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Owner: Pennsylvania Railroad
Model:Alco RSD7Built As:PRR 8610 (RSD7)
Serial Number:81749Order No:20990
Frame Number:prime mover # 13848Built:1/1956
Notes:PRR Class APS-24MS.
Other locos with this serial:  PRR 8610(RSD7)
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"Busiest Mountain Railroad," Page 20, 1957
Title:  "Busiest Mountain Railroad," Page 20, 1957
Description:  Here is page five of a 15-page cover article by David P. Morgan entitled "World's Busiest Mountain Railroad." It was published originally in the April 1957 issue of "Trains" magazine, page 20. Photo by Philip R. Hastings. Photo Caption: "Cutoff man waves away 'Liberty's' helper." Partially visible here (L to R) are Pennsylvania Railroad engines #5853 and #8610. #5853 is an EP-20 built by GM-EMD in September of 1947 and rated at 2,000 horsepower. #8610 is an APS-24MS built by the American Locomotive Company in January of 1956 and rated at 2,400 HP.
Photo Date:  4/1/1957  Upload Date: 6/11/2018 4:22:48 AM
Location:  Gallitzin, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Night,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 5853(E7A) PRR 8610(RSD7)
Views:  122   Comments: 0
PRR 8608, APS-24MS, 1960
Title:  PRR 8608, APS-24MS, 1960
Description:  17th Street. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad train in Altoona, Pennsylvania, during the Spring of 1960. Shown here are PRR engines #8608 and #8610. Both are APS-24MS's built by the American Locomotive Company and rated at 2,400 horsepower each. #8608 was built in 1955, but #8610 was built in 1956. They are pushing a westbound mail/express train under the 17th Street Bridge. Also visible is N-5 Caboose #5010, for mail/express service only. The words under the number "5010" are as follows: "ASSIGNED TO PASSENGER SERVICE // RAILWAY EXPRESS AGENCY"
Photo Date:  4/16/1960  Upload Date: 6/1/2016 12:17:24 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  RollingStock,Bridge,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 8608(RSD7) PRR 8610(RSD7)
Views:  2062   Comments: 0
PRR 8610, APS-24MS, 1961
Title:  PRR 8610, APS-24MS, 1961
Description:  Magna Carta. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad Passenger Station in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 29 June 1961. Shown here are PRR engines #8610 and #8609. Both are APS-24MS's built by the American Locomotive Company in 1956 and rated at 2,400 horsepower each. These locomotives pulled the "Magna Carta Special" to various locations in the Pittsburgh Region. The PRR's 12th Street Shop buildings are also visible on the left.
Photo Date:  6/29/1961  Upload Date: 6/28/2016 2:46:32 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 8610(RSD7)
Views:  227   Comments: 0
PRR 8606, APS-24MS, 1963
Title:  PRR 8606, APS-24MS, 1963
Description:  Special. Here is an original (out-of-focus) photo that I took of the Pennsylvania Railroad's "Flaming Foliage Special" in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 13 October 1963. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #8606, #8610, and #8608. All are APS-24MS's built by the American Locomotive Company and rated at 2,400 horsepower each; #8606 and #8608 were built in 1955, but #8610 was built in 1956. They are pulling the empty 12-car "Special" into the Altoona Passenger Station for boarding, after arriving from Pittsburgh where the train was made-up.
Photo Date:  10/13/1963  Upload Date: 9/4/2016 2:17:23 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 8606(RSD7) PRR 8610(RSD7) PRR 8608(RSD7)
Views:  262   Comments: 0
PRR 8608, APS-24MS, 1963
Title:  PRR 8608, APS-24MS, 1963
Description:  Special. Here is an original (fuzzy) photo that I took of the Pennsylvania Railroad's "Flaming Foliage Special" in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 13 October 1963. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #8606, #8610, and #8608. All are APS-24MS's built by the American Locomotive Company and rated at 2,400 horsepower each; #8606 and #8608 were built in 1955, but #8610 was built in 1956. They are uncoupling from one end of the empty 12-car "Special," will run-around to the other end, and then recouple to pull the loaded train. Visible in the red jacket is my friend Samuel Walker of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania.
Photo Date:  10/13/1963  Upload Date: 9/4/2016 2:39:52 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 8610(RSD7) PRR 8608(RSD7) PRR 8606(RSD7)
Views:  371   Comments: 0
PRR 8609, APS-24MS, 1964
Title:  PRR 8609, APS-24MS, 1964
Description:  RR City. Here is an original photo that I took in connection with the Pennsylvania Railroad's "Railroad City Limited" in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 25 April 1964. Shown here (R to L) are PRR engines #8609, #8610, and #8606. All are APS-24MS's built by the American Locomotive Company and rated at 2,400 horsepower each; #8609 and #8610 were built in 1956, but #8606 was built in 1955. They are running light to the Altoona Passenger Station where they will couple onto the 18-car "Railroad City Limited" for its journey out the Hollidaysburg Branch Line, up the New Portage Branch via the Muleshoe Curve, making a loop through the tunnels at Gallitzin, and then heading down the Allegheny Mountains via the Horseshoe Curve to the Altoona Station. This photo was taken adjacent to ALTO Tower, just short of the 17th Street Bridge.
