Robley-Engine-Altoona Tribune-28 Oct 1921 p4
of is be prop-' prop-' t a is Brook- is in ' S. E. in ONCE MIGHTY HAYE FALLEN! Railroaders Tell Final! Chapter In Career Of Once Crack Enginea News of tho nairny thincrh ifv nf T,.eh, ,, - " " Hio-nitarioo Hio-nitarioo Hio-nitarioo o i.v. v.i special trains ard ceremony . Iast mgtit set local railroad men to reminiscing reminiscing of the old ti-ie ti-ie ti-ie nickled and brassed locomotive used to haul special special trains of the hioh railroad officials officials and dignitaries like those of Sunday, the result of the con versa tions b' ing that it' - chapter in the story of at least two f ,he oW Ume crack engines of the Pennsv ' Many Altoonans will remember the famous old 930 engine, formerly used lo haul the special, train of General Superintendent George W. Creighton, which presented an nual appearance appearance with its high, slender smokestack, smokestack, towering steam and sand domes and ifs fast, but awkward looking drive wheels. Few know 4t, but Old 930, put into active service during the World war, hauled the morning passenger train on the Bedford division division for. some time and .'s at present stored in the Hollidaysburg yards. During its latter days the brass and nickel .work on the famous old engine, engine, which in addition to hauling Mr. Creighton also at various times hauled hauled many other dignitaries, even presidents, presidents, was allowed to dull and few would recognize in the n w rusty and begrimed Id machine, the frmer crack Pennsy unit. During its prime. Engine 930 was stored, when not ir. use, in a special stall at the No. 3 engine house. The big machine was kept shining like a gold watch by "her master, Engineer Robley, who also kept the key to its stall and at nights when he was through with his labors of love, the engine was locked up tightly, away from the danger of depredations. During During its career. Engineer Robley piloted the shiny 930 over practically every inch of the Pennsylvania Systm.- Systm.- Then there was the older engine. No. 1000. It formerly hauled the Middle division superintendent's train and later the pay car. It could not be located ny railroaders discussing it last night, but the last known of it was that 1000 was a few months ago being used as a pick-up pick-up pick-up engine at the WN classification hump. Thus does the passage of time bring the formerly great to lowly ending.