AMB 141 2 09543.1504129027

Station Location HO Scale Model  
Centre Hall, Pa. Branchline centre hall

Type B-101

Frankford Jct., Pa.

Walthers #933-3553 933 3553
New Freedom, Pa. American Model Builders #AMB-141  newfreedom
North Philadelphia, Pa. DESIGNDYNE on Shapeways  
Perryville, Md. DESIGNDYNE on Shapeways perryville
Spring City, Pa. Scientific Models #60482 spring city
Wilmington, De.

DESIGNDYNE on Shapeways

Trainstuff (defunct)

 

 sunnyside

Based on the Pennsylvania Railroad Passenger Equipment Register dated 9/26/54.

A link in the Class column performs a search on the Varnish database and returns the individual car roster. However, the database performs a "contains" search, so a search on class "P70f" will also return "P70fa" records, etc., but not vice versa.

Note that during 1954, the Pennsy dropped the "R" suffix from the class designation which previously indicated air conditioning.

IMG_2543.jpgOver the years, I have had the opportunity to operate on many fine model railroads, including...

 

The Bucket List

If the stars were to align, I would love to operate on the following layouts...

Employee timetables provide a treasure trove of information about a division. They were typically updated in April and September. They include listings of interlockings and block stations, passenger train schedules, arranged freight train schedules, and rules specific to the division.

Road Numbers AAR Description 12/1897 10/1900 10/1907 9/1954 Models
1-250   25 Ton Hopper Gondola 200 108 0 0  
200-249 HM 50 Ton Steel Gondola 0 0 47 1
(#202)
 
251-2650   30 Ton Wood Hopper Gondola 2,400 2,400 1,633 0  
2651-3150 GN 40 Ton Wood Hopper Gondola 0 500 491 0  
2656, 2670, 2830, 2904, 2952, 3048, 3061, 3069, 3097   50 Ton Steel Gondola 0 0 9 0  
3151-3250   50 Ton Steel Gondola 0 0 100 0  
3251-3750 HM 50 Ton Steel Gondola, ACF/PSC/SSC 0 0 500 62 Westerfield #7464
3752-3811 GB 50 Ton Steel Gondola 46', G22. Built in 1918 to Pennsy standards with drop bottom doors. Rebuilt in the late 1920s with a tight floor, running to abandonement of the railroad in March 1954. 0 0 0 7 Westerfield #1255

 

3574 hopper Hopper #3574.

   
 

 Alco RS3ph1a

Alco RS-1, Class AS10s / AS10am / AS10ams / AS10as

The ALCO RS-1 was a 4-axle road switcher diesel-electric locomotive built by Alco-GE between 1941 and 1953 and the American Locomotive Company from 1953 to 1960. The Montreal Locomotive Works built three RS-1s in 1954. This model has the distinction of having the longest production run of any diesel locomotive for the North American market. The RS-1 was in production for 19 years from the first unit Rock Island #748 in March 1941 to the last unit National of Mexico #5663 in March 1960.

This page chronicles the year that "modern" steam locomotive classes first appeared on the Pennsy, starting in 1900.

Going back before 1900, the results are really convoluted and inconsistent due to the PRR's absorption of subsidiary line's locomotives.

Disclaimer: This list may not take into account all rebuilds.

Models in bold are represented in the author's collection.

ALTO CTC machine right

Union Switch & Signal (US&S) was a primary supplier of control systems to the Pennsylvania Railroad. Their compact, desktop series of CTC machines were labeled the 500 series. What follows is a discussion of what is seen on these machines and how they differed from location to location.

14  Miner's Coach- 1953 A wooden car, miner's coach 14, was disassembled in 1953 or 1954.

26 Railway Post Office
RPO 26 Huntingdon    
 
27  Coach 1929 - Post Built by Brill in 1929 as H&BT motor car M-39. In 1942, the gas electric was wrecked and converted into a coach. After the H&BTM closed, this locomotive was sold to the Rail City Historical Museum. Later acquired by the Central New York Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society and sits restored at their Central Square Station Museum.
Combine 27 Huntingdon This is a combine. Different car? 27  
 
39 Doodlebug
HBTM 39    
 
5436  Railway Post Office - Post H&BTM. Ex-PRR class MBM-62 #5436 (appears on PRR's 1923 roster). After the H&BTM closed, this locomotive was sold to the Rail City Historical Museum and eventually scrapped.
"Beaver" 0-8-0  Built by Baldwin in 1850. Leased from PRR. Used in the construction of the H&BTM.
 
