Date: 8/18/1956 Road #: PRR 6979   (3 photos)
Location: Renovo, PA more... Builder/Model:  4-8-2 more...  

Engine #6979 gets sand and coal. PRR Class M1a.


By: Allan Black on 2/5/2013
Sir, i am no expert on the PRR but if I may say I think the classification of the locomotive is incorrect. I cannot see a 4-8-2 wheel arrangement but a 2-8-2, the leading driving wheel is close to the cylinders leaving no room for the second axle of the bogie. I could be wrong. Thank you for your time and photograph, Kind regards, Allan Black

By: Robert Hess on 2/1/2013
Many thanks for continuing to add to this great collection of PRR images. 6979 in the three views included in this update is a class M1 locomotive, with the outside steam pipes above the cylinders and single air pump.

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