Wrapping up a day's festivities, W&W #98 has again earned her keep.
Contrary to popular belief, it is in fact possible to take a nicely lit, out of the woods photo of #98 seen here on newly restored trackage during W&W's Grand Reopening Celebration.
It couldn't have come at a worst time... Less than a week before grand reopening ceremonies the Mount Cuba Express is seen being dragged back into Greenbank by diesel after the WWRR's workhorse 4... (more)
While the crew looks over their instructions for the afternoon's wedding charter, an oil can sits unattended on 98's rods.
The Silver Meteor snakes out of the station with my lucky, homeward-bound classmate safely onboard. I have another week left here.
To think this is how it all starts...
The sun acts like a spotlight highlighting the main drivers and cab WWRR 98 through the smoke of the two steam locomotives.
Over the river and through the woods....
The last train of the day behind #98 and #58 is seen crossing Bridge 8A over Red Clay Creek at Wooddale.
The doubleheader returns to the Greenbank station passing a local horse farm.
During the first of two Pufferbelly Days in the 2007 season, 4-4-0 98 and 0-6-0 58 reverse over the first bridge crossing of the Red Clay Creek, just outside Greenbank station.
A 4-4-0 classic. At one time this was the most popular wheel arrangement in the US assuming it's nickname - the American. This engine was originally built in 1909 for the Mississippi Central.
The first excursion of the day crosses the trestle just outside of the Greenbank station behind #98 & #58.
MARC 4902 is a guest at Amtrak's shops in Wilmington for servicing.
With a build date of July 1948, the 742 is definitely showing its age, and it might even be a donor unit to keep Amtrak's other SW1s in running condition. There may be hope for it yet though, cons... (more)