"Bedford"  1855 - Built by Norris.
 
"Broad Top"  1856 - Built by Norris.
 
"Meteor"  1856 - Built by Lancaster Locomotive Works.
 
"Hiawatha" 0-8-0 1856 - Built by Baldwin. Switchback engine. Rebuilt in 1862.
 
"S. Morris Waln"  Built by Norris. Returned to builder in 1858; sold to Hanover Branch RR 1858.
 
"Highlander" 0-8-0 1858 - Built by Baldwin.
 
"Constitution" 0-8-0 1858 -Built by Baldwin.
 
129 2-6-0 1858 - 1858 Built by Smith & Perkins in 1856. Leased from PRR.
 
44 2-6-0  1858 - 1858 Built by Baldwin in 1852. Leased from PRR.
 
47 2-6-0 1858 - 1858Built by Baldwin in 1843. Leased from PRR.
 
67 4-4-0 1860 - 1860Built by Baldwin in 1853. Leased from PRR.
 
?  1860 - 1860 Leased from PRR.
 
122 4-4-0 1860 - 1860 Built by Baldwin 1856. Leased from PRR.
 
95 0-8-0 1860 - 1860 Built by Baldwin in 1854. Leased from PRR.
 
139 4-4-0 1860 - 1860 Built by Baldwin. Leased from PRR.
 
49 2-6-0 1860 - 1860 Built by Baldwin in 1853. Leased from PRR.
 
70 4-4-0 1860 - 1860 Built by Baldwin in 1853. Leased from PRR.
 
76 2-6-0 ? Built by Smith & Perkins in 1853. Leased from PRR.
 
"Baltimore" 0-8-0  1861 -1862 Leased from Winans.
 
"Col. Paxton"  1861 - 1862 Built by Baldwin in 1855. Leased from Swatara.
 
"Louisiana" 0-8-0 1861-1862 Leased from Winans.
 
"Perry" 0-8-0 1861 - 1867 Built by Baldwin in 1848 as PRR "Perry". Sold to the Philadelphia & Reading in 1849. Purchased by the H&BTM in 1861. Scrapped in 1867.
 
"Connecticut"  1862 - 1862 Leased.
 
"Pennsylvania" 0-8-0 1862 - Built by Baldwin.
 
"Robert Morris" 0-8-0 1862 - Built by Baldwin.
 
"Baltic" 0-8-0 1862 - 1867 Built by Baldwin in 1849 as Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven RR No. 10. Sold to the Philadelphia & Reading in 1850, named "Baltic". Sold to the H&BTM in 1862. Scrapped in 1867.
 
"Dauphin" 0-8-0 1862 - 1867 Built by Baldwin as PRR "Dauphin" in 1848. Sold to the Philadelphia & Reading in 1849. Sold to the H&BTM in 1862. Scrapped in 1867.
 
"Oneida" 0-8-0 1863 - Built by Winans.
 
"Tuscarora" 0-8-0  1863 - 1868 Built by Winans. Blew up in September 11, 1868, with the loss of four lives.
 
"Delaware" 4-6-0  1863 - Built by Norris.
 
"Huntingdon" 4-4-0 1864 - Built by Lancaster Locomotive Works.
 
"Juniata" 4-6-0 1865 - Built by Norris.
 
"James Long" 4-6-0 1869 - 1869 Built by Baldwin. Sold to the PRR in 1869 as No. 472. Scrapped 1892.
 
? 0-8-8  1869 - Built by Baldwin in 1857 as PRR No, 129. Rebuilt by Altoona in 1867. Purchased by the H&BTM in 1869. Thought to be one of the unknown numbered locomotives.
 
? 0-8-0  1870 - Built by Baldwin in 1857 as PRR No, 128. Rebuilt by Altoona in 1866. Purchased by the H&BTM in 1870. Thought to be one of the unknown numbered locomotives.
 
? 4-4-0  1870 -Built by Norris. Originally PRR No. 68 ("Bald Eagle"). Sold to the H&BTM in 1870. Thought to be one of the unknown numbered locomotives.
 
