A scene that's been repeated thousands of times at this very location, albeit with different equipment, was replayed once more today. An export unit coal train is being assembled at St. Nicholas (... (more)
A Strange Turn of EventsNormally, there's no freight traffic on the Minersville branch on a Saturday, but due to some extraneous circumstances (a minor derailment, I heard) near Tre... (more)
In the blink of an eye, R&N #425 races across the bridge at Glen Onoko falls carrying eager passengers towards Old Penn Haven during July 4th weekend festivities. This bridge is shared between the... (more)
Blast off in 3...2...1... R&N #425 has the highball and with 210 pounds of steam quickly accelerates up through the Lehigh Gorge State Park putting on a show for railfans and passengers alike.
The master and the apprentice: Engineer Chris Bost, a veteran of the Reading & Northern steam team for over 30 years, speaks with Tim Haefner about the ins and outs of former GM&O #425. Passing on... (more)
Man and his Machine: Engineer Shane Frederickson in a backlit morning scene monitors the steam gauge as he prepares to unleash 210 lbs of steam on the Lehigh Gorge State Park.
Storming up grade, through downtown Tamaqua, the NRWH-04 makes a run for the mountain on this beautiful 4th of July 2017. The two SD40-2's have the sand, exhaust and Old Glory flying proudly as th... (more)
Middle of winter steam charter in PA? Done!
A pair of R&N SD38s power a export coal train in the process of being loaded near Minersville, PA. [Oct. 2016]
R&N #425, with her throttle to the roof and the nation's colors waving in the wind, makes the grade at Glen Onoko with a train full of railfans for Memorial Day weekend 2017.
Reading & Northern freight southbound through Zehners.
Railfans board R&N's RDC pair at Tamaqua after a brief station stop before returning to Port Clinton, PA.
Reading & Northern's blue SD50 takes a break from the Lehigh Gorge Scenic to lend a hand with a freight through Nesquehoning, PA.
The Reading & Northern logo as featured on its RDC's (Rail Diesel Cars) - No. 9166, here, in acknowledgment of its origins in 1983 primarily as an Anthracite Coal Hauling Short Line Railroad. Tod... (more)
Reading & Northern's RDC's make a run through Orwigsburg, PA, while on a return trip from Jim Thorpe.