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PRR "Snappers"
« on: April 21, 2013, 02:38:08 PM »
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This video shows a freight trailed by three cabins. Did the Pennsy require a cabin for each helper?

Would be an interesting addition to operations up The Hill on the Allegheny Easter.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2013, 04:15:50 PM by kelticsylk »

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Re: PRR "Snappers"
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013, 02:43:30 PM »
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I think you mislinked the video. It's not showing up.

I don't know, but I do know often times with wood cabins, they would tag them on behind the snappers. With steel cabins, it was up to the guy in the cabin. I've seen shots of cabins sandwiched in a heavy coal drag with 2 hippos pushing, and I've seen them with the cabin behind the helpers.
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Re: PRR "Snappers"
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2013, 04:16:49 PM »
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I think you mislinked the video. It's not showing up.

I don't know, but I do know often times with wood cabins, they would tag them on behind the snappers. With steel cabins, it was up to the guy in the cabin. I've seen shots of cabins sandwiched in a heavy coal drag with 2 hippos pushing, and I've seen them with the cabin behind the helpers.

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Re: PRR "Snappers"
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2013, 05:09:47 PM »
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Wow. First you see 4 cabins at the end, then you see an engine with 2 cabins behind it, but at the head of the train with more cars behind. Then we see a lone loco with a cabin. Hmm.
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Re: PRR "Snappers"
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2013, 05:33:51 PM »
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Is that a pickle car at minute 1:50?   Methinks tis.
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Re: PRR "Snappers"
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2013, 05:42:00 PM »
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Is that a pickle car at minute 1:50?   Methinks tis.

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Re: PRR "Snappers"
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2013, 05:43:34 PM »
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Is that a pickle car at minute 1:50?   Methinks tis.

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Re: PRR "Snappers"
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2013, 05:54:28 PM »
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Wow!  It don't get any better.

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Re: PRR "Snappers"
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2013, 06:19:42 PM »
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This has been one of my favorite videos for a long time.

The opening scene is worth the price of admission alone; that K4 is crossing the Mt Union bridge showing a light(er) colored smokebox and what looks to be buff lettering, but obviously the pre-war headlight configuration.  Note, too, the lack of stripes on the heavyweights.
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Re: PRR "Snappers"
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2013, 07:24:22 PM »
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I saw an Erie boxcar with the old style "ball inside a rotated square" so the video must be pre 1941.

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Re: PRR "Snappers"
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2013, 08:30:22 PM »
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I saw an Erie boxcar with the old style "ball inside a rotated square" so the video must be pre 1941.

I don't think so, notice that their is a sole lightweight sleeper in the second passenger train shown. Now if this was pre 1941, the PRR would never place a single lightweight in a consist. Whole trains were equipped with lightweights. This is probably from the earliest WWII (post 1941), with the sheer volume of traffic negating specified consists.
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Re: PRR "Snappers"
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2013, 08:50:09 PM »
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Check out the mode of vehicular transport...



Perhaps a clue on vintage?
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Re: PRR "Snappers"
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2013, 09:06:38 PM »
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Those Oliver tractors on the flat behind the pickle car I think are from 1937-48.  I bet with some looking that could be narrowed down.

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Re: PRR "Snappers"
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2013, 09:15:01 PM »
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They are trying to figure out the year on Youtube as well... One said 1938-39.

It is possible an old Erie logo lasted a couple of years I guess.

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Re: PRR "Snappers"
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2013, 09:19:38 PM »
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That still shot is worth 1,000 words as to why I love Pennsy.
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