[51]:666, By the mid-1860s, the railroad had 9,379 freight cars; a decade later, 32,718; the mid-1880s, over 49,000; 1896, more than 87,000. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Pennsylvania Railroad Station was the intermodal passenger terminal for the Pennsylvania Railroad 's (PRR) vast holdings on the Hudson River and Upper New York Bay in Jersey City, New Jersey. These facilities were later demolished to make room for continuing expansion. This was devised to relieve the Penn Central (and other railroads) of money-losing passenger service. [57] The Pennsylvania Railroad voluntarily preserved a roundhouse full of representative steam locomotives at Northumberland, Pennsylvania, in 1957 and kept them there for several decades. Engine 643 is maintained by volunteers of the Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association outside of Harrisburg, and is operated several weekends each summer. The main line was double track from its inception, and by the end of the century, a third and fourth track were added. So, in 1900, the Pennsy had over 180,000 freight cars; by 1910, 263,039. He chose a route that followed the west bank of the Susquehanna River northward to the confluence with the Juniata River, following its banks until the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains were reached at a point that would become Altoona, Pennsylvania. From 1950 to 1952, the Pennsy bought 74 EMD E8A locomotives, the successor to the E7, and classified them EP22s. Replacement with newer types of cars began in 1958 and the last MP54 cars were retired in the early 1980s. [43] The DD1s were used in pairs (back-to-back). The remaining 14 were "B" units, cabless booster units controlled by an "A" unit. The Pennsylvania Railroad’s terminal at Exchange Place in Jersey City, the Erie Terminal at Pavonia, also in Jersey City, and the West Shore Terminal in Weehawken all ended their operations during that decade. Each class of steam locomotive was assigned a class designation. [69], Signal aspects, or meanings, were displayed as rows of three lit lights. [3] At the end of 1926, it operated 11,640.66 miles (18,733.83 kilometers) of rail line;[notes 1][4] in the 1920s, it carried nearly three times the traffic as other railroads of comparable length, such as the Union Pacific and Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroads. In 1924 another side-rod locomotive was designed: (the L5 class). The state legislature was pressed to build a canal across Pennsylvania and thus the Main Line of Public Works was commissioned in 1826. The passenger cars of the Pennsy were painted Tuscan Red, a brick-colored shade of red. By the end of 1854, the Pennsy purchased stock in the Ohio & Pennsylvania, Ohio & Indiana, Marietta & Cincinnati, Maysville & Big Sandy, and Springfield, Mt. [58], As of 2020[update] the only operable Pennsylvania Railroad steam locomotive is class B4a engine # 643, built in July 1901 in Altoona. Den Abschnitt von Langhorne nach Newtown nahm am 21. The original Pennsylvania Station was designed by the noted architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White and was modeled on the Roman Baths of Caracalla; it was notable for its high vaulted ceilings. [8], Double-tracked for much of its length, the line served the coal region of southern Illinois and as a passenger route for the Pennsylvania Railroad's Blue Ribbon named trains The St. Louisan, The Jeffersonian, and the Spirit of St. [8] At the end of its first year of operation, the Pennsylvania Railroad paid a dividend, and continued the dividend without interruption until 1946. [5]:Chapter 1, By 1945 the Altoona Works had become one of the largest repair and construction facilities for locomotives and cars in the world. The official Pennsylvania State Electric Locomotive is the GG-1 #4859. Die Strecke wurde daraufhin an die Reading Company verkauft, die den Güterverkehr weiterführte, jedoch den Abschnitt Lawrenceville–Princeton schon bald darauf stilllegte. The R-1 had a rigid frame for its four driving axles, while the GG-1 had two frames which were articulated. [44] Other Philadelphia lines electrified were the Chestnut Hill Branch (1918),[4]:371 White Marsh (1924), West Chester (1928), the main line to Wilmington, Delaware,[4]:407 and in 1930 the Schuylkill Branch to Norristown, Pennsylvania, along with the rest of the main line to Trenton, New Jersey. 46 of this number were designated "A" units, meaning that they had a cab for the train crew. [43] Two DC locomotives were built for the New York electrified zone and a third, road number 3930, was AC-equipped and put in service at Philadelphia. Sie pachtete die Yardley, Morrisville&Trenton, die Newtown&Yardley und die Trenton, New Hope&Lambertville und führte den Betrieb auf diesen Linien. photographer or collection of - c.t. The first extension, to Whitehouse, opened in 1848 and was leased to the Elizabethtown and Somerville Railroad. The New Jersey Ocean Resorts and the Pennsylvania Railroad, 1884. 