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Name Locomotive, Electric, P5
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Locomotive
SubType Electric
Variety P5
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era NA Era II: Late Steam (1901 - 1938)
Source of Text Wikipedia
Text Credit URL Link
Year(s) of Production 1931-1935

History: The Pennsylvania Railroad's class P5 comprised 92 mixed-traffic electric locomotives constructed 1931–1935 by the PRR, Westinghouse and General Electric. Although the original intention was that they work many passenger trains, the success of the GG1 locomotives meant that the P5 class were mostly used on freight. A single survivor, prototype #4700, is at the Museum of Transportation in St Louis, Missouri.
They had an AAR wheel arrangement of 2-C-2, or 2′Co2′ in the UIC classification system — three pairs of driven wheels rigidly mounted to the locomotive, with a two-axle unpowered truck at each end. This is an equivalent to a 4-6-4 in the Whyte notation. The PRR did not have any 4-6-4 steam locomotives, so the P5s were the only 4-6-4 type locomotives owned by the PRR.
When the GG1s were put in passenger service, the P5s were regeared and used in freight service for many years. The last of the class was withdrawn from service in April 1965.

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Item created by: CNW400 on 2021-08-18 10:13:47

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