. Produced by Lionel in 1991. This Lionel model is a very basic O scale boxcar that represents a 51 foot outside rib double door boxcar without roofwalk. Overall length of the model is 12-3/4 inches. The model includes an all plastic body and underframe with Lionel sprung diecast Bettendorf style trucks mounted on 9-1/2 inch truck centers. The Lionel lettering that is applied to the model represents a different PRR boxcar. This model...
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K-Line K615-1891 O Scale PRR N5C Caboose 477947

pro hobby ·
K-Line K615-1891 O Scale PRR N5C Caboose 477947 (Pittsburgh Region) This is a nicely detailed K-Line N5C caboose that closely represents the PRR prototype. The model includes a lighted detailed interior, a smoke unit and diecast metal sprung trucks. A photo of a typical prototype caboose is shown. Note: The smoke stack on the model appears to be too large for this scale model (although typical of models with a "smoke" unit). A scale size stack would improve the appearance of the caboose. The...
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Accurate O scale models of the F7?

pro hobby ·
Accurate O scale models of the F7? Other than brass import models which manufacturer has the most accurate size F7 diesels? Atlas, Lionel, MTH, Williams, others? Photos of my MTH F7s are attached.
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Lionel #6-29788 PRR N5C caboose from Pennsylvania Flyer set.

pro hobby ·
Lionel #6-29788 PRR N5C caboose from Pennsylvania Flyer set. This O scale caboose is a nicely detailed example of a PRR N5C "porthole" caboose. The model includes plastic trucks and a plastic window insert but no interior lighting. It has prototypical rivet detail on the sides. The side lettering includes a PRR logo, car number 477939 and Eastern Region. No smoke jack is included with this model. The paint is a realistic Tuscan red. This Lionel model was produced by Lionel LLC in 2014. The...
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Lionel #6-29715 PRR N5C caboose with lighted interior

pro hobby ·
Lionel #6-29715 PRR N5C caboose with lighted interior This O scale caboose is a nicely detailed example of a PRR N5C "porthole" caboose. The model includes a lighted interior, detailed underframe and diecast trucks. It has prototypical rivet detail and separately applied grab rails on the sides. A "conductor" figure shows through the window in the cupola. The side lettering includes a PRR logo, car number 477953, Eastern Region and BLT 6-42. No smoke jack is included with this model. The...
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Lionel 6-9476 Traditional Size Boxcar from FARR Series 5

pro hobby ·
Lionel 6-9476 Traditional Size Boxcar from FARR Series 5 This Lionel Traditional size boxcar was included in the Lionel PRR Famous American Railroads series 5. The model includes a plain sheet metal underbody and diecast metal sprung trucks. Lettering includes a keystone PRR logo. (BLT 1-84 Lionel.) Lionel PRR Famous American Railroads series 5. The original set included: 6-8404 Pennsylvania S-2, 6-8-6 Steam Turbine and Tender, Features: handsome Penn. green, metallic graphite and black...
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Short History of the Pitcairn Yards, PA

TomlinsonRunRR ·
Hi, For you fans of the Turtle Creek, PA area and big train yards, I found this link to a history of the railroad town of Pitcairn (next to Trafford my modeling town). There are about three chapters specifically on the PRR, but informative bits and pieces can be gleaned on products, facility locations, and etc. from reading them all. It's short but informative: Pitcairn Historical Society Stories of the RR Town Enjoy! Tomlinson Run Railroad
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O Scale Model of the Prototype PRR 470249 FW2 8-Axle Well Car

pro hobby ·
O Scale Model of the prototype PRR 470249 FW2 8-axle well car The prototype PRR FW2 railcar is an unusual heavy duty well hole car that could have been used to transport mechanical structures such as heavy flywheels etc. As shown in the prototype diagram the distance above rail of the main support point is 8 feet, 11 inches at maximum loading. Capacity was 381,000 lbs. Although this three-rail O scale model is designed to be close to the overall dimensions of the prototype it was not...
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Installing remote control couplers on the TMCC equipped 6-18567 PRR 2028 GP-9?

