Reading & Northern 425 rushes out of Tamaqua Tunnel, with deafening stack talk becoming even louder upon the high-stepping pacific's exit.
Reading & Northern 425 leans into a curve at Jim Thorpe, along old CNJ trackage.
Reading & Northern 425 passes a man-made pond in Hecla during a run to New Ringgold.
Deep within the Lehigh Gorge, Reading & Northern 425 storms up the grade at Milepost 128, making work of her first public excursion of 2021.
Reading & Northern 425 climbs the grade on the old Lehigh Valley right of way, nearby the Milepost 126 signal.
Reading & Northern 425 storms out of Tamaqua Tunnel. Engineer Shane Frederickson yanks the throttle, just as the locomotive exits the tunnel, creating a deafening sound.
Reading & Northern 425 slowly crosses the Hometown High Bridge, giving passengers beautiful views of the valley below. This impressive structure spans 1,168 feet and rises 168 feet above the Littl... (more)
Reading & Northern 425 gallantly charges upgrade, completing the last leg of the Southbound climb towards Haucks. Tamaqua Summerfest 2021 offered photo opportunities unseen since 2019.
Reading & Northern 425 turns day into night, creating an extremely dramatic scene. The engineer works the throttle as the locomotive fails to hold its grip on the rails, causing the wheels to slip... (more)
During some of her first public outings of the year, Reading & Northern 425 crosses the Lehigh River, by means of this high-standing structure.
"Through the Tree Tunnel" - N&W 475 runs around her consist in Leamans Place, as seen through this tunnel of trees.
N&W 611 "Queen of Steam" pulls into the platform at Strasburg. Although not 100% prototypical to the N&W era, the B&W edit makes for a great photo op.
Its not even noon and the temperature has soared high into the nineties. Despite this, many train buffs are lined up at the Strasburg depot to view N&W 611 "Queen of Steam."
During a visit to a Strasburg, Norfolk & Western 611 guides a 9 car train into the platform, passing by J Tower.
"The Return of a Monarch" - Norfolk & Western 611 is affectionately nicknamed, "The Queen of Steam" on behalf of her great size and streamlining.