The locomotive was used for high speed passenger service on the Pennsylvania Railroad.
It was for this that #460 earned fame in June 1927.
In 1937, #460 was loaned to Pennsy's subsidiary, the Long Island Rail Road.
Two years later, it returned to PRR's New York Division, although still occasionally loaned to the LIRR.
In 1942, it transferred to the Atlantic Division and then, in 1953, was leased to Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines.
Back on the PRR Atlantic Division in January 1954, #460 headed a railfan excursion from Newark to Atlantic City, NJ, the last passenger train to travel between South Amboy and Camden, the original route of the "John Bull".
460 then resumed commuter services until October 1955, when it was retired. On 11th January 1956, it was dropped from service and transferred to the PRR collection at Northumberland, PA.
The locomotive was at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania where it was put on static display from 1969-2010.
460 was finally given a cosmetic restoration, after many years of being exposed to the elements. The long job was completed in 2016. It is scheduled to be a part of the Museum's new roundhouse; plans for building the roundhouse are well underway.
No. 460 is the only remaining E6 From the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Within fifteen minutes of the Lindbergh Special's arrival, scenes of the Washington ceremony were being shown on Manhattan screens, a full hour before competitors', originating the legend that #460 had outraced the airplanes.
No. 460 moved to the museum in 1969.
No. 460 was chosen because it had just been overhauled at PRR's Wilmington, DE, shops.
No. 460 was the last E6 built and initially assigned to passenger service east of Harrisburg, PA.