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)
Dashing through the snow. At track speed, a Reading & Northern express passenger train races south toward Glen Onoko, through a snow storm in the Lehigh River Gorge.
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Reading & Northern 425 leads an Autumn Leaf Excursion over the 1000 foot long, 168 foot tall Hometown High Bridge on its way to Jim Thorpe.
On a gorgeous fall evening, Reading & Northern 425 leads the first autumn leaf excursion of the year at Miller's Crossing, bound for Port Clinton and the new Outer Station.
The 425 is nearing the summit with 14 cars and an assist from EMD, with the signal beckoning her toward Nesquehoning Junction. The branch to the left leads to Delano Junction.
The 425 pauses while the trainman bends the iron from the Tremont Branch to the Minersville Branch.
A PRR cabin car sits patiently in the background as the Hogger watches for signals from his brakeman while making switching movements in the east end of the CNJ yard at Jim Thorpe.
Splitting EardrumsReading & Northern's ex-GM&O Pacific has a bit of a reputation for being one really loud locomotive. It doesn't help that the narrow walls of the Lehigh Gorge only... (more)