Out To Pasture #14828
This old Pennsylvania Railroad steam locomotive #7688 is an H10 Consolidation 2-8-0 built in 1915. The PRR had a lot of use for this general kind of freight locomotive…it had over 3,000 of them of various types through the decades of steam trains. The railroad built many of them in their own heavy Juniata Shops in Altoona and bought others built to PRR specs from other manufacturers. This particular one was built by Lima Locomotive Works.
And here it sits flanked by a few of her sisters from the bygone days when these steam locomotives went everywhere there were tracks. They moved America, its people, and everything they could produce or needed. Railroads were king for a long, long time and very important.
Railroads are still very active in our economy today and it’s done far more efficiently than before in an entirely different ballgame. But here are a few of the old heavy steam locomotives that brought us here
Also, you can follow this link for more information about the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.
Location: Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Picture and story © Andrew Dierks
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