||"Conquering The Alleghenies," Front Cover, 1988
||Here is the front cover of a six-page cover article by Bert Pennypacker entitled "Conquering The Alleghenies in 1923." It was published originally in the "National Railway Bulletin," Volume 53, Number 2, 1988. Photo by John Hollingshead. Photo Caption: "Pennsy's massive fleet of 598 class I1s Decapods was built to move heavy tonnage over the Allegheny Mountain grades of central Pennsylvania. But the big 'hippos' were used throughout the railroad's Central Region as far west as mid-Ohio, and later found their way into Eastern Region territory. Although their best documented assignment was hauling Bethlehem Steel ore trains out of Northumberland, Pa., in the mid-1950's, the cover picture shows Altoona-built No. 735 approaching Pittsburgh with what appears to be a U.S. Steel train loaded with Mesabi iron ore from Cleveland or another Lakes port. Altoona turned out the first 123 of the class, beginning with prototype No. 790 in 1916." #735 was built in Juniata during 1919 and retired in July of 1951.
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||Thomas C. Ayers
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