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Posted 5 years ago


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The front of the Erie PA1 advertising card effectively connotes the beauty and power of this machine. And its reverse renders its technical data. This was issued by the PA1's manufacturers.

In the center is shown a similar engine by ALCO, but as a FA1, it was designed to haul freight, rather than passengers, as the PA1 was. This is an official portrait issued by the Erie, and it's clear that the photographer took this assignment seriously. What a well composed work!

On the right is an ALCO Builders' Card for this PRR FA1. Each of the locomotive manufacturers issued such cards, with the product's photo on the front, and its specifications on the reverse. Such builders' cards featured both steam and Diesel engines.


  1. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 5 years ago
    Thanks to gargoylecollector and BELLIN 68 for your loves!!!
  2. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 5 years ago
    Thank you all for all of the loves!
  3. railnsail, 5 years ago
    The builders' cards are Great! They were also know as Pasters and had really nice photos and every spec. you could want to know about the loco. Your Pennsy FA is a pretty hard to find card. Nice!
  4. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 5 years ago
    Hi, railnsnail. Yes those cards are great...the pictures are all done well, and the data on the reverse never fails to amaze me! Yes, that Pennsy card is a beauty!!!!
  5. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 5 years ago
    Thank you all for your loves and comments!

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