As the final passengers board the train towards the end of the platform, the fireman gives 425 a full head of steam for departure, as proven by the popping safety valve. In a few minutes, the 3:00... (more)
Departing Jim Thorpe with cylinder cocks wide open, 425 surrounds itself with exhaust while giving the nearby cars a pressurized steam cleaning.
Thunder in the GorgeFour and a Quarter charges unassisted thru the rock cut at Glen Onoko, splitting my ear drums with the sound of her exhaust at 40 mph echoing off the rock walls.... (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.
Middle of winter steam charter in PA? Done!
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.
Pacific Steam Locomotive #425 deadheads back to Port Clinton, PA after a day of pulling excursions for the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway out of Jim Thorpe.
"Four and a quarter" stays warm facing two days of photo charters beginning the next morning.
425 blasts out of Tamaqua Tunnel with her short passenger consist during a Lerro Productions photo runby
RBMN 425 burns through the switches on the old Reading Company main at Port Clinton, Pennsylvania.
Reading & Northern 4-6-2 #425 leads a Port Clinton to Jim Thorpe, PA fall foliage excursion along the banks of Lake Hauto on a beautiful fall morning. [October 2016]
Reading and Northern's Annual Fall Foliage trip thunders toward Jim Thorpe just east of Haucks Interlocking. This was the final of four trips run over the last two weekends and this one was extra ... (more)