Pennsylvania Railroad Motive Power
The following information on E&P motive power was provided by Carl Timko:
According to notes found in the Crawford County (PA) Historical
Society files, diesels first appeared around 1950-1951. They came equipped with
Auto Train Stop (as written in their files). The E&P primarily used ten
RF16's (#2024A-2027A, #9734A-9739A), and seven F7's (#9656A-9661A,
An F7 was required to be in the lead on all trains. But I did find a
note in the same files saying that some EP1 trains (northbound) would have
140 car trains pulled by Baldwin cabs on the point and pushers behind the
David Geldmacher adds:
[Regarding the lead F7s,] I don't think that this applies to lash-ups that included Baldwins,
because incompatible throttle controls prevented MU between the EMD and Baldwin units.
Photos in the "PRR Diesel Years" books suggest all-EMD or all-Baldwin motive power hook-ups.
Later, some derated BP20 passenger sharks also appeared in Erie MU'd
with RF16A & B's, but I don't know if they came up the P&E or the E&P.
Steam on the E&P consisted of M1's, 4-6-0's, 2-10-2's and 2-10-0 for main service, 2-8-0's and 2-8-2's
for lesser duties, K2's for passenger service of which #9999 was a
regular (any photos available of #9999?)
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(This page last updated July 23, 2008)