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Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #4362, an I-1SA (2-10-0) "Decapod" built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works as an I-1S during January of 1923, rebuilt in Juniata as an I-1SA in December of 1943, and retired in August of 1959. Partially visible in the background is the East Altoona Roundhouse.

PRR 4362, I-1SA, c. 1957

Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #4362, an I-1SA (2-10-0) "Decapod" built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works as an I-1S during January of 1923, rebuilt in Juniata as an I-1SA in December of 1943, and retired in August of 1959. Partially visible in the background is the East Altoona Roundhouse.

Altoona, Pa. Pennsylvania Railroad BH50 'Centipedes' push a westbound freight uphill towards the Horseshoe Curve. Centipedes, Pennsylvania Railroad, Train Engines, Diesel Locomotive, Engineering, American, Classic, Trains, Role Models

Altoona, Pa. Pennsylvania Railroad BH50 'Centipedes' push a westbound freight uphill towards the Horseshoe Curve.

Here is a 35mm color slide taken in East Altoona, Pennsylvania, in June of 1951. Prominent here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #6704, an M-1A (4-8-2) "Mountain" built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works during March of 1930 and retired in June of 1959. Partially visible in the background is the East Altoona Coaling Tipple.

PRR 6704, M-1A, 1951

Here is a 35mm color slide taken in East Altoona, Pennsylvania, in June of 1951. Prominent here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #6704, an M-1A (4-8-2) "Mountain" built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works during March of 1930 and retired in June of 1959. Partially visible in the background is the East Altoona Coaling Tipple.

PRR 9808, EF-15A, 1965

East Altoona, Pennsylvania, c. 1952. Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #4335, an I-1SA (2-10-0) "Decapod" built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works as an I-1S during December of 1922, rebuilt in Juniata as an I-1SA in January of 1943, and retired in October of 1959. The tall smoke stack in the background belongs to the Power House associated with the East Altoona Roundhouse, partially visible at the far left.

PRR 4335, I-1SA, c. 1952

East Altoona, Pennsylvania, c. 1952. Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #4335, an I-1SA (2-10-0) "Decapod" built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works as an I-1S during December of 1922, rebuilt in Juniata as an I-1SA in January of 1943, and retired in October of 1959. The tall smoke stack in the background belongs to the Power House associated with the East Altoona Roundhouse, partially visible at the far left.

PRR 9732, BF-16, c. 1962

PRR Westbound Freight, 1962

Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide that was taken in Denholm, Pennsylvania. Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #6967, an M-1 (4-8-2) "Mountain" built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works during December of 1926 and retired in June of 1959. In this context, it's passing under the Denholm Coaling Wharf with a mixed-cargo freight train on its way to the Enola Yards.

PRR 6967, M-1, c. 1952

Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide that was taken in Denholm, Pennsylvania. Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #6967, an M-1 (4-8-2) "Mountain" built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works during December of 1926 and retired in June of 1959. In this context, it's passing under the Denholm Coaling Wharf with a mixed-cargo freight train on its way to the Enola Yards.

PRR 8906, AS-16M, 1960

Pennsylvania Railroad C630 number 6316. The 3,000 horsepower "Century" diesel-electric was built by the American Locomotive Company in 1966, and was one of the last locomotives delivered before the Penn Central merger. Number 6316 is on her first revenue trip, and was photographed at Pitcairn, Pennsylvania on October 2, 1966. Pennsylvania Railroad, October 2, Locomotive, Trains, Diesel, Electric, Number, American, Building

Pennsylvania Railroad C630 number 6316. The 3,000 horsepower "Century" diesel-electric was built by the American Locomotive Company in 1966, and was one of the last locomotives delivered before the Penn Central merger. Number 6316 is on her first revenue trip, and was photographed at Pitcairn, Pennsylvania on October 2, 1966.

4th Street, Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 15 August 1964. Shown here are four freight trains parked in the Altoona Yards, all awaiting crews so that they can begin climbing the Allegheny Mountains via the Horseshoe Curve to Gallitzin and points West. Also visible on the left are two passenger cars awaiting reconditioning in the PRR's Passenger Car Shops behind them. This photo taken from the 4th Street Bridge.

4th Street, Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 15 August 1964. Shown here are four freight trains parked in the Altoona Yards, all awaiting crews so that they can begin climbing the Allegheny Mountains via the Horseshoe Curve to Gallitzin and points West. Also visible on the left are two passenger cars awaiting reconditioning in the PRR's Passenger Car Shops behind them. This photo taken from the 4th Street Bridge.