pro hobby ·
Installing remote control couplers on the TMCC equipped 6-18567 PRR 2028 GP-9? Can this be done? What is availability of new Lionel remote couplers? What are the part numbers? What is the cost? Where to buy?
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Modifying the RMT 96715-1 PRR Ore Car 14033

pro hobby ·
Modifying the RMT 96715-1 PRR Ore Car 14033. This model by Ready Made Toys (RMT) is a basic plastic Ore Car in O gauge that has nice paint and lettering. The model does include diecast rollerbearing style trucks. The model does not have any brake gear details but these could be modeled. The model also includes a removable plastic "load". The model as shown has been modified to slightly reduce the height of the body above rail height. Also simulated brake gear has been added to one end as well.
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"Poor Mans" Dual Motored Williams 44-ton diesel

pro hobby ·
"Poor Mans" Dual Motored Williams 44-ton diesel This is a Williams 44-ton diesel in PRR paint scheme that has been converted to series wired "dual" motors. The original sound board and speaker has been removed from the cab area. The cab interior has been painted and the window area has been modified as shown. Diode controlled directional LED headlights will be added later. Note: This "conventional powered" Williams model originally was powered by a single motor. However converting the model...
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Lionel 6-6908 PRR N5C "porthole" FARR series caboose.

pro hobby ·
Lionel 6-6908 PRR N5C "porthole" caboose. This very basic Lionel lighted caboose was produced as part of the Famous American Railroads (FARR) series in 1984. The series included: 6-9476 PENN single door box car 6-6307 PENN single dome tank car 6-6123 PENN covered hopper 6-9456 PENN double door box car 6-6908 PENN illuminated porthole caboose The caboose includes diecast non-sprung trucks and a simple sheet metal underframe. The trucks are an unusual "leaf" spring design. The caboose is...
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Lionel #6-36680 PRR N5C caboose with lighted interior

pro hobby ·
Lionel #6-36680 PRR N5C caboose with lighted interior This O scale caboose is a nicely detailed example of a PRR N5C "porthole" caboose. The model includes a lighted interior, detailed underframe and diecast trucks. It has prototypical rivet detail and yellow cupola. The side lettering includes a PRR logo, car number 477941, Eastern Region and BLT 6-42. No smoke jack is included with this model. The paint is a bright red. A more prototypical paint color would have been Tuscan red. Car number...
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FS: N scale PRR steam with sound and passenger cars

jonnyspeed ·
1-Bachmann N Scale Standard Line K4 4-6-2 Steam Locomotive, with Sound, Pre-War No. 5448 $205 shipped CONUS 1-Bachmann N Scale Standard Line K4 4-6-2 Steam Locomotive, with Sound, Post-War No. 3750 $205 shipped CONUS 12-002 Broadway Limited PRR M1a 4-8-2, #6720, Paragon2 Sound/DC/DCC, N Scale $235 shipped CONUS 12-005 Broadway Limited PRR M1b 4-8-2,#6704, Paragon2 Sound/DC/DCC, N Scale $235 shipped CONUS $850 for all 4 shipped in the CONUS. These have been test run only for about 15 minutes...
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Lionel U28Cs Re-Decaled

Steven Michael ·
Just finished replacing the keystones on my two Lionel PRR U28Cs. Previously they had red and gold keystones which looked awful, and they were only on one side which is incorrect. Now they have accurate red and white keystones on both sides, as well as on the end of the long hood. Here they are with an MTH dummy U30C.
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Lionel 6-6123 PRR Covered Hopper FARR #5 series

pro hobby ·
Lionel 6-6123 PRR Covered Hopper FARR #5 series This is a Lionel "O" model that was issued in1985 by Fundimensions, Mount Clemens, Michigan. It has diecast metal sprung trucks and a removable cover. It was part of Lionel FARR Series 5. Per member KOOLJOCK1 this model is based on earlier post-war tooling. As shown the model includes simulated "brake gear" details at both ends.
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Want to Buy Weaver PRR Sand Hopper in yellow paint version.

pro hobby ·
Want to Buy Weaver PRR Sand Hopper in yellow paint version. See similar photo of red car.
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3RS Pilot Adapters for Lionel H16-44s

Norm Charbonneau ·
I am experimenting with some of Mario's Shapeways parts. These save quite a bit of workbench time and fit up nicely. This is a Legacy PRR version I've had for a while. I may chop out the plow section of the pilot to clear trip pins of whatever I'm trying to couple to. I removed the trip pins on the engines couplers but it wouldn't have been necessary if the plow was gone. I was able to lower the ride height by flipping the lock plates for the twist-off trucks which also gets the couplers to...
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Menards find.

