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Encyclopedia > Pennsylvania Railroad
Pennsylvania Railroad
logo
Reporting marks PRR
Locale Chicago and St. Louis to New York City and Washington, DC
Dates of operation 18461968
Successor line Penn Central
Track gauge ft 8½ in (1435 mm) (standard gauge)
Headquarters Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1893 map
1893 map

The Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark PRR) was an American railroad that was founded in 1846 and merged in 1968 into Penn Central Transportation. Commonly referred to as the Pennsy, the company was headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company's symbol was a keystone (Pennsylvania's symbol) with the letters PRR intertwined inside it. When colored, it was bright red with silver-grey edges and lettering (although it also appears in metal leaf outline on a wooden background on station benches). Image File history File links Pennsylvania Railroad Herald Heralds are logos or slogans used by railroad companies and displayed on their equipment. ... Reporting marks on two CP Rail covered hoppers passing Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, June 20, 2004. ... 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As railways developed and expanded one of the key issues to be decided was that of the rail gauge (the distance between the two rails of the track) which should be used. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (10752x5456, 13476 KB) Template:Thumb Template:Thumb 1893 map of the Pennsylvania Railroad from [1]. File links The following pages link to this file: Pennsylvania Railroad ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (10752x5456, 13476 KB) Template:Thumb Template:Thumb 1893 map of the Pennsylvania Railroad from [1]. 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The Penn Central Transportation Company, normally called Penn Central, was an American railroad company, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and formed by the merger on February 1, 1968 of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central Railroad; the New Haven was added to the merger at the insistence of the... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... In architecture, a keystone is the stone at the top of an arch. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ...


The PRR was the largest railroad by traffic and revenue in the US throughout its 20th century existence and for a long while was the largest publicly traded corporation in the world. The corporation still holds the record for the longest continual dividend history: it doled out annual payments to shareholders for more than 100 years in a row. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999...


Like the Reading Railroad, the PRR served Atlantic City, New Jersey; one of the four railroad squares in the board game Monopoly is called Pennsylvania Railroad. Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Categories: Rail stubs | Philadelphia and Reading Railroad ... Map of Atlantic City in Atlantic County Coordinates: Country United States State New Jersey County Atlantic Incorporated March 1854 Mayor Bob Levy Area    - City 44. ... This article is about the board game. ...

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Standard Railroad of the World

The Pennsylvania Railroad, as the "standard railroad of the world", also strove for an air of permanence, decorating its railroad stations with symbols of itself such as the Pennsylvania Herald, shown above at Newark Penn Station.
The Pennsylvania Railroad, as the "standard railroad of the world", also strove for an air of permanence, decorating its railroad stations with symbols of itself such as the Pennsylvania Herald, shown above at Newark Penn Station.

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". (Yet when it came to the electrification, it followed some of the New Haven Railroad standards.) For a long time that was literally true; the railroad had an impressive lists of firsts, greatests, biggests, and longests. The PRR was the first railroad to rid itself of wooden-bodied passenger cars in favor of the much safer steel-bodied cars. It led the way in many safety and efficiency improvements over the years. This advantage lessened as the years progressed, and the PRR eventually abandoned the use of the phrase. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 486 KB) Summary User:Rickyrab took this picture of a Pennsylvania Railroad logo on the side of a waiting-room bench at Penn Station in Newark, New Jersey in 2005. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 486 KB) Summary User:Rickyrab took this picture of a Pennsylvania Railroad logo on the side of a waiting-room bench at Penn Station in Newark, New Jersey in 2005. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Train stations | Transportation in New Jersey | Newark, New Jersey | Pennsylvania Railroad ... This article is on the monetary principle. ... The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad (AAR reporting mark: NH) was a railroad that operated in the northeast United States. ...


The Pennsylvania Railroad was standard in another way, too - it was an early proponent of standardization. While other railroads used whatever was at hand or available, the Pennsylvania tested and experimented with solutions until they could decide on one, and then made it standard across the whole company. Other railroads bought locomotives and railroad cars in small lots, taking whatever was available from manufacturers at the time. The PRR produced huge numbers of standardized designs. This gave the railroad a feel of uniformity and greatly reduced costs. The PRR was also an early adopter of standard liveries and color schemes. A locomotive (from Latin loco motivus) is a railway vehicle that provides the motive power for a train, and has no payload capacity of its own; its sole purpose is to move the train along the tracks. ... A railroad car (or, more briefly, car, not to be confused with railcar), also known as an item of rolling stock, is a vehicle on a railroad (or railway) that is not a locomotive — one that provides another purpose than purely haulage, although some types of car are powered. ...

