Great Western #90 simmers under a crescent Moon at the Strasburg Rail Road yard prior to a 6 AM departure to Leaman Place Junction to pick up freight left by Norfolk Southern.
A group of photographer and railfans gather at Strasburg early one October morning to bear witness to an unexpected sight in 2012 - a modern day steam powered freight carrier at work!
A southern Belle from Virginia. Norfolk and Western, that is!
A rare steam powered double header wraps up the season for revenue steam powered freight trains, seen here with 8 cars in tow. CN #89 leads N&W #475 in this dark scene just before the sun broke t... (more)
Canadian National #89 finishes shuffling some cars in the yard just as the fog settles and the sun prepares to break free of a band of clouds, A scene reminiscent of days gone by in the Canadian... (more)
It's 6:39 AM and the crew of the Strasburg Rail Road heads out with a double header utilizing both N&W #475 and CN #89 to pick up a heavy 6 car load freight (8 with the caboose and coach of railf... (more)
The crew at the Strasburg Rail Road get an early morning start shuffling cars around in preparation for the last steam powered revenue freight of the year - and it's gonna be a big one - requiring... (more)
A Big Engine For A Little Road. The Strasburg's largest engine, 2-10-0 #90, arrives home after another nine-mile round trip to Leaman Place.
The Strasburg crew get an early morning start as they prepare to pick up freight left by Norfolk Southern at Leaman Place, four and a half miles east. First, former N&W #475 needs to couple up wi... (more)
Ex-Norfolk and Western #475 climbs up the grade towards Esbenshade Crossing blasting her N&W 12 inch hooter whistle.
Just a few minutes after a beautiful October sunrise Strasburg's 2-6-0 #89 brings 4 loaded revenue freight cars westbound (with a little help from Strasburg's SW8 diesel) through Cherry Hill enrou... (more)
The crew of Strasburg 89 uses hand signals to spot their caboose on a foggy and damp morning in Strasburg after retrieving one loaded grain car from the NS interchange at Leaman Place Junction.
The last light of day catches the flank of ex-Great Western decapod #90 as she is about to be put to bed for the night in the Strasburg engine house.
The day is almost over as #90 leads the last train back towards Strasburg passing the farms around "Carpenters."
Show Piece. Arguably the center piece of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania's collection, Altoona-built GG-1 #4935 served three owners over a 40-year career before retiring to a cen... (more)