1. StickyMonk

    StickyMonk TrainBoard Member

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    hello, im looking for info on the PRR class A3 0-4-0 locos, photos of both side would be good and any books that have detailed info on them even better

    thanks
     
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  2. eddelozier

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    The book "PENNSY POWER III" has a complete section on 'Class A' 0-4-0 Switchers.
    Pictures of A2, A3, A3a ...and further.

    As for A3's, the book mentions that they were originaly class 'U' and later changed to A3.
    85 of these A3 switchers were built through 1905 by the Altoona, Pa. Machine Shops.
    20 of the A3's were converted to tank engines , classified as A3a and tenders removed.
    The A2 class looks almost the same as A3.
    A2's were all tank engines.
    ** PENNSY POWER III ** $75.00
    1847 - 1968
    Publisher ALVIN F. STAUFER
    2244 REMSEN RD.
    MEDINA, OHIO 44256 USA

    Eddie
     
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  3. StickyMonk

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    Thanks for the book, but im having probs getting hold of one over here in England as its out of print, even amazon dont have it, looks like ill have to try the old way (smail mail) to the publisher.
     
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  4. WVa_Jon

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    Hi Matthew, I hope you have good success in finding all you need re: those PRR A-3's. Here are a couple of sites you might find helpful, in case you hadn't heard of them before:

    Railroad Picture Archives has a list of pictures of Altoona-built 0-4-0's, at http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/locoList.aspx?id=PRR&mid=1471

    Browse through the wheel arrangement listings for other good pix, too!

    Then there's another favorite of mine, North East Rails, at http://www.northeast.railfan.net/ Click on the Pennsylvania RR icon to see what's there. To be fair, there are only four A-3 pix of any kind but they're better than nothing.

    Third is https://www.railpictures.net/ There's a menu near the bottom of the page where you can select locomotive type (0-4-0, it's near the bottom) and then Pennsylvania RR. As of now, they only have three pictures, all of A-5 class, but still you can bookmark the site and revisit later.

    Again, best of success to you!
     
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  5. acptulsa

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    Gosh, I hope he found it 23 years ago or a little more.
     
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  6. WVa_Jon

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    You know, I didn't even notice the date of that last post. Insomnia makes one overlook or not even see some things!
     
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  7. Hardcoaler

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    That's okay. 0-4-0s are pretty small.

    These old threads can be interesting.
     
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  8. mmi16

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    In the for what it is worth category -

    YouTube Channel of Hobby Machinist 'Blondihacks' is constructing a live steam model of the A-3

     

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