Snapping the First Class  Contributor's Pick!       
No.25 - The Duquesne - with a pair of U25C helpers and three E units with 22 cars and healthy head-end traffic is coming out of Scotch Run Curve at MP 241 on this first day of September, 1966 at a time when renumbering of locomotives had begun for the pending Penn-Central merger. PRR helpers on the point were referred to as "snappers". Note the lead E unit still has its trainphone antennas.
Date: 9/1/1966 Location: ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA Views: 1554 Collection Of:   Rick Erben
Locomotives: PRR 6514(U25C) PRR 6516(U25C) PRR 4206(E7A) PRR 4117B(E7B) PRR 4276(E8A)    Author:  Rick Erben
Snapping the First Class
Picture Categories: Scenic,Action This picture is part of album:  Flashes from the past
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Cody Erben General Ohhh...diggin through the archives ! Recall a few warm summer days here, not sure I ever recall something flying up the hill like this though. 10/13/2012 4:24:18 PM
Olaf Junges General Awesome photo! 10/14/2012 4:58:17 AM

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