Welcome to the Crestline PRR Engine Facility
Before Henry C. Burkhart hired on with the Pennsylvania Railroad at Crestline, he was a professional photographer from the Crestline area. He came not as an official photographer for the PRR, but rather, he worked at the roundhouse. We are fortunate that he kept his photographic equipment when he began working at the roundhouse, as he captured the engine facility's men at work in and around the roundhouse and yards, the installation of the new 110' turntable, retirement ceremonies, gardens and the men who cared for them, PRR President M. W. Clement on a visit to Crestline, and gang sections. Although these men are anonomous, they are a tribute to the men of the PRR, the men who made the PRR what it was. If anyone can identify any of the people in these photographs, I would appreciate your contacting me.
These photographs date from the 1930s and 1940s. They were taken on a large format camera using 6-1/2 x 4-1/2 inch negatives. All of the photographs seen here are contact prints made from the original negatives, except two as noted.
As time permits, I will add some commentaries to the photos.
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