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History

The eastern part of the PRR's main line was built by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as part of the Main Line of Public Works, a railroad and canal corridor across the state. The system opened in 1834, consisting of the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad from Philadelphia west to Columbia on the Susquehanna River, a canal from Columbia to Hollidaysburg, the Allegheny Portage Railroad from Hollidaysburg to Johnstown, and another canal from Johnstown to the terminus in Pittsburgh. The Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad had one inclined plane at each end; the Allegheny Portage Railroad had ten. State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell Official languages None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... Map The Main Line of Public Works was a railroad and canal system built by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, running from Philadelphia west across the state to Pittsburgh. ... The Canal du Midi in Toulouse, France. ... 1834 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Map The Main Line of Public Works was a railroad and canal system built by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, running from Philadelphia west across the state to Pittsburgh. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... The Susquehanna River is a river in the northeastern United States. ... Hollidaysburg is a borough located in Blair County, Pennsylvania, on the Juniata River, 7 Miles (11 km) south of Altoona. ... The Allegheny Portage Railroad was the first railroad constructed through the Allegheny Mountains in central Pennsylvania in the United States. ... Nickname: Flood City Location Location of Johnstown within Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... An inclined plane is a system used on some canals for raising boats between different water levels. ...


The Pennsylvania Railroad Company was chartered by the Pennsylvania legislature on April 13, 1846. Construction began in 1847 and the first section opened from Harrisburg west to Lewistown on September 1, 1849 (including the original Rockville Bridge across the Susquehanna River). Further extensions opened to McVeytown on December 24, Mount Union on April 1, 1850, Huntingdon on June 10, and Duncansville (west of Hollidaysburg) on September 16, 1850, taking it to a connection with the Allegheny Portage Railroad on the east side of the Allegheny Ridge. On the other side of the ridge, the main line opened from Conemaugh (on the Portage Railroad east of Johnstown) west to Lockport on August 25, 1851. On December 10, 1851, sections opened from Lockport west to Beatty (west of Latrobe) and from Pittsburgh east to Brinton, with a temporary stagecoach transfer between via the Southern Turnpike and a short turnpike branch built to Beatty. Part of that gap was filled on July 15, 1852, from Brinton east to Radebaugh, and on November 29 the full line was completed, forming the first all-rail route between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. April 13 is the 103rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (104th in leap years). ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Map Location in Pennsylvania Political Statistics Founded c. ... Lewistown is a borough located on the Juniata River, 61 miles (98 km) northwest of Harrisburg in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Rockville Bridge around 1910. ... The Susquehanna River is a river in the northeastern United States. ... McVeytown is a borough located in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. ... December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (359th in leap years). ... Mount Union is a borough located in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Huntingdon is a borough located in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. ... June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... Duncansville is a borough located in Blair County, Pennsylvania. ... Hollidaysburg is a borough located in Blair County, Pennsylvania, on the Juniata River, 7 Miles (11 km) south of Altoona. ... September 16 is the 259th day of the year (260th in leap years). ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Allegheny Portage Railroad was the first railroad constructed through the Allegheny Mountains in central Pennsylvania in the United States. ... Nickname: Flood City Location Location of Johnstown within Pennsylvania. ... August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (238th in leap years), with 128 days remaining. ... 1851 (MDCCCLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1851 (MDCCCLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Latrobe is a city located in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... Buffalo soldiers guard a Concord style stagecoach somewhere in the American West, ca. ... July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... November 29 is the 333rd (in leap years the 334th) day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ...


Plane Number 1 of the Portage Railroad was bypassed on April 1, 1852. Other planes began to be bypassed by the New Portage Railroad, completed in 1856, but on February 15, 1854 the PRR's new line opened, leaving the old one on the east side of the ridge in Altoona and running west via the Horseshoe Curve and Gallitzin Tunnel, only using a short portion of the old Portage Railroad near South Fork and a longer adjacent section of New Portage Railroad. A reciprocal trackage rights agreement made March 18, 1854 allowed the PRR to use that section for free. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1854 (MDCCCLIV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Map Political Statistics Founded 1849 Incorporated Borough:February 6, 1854 City: April 3, 1867 County Blair County Mayor Wayne Hippo Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 25. ... Satellite view of Horseshoe Curve, west of Altoona, Pennsylvania. ... STUB: The Gallitzin tunnels form the Pennsylvania Railroads passage through Allegheny Mountain at the summit of the Appalacians. ... South Fork is a borough located in Cambria County, Pennsylvania. ... A union station or union terminal is a train station where tracks and facilities are shared by two or more railway companies, allowing passengers to connect conveniently between them. ... March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... 1854 (MDCCCLIV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


