#89 leans into the start of Long's Curve outside of Paradise Pennsylvania as she races home on an early spring afternoon.
"Shades of Spring": SRC #89 shuffles by the freight cars stored in the Groff's Grove siding as patches of violet-colored wildflowers begin to pop up out of the ground signaling a change ... (more)
"Going Deep!": In full windup, Engineman Fred Mattison is about to launch a scoop of coal towards the front of the firebox on SRC #89. Since her firebox sits between the rear drivers, #8... (more)
"Keeping them looking pretty!": Engineer Fred Mattison wipes down the rods of SRC #89 to help polish off any last minute grime and dirt so that the onlookers at the East Strasburg station can take... (more)
"Turning Back the Clock": SRC #89 coasts downgrade into the East Strasburg yard complex during an early spring morning surrounded by the farms of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. I sure w... (more)
Engineer Fred Mattison with a keen eye looks over his 1910 Canadian Locomotive Works product.
Engineer Fred Mattison and Student Fireman/Hostler Gabe Bocchino go over some small items prior to a day of steam railroading with SRC #89.
Engineer Fred Mattison is about to climb onto his steed during dawn of an early spring morning outside of Strasburg, Pennsylvania.
Fireman and Hostler Gabe Bocchino climbs aboard CN mogul #89 as Fred Mattison sits at the hero's throne preparing to take his locomotive for a warm up spin towards the Paradise Lane crossing just ... (more)
Cotton ball shaped clouds dot the sky above the East Strasburg complex as SRC #89 blows down her boiler.
"A new day": Fred Mattison climbs aboard SRC #89 at the start of another day on the Road to Paradise.
We're Bringing Her Home- For the first time since 1966, Nickel Plate 757 is on the move out of Lancaster County, PA. Seen here from the toasty warm interior of NKP caboose 783, B... (more)
Aaron Sholley is in the hero's throne of N&W #475 as the 10:30 am train is shoved into the East Strasburg station to board its eager passengers for a trip across Paradise.
"A Window in Time": Student Hostler and Fireman Gabe Bocchino is shrouded in steam as he blows down N&W #475. Even for such a simple task, one definitely has to appreciate how many worke... (more)