One of the most unlikely steam restorations in memory, one that took years and years of knuckle-busting work, all of it done outside, has resulted in a very successful resurrection.
And why di... (more)
It is generally thought the first photograph was taken in 1826. In 1829 the first practical steam locomotive was produced. You can then say that for the next 120 years, B&W photography and steam l... (more)
CNJ No 113, after slumbering in pieces for over 50 years, has been reborn in one of the most unusual, most unexpected steam restorations I can ever recall. Years of low funded knuckle busting work... (more)
CNJ 113's builder's plate once again feels the heat from the locomotive, which has been recently restored to operating condition.
The 425 simmers patiently several minutes before the day's first train, as the crew of CNJ 113 finish some last minute tasks. The two would only doublehead for a round trip and a half, as the 113... (more)
A nearly ready-to-run CNJ steam engine prepares for a Winter hiatus. Come Spring, she will move for the first time in decades.
Donations are most appreciated. E-mail for info at: rrproject113... (more)
CNJ 113 patiently waiting her call to work while sitting next to the former Reading station in Minersville PA. Hopefully, it will steam this year.
A CNJ survivor in Minersville, PA! The crew of Project #113 have made great strides in their restoration of this large 0-6-0 as seen here in February 26th, 2011. The engine was ste... (more)
113 is being worked on during a boiler test while bathing in its own water, after a blow down and a few tests of the injectors.
Much like it were 1950, the men of Project 113 make adjustments to the locomotives injectors during a steam test.
Bernie Perch looks on at #113 as the CNJ 3-chime whistle wails through the Minersville hills during a steam-up test.
The drivers of 113, soon to be brought back into motion, sit in a pool of water after a blow down was performed during a steam test.
CNJ #113 simmers under steam during a steam test next to Minersville Station platform.
FIRST STEAM - for the first time in fifty years, CNJ #113 reclaims her life with a long cry on her whistle heard throughout the town.
July 5th, 2010. The crew of Railroad Restoration Project #113 is coming along nicely with their restoration to operation of one of only two surviving CNJ steam engines. Today, we see the cab has... (more)