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Owner: Pennsylvania Railroad
Model:Alco RSD7Built As:PRR 8606 (RSD7)
Serial Number:81745Order No:20990
Frame Number:prime mover # 14066Built:12/1955
Notes:PRR Class APS-24MS
Other locos with this serial:  PRR 8606(RSD7)
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"Modern Railroads," Page 54, 1956
Title:  "Modern Railroads," Page 54, 1956
Description:  Here is a photo from a reprint of the November 1956 issue of "Modern Railroads" magazine, page 54. Revised Caption: "New 2400-HP units are used in [passenger] helper service west of Altoona." Shown here (L to R) are Pennsylvania Railroad engines #8608, #8609, and #8606. All are APS-24MS's built by the American Locomotive Company in August of 1956 and rated at 2,400 horsepower each.
Photo Date:  11/14/1956  Upload Date: 5/25/2018 3:29:15 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  PRR 8608(RSD7) PRR 8609(RSD7) PRR 8606(RSD7)
Views:  223   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 8610(RSD7) PRR 8608(RSD7) PRR 8606(RSD7)
Views:  249   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:  350   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:  406   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:  351   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:  270   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:  356   Comments: 0
PRR 8613, AS-24M, 1965
Title:  PRR 8613, AS-24M, 1965
Description:  Wye Switches. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad train at the Wye Switches in Duncansville, Pennsylvania, on 03 July 1965. Shown here (R to L) are PRR engines #8613 and #8606. Both were built by the American Locomotive Company in 1956 and are rated at 2,400 horsepower each. #8613 is an AS-24M, but #8606 is an APS-24MS. These two locomotives are pushing a 77-car freight train up the New Portage Branch Line to Gallitzin and points West. The caboose is N-8 #478214. The PRR's WYE Tower is visible in the distance.
Photo Date:  7/3/1965  Upload Date: 8/24/2016 7:21:48 PM
Location:  Duncansville, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  RollingStock,Track
Locomotives:  PRR 8606(RSD7) PRR 8613(RSD15)
Views:  397   Comments: 0
PRR 8606, APS-24MS, 1965
Title:  PRR 8606, APS-24MS, 1965
Description:  Wye Switches. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad train at the Wye Switches in Duncansville, Pennsylvania, on 03 July 1965. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #8606 and #8613. Both were built by the American Locomotive Company in 1956 and are rated at 2,400 horsepower each. #8606 is an APS-24MS, but #8613 is an AS-24M. These two locomotives are pushing a 77-car freight train up the New Portage Branch Line to Gallitzin and points West. The caboose is N-8 #478214. Duncansville's Fifth Street is in the photo's center, while Second Avenue is on the left.
Photo Date:  7/3/1965  Upload Date: 8/24/2016 7:25:26 PM
Location:  Duncansville, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  RollingStock,Yard
Locomotives:  PRR 8606(RSD7) PRR 8613(RSD15)
Views:  394   Comments: 0
PRR 8606, APS-24MS, 1966
Title:  PRR 8606, APS-24MS, 1966
Description:  12th Street. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad locomotive in Altoona, Pennsylvania, during January of 1966. Shown here is PRR engine #8606, an APS-24MS built by the American Locomotive Company in 1955 and rated at 2,400 horsepower. It is about to pass under the 12th Street Bridge on its way back to East Altoona, after making a helper/pusher run up the Allegheny Mountains via the Horseshoe Curve to Gallitzin and back.
Photo Date:  1/23/1966  Upload Date: 10/16/2016 1:32:33 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge,Winter,Station
Locomotives:  PRR 8606(RSD7)
Views:  215   Comments: 0
"Altoona Shops," Page 51, 1996
Title:  "Altoona Shops," Page 51, 1996
Description:  Here is page 34 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 51. Top Left-Hand Photo: Shown here (R to L) are PRR engines #9619 and two other units whose numbers are not recorded. All were built by the American Locomotive Company. #9619 is an AF-16 built in 1951 and rated at 1,600 horsepower. Bottom Left-Hand Photo: Shown here is the PRR's "Aerotrain" built by General Motors during July of 1955. Top Right-Hand Photo: Shown here is PRR engine #8826, an AS-16M built by the American Locomotive Company in 1951 and rated at 1,600 horsepower. Middle Right-Hand Photo: Shown here is PRR-Railway Express Car #7480. Bottom Right-Hand Photo: Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #8606 and #8608. Both are APS-24MS's built by the American Locomotive Company in 1955 and rated at 2,400 horsepower each.
Photo Date:  9/22/1996  Upload Date: 11/18/2017 3:47:53 PM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  RollingStock,Bridge,Passenger
Locomotives:  PRR 9619(FA2) PRR 8608(RSD7) PRR 1000(LWT-12) PRR 8826(RS3) PRR 8606(RSD7)
Views:  348   Comments: 0


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