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Pennsylvania Railroad 2014

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Pennsylvania Railroad Calendar

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.”

14 by 22 inches, open

Featured Trains and Locations:

  • Engine 5800 (only Class DD2 ever built) at South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, engine terminal, 1958
  • Engine class M1 Mountain 6969 (4-8-2) heads eastward in Cove, Pennsylvania, 1957
  • Mountain 6758 (4-8-2) at Rockville Bridge, near Enola, Pennsylvania, 1957
  • Engine 7938 (Class N2 Santa Fe 2-10-2) near Englewood, Illinois, 1947
  • Mount Carmel ore train with two class I-1 Decapods (2-10-0s) and engine 4311 approach Weigh Scales, Pennsylvania, 1956
  • Engine 5901 and Train #22 “Manhattan Limited” at Chicago’s Union Station, 1954
  • Engine class P5a Motor 4742 at Enola, Pennsylvania, 1961
  • Class M1a Mountain 6754 (4-8-2) at Northumberland, Pennsylvania, turntable, 1930
  • Engine class GG1 Motor 4893 at bridge in Newark, New Jersey, 1958
  • Engine 1600 (Class E6 Atlantic 4-4-2) heads westward at Norristown, Pennsylvania, 1953
  • Engine 7253 with coal train through Orrville, Ohio, 1967
  • Class GG1 motors (six of them) at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1965

Pennsylvania Railroad Background

The Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) became the standard by which other railroads were measured. Founded in 1846 to connect Harrisburg to Pittsburgh, PA, PRR began calling itself the Standard Railroad of the World in 1916. Other railroads aspired to PRR's accomplishments, including being the first railroad to replace wooden-bodied passenger cars with steel-bodied cars, and the first to introduce the vestibule train. PRR also led the way in many safety and efficiency improvements.

Pennsylvania Railroad Introduction

Pennsylvania Railroad Calendar 2012 marks the 155th anniversary of the line that showed the world how a successful railroad should be run at least until it failed. The tracks, the trains and the history live on in the just-released Pennsylvania Railroad 2012 calendar published by Tide-mark Press. The 2012 Pennsylvania Railroad calendar brings back the days when the Pennsylvania Railroad ran from Chicago and St. Louis to New York City and Washington, D.C., with color photographs taken in the 1950s and 1960s.

Pennsylvania Railroad Calendar Photographs

Each picture is accompanied by a description of the action and the equipment. This beautifully designed publication is attractive and useful, with calendar grids that have large blocks for every day of the week. The monthly calendar also includes grids for the previous and forthcoming months, to make planning more convenient. The Pennsylvania Railroad calendar opens to a generous 14 by 22 inches, nearly 10 percent larger than most other brands and includes major holidays and phases of the moon.

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