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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."
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Class GG-1 Motors 4870, 4875, and 4868 on the move at Jersey City, NJ, 1967
Class E-44 Motor 4409 hurries a Truck Train through the snow near Levittown, PA
Pennsylvania Railroad K4's ready for commuter runs at Bay Head Junction, NJ, 1956
Class M1a Mountain (4-8-2) 6793 leads a freight at Enola, Pennsylvania, 1957
5868 (power from two E7A's) leaves Chicago with an eastbound mail train, 1958.
6110, the first Class T1 Duplex 4-4-4-4, making a station stop at Englewood, Illinois, 1945
Big 6162, Class J Texas Type 2-10-4, gets a friendly wave from the tower operator at North Attica, OH
Motor 4830 waits at North Philadelphia, PA as Reading 216 heads out with a train, 1955
K-4 Pacific 3678 is on a commuter train near Red Bank, NJ, 1953
Alco RF-16 "Shark" set leading several F Units with an eastbound ore train over the Cuyahoga River at Cleveland
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.