The legendary Fred Mattison ascends to the cab of Number 90 (2-10-0) on December 30, 2016 after briefing the assembled masses about the morning's revenue freight run, which would be a coal powered... (more)
In a wonderful sunset, SRC #475 races home on Long's Curve on her last day of operation prior to her mandatory 1472 inspection. #475 is expected to be back in action sometime in 2019.
"The Flying M": Engineman Aaron Sholley sits comfortably in the right hand seat of N&W #475 as she races through the weeds and fields surrounding Long's Curve outside of Paradise, Pennsy... (more)
Norfolk & Western No. 382, simmers under a starry night awaiting a call to service. Might be some time, however, as this 4-8-0 is actually Strasburg Rail Road's No. 475 dressed as No. 382 - only ... (more)
"Brothers": Engineer Aaron Sholley, in the right hand seat of N&W M Class #475, gives a friendly wave and "high-five" to his fellow Engineman Dave Lotfi. To the workers at the ... (more)
N&W #475 approaches the siding at Groff's Grove as GW #90 awaits the highball for the final westbound leg of her journey.
"Along the Blacksburg Branch": Amidst a classic farm scene N&W #475 eases her way into Groff's Grove outside of Paradise, Pennsylvania. The Strasburg Rail Road is likely one of the most ... (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.
"Two Train Service": Engineer Aaron Sholley guides N&W #475 and the 10:30 am train into the siding at Groff's Grove as Great Western decapod #90 builds steam in preparation for her assau... (more)
"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)
"A Man of Steam Part 2": The silhouette of Dave Domitrovich, stands out from the steam engulfing both him and the N&W M Class he is aboard, as #475 clears her lungs on the blowdown pad a... (more)
"Student and Teacher": Student Hostler and Fireman Gabe Bocchino warms up the air pump on N&W M Class #475 as his mentor Engineman Dave Domitrovich, while blowing down Great Western deca... (more)
The Hogger Dave Domitrovich looks intently out of his side window on the former Great Western decapod.
"Meeting of the Minds": Enginemen Aaron Sholley, Dave Domitrovich and Student Hostler and Fireman Gabe Bocchino chat in the early morning hours inside the enginehouse at East Strasburg a... (more)