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A Study Of . . . Railroad Engines / Pennsylvania RR #1361; pic 8

pic 8: pennsylvania rr #1361

Full caption reads:  A Pennsylvania RR Pacific, class K4, #1361, waits at South Amboy NJ for a train to the Jersey shore, Aug 4, 1954. Trains arrived from Penn Station in NY City with GG1 electric locomotives to this point, where the switch to steam was made. The switch is still made at this station, but now it's from electric to diesel power. After being retired from service, #1361 was placed on display along the mainline at Horseshoe Curve near Altoona PA in 1957. These Pacific locomotives were the mainstay of fast passenger service for years before the last of the fleet spent their final years on the NY & Long Branch in commuter service. In Sep 1985, the Pacific was removed from the Curve and placed in the Railroaders' Memorial Museum in Altoona before being taken to the Conrail Shops for overhaul. After thirty years, #1361 again turned a wheel under its own power on Apr 11, 1987, at 8:57 pm.  (Photo by Jim Fritts)

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