I can hear the flanges squealing as Motorman Fred takes his Park Service Trolley around one of the tightest curves on the line in downtown Lowell, Massachusetts. He's approaching the Suffo... (more)
Entering Hockessin. The Wilmington & Western's Independence Day Fireworks Train drifts carefully across State Route 41 in downtown Hockessin, DE, with veteran Engineer Don Young on the thro... (more)
Spotlight on an American Standard. The Wilmington & Western's Alco #98 busts out of the shadows on Creek Road for an oh-so-brief, rods-down photo op, as she heads toward Hockessin with her ... (more)
North to Hockessin. The Wilmington & Western's 1909-vintage Alco #98 steps brisky across the Lancaster Pike in Wooddale, on her way north to Hockessin with the Independence Day Fireworks Tr... (more)
At last! Pretty light on the 98! Trailing a gorgeous plume, the Wilmington & Western's classic 4-4-0 #98 steps out across the Lancaster Pike in the evening light. Fans of the Wilmington &... (more)
Destination: Greenbank. Fireman Steve Jensen Jr. leans out of the cab for a clearer view of the yard entrance ahead, as the Wilmington & Western 4-4-0 #98 withdraws its passenger consist fr... (more)
America's newest and most unique steam tourist locomotive drifts past the old New Freedom Railroad Station to complete her afternoon round trip to Hanover Junction.
After riding and phot... (more)
Concluding the first excursion of the day, Steam Into History's Locomotive #17 "York" rolls past the old railroad station in downtown New Freedom, PA.
Originally constructed during the ... (more)
Crossing the Codorus. Steam Into History's 9AM excursion charges south over the Codorus Creek en route to Glen Rock and eventually, New Freedom, PA.
The ROW of the Northern Central Rai... (more)
Historic Hanover Junction. The passengers from Steam Into History's 9AM excursion watch from the platform of the storied Hanover Junction Depot as their train is turned for the southbound r... (more)
Steaming through a rich history. Steam Into History's brand new excursion train follows 10 miles of county-owned and essentially abandoned ROW that was originally built in the late 1830s as... (more)
Secrets of the York: The oil man commeth. Although she was built to resemble an 1860s-vintage, wood-burning, 4-4-0 American Standard, there are practical reasons why the new NCRY 17 "York" ... (more)
One can only imagine what goes through the minds of passing motorists at the sight of Steam Into History's 10AM excursion charging over the stone arch that spans State Route 616, just south... (more)
Anatomy of the York 17. America's newest steam locomotive, the NCRY #17 "York" pauses in the New Freedom Yard, just prior to being put to bed at around 6PM on a warm summer evening.
Here in my viewfinder, I behold a sight that I never thought I would live to see: A scratch-built, 1860s-era American Standard, pulling a passenger excursion in Pennsylvania. Three years a... (more)