With not even so much as an inch to spare, the crew confirms #425 is centered on the old CNJ turntable and prepares her for a spin using a CAT front end loader and chain.
Thanks to some help from fellow fans, this unit is actually a DS4-4-750 previously used by Warner Sand & Gravel. Updates to the info have been submitted. Baldwin built just 53 of these units from ... (more)
Shootin' grease. Two crew members work the grease gun to lubricate the engine's bearings during the lunch stop at Jim Thorpe.
Reading and Northern's blue pacific #425 pulls the first ever steam powered LGSR (Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway) train up to the station in beautiful downtown Jim Thorpe.
The 11AM LGSR excursion returns to the ex-CNJ passenger station at Jim Thorpe.
Reading & Northern train PILE-21 heads south through Jim Thorpe. The train is operating on former Lehigh Valley track. The trackage on this side of the river is jointly owned--the track the train ... (more)
Taking second fiddle to the day's main attraction, steam, the R&N's diesel power, both young and old, recieves no fan fare today in Jim Thorpe.
Abstract in blue.
Reading and Northern's High Bridge train holds for traffic just outsid the station at Jim Thorpe
A Lehigh Gorge Scenic excursion heads past the gutted remnants of PQ Tower at Nesquehoning Junction. The tower has been closed for nearly 40 years and it has taken plenty of abuse from both nature... (more)
Easy does it!
View from the open platform of R&N caboose 928844 on the Lehigh Gorge Scenic.
Two American flags adorn the front of engine 425 in observance of Independance Day.