On March 21, 1849 the PRR contracted with Eagle Line, primarily a steamboat company, for through service over the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad. The PRR obtained trackage rights over the Portsmouth, Mount Joy and Lancaster Railroad, opened in 1838, on April 21, providing a route from Harrisburg to the Philadelphia and Columbia at Dillerville, just west of Lancaster. On September 1 the first section of the PRR opened, with all arrangements in place for service from Philadelphia to Lewistown. On December 20, 1860 the PRR formally leased the line west of Dillerville, renamed the Harrisburg, Portsmouth, Mount Joy and Lancaster Railroad in 1855. March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Paddle steamers - Lucerne-Switzerland Left: original paddlewheel from a paddle steamer on the lake of Lucerne. ... Map The Main Line of Public Works was a railroad and canal system built by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, running from Philadelphia west across the state to Pittsburgh. ... A union station or union terminal is a train station where tracks and facilities are shared by two or more railway companies, allowing passengers to connect conveniently between them. ... | Jöns Jakob Berzelius, discoverer of protein 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... Dillerville is an extinct hamlet in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Nickname: The Red Rose City Location Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates , Government Country  State   County United States  Pennsylvania   Lancaster Founded Incorporated 1718 March 10, 1818 Mayor Rick Gray (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 19. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...

1855 map, including the planned Lancaster, Lebanon and Pine Grove Railroad
1855 map, including the planned Lancaster, Lebanon and Pine Grove Railroad

In 1853 the PRR surveyed the Lancaster, Lebanon and Pine Grove Railroad from Philadelphia west via Phoenixville to Salunga on the Portsmouth, Mount Joy and Lancaster Railroad. This was done in order to show the state that the PRR was willing to build its own alignment around the Philadelphia and Columbia. On July 31, 1857, the PRR bought the whole Main Line of Public Works. The Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad was integrated into its system. Most of the New Portage Railroad, just completed the previous year at a cost of $2.14 million, was abandoned, while short sections became local branches. The canals were abandoned, and short sections were filled and covered by rails. In 1904 the New Portage Railroad east of the Gallitzin Tunnels (through the "Muleshoe Curve") was reopened as a freight bypass line. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (21344x2656, 12015 KB) Template:Thumb Template:Thumb 1855 map of the Pennsylvania Railroad from [1]. File links The following pages link to this file: Pennsylvania Railroad ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (21344x2656, 12015 KB) Template:Thumb Template:Thumb 1855 map of the Pennsylvania Railroad from [1]. File links The following pages link to this file: Pennsylvania Railroad ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Phoenixville is a borough located in Chester County, Pennsylvania, 28 miles (45 km) northwest of Philadelphia at the junction of French Creek with the Schuylkill River. ... Salunga-Landisville is a census-designated place located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. ... July 31 is the 212th day (213th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 153 days remaining. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Map The Main Line of Public Works was a railroad and canal system built by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, running from Philadelphia west across the state to Pittsburgh. ... Map The Main Line of Public Works was a railroad and canal system built by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, running from Philadelphia west across the state to Pittsburgh. ... Profile of the original line The Allegheny Portage Railroad was the first railroad constructed through the Allegheny Mountains in central Pennsylvania, USA. It was a combination of a towpath canal and an inclined plane railroad, approximately 50 miles (80 km) long, and operated from 1834 to 1854. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... STUB: The Gallitzin tunnels form the Pennsylvania Railroads passage through Allegheny Mountain at the summit of the Appalacians. ...

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Access to New York, Baltimore and Washington

1911 map of "Lines East" territory
1911 map of "Lines East" territory

In the early 1860s the PRR gained control of the Northern Central Railway, giving it access to Baltimore along the Susquehanna River (via connections at Columbia or Harrisburg). [1] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (5205x3604, 2079 KB) 1911 map of the Pennsylvania Railroad from [1]. File links The following pages link to this file: Pennsylvania Railroad ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (5205x3604, 2079 KB) 1911 map of the Pennsylvania Railroad from [1]. File links The following pages link to this file: Pennsylvania Railroad ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... // Events and trends Technology The First Transcontinental Railroad in the United States is built in the six year period between 1863 and 1869. ... The Northern Central Railway was a rail line connecting Baltimore, Maryland with Sunbury, Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more Motto: Get In On It (formerly The City That Reads and The Greatest City in America; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Location of Baltimore in Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County Independent City... The Susquehanna River is a river in the northeastern United States. ... Map Location in Pennsylvania Political Statistics Founded c. ...


