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PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD G5s CLASS 4-6-0 TEN-WHEELERS


PHOTOGRAPHS OF ALL 90 PRR G5s LOCOMOTIVES

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The Pennsylvania Railroad G5s. Between the years of 1923 and 1925, the Locomotive Shops at Altoona, Pa. were busy constructing the newest class of Locomtives. This new loco would be classed, G5s. 90 of these 4-6-0 Ten-Wheelers were constructed. Their main purpose was to haul commuters to larger city destinations. Pittsburgh Pa. was one of the heavy concentrations of G5's. Others saw service on Lines West in and around Chicago and Ft Wayne. and others in the Eastern Divisions at Philadelphia, Pa. and New Jersey. These were among the most Powerful (41,300+ LB. Tractive Effort) 4-6-0 Locos built, if not THE most. From when they were constructed and to the very end, very little was changed. No tender upgrades and no experimental gadgets. Luckily they also escaped the "beauty treatment" (reversed mountings of Headlight and Generator) of the post war era.

The Long Island Railroad also were owners of these Locomotives. In fact they had the PRR Shops construct 31 G5s's from 1924-1929, #'s 20-50. 2 LI G5s Locomotives surive on display and there are hopes to have one restored.

Of the 90 G5s's that were built for the Pennsy, only 1 survives. Number 5741 can be seen displayed indoors at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg Pa. Like the Class K4s Pacifics, the G5s Locos were favorites among many. Simple design, good looks and magnificent performance.

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PRR G5s Specs:

Cylinders 24" x 28" ** 68" Drivers ** 205 lb. Steam Pressure ** Weight of Engine 237,000 ** Tractive Effort 41,330 Lbs.

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Contained in this page dedicated to the PRR G5s, will be a photograph representing each of these Locos. Of the 90 G5's, I have a photo of most. I may need help in locating the Numbers I do not have. If you can help, please contact me.

Email:)