1915: The Pennsylvania electrifies its suburban Philadelphia lines to Paoli, Pennsylvania; 1916: The Pennsy adopts new motto, "Standard Railroad of the World"; The first I1s Decapod locomotive is completed, and switching locomotives of the A5s and B6sb class are introduced. 3.1 Mount Holly-Medford Secondary Track; … It owned oil tanker cars and used them to transport refined oil for mostly independent oil refiners during the era of John D. Rockefeller's and Standard Oil's oil refinery mergers of the 1870s. Diese Gesellschaft eröffnete eine Straßenbahnstrecke von Trenton nach Yardley ebenfalls in der Spurweite von 1581 Millimetern am 28. Unlike the New York terminal system, overhead wires would carry 11,000-volt 25-Hertz alternating current (AC) power, which became the standard for future installations. Louis.[29]. [54] Almost alone among U.S. railroads, the Pennsy designed most of its steam locomotive classes itself. Die Verbindung dieser Strecke mit der Linie Bristol–Doylestown erfolgte 1902 mit Eröffnung der Strecke von Yardley nach Newtown durch die im Jahr zuvor gegründete Newtown and Yardley Street Railway Company. Over the next 50 years, the Pennsy expanded by gaining control of other railroads by stock purchases and 999-year leases. The station was demolished in 1953 after the Pennsy moved passenger service to 30th Street Station. The Somerville and Easton Railroad was chartered on February 26, 1847, to continue the line west to Easton, Pennsylvania. After 1976, the railroad eventually became an insurance company and now goes by the name of American Premier Underwriters and is now a subsidiary of American Financial Group. The controlling, non-institutional shareholders of the PRR during the early 1960s were Henry Stryker Taylor, who was a part of the Jacob Bunn business dynasty of Illinois, and Howard Butcher III, a principal in the Philadelphia brokerage house of Butcher & Sherrerd (later Butcher & Singer). 1900: The Pennsy gains access to Buffalo, New York, via lease of Western New York & Pennsylvania. The company also owned grain freight boats on the great lakes and oil pipelines in the oil regions of Pennsylvania. In January 1933, through main-line service between New York and Philadelphia/Wilmington/Paoli was placed in operation. September 1898 die NL&B und die Strecke wurde ab dem 21. Placed in service in 1910, they performed well, lasting in regular service through the 1940s. For a long time the PRR called itself the Standard Railroad of the World, meaning that it was the standard to which all other railroads aspired, the "gold standard". He served as the Pennsy's first Chief Engineer and third President. On February 1, 1968, the Pennsylvania Railroad merged with its longtime arch-rival, the New York Central Railroad. In 1856, a controlling interest was purchased in the Cumberland Valley Railroad and the Pennsy constructed additional lines in Philadelphia. PRR miles of all tracks, which includes first (or main), second, third, fourth, and sidings, totalled 28,040.49 at the end of 1926. From the late 1940s through to the merger with the New York Central in 1968, the Pennsy purchased about 1,500 diesel freight units. This route eliminated the transfer in Baltimore. The Pennsy also used track pans extensively to retrieve water for the locomotive while in motion. Oct 27, 2020 - Train No. NS #8102, a GE ES44AC, was painted into the Pennsylvania RR scheme. [43] Eight of these engines were built from June 1930 to December 1931. Juni 1899 gründeten Unternehmer aus Trenton die Yardley, Morrisville and Trenton Street Railway Company. 1928–1938: The Pennsylvania electrifies its New York—Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia to Harrisburg and Paoli, several Philadelphia and New York area commuter lines, and major through freight lines. Januar 1912 übernahm jedoch die Bucks County Electric Railway die New Jersey&Pennsylvania und führte nun den Betrieb. They are rated at 4,620 hp at speeds of 100 miles per hour (160 km/h). [65], The Pennsylvania Railroad was one of the first railroads to replace semaphore signals with position-light signals. Sie existierte von 1847 bis zur Übernahme durch Conrail im Jahre 1976. Tables By Michael Andrescavage. Concerned that Philadelphia would lose traffic on the canals to the Baltimore and Ohio, the Pennsylvania State Legislature formed a new railroad company known simply as the Pennsylvania Railroad. [64], As a result of these experiments, the GG1 type was chosen and the construction of 57 locomotives was authorized. Die Lehigh Valley Railroad (LV) war eine US-amerikanische Eisenbahngesellschaft im Nordosten der Vereinigten Staaten. Die Long Island Rail Road