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Remembering Pennsylvania Railroad locomotives

The Pennsylvania Railroad is Classic Trains' Railroad of the Month for January 2020
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First of a great line

PRR 1737, built in 1914, was the first of the road’s 425 class K4s 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotives. Built until 1928, the K4s worked passenger trains all across the vast system, the last ones being retired in 1957 when PRR ended steam usage. Prototype 1737 is shown in as-built condition; later modifications included bigger tenders, power reverse, stokers, electric headlights, and drop-coupler pilots. Two have been preserved.
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Classic Trains editors are celebrating the heritage, history, and lore of famed (and infamous) railroads. In January 2020, we celebrate the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Please enjoy a collection of locomotive images located in the David P. Morgan Library archives at Kalmbach Media that include the Pennsy's iconic locomotives and classic scenic photos.

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

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