With a cacophony of stack talk, Reading T1 4-8-4 #2102 crests the grade and splits the signals at CP Haucks heading north to Jim Thorpe, PA on 9/3/22.
Local landowners look on with great intent since word has reached their ears that a steam locomotive has returned to the former Reading mainline. Working hard on the last two tenths of a mile to c... (more)
RBMN 3051 leading a long NRFF on the steepest portion of the grade on former RDG trackage in Barnesville. I took a different approach to photographing this location by having the locomotive as an ... (more)
Having crested the grade heading North to Jim Thorpe, OSJT (Outer Station-Jim Thorpe) passes the photo line at CP Haucks on August 13, 2022.
A Gilberton to North Reading coal drag approaches East Mahanoy Jct. on the M&S Branch, passing some MOW equipment.
A GP38-2 leans into the curve on the approach to Carbon on the point of the RBMN's OCS.
Reading & Northern's 2102 passes the signals at Haucks on their southbound trip back to Reading. The installation here is fairly new, but the RBMN has done a nice job keeping the infrastructure si... (more)
With wheel slips aplenty due to the heavy rain, Reading & Northern charges across the Marian Ave crossing near Barnesville, PA with a train of 50 empty hoppers in tow. The train was being run as a... (more)
Now in the teeth of the grade and battling wet rails in the midst of a heavy downpour, T-1 #2102 puts on an impressive display of big steam power as it brings upgrade through the "S" cur... (more)
After a dreary morning run to Jim Thorpe, the sun has joined the thousands out chasing former Reading T-1 #2102 pulling its first Ramble of its reborn career, The train is seen here approaching th... (more)
Conductor Chip Allen gives a wave as NRFF passes through East Mahanoy Jct. on a cool fall day.
Following a multi-year restoration by the talented folks at the Reading and Northern Railroad, former Reading Company T-1 #2102 makes short work of the 50 empties behind her as she blasts upgrade ... (more)
NRFF heads to Jim Thorpe with an SD50 pair for power as they split the searchlights at East Mahanoy Jct.
The NB NRFF at East Mahanoy Jct with the special painted Fast Freight 5019 leading the way
NRFF By The Goal Posts. On Wednesday, May 19, 2021, the "Fast Freight" schemed SD50-2 5019 lead the Reading & Northern's North Reading Fast Freight, seen here passing the searchli... (more)