wurde bereits 1900 von der PRR aufgekauft. The two surviving K4s are No. Broad Street Station was the first of the great passenger stations built by the Pennsy. The railroad filed for bankruptcy within two years. "[25] The service expanded, and by the 1920s, the Pennsy was operating hourly passenger train service between New York, Philadelphia and Washington. Name. The main station of Baltimore, this Beaux-Arts building was built in 1911 from a design by architect Kenneth MacKenzie Murchison. Effective May 4, 1896, the Pennsylvania Railroadconsolidated all of it railroads and several smaller properties in Southern New Jersey into The West Jersey and Seashore Railroad (WJ&S). [56] Such signals, which featured a large round target with up to eight amber-colored lights in a circle and one in the center, could be lit in various patterns to convey different meanings, were more visible in fog, and remained effective even when one light in a row was inoperative. Zunächst wurde am 28. AssociatedEntity. The Pennsylvania Railroad had several railroad yards (rail yards) throughout its system. [43] It developed a starting tractive force of 140,000 pounds, which was capable of ripping couplers out of the fragile wooden freight cars in use at the time.[63]:123. März 1895 die Newtown, Langhorne and Bristol Street Railway Company (NL&B) gegründet, die am 2. [5] In May 1971, passenger operations, including equipment, were transferred to a new government-subsidized company called the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, or Amtrak. Postal Service issued commemorative 33-cent All Aboard! 1846: The Pennsylvania Railroad Company is chartered to construct a rail line from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. this is a photographic image, not a digital reproduction. On April 15, the electrified freight service from Harrisburg and Enola Yard east was inaugurated, thus completing the Pennsy's eastern seaboard electrification program. [51]:666, The Pennsy changed its car reporting methods around 1900. [4] The Pennsy abandoned most of the New Portage Railroad in 1857 as it was now redundant with the Pennsylvania Railroad's own line. Only necessary devices were used and they were mounted neatly on the locomotive. In 1915, electrification of the line from Philadelphia to Paoli, Pennsylvania, was completed. Label. 1968: The PRR absorbs NYC and eventually changes its name to Penn Central Transportation Company (PC). Both of these prototypes, along with an O-1, a P5A and a K4s steam locomotive underwent exhaustive testing. [45]:74–75, In 1933 two entirely new locomotives were being planned: the R1 and the GG1 class. [4], The Empire Transportation Company was founded in 1865 by Joseph D. Potts and became a multimodal freight transportation subsidiary of the Pennsylvania Railroad. The Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad provided a link to Richmond, Virginia, about 100 miles (160 km) to the south, where major north–south lines of the Atlantic Coast Line and Seaboard Air Line railroads provided service to North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Many are still in use today, served by Amtrak and regional passenger carriers. Newark's Pennsylvania Station was designed by McKim, Mead and White. The total number of GG1s built was 139. The Camden and Amboy Railroad was one of the pioneering railroads in New Jersey. [56] Early on this was simply a letter, but when these ran short the scheme was changed so that each wheel arrangement had its own letter, and different types in the same arrangement had different numbers added to the letter. [69], Starting in the late 1920s, the Pennsy installed Pulse code cab signaling along certain tracks used by high-speed passenger trains. Using this system meant that the tenders of their locomotives had a comparatively large proportion of coal (which could not be taken on board while running) compared to water capacity. Dezember 1896 eine 13 Kilometer lange Straßenbahn in der Spurweite von 1581 Millimetern von Bristol nach Langhorne eröffnete. On June 29, 1873, the Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel through Baltimore was completed. Oktober 1899 als durchgehende Linie betrieben. Track connection in Philadelphia was made via the Pennsy's Connecting Railway and the jointly owned Junction Railroad.