RailPictures.Net Photo: CPR 2317 Steamtown National Historic Site Steam 4-6-2 at Nicholson, Pennsylvania by Mike Del Vecchio
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» Steamtown National Historic Site (more..)
» Steam 4-6-2 (more..)
» Tunkhannock Viaduct (more..)
» Nicholson, Pennsylvania, USA (more..)
» September 20, 1992
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» CPR 2317 (more..)
» Unknown
» Mike Del Vecchio (more..)
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It must be early in the morning to see the sun on this side of the colossal Tunkhannock Viaduct, but such was the case here with this Steamtown doubleheader in 1992. The plume is a perfect white as it reflects in the waters of Tunkhannock Creek. Steamtown trains before the Grand Opening in 1994 were running to Kingsley on the Canadian Pacific main line, allowing riders to cross both the majestic Kingsley Viaduct and its loftier bigger brother Tunkhannock each way. On the northward trip (westbound), the Steamtown trains usually paused on Tunkhannock so riders could savor the aircraft-like view. On this early morning trip, the excursion did not stop, but rather ran at track speed as if a freight train were chasing it, giving this photographer a perfect high-speed plume laying back over the train like a line on a ball field. We are talking more than 20 years ago, but I don't recall any other photographers joining me over the waters for which the world's largest reinforced concrete railroad bridge had been named. Naming the concrete viaducts for the rivers beneath them was the Lackawanna Railroad tradition. East to west: Paulins Kill, Delaware River, Tunkhannock and Martins Creek.
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