Currently the only operating Pennsylvania Railroad steam locomotive, No. 643 was built by the Altoona Machine Shops as their C/N 2184, Class B4a, in June, 1901. The Pennsy sold her to the Central... (more)
A look down the tracks from the fireman's side of PRR 643.
We awoke today to an ice storm, and the lead engine of HS12 is about to encounter ice covered tree branches. The conditions today were so bad that HS12 had 2 GP38-2s and a GP40-2 for power.
Conductor braves the -4F windchill as local creeps up to switch that he'll have to throw before they can continue their westbound journey
Westbound local is "paced" by a Bimmer on Main Street
I heard it long before I saw it. NS local comes out of the fog towards the Purina Mills plant
It is possible to pan an active Pennsylvania steam engine, just a much smaller engine than most would hope for. PRR 0-6-0 643 put on a show during the Baltimore Chapter NRHS charter last May.
The only color today is from stopping cars as NS local backs up traffic on Main Street in a driving morning rain, as it nears the switch to the spur to Purina Mills
NS local's about to cross the Arch Street crossing, and pretty much cut the borough in half
As 16T flashes by, the shadow of the crossing gate can be seen on the boxcar
Lead unit of NS 227 hits the crossing at Winding Hill Rd in the late evening light. The barn in the background is slated to be torn down, so get your shots while you can
Local HS12 leaves a cut of cars on the siding so they can switch the Fry Communications printing plant.
NS local nears its final destination..the Fry Publications printing plant in New Kingstown
A farmer gives a wave as a PRR 0-6-0 switches a small yard. Thanks to the Baltimore Chapter NRHS for arranging the photo charter and the kid on the tractor for posing on a beautiful Mother's Day.
Westbound local passes real estate office that was once a feed mill...and in the Civil War a field hospital