[24]. Die Bahngesellschaft betrieb folgende Linien: Trenton, Bristol and Philadelphia Street Railway, https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pennsylvania–New_Jersey_Railway&oldid=188868304, Ehemaliger Straßenbahnbetrieb (Vereinigte Staaten), „Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike“, Trenton–Lawrenceville–Princeton (17,75 km), Trenton–Yardley–Newtown (16 km, alle 60 Minuten), Trenton–Yardley–New Hope–Lambertville (26 km, alle 30 Minuten), Bristol–Langhorne–Newtown–Wrightstown–Wycombe–Doylestown (43,5 km, alle 65 Minuten). By 1882, the Pennsylvania Railroad had become the largest railroad (by traffic and revenue), the largest transportation enterprise, and the largest corporation in the world. [65][notes 8] 2/3 of these units were built by EMD, primarily F3s, F7s, GP9s, GP35s, SD40s, and SD45s. [4]:433, The Pennsy acquired more cars from the railroads it absorbed. It was designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White in the Beaux-Arts style and opened in 1925. For photos and more click here.A good source of general railroad information, such as terminology and opertating procedures as well as histories of other railroads… Mai 2019 um 13:02 Uhr bearbeitet. [43] Of the first 16 AC engines, two were used at Philadelphia and 14 on the Bay Ridge line, while 12 DC-equipped engines were assigned to Sunnyside Yard in Queens, New York. The official name for this color was DGLE (Dark Green Locomotive Enamel), though often referred to as "Brunswick Green." Freight cars of the Pennsy had their own color, known as "Freight Car Color," an iron-oxide shade of red. Like other railroads, the Pennsy was unable to update its roster at will during the World War II years; by the end of the war their roster was in rough shape. In 1968, the Pennsylvania Railroad merged with its rival New York Central Railroad and the railroad eventually went by the name of Penn Central Transportation Company, or "Penn Central" for short. 1361, which is undergoing restoration to operating condition at the Railroaders Memorial Museum in Altoona, and No. The Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) required that the ailing New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH) be added in 1969. Die 1901 gegründete New Jersey and Pennsylvania Traction Company eröffnete im gleichen Jahr eine Interurban-Strecke in Normalspur zwischen Trenton und Princeton in New Jersey, die der Tochtergesellschaft Trenton, Lawrenceville and Princeton Railroad gehörte. One of the losing bidders, Baldwin Locomotive Works — a longtime supplier of Pennsy locomotives — had been counting on winning at least some of the work. It received this designation on December 18, 1987, and is currently on display in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Hauptsitz der Bahngesellschaft war in Newtown. It built most of them at Altoona Works, outsourcing only when Pennsy facilities could not keep up with the railroad's needs. Unreliable and expensive to maintain, they were quickly relegated to helper service.[67]. After the war, the Pennsy began to buy diesel locomotives in earnest. At that time only a few electric locomotives existed. All Amtrak trains stop here, and the station serves three commuter lines, PATH rapid transit to Jersey City and Manhattan, and the Newark Light Rail. The Pennsylvania Railroad's board chairman/CEOs were: The Pennsy's main line extended from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 4936 leading eastbound passenger train no. Conrail was itself purchased and split up in 1999 with 58 percent of the system going to the Norfolk Southern Railway (NS), including nearly all of the remaining former Pennsylvania Railroad. The next area to be electrified was the Philadelphia terminal area, where Pennsy officials decided to use overhead lines to supply power to the suburban trains running out of Broad Street Station. The New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway (reporting mark NYSW) (or New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad and also known as the Susie-Q or the Susquehanna) is a Class II American freight railway operating over 400 miles (645 km) of track in the northeastern U.S. states of New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. 1920's. The western end of the line was simultaneously built from Pittsburgh, eastward along the Allegheny and Conemaugh rivers to Johnstown, while the eastern end was built from Harrisburg to Altoona. In the early 1880s, the Pennsylvania acquired a majority of PW&B Railroad's stock. These locomotives, with the exception of I1sa #4483 which is on display at Hamburg, New York, are now at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg, Pennsylvania. Penn Central rail lines, including ex-Pennsy lines, were transferred to Conrail in 1976, and eventually Amtrak received the Northeast Corridor and Keystone Corridor lines. More extensive electrification plans required AC electrification, starting with 93 cars for the Paoli Line in 1915. On June 15, 1887, the Pennsylvania Limited began running between New York and Chicago. [4] In 1851, tracks were completed between Pittsburgh and Johnstown. Die Newtown Electric pachtete am 1. 