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Owner: Pennsylvania Railroad
Model:Alco RSD12Built As:PRR 8663 (RSD12)
Serial Number:82387Order No:21083
Frame Number:prime mover # 14594Built:1/1958
Notes:PRR Class AS-18AM; reblt 07/78 to CR 1108, to NS 1105
Other locos with this serial:  NS 975(MT6) NS 850(MT6) CR 1108(MT6) PC 6863(RSD12) CR 6863(RSD12) PRR 8663(RSD12) PRR 6863(RSD12)
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PRR 8663, AS-18AM, 1960
Title:  PRR 8663, AS-18AM, 1960
Description:  Good Day. Here is an original photo that I took of Pennsylvania Railroad property in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, 25 July 1960. Shown here (R to L) are PRR engines #8663, #8657, and #8675. All are AS-18AM's built by the American Locomotive Company and rated at 1,800 horsepower each. #8663 and #8675 were built in 1958, but #8657 was built in 1957. From here, they will pass the WYE Tower, climb the Allegheny Mountains via the Muleshoe Curve, and then merge with the westbound mainline at Gallitzin. On the far side of the Gallitzin tunnels, these pusher engines will uncouple and head back to East Altoona via the Horseshoe Curve for another run up the Allegheny Mountains. This photo was taken at the Juniata River Railroad Bridge, near Bedford Street and the Passenger Station. #12 of 12.
Photo Date:  7/25/1960  Upload Date: 6/7/2016 1:42:40 AM
Location:  Hollidaysburg, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge
Locomotives:  PRR 8663(RSD12) PRR 8657(RSD12) PRR 8675(RSD12)
Views:  324   Comments: 0
PRR 8671, AS-18AM, 1960
Title:  PRR 8671, AS-18AM, 1960
Description:  Chione. Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide via Al Chione that was taken near Gallitzin, Pennsylvania, in October of 1960. The photographer is not identified. Shown here (R to L) are Pennsylvania Railroad engines #8671, #8674, and #8663. All are AS-18AM's built by the American Locomotive Company during 1958 and rated at 1,800 horsepower each. They are pushing a westbound mixed-cargo freight train that is already passing through the Allegheny Tunnel. On the western side of it, these locomotives will uncouple and return to East Altoona for yet another helper-pusher run up "The Mountain." In the left foreground is the link to the westbound New Portage Secondary Track.
Photo Date:  10/10/1960  Upload Date: 4/6/2018 2:59:06 AM
Location:  Gallitzin, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Tunnel,Track
Locomotives:  PRR 8671(RSD12) PRR 8674(RSD12) PRR 8663(RSD12)
Views:  365   Comments: 0
East Altoona Ready Tracks, 1964
Title:  East Altoona Ready Tracks, 1964
Description:  17th Street. Here is an original photo that I took of Pennsylvania Railroad locomotives in East Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 05 April 1964. Shown here are the Locomotive Ready Tracks below the 17th Street Bridge; many makes and models are represented. Of the 35 or so locomotives visible, the following are identifiable by number. Starting from the bottom right are PRR engines #8673, #8665. and #8672. On the next track over are PRR engines #8663 and #8676. Visible in the distance is a portion of the 8th Street Bridge.
Photo Date:  4/5/1964  Upload Date: 8/18/2016 3:05:21 PM
Location:  Altoona(Juniata), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge,Yard
Locomotives:  PRR 8673(RSD12) PRR 8665(RSD12) PRR 8672(RSD12) PRR 8676(RSD12) PRR 8663(RSD12)
Views:  695   Comments: 1
PRR 8663, AS-18AM, 1965
Title:  PRR 8663, AS-18AM, 1965
Description:  Derailment. Here is an original photo that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad locomotive in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 21 May 1965. Shown here is PRR engine #8663, an AS-18AM built by the American Locomotive Company in 1958 and rated at 1,800 horsepower. It is coupled to the "western" work train and steam-powered crane that are rerailing the derailed cars and locomotives of the eastbound freight train on the next track over. Photo taken from the 17th Street Bridge.
Photo Date:  5/21/1965  Upload Date: 10/20/2016 3:21:31 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge,Wreck
Locomotives:  PRR 8663(RSD12)
Views:  396   Comments: 0
PRR Derailment, 1965
Title:  PRR Derailment, 1965
Description:  Derailment. Here is an original photo that I took of Pennsylvania Railroad trains in Altoona, Pennsylvania, on 21 May 1965. Shown here on the right is the "western" work train and steam-powered crane that are rerailing the derailed cars and locomotives of the eastbound freight train on the next track over. Visible in the immediate foreground is the top of PRR engine #8663, an AS-18AM built by the American Locomotive Company in 1958 and rated at 1,800 horsepower. The big white structure visible in the middle is the Altoona Passenger Station. Photo taken from the 17th Street Bridge.
Photo Date:  5/21/1965  Upload Date: 10/20/2016 3:23:04 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge,Station,Wreck
Locomotives:  PRR 8663(RSD12)
Views:  427   Comments: 0
PRR 8663, AS-18AM, 1965
Title:  PRR 8663, AS-18AM, 1965
Description:  Altoona Action. Here is a duplicate 35mm color slide by an unidentified photographer that was taken in Altoona, Pennsylvania, during September of 1965. Shown here (L to R) are Pennsylvania Railroad engines #8663, #8675, #8655, and #8676. All are AS-18AM's built by the American Locomotive Company in 1957-1958 and rated at 1,800 horsepower each. Pulling a single N-5C cabin car, they have just passed under the 7th Street Bridge on their way to Hollidaysburg ~ where they'll pick-up a string of new and rebuilt freight cars and pull them up the New Portage Branch to Gallitzin and points West. #8663 and #8675 will lead, while #8655 and #8676 will push from the rear but uncouple at Gallitzin and return to East Altoona for yet another helper/pusher run up "The Mountain."