On December 1, 1871 [2] the PRR leased the United New Jersey Railroad and Canal Companies, which included the original Camden and Amboy Railroad from Camden, across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, to South Amboy, across Raritan Bay from New York City, as well as a newer line from Philadelphia to Jersey City, much closer to New York, via Trenton. Track connection in Philadelphia was made via the United Companies' Connecting Railway and the jointly-owned Junction Railroad. December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A map of the UNJ and P&T. The United New Jersey Railroad and Canal Company was part of the Pennsylvania Railroad system in New Jersey, including their main line to New York City (now Amtraks Northeast Corridor). ... A map of the C&A and other related railroads. ... Map Political Statistics County Camden County Mayor Gwendolyn Faison Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 26. ... The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... South Amboy is a City in Middlesex County, New Jersey, on the Raritan Bay. ... Raritan Bay is a triangular bay in the western portion of Lower New York Bay, between the U.S. states of New York and New Jersey. ... Nickname: Big Apple Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Location of Jersey City within New Jersey. ... Flag Seal Location Location of Trenton inside of Mercer County Coordinates , Government Country State County United States New Jersey Mercer County Founded circa 1719 Mayor Douglas H. Palmer Geographical characteristics Area     City 21. ... The Connecting Railway was a subsidiary of the Pennsylvania Railroad, incorporated to built a connection between the Philadelphia and Trenton Railroad and the PRR in the city of Philadelphia. ... The Junction Railroad was a small part of the Pennsylvania Railroad system in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, connecting the railroads west of downtown. ...


The PRR's Baltimore and Potomac Rail Road opened on July 2, 1872 between Baltimore and Washington, but with a required transfer via horse car in Baltimore to the other lines heading north from the city. On June 29, 1873, the Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel through Baltimore was completed, and the PRR initiated the misleadingly-named Pennsylvania Air Line service via the Northern Central Railway and Columbia. This service was 54.5 miles (87.5 km) longer than the old route via the Washington Branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad, but avoided a transfer in Baltimore. The Union Railroad opened on July 24, 1873, eliminating the transfer, and the PRR contracted with the Union Railroad and the PW&B. New York-Washington trains began using that route the next day, ending Pennsylvania Air Line service. The PRR acquired a majority of PW&B stock in the early 1880s, forcing the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to build the Baltimore and Philadelphia Railroad to keep its Philadelphia access. The Baltimore and Potomac Railroad was part of the Pennsylvania Railroads main line from Baltimore, Maryland southwest to Washington, DC. It is now part of Amtraks Northeast Corridor; freight is handled by Norfolk Southern. ... July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 182 days remaining. ... 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more Motto: Get In On It (formerly The City That Reads and The Greatest City in America; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Location of Baltimore in Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County Independent City... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... A horsecar was an animal-powered streetcar (or tram). ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Northern Central Railway was a rail line connecting Baltimore, Maryland with Sunbury, Pennsylvania. ... The Washington Branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road was a major branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road, connecting the main line near Baltimore, Maryland to Washington, D.C. It is now owned by CSX for freight, with Maryland Area Regional Commuter Camden Line passenger service operating... The Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad was the Pennsylvania Railroads main line from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania southwest to Baltimore, Maryland. ... July 24 is the 205th day (206th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 160 days remaining. ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... // Events and Trends Technology Development and commercial production of electric lighting Development and commercial production of gasoline-powered automobile by Karl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler and Maybach First commercial production and sales of phonographs and phonograph recordings. ... 1876 map The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) is one of the oldest railroads in the United States, with an original line from the port of Baltimore, Maryland west to the Ohio River at Wheeling, West Virginia and Parkersburg, West Virginia. ... The Baltimore and Philadelphia Railroad was the Baltimore and Ohio Railroads line from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania southwest to Baltimore, Maryland, and is now used by CSX for freight. ...

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Low-grade lines

Around 1900, the PRR built several low-grade lines for freight to bypass areas of steep grades. These included the following: 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday. ... A grade (or gradient) is the pitch of a slope, and is often expressed as a percent tangent, or rise over run. It is used to express the steepness of slope on a hill, roof, or road, where zero indicates level (with respect to gravity) and increasing numbers correlate to...

