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Date: 01/06/17 10:28
PRR M1 class
Author: m1bprr

The Pennsylvania Railroad M1 - M1a - M1b class, my all time favorite PRR steam locomotive seen here at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in 2001 when she looked good.
As a young teen I had the opportunity to photograph them in the last couple of years in service.
Ed K.









Date: 01/06/17 10:31
Re: PRR M1 class
Author: m1bprr

Ed K. cp Laurel Run








Date: 01/06/17 15:27
Re: PRR M1 class
Author: flyingfred

That is a huge tender!!

-Fred-



Date: 01/06/17 15:59
Re: PRR M1 class
Author: Tominde

Nice.  Any recent shots.  How does it look 15 years later at RRMPA



Date: 01/06/17 16:13
Re: PRR M1 class
Author: nycman

I had the same comment as Flying Fred.   Ed, do you know the coal/water capacity of those tenders?



Date: 01/06/17 16:27
Re: PRR M1 class
Author: gbmott

Here is a shot from 2010 with boiler jacket (and asbestos lagging) removed.  I'm sure it looks no better now.  I by chance spoke with the head of restoration at the time and expressed a wish that the M1 would be restored, at least cosmetically.  He agreed, but said that nothing would happen until the roundhouse was completed so that, when any artifacts are restored, they will have a protected place to be displayed.  I can't argue with that and only hope that they get the necessary funding and that the roundhouse is completed in the near future.

PRR 6755 is just one of several 4-8-2's that would make wonderful mainline excursion locomotives (he says as in a dream), including NYC 3001, IC 2500 or 2542, and of course a return to service of SLSF 1522. . . . . .

Gordon




Date: 01/06/17 16:41
Re: PRR M1 class
Author: m1bprr

Tominde Wrote:
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> Nice.  Any recent shots.  How does it look 15
> years later at RRMPA

Boiler jacket removed, needs much work.
Ed K.





Date: 01/06/17 17:46
Re: PRR M1 class
Author: AndyBrown

Great action shot!  I love it.

Andy



Date: 01/06/17 23:17
Re: PRR M1 class
Author: JimBaker

Where are the Main Rods ?

I know on the Tender !!

James R.(Jim) Baker
Whittier, CA



Date: 01/07/17 11:15
Re: PRR M1 class
Author: kurt765

I really wish this, the largest surviving Pennsy engine, will be restored one day.



Date: 01/07/17 13:00
Re: PRR M1 class
Author: exopr

The museum is raising money to help fund the new roundhouse that will give the M1 a badly needed shelter.   You can donate here:   

http://www.rrmuseumpa.org/about/philanthropy/allaboard.shtml



Date: 01/07/17 13:57
Re: PRR M1 class
Author: raytc1944

It would be a far better idea to restore the M1 than to give money to that idiotic T1 project!



Date: 01/07/17 16:57
Re: PRR M1 class
Author: wcamp1472

You'll see thr T-1 running, first!
Or, maybe the 1361, first 

The  M1 is now a permanent museum artifact.
Never to be under steam again.

W.



Date: 01/07/17 17:11
Re: PRR M1 class
Author: choodude

raytc1944 Wrote:
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> It would be a far better idea to restore the M1 than to give money to that idiotic T1 project!

So Great Britain, a country about 1/3 the size of Texas, can build new main line steam engines and the USA can not?  If we were doing as well as they are, we could be building 50 or 100 new engines.

If we beg real nice do you think they might take us back?

Brian



Date: 01/08/17 07:38
Re: PRR M1 class
Author: puddlejumper

nycman Wrote:
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> I had the same comment as Flying Fred.   Ed, do
> you know the coal/water capacity of those tenders?

I believe it is either 210P75 (21000 gallons, 31 tons coal?) or 250P75 (25000 gallons 25 tons coal?)

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Date: 01/08/17 14:25
Re: PRR M1 class
Author: nycman

Thank you, puddle jumper.



Date: 01/08/17 15:50
Re: PRR M1 class
Author: wcamp1472

wcamp1472 Wrote:
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> You'll see the T-1 running, first!
> Or, maybe the 1361, first 
>
> The  M1 is now a permanent museum artifact.
> Never to be under steam again.
>
> ​W.



Date: 01/08/17 18:43
Re: PRR M1 class
Author: burlingtonjohn

At the RRMPA, 17 Aug 15.

Regards,
Burlington John








Date: 01/13/17 14:53
Re: PRR M1 class
Author: steam290

I always have found it so unfortunate that these jewels have sat outside as long as they have.  This is the case with so many railroad museums big and small.



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