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Favorite Pennsy Steam Locomotives?
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PRR6743
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« Reply #20 on: May 12th, 2005, 9:59am »
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probably be easier just to say I like them all, but the MOST favorites are;
 
M1b, K4, I1, J, S2, Qs,....you get the picture


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« Reply #21 on: May 12th, 2005, 11:22am »
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I like them all, too...but in order probably the  
 
M1a/b ; the I1, K4, J1/J1a, L1 Mikado, and ANY switcher with a slopeback tender.
 
 


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« Reply #22 on: May 21st, 2005, 11:49pm »
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The S-1  

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« Reply #23 on: May 29th, 2005, 10:23pm »
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Of course the K4's were stunning but i would have to go with the T1's just because of there size and the unreal power they had.

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« Reply #24 on: May 30th, 2005, 1:28pm »
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Growing up on the "Water Level Route" and their beautiful steam locomotives from ALCO, it was hard to appreciate the brutish looking engines of the Pennsy. However, how could anyone dislike the M1 "Mountains" or J1 "Texans" for shear power? But the epitome of steam development and futuristic design must go the "Duplex" locomotives.  To see a T1 4-4-4-4 rounding Horseshoe curve must have been tremendous. Nothing like it anywhere!
 
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« Reply #25 on: May 31st, 2005, 1:20am »
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I know you guys will think I`m crazy, but my favorite PRR locomotive is the I1a`s. Next in line is the L1`s.

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PRR6743
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« Reply #26 on: May 31st, 2005, 8:06am »
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I like the I1s also, planning a trip to Hamburg to see the 4483. Awsome looking locomotive!

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« Reply #27 on: Jun 2nd, 2005, 1:26pm »
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My favorites are D16b 1223, E7s 8063/7002, K4 1361, and M1 6755. All the locomotives are at the RR Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg, except for 1361 which is owned by the Railroaders Memorial Museum in Altoona.

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« Reply #28 on: Jun 2nd, 2005, 9:38pm »
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The 2-10-4 "J" class engines are one of my favorites.  There HUGE!!

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« Reply #29 on: Jun 3rd, 2005, 10:42am »
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Hi All,
 
The 2-10-4's are also one of my favorites, and the big quandery there is do you  call them Texas Types, or Texans  Seems to me, either would be correct.  
 
Two J's and you usually had no problem climbing Horseshoe curve.


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« Reply #30 on: Jun 3rd, 2005, 3:49pm »
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Here's a pic of the "J" Texas type locomotive.  A very fat heavy engine

http://Forums.Railfan.net/Images/PRR/penn_central_2-10-4-6171-thumb.jpg
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« Reply #31 on: Jun 4th, 2005, 6:29pm »
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My favorite Pennsy steamers are the K4 and the T1 .

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« Reply #32 on: Jun 8th, 2005, 4:43pm »
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They may have been fat but they probably hauled more tonnage on the PRR than any other locomotive. I forgot to add earlier that another favorite of mine is of course the PA's. They were just pretty on the front on passenger trains.

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« Reply #33 on: Jun 9th, 2005, 9:54pm »
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I also though the T-1's were intersting engines, but were a mechanics worst nightmare

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Built: August 1944
Builder: Lima Locomotives Works
Driver diameter: 69 inches
Boiler Pressure: 245
Coal: 22 tons
Water: 22,000 gallons
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« Reply #34 on: Jun 10th, 2005, 10:25am »
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Hi NKP etc.,
 
Well, now you struck a familiar note. And one of the big reasons why steam is no longer common on the rails, and why those that have steam running on the rails today are ALWAYS financially strapped. That is, of course they are mechanical monstrosities from a mechanic's point of view. If a side rod goes, you can't, and never could go to a parts shelf in a warehouse and simply requisition a new one. Each steamer has its own personality and individual parts. With difficulty, two steamers from the same factory might just have some interchangeable parts, but don't bet on it. By comparison, a part from even an old FT diesel would fit into another FT diesel. Common parts etc.
 
Since we both share a love for NKP # 759, it would be appropriate to note that she also suffers from such problems. These days, if you wanted to re-tire the engine, it would cost you an arm and a leg, and it would have the new tires, "hand fitted". Another of my favorites, # 2 Prairie from OERM, is still not in one piece. I'll bet you could buy a new Mercedes for the price of re- certifying her. And as the years go by, and she becomes more and more rare, the price will go up, and parts will have to be made from scratch, if they aren't already.


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« Reply #35 on: Jun 10th, 2005, 2:13pm »
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Hey Pennsy,
 Yes you are correct. If you wanted to re-tire a locomotive it would cost you an arm to just ship the wheels and a leg to have them put on. Prices of everything keep going up, but not funding to railroad museums and such. It's going to be very hard in the future to keep steam running  


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Nickel Plate Road "Berkshire" #759
Built: August 1944
Builder: Lima Locomotives Works
Driver diameter: 69 inches
Boiler Pressure: 245
Coal: 22 tons
Water: 22,000 gallons
Retired: 1958
Used on the famous High Iron Excursions
http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/online_books/steamtown/shs2o.htm
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« Reply #36 on: Jun 10th, 2005, 4:23pm »
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Hey NKP,
 
You got that right. And, that is why I have the greatest respect and admiration for the Union Pacific RR and specifically Steve Lee and his crew. They maintain and keep # 3985 and # 844 in tip top condition. We won't even go into the DD-40AX # 6936 and the E-9 consist. Of all. they have the LEAST financial problems, and even then, they are substantial. Hopefully, that will continue on indefinitely. By the way, Steve Lee, if you see this, isn't it about time that # 844 and its consist of Passenger cars, including vistadomes, visit Southern California once again I had the pleasure of going on board # 3985 and the E-9's some time ago, in the Montclair, CA hump yard, and am looking forward to climbing aboard # 844. In case you don't remember me, I was the one that you told about the similarity between the cab of the # 3985 and the cab of the Big Boys.


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« Reply #37 on: Jun 11th, 2005, 9:56am »
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I have to give it to UP, they do an excellent job keeping that Challenger Running and the 4-8-4. Keep up the good work. Running the Challenger is very expensive since it's an oil burner. Again, keep up the good work

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Nickel Plate Road "Berkshire" #759
Built: August 1944
Builder: Lima Locomotives Works
Driver diameter: 69 inches
Boiler Pressure: 245
Coal: 22 tons
Water: 22,000 gallons
Retired: 1958
Used on the famous High Iron Excursions
http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/online_books/steamtown/shs2o.htm
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« Reply #38 on: Jul 15th, 2005, 7:15pm »
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My favorite Pennsy steam locomotive is the K4. But my love is a NYC's Hudson. Here is a good picture of a K4. Also please check my Photo Show on Railroads at
//photoshow.comcast.net/richardtrains


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« Reply #39 on: Aug 25th, 2005, 6:02pm »
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I would have to go with the K-4 myself. I have many PRR locomotives that I like, including the M class, the I class, and the H class. Oh, what the hell! I love 'em all!

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