"The Ankle-View Train," Page 27, 1956         
Here is page four of a four-page article by E. John Long entitled "The Ankle-View Train." It was published originally in the October 1956 issue of "Trains" magazine, page 27. Bottom Photo Caption: "Regular service: 'Keystone' slips out of Newark." Shown here is Pennsylvania Railroad engine #4877, a GG-1 (2-C-C-2) electric built in Juniata during January of 1939, rated at 4,620 horsepower, and presently on display at the United Railway Historical Society in Boonton, New Jersey.
Date: 10/1/1956 Location: Newark, NJ   Map Show Newark on a rail map Views: 117 Collection Of:   Thomas C. Ayers
Locomotives: PRR 4877(GG1)    Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
"The Ankle-View Train," Page 27, 1956
Picture Categories: Station,Passenger This picture is part of album:  PRR: Tale Of The Tubular Train ~ October 1956
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Peter Hultgren General Mobile telephone service is mentioned on page 27. I believe this was the beginning of the "cell phone" concept - in 1956, no less! Though different from today's technology (the mobile phone noted here was not a digital, personal device) it is impressive for the time. I think I once read that transponders were set up at regular intervals along the right-of-way to pick up phone call signals from the on-board equipment and then relay the calls out on the conventional telephone system network. 6/27/2018 2:01:14 PM

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