While scouting for the next day's 425 trip, we passed this southbound near Molino. A quick U-turn and a quick trip down Route 61 netted this shot of the train entering Port Clinton.
After 10 years of sitting idle & 2 years of restoration, the 425 is making a final test run before returning to excursion service in June. View more of my photos at http://mst145.rrpicturearchive... (more)
Reading & Northern's 425 is being prepared for a test run to Hickory Run State Park.
Reading & Northern's 425 rumbles north just after leaving it's headquarters in Port Clinton, PA.
The final test run before the 425 returns to passenger service next month. It has been under restoration for over the past 10 years. View more of my photos at http://mst145.rrpicturearchives.net
RBMN 2004 idles on a january night waiting to be picked up by the Reading Turn.
This series is dedicated to the men and women responsible for the rebirth of steam in the form of R&N #425.
Man, machine and steam... a new day dawns in Berks County, PA. bw
The human element... Preparing for the inaugural break in run unassisted. Many thanks to Andy Muller and the men and woman of the R&N, standing proudly behind a proud railroad heritage.
All aboard! Many many thanks to the crew responsible for pulling off a successful inaugural run of the R&N #425! Railroad: Reading & NorthernLocomotive: Steam 4-6-2Location: Port Clinton, Pennsylvania, USALocomotive #: RBMN 425Train ID: RBMN 425Photo Date: December 29, 2007
79 AND BACK IN STEAM: 1928 Baldwin locomotive Works # 425 Steams north at the route 61 bridge over the Schuylkill river just south of PORT CLINTON Pa.
Welcome back! The 425 and her four car consist return to Port Clinton well after sunset. The train is seen passing under the signal bridge over the yard and is illuminated by a flash... (more)
She's alive! Reading & Northern's 'Light Pacific' #425 runs past the station at Port Clinton during her second fire-up since restoration. Her first real test run will also be this da... (more)
The return of the Four-and-a-Quarter. Reading and Northern 425 has just coupled up to a few passenger cars and is ready to depart on her first break-in run after over a decade of inactivit... (more)
The RBMN 5014 conductor acting as the eyes of the engineer as they reverse past RBMN 3055. View more of my photos at http://mst145.rrpicturearchives.net