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Pennsylvania railroad shops and works, Altoona, Pennsylvania

John C Paige

Pennsylvania railroad shops and works, Altoona, Pennsylvania

America"s industrial heritage project

by John C Paige

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior/National Park Service in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Railroads -- Pennsylvania -- Altoona -- Buildings and structures

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby John C. Paige
    SeriesA Special history study
    ContributionsUnited States. National Park Service
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 156 p. :
    Number of Pages156
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13611706M

    Locust Street Philadelphia, PA T: () F: ()   In , Altoona was farmland, a little hamlet in the mountains of central Pennsylvania. The site was chosen by the railroad for locomotive repair shops. Situated at the eastern base of the Allegheny Mountains, Altoona was destined to become the largest railroad yard in the world. The complex occupied acres and included two huge s:

    PRR Altoona Shops: In addition to the records of the Vice President of the Altoona Works in our Manuscript Group, you may wish to consult a published work entitled "A Special History Study: Pennsylvania Railroad Shops and Works, Altoona, Pennsylvania" by John C. Paige, A copy is available for use on the shelves of the Archives search. Altoona Works is a large railroad industrial complex in Altoona, was built by the Pennsylvania Railroad to supply the railroad with locomotive s, railroad car s and related equipment. The initial portions of the complex were constructed in , and many additional buildings and facilities were added to the complex up until

    Pennsylvania Railroad shops and works, Altoona, Pennsylvania / by John C. Paige. Altoona and the Pennsylvania Railroad tells the story of Altoona's birth, the place chosen by the PRR to begin its operations. In this wilderness appeared makeshift shops and ribbons of steel rails. Men, hungry for work, rushed to the scene. Families followed. Up sprang houses, schools and churches along both sides of the tracks.


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Pennsylvania railroad shops and works, Altoona, Pennsylvania by John C Paige Download PDF EPUB FB2

The main topographical reason for founding Altoona beside the steeper grades which occurred after this point was that water became less accessible and abundant farther west. In addition, Pennsylvania Railroad officials found that the raw material needed for shop work such as coal, iron, and lumber could be acquired readily in this vicinity.

The Altoona Works are one of the most important railroad shop complexes in America. From modest beginnings in as one of several railroad shops along the main route of the Pennsylvania Railroad, this grew to become one of the world's largest railroad repair and construction operations of locomotives and cars by Bythe administrative office for the Altoona Works was located in Altoona a short Pennsylvania book from the shops, and Pennsylvania Railroad officials began making plans to move the administrative office closer to the shops.

They authorized construction of a two-story office building and init opened as the Master Mechanics offices. Railroad organizations such as the Altoona Works Chorus, Apprentice Altoona, Welders Society, Retired Workers Association, Shop Bowing League, Middle Division Band, Pennsylvania Railroad Supervising Agents, Pennsylvania Railroad Veterans Association, Pennsylvania Railroad Floral Association, and Railroad Police Officers Classes held meetings in.

The Altoona Works management handled reorganizations in the following manner. When employees were reassigned from the Altoona machine Pennsylvania railroad shops and works to the Altoona car shops and the Juniata shops inmanagement provided each employee with a list of potential jobs at these two locations.

In the s, the Pennsylvania Railroad shop craft workers. Special History Study PRR Shops and Works Altoona, PA. Upon incorporation of the Pennsylvania Railroad inofficials immediately began drawing up plans for their railroad's maintenance facilities as their railroad progressed westward.

Many small shops were built, but Altoona was selected as the site of the largest of these shops with its. Altoona, PA () Other Railroads. If your ancestor worked for another railroad line or industry not subsumed by the PRR, consult the research guide page entitled State Archives Collections Relating to Railroads.

The following series may be of assistance to you. One of the smallest cities ( population: 19,) ever to field a major league baseball team, Altoona was founded in and served as the headquarters and railroad hub of the Pennsylvania Railroad.[fn]“Report on the Social Statistics of Cities,” Census Information, The New England and Middle Atlantic States, [/fn] In the.

was created to document the work of the Juniata Shops, as well as railroading in Altoona, PA in general. On this web site you'll find lists of all steam, electric, gas, and diesel locomotives built in Altoona, as well as lists of "Juniata Rebuilds," locomotives with at least moderate changes that would make them stand out.

A Special History Study: Pennsylvania Railroad Shops and Works in Altoona, Pennsylvania (Classic Reprint): Paige, John C.: : BooksAuthor: John C. Paige. The Pennsylvania Railroad's class I1s steam locomotives were the largest class of "Decapods" in the United States, with built – (Altoona:Baldwin: ).They were the dominant freight locomotive on the system until World War II, and they remained in.

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Pennsylvania Railroad shops and works, Altoona, Pennsylvania. Construction begins on Altoona Works repair shop at Altoona, Pennsylvania. The Main Line of Public Works of Pennsylvania purchased.

PRR first US railroad to use steel rails. The Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and St. Louis Railway is formed and controlled by the Pennsy. Page - History of the City of Altoona and Blair County, Including Sketches of the Shops of the Pennsylvania Railroad Co.

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Altoona Works (also known as Altoona Terminal) is a large railroad industrial complex in Altoona, was built between and by the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) to supply the railroad with locomotives, railroad cars and related equipment.

For many years it was the largest railroad shop complex in the world. You are purchasing a real-photo postcard (RPPC). It was taken in Altoona, T: Ivy covered walls of the entrance to the Altoona Works building where trains got a paint job. DATE: Circa CAPTION: "Art and the Penna R.R.

Paint shop - Altoona car shop."CONDITION: Mild wear.I do combine shipping for orders inside the United States.- Explore Hank Todaro's board "Altoona Shops PRR" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Altoona, Pennsylvania railroad, Railroad pins.Chicago citation style: Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, J Edgar Thomson, Frank Thomson, Conrail Corporation, Ambrose Ward, William H Brown, Theodore N Ely, et al.

Pennsylvania Railroad, Altoona Works, East side of Chestnut & Tenth Avenues, between Sixth Street North & Sixteenth Street South, Altoona, Blair County, a Blair County Pennsylvania,