The Reading station in Hamburg, Pennsylvania, now long gone, was still intact during the Reading sesquicentennial celebration in 1983. Here a Reading – Pottsville excursion to celebrate the event ... (more)
In celebration of the sesquicentennial of the founding of the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad, a series of excursions were conducted on various Reading lines. With no serviceable Reading steam loc... (more)
George Hart’s ex-Canadian Pacific 4-6-0 most probably spent most of its common carrier life plying branch lines in Canada. It continued in branch line service on ex-CNJ trackage out of Jim Thorpe,... (more)
Saturday, October 25, 1975 dawned as miserably as any autumn day could. Rain came in waves, with frequent downpours. Nonetheless, I was going out to take photos, because a double-headed steam excu... (more)
Canadian Pacific 4-6-0 #972 awaits a hopeful return to service at the Strasburg Railroad. A partially-built Belpaire firebox was added by SRC in 1997-98 - an attempt, long before the arrival of ... (more)
By 1985, patronage on the Jim Thorpe-based excursions had grown, as witnessed by this three-car train leaving Jim Thorpe. With the acquisition of the ex-CNJ trackage by the county, extended excurs... (more)
George Hart's CP ten-wheeler leads a one-car excursion past the former CNJ engine facility in Mauch Chunk yard. To the right is the stone oil house, and the top of the turntable can be seen over t... (more)
Canadian Pacific 4-6-0 #972 This engine was built by Montreal Locomotive Works, Montreal, Canada on 9/1912 for Canadian Pacific Railway. It was sold on 12/31/1965 to George M. Hart at Rai... (more)
George Hart's ten wheeler and FEC 4-6-2 #148 doublehead excursion train through the rain and mist.
George Hart's ex-Canadian Pacific 972 awaits another day of service.