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By:Thomas C. Ayers
Dates:12/1/1963 - 12/1/1963
Album Info:Here is an eight-page article by Mr. William D. Gorman entitled "Steam From Altoona." It was published originally in the December 1963 issue of "Railroad" magazine, pages 24-31. "On January 1, 1946, at the peak of steam development, the Pennsylvania Railroad had 4,718 locomotives available for service." (Page 31)
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"Steam From Altoona," Page 24, 1963
Title:  "Steam From Altoona," Page 24, 1963
Description:  Here is page one of an eight-page article by William D. Gorman entitled "Steam From Altoona." It was published originally in the December 1963 issue of "Railroad" magazine, page 24. Photo Caption: "Pennsy No. 4497, class I-1s, eastbound from Newberry Junction, Pa., to Enola in June, 1955, crosses Rockville Bridge." Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #4497, an I-1SA (2-10-0) "Decapod" built as an I-1S by the Baldwin Locomotive Works during 1923, rebuilt in Juniata as an I-1SA in September of 1940, and retired in August of 1957.
Photo Date:  12/1/1963  Upload Date: 10/27/2017 3:55:05 AM
Location:  Rockville, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge,Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 4497(2-10-0)
Views:  154   Comments: 0
"Steam From Altoona," Page 25, 1963
Title:  "Steam From Altoona," Page 25, 1963
Description:  Here is page two of an eight-page article by William D. Gorman entitled "Steam From Altoona." It was published originally in the December 1963 issue of "Railroad" magazine, page 25. Quoted From The Text: "Fireman W.C. Fink was working industriously with a clinker hook to transform two dull red spots in her firebox into the more suitable 'white hot with whiskers' color. The Q-2's exhaust barked louder as Engineman Ike Burket let her out a little. . . . 'How do you like her, Ike?' the Fireman asked . . . . Burket shrugged. 'Too much iron.'"
Photo Date:  12/1/1963  Upload Date: 10/27/2017 3:58:25 AM
Location:  Altoona(Juniata), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
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Views:  118   Comments: 0
"Steam From Altoona," Page 26, 1963
Title:  "Steam From Altoona," Page 26, 1963
Description:  Here is page three of an eight-page article by William D. Gorman entitled "Steam From Altoona." It was published originally in the December 1963 issue of "Railroad" magazine, page 26. Bottom Photo, Partial Caption: "Pennsy Pacific No. 43 . . . wheeled fast passenger trains between Camden and Atlantic City." Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #43, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during 1917 and retired in August of 1952.
Photo Date:  12/1/1963  Upload Date: 10/27/2017 4:03:35 AM
Location:  Altoona(Juniata), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 43(4-6-2)
Views:  237   Comments: 0
"Steam From Altoona," Page 27, 1963
Title:  "Steam From Altoona," Page 27, 1963
Description:  Here is page four of an eight-page article by William D. Gorman entitled "Steam From Altoona." It was published originally in the December 1963 issue of "Railroad" magazine, page 27. Bottom Photo, Partial Caption: "Ten years ago: crew . . . awaits highball from Enola Yard with Susquehanna Div. freight to Renovo, Pa." Shown here is a partial view of Pennsylvania Railroad engine #6702, an M-1B (4-8-2) "Mountain" built as an M-1A by the Baldwin Locomotive Works during 1930, rebuilt in Juniata as an M-1B in December of 1948, and retired in October of 1956.
Photo Date:  12/1/1963  Upload Date: 10/27/2017 4:12:11 AM
Location:  Altoona(Juniata), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Yard,Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 6702(4-8-2)
Views:  173   Comments: 0
"Steam From Altoona," Page 28, 1963
Title:  "Steam From Altoona," Page 28, 1963
Description:  Here is page five of an eight-page article by William D. Gorman entitled "Steam From Altoona." It was published originally in the December 1963 issue of "Railroad" magazine, page 28. Top Illustration: Depicted here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #1063, a D-11A (4-4-0) "American" built in Altoona during 1883 and retired in November of 1905. Bottom Photo: Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #700, an E-1 (4-4-2) "Atlantic" built in Juniata during 1899 and later sold to the Long Island Rail Road in December of 1903.
