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Remembering Pennsylvania Railroad freight trains

The Pennsylvania Railroad is Classic Trains' Railroad of the Month for January 2020
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Philip R. Hastings

Steam on the brink of dieselization

L1s 2-8-2 Mikado No. 26 leads a train of empty coal hopper cars out of Renovo, Pennsylvania, toward Driftwood and the mines around Brady, in September 1955. Well on the way to dieselization by this time, the Pennsylvania had removed water stations from this part of the system, obliging the Mike to bring along an extra tender.
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All this month — January 2020 — Classic Trains editors are celebrating the heritage, history, and images of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Please enjoy this photo gallery of images from the David P. Morgan Library archives at Kalmbach Media that include Pennsy diesel- and steam-powered freight trains through time.

You might also enjoy this PRR history article from Classic Trains or a photo gallery of Pennsy passenger trains!

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