The Pennsylvania and Newark Railroad was incorporated in 1905 to build a low-grade line from Morrisville, Pennsylvania to Colonia, New Jersey. It was never completed, but some work was done in the Trenton area, including bridge piers in the Delaware River. North of Colonia, the alignment was going to be separate, but instead two extra tracks were added to the existing line. Work was suspended in 1916. 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Morrisville is a borough located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania on the Delaware River. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Kearny is a town located in Hudson County, New Jersey. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Profile of the original line The Allegheny Portage Railroad was the first railroad constructed through the Allegheny Mountains in central Pennsylvania, USA. It was a combination of a towpath canal and an inclined plane railroad, approximately 50 miles (80 km) long, and operated from 1834 to 1854. ... STUB: The Gallitzin tunnels form the Pennsylvania Railroads passage through Allegheny Mountain at the summit of the Appalacians. ... Map Political Statistics Founded 1849 Incorporated Borough:February 6, 1854 City: April 3, 1867 County Blair County Mayor Wayne Hippo Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 25. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Thorndale is a census-designated place located in Chester County, Pennsylvania. ... Conrail 6114, a GE Dash 8-40CW, leads a train westbound out of Altoona, Pennsylvania. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Map Location in Pennsylvania Political Statistics Founded c. ... The Northern Central Railway was a rail line connecting Baltimore, Maryland with Sunbury, Pennsylvania. ... Parkesburg is a borough located in Chester County, Pennsylvania. ... Conrail 6114, a GE Dash 8-40CW, leads a train westbound out of Altoona, Pennsylvania. ... This article is about the year. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Morrisville is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania: Morrisville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Morrisville, Greene County, Pennsylvania This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Colonia is a census-designated place located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. ... Flag Seal Location Location of Trenton inside of Mercer County Coordinates , Government Country State County United States New Jersey Mercer County Founded circa 1719 Mayor Douglas H. Palmer Geographical characteristics Area     City 21. ... The Delaware River is a river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...

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Penn Central merger

On February 1, 1968, the PRR merged with arch-rival New York Central to form the Penn Central. The ICC required that ailing New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad be added in 1969. Penn Central declared bankruptcy in June 1970. February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The New York Central Railroad, known simply as the New York Central in its publicity and with the AAR reporting mark of NYC, was a railroad operating in the North-Eastern United States. ... The Penn Central Transportation Company, usually called Penn Central, was an American railroad company that operated from 1968 until 1976. ... The Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC; 1887 - 1995) was a regulatory body in the United States created by the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887, which was signed into law by President Grover Cleveland. ... The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad (AAR reporting mark: NH) was a railroad that operated in the northeast United States. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ...

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Successors

Penn Central rail lines were split between Amtrak (Northeast Corridor and Keystone Corridor) and Conrail in the 1970s. After the breakup of Conrail in 1999, the portion which had formerly been PRR territory largely became part of the Norfolk Southern Railway. The Penn Central Transportation Company, usually called Penn Central, was an American railroad company that operated from 1968 until 1976. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Most of the NEC is owned by Amtrak (those sections shown in red). ... The Keystone Corridor is a Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) designated high speed corridor with a 349-mile (562 km) railroad line between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with a top speed of 110 mph (161 km/h). ... Conrail 6114, a GE Dash 8-40CW, leads a train westbound out of Altoona, Pennsylvania. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Norfolk Southern Headquarters Norfolk, Virginia. ...

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Timeline

  • 1915 PRR electrifies its Philadelphia-Chicago mainline between Central Philadelphia and Paoli.
  • 1916 PRR adopts new motto, "Standard Railroad of the World".
  • 1916 First I1s 2-10-0 "Decapod" locomotive completed.
  • 1916 A5s 0-4-0 and B6sb switching locomotives introduced.
  • 1918 PRR stock bottoms at $40¼ due largely to Federal railroad control, lowest since 1877.
  • 1918 Emergency freight routed through New York Penn Station and the Hudson tunnels at night by the USRA to relieve congestion.
  • 1918 N1s 2-10-2 locomotives introduced for Lines West.
  • 1918 PRR electrifies Chestnut Hill Commuter Line between Central Philadelphia and Chestnut Hill.
  • 1928-1938 PRR electrified its New York-Washington Mainline, the Chicago-Philadelpia Mainline between Harrisburg and Paoli, several Philadelphia and New York area commuter lines, and major through-freight lines.
  • 1968-02-01 Pennsylvania Railroad absorbs New York Central to form the Penn Central.
  • August 26, 1999: The United States Postal Service issues 33-cent All Aboard! 20th Century American Trains commemorative stamps featuring five celebrated American passenger trains from the 1930s and 1940s. One of the five stamps features an image of a GG-1 locomotive pulling the Congressional (A joint New Haven Railroad-PRR run-trough train) along Pennsy's route between New York and Washington, D.C., and whose slogan was "Every Mile Electrified!"
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1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Paoli is a census-designated place located in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, and is considered to be the largest town in that township. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Categories: PRR locomotives | 2-10-0 locomotives | Stub ... This 2-10-0 steam locomotive is a Pennsylvania Railroad class I1s, the most successful class of such locomotives in North America. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, 0-4-0 represents one of the simplest possible types, that with two axles and four wheels, all of which are driven. ... B6sb #4033 at Erie, Pennsylvania, 1937. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... For the Pennsylvania Station in Newark, New Jersey or Baltimore, Maryland, see Pennsylvania Station (Newark) or Pennsylvania Station (Baltimore). ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... PRR N1s #7246 at Youngstown, Ohio in 1919, when less than a year old. ... This 2-10-2 locomotive is a Pennsylvania Railroad class N1s. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The New York Central Railroad, known simply as the New York Central in its publicity and with the AAR reporting mark of NYC, was a railroad operating in the North-Eastern United States. ... The Penn Central Transportation Company, normally called Penn Central, was an American railroad company, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and formed by the merger on February 1, 1968 of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central Railroad; the New Haven was added to the merger at the insistence of the... August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... A previous USPS logo The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an independent establishment of the executive branch of the United States government (see ) responsible for providing postal service in the United States; it is generally referred to within the United States as the post office. ... A selection of Hong Kong postal stamps A postage stamp is evidence of pre-paying a fee for postal services. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... // Events and trends World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrination, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atomic bomb. ... The Pennsylvania Railroads GG1 class of electric locomotives were built between 1934 to 1943 at the PRR shops in Altoona, Pennsylvania, with a total of 139 units constructed. ... A locomotive (from Latin loco motivus) is a railway vehicle that provides the motive power for a train, and has no payload capacity of its own; its sole purpose is to move the train along the tracks. ... The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad (AAR reporting mark: NH) was a railroad that operated in the northeast United States. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., with regard to the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia. ...

