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PRR Chartiers Branch - Prototype Equipment

A watchman, Ernest Smith, at the Central Avenue railroad crossing in Canonsburg, PA, reported that 115 trains (passenger, coal, and general-freight), had crossed on a Thursday in April, 1902 on the Chartiers branch. That is a lot of traffic for a "simple" branch line! The pages linked to below provide all the prototype information about the equipment I have documented so far. Since I model 1924, diesel engines are not covered here. The steam engines that are listed here are the ones that have been reported being used on the Chartiers branch. Steam engines started being phased out around 1948 and were completely replaced by diesel locomotives (mostly switcher-styles) by 1953, according to people who lived in the area.

Steam Locomotives

4-6-0

4-6-2

2-8-0

2-8-2

2-10-0

Passenger Cars
Interurban
Freight Cars

F25

FM

FN

G24

GL

GLa

GLc

GLd

H21a

H22

H22a

H25

X26

X29

Cabin Cars

N6b