Photo Date:  9/22/1965  Upload Date: 12/28/2019 10:06:48 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Bridge,Signal
Locomotives:  PRR 8663(RSD12) PRR 8675(RSD12) PRR 8655(RSD12) PRR 8676(RSD12)
Views:  38   Comments: 0
PRR 8663, AS-18AM, 1966
Title:  PRR 8663, AS-18AM, 1966
Description:  Waters. Here is an original telephoto view that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad train in Altoona, Pennsylvania, during mid-February of 1966. Shown here (R to L) are PRR engines #8663, an unidentified unit, and #8674. All are AS-18AM's built by the American Locomotive Company in 1958 and rated at 1,800 horsepower each. They are pulling a fully-loaded coal train past SLOPE Tower, under the 24th Street Bridge, and up the Allegheny Mountains to Gallitzin and points West. This photo taken from the steps of SLOPE Tower.
Photo Date:  2/19/1966  Upload Date: 8/22/2016 3:35:27 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Winter,Signal
Locomotives:  PRR 8663(RSD12) PRR 8674(RSD12)
Views:  265   Comments: 1
PRR 8674, AS-18AM, 1966
Title:  PRR 8674, AS-18AM, 1966
Description:  Waters. Here is an original telephoto view that I took of a Pennsylvania Railroad train in Altoona, Pennsylvania, during mid-February of 1966. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #8674, an unidentified unit, and #8663. All are AS-18AM's built by the American Locomotive Company in 1958 and rated at 1,800 horsepower each. They are pulling a fully-loaded coal train past SLOPE Tower, under the 24th Street Bridge, and up the Allegheny Mountains to Gallitzin and points West. This photo taken from the steps of SLOPE Tower.
Photo Date:  2/19/1966  Upload Date: 8/22/2016 3:37:20 AM
Location:  Altoona, PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  RollingStock,Winter,Signal
Locomotives:  PRR 8674(RSD12) PRR 8663(RSD12)
Views:  222   Comments: 0
PRR 8663, AS-18AM, 1966
Title:  PRR 8663, AS-18AM, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original photo that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here are PRR engines #8663 and #8668. Both are AS-18AM's built by the American Locomotive Company in 1958 and rated at 1,600 horsepower each. They have just rounded the Horseshoe Curve, and are returning to East Altoona for yet another run up the Allegheny Mountains to Gallitzin and back.
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 1:05:51 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  PRR 8663(RSD12) PRR 8668(RSD12)
Views:  230   Comments: 0
PRR 8668, AS-18AM, 1966
Title:  PRR 8668, AS-18AM, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original telephoto view that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during May of 1966. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #8668, #8663, #2200, #2201, #2203, and #2202. #8668 and #8663 are both AS-18AM's built by the American Locomotive Company in 1958 and rated at 1,800 horsepower each. #2200, #2201, #2203, and #2202 are all EF-22's built by EMD in 1963 and rated at 2,250 horsepower each. They are pulling a westbound ore train. Note all of the G-39 "Ore Jennies"!
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 4:23:41 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  PRR 8668(RSD12) PRR 8663(RSD12) PRR 2200(GP30) PRR 2201(GP30) PRR 2203(GP30) PRR 2202(GP30)
Views:  1923   Comments: 4
PRR 8668, AS-18AM, 1966
Title:  PRR 8668, AS-18AM, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original telephoto view that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during early May of 1966. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #8668, #8663, #2200, #2201, #2203, and #2202. #8668 and #8663 are both AS-18AM's built by the American Locomotive Company in 1958 and rated at 1,800 horsepower each. #2200, #2201, #2203, and #2202 are all EF-22's built by EMD in 1963 and rated at 2,250 horsepower each. They are pulling a westbound ore train. Note all of the G-39 "Ore Jennies"!
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 6:13:22 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  PRR 8668(RSD12) PRR 8663(RSD12) PRR 2200(GP30) PRR 2201(GP30) PRR 2203(GP30) PRR 2202(GP30)
Views:  324   Comments: 1
PRR 8668, AS-18AM, 1966
Title:  PRR 8668, AS-18AM, 1966
Description:  Horseshoe Curve-1966. Here is an original telephoto view that I took at the Pennsylvania Railroad's Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during May of 1966. Shown here (L to R) are PRR engines #8668, #8663, #2200, #2201, #2203, and #2202. #8668 and #8663 are both AS-18AM's built by the American Locomotive Company in 1958 and rated at 1,800 horsepower each. #2200, #2201, #2203, and #2202 are all EF-22's built by EMD in 1963 and rated at 2,250 horsepower each. They are pulling a westbound ore train. Note all of the G-39 "Ore Jennies"!
Photo Date:  5/7/1966  Upload Date: 7/9/2016 4:53:45 AM
Location:  ALTOONA (HORSESHOE CURVE), PA
Author:  Thomas C. Ayers
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  PRR 8668(RSD12) PRR 8663(RSD12) PRR 2200(GP30) PRR 2201(GP30) PRR 2203(GP30) PRR 2202(GP30)
Views:  302   Comments: 0


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