PRR equipment colors & painting

Main article: PRR equipment colors and painting.

PRR colors and paint schemes were very standardised. Locomotives were painted in a shade of green so dark as to be almost black, called DGLE (Dark Green Locomotive Enamel) but often called Brunswick Green. Underparts were painted true black. Passenger cars were painted Tuscan red, a brick-red shade. Lettering and lining was originally real gold leaf on passenger locomotives and cars, but in the post World War II period became Buff, a light yellow shade of paint. Some electric locomotives and most passenger-hauling diesel locomotives were painted in Tuscan also. Freight cars were painted Freight Car Color, an iron-oxide red. The Pennsylvania Railroad was an early proponent of standardised colors and paint schemes for its locomotives, rolling stock and other equipment. ... A locomotive (from Latin loco motivus) is a railway vehicle that provides the motive power for a train, and has no payload capacity of its own; its sole purpose is to move the train along the tracks. ... Restored passenger cars on display at the Mid-Continent Railway Museum in North Freedom, WI. A passenger car is a piece of railroad rolling stock that is designed to carry passengers. ... Gold leaf is a sheet of real, nearly pure gold, worked into extremely thin sheets only a few micrometres thick. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Modern three-phase AC locomotive (DBAG Class 152) A GG1 An electric locomotive is a locomotive powered by electric motors which draws current from an overhead wire (overhead lines), a third rail, or an on-board storage device such as a battery or a flywheel energy storage system. ... Great Western Railway No. ...

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Signalling

Trackside, the PRR was virtually alone in its exclusive use of position-light signals. A signal is a mechanical or electrical device that indicates to train drivers information about the state of the line ahead, and therefore whether he or she must stop or may start, or instructions on what speed the train may go. ...

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Steam locomotives

1899 map of "Lines East" territory
1899 map of "Lines East" territory

For most of its existence, the PRR was conservative in its motive power choices and pursued a path of standardization, both in locomotive types and their component parts. Almost alone among American railroads, the Pennsylvania designed most of its steam locomotive classes itself and built a fair proportion of them in its own Altoona Works. In fact, the PRR is believed to have been the 4th-most prolific U.S. builder of steam locomotives, after the three largest commercial builders. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3400x2317, 919 KB) 1899 map of the Pennsylvania Railroad from [1]. File links The following pages link to this file: Pennsylvania Railroad ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3400x2317, 919 KB) 1899 map of the Pennsylvania Railroad from [1]. File links The following pages link to this file: Pennsylvania Railroad ... 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Great Western Railway No. ... Map Political Statistics Founded 1849 Incorporated Borough:February 6, 1854 City: April 3, 1867 County Blair County Mayor Wayne Hippo Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 25. ...


Outside builders were, of course, used - the sheer number of locomotives the PRR ordered was far greater than its own works could produce. Unlike most roads who left the majority of the decision-making and design to the locomotive builder, giving only a broad specification, the PRR generally used a commercial builder as a subcontractor, building exact replicas of an existing PRR design.