? 0-8-0 1872 -Built by Baldwin. Originally Schuylkill Haven & Lehigh RIver RR "Panther". Sold to Mine Hill RR and numbered 31. Sold to Philadelphia & Reading and numbered 128. Sold to the H&BTM in 1872. Thought to be one of the unknown numbered locomotives.
 
? 0-8-0 1863 -Built by Baldwin. Originally Schuylkill Haven & Lehigh RIver RR "Tiger". Sold to Mine Hill RR and numbered 32. Sold to Philadelphia & Reading and numbered 129. Sold to the H&BTM in 1872. Thought to be one of the unknown numbered locomotives.
 
1
 
2 2-8-0 1889 - Built by Baldwin.
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7 2-8-0 1886 - 1910 Built by Baldwin. Sold to H. S. Kerbaugh in 1910.
 
8 2-8-0 1891 - 1910 Built by Baldwin. Sold to H. S. Kerbaugh in 1910.
 
9 2-8-0 1886 - Built by Baldwin.
 
10 2-8-0 1886 - Built by Baldwin.
 
11 2-8-0 1886 - 1915 Built by Baldwin. Sold to Juniata Southern in 1915.
 
12 2-8-0 1886 - Built by Baldwin.
 
13 2-8-0 1886 - Built by Baldwin.
 
14 4-6-0 1869 - <1886 Built by Baldwin.
 
14 2-8-0  1886 - Built by Baldwin.
 
16 4-4-0 1872 - <1888 Built by Baldwin.
 
16 2-8-0  1888 - <1890 Built by Baldwin.
 
16 2-8-0 1890 -Built by Baldwin.
 
17 4-4-0 1872 - <1890 Built by Baldwin.
 
17 2-8-0 1890 - Built by Baldwin.
 
18 4-6-0 1872 - <1886 Built by Baldwin.
 
18 2-8-0 1886 -Built by Baldwin.
 
19 4-6-0 1872 - <1886 Built by Baldwin. Sold to Bloomsburg & Sullivan No. 3.
 
19 2-8-0 1886 - <1891 Built by Baldwin. Sold to Shenley-Morrison by 1911.
 
19 2-8-0 1891 -Built by Baldwin.
 
20 4-6-0 1872 - <1886 Built by Baldwin.
 
20 2-8-0 1886 - <1891 Built by Baldwin. Sold to H. S. Kerbaugh, to Shenley-Morrison by 1911. Sold to Reading Engr. Col. by 1920. 
 
20 2-8-0 1891 - Built by Baldwin.
 
21 4-6-0 1872 - Built by Baldwin. Sold to West Va. Improvement Co.
 
21 2-8-0 1887 - 1887 Built by Baldwin.
 
21 2-8-0 1887 - <1891 Built by Baldwin.
 
21 4-4-0 1891 -Built by Baldwin.
 
22 4-6-0 1872 - <1887 - Built by Baldwin. Sold to Winfield RR as No. 101; then to N. K. Sneed.
 
22 2-8-0 1887 - <1888 Built by Baldwin.
 
22 2-8-0 1888 - <1893 Built by Baldwin.
 
22 2-8-0 1893 -Built by Baldwin.
 
23 4-6-0 1872 - <1893 Built by Baldwin.
 
23 2-8-0 1893 - Built by Baldwin.
 
24 4-4-0 1873 - <1893 Built by Baldwin.
 
24 4-4-0 1893 -Built by Baldwin.
 
25 4-4-0 1873 - <1893 Built by Baldwin. Sold to Central Reforma.
 
25 4-4-01 893 -Built by Baldwin.
 
26 2-8-0 1873 - <1895 Built by Baldwin.
 
26 2-8-0 1895 -Built by Baldwin.
 
27 4-6-0 1873 - <1900 Built by Baldwin.
 
27 4-6-0 1900 -Built by Baldwin.

HBTM 27

HBTM 27 2  
 
28 4-6-0 1873 - <1902 - Built by Baldwin.
 
28 2-8-0 1902 -Built by Baldwin.
 
29 4-6-0 1873 - <1902 Built by Baldwin.
 
29 2-8-0 1902 -Built by Baldwin.

