#425 takes a spin on the turn table in Jim Thorpe. This is the first time in a while that anything, let a lone a steam locomotive has been turned here - even if they do have to use a backhoe to mo... (more)
"CNJ" F3A units 57 and 56 sit outside the former CNJ station in Jim Thorpe. Currently, these engines are not being used. Hopefully, their respective historical group owners find them a new home ... (more)
Ready...waiting...dry... RBMN 425 sits at the ex-CNJ depot in Jim Thorpe, PA shortly after arriving from Port Clinton (R&N Headquarters). The next day she will pull a roundtrip excursion from Jim ... (more)
Reading & Northern SD50s 5014 & 5017, powering a Fall Foliage special, make their final approach into Jim Thorpe on ex-CNJ trackage as they pass a pair of ex-"CNJ" F3A units stored at Jim Thorpe. ... (more)
The calm before the storm. RBMN 425 sits patiently by the ex-CNJ station in Jim Thorpe before pulling a round-tirp excursion to Pittston the next day while Tropical Storm Hanna drenches the area.
After much debate about what to do for my 500th accepted photo, I decided to go back to the beginning. My first accepted shot was a night shot (Railroad: Reading & NorthernLocomotive: Steam 4-6-2Location: Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USALocomotive #: RBMN 425Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: September 05, 2008
Train is deadheading from Port Clinton to Tunkhannock for weekend excursions.
My HO scale model of Reading & Northern 425 arrives at Jim Thorpe on this highly detailed section of my friend's layout. Actually, this is 12 inch to the foot railroading, as the blue Pacific pull... (more)
A CNJ Pacific leads a passenger train northward out of Jim Thorpe and into the Lehigh Gorge, passing the railroad's Nesquehoning Junction tower. In reality, it's a Reading & Northern 4-6-2 passing... (more)
Steam returns to the Lehigh Gorge. Reading & Northern Pacific 425 and two SD50s lead an excursion over the Lehigh River at Nesquehoning Junction. Part of Jim Thorpe can be seen in the bac... (more)
R&N #425's brass bell at rest, up and close in her new lead location.
Making his job a little easier, a Reading & Northern crewman shovels coal towards the front of the coal bunker while 425 sits in Jim Thorpe before heading back south.
Jim Thorpe is CNJ country once again! Okay, maybe not, but one is definitely reminded of CNJ's legendary Blue Comet (which didn't run to JT) when looking at Reading & Northern's 'Pacific' #... (more)