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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Bad Photography Saturday: Tamaqua Train


A couple more Tamaqua pictures this weekend...

This engine is adjacent to the train station in the middle of the downtown.  I was unable to receive an explanation as to how Reddy Kilowatt, the cartoon spokesman of the electric generating industry, wound up on the front of a locomotive.  I'm sure there's an interesting story there, somewhere.

I did learn something.  I always thought Reddy Kilowatt was a strictly PPL (or PP&L) mascot, but a search reveals that several utilities across the country used the character.