Prototype Information

Despite it's 8-year history, the railroad known as the Penn Central Transportation was a fascinating railroad for many reasons, including its diverse route structure and motive power roster, and heavy traffic on its main trunk routes.

Below you can read various articles and other items of information about the Penn Central.

E&P Branch summary and traffic counts

Customer car count and summary information for the ex-PRR Erie & Pittsburgh Branch between New Castle and Girard, PA.

General Notice 242-C (May 1, 1972)

Copy of General Notice 242-C, dated May 1, 1972, which is "Instructions for the handling of locomotive cranes, derricks, power shovels, mining machinery with cutting arms and other pivoted machinery with booms attached or detached, either on their own wheels or on cars."

Radio Procedures wallet card

In 1974, Penn Central's Central Region issued wallet-sized cards to all operating employees with the proper procedures for using company radios. Below is shown both the front and back sides of this card.

William Moore letter, 8/26/71

This letter, dated August 26, 1971, was sent by Penn Central Transportation Company president and CEO William H. Moore to all employees.

Locomotive Roster, 1/1/70

This sheet shows the numerical sequence of the Penn Central's locomotive fleet as it was on January 1, 1970. As noted on the sheet, there may be gaps in the numerical sequences for some locomotive models.

Locomotive Roster, 10/1/69

This sheet shows the numerical sequence of the Penn Central's locomotive fleet as it was on October 1, 1969. As noted on the sheet, there may be gaps in the numerical sequences for some locomotive models.

Locomotive Roster, 1/1/69

This sheet shows the numerical sequence of the Penn Central's locomotive fleet as it was on January 1, 1969. There may be gaps in the numerical sequences for some locomotive models.

Locomotive Roster, 7/16/68

This sheet shows the numerical sequence of the Penn Central's locomotive fleet as it was on July 16, 1968. There may be gaps in the numerical sequences for some locomotive models.

Locomotive Roster, 2/9/68

This sheet shows the numerical sequence of the Penn Central's locomotive fleet as it was on February 9, 1968. There may be gaps in the numerical sequences for some locomotive models.

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