Although the last of the Pennsy steamers only operates on a mile or so of track, she's a great take for photographers because she makes much more frequent runs than a typical tourist line....often... (more)
1/15 SEC PAN SHOT of Pennsy Switcher #643 as she flies across the Williams Grove Show Grounds at a breath-taking 15 mph.
PRR 643 cleans the flues as she climbs the grade at the very end of her track on "Steam Engine Hill". While the 643 was built in 1901, her boiler was replaced in the 1940s and is in good shape. ... (more)
The only Pennsy steamer still in operation today is this B4a switcher built in 1901. Today, she is lovingly cared for by the Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Association and runs on a roug... (more)
PRR 643 waits in it's "home" before the Mother's Day steam exhibition at the "Grove
PRR 643 on one of her many runs Mothers Day weekend at the 'Grove
The ground flies by, even at 10mph
The last operating PRR steam locomotive leaves the station on it's 2 mile run, on the 1st day of operation for 2008
It is possible to pan an active Pennsylvania steam engine, just a much smaller engine than most would hope for. PRR 0-6-0 643 put on a show during the Baltimore Chapter NRHS charter last May.
Altoona built 0-6-0 leaves the loading platform on it's short route on track owned and maintained by the Williams Grove Steam Engine Assoc.
The crew of 643 waits for the last of the passengers to load before leaving the station
106 year old PRR 643 leaves the station for its 2 mile trip.
PRR 643 nears the end of the line. Soon it will reverse the mile or so back to the station to pick up another load of passengers
The rear end crew keeps an eye on things as the train rolls down the line. They're on a N6b caboose built by the PRR in 1916
The PRR's last operating steam engine passes a pile of 85lb rail