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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Train Time - Cambria County

Old Steam Locomotive somewhere in Cambria County - I'm not sure exactly where.

7 comments:

bluesfancy said...

Looks like the Gallitzin Tunnels, although I could be wrong...

RyanL said...

Hmmm. Gallitzin tunnels would not have been double tracked back then.

RyanL said...

I looked into this some more. It could possibly be the tunnels near Saltsburg. Those have been double tracked for as long as they've existed, but I'm not sure when they were built. The PRR re-aligned that segment of the Conemaugh Line several times when flood control projects were started in the 30s and eventually the Conemaugh Dam was created.

Tim O. said...

This is a PRR 2-10-2 "Decapod" classified by the PRR as a Class
I1-s. Most likely built by Balwin Locomotive Works in the early 1920's. They were heavy haulers. Gallitzin Tunnels??? Not sure.

Tim O. said...

Definetely not Gallitzin. It was not double tracked until recently (1990's?). Great shot none the less.

Anonymous said...

This could be the New Portage tunnel at Gallitzin. I believe at one time it was double tracked.

RyanL said...

I think Anonymous has it... New Portage Tunnel at Gallitzin, previously double tracked.

Picture of New Portage Tunnel in a book from Google Books