Chartered in Pennsylvania in 1846, construction of the Pennsylvania Railroad began in 1847, and the first all-rail line reached Pittsburgh in 1852. Eventually PRR connected Chicago with Washington, D.C. Pennsylvania Railroad recalls the unique engines and trains of “The Standard Railroad of the World.”
This 2024 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size
Locomotives and trains featured in this edition include:
• This is the original American Freedom Train, seen here on the Pennsylvania Railroad at Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The seven-car
train carried original copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the United States Constitution.
• Pennsylvania Railroad 6164, Texas Type (2-10-4), is leading a 148-car eastbound freight at 71st Street, Chicago, Illinois, on April 27, 1952.
• Nearly-new Pennsylvania Railroad 9782 (Electro-Motive F7A-F7B-F7A, a 4,500-horsepower set,) is leading a westbound freight through Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, in the summer of 1951.
• Pennsylvania Railroad 6302, an American Locomotive Company Class C-628, is a point helper on a westbound mail train about two miles west of Horseshoe Curve, Pennsylvania, on April 6, 1964.
• Pennsylvania Railroad 4922 and seven other Class GG-1 Motors are at Sunnyside Yard, New York, on May 25, 1968.
• Pennsylvania Railroad 2219, 2512, and 2513 (GP-30 and two U25Bs) are on a westbound freight along the Susquehanna River at Duncannon, Pennsylvania, on June 10, 1965.
• Pennsylvania Railroad 5806 (an EMD E8A and two E7As) are rolling along the Susquehanna River, passing View Tower at Duncannon, Pennsylvania, with a westbound mail and passenger train in July 1964.
• Pennsylvania Railroad 4917, a Class GG-1 Motor, leads Train Number #139, The Pelican, through Morrisville, Pennsylvania, on August 15, 1953.
• Pennsylvania Railroad 5791, an EMD E8A-E8B set, is running light at 14th Street near St. Louis Union Station, Missouri. Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy 9925 (an EMD E7A) with three-car Train #43, a St.
Louis to Chicago daily passenger train, sits beside it on September 2, 1954.
• Pennsylvania Railroad 2230 and a New York Central unit lead a westbound freight out of the tunnel at Gallitzin, Pennsylvania, in October 1968.
• Pennsylvania Railroad Train #32, the eastbound St. Louisan, is traveling through Johnstown, Pennsylvania, on June 16, 1957. Trains 32 and 33, the eastbound and westbound St. Louisans, provided daily service between New York City and St. Louis starting in 1913.
• Pennsylvania Railroad 1398 is one of 238 Class B-6sa and B-6sb locomotives built by the Juniata Shops during a 10-year period from 1916 to 1926.
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