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Date: 01/01/19 06:44
Pennsy's smallest?
Author: Panamerican99

Louisville Union Station Derby standby power for the coach yard 1958-59-60 (I don't remember which year). It lloks to be new at the time.
JH
 




Date: 01/01/19 07:14
Re: Pennsy's smallest?
Author: Lackawanna484

Like it!

A similar unit operated on Union Transportation Company, a PRR business, at Fort Dix in NJ.

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Date: 01/01/19 08:10
Re: Pennsy's smallest?
Author: CPR_4000

Lackawanna484 Wrote:
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> A similar unit operated on Union Transportation
> Company, a PRR business, at Fort Dix in NJ.

I think that was Pennsy's last 44-tonner, which became No. 9999.



Date: 01/01/19 10:17
Re: Pennsy's smallest?
Author: BaltoJoey

This was the Pennsylvania Railroad's smallest locomotive.
It was called a tractor engine. They were only used in Jersey City, NJ,
Philadelphia, PA and Baltimore, MD. First built in 1912. They were
originally battery powered. Then later converted to gasoline engines.
They were designed to move cars around very tight curves. Which
standard switchers could not navigate.

Here is a builder's  photo of one of the first engines built. 
http://prr.railfan.net/photos/StreetTractors/PRR_14380_3-8000_side_EE6573.jpg



Date: 01/01/19 12:01
Re: Pennsy's smallest?
Author: njmidland

CPR_4000 Wrote:
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> Lackawanna484 Wrote:
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> > A similar unit operated on Union Transportation
> > Company, a PRR business, at Fort Dix in NJ.
>
> I think that was Pennsy's last 44-tonner, which
> became No. 9999.

Because it was still on lease to Union Transportation, it was the only 44 tonner to continue on as PC 9999. 



Date: 01/01/19 12:53
Re: Pennsy's smallest?
Author: CPR_4000

I seem to recall that some of the PRR 44-tonners ended up at Streigel in Baltimore.



Date: 01/01/19 17:52
Re: Pennsy's smallest?
Author: mp109

  • Strasburg Railroad got one. 



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