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Thanks for the News Group!
PRR is covered by a massive number of books, the "Pennsy Power" titles
spring to mind. There is alos the OPennsyvaniay RR Historical &
Technical Society. It would help if "we" knew what you were looking
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> What PRR steam engines were in use from 1900 - phase out?
I'm mostly familiar with the era from WWI to the end of steam, so
you'll need another source for the pre-WWI stuff.
E6 Atlantic 4-4-2, replaced in the 20s(?) by the K4s
K4s 4-6-2 The standard PRR passenger loco, also in streamlined
T1 4-4-4-4 Streamlined, probably the most awesome looking thing
Raymond Loewy ever put his mind to. Designed to be fast, and
produced in a run of either 50 or 100 just before WWII. Not
Other attempts at late-era steam, such as Q1, S1 and S2, were mostly
prototypes and none of them were sufficiently successful to stave off
the entry of diesels.
A5, B6 Shifters (switchers on other RRs) A5 is 0-4-0, B6 is 0-6-0.
H9, H10 2-8-0 Consolidations. Older freight locos, kept around until
I1 2-10-0 Decapod. PRR about the only one to keep these running until
the end of steam. Slow drag loco, designed to get coal over the
mountains, which is basically what the PRR was about.
N1 2-10-2 Don't know much about this.
M1, M1a 2-8-4(??) Mountain. Another of the big freight locos, but
faster than the I1, also very successful.
L1 and J1, which I think were the 2-6-4 Light and Heavy Pacific, but
I'm not really sure.
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>> What PRR steam engines were in use from 1900 - phase out?
>As Dave Pierson pointed out, this is a _huge_ question, and getting
>one of the many decent books about the subject would be a wise plan.
>However, since I've already done much of this research, I'll pass on
>the highlights and you can fill in the details. Note that Bowser
>E6 Atlantic 4-4-2, replaced in the 20s(?) by the K4s
Also not mentioned are the class D (4-4-0) and the class G (4-6-0)
both of which were important types on the Pennsy, in passenger service.
>A5, B6 Shifters (switchers on other RRs) A5 is 0-4-0, B6 is 0-6-0.
The Ms were dual-service (passenger and freight) locos.
First, there is no such thing as a "2-6-4 Light and Heavy Pacific"!
A Pacific has a 4-6-2 wheel arrangement. (the K-4 is a Pacific, e.g.)
Second, there is (except for *** exceptions) NO 2-6-4 type in
North American railroading.
The L-1 (2-8-2) is a heavy-duty freight locomotive. (Mikado type)
The J-1 (2-10-4) is a very heavy duty freight loco. (Texas type)
Also, add the F class (2-6-0) which was an early light
freight locomotive. These did not last until the '50s.
The information I've provided above is based on the book
_Pennsy Power_ by Al Staufer.
These opinions are not necessarily anyone's but my own.