In 1919 the Unites States Railway Administration allocated five locomotives of the "heavy" USRA 2-8-2 design to the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie as its class H-9b. These engines weighed 331,000 pounds and produced 59,801 pounds of tractive force, later augmented by 9,900 pounds when the P&LE replaced their fabricated trailing truck by the Delta type with a booster. These H-9s had 63-inch drivers, cylinder dimensions of 27x32 inches, and 190 p.s.i. of boiler pressure. Their grate area measured 71 square feet, their evaporative heating surface 4285 square feet, and their superheater surface 1164 square feet. No. 9505, first of the subclass, poses here for I. W. Saunders on May 20, 1938 at McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania; she was retired in 1948 and scrapped in 1950. The photo was purchased via eBay.