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Railfan Pictures of the Day - 02/15/2006

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania Strasburg PA July 1991
The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is often mistaken for the PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD Museum, and for very good reason. More than half of the pieces on display once wore either Tuscan Red or Brunswick Green. The only one wearing the Jade Green of its decendant, Penn Central, was MP-54 607, which also had that number when it was working for the PRR.
The museum listed it as "unrestored", and the tin worm was chowing down on it back in 1991.
Built in 1913 by the Pressed Steel Car Company as a coach and converted to an electric MU after World War II, it purchased by the museum from the Penn Central Corporation at the end of 1976. It was used in commuter service in the Philadelphia area before finding a home here, and some of its brethren continued to operate into the 1980's for SEPTA and NJ DOT.
You aren't going to find too many pieces wearing the PC worms, either in museums or real life. Unfortunately, you won't find this car anymore as 607 was scrapped by the museum a few years ago due to deterioration and other issues.
Hanging around the turntable with Pennsylvania Railroad DD-1 pair 3936/3937 (two years older) and Reading Company MU 800 (eighteen years younger).


All pictures July 1991 Copyright © 2006 John P. Almeida

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