PRR 1953 Anderson IN

rhensley_anderson Nov 24, 2016

  1. rhensley_anderson

    rhensley_anderson TrainBoard Supporter

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    PRR 9097 near Delco Tower in Anderson
    Kirk Hise Collection.

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  2. Hytec

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    Boy, he (they?) looks COLD ! Great photo, though.
     
  3. Point353

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    Would you happen to know where this loco was based or from where the switching job in Anderson would have originated?

    The Fallen Flags photo site has another photo of the 9097 taken the previous year about 200 miles east in Zanesville, OH.
    http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/prr/prr9097s.jpg

    Would the switching (or way freight) jobs in Anderson and Zanesville run out of the same location?
    If not, what might account for this switcher appearing significantly further west a year later?
     
  4. acptulsa

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    I'm a Santa Fe man, and they had a whole host of basically interchangeable 1000 horse switchers. The impression I have is when they finished shopping one, they'd permanently assign it to a yard which had a switcher which needed service. Then when they finished that one, its next assignment would be whichever yard needed theirs serviced, and so on. Within some territorial constraints, of course--the Topeka shop was unlikely to send one to Stockton or the San Bernardino shop to Houston.

    Though some Santa Fe engines did work both extreme ends of the system in their time.
     
  5. maxairedale

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    What is it?

    Gary
     
  6. acptulsa

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    Early Fairbanks-Morse H10-44 with the Raymond Loewy styling. Circa 1946-1952.
     
  7. maxairedale

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    Thanks.

    Most likely I did not see any in Northern Michigan in my early years. If I did I don't recall.

    Gary
     
  8. acptulsa

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    You're welcome.

    No, you'd have had to go south into Monon-Wabash-Pennsy-NYC territory.
     
  9. Point353

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    Here's a photo of a C&NW H10-44 taken in 1959 at Ironwood, MI.
    http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/cnw/cnw1049adm.jpg
     
  10. acptulsa

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    ...or the U.P.
     
  11. Point353

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    Did the U.P (Union Pacific) ever run on the U.P. (upper peninsula of Michigan)?
     
  12. maxairedale

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    The NYC went through my home town and the PRR was 11 miles away.

    Gary
     
  13. acptulsa

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    Well the Central had less than a dozen of them.
     
  14. Point353

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    The few NYC units worked in the Buffalo/Niagara Falls area, while the PRR units were mostly assigned to St. Louis, Cincinnati and Columbus.
     

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