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The Coal Region
Once one of the most bustling areas of the country, the Coal Region of Central Pennsylvania holds many memories of heavy industries rooted deep in the depths of the Anthracite Coal veins.
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Photo ID: 679593

Laboring here in a relentless drizzle is about the biggest 0-6-0 that anyone could ever build, dwarfing the pacing pickup truck along Railroad Street.

Railroad: Central Railroad of New Jersey
Locomotive: Steam 0-6-0
Location: Cressona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CNJ 113
Train ID: Santa Claus Special
Photo Date: December 02, 2018


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Dec 03, 2018

Views: 2,137
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Photo ID: 679446

The impressive CNJ 0-6-0 No. 113, panned crossing Beckville Road. The "6S46" on the side of the cab signifies its railroad classification- "6-wheeled Switcher, 46,000 pounds tracti... (more)

Railroad: Central Railroad of New Jersey
Locomotive: Steam 0-6-0
Location: Cressona, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: CNJ 113
Train ID: Santa Claus Special
Photo Date: December 02, 2018


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By: Bob Kise

Added: Dec 02, 2018

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Photo ID: 660618

The West Hazleton Fast Freight drops downgrade at Haucks, where the Hazleton Line (former RDG Catawissa Branch) joins the Main Line to Reading.

Railroad: Reading & Northern
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Haucks, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: RBMN 3055
Train ID: RBMN WHFF
Photo Date: June 07, 2018


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By: Chip Allen

Added: Jun 09, 2018

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Photo ID: 655962

Mount Carmel Junction Maneuvers – 5

Blue Mountain Reading & Northern engineer U33B is now on the east end of its train, and will begin switching International Paper in Mount Carmel... (more)

Railroad: Reading & Northern
Locomotive: GE U33B
Location: Mount Carmel Junction, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: RBMN 3301
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 20, 1992


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Apr 25, 2018

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Photo ID: 655928

Mount Carmel Junction Maneuvers – 4

Blue Mountain Reading & Northern engineer Mike Bednar gooses his U33B as it pulls out of the siding and prepares to couple to the east end of it... (more)

Railroad: Reading & Northern
Locomotive: GE U33B
Location: Mount Carmel Junction, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: RBMN 3301
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 20, 1992


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Apr 24, 2018

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Photo ID: 655858

Mount Carmel Junction Maneuvers – 3

After placing empty covered hoppers from the explosives plant on the main line, the RBM&N’s engineer has pulled his U33B into the siding, and th... (more)

Railroad: Reading & Northern
Locomotive: GE U33B
Location: Mount Carmel Junction, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: RBMN 3301
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 20, 1992


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Apr 24, 2018

Views: 1,575
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Photo ID: 655749

Mount Carmel Junction Maneuvers – 2

The crew of Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern’s job out of Port Clinton, Pennsylvania is preparing to get its U33B to the other end of its train... (more)

Railroad: Reading & Northern
Locomotive: GE U33B
Location: Mount Carmel Junction, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: RBMN 3301
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 20, 1992


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Apr 23, 2018

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Photo ID: 655674

Mount Carmel Junction Maneuvers – 1

On a brisk February morning, the Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern’s job out of Port Clinton, Pennsylvania is literally around the bend from its... (more)

Railroad: Reading & Northern
Locomotive: GE U33B
Location: Mount Carmel Junction, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: RBMN 3301
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 20, 1992


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Apr 22, 2018

Views: 1,384
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Photo ID: 614623

All in a Day’s Work

The Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern serves a small explosives manufacturing plant at Mount Carmel Junction, Pennsylvania. Since there is no runaround track ne... (more)

Railroad: Reading & Northern
Locomotive: Covered Hopper
Location: Mount Carmel Junction, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: LN 242633
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 20, 1992


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Apr 27, 2017

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Photo ID: 614485

After slowing to make sure that no one is going to slide into the grade crossing, the engineer notches out Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern U33B 3301 as it works through the sleepy village of Loc... (more)

Railroad: Reading & Northern
Locomotive: GE U33B
Location: Locust Gap, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: RBMN 3301
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 20, 1992


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Apr 26, 2017

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Photo ID: 580904

A mining locomotive rests deep under the ground of McDade Park in Scranton as part of the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour.

Railroad: Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour
Locomotive: Mining Locomotive
Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: None
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June 09, 2016


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By: Steve Barry / www.railroadphotographer.com

Added: Jun 24, 2016

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Photo ID: 562263

The Blue Mountain, Reading, and Northern local from Port Clinton to Mount Carmel Junction is approaching Gordon. The last two covered hoppers, bound for Mount Carmel Junction, have been dropped on... (more)

Railroad: Reading & Northern
Locomotive: GE U33B
Location: Gordon, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: R&N 3301
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 17, 1992


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By: Doug Lilly

Added: Jan 16, 2016

Views: 2,322
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Photo ID: 553031

A Reading & Northern fan trip stops at "Nora" where R&N trackage ends and the Shamokin Valley Railroad begins.

Railroad: Reading & Northern
Locomotive: GE U23B
Location: Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: RBMN 2397
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 02, 1995


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By: Steve Barry / www.railroadphotographer.com

Added: Nov 04, 2015

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Photo ID: 171523

A former Lehigh Valley U23B leads a pair of CF7s on a coal drag headed out of the yard at Hazleton, PA.

Railroad: Reading & Northern
Locomotive: GE U23B
Location: Hazleton, Pennsylvania, USA
Locomotive #: RN 2398
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 12, 1999


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By: VirginiaSouthern

Added: Jan 13, 2007

Views: 2,354
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