PRR E6s Atlantic
In 1910, most railroads had accepted the 4-6-2 pacific as the standard fast passenger engine, but the PRR decided on one last 4-4-2 Atlantic type, the E6s. They were super-heated with a free steaming boiler and enlarged cylinders which produced 32,000lb of tractive effort. Saddled on (4) 80″ drive wheels, the E6s was capable of speeds exceeding 100mph, although they lacked many modern features such as mechanical stokers, feed water heaters and power reversers. Many E6s were leased to the Long Island RR and the Pennsylvania Reading Seashore Lines. In June 1927, E6s #460 rose to fame when she raced an airplane from Washington D.C. to New York City carrying footage of Charles Lindberg’s return from Paris.
Today: Only (1) of the original (83) E6s survives:
#460 is on display at the Railroad Museum of PA in Strasburg, PA
PRR E6s Atlantic set includes: (1) PRR Engine and Tender and (1) PRSL Engine and Tender
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