Pennsylvania Railroad Color Pictorial: Volume Three


By David R. Sweetland

Hardcover, 128 pages

This book looks at the PRR steam locomotive classes operating during the 1940’s and 1950’s. Our color photograph trip starts in the “Windy City” of Chicago and moves over the fast Fort Wayne Line. At Pittsburgh, we stop to visit two steam shortlines related to the PRR and then move to the mountain city of Altoona. From Altoona to Harrisburg, the multi-track mainline had a plentiful supply of steam and diesel powered trains. Side trips to Sandusky, Sodus Point and Shamokin give us the opportunity to view large Pennsy steam power hauling coal and ore trains. Our photographic trip finally ends in Camden, N.J., where steam remained in force until 1957 mixed with Baldwin diesels and several oil-electric cars.