The unsung heroes. Silently standing by day and night, ready to serve their community when the call comes, the fellows pictured here don't normally get a lot of attention. Fortunately, on t... (more)
Westbound at Helmstetter's Curve. Pounding upgrade in the hills west of Cumberland, a Western Maryland Freight negotiates the iconic horseshoe curve that has assumed the name of the family ... (more)
Frostburg Arrival. After an hour-long struggle up the steep grades out of Cumberland, Western Maryland Consolidation #734 arrives at the station in Frostburg with a mixed freight.
Eastbound out of Cumberland. After nearly an hour's delay in downtown Cumberland, a Western Maryland Freight gets the high ball to continue their eastbound run.
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Killing time in Cumberland. The crew of a Western Maryland Freight shoots the breeze on a windy, chilly platform, as they await the passage of opposite-direction traffic, before proceeding ... (more)
Church Road - MM 106.0. The Reading & Northern's famous "Four-and-a-Quarter" hustles toward the rural crossing at Church Road in the tiny hamlet of Quakake, PA, under a threatenin... (more)
Hometown Trestle - MM 107.5. With a few flakes in the air from an impending snowstorm, the Reading & Northern's Locomotive 425 stretches her legs on the massive steel trestle just west of t... (more)
Storming through Tamaqua. Reading & Northern Locomotive 425 charges past the historic station building in downtown Tamaqua, PA with an express passenger train destined for Jim Thorpe.
Reading Blue Mountain & Northern. The crew of a Reading Blue Mountain & Northern passenger train discusses the challenges of their upcoming run north, as they wait for their passengers to b... (more)
Switching at Jim Thorpe Station. After dropping her passenger consist just south of Jim Thorpe Station, the Reading & Northern 425 begins a set of switching moves that will reverse her trai... (more)
A Thoroughbred at a Full Gallop. The Reading & Northern 425 charges out of the rocky Tamaqua Tunnel on a frigid morning in February, leaving a plume of smoke and steam that will be pouring ... (more)
On the Table at Jim Thorpe. With the snow intensity starting to really pick up, the Reading & Northern 425 is turned on the Jim Thorpe Turntable. This structure is not motorized and is ess... (more)
The Road of Anthracite. After stopping briefly for engine service, the Reading & Northern's Locomotive 425 gets underway on her southbound run to Jim Thorpe. Her 69" drivers give awa... (more)
MM 124.9 - Glen Onoko. A light snow begins to fall in the rock cut at Glen Onoko as the Reading & Northern's Locomotive 425 hustles her express passenger train out of the Lehigh Gorge, towa... (more)
Passing the Signals at Independence, the mighty "Four-and-a-Quarter" does her best impression of an old KC-135 A-model going missed approach. Starting her run out of sight in the... (more)