Bringing the black diamonds into Tamaqua.
Not many places where you can see a RDC Budd, and SW8 and then a SD38
An R&N coal train full of Famous Reading Anthracite coal rolls through a crossing just north of Tamaqua, PA.
The Reading & Northern "Mountain Job" eases into Tamaqua with the RBMN 2530 former LTEX/BNSF/ATSF, RBMN 1548 SW1500 former CR/Reading and the RBMN 5014 SD50 former UP/MP.
Reading and Northern T-1 2102 sits outside in the sun light while the steam shop where the engine is usually stored is occupied by the Railroads 4-6-2 425, the 2102 will be outside for awhile from... (more)
The R&N PILE backs its train into Lehighton Yard for pick up by the NS H67 that will be coming to get the train later that night. The power for tonight's PILE was SD38 2003 and SD40-2 3057.
PILE rushes into the White Haven Tunnel
Reading & Northern #425 approaching Kirby Avenue southbound pulling an excursion train from Mountain Top (Penobscot Yard) to Jim Thorpe and return.
425 gets underway as she pulls out of Mountain Top,PA.
Reading & Northern's 'Pacific' #425 coasts downhill with a special excursion bound for Jim Thorpe.
Reading & Northern #425 preparing for departure from RBMN's Penobscot Yard to pull an excursion train south to the town of Jim Thorpe, PA and return.
After getting their signal from NS, the Reading Turn heads through the south end of the RBMN Main Line at North Reading Yard and prepares to enter the NS Pottsville Branch at BELT interlocking.
Looking out of place in east-central PA, two ex-ATSF GP30u's (now classed as GP39RN's) head south passed a soybean field north of Port Clinton on the point of the Reading Turn.
The Reading Turn heads south through New Ringgold with 21 cars for NS at Reading with two former ATSF GP30u's for power.
The rear of the Delano Job enters Tamaqua Yard with 40 anthracite coal loads from Lehigh Natural Resources off the Greenwood Runner. These cars would be combined with another train and interchange... (more)