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Offline BrandonVA  
#1 Posted : 13 January 2017 17:14:32(UTC)
BrandonVA

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As Marklin has just released a model of Pennsylvania Railroad's Alcos, here is the real thing. Same road number as Marklin, 5753. Marklin dates their unit to look as it did around 1954. Found in South Amboy, New Jersey, June 21st, 1957. Also of note, PRR running these units in a Marklin friendly A-A configuration.

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Source: http://www.railpictures.net/photo/282248/

Another lone PA-1 in Lewistown, PA, on August 17, 1957:

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Source: http://www.railpictures.net/photo/424664/

-Brandon
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Offline BrandonVA  
#2 Posted : 13 January 2017 17:19:02(UTC)
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Marklin gave us passenger cars for these this year, but if you desire a more exotic configuration, the PRR does not dissappoint. Here we can see an A-A set of Alcos helping a 2-10-0 in helper service, Penn. caboose and coal gondolas as well. Roaring Branch, PA, October 15, 1957:

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Source: http://rrpicturearchives...wPicture.aspx?id=4551535
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Offline BrandonVA  
#3 Posted : 13 January 2017 17:20:45(UTC)
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One more, another A-A configuration in Bay Head New Jersey, January 1st, 1956:

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Source: http://rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=808739

-Brandon
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Offline analogmike  
#4 Posted : 14 January 2017 03:48:59(UTC)
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Hello Brandon,
The first photo from South Amboy, NJ is not far from where I live.
My father used to take me there on weekends to watch the famous "Engine change at South Amboy".
The Alcos pictured are waiting on the old Raritan River RR switching lead.
Soon A GG-1 will bring in a commuter train from New York and hand it over to the PA's.
The Alcos are before my time but I do remember lots of E-8's, F-7's, and CNJ SD units (running long hood forward for safety).
I was lucky to experience the GG-1's up close at a very young age. I was thrilled!
Perhaps that's why I'm such a catenary freek. Drool

Mikey
I love the smell of smoke fluid in the morning .
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Offline HerrDoktorBD  
#5 Posted : 20 July 2020 23:39:27(UTC)
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Hi.

Any suggestions for rolling stock for a newly acquired 39617?

Thanks in advance.

Tony
Offline foumaro  
#6 Posted : 21 July 2020 09:08:33(UTC)
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I am running my double Alcos with all the USA marklin rolling stock such as 45649,45580,45801,45656,45800,45654,45651,45647,45645,45658,45657,45653,45662,45664 and trix 24902.
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#7 Posted : 21 July 2020 19:56:39(UTC)
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A workaround, since PRR Alco PAs were more likely to haul heavyweight coaches in PRR colors: For running on Maerklin tracks and using Maerklin-style couplers, Maerklin and Frateschi offer H0 scale PRR Budd passenger cars.

https://www.maerklin.de/...ts/details/article/43616

https://www.frateschi.co...assageiros-budd/?lang=en
(art. 2541/2542/2544)

Here is a Maerklin-Frateschi PRR Budd coach comparison by a forum member:
https://www.marklin-user...--vs-Marklin-PRR-coaches

Some prototype info: "Mid 1950s - Budd stainless fleet

The PRR purchased sixty new streamlined cars from the Budd Company in 1952. The cars were used on the "Congressional" and also on "The Senator", a Boston - Washington "limited" that was shared with the New Haven Railroad. These handsome stainless-steel cars with Tuscan red trim were assembled into train sets of coaches, parlor cars, dinning cars and squared-ended observation cars.

To pull these "signature" trains the PRR painted six of its GG1 locomotives Tuscan red with the famous gold leaf pin stripes in 1952. The GG1s selected were numbers 4908 through 4913. Later, four more (numbers 4856, 4857, 4876 and 4929) were given the same Tuscan red livery. On the New Haven, these trains would have been hauled by EP-3, EP-4 or EP-5 electrics to New Haven, then Alco DL-109s, PAs or FM C-liners to Boston."

Source: http://www.valleypass.com/Sales/PRR1.htm
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