With word coming down that 3254 has been taken out of service, I am revisiting my last encounter with the mighty steamer. At the time, I had no idea she was on borrowed time.
Once upon a time in 2012.
Railroad: Canadian National RailwayLocomotive: Steam 2-8-2Location: Moscow, Pennsylvania, USALocomotive #: CN 3254Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: November 25, 2012
CN #3254 charges the grade at Moscow leaving the former DL&W signal bridge in it's wake. A holiday wreath signals the start of the Holiday season at Steamtown.
Steamtown's CN 3254 is backing up on the run around track at Moscow to hook up to it's train and return to Scranton. Word has it No. 3254 is going out of service so I made the trek to see her work... (more)
Eastbound passenger extra on the D-L will stop here to allow passengers a chance to visit the restored depot before turning back to Scranton.
ALCO DPU POWER IN THE POCONOS? Actually in truth both the PT-98 and LL-1 crews combined their separate trains into one at Mount Cobb Siding. The trains will break apart once again at Tobyhanna ... (more)
The trackside faithful at Scranton wasn't sure how this day was going to pan out. A few of us were starting to get nervous when the CNJ 1554 started acting up and the five Alco SPG Job was badly... (more)
Storming the curve out of Scranton with the DL 405 & DL 2452 with cars for Interstate at Tobyhanna and Bestway at Cresco before a 11 car pickup at Slateford Junction.
All set up to shoot the DL Portland Turn here, as the leader came into the scene in the pitch dark I watched the ditch lights to position the locomotive, so I had no hint of the presence of an as-... (more)
With a full head of steam, CN #3254 rounds the bend and charges forward while on excursion to Moscow, PA.
CN#3254 highballs past Moscow en route to Tobyhanna, PA.
Smoke and steam coming from all parts of the engine+snow=Best time to see steam!
PT 98 passing through Moscow, about to make a pickup and continue east.
Lackawanna F-3 number 664 rolls through Moscow, Pa. during a photo runby on 9/03/2011.
Due to poor crowd control, the photo line ended up being much closer to the station than many expected, but 3254 still put on a decent show as she passes the former Lackawanna station at Moscow, P... (more)