Photo Date:  4/25/1964  Upload Date: 9/15/2016 2:15:14 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge,Signal,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 8609(RSD7) PRR 8610(RSD7) PRR 8606(RSD7)
Views:  435   Comments: 0
PRR 8609, APS-24MS, 1964
Title:  PRR 8609, APS-24MS, 1964
Description:  RR City. Here is an original photo that I took of the Pennsylvania Railroad's "Railroad City Limited" in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 25 April 1964. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #8609, #8610, and #8606. All are APS-24MS's built by the American Locomotive Company and rated at 2,400 horsepower each; #8609 and #8610 were built in 1956, but #8606 was built in 1955. They are pulling the 18-car "Railroad City Limited" out of Altoona on the Hollidaysburg Branch Line. The last cars of the "Limited" are visible around the "S" curve to the right. Also visible behind #8609 is the Crossing Gate Tower, located on 19th Street.
Photo Date:  4/25/1964  Upload Date: 9/9/2016 9:39:10 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Passenger,Track
Locomotives:  PRR 8609(RSD7) PRR 8610(RSD7) PRR 8606(RSD7)
Views:  364   Comments: 0
PRR 8606, APS-24MS, 1964
Title:  PRR 8606, APS-24MS, 1964
Description:  RR City. Here is an original photo that I took of the Pennsylvania Railroad's "Railroad City Limited" in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 25 April 1964. Shown here (R to L) are PRR engines #8606, #8610, and #8609. All are APS-24MS's built by the American Locomotive Company and rated at 2,400 horsepower each; 8606 was built in 1955, but #8609 and #8610 were built in 1956. They are pulling the 18-car "Railroad City Limited" out of Altoona on the Hollidaysburg Branch Line.
Photo Date:  4/25/1964  Upload Date: 9/9/2016 9:41:04 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Passenger,Track
Locomotives:  PRR 8609(RSD7) PRR 8610(RSD7) PRR 8606(RSD7)
Views:  278   Comments: 0
PRR 8609, APS-24MS, 1964
Title:  PRR 8609, APS-24MS, 1964
Description:  RR City. Here is an original photo that I took of the Pennsylvania Railroad's "Railroad City Limited" in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 25 April 1964. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #8609, #8610, and #8606. All are APS-24MS's built by the American Locomotive Company and rated at 2,400 horsepower each; #8609 and #8610 were built in 1956, but #8606 was built in 1955. They are pulling the 18-car "Railroad City Limited" into the Altoona Passenger Station after completing their journey around the Muleshoe and Horseshoe Curves. The 12th Street Bridge is visible in the background.
Photo Date:  4/25/1964  Upload Date: 9/9/2016 9:46:41 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 8609(RSD7) PRR 8610(RSD7) PRR 8606(RSD7)
Views:  373   Comments: 0
PRR 8607, APS-24MS, 1965
Title:  PRR 8607, APS-24MS, 1965
Description:  24th Street. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad train in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 10 January 1965. Shown here (R to L) are PRR engines #8607 and #8610. Both are APS-24MS's built by the American Locomotive Company and rated at 2,400 horsepower each; #8607 was built in 1955, but #8610 was built in 1956. They are pulling a 51-car merchandise freight train down the Allegheny Mountains to Altoona and points East. The caboose is N-8 #478101. This photo taken just West of the 24th Street Bridge.
Photo Date:  1/10/1965  Upload Date: 9/9/2016 4:09:27 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge,Winter
Locomotives:  PRR 8607(RSD7) PRR 8610(RSD7)
Views:  369   Comments: 0
"Altoona Shops," Page 46, 1996
Title:  "Altoona Shops," Page 46, 1996
Description:  Here is page 29 of a 43-page article by James J.D. Lynch, Jr., entitled "Overview Of The History And Development Of The Pennsylvania Railroad's Altoona Shops." It was published originally in the Autumn 1996 issue of "Keystone" magazine, page 46. Bottom Photo: Shown here are PRR engines #5898 and three other "E" units whose numbers are not recorded. All were built by GM-EMD. #5898 is an EP-22 built in 1951 and rated at 2,250 horsepower. Middle Photo: Shown here are PRR engines #8610 and another unit whose number is not recorded. Both were built by the American Locomotive Company. #8610 is an APS-24MS built in 1956 and rated at 2,400 horsepower. These units are actually the rear-end "pushers" for the mail-express train pictured in the bottom photo.
Photo Date:  9/22/1996  Upload Date: 11/18/2017 3:19:22 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge,Station,Signal,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 8610(RSD7) PRR 5898(E8A)
Views:  163   Comments: 0


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