When it needed to use a commercial locomotive builder, the Pennsy favored Philadelphia's Baldwin Locomotive Works. Baldwin was a big PRR customer, for one thing — receiving its raw materials and shipping out its finished products on the PRR. Moreover, the two companies were headquartered in the same city, and PRR and Baldwin management and engineers knew each other well. When both the PRR and Baldwin shops were at capacity, orders generally went to the Lima Locomotive Works in Lima, Ohio. Only at a last resort, it seems, would the PRR use Alco, the American Locomotive Company, based in Schenectady, New York - serviced by and favorite locomotive supplier to the Pennsy's arch-rival, the New York Central Railroad. Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Baldwin Locomotive Works builders plate, 1922 The Baldwin Locomotive Works was an American builder of railroad locomotives. ... Lima builders plate, 1918 Lima Locomotive Works manufactured railroad locomotives from the 1870s through the 1950s. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... The American Locomotive Company, shortened to ALCO (or Alco) was a builder of railroad locomotives in the United States. ... The American Locomotive Company, shortened to ALCo was a builder of railroad locomotives in the United States. ... Union Colleges Nott Memorial, one of the most recognized buildings in Schenectady Schenectady (IPA ) is a city in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat. ... The New York Central Railroad (AAR reporting mark NYC), known simply as the New York Central in its publicity, was a railroad operating in the North-Eastern United States. ...


The PRR had a definite style that it favored in its locomotives. The square-shouldered Belpaire firebox was a PRR trademark that otherwise found little favor in the United States; almost every PRR locomotive had it. It traded more difficult construction for a greater heating surface and simpler firebox staying. The PRR used track pans extensively to pick up water on the move, so 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. The PRR was wary of gadgets and its locomotives were not generally festooned with devices; the PRR also favored a neat mounting of such devices when necessary, leaving the lines of the locomotive comparatively clean. Smokebox fronts bore a round locomotive numberboard (freight) or keystone numberboard (passenger) and were otherwise uncluttered except for a headlamp mounted at the top, with a steam-driven turbo-generator behind it. In later years the positions of the two were reversed, since the generator needs more maintenance than the lamp. A PRR N1s. ... A track pan is a long trough filled with water, lying along a stretch of railroad track between the rails. ... A British tender locomotive Steam locomotives often haul a tender, which is a special railroad car designed to hold the locomotives fuel and water. ...


The PRR, until its final years, preferred a philosophy of smaller locomotives rather than buying the biggest.


Each class of steam locomotive was assigned a class designation. Early on, this was simply an alphabetical letter, but when these began to run out, the scheme was changed so that each wheel arrangement had its own letter, and different types of the same arrangement were defined by a subsequent number. Subtypes were in turn indicated by a lower-case letter; superheating was designated by a "s" until the mid 1920s, by which time all new locomotives were superheated. Thus, for example, a 'K4sa' class was a 4-6-2 "Pacific" type (K) and of the fourth class of Pacifics designed by the PRR. It was superheated (s) and was of the first variant type (a) after the original (unlettered). See PRR locomotive classification for details. Locomotive wheel arrangement is how the wheels of the locomotive are arranged by type, position, and connections. ... The Pennsylvania Railroads class K4s, a well known 4-6-2 type. ... Locomotive classification on the Pennsylvania Railroad took several forms. ...

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Major passenger stations

1879 map showing the main lines
1879 map showing the main lines

The PRR built several grand railroad passenger stations in major cities, either alone or in conjunction with other railroads. These architectural marvels served as the hubs for the PRR's extensive passenger service. Many of these stations are still in use today, served by Amtrak as well as regional passenger carriers. See also Pennsylvania Station, the name given to many of them. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (4140x2010, 2546 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Pennsylvania Railroad ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (4140x2010, 2546 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Pennsylvania Railroad ... 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Exterior view circa 1911. ...

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Union Station, Washington, DC

Main article: Union Station (Washington, DC).

Union Station served as a hub for PRR passenger services in the nation's capital, with connections to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and Southern Railway. The Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad provided a link to Richmond, Virginia, about 100 miles to the south, where major north-south lines of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and Seaboard Air Line Railroad provided service to the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida. Burnhams Union Station: the central block of the immense front façade of Union Station Union Station is the grand ceremonial train station designed to be the entrance to Washington, DC when it opened in 1907. ... 1876 map The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) is one of the oldest railroads in the United States, with an original line from the port of Baltimore, Maryland west to the Ohio River at Wheeling, West Virginia and Parkersburg, West Virginia. ... The Southern Railway (AAR reporting mark SOU) was the product of nearly 150 predecessor lines that were combined, reorganized and recombined beginning in the 1830s, formally becoming the Southern Railway in 1894. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | Defunct companies | District of Columbia railroads | Virginia railroads ... Flag Seal Nickname: River City Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra Location Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Virginia Independent City Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 62. ... The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (AAR reporting mark ACL) was an American railroad that existed between 1880s and 1967, when it merged with the Seaboard Air Line Railroad, its longtime rival, to form the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad. ... The Seaboard Air Line Railroad (AAR reporting mark SAL) was an American railroad that existed between 1880s and 1967, when it merged with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, its longtime rival, to form the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad. ...

