>>1303487>It almost seems like management just wanted them gone forever.
Funny you should say that because that's exactly what NYC management wanted. NYC President Alfred Perlman was a bastard who refused to preserve NYC steamers to the point where workers had to hide locos to preserve them.
PRR on the other hand actually selected a collection of example equipment and stored them at Northumberland. Most of this collection ended up at the museum in Strasburg. Aside from the special snowflake stuff like S1 and S2 or wartime stuff like T1s, J1s and Q2s, the Pennsy managed to preserve at least one example of most of it's major historical locomotive classes. Admittedly there are very few still operational today, however this just means they're being preserved to their original configuration. The Strasburg Railroad operated a couple of smaller Pennsy locomotives on lease from the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, but I think all of them have been returned as static displays. I'm fairly certain they got to the point where they would have had to ruin historical preservation to keep them in operation. As for the larger units, most are outside rotting away until the museum finishes it's new roundhouse. Once they can get the bigger units under cover, they can slowly start preserving them as well. There are other other Pennsy locos scattered throughout the region. I think the I1s Decopod is the only major class not at Strasburg. It's in NY.
Unfortunately Perlman became Penn Central President as well and he did is damnedest to destroy PRR's identify as far as trying to repaint the Pennsy's vast MU commuter fleet for no reason. Thankfully PC went belly-up and he was out of there. The PC bankruptcy was unironically the best thing that ever happened to the PRR.