Photo Date:  12/1/1963  Upload Date: 10/27/2017 4:20:55 AM
Location:  Altoona(Juniata), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 1063(4-4-0) PRR 700(4-4-2)
Views:  291   Comments: 0
"Steam From Altoona," Page 29, 1963
Title:  "Steam From Altoona," Page 29, 1963
Description:  Here is page six of an eight-page article by William D. Gorman entitled "Steam From Altoona." It was published originally in the December 1963 issue of "Railroad" magazine, page 29. Bottom Photo: Shown here is what was originally Pennsylvania Railroad engine #0936, a D-10 (4-4-0) "American" built in Altoona during 1891 and later sold to the Pittsburgh & Susquehanna Railroad in December of 1912.
Photo Date:  12/1/1963  Upload Date: 10/27/2017 4:26:25 AM
Location:  Altoona(Juniata), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 0936(4-4-0)
Views:  153   Comments: 0
"Steam From Altoona," Page 30, 1963
Title:  "Steam From Altoona," Page 30, 1963
Description:  Here is page seven of an eight-page article by William D. Gorman entitled "Steam From Altoona." It was published originally in the December 1963 issue of "Railroad" magazine, page 30. Top Photo: Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #6759, an M-1A (4-8-2) "Mountain" built in Juniata during 1930 and retired in August of 1955. Bottom Photo: Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #6131, a Q-2 (4-4-6-4) built in Juniata during 1944 and retired in January of 1952. Builder's photo dated 24 August 1944. (PRR Locomotive #2,000)
Photo Date:  12/1/1963  Upload Date: 10/27/2017 4:30:01 AM
Location:  Altoona(Juniata), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam
Locomotives:  PRR 6759(4-8-2) PRR 6131(UNKNOWN)
Views:  186   Comments: 0
"Steam From Altoona," Page 31, 1963
Title:  "Steam From Altoona," Page 31, 1963
Description:  Here is page eight of an eight-page article by William D. Gorman entitled "Steam From Altoona." It was published originally in the December 1963 issue of "Railroad" magazine, page 31. Partial Caption: "No. 3747, class K-4s, rolling over the New York & Long Branch on a Sunday afternoon in August '57." Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #3747, a K-4S (4-6-2) "Pacific" built in Juniata during March of 1920 and retired in November of 1957 after 37 years of faithful service.
Photo Date:  12/1/1963  Upload Date: 10/27/2017 4:33:51 AM
Location:  Elberon, NJ
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Steam,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 3747(4-6-2)
Views:  138   Comments: 0
"Steam From Altoona," Circa 1944
Title:  "Steam From Altoona," Circa 1944
Description:  Here is a duplicate 35mm B&W slide by an unidentified photographer of a Pennsylvania Railroad Q-2 (4-4-6-4) "Duplex" rounding the Horseshoe Curve on its way down the Allegheny Mountains to Altoona. Perhaps it's the one mentioned in Mr. Gorman's article, and perhaps that's my Grandfather ~ Isaac Milton Burket ~ in the engineman's seat! Partially visible on the right is PRR automobile box car #63298. The locomotive's number and the date are not recorded.
Photo Date:  8/15/1944  Upload Date: 3/29/2018 2:36:58 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  RollingStock,Steam
Locomotives: 
Views:  215   Comments: 0
"Steam From Altoona," Circa 1940
Title:  "Steam From Altoona," Circa 1940
Description:  Here is a photo of Isaac "Ike" Burket (16 January 1880 - 23 November 1967), my maternal grandfather. It was taken in Hershey Park, Pennsylvania, around 1940. Originally from Queen, Pennsylvania, he began working for the Pennsylvania Railroad as a fireman in 1900 and retired as an Altoona-based engineman on the Pittsburgh Division in 1950. He is both mentioned and quoted in an eight-page article by William D. Gorman entitled "Steam From Altoona" that was published originally in the December 1963 issue of "Railroad" magazine, page 25. "Fireman W.C. Fink was working industriously with a clinker hook to transform two dull red spots in her firebox into the more suitable 'white hot with whiskers' color. The Q-2's exhaust barked louder as Engineman Ike Burket let her out a little. . . . 'How do you like her, Ike?' the Fireman asked . . . . Burket shrugged. 'Too much iron.'"
Photo Date:  12/1/1963  Upload Date: 10/27/2017 4:34:58 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  82   Comments: 0


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