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firstbelt
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« on: Jul 16th, 2014, 8:01pm »
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My mom probably took these two b&w photos, identified on the back only as "train town."  I would guess she posed me or my older brother next to each engine, which would date these in the late 1950s or early 1960s.  I'm not up on museum steam engines, but I would think the Strasburg RR is a likely place.  Any guesses where these were taken, what railroad these were from?
 
First one has a road number 31.  Looks like the nose of a GE switcher on an adjacent track.


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« Reply #1 on: Jul 16th, 2014, 8:06pm »
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Second photo really looks like a Pennsy 4-4-0.  I can't make out the road number on the tender; it may be 99 or 58.  The Pennsy "look" makes me think these were from the early years at Strasburg.

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« Reply #2 on: Jul 16th, 2014, 11:05pm »
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I would say the one with #31 is Strasburg RR. You can see the edge of the oval emblem on the tender.
 
The second photo sure looks a lot like Mississippi Central #98 to me. It is currently at the Wilmington & Western RR in Delaware.
 
Those are my guesses.
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« Reply #3 on: Jul 18th, 2014, 3:44pm »
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The 31 is definitely Strasburg (aka - 7312).  Is the 99 actually the PRR 1223 that ran at Strasburg before being retired to the RR museum of PA?

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on Jul 18th, 2014, 3:44pm, CandF wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Is the 99 actually the PRR 1223 that ran at Strasburg before being retired to the RR museum of PA?
I'm not sold on that. While there may have been changes over the years, the valve chest and cylinders don't look the same. Also the arch of the cab looks to be different. It is hard for me to tell, but it looks like the locomotive in firstbelt's 2nd photo does not have a Belpaire firebox like #1223. I am more than willing to find out I'm wrong though.  
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