Date: 8/17/1956 Road #: PRR 8686
Location: Sunbury, PA more... Builder/Model:  2-8-0 more...  

The local at 3rd & Race St...


By: Alexander D. Mitchell IV on 7/26/2012
Another point: The Nite-Kraft factory in the background, later Champ hats, was just demolished a few weeks ago, in late spring 2012. Can you imagine your job being to sit in a little shed for eight hours, and go out in the street and hold up a sign and flag when a train is coming, because they didn't allow whistle blowing through town? That's the "good ol' days" of "full employment" of the 1950s for you!

By: Alexander D. Mitchell IV on 7/25/2012
this train, from its appearance, is 99% guaranteed to be daily local s71 running from northumberland to selinsgrove junction, then out the selinsgrove industrial to the pp&l power plant in shamokin dam (the coal hoppers) and out the line to selinsgrove, middleburg, and/or mcclure(the boxcars at the front). out-and-back locals replaced through trips over the line to and from lewistown in 1953; the prr abandoned the track between mcclure and maitland in 1957.

By: Billy Redtoon on 7/25/2012
a great period photo

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