A PRR cabin car sits patiently in the background as the Hogger watches for signals from his brakeman while making switching movements in the east end of the CNJ yard at Jim Thorpe.
Splitting EardrumsReading & Northern's ex-GM&O Pacific has a bit of a reputation for being one really loud locomotive. It doesn't help that the narrow walls of the Lehigh Gorge only... (more)
A pair of R&N SD50s bring train PNFF through downtown Jim Thorpe, PA [Oct. 2016]
As the final passengers board the train towards the end of the platform, the fireman gives 425 a full head of steam for departure, as proven by the popping safety valve. In a few minutes, the 3:00... (more)
Departing Jim Thorpe with cylinder cocks wide open, 425 surrounds itself with exhaust while giving the nearby cars a pressurized steam cleaning.
Thunder in the GorgeFour and a Quarter charges unassisted thru the rock cut at Glen Onoko, splitting my ear drums with the sound of her exhaust at 40 mph echoing off the rock walls.... (more)
The master and the apprentice: Engineer Chris Bost, a veteran of the Reading & Northern steam team for over 30 years, speaks with Tim Haefner about the ins and outs of former GM&O #425. Passing on... (more)
Man and his Machine: Engineer Shane Frederickson in a backlit morning scene monitors the steam gauge as he prepares to unleash 210 lbs of steam on the Lehigh Gorge State Park.
R&N #425, with her throttle to the roof and the nation's colors waving in the wind, makes the grade at Glen Onoko with a train full of railfans for Memorial Day weekend 2017.
RBMN GP39RN number 2535 makes its first run around move at the Jim Thorpe Station after making its first trip into the Lehigh Gorge, for the Lehigh Gorge Secnic Railroad after being rebuilt by the... (more)
RBMN GP39RN number 2535 makes it first appearance wearing a new paint scheme at Jim Thorpe, it's new home.
R&N 2530 runs around its train at Jim Thorpe after arrving with the 1:00 PM Lehgh Gorge train.
PNFF heads back for Port Clinton after making a pick up in the yard at Jim Thorpe.
R&N #425 takes a spin on the turntable.
The Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway's gorge train is running on a 45-minute schedule out of Jim Thorpe due to the town's popular fall festival weekends throughout October. After this train departs, th... (more)