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The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg, PA, is home to over 150 pieces of historic locomotives and rolling stock depicting the unique railroading history of Pennsylvania. Located in modern facilities, the museum includes many interesting exhibits, including Steinman Station, a replica of a 1915 featuring numerous activities for children, and the NS Cab Simulator, where you can be a train engineer for 12 minutes!. It is well worth the visit; however, plan to spend at least 2 hours there in order to fully appreciate everything in the museum. For more information, be sure to check out their website! www.rrmuseumpa.org Share your RR Musuem of PA photos here, too!
 
Here are some photos of what's inside, taken on July 9, 2005. First, PRR No. 1187. You can actually inspect this 62 ton locomotive from underneath!


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PRR 2-8-0 No. 2846!

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The highly acclaimed PRR 4-4-0 No. 1223.

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And finally, the famed PRR 4-4-2 Atlantiac, No. 7002! Now let's see some other great photos!

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on Jul 9th, 2005, 6:34pm, Strasburg_fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
And finally, the famed PRR 4-4-2 Atlantiac, No. 7002! Now let's see some other great photos!

 
This is my favorite PRR power! You have to stand next to it to really understand it's huge! (right?) It was very fast also...
 
Did you get any pics of the old American types with the diamond stacks?  
 
Great thread and great pics! What kind of camera do you use?
 
Jim... †


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on Jul 9th, 2005, 6:34pm, Strasburg_fan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
And finally, the famed PRR 4-4-2 Atlantiac, No. 7002! Now let's see some other great photos!

 
Hehey! I remember when you took that!  Cool shots!


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on Jul 9th, 2005, 7:31pm, hummel1237 wrote:       (Click here for original message)

 
This is my favorite PRR power! You have to stand next to it to really understand it's huge! (right?) It was very fast also...
 
Did you get any pics of the old American types with the diamond stacks?  
 
Great thread and great pics! What kind of camera do you use?
 
Jim... †

 
Thanks, Jim (and Colin). 7002 IS huge, although not as bulky and long as, say, a 4-8-4. Those drivers and wheels are something else. I regret to say I didn't get much other photos worth posting on here, and I didn't shoot the old Americans with the diamond stacks. I guess I only shot what met with my eye at the time. In other words, impulse photography.
 
Btw, I use a Nikon Coolpix 4800 digital camera with 4 MP, which I bought in March 2005. It's really good at capturing sharp, detailed images, so I'm glad I decided to buy it. I highly recommend to all railfans who are seeking a new camera.
 
-Christian S.


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I thought I was walking up to a large Hudson from a distance until I got close enough to see the wheel arrangement. I looked up some numbers a while back and she's just 3 inches shy of a large Hudson. There's one in the yard next to PRR Mike and a K-4 iirc and these Atlantics have nothing to be ashamed of...
 
I like your camera as that is a tough place to get good pics. Mine came out way too dark. I have a better camera now with a better flash. I'll have to try it out in there sometime...
 
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I was just there this weekend and will post a few pictures of the equipment. They usually let you in the yard for pictures but due to the rain that weekend it was closed. In this picture 7002 and 1223 face off.

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A general view of the front end of the museum from the overhead walkway.

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A big K4 and a smaller pioneer engine.

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And outside is more BIG power...

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And you can't forget the yard.

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I took out most of the shadow in your photo with Adobe Photo Shop.  I hope you like the result.

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Cool. Looks just like a painting only there is that line across the RDC.

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Before we move inside, letís take a look at the other side of the yard, with one specific piece in particular.  Here we have BEDT (Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal) No. 13, which was built in 1919.  Eventually acquired by George Hart, this locomotive was donated to the museum in 1976.

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Now, let's make out way over to the other end of the museum, this time in indoor storage.  This time we have a view of five pieces of rolling stock at once, with another piece hidden at the very end.
 
Starting at the far left of the photo we have a three truck shay which was built by Lima.  This locomotive came to the museum in 1966, when it was purchased from George Silcott.
 
Up next on the right is the Western Maryland Railway business car No. 203.   This business car was originally purchased by the museum in 1969 but did not arrive onsite until 1974.
 
Following this car is No. 5901.  This locomotive, of the class EP20, was first built for the PRR (Pennsylvania Railroad) in 1945.  It has the distinction of being one of the first two passenger diesels delivered to the PRR, along with 5900.  In 1976, this locomotive became the property of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.
 
A little ways down is Pennsylvania Railroad No. 4465, an E44 locomotive that was last used by Amtrak.  As of this time, no other E44 locomotives exist.  No. 4465 was acquired from Amtrak in 1991.
 
And for the last of the visible locomotives, we have No. 5741, a PRR G5s.  First built in 1964, this 4-6-0 locomotive became part of the historical collection first started by the Pennsylvania Railroad.  It was donated, along with the rest of the collection, to the museum by Penn Central Corporation in 1979.
 
Last up, but not shown, is V&T (Virginia & Truckee) No. 20, otherwise known as the Tahoe.  Built in 1875, this locomotive has been restored close to it's 1878 appearance.
 
Much of the credit for this information should go to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania's website, located at http://www.rrmuseumpa.org/.


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Great pictures. I have almost that exact same photo of all the equipment at the front end of the museum. Here is a picture of the shay.

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Great stuff RN! Did you get any pics of the PRR Atlantic outside?
 
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The Number plate is missing off of Good ol' Number 20!!

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