68939869_896229340752333_4126655370280042496_njop$_12prr_3936_3937_01nhj                                           I THINK that the first one is inside a box that is lying on top of a box of cars. I THINK the second one is a drawing of the first one outside the box. The last photo is an electric locomotive that operated through New Jersey and New England during the 1960's.

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Nice job of weathering which makes my "suggestion" look a little lame. It also reminds me of the only time I saw a Decapod on "my" branch (Indy/Logansport) of the PRR. It was rusty looking from one end to the other and creaking and groaning to match how it looked. We had a switch right back of my grandparent's home and I got to look at a lot of switching activity. 

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Brian, gotta' love those Centipedes. 6000HP on the hoof. Hustle Muscle in the '50s!

Photos mine.

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

Growing old is so much more fun than the only alternative.

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Thanks to the three of you sending PRR photos. I did get my own "Horseshoe Curve" up in the living room this afternoon. The south end is an O72 half circle, then goes north into an "S" curve which has been throwing the 0-4-0 into the love seat. (Sharpest curves on the layout.) I have to fiddle with things as I thought I had it going as slow as it could go. The north half circle is O42 and leads to the back of the love seat. I have a couple more straights I can insert on both straight sections but at my age (83) I need to rest a little. I had enough odds and ends of track so that all the angles worked out. All I need to do now is get a few more connectors so I can lift things up for the cleaning lady when she vacuums. I'll try to get some photos up soon of my seven car Broadway Ltd and see if the 675 can haul them all. I picked up a ZW in the box not too long ago and haven't tested it as yet. I'm using a 1033 right now. I also need to get the 2-4-2 with the Ives cars which replicates my first set out and "play" with it, too. 

thT3X0ZMGN0021226_26494-pennsylvania-truss-gondola-wvatsSearchliteCar006_480x36004340000682091_bigs-jek;                                              What's with all the wiring on the cabooses in the first and last photo? In the early days of WW2 the PRR experimented with telephone antennas. There was a phone in the engine and in the caboose. The talker's voice was broadcast to telephone or telegraph lines parallel to the track; these lines would act as antennas to get the voice signals back and  forth. PRR experimented with antennas on the locos, the cabooses, and on cars in the middle of the train.

The idea was good enough to be worked on and improved, eventually being phased out in favor of radios.

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I understand this engine is a factory defect.  It has 5 stripes (faint) and a large PRR decal.  Can anyone shed some like on this?  I am trying to gather info and plan to sell the complete 2293W set.  I believe it is 1956.  What is ballpark value for this engine with the faint stripes and large decal?2ABA9A86-4F14-4558-B514-9845B8512647

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RogerOtto posted:

I understand this engine is a factory defect.  It has 5 stripes (faint) and a large PRR decal.  Can anyone shed some like on this?  I am trying to gather info and plan to sell the complete 2293W set.  I believe it is 1956.  What is ballpark value for this engine with the faint stripes and large decal?2ABA9A86-4F14-4558-B514-9845B8512647

Roger, try these links:

http://postwarlionel.com/motiv...1/2360-pennsylvania/

http://www.tandem-associates.c...ns_2360_electric.htm

eBay has one for $669.69 US. It has another one for $299.99 US.

Could you please clarify about the factory defect?

Thanks Vincent

the large decal on a 5-stripe engine is the “defect/rarity”.

normally the 5-stripe engine has the small decal.

the large decal is normally found on the single stripe engine.

while at a train show a vendor showed me a reference to this “defect/rarity” in one of his train books.   I have asked for a copy but have not received it yet.

i have no ides if there are individuals who collect this sort of thing or how to reach them if they do.

the stripes on my engine are nit brilliant.  I assume this detracts from the value of the engine.

 

 

marx%20blue%20and%20orange%208%20wheel%20prr%20gons109_1xlpjhlari46361                             The second photo might be the train set that Roger is talking about.

 

Concerning the fourth picture: The Long Island Railroad had a helicopter for their police force and for track inspection, but no one has ever launched a helicopter from a flatcar. There is a photoshopped photo of a biplane being launched from a railcar, but it is fake.

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Vincent my set is 2293W.

the cars in the picture you reference are in my set and include the caboose without the “New York” reference and the searchlight car which is dark grey.

as you can see ...

... my engine is 5-stripe, the engine in the picture is 1-stripe.

... my engine has small numbers and letters, those in the picture are large

...  both engines have the large PRR decal.

Thanks Roger

 

 

More of my favorite PRR trains on my layout:

These Williams PennCentral F3s (I assume PC qualifies for this thread) are smooth and powerful. They are great pullers. The owner of the LHS I frequent, told me the Williams motors in the powered unit are bigger than most model train motors, and that may be a reason for its great pulling power with ease. It weighs a ton, which also probably helps:

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This PRR caboose is one of my favorites. It is all metal, has good weight, and is illuminated. I think it is either very late pre-war (with normal knuckle couplers) or very early Postwar. I don't think it's ever derailed!

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Next, is a PRR K-Line smoking caboose:

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Unfortunately, the smoke no longer works, but it lights up, looks good, is light weight and runs well.

Finally, this classic Lionel PW Tuscan red operating box car:

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I can't get enough of the PRR. the Standard of the World. Arnold

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

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Finally, this classic Lionel PW Tuscan red operating box car:

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I can't get enough of the PRR. the Standard of the World. Arnold

Arnold,

Could that be a rare factory variation or is that just an after-market replacement black door on your tuscan Lionel Pennsy postwar #3484 operating box car?

The non-rare factory version is shown in the photo below on the second track.

Bill

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Arnold D. Cribari posted:

Finally, this classic Lionel PW Tuscan red operating box car:

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I can't get enough of the PRR. the Standard of the World. Arnold

Arnold,

Could that be a rare factory variation or is that just an after-market replacement black door on your tuscan Lionel Pennsy postwar #3484 operating box car?

The non-rare factory version is shown in the photo below on the second track.

Bill

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I have no idea, Bill, but it's nice to know that maybe I have 1 rare thing of value. LOL, Arnold

In my little world, I leave this troubled world behind.

This thread has gone on a long time.     My thought is that the heading should be "RR model cars painted Pennsylvania".     It looks like a lot of the stuff is not really models of Prototypes from the Pennsylvania RR, just stuff that some mfg decided to paint with that roadname.

It would be nice in my opinion if this could be separated into two threads, one for real models and one for stuff just painted PRR.

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