Reading T-1 4-8-4s 2124 and 2100 perform a photo run along the Schuylkill River with an Iron Horse Ramble. These Rambles may have been the finest railfan excursions ever as the Reading went all ou... (more)
No. 425 is getting steam up for the passenger excursion from Port Clinton to Jim Thorpe, PA. The weather was cloudy and wet but 425 looked great wrapped in a steam blanket.
After arriving back in Port Clinton, SD40-2 3055 and SD50 5014 break down the passenger train and put the cars away while 425 headed back to the engine house. Here, 3055 slowly pulls forward to pu... (more)
It's not often you see... a steam engine used to move diesels around a yard. After returning from Pittston, SW-8M 803 and SD38 2000 were sitting on 425's usual center track at the engine ho... (more)
An excited fan (no, it was not me!) anxiously awaits Four-And-A-Quarter's departure from a rainy Port Clinton.
R&N 425 disguises herself as a cloud of steam on a rainy National Train Day.
While scouting for the next day's 425 trip, we passed this southbound near Molino. A quick U-turn and a quick trip down Route 61 netted this shot of the train entering Port Clinton.
After 10 years of sitting idle & 2 years of restoration, the 425 is making a final test run before returning to excursion service in June. View more of my photos at http://mst145.rrpicturearchive... (more)
Reading & Northern's 425 is being prepared for a test run to Hickory Run State Park.
Reading & Northern's 425 rumbles north just after leaving it's headquarters in Port Clinton, PA.
The final test run before the 425 returns to passenger service next month. It has been under restoration for over the past 10 years. View more of my photos at http://mst145.rrpicturearchives.net
RBMN 2004 idles on a january night waiting to be picked up by the Reading Turn.
This series is dedicated to the men and women responsible for the rebirth of steam in the form of R&N #425.
Man, machine and steam... a new day dawns in Berks County, PA. bw
The human element... Preparing for the inaugural break in run unassisted. Many thanks to Andy Muller and the men and woman of the R&N, standing proudly behind a proud railroad heritage.