Reading Blue Mountain & Northern 425 sits before the turntable at Jim Thorpe, Waiting on the return trip to Reading on one of the railroads fall foliage excursions
On a crisp fall morning, Reading and Northern 425 awakes the little town of Port Clinton as it brings its train in for station stop on the way to Jim Thorpe. The 1928 Baldwin Pacific is seen passi... (more)
just before Sunrise, Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Pacific 425 has just recently been awakened for another days work, and prepares to head towards Reading Outer Station for a fall foliage run... (more)
"Frosty": Reading & Northern #425 simmers on the turntable lead on a cold Christmas Eve 2019 morning outside of Port Clinton, Pennsylvania.
Reading & Northern #425 blew down her boiler on the mainline outside of her home in Port Clinton, PA on the cold but clear morning of December 24, 2019 sending last year's fallen leaves for a stea... (more)
"Station Scenes": Back lit against the morning sun, ex-Gulf Mobile & Ohio pacific #425 met her train at the Reading Outer Station in Reading, PA on December 24, 2019. For the entire mont... (more)
Frigid and sub-zero centigrade temperatures have frozen water runoff on the rock formations outside of the Reading & Northern’s steam shops in Port Clinton, Pennsylvania as the former Gulf Mobile ... (more)
"Majestic": Reading & Northern #425's headlight beam provides some illumination on the early morning of December 24, 2019. Engineer Shane Frederickson chats with his son Ryan Frederickso... (more)
Engineer Shane Frederickson warms up ex-GM&O #425's cross compound air pump on the cold morning of December 24, 2019.
"Anticipation": Fireman Ryan Frederickson manned the switch outside of the Port Clinton steam shops on October 19, 2019 as Reading & Northern #425 gave a wake-up call to the sleepy railr... (more)
Reading & Northern #425 frames out the turntable as she creeps out of her home in Port Clinton, Pennsylvania.
"A Monochrome Morning": Reading & Northern #425 and her crew busily prepare for another day of hauling passengers along the former Reading Railroad and Central of New Jersey right-of-way... (more)
RN 425 simmers outside the Reading and Northern steam shops before another day of excursions the following day.
Steam outlines the supports of the turntable outside of the steam shops in Port Clinton, PA as R&N #425 returns to the high iron for another day hauling passengers through anthracite coal country.... (more)