Maintenance of Way Roster
The Pennsylvania Railroad is only known to have published a complete roster of maintenance-of-way equipment in 1941. Therefore, this roster will likely never be complete. Consider it a "best effort" project.
Please see the Field Definitions and Sources & Methodology below the search criteria section.
To maintain consistency in data entry and ease in searching, all class designations are entered in ALL CAPS and without hyphens.
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Marks - Reporting marks; not all items wore PRR reporting marks.
Road Number - MoW road number.
On Roster - Date introduced to MoW roster. May be build date, or date of transfer to MoW service.
Code - The 1941 roster had a car type "code" assigned to each piece of equipment. For instance, "301" was a "Side Dump, Clark"; a "401" was a "Wreck [service] - Tool".
Use - The 1941 roster had a car "use" assigned to each piece of equipment. For instance, a "Side Dump, Clark"; a "Wreck [service] - Tool".
Class - The class of equipment in MoW service.
Code2 - Similar to "Code", there are codes relating to some later data indicating the type of car. Examples include "SUP" for "Supply", or "RSPS" for "Russell Snow Plow Single". It is possible that these were Penn Central or Conrail designations.
Photos - References to photos in print.
Notes - Any additional available information.
Assignments - Known assignments.
Prev Number - Road number prior to MoW service.
Prev Class - Class prior to MoW service.
Prev Name - Car name prior to MoW service. Typically applies to former passenger equipment.
Prev Use - Use prior to MoW service. Typically applies to former passenger equipment.
Source - The source for the road number for inclusion in the database.
Sources & Methodology
Data was culled from the following sources: