With its characteristic emulation of the sound of a Boeing 737 at takeoff, the 425 nears the top of the grade out of Tamaqua, hammering the 140-pound jointed rails of the old Reading Railroad.
The first annual Reading and Northern Autumn Leaf excursion arrives at Jim Thorpe, PA, with Pacific 425 and SD40-2 3052 lead the way towards the station, which lies just around the corner.
"Jim Thorpe Arrival"
An early morning wake up call finds me outside of the Reading & Northern steam shops in Port Clinton, PA on October 13th, 2018. R&N #425 has just woken up from her slumber and with most of her 210... (more)
Reading and Northern 425 storms up the grade in Nesquehoning.
Reading and Northern 425 pulls an excursion from Penobscot, PA to Jim Thorpe, PA on a chilly September morning.
Cool, damp weather brought out the best of steam for the first of only two days of operations scheduled for this year for No. 425 in the Lehigh Gorge. It returns in October for four trips from th... (more)
With a full 15 car train of tourists who flocked to the Reading and Northern to ride behind a vintage steam engine to see Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania and attend the autumn leaf festival, the 425 high... (more)
An unlikely doubleheader of a 4-6-2 leading an 0-6-0 is plying the snowy rails along the West Branch of the Schuylkill. I wonder if the late H. Stafford Bryant (author of "The Georgian Locom... (more)
Under a cloudy sky, Reading and Northern 425 charges through Nesquehoning with the stack roaring and ground thumping.
With a 15 car train full of tourists and railfans alike in tow, Reading and Northern 425 highballs towards Jim Thorpe with engineer Shane Frederickson keeping an eye on the line ahead.
As the sun begins to set on the Pennsylvania countryside, Reading and Northern 425 races towards Outer Station to finish its trip for the day.
Leaving Snowy Jim Thorpe. A band of overnight snow showers have pretty much abated as Reading & Northern's #425 takes a passenger train north out of Jim Thorpe Station. The restored CNJ S... (more)
MM 124.9 - Glen Onoko. A light snow begins to fall in the rock cut at Glen Onoko as the Reading & Northern's Locomotive 425 hustles her express passenger train out of the Lehigh Gorge, towa... (more)