R&N Passenger Steam, Take 2! On October 8, 2022, a trip to the Reading & Northern Railroad to catch former Reading Railroad 4-8-4 T-1 RBMN 2102 running with a passenger train did not work out as planned. A recent repair did not hold up and the engine was taken out of service and replaced with diesels in Port Clinton before I was able to record a shot. However, on Saturday, October 29, 2022 during a return visit to the Lehigh Valley area, the T-1 did not disappoint, running with 18 coaches and no assistance. As it crossed Hometown Trestle near Tamaqua, Pennsylvania during the return trip to Reading, Pennsylvania under a crystal blue sky during the fall foliage season, a plume of smoke accents a wonderful scene towards the end of this engine's first year of service in decades.
From a hint of "Bee" (NKP 765), colorful "Bees" (KCS), "Bees" w/ "attitude", to "Bees" that "sting" your eyes, in their own way they have "Bee" on display! Equipment that "Buzzes" with Yellow & Black colors! ("Bees" can still "Bee" entering this "hive"!)