Friday, July 18, 2008

The Pennsylvania Railroad 1950's - Part 1

The Pennsylvania Railroad was an American railroad, founded in 1846. Commonly referred to as the "Pennsy", the PRR was headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

World War II period magazine advertisement.

The PRR was the largest railroad by traffic and revenue in the US throughout its 20th-century existence and was at one time the largest publicly traded corporation in the world. At its peak, it controlled about 10,000 miles of rail line and employed approximately 250,000 workers.


PRR ALCO / GE PA diesel at the Hunter St. Yard in Newark, New Jersey - November 19, 1950.

PRR ALCO / GE PA diesel at the Hunter St. Yard in Newark, New Jersey - November 19, 1950.

Buckwalter trackmobile built in 1912, on PRR industrial trackage in Jersey City, New Jersey - October, 1950.

Baldwin RF-16 (Shark-Nose) diesel at the PRR Altoona Yard in Altoona, Pennsylvania - September 10, 1951.

PRR "Mountain" class M1 4-8-2 steam locomotive at Mt. Union, Pennsylvania - June 24, 1951.

Link: PRR on Wikipedia. Part 2: Tomorrow.

2 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

The trackmobile is awesome, it looks like a large version of one of Ward Kimball's toys.

The Blue Parrot said...

PA demos and Sharks, too! Mighty fine today...