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Pennsylvania Railroad


History of the Pennsylvania Railroad | Vintage Promotional Film Series


The Pennsylvania Railroad WHYY


1950s Pennsylvania Railroad Film from Emery Gulash


Pennsylvania Railroad Film Wheels of Steel [4K]


A Tour of The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania: June 2021

The Pennsylvania Railroad was an American Class I railroad that was established in 1846 and was headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was called the Pennsylvania Railroad because it was established in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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  • Beginnings 

  • Early years 

  • Empire Transportation Company 

  • Penn Central merger, Conrail and today 

  • Timeline 

  • J. Edgar Thomson 

  • New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington lines 

  • New York-Chicago 

  • New York-St. Louis 

  • "Low-grade" lines 

  • Electrification 

  • Equipment 

  • Freight cars 

  • Paint schemes 

  • Steam 

  • Electric 

  • Diesel 

  • Signaling 

  • Altoona Works 

  • Yards 

  • Heritage Units