[Mighty Engine No. 1361 of the Pennsylvania Railroad]

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Pennsylvania Railroad's mighty and versatile Engine No. 1361, a K4s Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, was one of the earliest built in the shops at Altoona, Pennsylvania. This locomotive was placed in service May 18, 1918 and hauled passenger trains on the main line between New York, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh over a period of thirty-five years. It rolled up a total of 2,469,000 miles before retirement. It now reposes at the famous Horseshoe Curve as a permanent monument.

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1 photographic print, b&w : 7.5 in. x 9.5 in.

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Creator: Unknown. 1960~.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2007 and was provided by Museum of the American Railroad to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 269 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Museum of the American Railroad

Located in the North Texas town of Frisco, the Museum of the American Railroad is a nonprofit organization committed to sharing the instrumental role the railroads played in Texan and American history. The museum partners and shares space with the Frisco Heritage Museum.

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Pennsylvania Railroad's mighty and versatile Engine No. 1361, a K4s Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, was one of the earliest built in the shops at Altoona, Pennsylvania. This locomotive was placed in service May 18, 1918 and hauled passenger trains on the main line between New York, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh over a period of thirty-five years. It rolled up a total of 2,469,000 miles before retirement. It now reposes at the famous Horseshoe Curve as a permanent monument.

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1 photographic print, b&w : 7.5 in. x 9.5 in.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2007

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  • 1960~

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  • Sept. 28, 2007, 12:11 a.m.

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  • Sept. 13, 2016, 2:06 p.m.

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[Mighty Engine No. 1361 of the Pennsylvania Railroad], photograph, 1960~; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28899/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Museum of the American Railroad.