Nickel Plate 765 rolls into Pottstown, Pennsylvania on the former Reading main line. The well-travelled Berkshire is leading an excursion that came down the Reading’s New York line from Bound Broo... (more)
A Conrail SD80MAC pair are departing the small yard at Pottstown with a ballast train. The train was loaded during the prior week at a quarry in nearby Douglasville, PA.
Conrail U23B 2788 reaches the end of the Pottstown Industrial Track in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, and joins the former Reading main line at MP41, just west of Pottstown.
One of Conrail’s twelve U23B’s inherited from the Lehigh Valley trundles west on the Pottstown Industrial Track in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. The Pottstown Industrial Track was one of several remnan... (more)
As he pulls the cut lever on 7236, the conductor of the Snowflake Special gives the hand signal to the engineer telling him to proceed.
Colebrookdale Railroad's "Snowflake Special" coasts into the platform (out of frame to left) in Pottstown's Memorial Park, the southern terminus of the line and future location of new st... (more)
Plowing Snow. A mid March storm has dumped 12+ inches of snow on Eastern PA. One of the first trains through Pottstown after the storm was TV-2. After taking the photo, I had just enough... (more)
Conrail/LMS #720 & 721 are only a few days old as they lead an eastbound train of empty iron ore "jennies". The train is bound for the ore pier in Philadelphia for re-loading
64T, tied down at Stowe Yard with a very nice lashup, basks in the early morning sun.
The D&H dispatcher made a decision that didn’t sit well with railfans on August 23, 1992. On the previous day, train 700 had gone south with a CP M636/M424/M636 power consist, and expectations wer... (more)
1159 pulls the 61N with a load of empty gondolas past the old Reading Station. Photo by Shawn A Leightcap
1984 was a good year for the former Reading Company station in Pottstown, PA. The 56-year-old structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places, and it received a complete restoratio... (more)
With the S&A heritage unit in the lead, loaded oil train 66W is entering the small yard in Pottstown, PA where it will tie down
Stone train 63X heads up the opposite main at Pottstown by the classic Reading Company station in the late evening.
Standing outside and freezing at 20°F on this cold morning I ventured out to see the Central of New Jersey heritage unit roll through town.
Photo by Shawn A Leightcap