Sunday, September 12, 2010

Pennsylvania Railroad

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

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.

Lima B1 electric at the PRR Harrisburg station in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - September 10, 1951.

Baldwin BP60 diesel at the PRR Altoona station, in Altoona, Pennsylvania - September 10, 1951 (aka: Centipede).

Electro-Motive EMD F3A diesel at the PRR Altoona yard in Altoona, Pennsylvania - June 11, 1953.

Baldwin E3b electric at the PRR Meadows Yard in Kearny, New Jersey - May 02, 1953.

LINK: To see more great railroad photography by John Dziobko Jr. visit Godfather Rails.

1 comment:

Major Pepperidge said...

Beautiful photos, hard to believe that somebody had the foresight to take these over 50 years ago.