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Penn Station, New York, NY

Main article: Pennsylvania Station.

The original Pennsylvania Station was designed to be a replica of the Baths of Caracalla; it was notable for its enormous railshed and infamous demolition in the railroad's waning years. The station was built in 1910 to provide direct access to Manhattan from New Jersey without having to use a ferry, and was served by the PRR's own trains as well as those of the PRR's subsidiary the Long Island Rail Road. The demolition did not extend to the platforms, or the tracks, or even some of the staircases, however. For the Pennsylvania Station in Newark, New Jersey or Baltimore, Maryland, see Pennsylvania Station (Newark) or Pennsylvania Station (Baltimore). ... The Baths of Caracalla, in 2003 The Baths of Caracalla were Roman public baths, or thermae, built in Rome between 212 and 216 AD, during the reign of the Emperor Caracalla. ... The Long Island Rail Road or LIRR (often referred to as the L-I-double-R) is a railroad that serves the length of Long Island, New York. ...

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Penn Station, Newark, NJ

Main article: Pennsylvania Station (Newark).

This Art Deco station was built in the 1930s as part of the Pennsy's Northeast Corridor infrastructure. It still stands, unlike the enormous trainshed of the New York station. Pennsylvania Station (Newark) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Most of the NEC is owned by Amtrak (those sections shown in red). ...

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30th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA

Main article: 30th Street Station.

In classical grandeur, the 30th Street Station displays its majestic - and traditional - architectural style with its enormous waiting room and its vestibules. The station, in spite of its apparent architectural classicism, was constructed in the early 1930s, when moderne and art deco styles were more popular. 30th Street Station is the main railroad station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Streamline Moderne, sometimes referred to by either name alone, was a late branch of the Art Deco style. ... Asheville City Hall. ...

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Union Station, Chicago, IL

Main article: Union Station (Chicago).

The Pennsylvania Railroad, along with the Milwaukee Road and the Burlington Route, built Chicago's Union Station, the only of Chicago's old stations to still exist as a train station (the rest of Chicago's operating passenger stations have been substantially remodelled). It was designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White in the Beaux-Arts style. Union Station is a Chicago train station that opened in 1925, replacing an earlier 1881 station, and is now the only intercity rail terminal in Chicago. ... The Milwaukee Road, officially the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. ... Categories: Defunct railroad companies of the United States | Defunct companies | Defunct railroads | Colorado railroads | Illinois railroads | Iowa railroads | Missouri railroads | Montana railroads | Nebraska railroads | Wisconsin railroads | Wyoming railroads ... Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois Counties Cook, DuPage Incorporated March 4, 1837 Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area    - City 606. ... Graham, Anderson, Probst & White is a Chicago architecture firm that was founded in 1912 originally as Graham, Burnham & Co. ... Beaux-Arts architecture denotes the academic classical architectural style that was taught at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris, the home territory of this style, which influenced American architecture in the period 1885 – 1920. ...

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Company officers

Presidents of the Pennsylvania Railroad:

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See also

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The Columbus and Xenia Railroad was the first railroad to operate in Columbus, Ohio. ... Nickname: The Arch City The Discovery City Location in the state of Ohio Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio Counties Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area    - City 550. ... Conrail 6114, a GE Dash 8-40CW, leads a train westbound out of Altoona, Pennsylvania. ... The Pennsylvania Railroad operated several dozen named passenger trains. ... The following railroads merged to form the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR). ... The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad (AAR reporting mark: NH) was a railroad that operated in the northeast United States. ... The New York Central Railroad (AAR reporting mark NYC), known simply as the New York Central in its publicity, was a railroad operating in the North-Eastern United States. ... Norfolk Southern Headquarters Norfolk, Virginia. ... The Penn Central Transportation Company, usually called Penn Central, was an American railroad company that operated from 1968 until 1976. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... The Pennsylvania Company was a major holding company, owning and operating much of the Lines West territory (west of Pittsburgh and Erie, Pennsylvania) of the Pennsylvania Railroad, including the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway, the PRRs main route to Chicago, Illinois. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... For the Pennsylvania Station in Newark, New Jersey or Baltimore, Maryland, see Pennsylvania Station (Newark) or Pennsylvania Station (Baltimore). ... Nickname: Big Apple Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ...

References

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Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Wikimedia Commons logo by Reid Beels The Wikimedia Commons (also called Commons or Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... February 21 is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Spring is one of the four seasons of temperate zones. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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