1857: The Main Line of Public Works of Pennsylvania purchased. original image taken ca. shipping charges . The two companies were headquartered in the same city; Pennsy and Baldwin management and engineers knew each other well. The Pennsylvania Railroad bought its first 75 freight cars in 1849. It is currently served by Amtrak and MARC commuter service. Dezember 1897 die Ende 1896 gegründete Newtown Electric Street Railway Company in Betrieb. Eight of these cars were electrified with DC equipment to provide shuttle service from Penn Station to Manhattan Transfer between 1910 and 1922. Totals for Pennsylvania Lines; Long Island Railroad and West Jersey & Seashore/Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines not included. The second was the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O), which wanted to build to Pittsburgh from Cumberland, Maryland. In 1902 the Pennsylvania Limited was replaced by the Pennsylvania Special which in turn was replaced in 1912 by the Broadway Limited which became the most famous train operated by the Pennsylvania Railroad. It is now the primary rail station in Philadelphia, serving long-distance and commuter trains. In addition, the Pennsy was saddled with unsuccessful experimental steam locomotives such as the Q1, S1, and T1 "Duplex Drive" locomotives, and the S2 turbine locomotive. The O1 class was a light passenger type. [21] Thomson's sober, technical, methodical, and non-ideological personality had an important influence on the Pennsylvania Railroad, which in the mid-19th century was on the technical cutting edge of rail development, while nonetheless reflecting Thomson's personality in its conservatism and its steady growth while avoiding financial risks. It replaced the 32nd Street Station (West Philadelphia). This was also the introduction of the vestibule, an enclosed platform at the end of each passenger car, allowing protected access to the entire train. This purchase included 275 miles (443 km) of canal, the Philadelphia & Columbia Railroad, and the New Portage Railroad (which replaced the now abandoned Allegheny Portage Railroad). This service became known as the "Congressional Limited Express. It was never completed, A low-grade line was planned between Radebaugh (near, This page was last edited on 31 January 2021, at 08:10. [1] The corporation still holds the record for the longest continuous dividend history: it paid out annual dividends to shareholders for more than 100 consecutive years.[2]. Totals for Pennsylvania Lines; not included are the following independently operated lines: Long Island Railroad, West Jersey & Seashore/Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines, Pennsylvania & Atlantic, Baltimore, Chesapeake & Atlantic, Baltimore & Eastern, Ohio River & Western, Philadelphia & Beach Haven, Rosslyn Connecting, and Waynesburg & Washington, which added up to 21 million ton-miles in 1925. In 1852, a continuous railroad line was now open between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh over the tracks of several entities including the Pennsylvania Railroad. Locomotives were painted in a shade of green so dark it seemed almost black. the image was taken by the original photographer. [26], On July 1, 1869, the Pennsylvania Railroad leased the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway (PFtW&C) in which it had previously been an investor. The governor declared the B&O's rights void the following August.[4]. railroad company . Union Station, built jointly with the B&O, served as a hub for Pennsy passenger services in the nation's capital, with connections to the B&O, and Southern Railway. Commonly called the Panhandle Route, this line ran west from Pittsburgh to Bradford, Ohio, where it split, with one line to Chicago and the other to East St. Louis, Illinois, via Indianapolis, Indiana. The 4th railroad in the game, the Short Line, was not an actual railroad. Both applications were granted under conditions. Die in New Jersey liegenden Streckenabschnitte verblieben zunächst bei ihren jeweiligen Bahngesellschaften, nämlich der Trenton, New Hope&Lambertville, der Trenton, Lawrenceville&Princeton und der Yardley, Morrisville&Trenton. The station, in spite of its architectural classicism, opened in 1933, when modern and Art Deco styles were more popular. EMC called it an SW model; the railroad dubbed it class ES6.