29 color

29 Mine run 29 Mt Dallas
29 Saxton    
 
30 4-4-0 1907 - 1949 Built by Baldwin. Scrapped in 1949.

hbtm eng 32 001

30 bedford At Bedford. 30 color
30 huntingdon 2 At Huntingdon. 30 huntingdon 3 At Huntingdon. 30 huntingdon At Huntingdon.
30 longs Siding At Long Siding. 30 Lucious Beebe 30 lucious beebe 2
30 old 30 passenger 30 riddlesburg At Riddlesburg.
30 2 color    
 
31 2-8-0  1910 - (photo 1953) Built by Baldwin.

31 roster shot

31 saxton At Saxton. 31 engineers side
HBT 31 at Riddlebsurg Coke Ovens At Riddlestown.    
 
32 2-8-0  1910 - (>1952) Built by Baldwin. Awaiting repairs in 1952.

HBTM 32

HBTM 32 Saxton 1953 At Saxton, 1953. 32 coaling
32 color 32 mine run  
 
33 2-8-0  1921 - (>1952) Built by Baldwin. Awaiting repairs in 1952.

hbtm 33

HBTM 33 33 freight Sandy run On Sandy Run.
33 Markelsburg At Marklesburg. 33 Saxton At Saxton. 33 Saxton2 At Saxton.
 
34 2-8-0 1921 - (>1952) Built by Baldwin. Awaiting repairs in 1952.

34 Huntingdon Bridge At Huntingdon.

34 34 Saxton At Saxton.
 
35 4-6-0 1921 - 1934 Built by Baldwin. Sold to Susquehanna & New York as No. 119 in 1934. Sold to Clarion River RR as No. 119 in 1947. Scrapped in 1952.

HBTM 35

   
 
36 4-6-0 1921 - 1953 Built by Baldwin. Sold to Canada & Gulf Terminal. Scrapped 1953.
 
37 2-8-0 1927 - (photo in 1953) Built by Baldwin.

37 longs siding running At Long Siding.

37 Longs siding At Long Siding. 37 riddlesburg At Riddlesburg.
37 roundhouse At Saxton. 37 saxton station At Saxton. 37 saxton At Saxton.
HBT 37 BW P 52 hbtm37 bedford 19510000001 At Bedford (trackage rights). hbtm37 bedford 19510000002 At Bedford (trackage rights).
 
38 2-8-0 1927 - 1954 Built by Baldwin. #38 was the last steam locomotive acquired new by the Huntingdon & Broad Top Mountain Railroad, the last steam locomotive that they operated, and is the last H&BTM locomotive in existence. After the H&BTM closed in 1954, #38 went on to serve in excursion service at Rail City Museum, the Livonia Avon & Lakeville, the Gettysburg Railroad, and the Knox and Kane. Like #11, #38 is also undergoing rebuild and is not currently in service.

38 color

hbtm 38 2 38 Riddlesburg 1947 At Riddlesburg, 1947.
hbtm 38   38 LAL At Livonia Avon & Lakeville.
 
40 2-8-0 1947 - Built by Baldwin in 1895 as West Va. Central No. 30. Sold to Western Maryland as No. 351. Sold to H&BTM in 1947. Awaiting disposition in 1952.
 
Note: An 0-6-0 in Dudley, Pa., is lettered for the H&BTM as #39, but it was not an H&BTM locomotive.

1 Caboose

1 6 bobbers    
Crane
Huntington Broad Top Mountain Railroad Steam Wrecker 2 in the town of Saxton Bedford County in 1952jpg At Saxton, 1952.  

 

 
Crane
 
Caboose 1856 -
 
Crane
 
6 Caboose
1 6 bobbers    
 
12  Caboose (photo 1890-1900) Side door caboose.
 
15 Caboose- PostEx-PRR class ND. Presently at the Williams Grove Steam Association.
15 caboose    
 
16 Caboose- PostEx-PRR class ND. Presently at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.
16 caboose 16 2 caboose H BT Huntingdon Broad Top Railroad Caboose 16 in Saxton Bedford County around 1947 50jpg Saxton yard circa 1947-50. 
 
17 Caboose- PostEx-PRR class ND. After the H&BTM closed, was sold to the Rail City Historical Museum; current whereabouts unknown.
 
X2 Work Box
 
X3 Work Box
x3 box saxton  

 

 
X4 Work Gon
 

X20 Work Flat

Huntington Broad Top Mountain Railroad Steam Wrecker 2 in the town of Saxton Bedford County in 1952jpg At Saxton, 1952.