mittner@webtv.net

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PRR G5s #459 Pittsburgh, Pa. Circa 1930's (i)
PRR G5s #472 Columbus, Oh. ?-?-46 (c)
PRR G5s #508 "Need Photo"
PRR G5s #698 Chicago, Ill. 3-?-41
PRR G5s #816 Valparaiso, In. ?-?-37 (i)
PRR G5s #833 Unknown Location Circa 1938 (i)
PRR G5s #987 "Need Photo"
PRR G5s #1073 Sunbury Pa. Circa 1938 (i)
PRR G5s #1080 Parker Ford, Pa. 8-11-49 (h)
PRR G5s #1112 "Need Photo"
PRR G5s #1567 "Need Photo"
PRR G5s #1589 Northumberland Pa. 7-4-37
PRR G5s #1592 Phila, Pa. 2-?-41 (g)
PRR G5s #1594 Washington, Pa. Circa 1931 (i)
PRR G5s #1648 Chicago, Ill. 7-?-47 (g)
PRR G5s #1689 Ft. Wayne, In. 9-11-36 (i)
PRR G5s #1819 Ptcarin, Pa. Circa 1952
PRR G5s #1844 Pittsburgh, Pa. 9-11-48
PRR G5s #1960 Oxford, Pa. 6-?-41
PRR G5s #1961 Trenton, NJ. 10-8-34
PRR G5s #1962 Ft. Wayne, In. 4-27-35
PRR G5s #1963 Unknown Location Circa 1940
PRR G5s #1964 "Need Photo"
PRR G5s #1965 Unknown Location, Circa 1940
PRR G5s #1966 Kalamazoo, Mi. Circa 1930's (i)
PRR G5s #2216 "Need Photo"
PRR G5s #2442 "Need Photo"
PRR G5s #2754 "Need Photo"
PRR G5s #2811 "Need Photo"
PRR G5s #2830 "Need Photo"
PRR G5s #2904 Pitcarin, Pa. 9-22-40 (Futura Letter)
PRR G5s #2920 "Need Photo"
PRR G5s #3064 "Need Photo"
PRR G5s #3108 Reading, Pa. 4-?-53 (g)
PRR G5s #3109 Pittsburgh, Pa. 7-1-39
PRR G5s #3117 "Need Photo"
PRR G5s #3571 "Need Photo"
PRR G5s #3576 Pittsburgh, Pa. 9-18-38 (i)
PRR G5s #3802 Burgettstown, Pa. 9-?-32
PRR G5s #3832 "Need Photo"
PRR G5s #5700 Homewood, Pa. 5-?-49 (c)
PRR G5s #5701 Trenton, NJ. 11-21-48
PRR G5s #5702 Red Bank, NJ. 11-7-31
PRR G5s #5703 Meadows, NJ. 6-16-38
PRR G5s #5704 Camden NJ. 8-22-37 (d)
PRR G5s #5705 Seaside Heights, NJ. 8-10-37 (e)
PRR G5s #5706 Ocean City, NJ. ?-?-50
PRR G5s #5707 46th St. Phila, Pa. 8-12-37 (b)
PRR G5s #5708 Trenton, NJ. 10-17-37 (b)
PRR G5s #5709 Unknown Location, Circa 1940
PRR G5s #5710 E. Trenton, NJ. 4-?-34
PRR G5s #5711 Chicago, Ill. 8-2-47
PRR G5s #5712 Ft Wayne, Indiana Circa 1940's (b)
PRR G5s #5713 Unknown Location, Circa 1938
PRR G5s #5714 Trenton, NJ. 5-1-38 (b)
PRR G5s #5715 Phila, Pa. 11-7-37 (b)
PRR G5s #5716 46th St. Phila, Pa. 4-7-40 (b)
PRR G5s #5717 Trenton, NJ. 10-4-36
PRR G5s #5718 Harrington, De. 7-7-46
PRR G5s #5719 Lancaster, Pa. 7-2-36
PRR G5s #5720 28th St. Pittsburgh, Pa. 8-?-39
PRR G5s #5721 Pittsburgh, Pa. Circa 1939
PRR G5s #5722 Pittsburgh, Pa. 9-15-37 (b)
PRR G5s #5723 Unknown Location, Circa 1940
PRR G5s #5724 Camden, NJ. 6-9-38 (b)
PRR G5s #5725 Hurlack, Md. 4-23-46 (e)
PRR G5s #5726 46th St. Phila. Pa. 6-8-38 (b)
PRR G5s #5727 Ft. Wayne, Indiana 8-2-37
PRR G5s #5728 Freedom, Pa. 11-18-36 (i)
PRR G5s #5729 Alliance, Oh. 9-1-42 (a)
PRR G5s #5730 "Need Photo"
PRR G5s #5731 "Need Photo"
PRR G5s #5732 "Need Photo"
PRR G5s #5733 Pittsburgh, Pa. 9-22-40 (f)
PRR G5s #5734 Canton, Ohio 5-?-39 (i)
PRR G5s #5735 "Need Photo"
PRR G5s #5736 Emsworth, Pa. 9-?-49
PRR G5s #5737 Pittsburgh, Pa. 8-26-37
PRR G5s #5738 Pittsburgh, Pa. 8-27-35 (d)
PRR G5s #5739 Pittsburgh, Pa. 5-?-33 (d)
PRR G5s #5740 Pittsburgh, Pa. 9-?-31 (d)
PRR G5s #5741 Northumbrland, Pa. 10-20-57
PRR G5s #5742 Pittsburgh, Pa. 9-22-40 (f) (Futura Letter)
PRR G5s #5743 Pitcarin, Pa. 9-22-40 (d)
PRR G5s #5744 Greensburg, Pa. Circa 1946
PRR G5s #5745 28th St. Pittsburgh, Pa. 8-21-39
PRR G5s #5746 New Kensington, Pa. 5-13-45
PRR G5s #5747 Ridgeway, Pa. 9-4-46
PRR G5s #5748 Pittsburgh, Pa. 7-28-33 (d)
PRR G5s #5749 Pittsburgh, Pa. 9-?-31 (d)

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Again, many thanks for the Photographers of the past who took the time to record these Locomotives on film. Represented here are (a) G.A Doeright, (b) T.M. Flattley Jr., (c) Howard Davis, (d) Paul Prescott, (e) William Grant, (f) Charles Winters, (g) Harold Vollrath, (h) Charles Brown, (i) William V. Russell and also to the many unkowns.

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If you havn't done so already, Please be sure to visit my PRR K4s Photographic Recollection Pages. There I have a photo of each of the 425 the Pennsy owned among other interesting items. PRR K4s Pages

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Like the PRR K4s, there have been Brass Scale Models of the G5s produced. In O Scale, Max Gray and Sunset Models. In HO Scale, Max Gray, Westside Models and Alco Models. Pictured below is a Westside Models G5s. It is finished as the G5s would have appeared in the late 1930's.

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