[65]. Am 2. Pennsylvania Railroad November 8, 2020 at 9:16 PM Central Railroad Company of New Jersey : “We can’t keep playing if yo ... u don’t let go of the pickle.” The Pennsylvania Railroad called the WJ&S its Atlantic Division 1920 map The West Jersey and Seashore Railroad(WJ&S) as a subsidiary of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Der letzte Bogen der Brücke auf der Trenton-Seite überspannt eine Richtung des John Fitch Way der New Jersey Route 29.. The Pennsylvania Railroad still exists, but has since switched to an insurance company and now goes by the name American Premier Underwriters and currently serves as a subsidiary of American Financial Group. Cab signals were subsequently adopted by several other U.S. railroads, especially on passenger lines. [64] Following these came the P5A, a slightly heavier design capable of traveling 80 miles per hour (130 km/h) and with a tractive force of 56,250 pounds. (Yet when it came to the electrification, it followed some of the New Haven Railroad standards.) Aug 15, 2012 - High quality photograph of Pennsylvania Railroad P5A # PRR 4744 at Kearny, New Jersey, USA. Am 5. Steam locomotives require more maintenance than diesel locomotives, are less cost efficient, and require more personnel to operate. [76] Its style is a mixture of Art Deco and Neo-Classical. Railroads and New Jersey, 1812-1930 : exhibition catalog. In 1885, the PRR began passenger train service from New York City via Philadelphia to Washington with limited stops along the route. The original station was built in 1865 and was destroyed by fire in 1877 during the Pittsburgh Riots. Pennsylvania Railroad’s GG1 class has been widely recognized as one of most successful locomotive models ever built. 1871: Pennsylvania Railroad reaches Jersey City, New Jersey, and the New York City area via lease of the United New Jersey Railroad and Canal Company. For a long time that was literally true; the railroad had an impressive lists of firsts, greatests, biggests, and longests. Steam locomotives remained part of the Pennsy fleet until 1957. Dezember 1900. The first had a box cab design and were placed in service in 1932. Will Spend $77,000,000 AT ONCE; Atterbury Outlines Projects Under PWA Loan Giving Year's Work to 25,000. This fun set features three different stock certificates issued by the railroad companies featured in the classic game Monopoly: .Pennsylvania, B&O, and Reading. In 1928, PRR's president William Wallace Atterbury announced plans to electrify the lines between New York, Philadelphia, Washington, and Harrisburg. Zunächst wurde am 28. Role. 1873: Pennsy reaches Washington, D.C., via the Baltimore & Potomac Railroad. In 1849, Pennsy officials developed plans to construct a repair facility at Altoona. This route required transfer via horse car in Baltimore to the other lines heading north from the city. The first GG1 was finished in April and by August 1935 all 57 were completed. New Jersey’s GG1s, Nos. 1868: The Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and St. Louis Railway is formed and controlled by the Pennsy. The station opened in 1910 to provide access to Manhattan from New Jersey without having to use a ferry, making the Pennsy the only railroad to enter New York City from the south. 1946: The Pennsylvania Railroad reported a net loss for the first time in its history. 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Clement, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Alumni hall of fame: Alexander J. Cassatt, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pennsylvania_Railroad&oldid=1003911166, Former Class I railroads in the United States, Standard gauge railways in the United States, Railroads in the Chicago Switching District, Articles containing potentially dated statements from 2020, All articles containing potentially dated statements, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 11,640.66 miles (18,733.83 kilometers) (1926). [52], As noted, Pennsy colors and paint schemes were standardized. The Pennsy bought its second diesel, another switcher, in October 1941: an EMD NW2 (Pennsy class ES10). It was super-heated (s) and was of the first variant type (a) after the original (unlettered). These commemorative stamps featured five celebrated American passenger trains from the 1930s and 1940s. A temporary station was quickly built but, remained in service until the early 1900s, when the present station was built between 1898–1903, renovated in 1954, and partially repurposed in 1988. [27][28] This train ran from New York City to Chicago, via Philadelphia, with an additional section between Harrisburg and Washington (later operated as a separate Washington–Chicago train, the Liberty Limited). … The few parts of the Pennsylvania Railroad that went to CSX after the Conrail split were (1) the western end of the Fort Wayne Line across western Ohio and northern Indiana, (2) the Pope's Creek Secondary in Maryland, just to the east of Washington, (3) the Landover Subdivision, a former Pennsy freight line in DC which connects to Amtrak's ex-Pennsy Northeast Corridor and CSX's ex-B&O Alexandria Extension on the north end and CSX's RF&P Subdivision on the south end via the ex-Pennsy "Long Bridge" across the Potomac River, and (4) the Terre Haute, Indiana-to-East St. Louis, Illinois segment of the St. Louis main line (the segment east of Terre Haute is former-New York Central). 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