Tat2d1 ·
Was in my local Menards today and found this PRR with a tarped and chained load. I don't know if it's new or old but I've never seen it on line so I had to have it. What do you think?
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Lincoln TV Commercial

Dan Padova ·
Amazing. While watching television this evening, a commercial for Lincoln came on. It started with a model train. What caught my eye was the PRR keystone on the front of the loco and the correct Belpaire firebox shape. The heavyweight passenger cars looked great painted in what looked like Tuscan Red. It all happened so quickly and I am surprised that I was able to catch that much detail. Most ads, films, etc. don't go top the trouble of getting our trains right on the screen. Whomever did...
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NIB K-Line PRR Pennsylvania 4-Bay Die Cast Hoppers K626-1892

jdmavanti ·
K-Line PRR Pennsylvania 4-Bay Die Cast Hoppers with Coal Load New-In-Box - never unpacked or displayed - still have the shrink plastic on the coal load Car nos. 742116 and 743291 *** These are die cast, so they're heavy. *** $43 each, plus actual shipping. Email: jdmavanti at charter dot net
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Proper order for PRR cars

hutchback ·
As mentioned in other threads, I have the MTH Broadway Limited which comes with a baggage, coach, and observation cars. We will be adding a diner and combine car. I was wondering if there is a "correct" order in which the cars should be linked. I've tried searching but my google-fu has failed me. Thanks in advance.
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PRR S2 Turbine

Norm Charbonneau ·
I bought a Lionel TMCC S2 Turbine and got it set up for the layout. I installed a Kadee on the tender and put ERRCo Cruise M in the engine for better speed control. I wanted to increase its blowage rate so I experimented by installing a couple magnets and a reed switch on one of the tender wheels and ran it to pin 22 on the RS board. I kept the cherry switch in the engine so now it makes all kinds of racket. Here's some quick iPad shots and a vid:
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Weekend at the Movies Holiday Edition 12/23/16

pittsburghrailfan ·
Happy Friday everyone! The holidays are upon us! Hopefully you all get to see some family, get great gifts, and have a great time! Last week we had subways, tree trains, switchers, Zebras, and night scenes: http://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/topic/weekend-at-the-movies-12-16-16 This week, I have a "new" old video featuring a trio of GEs hauling a NS stack train over the former PRR Ohio Connecting Bridge. Fun fact: This bridge used to have a spur and car lift right in the middle of the main span so...
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Weekend at the Movies New Years Edition 12/30/16

pittsburghrailfan ·
Happy Friday everyone! It's time for another Weekend at the Movies! Last week we had steam, Christmas layouts, snowplows, and caroling: http://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/topic/weekend-at-the-movies-holiday-edition-12-23-16 This week, I am posting a video belatedly showing the trains the D.A.R.E. Model Railroad Club ran for its early December open house. Let's see your videos!
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Lionel 2028 GP-9 PRR

Jerry Hiler ·
Looking of the operations manual for this unit Lionel GP-9 PRR Diesel Locomotive 6-18567 Pullmor Motor, Railsounds GP-9 sound system,Command Equipped, Directional Lighting. I also have the non-powered unit I have the manual for that.
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PRR K4s Pacific with an interesting detail.

Nick Chillianis ·
Found this on Shorpy.com . It's a 1929 view of the brand new "Senator" at Washington Union Station. Engine 5401 seems to have a bit of decoration that I haven't seen before on a Pennsy engine. Note the keystone plates on the valve heads above the pistons. I wonder if they dressed her that way just for this maiden run. Also, note the absence of catenary. This was pre-electrification. Clicking on the image will enlarge it to its full (enormous) size. I'm pretty sure that freshly scrubbed look...
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PRR Enola Yard

Dan Padova ·
This video came up during my nightly visit to Youtube. I found it interesting. Shot in 1967. https://youtu.be/CorsrTNH3Ns
 
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