A Boost to Help Us Restore The Lindbergh Engine
Pennsylvania Railroad E6s No. 460
Through foresight and good luck, this speedy locomotive that raced a plane in 1927 and got the goods there first, was saved from being scrapped decades ago.
See how No. 460 looked prior to work.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Technical & Historical Society— PRRT&HS— recently matched, dollar for dollar, $50,000 we raised for this project, bringing that to a $100,000 boost!
Built in 1914 by the Pennsylvania Railroad in the Juniata Shops, No. 460 is the sole survivor of 83 E6 Atlantic class engines, and enjoyed a long and colorful career running on trains like the Broadway Limited before she was retired in 1955.
Known as the Lindbergh Engine for her role in racing an airplane from Washington, DC to New York City, carrying news reel film of aviator Charles A. Lindbergh’s presidential medal of honor ceremony, No. 460 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.